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8 Oct 2014

Fall for Autumn

Today has felt so Autumnal and I love it! I realised that October is probably my favourite month of the year so I thought I would write about my favourite things about this lovely season. 

New beginnings
Even though Autumn technically is the end of things. It marks the year drawing to a close. Everything in nature is dying and so on but to me Autumn has always felt like a new beginning. Like you are shedding away everything that has happened all year just like the trees are shedding their leaves. You're going back to school or university and it symbolises the opportunity to start afresh. 

The Colours 
 This is an obvious one that everyone says but I just LOVE the array of colours around my house during Autumn. There are so many trees around where I live, they form a canopy along my road so the street is literally every shade of orange, yellow and brown for the month of October, it's so beautiful!

The Cold 
 Okay so I usually hate the cold and come December I will be so sick of it, but in October it makes a nice change from the warmth of the summer. It means we get to wear lovely autumn clothes, wooly jumpers, hats, scarves, and coats, something about getting all this winter gear out again excites me!

The Dark 
 Once again, I will be sick of this by December and longing for the brightness of Summer again. But as the evenings start to get shorter in October, it means more time inside to snuggle up in front of the fire and watch tv or blog!

The Hot Drinks 
Speaking of snuggling up in front of the fire, there is nothing more comforting than sipping on a lovely tea, hot chocolate or latte whilst you look out at the cold darkness or the rain. 

♥ Halloween 
 Probably one of my favourite holidays, I love seeing how excited kids are (especially my nieces and nephew) to get dressed up and go trick or treating. Halloween games are always so much fun, remember dunking for apples as a kid? I also love getting dressed up myself and halloween parties are usually so much fun, it's so exciting to see everyone costumes and really funny! It really is just a time to be silly and have fun. 

Autumn make up and fashion
 Definitely my favourite time of year for make up and fashion. I adore dark lips and nails and the gorgeous colours that come in to style in Autumn, this year I'm really loving burgundy, mustard and tartan scarves!

Candles and fairy lights
 Is there anything prettier than twinkling lights? I bought a set of fairy lights for my bedroom the other day and they make the room so much warmer and charming. Candles are also a huge thing I love about Autumn, and Yankee Candle has such delicious Autumnal scents that add a lovely atmosphere!

Picking nuts
  I am sure I am not the only one who used to wrap up and go out picking hazel nuts and chestnuts that fell from the trees as a kid. I remember doing this every year with my mam, honestly some of my best childhood memories are autumn related things like picking nuts and Halloween parties. Now, I love taking my nieces and nephew for a walk down the avenue to collect them and have a competition to see who can collect the most nuts!

♥ The autumn sky
 Perhaps this is a weird one and I'm only just imagining it but I love how the sky is in Autumn, I swear its different to the rest of the year! It's a deeper shade of blue, I love the low angle of the sun in the sky (although this can be awfully annoying whilst driving) and nothing beats an autumn sunset!

There we have it! my 10 favourite things about Autumn. Let me know in the comments if you like any of these things too or remind me of anything I many have forgotten.
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Carmen Varner said...

Hot tea & Halloween. That sounds nice. I'm about to have a cuppa right now. I also love the colors! :] // itsCarmen.com ☼ ☯

Nicole Rose said...

I love everything about fall - especially the sweater weather it brings. :)

xx Nicole Rose

Kiki Mincks said...

My favorite are the smells. The air just has this natural crisp aroma. (:

Melissa Ortiz said...

This post has gotten me so excited for fall! haha. I especially love the hot drinks <3 there's just something so cozy about sitting in front of a fire while sipping on some hot chocolate.

Anna said...

:O WHAT?! There was never 10 things there...it felt like I'd read like only a few (I did read them all)...autumn is such a lovely season! I absolutely love the colours, the leaves all on the floor (only when they aren't soaking went through) it's horrid then :( the crunching of the leaves...oooohh, the sky too...ooohh the blankets too! I picked up some fairy lights the other day too, instant room transformation...I genuinely want to stay in my room forever though :) xxx

uncustomary said...

Yes! Autumn is hands down my favorite time of year, and I'm really glad you love it, too! I agree with all these activities and ideas. Halloween is definitely my peak point this season, but the rest is still beautiful.


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