Welcome back to the Friday Five! It's been 2 weeks since we've been here, so I hope you all are ready for this one! This week we're talking just a little bit of FALL! It's a fun season with so much to relish in and enjoy. I hope you enjoy some of my picks below, and I'd love to hear about yours!
1. Buy a pumpkin scented candle.
I'm not huge on pumpkin scented or flavored things, but every September for the past 5 or so years, I've bought my 1 pumpkin candle, and it gets me all the way through fall without having lots of excess pumpkin-things (think: soap, lotion, etc.) into Winter. Enjoy it 'til it's gone, toss it, buy it again next year! My personal choice? This looker below from Better Homes & Gardens at Walmart. Grab it in stores! I [personally] haven't had great success with the actual scent of Target brand candles; they look fabulous, but the scent doesn't carry. It's perfect if you aren't wanting the scent, but if you are, check out Walmart's penny friendly selection.
2. Buy your pumpkins from a local farm or at the farmer's market.
We don't have many traditions, but there is one we've held true. Every September [or October] we visit a local, family-owned farm in Fort Collins to buy our pumpkins and enjoy a morning or afternoon in the crisp air. It's a different way to support local businesses, and honestly, the selection is always better AND better priced than grocery stories, or big retailers like Walmart or Target.
3. Get your Trader Joe's fill.
Ohhh, the Fall & Christmas seasons at Trader Joe's are the best, and they do them SO WELL. Buy and/or gift all the cutesy things. Chips, salsa, coffee, dessert, ravioli - they do it all! It will be a good day when the Fall items show their face in stores soon.
4. Check out your local Fashion Week.
This one doesn't scream Fall quite like the others, but y'all...Fashion Week ain't just for the two coasts. Do a little Googling, and check out your closest Fashion Week! Grab a la carte tickets to the shows that interest you. If you don't want to spend the money - volunteer! If you're into it, it's great experience and exposure to the industry!
5. Tailgate at a local sporting event.
Because what's better than football, sweaters, rosy cheeks, and eating loads and loads of chips and rotel? LITERALLY NOTHING.
Bonus #6: Flip through Fall magazines at the grocery store.
...or buy them like me. Pinterest is fabulous, but there's something about a hold-in-hand fall look book. My personal faves every year? Southern Living, Martha Stewart, Fall Baking by Taste of Home.