Fall is easily my favorite season of the year, and nothing says fall like the arrival of pumpkin -flavored everything. From pumpkin pie to Pumpkin Spice Frosted Mini-Wheats (which we buy in bulk for the hubs), pumpkin rules the season. But as much as I love pumpkin cookies, there are a few other things about fall that make me happy.
1. Non-pumpkin seasonal coffees
Don't get me wrong, I enjoy a good PSL. But at home, I like to buy coffee that is seasonal and cozy-tasting (is that a thing?) and that isn't pumpkin. Fall is a time for flavors that make you feel warm inside - toffee, maple, cinnamon. The hubs and I love the Bourbon Pecan coffee at World Market that comes out around this time each year. The flavor isn't overwhelming but does make every cup of coffee taste like it's 15 degrees cooler outside than it actually is.
2. Scarves, wraps, and ponchos
Scarves and wraps are a must-have in the South during fall weather. That's because our days often stay pretty warm while the nights cool off. You don't always want to carry a jacket around all day, and a wrap provides the right kind of layer to go from day to night. I'm especially loving the layering poncho this season. You can wrap it around you to keep out the cool air without worrying about losing your neck in every photo (surely I can't be the only one who has that issue with scarves)!
3. Black and white decor
This. I love black and white. It's the color palette I wear most, and it's a color story I love to see for fall. I finally bought new home decor for fall this year, and I decided to keep it simple - black and white with a few pops of autumn orange. Nothing overwhelming - just homey, a bit minimalist, and perfect for our home.
One of the things I'm really enjoying this year is the decor focus on gratitude. Everywhere you look you find pieces with a theme of "thankful," "give thanks," or "grateful." So often Thanksgiving gets overlooked as we rush to decorate for Christmas, so I love that the "thankful" trend is starting in September. I think we can all use a daily reminder to live a life full of gratitude.
And with the addition of crisp air, college football, and time spent with friends and family - truly fall is the best.