Fall Defined

Courtesy of Frances Buchan

Photos by Steve Smith, VisionFire Studios

Your back-to-school lesson on cozy and cute

“Autumn…the year’s last, loveliest smile.” – William Cullen Bryant

autumn [noun]: the season after summer and before winter
• A time of crisp breezes and apple crisp
• The memory of newly sharpened pencils and the smell of freshly raked leaves
• Gently fading sunshine and dipping temperatures
• Our thoughts turning to all things cozy and comforting

Put the Kettle On

tea [noun]: a beverage prepared from tea leaves by infusion with boiling water
• Soothes shattered nerves and makes everything better
• Best served in a tea pot with a charming cozy
Tea pot and tea cozy courtesy of Frances Buchan

Quirky Quilts

quilt [noun]: a warm bed covering made of padding enclosed between layers of fabric and kept in place by lines of stitching, typically applied in a decorative design
• Frosty mornings are no match for a beautifully crafted quilt
• Spend an afternoon curled up under a cherished throw reading your favourite book
Quilt courtesy of Wendy Pehrsson

Don’t Put All Your Eggs in One Basket

egg [noun]: an oval object enclosed in a chalky shell
• A tasty breakfast option kept warm by an adorable egg cozy
• Sunday brunch on a glorious fall morning
Egg cozy courtesy of Frances Buchan

All Dolled Up

doll [noun]: a small figure used as a child’s toy
• A stylish outfit is a must for those chilly days spent out of the toy box
• Accessorize with a matching hat and mittens
Doll clothing courtesy of Frances Buchan

It’s a Ruff Life

dog [noun]: a highly valuable domestic animal
• Your furry best friend deserves a fashionable sweater on a frigid morning stroll
• Sit. Stay. Good dog.
From the closet of Panda Blair (Cindy’s pooch)

“The only time to eat diet food is while you’re waiting for the steak to cook” – Julia Child

casserole [noun]: a large covered dish used for cooking casseroles
• Autumn is the best time for hearty comfort food
• Created in 1955, the Campbell’s Green Bean Casserole is a classic
Casserole dishes courtesy of Cindy Blair

Cut a Rug

rug [noun]: a floor covering of thick woven material, typically not extending over the entire floor
• Attractive way to add warmth and colour to any room
• Keeps your tootsies toasty
Area rug courtesy of Angela’s Home Décor