Live a Little: Enjoy the Changing Seasons at Home

August 27, 2012 Katja Presnal

I hope you are enjoying summer to the end of it, which unfortunately is looming. The morning coldness, almost daily rain showers.. fall is going to be up here in the North sooner than I wished for. You might be able to enjoy summer a little bit longer than us here, but the changing of the seasons can be felt every where this time of the year. Kids are back to school, we are all getting back or learning new routines, and it can all be very exciting and yet very stressful at the same time.

Live a little: enjoy home


Today I encourage you to live a little and enjoy the changing seasons at home.
It’s time to start nesting for the fall, and time to start thinking of packing summer away. It’s time to think of the last BBQ parties to host, stocking up with more lanterns and candles, and doing an inventory inside your closet.

Above all, don’t just create a chore list of things to accomplish and work at home this fall, but create a list for yourself how you can enjoy the changing seasons at home. Life might be getting more hectic, but don’t let it out of your hands. Instead focus on creating a safe heaven, a relaxing atmosphere and a place where you can feel you are living life to the fullest just by being at home.


Here is my list how I want to enjoy home this fall:

– Dedicate Sundays for family, and cooking together. We made individual pizzas yesterday, and it was so much fun!

– Eat outside in the pack terrace – even if I have to wrap myself in a blanket.

– Read more books. We finally got library cards, and found English books in a flea market downtown. Missing Barnes & Noble tremendously, but am finding books that I had completely missed.

– Time to start making soups again.
Soups that warm your body and soul, and that last for two days so I don’t have to cook every day. We started by making homemade chicken soup last week.

– Planning a craft room. So we can do more crafts and enjoy time together with the kids.

How are you living a little at home?

 


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Katja Presnal

Katja Presnal shows how to live Nordic inspired life to the fullest and plan your dream life. Katja owns Presnal5 strategic marketing intelligence agency and wants to help marketing professionals to combine a dream career and dream life via freelance work.Katja is an award-winning marketing strategist, and a well-known speaker. Katja has lived in five different countries, and seven states in the USA. Her three children were all born in different countries within three years. When not working or jet-setting the world, Katja is at home cooking big family dinners.She has been featured in NY Times, Glamour, Redbook, Fodor's, Forbes and Woman's Day magazines among many other national and international publications and written for MTV3 and Lifetime TV networks.

Comments (18)

  1. One of my favorite restaurants was named Cafe Potage. So I love soups too! I adore the aroma of them cooking and the simplicity of having that and crusty bread or a salad for a savory meal. Nom. I think we might do soup week the minute it gets cooler.

    • Enjoy Life Oils

      I love the idea of a soup week. Plus many soups just get better the next day, I love making big pots that last a few days :)

    • Enjoy Life Oils

      I love that idea! We are determined to learn to make sushi at home this winter.

  2. Naomi

    I need to get organized now that the kids are in school! I know it sounds horrible but I am glad that they’re busy during the day so I can get things done without them underfoot. They’ve been arguing like crazy this summer… I do love it when we make individual pizzas, though. Hope to do that with them soon.

    • Enjoy Life Oils

      I know… I crave for more organization, and need to figure out the school pick-up schedule – all 3 kids get off school different times!

  3. I love it when it turns to fall here in Florida but I do miss the trees changing. I look forward to being able to cook without feeling like oi am going to pass out from the heat! I love soups and am plannng on making more this season and of course I love the holidays!!

    • Enjoy Life Oils

      I LOVE the foliage, I don’t know how I’d do in Florida without it.. :) But at least you won’t be freezing during winters.. and the beach, oh I miss the beach..

  4. such a beautiful post Katja ;) I love that we are finally living in a State where the fall actually changes colors, lol. I love that you made a list of things you want to do ;)

  5. I’m already looking forward to fall. It’s my favorite time of the year. Earlier this morning I started cleaning up the deck a little and pulling up some plants that weren’t doing so well. I’ve been working on a few few “autumn” dishes and lighting a few candles in a fall flavor to get me in the mood. Hoping to enjoy a few campfires in out firepit this year.

    • Enjoy Life Oils

      Nothing better than fire for little ambiance.. love it! The best about this in-between-time is that you can still enjoy the coziness of fire and darkness outdoors, without the actual freezing of fingers off like later in the fall :)

  6. Great reminders! Still not settled into our apartment it’s difficult to think about how to feel settled. Cooking together is a great idea! Sundays have always been our family/friends day and it will be good to be in the mode again.

    The kids are back in school? Let’s Skype. Perhaps next Saturday?

    Quinn starts one week of camp today. Ice skating in the morning, beach in the afternoon (if it stops raining i hope!) Tomorrow something different. Then next Tuesday, his new school starts and we’ll officially be in Fall mode.

    Thanks for the great reminders!

    • Enjoy Life Oils

      Skype on Saturday – YES. Hope you feel like “home” soon. And your family has always been very good at also getting out on the weekends.. we are still such homebodies, that when we are not traveling the world, we just hang out home cooking and baking together. We have been really trying to do more local stuff here now, I feel like there were so many things in New York that we never did and we should have.

  7. Katja – we have already felt inspired to make a mushroom soup and I am already looking forward to the fall season and adding fresh pillows and a blanket to the chair.

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