How to Make the Most Out of Autumn…(Even When You Live in a Non-Autumny Climate Like I Do…Sad Face).featured
To my Arizona and Virginia crews: I linked to some local spots you may like to check out!
–>Take a day trip to someplace a bit more autumn-esque.
Places to try:
- a local park where there is hopefully at least one variety of tree whose leaves are changing color!
–>Throw a Halloween, Dia de los Muertos, or fall harvest-themed party!
–>Watch movies or TV shows which take place during the fall or show the changing of the seasons.
One of my favorites:
- When Harry Met Sally – This movie has excellent footage of both autumn and winter New York. It’s magical!
–>Dress the part, even if the weather is not quite meeting you halfway yet.
Things to try (but please forgo the wool turtleneck):
- a favorite sweatshirt or sweater
- a soft, festive scarf
- woolly socks
- comfy jeans are a must
–>Visit a local farm or farmer’s market, where you’re sure to find in-season baked goodies, ripe fall fruits and veggies, cider, etc.
My local favorites:
- RoadRunner Park Farmers Market (in my ‘hood in North Phx)
- Singh Farms (Phx)
- Chesterfield Berry Farm (outside Ric VA)
–>Make fall-themed crafts and decorations.
- I love Martha’s hanging leaves, simply dipped in wax. I hope to find some choice leaves (and maybe a couple of pine cones, too) and make it this year!
–>Bake or cook your favorite autumn comfort foods.
Some of my favorites:
- chicken pot pie
- all kinds of chili
- baked, spiced apples
- lots of pumpkin treats!
–>Attend a fall festival…or several!
- Enchanted Pumpkin Garden – It was brand new when I went last year and it was so neat to hear Ray talk about his experiences as an artist, sculpture, carver, etc all while we watched him carve a large pumpkin! This year they are adding food trucks to the mix (yesss!) and offering several new activities…I hope to find one of the hidden pumpkin pins in order to be placed in the running to win one of Ray’s hand-carved pumpkins!
- Chesterfield Berry Farm’s Fall Festival – The not-so-simple corn maze and the hay ride and pumpkin picking are my favorites here. The homemade pumpkin ice cream and cider is a close second.
Most importantly, do what brings you joy and share it with those you love!
P.S. Did I miss anything? Share with us below; I’d love to try something new!