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Coffee and Conversation #112 – Happy Fall, Y’all!

Good morning and welcome to Coffee and Conversation #112 – hosted by PatAndCandy.com!

Coffee and Conversation #112 - Happy Fall, Y'all!



Yay – welcome back, fall!

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I stepped outside yesterday morning and was greeted by crisp, cool weather! The air was clear and fresh, and because of the hour there were still a few stars left twinkling in the sky.  I took a deep breath and closed my eyes, grateful for the arrival of fall.

Of course, it’s not really my favorite season anymore. When I lived up North, fall meant breathtaking color changes, apple picking, sweater weather, breathing out “smoke” in the morning, and visiting the pumpkin patch with friends. Ah, memories.

We still do some of that here, but I can’t tell you how much I miss the change of colors…it’s just not happenin’ in my corner of the woods.

But it is here that I am planted and so each year when fall comes, I cherish the break in the heat and humidity, as well as:

  • the fall color spectrum: corals and all shades of orange, and the range of reds from bright to deep cranberry, and grays and browns, (maybe not in my natural surroundings, but in clothes and decorations and, of course, Pinterest!),
  • fall flavors: even this chocolate lover swoons at pumpkin spice (did you see last week’s feature?!), and apple and cinnamon and caramel and ginger and cranberry,
  • and fall home decor: all that lovely outdoors always seems to find a way inside, in a warm and inviting way,
  • and fall homeschool, when we all take blankets and pillows and do our studying outdoors (at least we did this when the kids were young).

As I thought of this all I began feeling a bit nostalgic and looked back at some of the fall posts we’ve done over the years.  I’m sharing them with you today.

In honor of fall’s arrival tomorrow!

(Just click on an image or post titles below…)

Fall Bucket list - 2015


Curried pumpkin soup and broccoli potato soup




Canning Lid Pumpkin

Hearty Fall Soup Recipes

5 Fabulous Fall Deserts

Easy Fall Wreaths

Fall Bucket List

Fall is in The Air!

Oh, and a quick heads up – but have you heard of the “Not Back to School” online conference?

Yes, what you choose and how you choose to teach your kids matters, but who you choose to listen to for advice and support is just as important! This conference is unique in that, because the sessions are live, YOU get to have YOUR questions answered in real time!

Take a look at the speakers and topics offered this week on their calendar, and then make the call for yourself…

There are only 3 more days to listen in for free, but when you register you can still purchase recordings and get on the list for advanced notice of next year’s conference (wink-wink) and their upcoming Special Needs Summit.

Registration and the live events are free! Become a member of Home Educators Council of America and get access to the rest of the sessions this week. **Coming soon: Special Needs Summit**

Click on the image below to get more info…

Now, on to our features!

Kudos to Alicia  at YourVibrantFamily for explaining how she uses essential oils with her kids’ boo-boos and owies!

Natural Remedies for Kids


Natural Remedies for Kids - Your Vibrant Family



Lauren, from ForgingSignificance, seemed to heighten my feelings of nostalgia with her post “The Power of a Bribe”. Not exactly what you think it might be from the title…but a call to harken back to times long gone – as in: when we knew our neighbors.

The Power of a Bribe


The Power of a Bribe



Not only is Charlene’s article, from the blog of ShiningStarsMagazine, interesting, but definitely read the comments below! This is a topic that flutters through my mind more and more these days…

Growing Old: Why Do We Struggle to Extend Our Bodies’ Life


Of course, no set of features would be complete without a yummy fall post, would it?  Luckily, Amy, from LollyJane.com happily obliged! I could hear you asking for this recipe all the way from my place, so, you’re welcome! And even though you may gain 10 pounds just from reading the title of this post, feast your eyes on Amy’s recipe for…

Chocolate Pumpkin Cupcakes with Nutella Buttercream Frosting


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Pat is a Yankee city-girl who has been adopted by the sleepy, sunny south. Married for 30 years and the mother of 5, she woke up one day recently to discover she reached the stage of life where she is the “older woman” described in Titus 2:3-5. A coffee lover, the purchase of a coffee shop a few years ago was her personal foray into the small, family-owned business arena.Today, PatAndCandy.com is her outlet for packaging up and sharing the nuggets of wisdom God and life experiences have taught her.
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13 Responses to Coffee and Conversation #112 – Happy Fall, Y’all!

  1. Journa Ramirez September 21, 2016 at 10:12 pm #

    Great party! Thank you for hosting! -Journa, visiting from the team at http://www.lollyjane.com

    • Pat September 22, 2016 at 9:47 am #

      Thanks for stopping by, Journa! Love the stuff over at LollyJane, too 🙂
      Have an awesome weekend!

  2. Sue Donaldson September 21, 2016 at 12:12 pm #

    Thanks for hosting and all things Fall!
    Sue Donaldson recently posted…I Choose Not to be Lonely – A Thanking Woman, Pt. IIMy Profile

  3. Tianna September 21, 2016 at 10:52 am #

    those pumpkin cupcakes look delicious!

    • Pat September 21, 2016 at 11:46 am #

      I know, right?! And they use a box mix, so they’re super-easy! All those yummy tastes, too… (sigh)!

  4. Marilyn Lesniak September 21, 2016 at 10:52 am #

    Thank you for hosting. I love partying this time of year. There are so many beautiful and colorful posts to read. Have a great week!
    Marilyn Lesniak recently posted…Creme Brulee French Toast CasseroleMy Profile

    • Pat September 21, 2016 at 11:50 am #

      Me, too, Marilyn! I really love all the color and variety of this season 🙂
      Thanks for stopping by and sharing…

  5. Patricia Krank September 21, 2016 at 7:33 am #

    We do get Fall color here in the upstate of SC but we haven’t seen any yet. The temps are still pretty high too and expected to extend into October this year. I really don’t mind too much after living in a rainy part of the country for most of my life. I enjoy sunshine!
    Thank you for hosting this get together ladies. You are awesome.
    Patricia Krank recently posted…An Accidental Diagnosis & Raising AwarenessMy Profile

    • Pat September 21, 2016 at 9:29 am #

      Oh Patricia, I am certainly a “sunshine” girl, too – one of the reasons I could not live in the NW. I really feel my spirits start to droop after a day or two of grey weather…

      Thanks as always for stopping by – so nice to see you here each week 🙂
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  6. Debbie September 21, 2016 at 1:55 am #

    It was 100 degrees here yesterday and we went swimming. First time ever we’ve done that after Labor Day, but we’ve been setting some records. Ready for a little change and a big pot of soup.

    • Pat September 21, 2016 at 9:28 am #

      Wow – guess you could say global warming’s sure hittin’ you! Have to admit that I love me some pool time, tho..
      But it’s certainly time to start looking through Pinterest and getting some recipes ready…the weather is bound to catch up sometime!
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  7. Andrew Budek-Schmeisser September 21, 2016 at 1:03 am #

    Fall’s bittersweet this year. Will I see another spring?

    The signs are not good. But like the seed that must trust the Lord, I have hope.

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