Thursday Thoughts: Easing into Fall, Holding Space for Joy in Time of Sadness + more


I’m not quite ready to say goodbye to summer just yet. We are having one last summer fun for Labor Day weekend and then I’ll mentally prepare myself for fall. The Midwest doesn’t play around after Labor Day – temps drop and it immediately switches to fall mode!

1. Easing into fall. I slowly gather decor items to switch out. I start out by grabbing throws that have been folded away in baskets, ask for permission to clip some hydrangeas from my neighbor to dry and find a good fall scented candle. I received my olive pillow that I ordered the other week to help me ease into the season. I was at Target the other day and pulled together some fall inspiration. I’m really loving the olive + burnt orange + charcoal palette and so close to adding the green lamp + candle to my cart!

Click here or click on photo for product source


Click here or click on photo for product source

2. Did you see Maya’s bedroom makeover on Rentfluencer: Episode 1??? I shared a full blog post on it today but in case you missed, it’s my job to make sure you don’t 🙂

Photo by Canary Gray for HGTV


Photo by Canary Gray for HGTV

3. Owning rentals blog post. I’m putting this here until I have time to look through your questions and compile an insightful blog post. Promise, it’s coming!

4. Holding space for joy in times of sadness. I shared in my stories yesterday that I feel selfish sharing the highlights of my joys on Instagram when there’s so much heaviness in the world. I grew up with a lot of sadness in my life and have to work hard to acknowledge the joys or I can be overcome with constant sadness. I’m also a big empath so I feel people’s emotions very deeply. I remind myself that I can feel the sadness that is happening, do my best to contribute to those causes while also holding space for what brings me joy each day. Otherwise, I’d be mentally doomed.

I know there’s a lot happening and many causes that are worthy to shout out. These are a few I’m listing if you want to donate + contribute.

Any V 2/1 Marine or Sailor

Walter Reed National Military Hospital

8901 Wisconsin Ave

Bethesda MD, 20814

4 West

5. September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. My friend, Danielle Moss’s daughter was diagnosed with Leukemia on May 16th, 2020 and has been active in raising funds towards childhood cancer initiatives and research. She is doing another round of auctions to help raise money for Alex’s Lemonade Stand.

Danielle writes – “We’re fundraising for some truly incredible research grants for new, innovative, and rigorous approaches that directly address the most intractable issues in pediatric cancer research today. I am honored to be able to help fundraise for what could be some truly life-changing advancements in pediatric cancers.”

Every dollar counts towards Danielle reaching her goal. You can donate directly here or bid on one of the auctions here.

I hope you enjoyed reading today’s Thursday Thoughts post even though I shared info outside of our home projects, design and decor. These were sitting heavy on my heart so thank you for reading. I’ll be signing off Friday evening to spend time with my family this long Labor Day weekend and returning next Tuesday. Hope you do as well!

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Sweetest Regards, Patti