You’ve heard it everywhere, on the radio, on tv….it’s “the end of summer.” This might technically be true, but sometimes that’s hard to believe when you live in California. I remember, my first Halloween in California was spent trying to skim board in Laguna. I posted a video on Facebook and you better believe I got a lot of shit from my Michigan friends. They were not happy seeing me at the beach while they were in coats.
In Tuesday’s post
, I shared how I was lacking a bit of inspiration for the holiday line. I wondered if part of this is because I am not in that state of mind yet. Many of you suggested taking a break, stepping away from work for a bit. So I did just that.
I got excited about the holidays. I could imagine that chill in the air, the feeling of going into a warmer house. I got excited for pumpkin picking. Pumpkin carving. Roasting pumpkin seeds. Drinking hot apple cider. I picked up on some new holiday decor and put them around the house as soon as I got home. (Apparently I like pumpkins??)It was a nice change of pace from a normal work day and it left me feeling excited for the next season. J, of course, comes home and is like “It’s not fall yet!!” Quite frankly, it’s never really fall in California but hey, I need to get into the mentality for business purposes, ok?
Yesterday, after I took Etsy
orders to the post office, I took some time off and went to Michael’s. I knew I would be surrounded by fall (and winter) crafts, and was bound to find some inspiration. And you know what? It worked like a charm.