Thursday, August 28, 2014

Friday favorites: Fall edition!

“Fall has always been my favorite season. The time when everything bursts with its last beauty, as if nature had been saving up all year for the grand finale.”
Lauren DeStefano, Wither    

Goldenrod path
I've been waiting all summer to do a Fall Friday favorites post and I just can't wait any longer!  I love love love fall!  I love the weather, the clothes, the leaves, the pumpkins, the apples, the holidays!  I love decorating for fall.  I love it all! 

1.  Fall decorating

I love decorating the house for fall.  I do both the inside and outside.  The outside usually consists of sort of mixture of wreaths, pumpkins, and mums.  I've been known to throw a hay bale and cornstalk in there too!  This year I am looking forward to receiving this new fall wreath I ordered from Plow and Hearth.

Fall Feathers Wreath, 22

Last year's décor

2.  Apple picking
This has become our little family tradition since Nick was born.  We have quite a few apple orchards around us, but we have a special one we keep going back to.   It's not too big, not too small, and has good quality apples.  They also have some farm animals for the kids to feed, and a little hay bale maze.  Oh, and apple cider donuts too.  YUUMMM.  I probably have about 1000 apple picking pictures, but I will only force you to look at a few.  :)

3. Halloween
I have always loved Halloween.  Trick or treating, costumes, Halloween parties, and of course CANDY (and maybe just a couple tricks)!  I also love to watch "It's the Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown."  I was so disappointed when Nick had no interest in watching it last year.  Well, maybe this year!!

Nick's 1st Halloween.  My cute panda!

This was my favorite costume yet!  I was a yellow crayon, but I'm not showing pictures of that :)

4.  The changing colors of the trees
Fall is such a beautiful season here in the northeast.  It is absolutely breathtaking when the leaves change colors.  Oranges, reds, yellows...they are all beautiful.  We love to take a drive through the Adirondack mountains or out to Vermont when the leaves are at their peak.  You know, "leaf peeping" (BTW, I always thought that was such a silly expression!).  Nature's beauty can be astounding!

Covered bridge in these!

5.  Pumpkin craving and all things pumpkin
Pumpkin bread, pumpkin muffins, pumpkin lattes, pumpkin donuts, pumpkin cheesecake.  YES to all of it!  Although I don't really crave pumpkin any other time of the year, I can't get enough of it once fall hits!  And what is more fun than carving pumpkins??  OK, scooping out the guts is kind of gross, but I love the finished product!

So there you have it friends!  Some of my favorite things about fall. What are some of your favorites?  Do you have any special plans for the fall season?  Any fun family traditions?  I'd love to hear all about it!

Linking up with:
That Friday Blog Hop
Friday Favorites with Diary of a Real Housewife
Andrea, Erika and Narci for Friday Favorites
Friday Flash Blog
Oh Hey Friday



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  2. This post makes me so happy and giddy. I love fall so everything about this is pressing all feel good buttons :) Thanks for this on a Friday!! Have a great weekend, girl!

    1. I'm glad you enjoyed it!! Hope you have an awesome weekend!

  3. Swinging by from the link up. I'm so giddy for Fall too! You must get gorgeous Fall colors up in the Northeast! Love that wreath, too. I've got on my to-do list to start decorating next week. Fall technically starts after Labor Day, right?? :) Have a great weekend!

    Katie @ Cup of Tea

    1. Thanks for stopping by! Fall definitely starts after Labor day! :) Happy decorating!

  4. I love fall too! Everything about it! I'm getting excited!
    xo Krissy @ Sneakers and Sequins

    1. Hooray for fall! Thanks for checking out my blog!

  5. Stopping by from the link up. I am so jealous of the fall colors in the northeast. We don't get that in Texas! We're actually going on a fall foliage cruise this year just to see them. :)

    1. A fall foliage cruise sounds awesome! I hope you have a great time!

  6. I'm sad for summer to end but this post is making me all fall happy... I love pumpkin scented candles as well!!

    <3 Sarita

    1. I love pumpkin scented candles too! And apple! I think I am going to have to make a trip to the Yankee Candle outlet ASAP!

  7. Visiting from the Friday blog hop. Love the fall theme! Sometimes I wish I lived in a place where I could see changing of the leaves. Apple picking also looks like a lot of fun! I'll stick with It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown!

  8. Oooooooh, this just made me super excited for fall! It's my FAVOURITE season!

    Thanks for sharing (and for linking up to the #SHINEbloghop).

    Wishing you a lovely day.

  9. I'm really hoping we get an early Fall here in Florida. I'm ready for cooler weather, pumpkin everything, and bonfires! Thanks for sharing this with Hump Day Happenings.

  10. I'm a fan of all things fall too, I just wish we had more of a true fall here in south Texas. :)

    Pretty wreath!