Things that Happen in Fall

Fall is so close that I can taste it. I can literally taste it because I've been drinking Pumpkin Spice Lattes since Starbucks sent out the "secret" early code. Yep, I'm the weirdo ordering a hot drink while it's still in the 90s and 65% humidity here. Ugh, can it cool off already??? In the meantime I'll just drool over all the clothes, house decor, and food that will hopefully soon be in our midst. Here's a fun little roundup of even more things that happen in fall in my world :)

1. Candles, candles, everywhere! I love having candles burning in my houses any time of the day. Except the time that I'm not home, because that would be dangerous, right?? Haha Target has a great selection of candles and I love the warmer scents for the fall. The Signature Soy candles are only $10 for the large ones! Such a deal. When I'm in the mood to splurge I'll go to bath and body works to stock up on their famous fall scents. To see my top picks click here, here, and here.

2. Don't these apples look insanely good??? As much as I love to cook baking is not my forte. I would love to be able to whip up cakes and cookies like my friend Katie but I've just never been skilled in this area. This doesn't stop me from trying though.  Like most people, when the fall season rolls around I crave apple and pumpkin desserts. I found these on pinterest last year and knew I had to try them when the weather cooled down. To find the recipe click here. The bonus is that you bake them in a crockpot! So easy!

3. Canvas jackets are such an easy way to pull an outfit together. I live in sweaters but sometimes it's just nice to have a lightweight jacket. I bought this one last year and I also have a mossy green jacket in a similar style. I'm such a neutrals girl so this little guy was calling my name! I can't wait to start wearing it again.

4. Who doesn't love a good vest?? I have a couple that are in constant rotation during the fall and winter months. Mark got me a gray puffy vest a few years ago for Christmas that it great for more outdoorsy activities and I also have a furry North Face vest that he got me last year. The vest in the picture is my most recent purchase from Old Navy. I love that it's super light weight and has a quilted detail. It will be great to throw over the many many plaids I own. Speaking of plaids check out this one I got a few weeks back. So cute! I own waaaay too many but I love them.

5. I can't wait to pull out my scarves in just a few weeks or hopefully sooner! They just make every outfit so effortless and pulled together. My friend Stephanie and I talk about scarves and boots all summer long. We need to move to somewhere cooler lol. Plaid scarves were super trendy last year and I'm hoping the trend continues. They are so cute! The one above is from Forever 21 and such a steal at $12.90. I also like this one.

6. The leaves! I love seeing the leaves change. Since there aren't many trees that change colors near my house I love my drive into work. There are lots of trees in that area and they just remind me that the holidays are growing closer and closer.  I love this! We took this picture two years ago in Indiana and it brings back the best memories!

7. Mmm cookies! Remember how I said I'm not good at baking?? Well that doesn't stop me from making cookies! I made these pumpkin cookies a few times last year and I loved them! I will pretty much try any pumpkin dessert and these didn't fail in the yumminess department. Mark doesn't love pumpkin, which must have been why I made so many pumpkin things last year. He was deployed lol. This year I'll have to sneak in the pumpkin cookies and tell him they are normal. Do you think he will notice lol? Here is the recipe.

8. Yup more pumpkin stuff. Sorry! I haven't made this Crockpot Pumpkin Spice Latte recipe yet but when I was pinning it Mark asked me when I was going to make it. YAY! I'm glad that I won't have to drink the whole thing myself. Wait a minute... maybe I should make it when he's on a work trip. Just kidding, Mark :) I plan on making this next weekend. Mmm!

9. I love making chili in the fall, especially The Pioneer Woman's Chipotle Chicken Chili. Its just the right amount of smoky and spicy which is perfect in my book. I made this over Thanksgiving weekend last year and have made it countless times before that. Do yourself a favor and make this now!

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