Candles, Pumpkins, and Pie, oh my! We live in a world where masks are being normalized and handshakes are a thing of the past. That does not mean we cannot make this Autumn like all of the rest, filled with pumpkin-spiced lattes, and cozy cardigans. Here are some festive favorites of ours to get everyone in the spirit of Fall.
Fall Scented Candles
This Fall, we are turning over new leaves, leaving the summer of 2020 behind us. Tick the boxes on your Autumn bucket list by picking apples, baking cupcakes, roasting marshmallows, and navigating a corn maze. Even amidst a pandemic, we can still practice some of our favorite Fall traditions (as long as we are being safe and courteous to others). Time to watch some Halloween classics like “The Nightmare Before Christmas,” Disney Channel's “Halloweentown,” or “It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown.” Having a spooky night in with a great movie, hot chocolate, and an apple-scented pumpkin while cookies are baking in the oven is as good as any date. The cozier your space is, the better you will feel about winter coming. Some people lose their spirit during the holiday season and get the winter blues, but if you start off Fall right, you will thrive in your puffy jacket.
It can start with some shopping. Retail therapy can be just what a girl needs. I love lighting an autumnal candle, putting a fuzzy blanket in the dryer to get nice and warm, then curling up with a nice book. Having a space in your home to unwind and do what makes you happy is what Fall is all about. It may be time to treat yourself to the pair of booties you’ve had your eye on, or a new chunky sweater. Fall is a time to celebrate what is important in life: family and friends.
Start getting ready for the weather to drop, and hat hair to be the new look. We are falling for this new season and cannot wait to break out the turkey and apple pie. We are all capable of making new and happy memories this Autumn season, despite being in a pandemic. You can always look up into the trees, admire the changing leaves, and know that everything is going to be okay. Time to get in the spooky season of fall!