Fall has so many great aspects to offer - so many things to do, places to see, foods to eat, scents to smell - what's not to love?! I've rounded up a few of my current favorites at the moment about fall and in general for this quite chilly Friday.
Friday Night Lights - I'm on the final season and so obsessed. I think I started watching about a month ago and have flown through it and find myself watching with ever free second and am not sure what I'l l'll do to keep myself occupied.
Crockpots - the last time we made a meal on the stove, oven or grill was… I can't remember when. It's been a huge crockpot kick around here (loving soups especially more than ever before).
Fall shopping - last year we got back from the honeymoon late September and jumped right into the end of wedding season plus football season so for the most part I didn't really do much fall shopping, just making do with what I had. It's been fun to have some leisurely shopping trips throughout the mall.
Neutrals - As much as I wear and love bright colors (not only in the summer but my eye goes to fall/winter brights too) but neutrals are so classic for me this year. Throughout the home as always but also in apparel. Of course, stripes and plaid too - I haven't worn much of those yet though.
Candles, Soaps and Scents - My parents had a fireplace, Derek's parents had a fireplace but our new house doesn't have a fireplace so last winter was the first time I really got into candles (I always used to be nervous of fires before, ha!) and wow - I've been missing out on all these fall scents. (Pumpkin cupcake, cinnamon pumpkin swirl, sweet cinnamon pumpkin, pumpkin pecan waffles).
Fall Temperatures - Having the windows open, waking up for walks in the cool morning temperatures is my kind of season.
Walks with Stella - Continuing on the previous, the current temperatures make walking easy. Morning, afternoon, evening - we're getting in at least two walks per day.
Date Nights - For our schedule these have been happening on Thursday nights whether just the two of us or with friends but I love that then end with the TGIT shows (Just Scandal and Murder, I'm not a Grey's fan)
Tailgates - Need I say more? I'm a tailgate gal (See the most recent here, here and here)
Lazy Football Days - While I would rather BE at the Penn State games, I do love being lazy and watching from the couch. Same goes for our new lazy Sunday NFL routine too.
Pumpkin Everything - While I don't like the taste of pumpkin anything, I do enjoy the smell as well as the sight. Tis the season.
Cookbooks - My favorite "go-to" place for recipe is of course Pinterest (or my mom) but with some more free time, I've been having fun flipping through the shelves of cookbooks that I do have.
Fall Outfits - This is the first week where there has really been a crisp feel in the air and I've really been enjoying dipping into my new and old fall clothes piles.
+ With my serious love for tailgates, it was interesting to read this article with tips to help make tailgate prep easier.
+ I've always loved Sperry's - the rain boots, the original shoe, but right now my favorites are the sneakers. I even got mine dirty in the rain a few wears in, found a simple way to clean them and they look good as new.
+ Our biggest rivalry game of the year is upon us this weekend - vs Ohio State. We almost beat them last year in double overtime and I'm hoping this is the year we do. Someone needs to overtake them and I'd love it to be us. It's an away game so we're having our second annual tailgate party at home to watch.
+ We're suppose to have our coldest temperatures yet this weekend so fall is definitely in full swing - stay warm!
Cheers to the Weekend!
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