Good morning Cottage Fix friends! I’m blogging in today under sunny autumn skies, although the temperature dipped down into the low thirties last night. It’s unseasonably cool here for this time of year. Let’s just say I found myself sitting on one of the warm radiators this morning listening to them creak and crack back to life after a long summer’s break. I love radiator heat, it’s so cozy.We started our first fire of the season last night, complete with indoor marshmallow roasting and s’mores. It was a relaxing night, nothing like a roaring fire to lure the entire family to the same room at the same time. This is something that happens less and less now that two teenagers are living in the house. Watching the kiddos roast marshmallows together was the highlight of my night.My farmhouse bench is making good use in the living room as a coffee table. And with this cold snap we’re enjoying cup after cup of hot coffee with fall flavored pumpkin spice creamer. One thing I really like about using the bench here is its length. Our sofa is long and it’s nice to have a place to set a cup all the way from one end to the other. Especially since I’m not using end tables in here at the moment.And of course I’m already thinking ahead to Christmas and the tree. I promised the kiddos a tree that reaches the ceiling this year. My daughter was disappointed with last year’s small tree. Oh dear, she was so not impressed. Well, I’m keeping my fingers crossed that a tall tree will fit nicely in the living room. I’m actually kind of excited about the thought of it myself too. Anyways, with the slimmer coffee table bench in here, there’s a better chance of fitting in a larger than life Christmas tree. We shall see.Thanks for stopping by today!