I know what you’re thinking. “She waited until October to write about fall stuff?” Well…yes. For the simple reason of it’s FINALLY starting to feel like fall here in Oklahoma. (Although, I’m trying not to be too excited because the weather does so like to trick me…). Even though it’s only just now feeling like fall, I wasted no time making sure it looked and smelled like fall in my house. And these are the 5 main things I’ve used religiously since well before the first official day of fall.
Mulled Cider Candle by Mainstays
I love this candle! And it takes a lot for me to love a candle as I’m sensitive to smells and therefore quite picky. It’s smells sweet while still carrying a hint of spice so it doesn’t give me a headache. My favorite times to have a candle burning are first thing in the morning, before the sun comes up, and in the evening as the sun goes down. I don’t why, but candles just feel so much cozier then. I got this one from Walmart, but you can also purchase it through amazon here.
Sweet Orange and Cassia essential oil by Better Homes and Gardens.
This was a new find for me this year. I wanted to get an essential oil blend that didn’t cost an arm and a leg. So before picking up my mulled cider candle, I swung by the essential oils section and found this gem. It seriously smells like fall in a bottle. I put this in my kitchen diffuser first thing in the morning and usually have to refill it again around dinner time, mostly because i want the house to smell good when Paul gets home. I know, I know, this is not a quality oil and I really should be more careful. But i’m not ingesting it, I’m simply diffusing it and my children can’t reach the bottle, so I think it will be okay.
L.A. Colors Colorlast Friendship Shade
What girl doesn’t like a good looking nail color. I’ve been trying to find some shades that I like on my fingernails all year. Again, I’m very picky and don’t want them to be bright and flashy. I definitely like muted colors that are barely noticeable. This one seemed like the perfect choice as it was a purplish color that just said “fall” to me. I’ve had it on my nails constantly since getting it a few weeks ago.
I love flowers and greenery. But there’s just something about the reds, oranges, yellows and browns of fall decorations that make my house feel more homey especially when combined with the smells of the season. I bought these decorations on clearance at Hobby Lobby when we moved in to our new house at the beginning of November last year. I bought a bag of assorted pinecones and bag of fake leaves as well as a cute little metal pumpkin. Trying to keep the decor minimal but still creating pops of fall color is my goal.
These have not made an appearance yet. I usually wait til November, Thanksgiving Day specifically, to make these. But if you want a treat that tastes like Fall, you HAVE to try these. Unfortunately, I don’t have a picture of the finished product. However, the recipe is the freebie for this month for those of you who sign up for my newsletter. You can find out more here.
Fall means Beginnings
I don’t know what it is about fall but it always feels like a new beginning. Maybe it’s the new school year, or the change of weather. Maybe its because so many beginnings happen in October like my oldest’s birthday, my birthday, my wedding anniversary. (Seriously, my husband had it made before our youngest was born in January.) Whatever it is, the Fall season is without a doubt, my favorite.