cozy ways to enjoy fall

hygge

It is no secret that fall is my favorite season of all. Correspondingly, my two favorite months happen during the fall: October and November. Perhaps you can tell by my Instagram that there is not one thing that I do not love about this time of year. I suppose that it helps that fall in Washington is absolutely gorgeous! Seriously, just Google “Washington state in the fall” and you can decide for yourself. The leaves turning, the crispness in the air, the smell of the rain; I could go on and on. In lieu of going on for days, I wanted to share some cozy ways to enjoy fall.

cozy ways to enjoy fall

  • Go apple picking at a nearby orchard (bonus points if you bake apple pie with the apples).
  • Brew your own hot chocolate.
  • Write a gratitude list.
  • Bake everything pumpkin: pie, cookies, etc.
  • Jump in a pile of leaves.
  • Buy pumpkin scented candles.
  • Make hearty stews: chili, beef barley, chicken noodle soup, etc.
  • Create a nature-inspired scavenger hunt.
  • Decorate your home with fall-themed decor.
  • Wrap up in a cozy blanket on a chilly evening.
  • Visit nearby pumpkin patches.
  • Meditate in front of a warm fire.
  • Hike on a trail where the leaves are changing colors and falling.
  • Purchase outfits in warm fall colors: burgundy, olive, or mustard.
  • Start planning for Thanksgiving.
  • Cheer on your favorite sports team.
  • Donate to a food bank or volunteer at a local soup kitchen.
  • Unpack the boots, scarves, and beanies.

What are some reasons you love fall? How do you cozy up this time of year?

falling for fall

autumn

Not going to lie, fall is my absolute favorite season. From the crisp air to hearty stews, there is so much to love. Admittedly while growing up I always loved summer most. Mainly because it signaled a break from school. However, now summer is just a little less appealing between having to work and pay more in daycare. Then again, perhaps I love fall so much because my birthday month falls in this season.

twelve reasons to love fall

  1. Picking pumpkins from the pumpkin patch.
  2. Carving said pumpkins and roasting pumpkin seeds.
  3. Wearing cozy hats, scarves, socks, and sweaters.
  4. Snuggling up in large knit blankets.
  5. Drinking all of the warm coffees, hot chocolate, and teas.
  6. Cooking hearty dinners and stews.
  7. Baking all of the pies — apple, pumpkin, and more!
  8. Feeling the crisp chill in the air.
  9. Watching the leaves change color and fall.
  10. Lighting fall-scented candles.
  11. Perfect time for Harry Potter movie marathons.
  12. Celebrating my birthday.