Fall time means one thing for Brian and I - Birthday time! We are both coincidentally October babies. His is the 14th, mine the 26th. Once October rolls around the birthday month begins. Usually with Brian asking me the first day of October if I've been doing some birthday shopping (He is TOO adorable). Generally it feels like a month long celebration that I wish could last forever!
2. Autumn (My kitten girl!)
3 years ago (In November!) my mom and brother saw adorable kittens at a pet store "Free with $30 purchase", you know the feral barn cats that they try to pawn off on people. My mom has never been a cat person but for some reason she absolutely fell in love with the kittens. She told my brother not to tell me about them (in fear she would say yes to getting one!). My brother knowing the cat lover I had been ever since I was little, told me about the cute kittens. I had a dream that night I hid one away in my room, and when I woke I laid out a proposition for my mom so I could get the kitten. Obviously she caved, and I got to take home the most precious little Muted Calico- Torti (Yeah she's super special (:). Because her coloring reminds me of fall and pumpkins I named her Autumn, and she has become the little love of my life. (Brian is the big love of my life!)
3. Apple Picking
I think apple picking with Brian has become one of my favorite fall traditions. We are such little kids, we run through the rows of apple trees testing out all the different apples and throwing them around. It seriously is soo much fun. We always get hot apple cider after and eat delicious warm cider doughnuts. Though we never know what to do with all the apples we collect, it's the experience that's most rewarding.
4. Fall Flavors
Being a worker in an ice cream shop I can tell you I count down the days until we receive the delicious creamy gift that is pumpkin ice cream. Fall in general seems to bring tons of amazing flavors out of the woodwork, (Apples, Cinnamon, Caramel, Pumpkin,Nutmeg, Chocolate etc.). I'm a huge enthusiast of all things fall flavored, and I highly suggest you try some if you haven't been daring enough!
Going along with the theme of food, Fall is most supreme for baking. In the summer I can't get as into it since feeling like your going to break a sweat by opening or standing near an oven isn't really my thing. In Fall, the crisp weather makes opening that oven oh so toasty and sweet. (I'll currently be going on day three of baking in a row today)
When the air gets cool that means it's time for Brian's dad to start cranking on the wood stove. Growing up in a house with central heat(?), I never got to enjoy the glory that is the smell and feel of wood burning to warm the house. I can tell you there is nothing I love more than smelling that woodsy smell soaked into all of Brian's clothes. It means it's time for lots of cuddling and movie watching!
Though I may be a little old to be going door to door trick or treating it doesn't meant I don't love still putting together crazy costumes and putting on tons of makeup. Plus a holiday around candy is A-OKAY in my book!
I'll be the first to tell you how much I DESPISE sweating. I mean I truly hate summer for that. Feeling sticky and gross is in no way satisfying to me. This makes taking walks in the summer really uncomfortable for me. Brian is really into going for walks and bike rides all the time, but he knows not to push it in the summer (I get really cranky when I'm hot LOL). When I can throw on a cardigan or hoodie and comfortably walk around outside, that is the ultimate. I loveeee going for walks with Brian and the Fall makes it much more managable!
9. Snuggling and Blankets
As Brian would tell you, I am a 'coocooner' by nature. Give me a blanket and I"ll wrap it around myself so only my face sticks out. It's almost a habit. Except in the hot weather, yet again, makes this not very comfortable. Cool weather is the best conditions for blankets and snuggling. Besides being a coocooner, I'm also a HUGE snuggler. This weather makes me a very happy snuggly girl.
10. Plaid, Cardigans, Tights and Boots Galore
Though you really haven't experienced anything but my warm weather attire, I am truly a fall wear girl. More tights! More cardigans! I loveee how a dress is completely re-invented by adding these simple things. I also wear a lot of plaid (as does Brian, we tend to look silly and matching a lot!), and boots. In the fall/winter boots are my everyday. This year I have added two new beauties to my collection (can't wait to share!).
I'm pretty sure you can all agree, Thank God it's Fall time!
Oh and I think this means I'm ready to start blogging again (:
Currently Listening to: Orphans- The Gaslight Anthem