Autumn is officially here! I absolutely LOVE this time of year. Everything about it creates exciting, holiday-esque vibes, from the smell of the seasonal candles to the sound of leaves crunching under my feet.
Here’s autumn in five senses and my favorite parts of each of them!
Bath & Body Works Candles
Candles are one of my favorite ways to bring the fall season indoors. Scents of pumpkin, caramel, and leaves just bring such joy to my heart! My favorite autumnal candles are from Bath & Body Works.
You guys, this fall season B&BW’s candle game is STRONG. They are pretty much always amazing, but this year the packaging is so flipping adorable and the scents are better than ever. If you pass a store, definitely take a sniff! But be warned, you will not go home empty handed!
There is something about fall, brisk air that just makes me want to take a deep breath. I’ll occasionally catch distinct scents of apple, bonfires, and damp earth. It’s chilly but also fresh and enlivening. Ahhh — just thinking of it gets me excited for our cooler days to come!
Whether we’re going for a walk or building a leaf pile, hearing the crunch of fall leaves is just satisfying. Having grown up in Houston, crunchy leaves were foreign to me until I left for college. Yes, I was the 20-year-old walking around campus looking for the next perfect leaf to step on.
This year I’ve already started passing my love of crunching leaves to Nolan, who finds it to be just as much fun as I do! 🙂
I’m pretty sure there is a button somewhere that someone pushes every year on September 1st that triggers pumpkins to take over everything! Pumpkin coffee, pumpkin pastries, actual pumpkins, everywhere pumpkins! Call me basic but I flippin’ love it.
PS: Have you tried the new Pumpkin Spice Chai Tea Latte from Starbucks? It’s incredible.
Leaves changing color
This is a common one but still worth mentioning. I mean, does it get more beautiful?
Go Buckeyes! (Had to do it.)
As soon as football starts I KNOW fall is here. Full disclosure: I don’t always watch every minute of every game. BUT I do enjoy watching and I looove the energy that having a good game on the TV creates in the house. Add an autumnal beer or apple cider mimosa and that’s my idea of a perfect Saturday night in October!
The change of seasons from summer to fall also means a change in wardrobe. Yay for getting to wear things we haven’t worn in six months! One of my favorite fall clothing essentials is sweaters!
I love me a good, soft sweater. I actually have multiples in more than one. Because when you find the perfect sweater, why only have it in one color?
I’m a year-round blankets girl, but sweating under a blanket in the summer is just not the same as cozying up under one when it’s chilly outside. Even better — slipping into cold sheets and slowly warming up under the comfiness of a fluffy throw. Yassss.
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