Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Guest post 13: 'Embracing Fall' by Stacey Anne Blake of 'Design Addict Mom'...

Hi everyone!  My name is Stacey and i’m the design addict behind the blog known as  Design Addict Mom. I am beyond thrilled to be guest posting here today as i consider myself Charlotta’s number one fan!

I know our locations span the globe, hence we’re all embracing different seasons. Here in North Carolina, we’re now experiencing the magic of Fall. After the almost unbearable heat that seemed to define the Summer here, Fall’s cool breeze never felt so refreshing.

Fall is the time of year when i get out my beautiful blankets that i had reluctantly put away for the Summer months. There is a luxury that exudes from a layered bed. It also makes it oh so difficult to get out of bed…

Somehow, the act of cuddling a warm cup of coffee, tea or hot chocolate becomes more endearing in the fall. I tend to let the process kind of linger and savor the moment…

Fall also gives me an excuse to get socks in every colour under the rainbow:-). I just love donning them around the house or beneath a pair of my boots.

This is also the time of year when pumpkins abound and the farmer’s market is awash with bright colours, especially orange. 

As a native island girl who really lives for the Summer, I actually look forward to Fall and the wardrobe changes that it brings. This is the time of year when one gets to really be creative with one’s look.

Spending time outdoors is so much more enjoyable too…

However, above everything else, i think that cozying up by the fire with a book is the quintessential Fall action/luxury that we all embrace and look forward to. 

Thank you to the  lovely Charlotta for having me here today.  The end:-) S

Image credits: 1-tumblr, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8  9, 10, 11, 12

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Big thank you to you Mrs Blake for this wonderful post AND for the  sweet words about our friendship! I am thrilled and honoured that you are part of my 'guest post series'. It feels like for ever since I stumbled across your blog, and became one of your very first followers. I am over the moon to see your readership and commentators explode in numbers and you know what a fan I am of your posts! I have missed popping in regularly and look forward to catching up thoroughly now that we are back from Sweden!

Please click on Stacey's banner above to jump across to 'Design Addict Mom'. You will never look back, nor will you be able to complete any planned tasks for the rest of the day.. The addiction rubs off..! You have been warn.. :)

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So my darlings, Stacey's marvellous Autumn post concludes the parade of amazing blogger friends that so kindly covered for me whilst living it up in my beloved Sweden. A formal and more proper thank you will follow at the bottom of my washing pile..! :)

For now, just know that I am happy to back (and VERY relieved the marathon flight is behind us..!) and that I look forward to sharing some pictures of our fantastic holiday with you soon..!

Big hugs from Sydney to all!
xx Charlotta


Marcie said...

Awesome post Charlotta. These photos are just perfect for the fall season and really make me long for colder days.

xo M

Style Attic said...

Hi Charlotta!

I love you and Stacey both :)

When we moved to NC, my heart was broken and I've been pining for my home state of TX ever since. Somebody told me.."give it 5 years". That seemed like a lifetime!

Well, here we are almost 4 years later and I'm beginning to learn and bloom and grow in my new state. It's a state of mind and a place of being content and this post helped me feel warm, proud and excited.

We must chat soon, I've not emailed since I know you have been a little on the go to say the least :)

Hugs from NC,


Will @ Bright.Bazaar said...

Wowzers, Stacey, fall is SUPER pretty in your part of the world!

Krystal said...

I love Stacey...she always has the best images. These made me even more excited for fall than i already am!

Diana Mieczan said...

Ohhh Stacey, you said it so well,sweetie...I am loving this season and now I need to get some new amazing long socks....hahah...
Wish you both a wonderful and cozy day

Ps: I am hosting a $50 gift certificate GIVEAWAY later on today, so please join in :) ...I bet you will love it!!!

Stacey said...

Hi Lovely Charlotta,
Thanks for having me today. It was really a pleasure and honor to do this post:-). XX

Erika @ ~TiptoeButterfly~ said...

all thiose chunky knits are calling out my name! - make it stop!

A Perfect Gray said...

so smitten with all the wonderful images here. I am headed right over - I might be the newest fan of Design Addict Mom!

Thanks! Donna

Jude said...

What an awesome post! Thank you! I am now ready to dive into that bed or cozy up to the fire (especially that outdoor one), preferably with a stash of extra books and socks! Gorgeous images. Always. :)

kelli g. { bug miscellany } said...

you've really captured the magic of autumn here in the states. it's my favorite time of year. :)

beautiful finds (especially that first photo...swoon!).

Signe said...

Great post Stacey, and that second bedroom is just to die for :)

Tina said...

Why I am not supprised:)?
Beautiful post, beautiful inspiration.
Love the sparkling colors and the open fireplaces.

Tack för mail, tänker på dig och känner med dig!
Jag skriver till dig snart!!!

Lots of love and hugs to both of you fantastic girls!

caroline @ patagonia gifts said...

awesome post! it almost makes me want to be in Autumn again! love the poncho sweater! xo


Stacey I just love this post! It's gorgeous and I love how you describe your fall. So gorgeous! And hi Charlotta! xoxo

this free bird said...

I absolutely love this post. Stacey is so terrific and has such a way with pictures and words. I felt warm and cozy just scrolling through the post!

Go Stacey!


style'n said...

Hi. I am new to your blog but I am one of Stacey's fans so I thought I would stop by. I love the first two pictures Stacey selected. They are so colorful and vibrant. naina

Anonymous said...

Love Stacey's blog! She is one of my favorites!
Great post.

Lovely blog Charlotta. Need to go read some more


shari @ little blue deer said...

Oh, I am just loving this series, Charlotta! So gorgeous! Stacey, fab job (as always!). XX!


Thank you so much for featuring Stacey today, this was a spectacular post. I have to pour over this a few more minutes, its so good.

Love Lisa xx

jeanette from everton terrace said...

It finally feels like fall here in Phoenix. I'm wearing a sweater and jumping for joy!! Socks, yes socks with a hot mug of something and a book are pure delight.

Tiina said...

fantastic autumn pictures, i love this time of year!

manvi @ mochatini said...

i rally enjoyed reading how you describe fall. it makes me fall in love with fall again. its my fav season.
nice to meet you stacey.
hello charl - hope you are well dear- xoxo

one sydney road said...

lovely post. that first image with all the leaves is too pretty! Only been to the Outer Banks - would love to visit Charlotte one of these days!

Welcome back Charlotta :) Can't wait to see pics of your trip!

La Boheme said...

Stacey - you did wonderful job on your post! Really enjoyed it! xoxo

Terri said...

Such beautiful fall inspiration... especially that picnic table!

I'm glad you're back Charlotta & that your trip was wonderful!! xo-Terri

Solid Frog said...

Beautiful, inspiring autumn pictures!
Welcome back Charlotta!

Casa Très Chic said...

Fabulous post, I love Autumn, the colors are incredible.
The first image is fantastic.

Kellie Collis said...

The pictures are amazing! I love the first image. Have a gorgeous day, Kellie xx

Splendid Willow said...

Lovely post Stacey!

Inspirational with a kite party in the fall. I might need to adopt that idea.

Also love the folklore style socks! Happy socks!

Hugs to you both,

P.S And Stacey - you need to fight me for the position as the no. 1 fan! (:

The Zhush said...

How fun to see the Design Addict Mom over here! Adore that Stacey and her gorgeous blog! Welcome home sweet Charlotta...just finishing up with The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo...and thinking of you of course! :)

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