Monthly Archives: September 2014

I love the fall! It is my favorite time of the year.  I love the cooler weather, watching the leaves dogblogturn colors, going to craft fairs, & football season. (Go Pats!)  I also love apple & pumpkin picking. In fact, apple crisp & pumpkin raisin bread are my favorite seasonal treats. I always look forward to this time of year for all of these reasons.

Fall is also when we start to prepare for the holiday season. With only 92 days left to shop, Christmas Day is just around the corner.

Before you get your pantyhose in a bunch, take a moment to breathe and try to enjoy the days ahead. Here are a few survival tips for the next couple of months:

1)   Start your Christmas shopping early.

Take advantage of the fall sales. Buy early & stash things away.  Many stores offer layaway – so you can buy now, spread out the payments, & pick up right before Christmas.

2)   Do not over extend yourself.  Make a budget & stick to it.

3)   Consider hosting a potluck gathering.This way you do not have to fuss in the kitchen & you can enjoy your guests.

4)   Take a deep breath & try to live in the momentTime passes fast so try to enjoy the good times.

Before you know it we will be ringing in 2015. Make this holiday season your best ever.

sharonAbout the author:  Sharon Potts is a Realtor at RE/MAX Legacy. She can be contacted directly through her website at


calanderSeptember First often feels like January First. You flip the calendar from August to September and suddenly it feels like a new year. Gone are the lazy days of summer and suddenly you are propelled into a hectic fall schedule.

If you have school age children, August into September can be dramatic. September is a month of adjusting back to the school schedule. No more sleeping in! Your kids need to adjust to a new teacher, new classmates, and maybe even a new school. And homework again!

If you have college age kids you need to adjust to being empty nesters again. For some parents it’s a relief after a long summer of having to deal with their independent 18-22 year olds to have them gone again. For other parents it is very hard to let them go.

The work schedule often gets busier in the fall. Monthly or weekly meetings that may have been postponed all summer long resume again in September. Many business and volunteer organizations start up again in September, having been slower during the summer months.

Doesn’t it sometimes feel that September First is really the beginning of a New Year?

Gale Crop 2011 jpegAbout the Author – Gale Spadafora’s favorite season is Summer, and every year she dreads the flipping of the calendar to September.  Gale is one of the Broker Owners at RE/MAX Legacy and can be contacted through her website at


Category: Autumn, Seasonal