So I have something to confess…
Although I know that we’ve only just stepped into August, and that there are many beach days still ahead, I’m finding myself eagerly awaiting the arrival of fall. (Wait, let me duck before you start to throw your flip flops at me)! 🙂
I just can’t help it. I love absolutely everything about fall! From the foods, to the brilliant colors, to the cozy sweaters. To pumpkin flavored everything…
Bring on the foliage, apple cider donuts, spicy chili, football, and cowgirl boots! And pumpkin flavored everything…
You know that giddy, alive feeling that most people talk about upon the arrival of spring? That’s how I feel about autumn. I just adore it. And it doesn’t help that the stores are already coming out with fall-inspired fashion. It’s as though they’re tempting me to pull out my leggings and warm sweaters, despite the unusually warm temperatures this summer.
For example, this plaid, shirt-dress from Maurices is the latest, bargain-shopping addition to my wardrobe. And I can’t wait to pair it with leggings and boots!
I can already envision myself walking underneath colorful trees, crunching leaves underneath my boots, and eating pumpkin flavored everything.
That being said, I will make the best of summer while it’s still here, of course. 🙂 Nate and I took Brady to the beach last week, just in time to watch the sun set. The temperatures had cooled, the crowded beach had emptied, and the sun cast a warm glow over the sand. It was beautiful!
Nothing releases stress for me quite like walking along the shoreline, feeling sand underneath my toes, and hearing the waves lap at the sand. (I feel like I write that every single year… but it’s SO true. The ocean is my happy place)!
Brady, on the other hand, didn’t enjoy the beach one bit… 😉
So, yes, I am counting down the days until autumn… and the arrival of pumpkin flavored everything. BUT there are so many fun plans ahead in August (including more trips to the beach), that I guess I can hold off on wearing boots and flannel just a bit longer. 🙂
What’s your favorite season?
What are some of your favorite scents, flavors, and clothes of fall?
I am seriously obsessed with pumpkin (not that you didn’t already guess that). 🙂 Honestly, it’s kind of overwhelming. There are SO many pumpkin options once September arrives and only one me. (I mean, how much pumpkin can one girl eat before she begins to turn orange?). And then there’s my budget to consider… (I’m fairly certain that companies hire seasonal help to assist during the busy holiday season, not to fuel one’s obsession with buying all things pumpkin-flavored).
Oh Instagram, prepare to be bombarded this fall with pumpkin flavored everything…
But, oh yeah, it’s August 2nd. Excuse me while I go pour myself a bowl of watermelon and an iced coffee. *sheepish grin*