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September 22, 2021

The Wonderful Days of Fall, and All It's Warm Aromas

 It's officially Fall Y'all

That's right. It's here!
Were you ready for it? I am always going back and forth with this one. I feel like Summers get shorter and shorter.
I've always said Spring is my favorite season, for many reasons. My birthday is in Spring. Easter, which is my favorite holiday. I love when all things are blooming, sprouting, and peeping back out. It's a time to start fresh and get out there. 
There was also a designated vacation(Spring Break)!

I still consider Spring my favorite, but Fall is definitely growing on me as I get older.
Who doesn't want a natural clock telling them it's time to slow down, let things settle, and take a break! Amen!
Let me tell you, we need it!
We need that time to relax, rest, and reflect.
There are so many wonderful things going on that really bring the season to life, for me.
One of my favorite things about Fall is all the amazing scents that come with it!




1. First, for me, is sweet harvested hay! Oh, the nostalgia!
If you grew up on a farm, have driven down a country road, or ridden on a hayride, you'll understand.
If you know, you know. 

2. The smell of a bit ole pot of chili.
As I've gotten older, chili has definitely become one of my Fall favorites.
We are always busy, and winding down the day with a meal that you didn't have to stand and cook for over an hour is a win. Crock pot, slow cooker, whatever you call it, it's my best friend.
This is the Crock-Pot I've had for years. Simple 8 quart from Walmart. Not fancy, but it is well-used.
Plus, you really can't mess it up. Add whatever you want, beans, veggies, meat, spices.

3. While I'm talking about cooking, well go to baking.
I am admittedly the worst baker. I burn the pre-cut, break and bakes. No lie.
Daughter #2 and the hubs are the bakers. I love all the Fall pies. Apple or pumpkin, Yum! I'll take both.

4. I'm in Ohio, so if you have a fireplace, you use it! I cannot remember a Fall where you didn't smell firewood. It's just one of those staple smells. Even if it isn't a fireplace inside, someone is having a "bon fire" somewhere near. It's that distinct, sweet, burning smell.

5. Leaves are another distinct smell. Specifically wet leaves, if you're in Ohio. We seem to get more rain at the end of Summer, and into Fall, than we do in the Spring(most years).
PSA: my husband wants to personally thank the person who invented the leaf-blower!
I can only describe the scent as crisp, sweet, and humid.

6. Candles! I actually say Yum!, even though you don't eat them. If I could, I probably would!
Seriously, just the names of these sound sooo good! Apple cider, berries, pumpkin spice, cinnamon roll, hazelnut mocha, chai, fireside, toasted marshmallow, pumpkin banana scone. The list could go on and on!
Just go! Go check out these Yum Candles!

7. Lastly, and maybe my second favorite, is hot drinks!
Whether it be a pot of coffee(year-round for me), hot apple cider, a good ole chai latte, pumpkin spice frappé, or homemade hot cocoa, I'll take any of them!
What is your favorite "Fall" beverage?
Do you have a recipe? 
I am going to embrace this Fall. It has been one crazy busy year, and I'm ready for shorter days, and more indoor activities.
I plan to spend as much time as I can curled up in my fuzzy pants with my Chai latte and a good book!
What are some of your favorite Fall activities?

If you love Fall decor and are looking for some new things, check out Shein (10% off your first order), or Society6 
Both of these sites have some of the best Fall and even Halloween decor items. Everything from pillow covers, wall art, throws, coffee mugs, to door mats and outdoor flags.
Such cute stuff!

Be sure to let me know how you feel about Fall/Autumn.
I love to hear from you!
Happy Fall Y'all!
Be blessed.














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