To me, I consider October to be the core of the fall season.
I’m excited for the coming winter months, and all that they bring, but at the same time it’s bittersweet because I really love fall-time!
As this month’s October recap, I’m going to be compiling a list of my favorite fall activities! Technically fall goes until mid-December, but after Thanksgiving I consider it winter. Anyone else agree with me?
So let’s cue the cozy drinks and fuzzy socks, shall we?
Every year my family buys a huge jug of apple cider from our local pumpkin patch/farm, and it is fantastic! I usually add a little sprinkle of cinnamon to the apple cider, which I would definitely recommend trying! It’s like all things fall in a mug!
Knit sweaters are universal for fall and winter, but I included them in this list because I’m OBSESSED with sweaters! Give me a chunky sweater, a pair of leggings, some boots, and a scarf, and I’ll wear it all season!
Hot Caramel Macchiatos
I’ve never been too keen on Pumpkin Spice drinks, so instead I substitute with Caramel Macchiatos! I don’t go to Starbucks very often, but if you do go, I recommend trying their Caramel Macchiato!
My local farm has the COOLEST corn mazes! They have different levels of maze difficulty depending on how long each maze takes. Within each maze there are different “keys” you need to find , and if you get them all you can get a free treat like a cup of warm apple cider!
I will probably always be a kid at heart. My sister and I try to make different “settings” out of the leaf piles. One year we made a leaf pile swimming pool and tried to swim through them. Another year we made a campfire scene, which turned into quite an interesting role-play game. Let’s just say we were creative children…
Something about picking pumpkins and decorating them with my family has always been one of my favorite fall traditions. My sister and I watched an old home video not too long ago where I REFUSED to stick my hand into the pumpkin to pull out the goop and seeds. What can I say? I was a very sassy 1-year-old.
Roasting Pumpkin Seeds
If you ever roast pumpkin seeds, try seasoning them with butter and ranch powder. It sounds kinda strange, but it’s really quite delicious!
My family “half-celebrates” Halloween, as I call it. We don’t celebrate the Satanic aspect of Halloween, but we still dress up in cute costumes and go Trick-or-Treating with my cousins. Our rule for costumes is, “If it’s not God-honoring, don’t wear it”. This year my sister and I are going to do a partner costume together! 😀
Every Halloween my mom makes the best Crockpot chili when we go Trick-or-Treating with our cousins! We call it the “Crockpot holiday” because everyone who comes to my cousin’s Halloween party usually brings a Crockpot soup or treat to share!
My ideal fall afternoon would include a big chunky blanket, a good book or Bible study, and a mug of hot apple cider!
I hope you enjoyed this post! Let me know some of your favorite things about fall in the comments below! I’d love to hear from you!
Until next time!