September 24, 2014

Autumn favorites - monthly link up

Autumn is here! I LOVE (uh-oh, all caps, you know this is serious!) this time of year! Cool weather beautiful colors (remember when I posted this? I'm so excited for colors like those to take over my little city!) That isn't my house, I took this last year during an afternoon drive through town. How cute is that house though!? A white picket fence, huge trees, AND a tree house!? Oh! By the by I found this little article on autumn vs fall - I don't side with them on either spot as to why I use Autumn over Fall - I just like the way it sounds better... It sounds more autumny - as in hearing both words, I picture the leaves and colors and cooler weather when I hear the word Autumn vs when I hear the word Fall. Which do you prefer?

I'm linking up with Kiki over at in its time and Amber over at under the oklahoma sky for this month's Circle link up!

We are talking all about Autumn favorites!!

My favorite autumn fashion: Definitely scarves and cardigans! I have a plethora of them both, and I've tried to get rid of some of the scarves that I don't wear over the years, but somehow I just can't!

My favorite autumn drink: Not to be cliché, but I do love pumpkin spice lattes... How can I not!? I can't say I am a fan of pumpkin flavored everything though, because I've had some pumpkin flavored things that just didn't taste very good... I also love sparkling apple cider (or apple cider of any kind really), and this is about the time I usually get it and try to keep some in the fridge at all times!

On my autumn bucket list: I would love to visit Apple Hill this year! Maybe go apple picking, or pumpkin picking, or just to walk around and enjoy the sights!!!

My favorite autumn recipe: I love to bake, but one of my favorite fall recipes comes from a box... these pumpkin pie bars from Krusteaz are amazing (if you haven't tried these, stop what you are doing and go get them! Why are you still reading? Go get them!!!)!! I also love chocolate chip banana bread! For some reason banana bread makes me think of cooler weather and colorful leaves. My mom made it all the time growing up and I have her recipe that I use to create this awesome goodness year after year! And you can always add pumpkin to the banana bread to make it extra festive!

My favorite autumn scent: Besides the crisp scent of cooler air, I love anything cinnamon spice... I know that some people might think of this as a Christmas scent, but to me, this scent starts now with autumn and goes into Christmas!!

My favorite autumn holiday: Thanksgiving! Growing up, we never had a huge gathering (we always gathered for Christmas), or even followed tradition of having turkey and mashed potatoes, but it was always special to gather together with my immediate family!

What autumn weather is like in my town: Well, I can't really speak from much experience as this is only our second year here. Last year the weather started to get cooler and stay cooler mid-late september, and we had the first snow at the end of October. I feel like we have had a pretty mild summer, so I'm not sure what to expect this year. My ideal autumn weather

If you want to see all things autumn check out my pinterest board! What are your autumn favorites!?


  1. I love love love scarves. I have way too many, and I crochet way too many, and it's just a problem. haha :)

    1. haha yes! I'm glad it's not just me ;)

  2. Ooh, just the name Apple Hill has me intrigued. It sounds like the perfect place to go this fall! If you go, you'll have to share some photos so I can live vicariously through you. :)

    And banana bread, cinnamon, Thanksgiving, and pumpkin pie bars? Mmm, fall sounds even better now!

    1. doesn't it! I haven't been, but I've heard so many good things from friends about it! I will most definitely be taking pictures if we go!! :) Have you tried those pumpkin pie bars? If you do, careful cause it's pretty easy to eat more than one! ;) haha

  3. Apple Hill looks fabulous! I hope you get the chance to go! :-)

  4. I'm here for The Circle. Yes, I realize it was like two weeks ago. Oops!

    Cinnamon spice is such a great smell!

    And as for Thanksgiving, it's my favorite fall holiday too! :)

    1. Hi! oh no worries! I really love cinnamon spice! All year round! Yay for Thanksgiving!!


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