Tuesday, September 21, 2010

8 Things I love about fall!!!

I have never really been a fan of cooler weather, but I have learned to love the coziness that fall brings. Below are a few of my favorite things:

Argyle socks! I already own four pair, and the collection seems to be growing, these are from Sock Theory, I wear them with skirts under pants, or even just with my PJ shorts hanging around the house.
Making soups, squash and apple soup, chicken soup, Julias awesome French Onion soup, potato and ham soup! Make em up in large batches and freeze them in containers so I ALWAYS have something warm to eat. And OHOH! this weekend I am going to make a pumpkin coconut soup with ginger!! I cant WAIT!

Pumpkin spice lattes from Starbucks or pretty much anywhere that does them right. I also like to make my self what I call a "sleeper nightcap" in the cooler months, Soy or almond milk, a touch of honey, lots of cinnamon, ginger and nutmeg. Warmed up on the stove, sometimes I add a dollop of whipped cream or a shot of baileys if I am feeling REALLY naughty lol. I knock out like a dream.

Cake batter, rum spice, Pumpkin scented candles, allover the house!

Knitting, or in my case trying to at least knit two consistent rows!

Fall decorating, mm I love making the house look all cozy, with candles and decorations. I love the above garland idea on the mantel with candles, I don't have a mantle, but I do have an area near the stair case that I could decorate.

The smells of dead leaves and fresh apples growing.
Last but not least taking Hudson here, to go pick out pumpkins, go on a hay ride and see the horses!!
We are going to take him week after next! Picture time!


Mrs Munster said...

You made me wanna get argyle socks now!
Lots of pumpkin going on :) I think it must be American thing. Brits surely do have em for Halloween to carve put I'm not sure whether they are used much in food...Does it taste really sweet in food?

Heather said...

no not sweet,sinces its a squash, it doesnt really have an actuakl taste, but the spices that you generally use with it, Cinnamon,nutmeg, sugar, can make it taste sweet in food.