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Fall Homemaking | Cozy Fall Baking and Mums

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Come along for some Fall Homemaking with Cozy Fall Baking and Mums.

Fall has come to us. The morning air is crisp, and we are finally getting some rain later this week.

cored apples ready for baking

I have decided to make baked apples this morning for breakfast as a special treat. You can find the recipe link below.

I love mornings like these. When the windows are open and we are just getting things started for the day.

In all the things I get to do in my life. None compares to the fulfillment I get from going about creating life within my home. I realize that the reality of homemaking isn’t just about keeping a home. But in the purpose of the work itself and the heart behind it.

We have this unique opportunity to create lasting memories and fond feelings of home.

baked apples for fall baking

With even something as simple as a baked apple on a fall morning.

The Garden

The garden has dried up and many of the beds are filled with weeds. After all the summer heat, it became unbearable to be out here. Sometimes you have to let things go and I find the garden is one of those things in the later part of summer for me. I have been working to rip out the dried-up plants from the garden beds little by little. Most of the flowers you see were dried intentionally on their stems for easy seed collection.

dried plants in fall for seed saving

So while I am out here today I am going to collect as many seeds as I can from the hollyhocks. Hollyhocks are hardy drought-tolerant flowers that spread easily.

I have many colors and so it’s important to label them. One of the best parts of keeping a garden is the ability to share with others. I like packaging up small packets of seeds to give away.

I am just separating the shell from the seeds and labeling each envelope with the colors to store until I am ready to divide them.

woman holding dried seeds to harvest in fall

After pulling out so many dead plants, I decided to head over to a small nursery up the road and grab some replacement flowers. I am really wanting to develop a space that feels like Tuscany. But that will take years to develop but each time I come I check for olive trees and lemons. More lavender and rosemary. These plants all do well here in California with our hot dry climate.

Mums

I couldn’t find any Mediterranean type plants today. But I did find these mums that will work nicely to add greenery and color. They will also add a nice touch of fall out here in the coming weeks.

mum plants for fall homemaking

It’s always disappointing to pull out dead plants that you had high hopes for. As much as I try, I lose them each change of the season.

I suppose it’s like anything else we do. We have to keep at it with new hope.

For this space, I have a big vision of those beautiful Mediterranean plants blowing in the breeze. Vines climbing the pergola and a rustic farmhouse table to sit many. But these things all take time. In the meantime, I will show this space as it is now because as much as it isn’t near finished or perfect in any way. It was something I once could only dream of. And while not quite what I want it to be, it is still a place to enjoy and appreciate.

mums planted alongside a backyard for fall homemaking

For Dinner

After all that planting. I decided on a simple foil-baked salmon dish for dinner. Some nights call for a very easy dish and this one is that for me. This foil-baked salmon couldn’t be simpler. I like serving it with a side of rice and veggies. Or to make it even simpler, I add it to large dinner salads.

salmon baked in foil

Thank you for joining me for today’s Fall Homemaking post. I hope you take a few moments to enjoy the video as well. For more fall homemaking inspiration do check out Fall Home Prep | Fun Projects for Fall. Along with the homemaking tab.

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