All summer long it seemed like our family was spread out throughout the house avoiding touching anyone or anything — this may sound personal, but I swear it was just because of the lack of air conditioner!
Now that the temperatures are significantly dropping with the fall season rolling in, we’re cozying up each night and have easily fallen into a new family routine.
There are several constants I’ve noticed that seem to pop into our days time after time and I wanted to share them with you so you can relax in comfort with your own family!
When you think fall, it’s likely that certain smells creep into your mind. Pumpkin spice, maple sugar, apple cider — mmm! It’s kind of a given to have these scents flickering throughout your house at any given point during the autumn months.
My husband’s a former musician, so music is almost always playing in our home. The smoky sound of the record player sounds more magical than usual throughout the fall months. Check out a short list of some of my favorite tunes that will make you want to run to the pumpkin patch STAT.
Fall-Inspired Children’s Books
Last year Fox’s school did a book sale fundraiser and I cleaned-out the books about leaves, pumpkins, and apple picking. He’s really into this season and seeing the excitement brush across his face every time we read him one of these books makes my heart grow even fonder of this time of year.
We’ve made two kinds of apple pastries, a pie, cinnamon buns, and two varieties of cookies so far this season, and we don’t plan on stopping anytime soon. These are the months where standing in front of a warm oven feels comforting so we allow a little extra sugar in our bellies. Plus I finally learned how to perfect royal icing — score!
Hot Cuppa Tea
Random fact about me: with each pregnancy comes an exceptionally strong aversion to coffee. Maybe it’s the baby helping me to limit my caffeine intake without a fight, but it’s no great loss to me because I’ve always been a tea girl above all else. I’ve been experimenting with some new flavors lately and I wanted to suggest Celestial Seasonings Vermont Maple Ginger because it is so, so good for setting the mood. I ran into Walmart after a doctor’s appointment today and picked that one, Sleepytime, and Honey Vanilla Chamomile to bring home. Celestial Seasonings is dedicated to sustainability, which means I feel good about it each time I choose which of their vast assortment of flavors to drop in my cart.
Pssst… if it’s too cold, too rainy, or you’re just busy like me, you can order these for online grocery pick-up at Walmart!
Do you have any fall favorites you think should be added to my routine?