9.23.2014

Happy Fall Y'all!


For WEEKS I have been talking about my love for fall and how I couldn't standddd to wait any longer for the BEST season of the year. Well my friends, it's finnallly here! While some may argue the official arrival of Autumn was yesterday, my Kate Spade planner told me otherwise. So, according to the written word (cause we must abide by whatever Kate Spade says right?), today is the FIRST official day of Fall!! 

The next two and a half months will be full of fall Pinterest DIYs, trying to find any way possible to add pumpkin to every recipe possible, burning through numerous pumpkin scented candles, maxing out your credit card on PSLs from Starbucks, and taking as many trips as you can to the local Pumpkin Patch. Maximizing every minute of fall will be my motto, so I put together a list of things I hope to do before snow hits the ground (and I start whipping out the Christmas decorations... sorry Thanksgiving!).

Apple Picking at Butler's Orchard // Ever since I moved to D.C., it has been a fall tradition of mine to head 45 minutes outside the city to this hidden-in-the-woods farm. You can pickup all the fall essentials... everything from home grown produce, colorful mums, fall decorations, homemade apple pies, and you can even pick your own apples or pumpkins.


Roast Homemade Pumpkin Seeds // One day I will get these darn things right. I attempt every year to roast my own pumpkin seeds, but to no avail they're always burnt, dry or taste terrible. After scouring Pinterest, I hope to finally make an edible batch this year.

Burn as many Yankee candles as possible // My favorite scent for fall? Spiced Pumpkin

Pumpkin Everything // I will swear by this pumpkin bread recipe, which was first introduced to me by my dear friend Ashton. First and foremost, the recipe belongs to the queen of the kitchen herself, Ms. Paula Deen. It has all the right flavors, mixed with plenty of that good ole butter. The great thing about this recipe is that you can make it into a pumpkin loaf, cupcakes, pumpkin bars or mini bread loafs. I've made each one using this recipe, all you have to do is adjust the cooking time.

Carve pumpkins with friends


Find a creative costume for DC's Nightmare on M Street and Halloween // If you live in the area or will be in D.C. on Saturday, October 25th, you most definitely cannot miss this bar crawl through DuPont. The LARGEST East Coast bar crawl, Nightmare on M shuts down half the city. More than 30 bars in the area deck out to the nine's in halloween decor, going all out for one of the largest Halloween parties in the country. Purchase your tickets here.

Watch Hocus Pocus // Most of all, I look forward to those cool fall nights in, sipping on some spiced apple cider and watching my favorite Halloween movie, Hocus Pocus. It's only the best Halloween movie ever made... uuuhh duhhh (well besides Halloweentown). #DisneyWeLoveYou Sorry to tip over your cauldron, but the rumors of a sequel are unfortunately not true.

Host a Friendsgiving // This little event keeps getting more popular each and every year. Last year, about thirty of us packed into a friend's house, potluck style, to celebrate Thanksgiving a few weeks early before heading home or out of town. It's a fun way to get all of your close friends together, enjoy a smorgeous board of food, and truly be thankful for the good friends you've made. 

What are some of your favorite fall activities?

kristyn
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4 comments:

  1. Nightmare on M St is SOOOOO much fun! Like SO much fun hahah.

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    1. It really is Dana! You should come down for it... just saying! ha

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