It’s the most wonderful time of the year… and I’m not talking about the holiday season. It’s fall! October has arrived, and everyone is in the spirit of cold weather, warm clothing and all things pumpkin. While I enjoy most everything that comes along with this season, there are a few aspects of fall that I hold nearer and dearer to my heart. If you’d like to start getting in the spirit of fall, make sure you try out these fall Favorites of mine!
1. Bath & Body Works Candles
This one is obvious, but these candles deserve all the appreciation they can get. Bath & Body comes up with the most unique, aromatic, and deliciously-scented candles each fall. Each year I wonder how they could possibly come up with new and exciting fall scents, but somehow they do it. My favorite has always been Pumpkin Pecan Waffle, but no matter which candle you choose, you can count on it to make your home smell like autumn.
2. The Peanuts / Charlie Brown
Something about this timeless cartoon series just screams “FALL” to me. Once autumn hits, I’m constantly playing my “Peanuts Greatest Hits” vinyl record – the Vince Guaraldi Trio’s jazzy tunes fit the season so well. And I can’t forget “It’s the Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown!” I may be an adult, but I still watch the Halloween special at least twice throughout the month of October.
3. Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies
Every fall, I get requests from my family, friends, and neighbors to bake these cookies. They’re so simple, yet so delicious. The tip is to use mini chocolate chips – they provide the perfect subtle amount of chocolate throughout each soft cookie. This recipe from A Family Feast is my go-to.
4. Pumpkin Coffee
No, I don’t mean Pumpkin Spice Lattes. I’m talking about the real stuff. Almost every coffee company creates pumpkin-flavored versions, but these two flavors (conveniently sold at T.J.Maxx) are my favorites. Whether you decide to load your coffee down with cream and sugar or drink it black, the pumpkin flavor will be unmistakable.
5. Oatifix Fresh Face Mask
I have definitely mentioned this Lush face mask in a previous post, but it’s a staple for me during the fall. The oatmeal and ground almonds in the mask create such a wonderful fall aroma. Not to mention, Oatifix gets rid of any flakiness brought about by the cooler fall weather!