Hot drinks, comfort foods, chunky sweaters and boots! Welcome, fall! Today is the first official day of the new season. In Atlanta, we’ve yet to fully transition to fall weather – today’s high is 82° – but I’m going to fall into fall by making my seasonal transition with my home decor and a few activities. I will admit that I jumped the gun and ordered my first pumpkin spice latte on Sept. 2, but can you blame me for not being able to resist the deliciousness.
Seasonal Living: Fall Bucket List
In case you need a little seasonal inspiration, I’ve created a fall bucket list for you all (click to download a .pdf version).
- Pull out your fall home decor
- Make or purchase caramel apples
- Enjoy a homemade pie
- Make S’mores
- Shop for fall clothes
- Try a new pumpkin recipe
- Watch Hocus Pocus
- Fall-inspired manicure and pedicure
- Get some candy corn
- Visit a pumpkin patch (or go apple picking)
- Sip on some apple cider (add in some adult libations if you’re 21+)
- Craft with pinecones or fall leaves
- Get your pumpkin spice latte on
- Stomp on a really crunchy leaf
Seasonal Living: Decor
My fall decor has been sitting in the Michael’s bag since I bought them weeks ago and today I’m finally pulling them out. Goodbye summer candles – hello gingered apple caramel and harvest peach fall scents. My fun and bright lemons will be packed away and replaced with these decorative pinecones and acorns that I found at the craft store. Bonus: they have a faint scent of cinnamon. I applaud all of you who decorate with fresh flowers – I am not that kind of girl. However, I do think flower arrangements are a great addition to any room and I’m replacing my bright white hydrangeas with these sunflowers. Finally, I’m super excited about these cute little sparkly pumpkins I found.
As the temperature cools, I’ll incorporate seasonal living into the meals I prepare and will come back to share some of my favorite recipes. However, that’s it for now! Enjoy fall, everyone!
P.S. I looked everywhere for a clip of the Rugrats episode where Susie or maybe it was Angelica is singing “Fall is here, fall is here, it’s a wonderful time of year!” Bonus points to anyone who can find it.