11 Things We Love About Fall - Carmel Retirement

11 Things We Love About Fall

Pumpkin spice, colorful leaves, and cozy boots are the first things that come to mind when envisioning the fall break from summer heat. This time of year has us wondering “How is it already fall?” as we cope with the end of summer time. It is hard to think of what you might be losing with this seasonal transition – but take a minute to think about the door that is about to open. Fall is a season of enchanting color schemes, deliciously spiced food, and seasonal events that will have you embracing those autumn days. With the temperature beginning to drop, here are some things that you will help you welcome Fall with open arms.

1. Pumpkin Everything

You knew this was going to be the first thing on the list – the pie, the lattes, the cookies, practically everything you can make pumpkin will be made. Now is your time to enjoy the new pumpkin creations that come about each year!

2. Corn Mazes

A must-do fall activity! Find a group that has a solid sense of direction and navigate your way out! This is a great way to challenge your brain at any age. If you’re lucky you might be able to find a haunted corn maze that will challenge you to get out even faster.

3. Football

Football season is back! NFL and College Football returns, which means Saturdays and Sundays will be a little busy. Whether you like the same team as your friends (or not) sports unify people who are different but have a common love for the game (and the tailgate food).

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4. Carving Pumpkins

The phrase “Do you want to carve pumpkins?” is a sensory trigger for some – the inside of the pumpkins has a distinctive smell and feel to them. Now is the time to get competitive with your friends and family. Get some apple cider and host a competition for who has the most creative design!

5. Leaves Changing Colors

The colors of fall are what makes the season so enchanting. The red, orange, and yellow tones that appear throughout the trees are breathtaking. Step outside, enjoy the crisp air, and watch the trees morph before they ultimately fall into piles that will accumulate on the street.

6. Apple Picking

If you’re lucky enough to live close to an orchard, you should take the opportunity to head over for some apple picking! Being able to spend an afternoon in the trees, finding your own fruit to take home, is rewarding and delicious.

7. Baking

Food brings people together. If you’re prepping for a picnic or planning a family reunion, the spices of the fall can enhance whatever you’re baking. Finding the perfect Pinterest inspiration is just what you need to pick your signature fall dessert. Check out our Pinterest page here.

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8. Cozy Clothes

Lower temperatures mean adding more layers to your wardrobe! There is something so rewarding about creating an outfit that includes the perfect beanie, scarf, gloves, and all the accessories! Don’t forget to add your favorite flannel to complete your look.

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9. Comfort Foods Galore!

Pie, turkey, squash, soup… the list goes on. Fall is not only the season for layered clothes, but also the season for layered casserole. Now is the time for layered casseroles to make their comeback! There is nothing better than enjoying warm and creamy dishes to warm you up after a cool fall day.

10. Sweater Weather

You can thank “The Neighborhood” for the catchy song, but the iconic look is more important than ever this season! Pro Tip: head to a Goodwill or Plato’s Closet to find the best deals and make sure to grab an Ugly Christmas Sweater in preparation for the holiday parties.

11. It’s Acceptable to Use the Fireplace

There’s nothing better after a long day than coming home to relax in front of a warm fire. Don’t fret if you don’t have a fireplace – Netflix has your back with the infamous Yule Log that plays on loop to give you the same feel.

Fall provides an easy, comfortable transition into the long Winter. Listed above are some things that make the season so beautiful! Head out and live this season to the fullest because time is precious – Fall will be over before we know it!