I find creative inspiration in many places; most recently I was inspired by the new fall cup at Starbucks. I went in to get coffee for my husband and came away with the coffee, a box of Pumpkin Spice Latte instant beverage packets, a clean, unused fall Starbucks cup and a head full of excitement.
The arrival of fall is exciting for Ellie, and so I have marked the occasion with small surprises for many years. When the kids were younger I would set out fun fall things like crazy socks, fall scented lotions, etc. This year it was a bit more decorative and a low key. I spent some of my lunch times drawing, painting and cutting out the assorted leaves, pumpkins and branches that I made. I scattered them on the table with mini pumpkins and the packets of Pumpkin Spice Latte. I was very pleased with the way it turned out. I went to bed, excited and hopeful that it would make today a tad bit more special for the kids (or young adults, really).
Ellie decided to dye her brown. I like it.