5 Ways to Jump Into Fall

Fall brings with it all sorts of fun traditions and fuzzy feelings.  Jump into the season with us with one of our 5 favorite ways of getting in the fun fall mood…

1. Fill the House with Fall Scents

by Neissa Brown Springmann

by Neissa

“I love purchasing spice candles and filling my house with the scents of fall.

I also love putting a pot roast and veggies in the crock pot, leaving my home for several hours and then walking into a house filled with the delicious scents of the roast and veggies. It warms my heart!”

 

by Catherine Sanderson

by Catherine

“One of my favorite ways to get into the spirit of fall is by filling the house with a yummy fall/holiday scent on the stovetop. My mom always did this growing up and I loved it!  You can create a super simple holiday season scent by just putting a teaspoon or 2 of cinnamon and a few cloves in about 3 c. of water and bringing almost to a boil, then letting it simmer on the stove and adding water as needed.

For those who prefer a more specific recipe, this one from One Good Thing looks like a great option as well!”

2. Soak Up the Fall Weather

by Sha

by Sha

“I love Fall because it’s the best time to be on the lake. Boat traffic dies down, sunsets are incredible and the water is absolutely gorgeous! We like evening picnics on the boat with family and friends, go for a swim, and watch the sunset.  It’s a mini vacay 10 minutes from home!  The temperatures are even still pleasant enough for skiing or floating. We like to take our family and friends out for evening picnics, see the beautiful fall color changes and watch the sunset.  It’s a mini vacay 10 minutes away from home, and we come home feeling energized and refreshed.  As soon as Labor Day weekend is over, our favorite time on Lake Austin begins!”

by Kathleen

by Kathleen

Halloween Lake Escape

“Lake Austin is all ours in the fall!  In October, the water is warm, the Indian summer sun us shining and nobody else is on the lake.  I break out my “shorty” wetsuit in November, and then my full wetsuit in December. The best Lake Escape is our ‘Halloween Special Edition:’ one in which we all waterski and wake surf in costume.”

by Jill

by Jill

“I love the Fall! I love the first cold front where we can enjoy cool mornings… I love being able to sit outside on my deck and read the paper and have coffee with a blanket on because it’s a little chilly. I also just get a reenergizing, frisky feeling when I am outdoors in that first cool weather change!” 

3. Swap Out Your Closet

When Cary can't have what's on the left, she goes with what's on the right

When Cary can’t have what’s on the left, she goes with what’s on the right

by Cary

by Cary

“Every September, as I’m about to just stick my head in an oven and be done with it all, there arrives a tiny shift in the air. Ever so tiny, because it’s still 90 degrees outside, but a shift nonetheless. And as Burt proclaims in ‘Mary Poppins,’ I sense that ‘somethin’ is brewin’ and bout to begin’…so I excitedly power down the oven and make a mad dash to my closet. Once there, I catch my breath, brace myself and, with a vengeance, I fling aside the light cottons (I want to stick them in the oven too) and…there is my Autumn, in all its hued glory! Shining down on me — my validation that true Texas autumn has officially arrived — PLAIDS! CHECKS! Hues all a-burgundy, just waiting for me to don them (sometimes all at once) and go walk my frisky pups. And while the pups’ “frisk” lasts about 10 seconds, my coffee-like buzz remains, because I know that soon….well, sort of soon…well, sometime in the next 2 months…the temps will dip below 80 and my Fall hues and I will dance our Frisky Dance!” (photo caption: “When I can’t have what’s in that first picture, I go to what’s in the next one…)”

by Molly

by Molly

“Although it takes more time and thought to get dressed, I really love wearing jeans with boots and a colorful scarf as often as possible. It makes me feel snuggly and warm like the holidays :)”

 

by Neissa

by Neissa

“Nothing beats opening up the windows in my home and wearing sweatshirts :-)”

4. Embrace the Festive Decorations

by Amy

by Amy

“Halloween is ALWAYS anticipated at the Younkman house!  Every year we decorate, carve pumpkins, roast the seeds (yum!), and of course dress up.  Ever since the kids were toddlers, we have made trash bag ghosts stuffed with newspaper which we hang up all over the yard.” 

 

by Molly

by Molly

“I love driving down Exposition Boulevard and looking over at Tarrytown Methodist Church to see their lawn full of beautiful pumpkins!”

 

by Neissa

by Neissa

“I love pumpkin shopping and decorating my house and front porch for the Fall.”

5. Get Out & Enjoy the Fall Festivities

Sweetberry Farms

by Jill

by Jill

“I love to go to the Fall Festivals around Austin. I have been taking my kids for years to the Sweet Berry Farms Fall Festival near Marble Falls. They have a pumpkin patch, hayrides, mazes, all kinds of fun activities, and they still love to go even now as teenagers!”

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2 thoughts on “5 Ways to Jump Into Fall

  1. Elaine Seeber

    Loved all the stories/hints. I have started using the candle melts. I like them
    better than candles because candles have stained my walls. Just FYI.

    Reply
  2. Anonymous

    We’re do glad you enjoyed the stories/hints email. Very Interesting about the candle melts. Thank you for sharing your tip!

    Reply

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