Even though it may feel like summer outside, I can see fall in the air. I love that golden haze in the air that welcomes pumpkins, caramel apples, and a time for hot tea!

And with a change in seasons, there are not only leaves changing, but perhaps changes in your own life. Perhaps exciting ones, or maybe they are uncomfortable, even scary ones.

 "If you don't like something change it; if you can't change it, change the way you think about it."
  ~Mary Engelbreit

 "When we are no longer able to change a situation, we are challenged to change ourselves."  
~Victor Frankl

 "We all have big changes in our lives that are more or less a second chance."  
~Harrison Ford

I know it is easier said then done to change something. If you really have the passion and drive behind a decision to change something about yourself or your life, I know it is possible. And each change, even when hard, will eventually turn into lessons learned. Joy will come, scars will be healed, hearts will come together, things will change again. It is hard to see the light during times of hard change, but we must carry on. And if you are experiencing good changes, then enjoy every minute of it!



tinajo said...

Lovely post! :-)

Diana said...

I HEART YOU!!! Im going through some of my own questions of change right now and this is great inspiration!! LOVE!! As always love the photos...my fav is the girl holding the leaf! Gorgeous. I hope you have a wonderful weekend.

Wander.Lust said...

i love that quote, it is so true! thanks for sharing :)

Traveling Distances said...

I love that first quote. It's really something I live by.

Sfizi e Sfarzi Moda said...

Bellissima la seconda foto . Io ho cambiato diverse cose nella mia vita e sono contenta, perchè ora sono veramente felice e serena. Baci Marcella

“Change is the essence of life. Be willing to surrender what you are for what you could become.”

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Good morning sweet and wonderful friend! THE IMAGES HERE ARE SO PERFECT for your constant theme of orange and pinks and browns...and look at these darling little felt "envelopes!" Your kindness and sweet encouragement about my art is special to me, for YOU are an artist and you understand the journey. Funny however, I had been wanting to write, and that is my NUMBER ONE GOAL, but now this comes up about my art. I will see how I can combine the two.

Well, gotta go to work; it is Friday however, and THAT MAKES ME SOOOOOOOOO HAPPY!!!!!


Roselie said...

Indeed you can feel fall in the air and I love it!I can't wait for the changes, both in nature and in my life as well.

A Plum By Any Other Name said...

Your post was able to get me a little more excited about fall ... and the changes it will bring. Happy autumn!

The Blonde Duck said...

As much as I'm scared of change, it's needed! I love fall!

ellie said...

Lovely post. Its definitely feeling like fall here.

Annie said...

Another beautiful and inspiring post Shawna :) Pic #4 is my favorite (just pinned it!) and I especially love the last quote. I'm SO excited for fall and some positive change. Have a great first weekend of fall!! xo

amy b.s. said...

oh how i love fall. and even though change is sometimes difficult, it always seems to work out in the end.

HOGGER + Co. said...

What a meaningful post. We just moved from Toronto to Boston, and it's been a huge change. It's been hard and they are definitely challenges to it but it's been wonderful as well. Everything gets easier with time, that's for sure.

Have a great weekend Shawna!

melifaif said...

I am positive you wrote this post for ME today. Okay...maybe for you too. Ha. But I needed to read this....such a gorgeous reminder.


Such a beautiful post on the first day of fall!

Have a wonderful weekend, sweetie! xoxo

henning love said...

lovely fall photos so glad it is hear although this week's weather certainly didn't feel like fall, cant wait to go crunching in the leaves and warm my hands up with a caramel apple cider

About Last Weekend said...

Love all these colours. The creamy oranges are lovely

ib said...

Love the autumn colours!

StephieB said...

It's still a little hard for me sometimes to accept that change is good but I think I will try to take that last quote on board and be more positive about it.

I love the image of the camera and the pumpkin together - gorgeous!

Hugs, Stephie x

Autumn @ Autumn All Along said...

I love the second photo :)

Anonymous said...

:) I love the wind in my hair while I'm riding my bike. I love the change:)
i hope you get some rest this weekend.


Martina said...

Love all these fall inspiration pictures - and the quote! Times are changing i think - and we are changing with it - for the better, i hope! Happy falltime!

Marie said...

Change is always good. Thanks for these beautiful images.:D

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Sara C. said...

honestly this is an amazing post. Thanks for the inspiration
Sara C.

k said...

i think the last quote is perfect, change is inevitable and it should always be a learning experience i think..

Sem Nome said...

LOve this message! Love your new banner!!!
Have a wonderful week, my sweet friend!!! My house is full of visitors and that is hard for me to find time to my netbook...sorry
Love, Bela

cb said...

i don't know about you but it is raining over here! the first image is amazing, so perfect! and your new banner is AWESOME! i LOVE it!!

stylenuggets said...

I agree with that. Change is the only constant.

shopgirl said...

Shawna!! Wow! Love the new blog header and typography! Is this yours? It's just beautiful!

Congratulations sweetie! I'm going to take your new button now and put it on my blog.


bron @ baby space said...

oooh -- loving the grey socks and sandals. quite firmly have a thing for grey socks :)
happy autumn to you!

Gorgeous Glam said...

I love fall, maybe because it's my birthday season, holidays etc. But it's always so cozy and yes, a time for change. xo -Taj

elena nuez said...

I´m in love with those felt envelope, really like so much!!!

thanks and a big hello from Madrid,

georgia ~ gi gi said...

Happy Thursday Poppie Girl!! Yay, it's almost the weekend!
Have I told you how much I love your new header design! Your so creative! It's so cheerful.

Yay for your design job! Oh, I am sure you will have tons more rolling in!

I love this post (love love love all the fall images! Change is hard. Thanks for all the great reminders!

I thought I would share this song with you. It's one of my faves. It really spoke to me at a time when I really needed it!

If you knew that you would die today,
Saw the face of God and love,
Would you change?
Would you change?

If you knew that love can break your heart
When you're down so low you cannot fall
Would you change?
Would you change?

How bad, how good does it need to get?
How many losses? How much regret?
What chain reaction would cause an effect?
Makes you turn around,
Makes you try to explain,
Makes you forgive and forget,
Makes you change?
Makes you change?

If you knew that you would be alone,
Knowing right, being wrong,
Would you change?
Would you change?

If you knew that you would find a truth
That brings up pain that can't be soothed
Would you change?
Would you change?

How bad, how good does it need to get?
How many losses? How much regret?
What chain reaction would cause an effect?
Makes you turn around,
Makes you try to explain,
Makes you forgive and forget,
Makes you change?
Makes you change?

Are you so upright you can't be bent?
If it comes to blows are you so sure you won't be crawling?
If not for the good, why risk falling?
Why risk falling?

If everything you think you know,
Makes your life unbearable,
Would you change?
Would you change?

If you'd broken every rule and vow,
And hard times come to bring you down,
Would you change?
Would you change?

If you knew that you would die today,
If you saw the face of God and love,
Would you change?
Would you change?
Would you change?
Would you change?

If you saw the face of God and love
If you saw the face of God and love
Would you change?
Would you change?
( Tracy Chapman~ Change)

Sorry, it's long!
Lots of love Poppie Girl
gi gi

simply_KC said...

First I'd like to say ♥love the little change in your site :) And yes, changes are sometimes scary because it takes us out of our comfort zone. We may not fully enjoy life if some things just don't change it becomes routine, no flares or hints of excitement. Life is unexpected always. It's like having no marshmallows on your cup of cocoa :) do you like marshmallows on your cocoa because I sure do!

♥ simply_kc

mandyface said...

Autumn makes me so happy! Your pic round up is perfect!

Meta Musings said...

I LOVE all these images!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!