Fall 2018

How to Have the Best Fall Ever!

By Marlena Jones

The perfectly beautiful October days have begun. The midday sun illuminates the golden trees with Fall light and all you can hear is the sound of the yellowing leaves kissing the ground. The world feels like a golden paradise, drenched with soft rays that shine onto your face. It makes you nostalgic for people and places. Fall is fast, passes by before you even realize it. So, how do you make the best of it while it’s here?

Go to a Pumpkin Patch

I know this is a typical Fall activity but actually go! It is such a special experience to go to a pumpkin path with your loved ones and pick out the perfect pumpkin to take home while sipping on some apple cider you bought at a little stand near the patch. It makes it so much more special to carve the pumpkin you know you picked out yourself. Pumpkin patches are also the perfect place to take some Fall photos so snap some pictures while you’re there!

Marlena holding a pumpkin at the pumpkin patch

Spend a Day at a Corn Maze

Corn mazes are so much fun, even sometimes the scary kind (sometimes). It is a good way to get outside in the pretty Fall days and spend some time with friends and family. Everyone has fun going through mazes!!

path in a corn field

Have a Fire 

Go to the store, get marshmallows, Hershey’s candy bars, and graham crackers. Invite your friends over, have a fire and eat s’mores ALL NIGHT. These are the nights that bring the best conversations and memories.

friends roasting marshmallows around a campfire

Go Apple Picking

Ok this one is really fun. Find a local orchard that lets you pick apples and bring a basket to put them in! A lot of the time you can also make your own apple cider at these orchards or if not, at home! You’ll leave with a big yummy basket of fresh apples to bake into warm apple pies, crisps, and caramel apples.

boots gathered around a basket of apples

Bake, Bake, Bake

To me, there is nothing cozier than watching the wind blow outside while waiting for your cinnamon rolls to bake in the oven, the sweet smell filling your house. Searching for hours for the perfect sweets to bake with your mom on a Sunday, taking turns kneading the dough, secretly stealing a taste of the frosting, and finally being able to taste the warm finished product.

cinnamon roles in a tin

Go For a Walk

I know a lot of the time in the Fall it is easy to just stay inside where it’s warm and cozy BUT one of the best ways to soak up the season is to get outside and go for a walk. Fall makes me so nostalgic and whenever I get out and go for a walk, so many thoughts come to me. It’s a great way to think through things and admire the amazing colors outside during the Fall.

two people walking with umbrellas in the fall

Take Some Time to Read

Fall is the perfect season to sit down in a cozy corner and spend time reading poetry and novels with a soft throw to cuddle up in. This season is the perfect time for some calm vibes and self reflection.

cozy throw blanket and pillows near a fireplace

poetry book with tea cup on it

Wishing you many happy golden Fall days ahead, lots of cinnamon roll baking, family time, pumpkin patches, and many more cozy adventures this season.

xoxo,

Marlena | @marlenamariej

Photography by: Aleksandra Wąs | @fotografed_ and Pinterest

 

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