Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Why Fall is the BEST Season of All

It is no secret around here that I love anything and everything having to do with fall.  It was my dream to get married in the fall at Bucknell with all the beautiful leaves and colors, and I managed to do just that.  Now that November is here and it is starting to get colder, it is starting to feel like Fall is on its way out and that just makes me sad. In fact, we are 4 days into November and there are already Christmas commercials playing on TV, Christmas decorations are out in all the stores, Starbucks has brought back their red cups, and Christmas movies are playing on the Hallmark Channel (now I am not gonna complain about the Christmas movies, because I love them and would watch them all year long, but I mean it really is only November.). 

In an effort to hold on to fall just a little bit longer, today I am going to be sharing my reasons as to why I love fall with you.



one// Pumpkin Spice Lattes.  Though I may have just complained that Starbucks brought back their red cups so early this year, you will never hear me complain about them bringing back the PSL early.  They could bring back the PSL in August and I would be a happy camper.  PSLs are probably my all time FAVORITE coffee drink and I get so excited when they are back and so depressed when they are gone again until the next year.


two// Actually, pumpkin everything.  I pretty much adore anything pumpkin flavored... pumpkin bread, pumpkin muffins, pumpkin scones, pumpkin pie, pumpkin spice latte cupcakes, pumpkin chocolate chip cookies, pumpkin ice cream, pumpkin soup, pumpkin ravioli... basically if it has pumpkin in it, you can bet that I will fall in love with it.  Funny thing is, I don't think I really started eating pumpkin stuff until later in life because I didn't think I would like it... boy did I miss out on many years of pumpkin goodness because I "thought" I didn't like it.

Homemade pumpkin bread
Perfect afternoon pick me up... Pumpkin bread and a cup of coffee
three// Leaves changing color.  Part of the reason as to why I wanted a fall wedding was because I love when the leaves change color and I think they make the perfect backdrop for pictures.  There is nothing more beautiful to me than seeing the beautiful hues of red, orange, yellow, sometimes purple, etc. as the leaves on the trees change color.  I think everything just looks so pretty when the leaves are changing color.

four// SCARVES.  I am a scarf fanatic.  I love when scarf season starts and get sad when it is over.  Once fall starts you can find me wearing a scarf almost every day, and I think I can go an entire month without wearing a scarf more than once if I really wanted to.  A scarf is such a fun way to accessorize an outfit and can totally change your look.
First scarf of the season pic... I was ridiculously happy the day that I could finally break out the scarves again
five// Perfect temperature.  Besides fall meaning scarves, it is also the start of sweater weather.  And boot weather.  And not needing a heavy winter coat and not so hot that you are sweating profusely weather.  I love that in the fall I can wear a scarf and a light jacket and be good to go.  I love that I can wear big fun sweaters, leggings and a scarf and be good to go.  I may not really be into fashion, but I just love the outfits that I can wear during the fall!

six// Apple Picking.  I am so sad that this year it doesn't look like we are going to make it apple picking.  Apple picking is one of my favorite fall past times and I love when we get home with all of our loot and we get to make all kinds of appley goodness.  We actually got an apple peeler/corer for a bridal shower gift last year and I was so excited to actually get to try it out this year (last year we were too crazy with wedding planning for apple picking)!  Oh well, there is always next year!



seven// Hayrides.  Hayrides are another fun fall tradition that I love.  Growing up in the suburbs of NYC, we didn't have that many opportunities locally to go on hay rides.  Sure we had Demarest Farm and Tice's Corner for a while, but the abundance of things involving hayrides where we live now is AMAZING!  I mean there are your traditional hayrides, there are haunted hayrides, hayrides to go pumpkin picking, hayrides to go apple picking... you name it, there is a hayride for it.  Though I don't think my allergies love the hay so much, the little kid in me LOVES going on hay rides!


eight// Owls everywhere.  I know I have told you all time and time again how much I love owls.  Well fall is amazing because owls are apparently the perfect fall decor.... which means I can stock up on all sorts of owl things for my house.  Now just because owls are considered to be "fall" decor, that doesn't mean that you won't find them all around my house all throughout the year.  As long as it doesn't look too "fall" or too "Halloween" you can bet that those owls will be sitting out all year long.  Right now Pier 1 has some fabulous owls that I am dying to get my hands on, but I am also trying to be good and not spend money.  Here's hoping they go on clearance soon and that I can use my 20% birthday coupon that applies to clearance goods!

nine// Fall beer.  As everyone also pretty much knows I am a craft beer fanatic (thanks husband!) and I love the beers that come out in fall.  I am a HUGE fan of Oktoberfest beers and if it is even possible I am an even more HUGE fan of pumpkin beer.  I love when the pumpkin/Oktoberfest beers start coming out and I pretty much start stocking up on them as soon as I see them.  I think I may need to take a beer run soon as the holiday beers will start coming out soon and I won't be able to purchase my pumpkin beers again until next year... gotta get them while I still can!

Some Oktoberfest beer even made it on tap with our keg-o-rater
ten// Oktoberfest.  Speaking of Oktoberfest beer, I love going to Oktoberfest in Delaware every year, so I get really excited as fall gets closer knowing that it is almost time to celebrate Oktoberfest.  As fun as the Delaware Oktoberfest is, I believe M and I both have it on our "Bucket Lists" to go to Germany to celebrate Oktoberfest one year.  Maybe once we stop going to a million weddings and life calms down we will be able to make the trip out there!



eleven// Football is back.  Of course I am saving the best for last. Football is back.  One of my favorite things about fall is that football comes back.  Don't get me wrong, I like other sports, but football is by far, hands down, my most favorite sport to watch.  I love rooting for my Giants (even when they are having a terrible season), I love tailgating for football games, I love watching football games at home or at the bar with my friends.  I pretty much love everything about football and am so happy that it is back! (I love football so much, I even wrote an entire post about it here)

What are your favorite things about fall?

6 comments:

  1. That pumpkin bread looks amazing!! Who doesn't love the fall season :)

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  2. Fall is my fave too! Have you tried Pumpkin Spice Hershey kisses!? They are too die for!

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    1. Ohhhh... no I have not tried those. But they sound DELICIOUS! I did try the pumpkin spice oreos (not too bad) and some pumpkin spice yogurt covered pretzels I found at Wegman's and those were A-MAZE-ING.

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  3. Fall really is the BEST season of them all!

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  4. I love fall too. I can't help ,myself. Living in NC it stinks that fall doesn't get here until Nov. I remember it being fall by the middle of September. I lose precious months here!

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