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1) Cozy Up
Add some touches of fall to your home decor. Add a few foliage colored pillows or warm throws to your rooms. Don't forget cushy blankets or comforters for the bedroom and maybe leaf-colored sheets.
If you like to knit, crochet or sew, this is a great time to create jewel tone scarves and hats for yourself or friends.
Got family or friends you don't see as often as you did in the summer? Warm up their hearts by sending them a quick note letting them know you are thinking of them. Notes tucked into lunch boxes or brief cases also chase away chills from the heart.
Hang a Fall themed wreath on your front door so people will feel warmed and welcomed when they visit.
Do you have a fireplace? Does it need any new accessories to make you home feel warmer? Does your mantel need dressing up? Seasonal decor adds a touch of warmth even when there is no fire burning.
2) Evening Entertainment
Board games are a great way to spend a chilly, dark evening. Prepare for the fun by inventorying your supply. Are there any games you no longer use or have outgrown? Donate them to charity. Need to add some new favorites? Ask friends for suggestions or Google 'board game award winners' for ideas.
There are at least two good ways to organize board games. You can stack the boxes on their sides on a shelf so that you can see the labels at a glance. You can also remove the boards from the boxes and place all the pieces in a clear plastic bag. Stack all your boards together and place your bags of pieces, clearly labeled with the names of the games, into a basket.
Inventory DVDs and books too. Give yourself some new titles to look forward to. If you can't afford or don't want to buy new, check out the various book and movie swap clubs online. Thrift shops are another great source of inexpensive entertainment.
Recorded books (on CD or downloaded to mp3 players) make great evening entertainment for both children and adults.
3) Schedule Something for You
Will your fall involve lots of waiting time for lessons, car pools or appointments? Make that down time fun by planning ahead for it. Pack a small craft or needlework project that you can do in the car or in a waiting room. Bead stringing and sock knitting are both easy to do in a confined space. Or, bring a book or magazine you've been eager to read.