Renewal is in the air along with a few nostalgic scents such as fresh pumpkin muffins, hot hazelnut coffee and sweet caramel apple cinnamon buns. October brings in a joy for change with a drive to take on new challenges and opportunities.
As I kindly admit to you, spring and autumn are my favorite seasons, but let’s talk about fall for now 🙂 The mood. The aesthetic. The warm and cozy feeling produces relaxation. I feel so at home even when I’m not at home. I enjoy seeing pumpkin-themed everything in shops and neighborhoods. The cloudy days but sweet cool nights and warm sunshine mornings feels really nice…issa vibe and it’s a good one.
All I want to eat right now are pumpkin seeds, sweet potatoes and squash. -Autumn Vibes
I like layering my clothes, making pumpkin and sweet potato desserts, wearing anything favoring mustard and burnt-orange hues. Sitting outside and breathing in that warm-cool Texas breeze gets my creative juices flowing all day.
Watching leaves turn brilliantly from yellow-green to an auburn pigment puts me in a cozy mood, the kinda mood where you sit in your backyard and sip on lemon tea with a big bowl of butternut squash & sausage pasta while reading a PORTER magazine. Ahh…#lifeisgood
Butta Squash Some Social Goals
Ok did you get what I was doing with the title? Hehehe trying to stay in the autumn theme 🙂 How many blogtober posts have you read so far? I admire our fellow writers who take time to blog everyday of the month, it’s hard work but so satisfying to read.
While I’m not participating in blogtober, I’m feeling inspired to challenging myself in a different way by trying new autumn-themed activities.
Stepping out your comfort zone doesn’t have to be drastic. As long as the activity is new for you, it’s worth it.
My main focus is to explore and venture out into my community a bit, even in the smallest ways. Check out my autumn goals, it may give you ideas to do something new this season too:
Bake a Halloween theme cake for my mom’s birthday. One year, we bought her a cookie cake and ghost theme cupcakes. I want to surprise her with something unique this year. Better head to Pinterest! You have any Halloween theme recipes? Link them below 🙂
Pumpkin & Chocolate
Bake pumpkin and chocolate chips cookies, the two just seem like a perfect match. I mean you can’t go wrong with chocolate, am I right?
Last year, my sister and I did an haunted outdoor Japanese maze, it was so scary and kinda funny at the same time. I’m not big on spooky stuff but the social aspect is entertaining, so maybe this time around we’ll try a haunted house.
Can you believe the famous slasher film staring Jamie Lee Curtis came out 40 years ago?! I have the original film in my suspense movie collection, hopefully this one is just as good. My sis and I will go see this soon.
Autumn at the Arboretum
Visit the Dallas arboretum to learn more about seasonal plants and experience their Adventures in Neverland festival, which is an elaborate pumpkin village.
Corn Mazes & Hayrides
I hear navigating through corn mazes at night is most thrilling! Have you done a corn maze before? I never done a hayride before but it seems so autumny (if that’s a real word). LOL!
I never picked fresh apples from a tree, just seems like the autumn thing to do. What fruits have you picked from trees?
Solo Snuggle & Read
I picked up the book, How to Be A Bawse by Lilly Singh last year and have yet found time to read the inspirational piece, seems like a cozy activity to complete real soon.
Go to a farmer’s market and buy fresh butternut squash for homemade spaghetti and soup recipes. YUM!
That’s a wrap on my new adventures! Feeling inspired by my bucket list and you wanna try some new things for yourself? Check out my list of autumn-theme activities you can do this season!
Are you guys feeling the autumn vibe as much as I am this October? Need some inspiration for the cozy vibes, check out my Pinterest board below 👇🏾
What do you plan on doing this fall? Tell me three things on your autumn bucket list?
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