I know that we technically still have another month of autumn but once we hit Black Friday, I'm going to be 100% all about Christmas, all the time, so I'm sneaking in just under the wire with this collection of my fall favorites (thanks to Emelia for tagging me to share!). There are oh-so-many things that I love about this beautiful season, so here are just a few of my top picks:
Favorite Autumn Candle
I went a bit cray-cray on the candles this fall because my old apartment had an insane ban against all candles written into my lease (ridiculous, right?!) so this was my first full season of candle freedom in years! I tried out plenty of different fabulous scents from Bath & Body Works but my top favorites are two of their best-selling classics...Sweet Cinnamon Pumpkin and Leaves! I started many weekend mornings these past few weeks with a cup of coffee, a good book, and a lovely fall candle :)
Favorite Sweet Treat
These Gingersnap Pumpkin Ice Cream Sandwiches will forever be insanely delicious! Since they are bite-size, it's totally fine to sneak an extra sandwich or two, I won't tell...
No matter how hot it gets, I am always eating soup for lunch year-round but of course I particularly enjoy it during the cooler months. This Italian White Bean, Pancetta, & Tortellini Soup is a big bowl of comfort, and packed with tons of great flavor.
Autumn is all about apples, and I love mixing them up into all kinds of cocktails. My Apple Cider Sangria is perfect for a large party and the best part is, the longer you let it marinate in the fridge, the more flavorful it will be!
Favorite Fall Snack
And speaking of apples...this Apple Brie Crostini is my latest obsession. I love the saltiness of the balsamic glaze paired with the sweetness of the cinnamon-sugar apples!
Favorite Thanksgiving Food
I'll let you in on a little secret...I skip the turkey every year so that I have more room to fill up on the yummy side dishes! While a classic green bean casserole will always have a place on my Thanksgiving table, my #1 holiday food has to be stuffing.
Favorite Autumn Activity
Autumn has so many great seasonal activities that I simply can't pick just one - from apple picking to visiting a pumpkin patch to just stomping around in leaf piles, I love them all!
Favorite Fall TV Show
My MVP of the new shows that started this fall has to be Scream Queens. Its over-the-top campiness is the perfect antidote to the any real world stresses, and since it's a satire on the horror genre, it makes it feel like Halloween all year!
Favorite Halloween Costume
This is an easy one...hands down, my favorite costume was my Toddlers & Tiaras Pageant Winner! I had so much fun creating my "beauty dress" and taking home the Ultimate Grand Supreme prize, haha!
Even though we're only a few days away from Thanksgiving (and the immediate start of the full-fledged Christmas season), I'd love to know...what are some of your autumn favorites? And while you're here, don't forget to enter our $325 Nordstrom gift card giveaway!