7 reasons to love Autumn

Autumn.  I love everything about it.

(Or Fall to our American friends!)

From early Autumn when I can still wear my flip flops (because I hate sweaty feet!) to the throws (no pun intended) of Autumn when I like socks and boots or cosy slippers.

From early Autumn when I can still sit in the garden with hubby with said flip flops on, writing my goals, sipping on a herbal tea, dog at my feet, 8yo pottering in an out.  To the throws of Autumn when I’ve got the layers on and we’re planning various home projects from dining room rejigs with feature walls , and bathroom refits to a kitchen refurbishment.

From early Autumn when the temperature in the air changes after a balmy summer, when you can feel the air changing and you feel the slightly damp and cold after stepping outside for the first time in a morning.  To the throws of Autumn when there’s a definite crispness to the air, a cool feel as you pull your jacket collar up closer around your neck to keep the chill out.

7 Reasons to Love Autumn

From early Autumn when I slip a thin jacket on over my top to go outside, to keep the slight chill out.  To the throws of Autumn when the jacket gets thicker and I keep my gloves in my pockets, just in case, because I can’t stand cold hands.

From early Autumn when I begin to sort through my summer clothes and dig out the thicker clothes in a bid to declutter.  To the throws of Autumn when the thick coats have firmly taken their place on the coat pegs that were barely used in the Summer.

From early Autumn when I determinedly still hang my washing out on a semi-dry day just to get some air to it.  To the throws of Autumn when a load of washing goes straight in the tumble drier because we’ve really no room for a clothes horse and anyway, drying clothes inside is bad for your health and the house.

From early Autumn when I love to see the sparkle of fairy lights in our hygged-up living room and I can see them slightly earlier as the nights begin to draw in.  To the throws of Autumn when the clocks go back, the blinds get pulled, the sparkly fairy lights go on and a little bit of indulgence in the form of hibernation begins.  🙂

What do you love about Autumn?  Tell me in the comments below or tweet me @AllSortsHere .  I’d love to know!

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Essential accessories to hygge your home for Autumn

Essential Accessories to Hygge your Home for Autumn

We’ve recently given our living space a lick of paint and a freshen up.  It took a while to find the perfect shade of paint for the walls and we did the skirting boards a different shade to contrast.  Turns out that hubby seems to have an eye for interior design and presented me with this scene which I loved.

Essential Accessories to Hygge your Home for Autumn

On a night-time, it really does feel cosy (so you kind of have to use your imagination for this daylight shot!).  I thought I’d share what we’ve got in our hygged-up home.  (these are not the exact items but very similar.  I couldn’t find the exact ones we’ve got online)

 

I love how these fairy lights are battery powered because our house is short on sockets.  And the sockets we do have are all used up!  So to find these battery powered lights was amazeballs…  I love fairy lights, hubby loves them (and not just because I do) and our 8yo love them too.  They even seem to chill the dog out.  What’s not to love?

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So this house plant might not be exactly like ours but it’ll give the same effect.  Live plants are best of course, because of the oxygen they release.  I’ve read that spikey plants are not good for feng shui so I’ve had a word with hubby and he knows for next time!

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No home of ours would be complete without candles and pretty candle holders and lanterns.  Love love love them and as long as they’re high enough for the dog/cat not to get to them, they’re an essential addition, creating a chilled out, relaxed mood.  Bliss!

 

Put all this together and what have you got?  A hygged-up home! 

Our home 🙂

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Do you like our accessories?  Have you hygged-up your home?  Tell me about it in the comments or tweet me @AllSortsHere  

I’d love to hear from you!  Thanks.

This is a collaborative post and it contains affiliate links which means I get a little something if you buy something from this post, at no extra cost to you 🙂 

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Win a Neyland Star Tartan Wingback Tub Chair

Win a Neyland Star Tartan Wingback Tub Chair

We all relish the thought of relaxing in a comfy chair don’t we?

A chair that’s not only comfy but supportive, stylish and hard-wearing and a tub chair ticks all the boxes!  They were traditionally designed to keep in warmth by a fireplace.  So why break with tradition?

Dreaming of curling up in a tub chair…

We might not need the warmth in our modern living but don’t let that stop you dreaming of curling up in a tub chair with a cat, a cuppa on a small side table and your favourite book in hand.

 

But why dream?

But why dream?  You could be living the dream and cosying up in this competition from Tub Chairs to win a chair (worth £245).  Simply enter by retweeting the status below and following @Tub_Chairs on twitter (and don’t forget to read their terms and conditions.)  Competition is open to UK residents and ends on 31st January 2018.  You’ve got to be in it to win it!

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How do you cosy up in your favourite comfy chair?   I’d love to know.  Please comment below or tweet me @AllSortsHere. Thanks!

 

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