Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Ready For Fall

I hope you enjoyed a fabulous Labor Day weekend. For me, that means fall is (un)officially here, and I couldn't be happier. Don't get me wrong, I enjoyed my lazy and sometimes crazy summer days to the fullest. But fall has always been my favorite season.

I love when the air turns brisk (we get 4 distinct seasons here), and I have to dig out my favorite jacket. When the leaves turn colors, it's absolutely gorgeous. It also means celebrating my favorite holiday with Halloween costume planning and pumpkin carving parties. Let's not forget sending the kids back to school because by this point, we're ALL ready to get back into a routine.

Of course, that first means tackling the mountain of laundry that never seems to get caught up in the summer months. I also spend a lot more time baking, which is also helpful when I need to brainstorm.
Tinkering in the kitchen is one of my hobbies, born out of necessity and a genuine enjoyment for throwing ingredients together. The return of cooler weather means hot drinks (stove top cocoa anyone?), homemade soups that simmer all afternoon, and baked goods that make the house smell divine--pumpkin pie, muffins and chocolate peanut butter cups are all family favorites.

I'm not sure what it is, but the autumn months kick my productivity into high gear. I pull out recipes, craft projects, home projects, and ramp up my writing. Motivation isn't a problem, but extra hours in the day would be welcome. *grins*

Here's to a lovely and productive fall for all of us! I'd love to know, what's your favorite thing about fall?

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