Friday, September 6, 2013

falling into autumn.



autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower. 
[albert camus]


the changing of seasons is one of God's magnificent creations. winter is holidays, snow, hot chocolate, and a time of reflection for me. then there's spring. oh, my soul, do i love spring because it brings my favorite thing in nature: FLOWERS. they're God's little fingerprints springing up from the ground, making me smile. but don't forget about summer. warm weather, summer nights, fireworks, and strawberry lemonade.

and then comes fall. off all the seasons, fall is my favorite.
sweater weather. sooner football. scarves & boots. sunflowers. acorns. crunchy leaves. layers. pumpkin spice lattes. campfires & s'mores.
salted caramel mochas. vibrant leaves created by the Creator Himself. cooler temps. hoodies. candles that smell so good i could eat them.
breakfast for dinner. pumpkins. rainy days spent curled up with a book and hot tea. halloween. flannel shirts. chilly, foggy mornings.  
the walking dead comes back on (!!). hot soups. thanksgiving. jewel-toned nail polishes. caramel apples. fun fall trends. mums. candy corn.
purple wellies. hay rides. fuzzy socks. lattes. maple donuts. cardigans. october. pumpkin patches. cozy blankets & flannel sheets. fall foilage.

i get excited when i switch out tank tops for cardigans. i love exploring nature and collecting bits of autumn to place around the house or use in a craft. there is something about autumn that gets my creative juices flowing. i want to try new foods, create, and soak in all that fall brings.


autumn to-do list:

▸ bake a pie from scratch
▸ try apple cider
▸ have coffee with a friend and talk about life
▸ make leaf art
▸ carve a pumpkin
▸ bake pumpkin spice cookies with white chocolate chips
▸ eat a lot of soup
▸ capture beautiful nature
▸ sit under the stars with pumpkin spice coffee
▸ try a fun DIY pinterest craft
▸ crochet a scarf or beanie
▸ try macarons
▸ take a mini road trip