Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Fall Favorites

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...

Favorite Soup

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.

Favorite Drink

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!


  1. You already know i'll be making that crostini and now I want that soup too!! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

  2. still drooling over that apple brie crostini! and apple cider sangria needs to get in my life immediately if not sooner :) yum!

    xoxo cheshire kat

  3. Oh my gosh I will be thinking of those cookies all day!

  4. Those ice cream sandwiches... yes please! And I need to make that crostini, it looks amazing! <3, Pamela Sequins & Sea Breezes

  5. Such a fun faves post! I'm with you...once Black Friday hits I'm all Christmas - so it was fun to focus on the fabulousness of fall while reading about your faves of the season! I especially loved your Halloween costume!! You are so creative to come up with that ...& definitely deserved that ultimate grand supreme prize - lol ;D Have a beautiful Thanksgiving weekend, friend!
    xo - Brenda // ChattingOverChocolate.com

  6. Love all this! I'm def all about enjoying fall before rushing into all things Christmas :)

  7. Sooo many good things in this post! I'm now craving a ginger snap (yum!), and that sangria looks delicious, as does the soup! Definitely a great roundup of your favorite things fall :)

  8. Loving all of this, especially that sangria and those crostinis that are going to have be made this weekend :-D

    Green Fashionista

  9. Oh my goodness!!!! That soup, those ice cream sandwiches....that drink. I need it all!!!!

  10. One of my favorite candles is also the sweet cinnamon pumpkin from B&BW! It just smells so delicious! And I don't know if I could skip out on the turkey because we fry ours every year and it's fantastic, but I might do anything to eat more stuffing! Thanksgiving food is just so good!

  11. ALL OF THIS. The ice cream sandwiches look so good, and I still want to try making those apple appetizers :)

  12. Those ice cream sandwiches look so good!

  13. I miss candles! Or burning any of my own scents actually. There is no ban on them in my apartment but my roommate put her wax burner in the main area & I don't have shelving for mine in my room so I just have plug-ins for my bathroom & bedroom.

  14. All of the food please - those ice cream sandwiches looks amazing!

  15. Yes to lots and lots of stuffing! That's my favorite holiday food, too. That Halloween costume is absolutely genius - it was fun to read this today since it seems like fall has been over since last month!

  16. I'm drooling over every piece of food you posted!! Bath and body works fall candles are so good- I love leaves and flannel

  17. Love all the cute mini pumpkins from TJs. Stuffing is my favorite thanksgiving side too but I don't skip the turkey cause that my 2nd fave ;-)

  18. yessss i love all the fall candles at bath and body works too. i actually haven't got any new ones yet this year since i have a million still from last year. nd those cookies look so yummy!

  19. great fall favorites! that soup looks divine!

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  20. woah, no candles in your lease?! rude. i'd go crazy afterwards as well haha. those gingersnap sandwiches look so yummy! hope you had a good thanksgiving ladies!

  21. So many great Fall favorites, where do I even begin!? Xo, Stephanie


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