Let’s face it, since the boom of social media and the rise of influencers, the autumn season has become a huge part of the year. No longer do we associate the falling of the leaves with the doom of going back to school. These days we have all new traditions and things to love about the season.
I myself am a huge lover of fall. If you’re not quite convinced, here are my top reasons why you should love autumn!
Pumpkin Spice! – I may have people calling me a #basicbitch for this, but I really don’t care. I fell in love with the Starbucks Pumpkin Spiced Lattes three years ago in my first year of university. Since then as soon as October rolls around I am on the prowl for spiced coffee. This year I also managed to find Pumpkin Spiced Baileys! So when I am feeling a little naughty, I spike my coffee with some of it and boom! Pumpkin Spiced Latte at home.
Wooly Jumpers! – One of my favourite things about this season is breaking out the sweaters and coats. There is nothing better than waking up for work on a cold fall morning and pulling on a turtleneck or oversized cardigan and rocking out into the cold with your coat and boots. I don’t know what it is! But I love it! My jumper collection is an ever-growing phenomenon that seems to double in size every year….I may have to have a clear out at some point before I buy some more. (Let me know if you would like a sweater haul post!).
Colours – The cooling weather means the leaves start to change colour and everywhere is covered in dark browns and burnt oranges. This is not only beautiful, especially if you live somewhere like me where there are lots of trees, but it is also Instagram worthy! If you’re a photography fan you will understand what I mean when I say, autumn brings a whole new depth to your pictures because of all the different shades of colours. The different hues can make a picture look stunning….even if the person in it is awkward and still learning how to pose. A throwback to 2016! >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
Candles! – I love candles all year round, but there is something special about candles in the autumn. Maybe its because it gets dark earlier, so you can put a candle on and sit in the soft light and relax. Or maybe it’s because of all the wonderful spicy scents the candles come in. I am currently burning three candles (because one is just not enough). I have Pumpkin Spice (of course) and Marshmallow Delight from PartyLite and I also have a jar from Villiage Candle called Autumn Comfort, which just smells like fall in a jar! I’ve learnt that life is enjoying the little things, so what I love to do is come home after a long day at work, put some music on, light a candle and unwind. Enjoy the moment.
Warm Fireplace and Wooly Socks – I see a theme developing here. Basically, in the colder months, I’m all about staying warm and cosy. And it feels so good to sit in front of a fire with your fluffy socks on with a cup of tea. I know technically I could do this all year (living in England it sure is cold enough too), but since fireplaces aren’t the best for the environment I only let myself light them through October to January. It also makes them more special. I’m quite lucky living in a forest, people are always trimming their trees and selling off the wood as firewood, so I know no trees are being cut down just to end up in my hearth.
Decorations – Five years ago I wouldn’t have bothered decorating my house for fall, it just wasn’t something you did in England. But in the last few years, Halloween has taken the UK by storm and now the shops are bursting with autumn and Halloween decor. I tend to go half and half, I have my red tartan blankets on the bed and by fake leaves hanging from my doorway, but through October I’ve also got jelly stickers on the window of cute ghosts and the words boo and fright night. As I said before, life is about enjoying the little things in life and making your home beautiful and festive for the holidays is something that makes me smile. Do you agree?
Traditions! – I have always loved Halloween, not so much the traditional trick or treating(I wasn’t allowed to do that as a child) but more the feeling in the air on all hallows eve. Have you felt it? There is something about the night that feels so spooky!
My family has a tradition that on Halloween we have a family feast, we all sit around the table together and enjoy a home cooked meal made from ingredients from the harvest. (Aside from Christmas dinner, this is my favourite meal of the year). We also do the more traditional carving of pumpkins and every year my brother and I watch all the Tim Burton cartoons. (This is Halloween, this is Halloween, pumpkin scream in the dead of night!….name that film!) Aside from Halloween, I also love bonfire night. I love dressing up in hats and gloves and going out into the night to watch fireworks. In our busy lives, it’s nice to take time out to enjoy things in the moment. If you’re going to see fireworks this year, I challenge you to leave your phone at home, watch the fireworks and enjoy, don’t watch them through a camera whilst filming a video you will never watch again!
So there you have it, my top reasons for why I love autumn! What are your favourite things about autumn? Let me know in the comments or on social media, just follow the links below.
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