Right now, I am curled up on the couch with my Slanket, laptop, water, and a stack of magazines because I am sick with a nasty cold.
You’re very lucky that you cannot hear my annoying cough.
I feel pretty rotten, but the recent focus on fall everywhere from stores to blogs to commercials to magazines makes me happy.
As my personal pick-me-up, I figured that I’d make today’s post all about the things I love most about this time of year- even if it is still 80-something degrees outside, and I could easily still go swimming.
2. New television shows and the premieres of my old favorites
During the summer, Michael and I usually watch Family Feud, HGTV, and America’s Got Talent when all of our favorite shows are on hiatus. I’m usually very ready for them to return by this point though, and I cannot wait for new seasons of Bayou Billionaires, Duck Dynasty, Modern Family, New Girl, The Big Bang Theory, and Mike & Molly.
I realize that plug-ins and candles emit toxins, and I’ve even done a post about it. However, I simply cannot resist the fall scents at Bath & Body Works. To me, there’s nothing more relaxing than lighting one of their fireside candles and sitting by…well…the fire.
I swear that the air just has a different smell and feeling altogether during the fall. Whatever it is, I wish that I could just bottle it up.
I love decorating for the fall even more than I love decorating for Christmas (which is pretty obvious if you check out my fall Pinterest board).
Michael and I always say that our house was just made for fall decorations. Because of the earth tones throughout the house, it really does look pretty at this time of the year. I’ve actually been forcing myself to hold back on the decorating. I just cannot wait to put out all of my fall things!
I love Halloween and already bought a Halloween outfit for the baby (hopefully, he’ll arrive on time, so he can actually wear it). I’m not into all of the scary decorations and movies though. I like friendly looking ghosts, smiling pumpkins, and watching Hocus Pocus.
Pumpkin pie, turkey, applesauce… I love it all! Of course, the best part is spending time with family. Michael and I are fortunate to live near most of our immediate family, so we really get to make the rounds on Thanksgiving (which unfortunately also means eating three Thanksgiving meals).
We are so lucky to live near the mountains. Nothing is more beautiful than a drive along the Blue Ridge Parkway during the fall. I love taking fall drives, admiring the scenery, and stopping off at an orchard to pick some apples and pumpkins along the way. I’m so ready for it!
Truth be told, I am looking forward to wearing just about anything other than maternity clothes at this point in my pregnancy. But even if I wasn’t pregnant, I can guarantee that I’d still be excited about wearing my favorite scarves and boots again. Fall fashion is definitely my favorite of all four seasons.
Even though all of these things make me ridiculously giddy, my absolute new favorite thing about fall is the fact that my baby boy will be born during this season. All of the pumpkin spice lattes in the world cannot compare to that if you ask me.
What is your favorite thing about the fall? What is your favorite season?
It’s time for me to get some more rest. I hope you have a great day!
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I'm Erin, the woman behind the blog and current mama-to-be. Named after my signature smoothie, this blog is focused on health & wellness with a dash of life, love, Lucy, & Lionel. I hope you'll enjoy reading!