The Fall Library

Happy Tuesday!

I’ve been busy shifting gears and getting in the Fall spirit. Yesterday, the girls helped me make the Real Simple Magazine inspired Halloween Garland. It was so fun and so easy; my favorite kind of DIY.

I love introducing seasonal hints in our home a.k.a. Everest Lane House.  It really is a great way to ease into a new season.

This time of year, a subtle, (and totally awesome) decor change is switching out your everyday books with what I call “The Fall Library”.  Sounds pretty sophisticated, huh?

Building the Fall Library really isn’t that elaborate… You just scrounge Goodwill and garage sales through the year for books with interesting titles, book jackets, or authors appropriate for the season.

I went nuts for the cover on this book called The Language of Birds.

So, I keep my eyes peeled for great books like Sherlock Holmes or anything by Alfred Hitchcock.

I like to set out a few books that might engage the kids curiosity – thus this children’s version of Frankenstein.

I’m all about easy, impactful touches that add meaning to our home. The best part about this project, is that it can be unique to anyone who wants to replicate this exact idea.

I eased into this idea a few years ago. Back then, I would display only books with black covers (I’d remove all the dust jackets).

Will has started getting into Stephen King, so I had to add a few of his books to The Fall Library this year.

See?! It’s subtle and fun! Let me know if you decide to start your own Fall Library. Happy book hunting!

P.S. When Halloween’s over, the Fall Library goes back down to the archives (or spare bookshelf in the storeroom)

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Jennifer Ebeling
Jennifer Ebeling is a proud Minnesotan and U of MN alumni. Gooooooo Gophers! Each week, Jennifer produces and hosts Still Growing - a gardening podcast dedicated to helping you and your garden grow. The show is an in-depth interview format. Guests featured on the show share a passion for gardening and include authors, bloggers, professional gardeners, etc. Listeners and guests of the show can join the Still Growing community on Facebook. It's a place to ask questions, share garden stories, interact with great guests featured on the show, and continue to grow and learn. Jennifer and her husband Philip have four children, a big golden lab named Sonny, and live in lovely Maple Grove, Minnesota. P.S. When she's not teaching her four kids a new card game - or teaching them how to drive a car - Jennifer loves inspiring individuals and groups to maximize and personalize their home & garden.
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