AUTUMN IS HERE!!!!! It may not feel like it (we've had some unseasonably hot weather in Indiana this week), but it is calendar official! This season is by faaaaaaaaar my favorite and I can't help but honor it with a post about the reasons why.
~ The colors! I'm usually a fan of light grays, blues, and greens... but there is something so comforting about the colors of fall.
~ The decorations. Again, though my home decor doesn't normally include items of orange, yellow, and red, this time of year is the exception.
~ Pumpkins! Fake ones, real ones, drink ones, food ones... ;-) From sitting prettily on a front porch to blended in my coffee, pumpkins are a wonderful thing!
~ The weather. Temperatures between 40 and 60 degrees are perfect in my opinion. Crisp air is happy air. And that kind of weather leads too:
~ The clothes! Sweaters, scarves, boots, slippers, hats, cardigans, jeans, leggings, fuzzy socks... !!!
~ The food. This is the perfect time of year to bring out ALL of the hearty warm stews and casseroles! Confession time: I cook this way all year, but at least now we don't have to stand in front of a fan afterwards. ;-P
~ Blankets. I love throw blankets. I keep them out on my couches all of the time. BUT this time of year they actually get some use.
~ Bonfires (and, of course, s'mores!). I grew up with a mom who made bonfires every single autumn and sitting/singing/laughing around them still gives me all the warm fuzzies.
~ Walks in the leaves. Looking at them on the trees and crunching them underfoot... *happy sigh*
~ The smells. From cinnamon to cloves to pumpkin to apple to just that fresh scent a cool breeze brings, it is all perfection. Because I'm not crazy about the toxins regular candles have, I love throwing apple or orange peels into a pot on the stove (or a crock pot) with cinnamon sticks and other spices. Makes the house smell heavenly. Only downside is it makes Andrew really hungry. ;-)
~ Hot drinks!!! Cocoa, tea, and COFFEE taste even better this time of year!
~ Cuddling on the couch. With a loved one or a good book (under one of those throw blankets).
What is your favorite thing about autumn???
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