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Fallin’ for Fall

October 14, 2020 4 min read 10 Comments

Few times of the year instantly make people think of aromas, comfort, warmth, seasons, and coziness like fall.  It’s like a special place sandwiched right after an awesome summer and before the upcoming holidays. Throw in earth’s soaring colors that make you gasp at their beauty and it’s pretty hard to resist. 

To that I say, don’t!  Let go and FALL ALL IN! 

If you’re asking “where to start?”,  I’d answer indoors or out because I’ve got some thoughts for both!  

INDOOR ACTIVITIES

SPRUCE UP YOUR SPACE

Fairy lights, rustic blankets and throws, diffusers, scented candles, floral arrangements, wood and rope accessories, whatever your hearts delight! 

Whether you’re in an apartment, dorm, or back home, you can still bring in the autumn warmth by fall-ifying your space.

A little stuck on décorating ideas? Check out my article on Must-Have Fall Décor Ideas

BAKE SOME CLASSICS

Apple pie and cinnamon rolls and snickerdoodle cookies, oh my! 

Yep,  I’m a pure sucker for sweets, but fall sweets are just a whole other level of amazing! Pair them with a warm drink and let the cozy begin.

If you want to go to the next level, try personalizing classics with your own little spin; add a touch of rum (if you’re over 21), raisins, orange or lemon peel, eggnog, and any other flavorings that tickle your tummy to jazz up a classic!

COZY UP WITH SOME DRINKS (WARM OR CHILLED)

Speaking of cozy vibes, is it even fall if you haven’t had your quintessential seasonal drink? From chai lattes to sparkling apple cider and all the drinks in between, the possibilities are endless for drinks that scream ‘autumn’.

If you’re feeling extra brave, try your hand at making your own specialty drinks and wear that  barista crown for the night! In my 5 Drinks You’ll Love for Fall post, you’ll find some of my favorite at home recipes to fall for!

WATCH SOME FALL SPOOKY MOVIES

Love me a good movie…just not a huge fan of spooky ones.  What can I say (#stillscaredofthingsthatbumpinthenight). So when the crisp autumn air starts stirring the leaves and it’s a little drizzly and chilly, it’s the perfect time for some of my go to flicks/tv series:

My fav’s in no particular order:

  • Hocus Pocus
  • Halloweentown
  • Supernatural (TV Series)
  • The Vampire Diaries (TV Series)
  • Charmed (TV series)
  • The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina

GRAB A GOOD BOOK

Ahh, books! My English major heart will always have a special place for all things literature. So, if you like to get your read on too, check out 5 Items to Add to Your Spooky Fall Reading List for some of my favorite fall reads!

LISTEN TO A GOOD PLAYLIST

Playing some of your favourite cozy fall songs, in my opinion, is one of the quickest ways to get into the fall mood! 

One playlist I like to listen to when autumn rolls around is anything from alexrainbirdMusic’s (fall playlist). Their most recent -list “Indie/Indie-Folk Compilation – Autumn/Fall 2020 🍂 (1½-Hour Playlist)” is my fave.

PICK UP A NEW CRAFT

With the shorter and colder days, plus the pandemic, staying indoors while safely practicing social distancing seems to be our new norm, at least for a while. So why not pick up some new hobbies or crafts?

Journaling, learning a new learning language, working on personal growth,  painting, wood burning, gardening, are a few crafts that will keep your mind and soul growing.

OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES

WALK OR BIKE THROUGH A PARK

Where safe to do so for yourself and others, get fit and stay active while enjoying the autumn scenery plus air. 

COLLECT LEAVES AND ACORNS FOR FUTURE CRAFT PROJECTS

Think, painting, tracing, gluing, and decorating! The possibilities are endless when it comes to crafting so let your imagination and heart run wild. 

GO APPLE OR PUMPKIN PICKING

Check ahead so you’re aware and on board with safety precautions for you and yours, then go nuts for this quintessential fall activity.

HAVE A BONFIRE

For my non-apartment dwellers out there, take advantage of your backyard (or side yards) as well as the cooler temps blowing in and have yourself a good ‘ol bonfire—smores and all!  

For apartment dwellers, consider lighting up some candles and turning on Netflix’s Fireplace 4K. You’ll feel like you’re right there in the midst of a good ol’ bonfire. 

GO STARGAZING

Whether it’s on your fire escape, on your roof, or in your backyard take advantage of one thing that will never be crowded…the sky. If you have safe access and can, add a few small touches… think:  artificial moss, garland, fairy lights, gourds, textured fabrics that can be wrapped around the base of tall plants or a few throw pills, to create a beautiful atmosphere to gaze at the heavens on a crisp fall night!


But don’t let the fall fun and games stop here, for more autumn vibes check out the rest of my fall inspired posts:

What’s some of your favorite fall activities?

10 Comments

  • Steph October 15, 2020 at 11:52 am

    These are such great ways to enjoy fall! I love fall baking and crafting.

    • annaelleliz October 15, 2020 at 2:40 pm

      Thanks so much 😊! What’s some of your favorite treats to bake? I’m a cinnamon roll and pumpkin pie gal all day!

  • Singing A New Song October 15, 2020 at 10:17 am

    I’m always sad to see summer and beach days go, but never for long because I love all these fall activities so much!

    • annaelleliz October 15, 2020 at 2:39 pm

      I’ve never been a big fan of the heat of summer (honestly I’m always talking about how I can’t wait till it gets cold) but I do love the warmish long summer nights! You’re so right though about appreciating the next season, too!

  • Lori | LoriGeurin.com October 14, 2020 at 1:18 pm

    Going on long walks outdoors and seeing all the fall colors is one of my favorite things right now. I’m gonna have to remember the stargazing tip – love this!

    • annaelleliz October 14, 2020 at 7:41 pm

      Aww I’d for sure add stargazing to the list! Totally agree with you about the taking in the fall scenery, there’s just something about the crisp air and the colors that just put you at peace 🍂!

  • Mimi October 14, 2020 at 11:01 am

    Sabrina puts me in such a fall mood, I definitely need to do a rewatch!

    • annaelleliz October 14, 2020 at 7:38 pm

      I love the orginal Sabrina to death, but the new series is definitely spookier which I love 🎃!

  • Reese October 14, 2020 at 10:43 am

    We have been working our way through some classic holiday movies! Netflix just released a new Halloween movie by Adam Sandler and it’s pretty cute!

    • annaelleliz October 14, 2020 at 7:35 pm

      I’ve seen the promo on my Netflix home screen, so now I’ll have to watch it 😊! Thanks so much for the recommendation!

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