Fall into Fall!

We love the Fall and everything unique the shift in season brings. The cooler weather and upcoming holidays make for lots of fun festivities! Here are a few of our favorite ways to usher in the Fall: 

  1. Road Trip! Visit somewhere you have never been - or a place that’s too hot to visit during the summer. 

  2. Apple Festivals - Something magical happens at an apple festival.  Kids climb trees, and adults welcome moments of innocent fun.  Pick your own apples.  Drink apple cider, and gnaw into a juicy, caramel apple. 

  3. Pumpkin Festivals - Find a country farm offering a “pick your own pumpkin” option.  Don't forget to take pumpkin patch pictures, enjoy a wagon ride, pet the farm animals (watch out for those goats), and embrace the cool evening air.

  4. Embrace the falling leaves - Nothing induces laughter and itching more than raking the leaves into a big pile, running, and jumping!  (But watch out for the slugs!)

  5. Embrace your inner decorator-spirit - We love Pinterest and all the fall DIY options!  Create a door wreath, a table centerpiece, or a personal finger painting work of art made while embracing autumn sounds. 

  6. Natural Fall Scents - Ah, smell the smells!  Create a natural Smell Pot by placing apple pieces, orange peels, cloves and cinnamon in a pot of water. Simmer on the stove and enjoy.  Don’t have a free pot?  Reach for your natural pumpkin candle, or cinnamon and clove essential oils.

  7. Practice Gratitude - We all know we can do this all year, at any time.  However, intentionally thanking God and people in our lives opens our eyes to His blessings and opportunities. 

  8. Research a fall family tradition - Where did it come from?  Who started the tradition?  Around the fall and winter season my grandma would make a warm, fruit punch. My whole family looked forward to this seasonal drink. I don’t remember the name, but I loved the smell of its smell! However, I didn’t like drinking it because all the mushy fruit would get in the way of the liquid. This year, I hope to find out what it is and how to make it.