I feel like it’s become a bit of a cliche to say fall is your favorite season. And normally I’m VERY anti-cliche, but my love of this season is so powerful that I’m willing to be considered one of the masses.
I mean, what’s not to love? The sweltering heat subsides in exchange for light breezes and cool nights. It’s still warm enough to enjoy a meal outside (another favorite of mine), and it’s time to bust out the cute boots and cozy sweaters.
One thing I don’t love about the season is how quickly it seems to come and go. This year, I want to take advantage of some of the seasonal highlights…and I’m not talking about drinking a Pumpkin Spice Latte (one of the few autumnal things that I don’t enjoy).
Here are a few things I want to make sure not to miss this fall.
(1) Visiting an Apple Orchard
My husband and I love to joke about this because just a few years ago, the thought of spending the day picking apples (in my mind wearing our best matching plaid and maybe taking pictures for our upcoming holiday newsletter) sounded so lame. And here we are. I don’t know about the plaid or the newsletter, but spending the day somewhere peaceful and scenic with my family sounds pretty great nowadays. And if that’s not enough – Apple. Cider. Donuts. Enough said
(2) Completing a Corn or Hay Maze
If you’ve never visited a museum or famous landmark with me, let me paint you a picture. “Oh, there’s the Mona Lisa up ahead! [[walks up to it, looks for about five seconds]] “Cool, what’s next?” I’m just not one to linger at things like that, and the same goes for something like a pumpkin patch. A couple of pictures and I’m done. Enter: the corn or hay maze. Whoever came up with the idea to add an actual activity to an otherwise boring day of looking at pumpkins deserves all the awards. Seriously, thank you.
(3) Making Miles his Halloween Costume
I’ve always been pretty anti-store-bought costumes. I completely get why most parents rely on them, since most people don’t have the time or resources to recreate a flawless Elsa dress. I’m definitely not shaming all the moms and dads out there who go that route. But for me, making something for Miles is really special. That being said, let me also put out there that I’m not the craftiest person in the world. For me, it’s more about getting creative. As you can see from last year’s efforts, I can hardly call myself a professional costumer, but I think it was a valiant effort.
(4) Baking a Pecan Pie
I have attempted to do this in the past to medium levels of success, but it’s my husband’s favorite. And so, I’m determined to make him a perfect traditional pecan pie this fall. I probably won’t do it for Thanksgiving, since that ups the pressure considerably. But mark my words: David Fowler will enjoy a homemade from scratch pecan pie baked by his loving wife at some point over the next couple of months.
And there you have it. Nothing completely groundbreaking or revolutionary, but putting it out there in the world makes me that much more likely to actually get something done.
Now, go get that pumpkin flavored frou-frou drink you know you love and let’s get through this fall in style. And speaking of style, see you next week for my next Stitch Fix review. Yipee!