There are so many things I love about this time of year - the list is long and lovely. Kind of like this sign from my pinterest page under the board "my favorite season".
But for the sake of 5 on Friday this week I will pick the top 5 reasons I love Fall:
The outdoors in my northwoods in the Autumn is the most beautiful place in the world to me. The colors on the trees become amazing. The air turns cold and crisp and walks have leaves crunching under my feet. On a Fall evening there is nowhere cozier than by an outdoor fire.
a sneak peek at fall bunting I'm working on and will hopefully reveal this weekend
I just love decorating my home and crafting during this time of year. I think my house is so suited to Fall colors as it's already decorated with cozy neutrals of tan, warm browns, soft gray and even some black and little pops of orange. So decorating this time of year is easy, as all of my decorations match my decor beautifully! Lol
I love the cozy food and drinks this time of year too! Everything is all apple (a fave!) and pumpkin flavors - yum! Here is my apple crisp recipe (middle photo) which is an all time favorite around here to make this time of year. My kiddos request it year round - but I make it mostly in the Fall. Soups are especially wonderful and comforting - here is a favorite cream of chicken soup recipe I often make in Autumn. And at Halloween I make a huge pot of hot apple cider (with cinnamon sticks and cloves) as we have many friends and relatives that come over to enjoy the holiday with us. For the grown ups I make hot caramel apple ciders which are so easy: In the bottom of a mug I put a little bit of butterscotch schnapps - fill with hot apple cider - then top with whipped cream and a sprinkle of cinnamon. Pure Fall heaven!!
Pinterest is SO much fun to browse through during this time of year! There are such beautiful Fall scenes to fill the soul, wonderful recipes (like the ghost peeps on top of brownies for a Halloween treat), and decorating ideas (got to love black creepy crawlies on white roses for a Halloween stunner). These again are all pinned on "my favorite season" board off of my pinterest page.