Saturday, September 28, 2013

Friday's Top Five - Things I Love Most About Fall

 Ok, ok, it's actually Saturday, but with one of my co-workers on vacation for the past two weeks plus month end plus still working reception in the AM - work has been crazy busy.  When I get home I just want to crash. 

 Fall/Autumn is definitely my favourite time of year.  Even though my wedding was only on September 4, I still had a fall theme.  This summer was great, but now I am going to write about everything I am looking forward to now that the weather is starting to change.

 Things I Love Most About Fall

5.  The Changing Weather

I love the cool crisp mornings and that feeling of the changing weather in the air.  The frost on the grass.  The leaves changing colours (and pictures of the foliage from other parts of Canada and the US where  there are more reds and oranges).  Then the leaves fall off the trees and cover the ground, so much prettier than snow.

4.  Fuzzy/Warm/Cuddly Things

The change in the weather means that I can comfort myself with warm sweaters.  I can turn on the fireplace in the basement while I watch tv.  I can cuddle under blankets on the couch.  Snuggle under my comforter in my bed.

3.   Returning/New Episodes of Television Shows

My love of television is well known.  Fall means not only that all my favourite shows return with brand new episodes, but there are brand new shows for me to fall in love with as well.  My parents and I have been watching a lot of the new shows together.  I use the following calendar to program my PVR.  Of course many of these will end up cancelled, but hopefully a few of my favourites will stick around.

2.  Fall Flavours - Pumpkin and Apple

I went over to one of the specialty coffee shops that sells the pods for my Keurig last week and stocked up on Pumpkin Spice and Spicy Eggnog flavours.  I also bought canned pumpkin today so that I can make pumpkin waffles tomorrow and pumpkin oatmeal later this week.  I have enjoyed Pumpkin spice lattes ever since Starbucks and Second Cup brought them back for the season.  

Then there are the delicious fresh apples that we have in the fridge (and hopefully we can get some more at the Farmer's Market tomorrow).  My mom made an awesome apple crisp last weekend.  I plan on making cornmeal apple muffins in the near future.

It's all very yummy !

1.  Holidays

Fall contains most of my favourite holidays.  Halloween is great because you get to dress up in costumes and you get candy.  I used to love organizing my trick & treating haul.  Thanksgiving involves pumpkin pie and turkey and dressing, as well as spending time with family.  Of course before both of these dates you have the best holiday of them all . . . .  MY BIRTHDAY !! 

Yes, even at 35 (almost 36) I still love celebrating the date of my birth.  I get cake and everyone makes me feel special all day long.

Check out more Fall Favourites at A Piece of Apple, A Warm Cup of Jo, and Divulge with Dani


  1. You forgot the best thing of! I just started following your blog, thanks for being honest about your life and giving us a peek. I look forward to your posts and I am glad you seem to be happy. HUGS!

  2. Great list! And let me be the first to wish you a Happy (early) Birthday!

  3. Fall is one of my favorites too!