Wednesday, September 23, 2015


*I definitely just copied this post from my second post ever and added a few updates/improved the pictures. But in my defense I don't know that anyone was actually reading back then, so there you go. 

It just pretty much sums up Fall for me, I couldn't say it any better now than I did then, so I figured why reinvent the wheel, you know?*

So it's still about 99 degrees outside right now, but of course I'm thinking about my favorite season ever, FALL! Or Autumn, whichever you prefer.

I love absolutely everything about Fall. Not that we have much of a true Fall in Florida, but we can pretend, can't we? Besides, we do occasionally get some Fall color here! See, proof!

This is an actual tree here in Jax. 
Granted, it's from a few years ago and it was taken in December. Still, totally counts. 

A few of my favorite things about Fall:

1. "Cooler" weather- Yes, it does cool off in Florida somewhat. And after the sweltering heat of August, there is no better feeling than that first little bit of coolness in the air when you step outside! Of course, some years it takes longer than others to get here, but when it does arrive it is glorious!

2. Pumpkin everything- Pumpkin spice lattes, pumpkin ice cream, pumpkin bread, pumpkin cake, pumpkin butter...I once met someone who doesn't like Pumpkin. I don't get it.

3. FOOTBALL!!!- Specifically Florida Gators football, but really just football in general. I used to not really care about football, I would watch the Superbowl but that was about it. But then Adam and I started watching it together and I started understanding more about the game and I was hooked!

There's just something about it, the excitement, the team spirit, the athleticism, and the tradition. Our favorite is college ball, but we watch NFL too. Pretty much if football is on, I want to be watching it! We try to catch as many of the SEC games as we can, but we also enjoy watching teams from other conferences like Oklahoma State and Clemson.

4. The clothes- Even though I live in FL and we don't get very cold, I still LOVE all things cozy, like boots, sweaters, jackets, long sleeves...Sigh...

5. The Fair- We go with a group of friends every year to the cutest little country fair you ever did see. We look at all of the animals, watch the 4H competition, and admire all of the adorable displays set up by local elementary schools. Then we consume mass quantities of funnel cake, corn dogs, cotton candy, and BBQ and follow all that up with a ride that spins us in circles until we feel naseous. It. is. awesome.

6. The movies- I have a list of "fall" movies we have to watch every year- The Adventures of Ichabod Crane; Haunted Mansion (the cheesy but awesome Disney ride turned movie); It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown; Sleepy Hollow (I just have to close my eyes for the gross parts), and Mad Monster Party.

7. The food and drinks-Everything is just more cozy, including the food! Fall equals comfort food galore! Pies, cakes, all kinds of chili, chicken and dumplings, caramel corn, apple butter, apple cider, hot cocoa, ginger snaps, sweet potatoes, anything involving cinnamon...

I could go on and on, but those are the highlights! What's your favorite thing about Fall?


  1. I've recycled MANY an early post, so no worries there, lady! This is a great one and I'm glad I had a chance to read it, thanks for linking up with us!

    Can I tell you how MUCH I love that Anne of Green Gables quote. She's the best!

  2. Fall is my very favorite - I think it breaks down to about 10% fall weather and 90% fall food and drinks :) We kind of had the same idea today since we also kind of recycled old posts by compiling them!

  3. Football, football and more football!! AND also all the football food (like nachos all day every day)! I'm also obsessed with everything pumpkin -- I mean, it's delicious!

  4. Football and all this delicious food - there is too much to love about this season - it's just the best!

  5. That tree is SO pretty! I can't wait for all the colors to pop up in our backyard- they are just now starting to! :) And duh- football EVERYDAY!! ;)

  6. Growing up in Jax it does get cooler than the rest of Florida so at least you have that to look forward to in the Fall! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

  7. This is why I love living in Florida, we get a taste of fall without the full blown old-man-winter awfulness that usually comes afterwards. Looking forward to all the fun fall activities <3

    Green Fashionista

  8. Love Fall too, just wish we had more of a Fall here in FL especially where I'm at -- South FL!! And I love it for all of the same reasons you do - it's such a cozy season!

  9. I love fall and all the things that come with it. This is the only time of year I'm really excited about living in the north. Such breathtaking scenery!

  10. Yes to all of these things!!! I am ready for pumpkin everything, living getting to watch football, ready for the leaves to change and for our TV shows to come back!

  11. A huge yes to all things fall! That post about autumn vs fall cracks me up so much! I love the fair. So sad we are missing the Texas State Fair this year-it's one of my favorite things to do in the fall!

  12. i have only seen sleepy hollow out of all your movies - oh wait, maybe i have seen haunted mansion. does it have eddie murphy in it? lol. i gotta admit i do love cold weather food more than summer food.

  13. Yes yes YES to pumpkin everything - I'm about to head out to get my first pumpkin chai of the season and I'm ridiculously excited! Thanks for linking up today!

  14. I went to Miami last October and I remember I kept complaining about the heat and humidity and the hotel clerk just laughed at me and was like "Honey these are fall temps for Florida!" I guess it does get colder, just not by a Minnesotan's standards.

  15. This is the perfect post to recycle and I love Fall down here too! Love that you caught some Fall foliage on camera and that fair just looks so cute and much like what we used to have back home for Fall Festivals! The Charlie Brown movie is on my list but I don't think I've seen any of the others!

  16. I am having my own little love affair with Fall:
    And I totally hear you on recycling some of those early blog posts. No sense in keeping the brilliance all to yourself, right!

  17. Autumn is the best! I too love pumpkin evereything... I'm really missing pumpkin beer over here in Germany - it's my absolute favorite!


  18. I laughed so hard at that UK USA comparison! Everything is just so much more eloquent in the UK haha


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