Fall! It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year

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I can’t lie–I love Fall. I love the visible changes that herald the arrival of this season. Where I live the tobacco comes in to the barns, the corn gets turned into mazes, the leaves become all sorts of beautiful colors. But the big thing to me is RED! I’m a red leaf freak! Love red leaves. I’ve always wanted my driveway to be bordered by bushes that turn bright red in the Autumn.

 

These are some of the great NEW Fall things I’m looking forward to this season.

Food and Drinks

In the Autumn you are either a pumpkin freak or an apple fan. I’m the latter. I don’t dislike pumpkin, it’s just not enough to build a life around. And, nutmeg just doesn’t do all that much for me. I even feel free to skip it, or greatly reduce it, in most apple recipes. Autumn is a time for root vegetables and squash; for soups and stews.  If you tailgate or host parties fall drinks become crucial–both alcoholic and non-alcoholic. And who doesn’t enjoy ribs? Or desert? Or nibbles? Even salad is delicious this time of year!

 

Crock-Pot Apple Butter BBQ Spare Ribs Harvest Cobb SaladAutumn Infused Water; Carmel Apple SangriaHearty Italian Chicken and Autumn Veggie SoupPumpkin, Spinach and Walnut SpaghettiAutumn Brittle; Cookie Sheet Apple Pie  (OK, I slipped in ONE old favorite!)

 

Memory Keeping

While I don’t do so much anymore–well, let’s be honest. How many duck-faced selfies do you want to take time to preserve? I know, right? So, suffice to say that the teen years aren’t as much fun to document and embellish for the scrapbooks–or even the photo book! SMASH books–yes, I could SMASH some duck faces, LOL. Here are some lovely scrapbook pages you can use for inspiration.

 

 

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Fun Stuff

Bucket lists can be fun–or stressful, depending on your take. Remember, many of these things–like Corn Mazes, Hay Rides, Pumpkin Patch trips can really add up. Look for freebies. Churches often do these as an alternative to scary Halloween. A donation maybe requested. Just because Pinterest says its great, doesn’t mean it is! Do what your family enjoys. These are merely suggestions. Plus, Mom’s who love to Scrapbook need these activities to fuel their hobby!! So, to do Snapchat and Instagram addicted young girl friends (sorry, guys)!

 

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Do you enjoy Fall? What’s your favorite Fall food or drink? Activity? Football–yes or no? Leave me a comment or link to your own Fall favorites or other fall-themed post.

And then there’s …… Football…

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…and, all the men (and a surprising number of women) said AMEN.

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One thought on “Fall! It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year

  1. sjbraun

    My favorite part of fall has to be football games — because of the band at halftime, of course 🙂 I love both apple and pumpkin flavors, and all the colors, and the cooler weather — happy fall to you!

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