Is Fall Well Anticipated in Your Home

decorating for fall at your homeHow do you welcome fall at your home? Do you pull out the hay bales, carve up the pumpkins, welcome the howling wind and wait as the leaves fall to the ground, casting a perfect look of disarray on your normally well-kept lawn? Perhaps you prefer to focus on stocking up on treats for soon-to-be ghosts and goblins or decorating the interior your home? Maybe you use this season as an inspiration in your baking?

Regardless of how you greet October, fall has arrived, bringing a crispness to the air, laughter and plotting to children and teens, and earlier sunsets for all of us. As you think about how to extend a little more light into your day, consider brightening up the porch of your home with a well-carved jack-o-lantern.

Small or large, a pumpkin or gourd with a flat bottom is a must-have at this time of year, and color and variety are easily found at your local farmer’s market or pumpkin patch. Consider your design plan before choosing your squash, as more ornate designs may require a thinner skinned pumpkin while more traditional designs often look best on tall, yet round, stemmed varieties. You may even decide that one is not enough for the look you wish to achieve.

Before you begin your decoration efforts, take care to prepare your surfaces and protect them with newsprint or cardboard. Then let the creativity (and cutting) begin! Turn to online sources for inspiration or let your mind run wild as you carve your one-of-a kind jack-o-lantern. Once carved, test out your decor by adding in lights, candles, or glow sticks to finish off the look so you can carefully display your creation for all to see and enjoy as they pass your home.

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Is Fall Well Anticipated in Your Home

Jerry and Rachel Hsieh

In the past 13 years in real estate and at the age of 38, Jerry has had the good fortune of experiencing all of this at some point and has established himself as one of the premiere AWARD WINNING Realtors in the industry. Jerry began his career at Coldwell Banker with incredible heat: He was named the top “rookie” agent his inaugural year with over $4.5 million dollars listed and/or sold (Most 1st year agents don’t complete any transactions). Since then, his real estate career has been non-stop and he has quickly become the realtor that other young realtors talks about. In 2010, in a down market, Jerry and Rachel sold 24 homes within a 1 mile radius of the Pico/Fairfax area. They have sold over 50 homes in the Picfair Area in the past 4 years, more than any other realtor. From 2011 until now, Jerry and Rachel’s Team has grown, as has Jerry’s experience and expertise.