When my nose and toes start to get cold on a regular basis, I know fall is in the air.
I grew up in New England, so fall is a holiday unto its own. Like a local holiday. The whole dang season. And it deserves to be celebrated.
I LOVE LOVE LOVE fall. The cooler weather, the smell in the air – especially in the evenings – the warm, rustic colors (though I only get to experience a much milder color variation than when I lived in CT). And then there’s the urge, almost instinctual craving, to make things like apple crisp, soups and stews and anything with pumpkin. Sure, every season has its foods, but nothing so quite comforting as the fall. The transition from hot to cold.
In case you haven’t been able to tell throughout the course of my blog, I really enjoy the cold weather and hate hot, particularly humid weather – a large part of why I left the East Coast. And every year since we’ve been in the mountains, we’d had a freak snowfall in September. Nothing sizable but enough to let you know that things are a’changing, and quickly! That’s probably my only complaint – that fall doesn’t last a little bit longer before transitioning to winter.
One of the best things about fall is Halloween. I just love that dang holiday and I particularly love that my adult friends still love it too. One of my best girlfriends is the Halloween Queen. She doesn’t have any kids, but that doesn’t matter. Come labor day, she gets all her decorations up and even has a timer on her wall counting down the days to the beloved day. She dresses up each year at work, hosts a party (click here to see my post from last year about it, complete with pics!) and in the months before, plans out what new decor she’ll be ordering. I was just at her place last week and we salivated over her favorite Halloween catalog, dreaming up ideas of all the props and large scale decorations she could use.
With all this in mind, I’ve been drumming up ideas on how to incorporate my favorite season and holiday into my crafts and shop. Here are some sneak peaks:
What do you love most about fall? Please share and reminisce with me!