Megan Again : A Few Fall Favorites
By Megan Wirts
We have entered my most favorite time of the year.
I love fall or autumn, whatever you want to call it, I am freaking nuts about it. I love almost everything about it. I say “almost everything”, because I hate being cold and with fall comes the cold, I’m cold right now just thinking about it. If every fall day could be...
...one of those days where it’s crisp and cool in the morning and warm and sunny by early afternoon, then I would have absolutely nothing to dislike about this deliciously cozy season.
Besides the fickle Michigan weather, there really are plenty of things to love. I probably could write a novel about all the things I love about it, but I thought I would save that for another time and narrowed it down to my five favorites.
1. Two words: Pumpkin Spice. That’s right I am a stereotypical mom that loves wearing yoga pants while drinking a pumpkin spice latte. I don’t care if you think that’s basic, I love it and I own it dang it. As soon as I get a hint of fall weather I break out my pumpkin spice and I will put that crap on everything. I want to only smell cinnamon and nutmeg and cloves for a good 4 months. Give me the candles, the air fresheners and pumpkin spice infused lotions. I will then bake all kinds of pumpkin pie, pumpkin cheesecake, pumpkin cookies, pumpkin cupcakes and anything else you can imagine made from that glorious orange gourd. Then I will sprinkle it on my carpet and in my hair! I will ingest it, smell it and wear it. It is fall and in the fall we do pumpkin spice.
2. Crafting. I love to do a good fall crafting day. I will totally take dead corn husks and put those babies all over my house. Give me a dried apple, I’m making a wreath out of it. Found some leaves on the ground outside, let me mod podge those onto a bottle. Give me a glue gun and some twine, add a little wine and I’m crafting people!
3. The colors of the changing leaves. I love all the colors, the deep reds, bright oranges and yellows. If you haven’t driven down country road lined with an array of trees adorned with beautiful fall foliage, you are missing out. Go and bask in the beauty and then collect those leaves for some crafting.
4. Soccer Saturday. That’s right folks, I’m a bona fide soccer mom. I love sitting on the sidelines cheering on my small people. I might be wearing 4 shirts, two pairs of pants and basically bundled up like it’s the middle of January one week and then wearing shorts and a t-shirt the next, but I’m there and I’m yelling “GOOOOOAAAALLLL!” like it’s the World Cup. Ok, my kids did tell me to chill on the yelling, but I’m yelling it in my head…GOOOOOAAAALLL!!
5.Last but not least, Halloween. I. Love. Halloween. A night where I get to where a costume and eat candy? Yes, please! Not only do I have pumpkins and cornstalks all over my yard and house, I’ve got skeletons and ghosts hanging from trees. I have witch’s hats, cauldrons and spider webs everywhere. It’s also the time for haunted houses, haunted hayrides and trails of terror. I love the excitement and the adrenaline rush of getting scared, while knowing that it’s really nothing to be afraid of. Then there are the parties! I love me a good Halloween party. I throw a big party every year and we play games and eat like gluttonous creatures of the night. On November 1st, I’m already planning for the next year. Halloween ranks right up there with Christmas for me. If Halloween had gifts and Christmas had costumes…well…it would be perfect.
I just can’t enough of this time of year. Soon the leaves will all be gone and the snow will cover the ground. (I know, shut my mouth!) That’s when I wish I could just go into hibernation mode and not leave my warm cozy house.
So get out there and enjoy this fall season before it slips us by.
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