Septemeber Is A Great Month To

Fall is a great month for all kinds of fun things to do. Let's celebrate fall and more this month!

Even though the temperature is still hot, I’ve embraced fall with both arms! September is a great month to start thinking about ways to celebrate this wonderful beginning of the fall season!

I hold September precious in my heart! You see, I was a first-grade teacher! I’ve always loved the first day of school! Even when I was a school girl, the smell of crayons reminded me of the beginning of school.


As September starts to get cooler my recipes to begin to warm up! I love to cook and bake using what’s fresh and in season this month.

September is apple month! And my very favorite fall recipe is RAW APPLE CAKE. I’ve been making this scrumptious cake for decades! And everyone loves it!

If you make one thing this fall, Raw Apple Cake should be it.

September begins soup season! There are so so many soups I love to make and eat! Cabbage is in season and that means I’m making a big pot of my grandmother Nani’s scrumptious Cabbage Soup. This soup is gloriously good and it is hearty!

Here are a couple other easy to make soups that eat like a meal, Italian Tortellini Soup With Sausage and Spinach and Rigatoni Meatball Soup.


For me, early September is just too soon to put out pumpkins. There are so many other fall elements that are perfect to decorate with now.

One of my favorites is hydrangeas, of course! I can’t get enough of these moppy-headed blooms when they are becoming more saturated in color and mature!

Here’s a post with Two Easy Ways To Dry Hydrangeas. This is my most popular post on Google right now!

Limelights and another white hydrangea that turns green are what I bring in armfuls to use in our home.

We all love a house tour and here is an Early Fall Tour that features hydrangeas and green squash. Not a pumpkin in sight. And here are lots of ideas for a pretty Fall Bedroom.

I’ll be sharing a new Fall Home Tour on September 14th and another on September 26th and our home will be replete with pumpkins!


There are lots of sales right now on fall beautiful fall decor. So if you need something like a pillow or a wreath or a dough bowl or fall napkins, make sure to visit the StoneGable Fall Harvest Shop!

And if you have what you need, perusing these shops will give you tons of decorating ideas for fall!


Putting a wreath on my front door is a ritual that starts a new season!

Last month I featured a very easy to make Leaf Wreath. My daughter-in-law, Abigail, liked it so much that I gave it to her and it is hanging on her front door now.

So I put the pretty Fall Front Door Flower Basket on the front door.

Look for a new fall wreath DIY September 8th.


Do you spend more time in your kitchen in the fall? I do! I love to cook with all the fall goodness of the season!

It’s important to keep our kitchens functional and pretty as well and that means decorating them lightly.

Here’s an Early Fall Kitchen Tour with lots of decorating ideas for your kitchen.


Fall is a very popular time to visit Lancaster County Pa. And the home decor shopping is amazing! So are all the festivals and fairs!

I get requests so often for my favorite places to find pretty home decor. So if you are thinking about visiting our bucolic area you might want to make time to stop in these shops…

Cocalico Creek Home in Lancaster Pa

The Treasure Place in Intercourse Pa (yup!) and make sure to visit Kitchen Kettle Village across the street.

Details In Lancaster Pa

and Agape Grill and Beautiful Home Interiors connected together.

Lancaster County is best in the fall! I hope you will make a trip to see our beautiful farmland and upscale city!


As the September evening gets cooler I start getting rid of all the leggy and tired annuals in the planters around our house and start filling them with beautiful fall plantings.

I love the look of designer planters spilling over with mums and ornamental cabbage and other fall delights but I don’t like their price tags! So I came up with a smart way to have designer fall planters at a very reasonable price.

See Designer Fall Planters Done The Easy Way.

And see our Fall Porch And Patio Tour too.


September is also a great month to…

  • take a walk in the woods
  • the beach is also beautiful in September
  • collect acorns, leave and pinecones
  • go to a fall festival
  • get fall fruits and veggies at a farm stand
  • drink a pumpkin latte
  • go through a corn maze
  • make apple, pear, and pumpkin recipes
  • make an Easy Fall Candle Holder with fall leaves
  • watch football and cheer on your team
  • take a weekend trip and enjoy the countryside
  • drink apple cider
  • get out your fall clothe
  • add more layers to your bedding
  • celebrate Grandparents day on September 11th and Coffee Day on September 29th

Enjoy every day in September!


  1. This first morning of September is in the lo 60s with clear blue skies and almost no humidity. Very unusual for N.C but I’ll take it. Only problem is deciding what to do first. Maybe just have my second cup of coffee out on the porch and enjoy the beauty of God’s creation.

  2. Thank you so much for all your ideas. We recently moved to Lancaster county and am very thankful for your list of places to visit.

  3. Greetings Yvonne I love love all your decorating espoisdes I have seen am new to the page an love your fall decor posted now an all the tips of arranging an decorating keep it coming be bless

  4. I am in love with the picture in the bedroom – right side of the bed above the white vase with fall colored flowers. Would you share where you purchased it.

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