I smell fall in the air!
Goodbye sun dresses, iced coffee, and watermelon. Hello oversized sweaters, hot apple cider, and squash.
When the air gets cool enough to start packing up the shorts and pulling out the light sweaters, I feel the mixed emotions of serene calmness and gut-filled excitement. Autumn always seems to lead into good things. That crispy autumn breeze, the floating and drifting leaves, the crackle of the logs over an open fire all signal that there is magic in the air. F. Scott Fitzgerald stated it best when writing The Great Gatsby, “Life starts over again when it gets crisp in the fall.”
The changing of the weather signals more time coming with family and friends through the holiday season. Before all of the fun craziness of the season starts, take some time to look into your wardrobe, goals, daily routines, relationships, and habits. I will be looking inwardly right along with you! Seize the moment with the changing of the seasons. Bring it all in, look around you, and breathe. Welcome to fall y’all!
Here are some helpful links to help you get into the mood:
Country Living wrote about the best small towns for leaf peeping a few months ago. Check out the list and see if you can get away for a weekend: 50 Small Towns Across America with the most Beautiful Fall Foliage.
Sweet potato pie season is just around the corner (if not already here!) Check out the recipe in Garden & Gun for a perfected sweet potato pie. Right now I am trying out a few different gluten free pie crusts to see if I can get my pie to taste as good as those photos look!
And with the weather cooling down, you may want to try our homemade white hot chocolate. Hot chocolate warms everyone up during these increasingly cooler nights. It will soon get chilly as winter approaches!
I look forward to keeping in touch with y’all throughout this fall!
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