Temperatures are beginning to fall as autumn is quickly approaching. Do you have any fall rituals to transition from the fun summer activities to the end of the year holidays? Here are ten ways to fall into the autumn season.
- One Saturday morning, get up early and make a loaf of pumpkin bread. This is a simple recipe that will make your house smell divine and will awaken fall taste buds!
- The annual closet switch. Instead of putting it off this year, do it sooner and reap the benefits of being prepared when the mornings start to get cooler than you expect.
- Fully embrace a football game. College or NFL, pick a team and a day and really give it all you’ve got for this great fall sport. Read up on football penalties, so you’ll better understand the game.
- Start thinking about your Christmas gift and card lists. If you’ve got more free time right now, get the cards done early so all you have to do in December is mail them.
- With cool fall evenings, make some warm apple cider instead of coffee for the after dinner beverage.
- Go ahead and pull your favorite blanket out of the cedar chest now. You may not need it for a month, but there is something so comforting when you see a favorite snuggle blanket.
- When your husband rakes the fall leaves, throw caution to the wind and go pounce on the pile. He might think your nuts, but you have to admit the thought of actually doing it gives you a giggle.
- Plan a Sunday drive when the leaves are changing. There is a stretch of 264 between Raleigh and Greenville, NC that is breathtaking toward the end of October. It’s worth the gas to view this beautiful fall foliage.
- Even if you don’t celebrate Halloween, get a pumpkin and a little bale of hay. It just looks really cute this time of year.
- Start taking evening walks. It’s not too hot or cold and the exercise will make you feel great and reduce some stress.
These are just ten ways to fall into autumn. Look around your home or community for fun fall activities now so that you can be ready when the time comes around. Consider reading a fun fall book to your kids. A hot spot in the triangle is always a trip to Ken’s Korny Corn Maze!
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