Ready for Fall!

Fall is the best time of year!! I love the colors, I love the brisk, cool weather, I love fall clothes, and I loooove Halloween! There are so many events and fun things to look forward to this time of year. Here’s a list of the ones I’m looking forward to the most:

1. Fall Drinks!

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Last year, I lived in a place that had NO good coffee shops. It was so upsetting. How hard is it to make a consistently good cup of coffee! Apparently, very hard. I actually ended up saving a lot of money, but my morale was very low, haha. Fall flavored coffee drinks are the best, and if that makes me basic, then I fully accept the label. Since the move, I’m back in business with all my favorite coffee shops, and it feels so good!

2. MUSIC!!

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I don’t know if this is a music industry planning thing, but I feel like the best music comes out in the fall! Maybe it’s just me. Any songs that remind me of fall are always going to be in my top played list. The albums I’m currently looking forward to the most this fall are Miley’s and Taylor’s albums. I’ve loved everything I’ve heard, and I’m sure it only gets better!

3. Movies & Shows!

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Now I know tv gets better in the fall, because everyone is done with vacation and spending more time at home in the evenings curled up on the couch watching the new seasons of their favorite shows. Netflix is finally getting new seasons of Black Mirror, Stranger Things, and Portlandia. It feels like we’ve had to wait centuries, and now we’re getting blessed all at once. Thank you, Netflix.

I guess horror is kind of a hard genre to pull off in films, because stuff can easily come across as cheesy or overdone. But when it’s done right, there is nothing more fun than going to the theater to see a scary movie!! The new “It” movie looks like it’s actually going to be amazing! I hope so, I’ve been looking forward to it the most! That movie “Mother” with Jennifer Lawrence looks interesting. I can’t really figure it out yet, but I’m still eager to see it, and I love that Michelle Pfeiffer is in it! I’m also really excited about the movie “Winchester,” about the Winchester house near San Fransisco. Me and my sister took the tour of it when we were visiting my dad up there, and it was so spooky and interesting. I’m eager to see what they do with it, but i don’t think it actually comes out till early next year.

4. Halloween!

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It brings joy to my heart to see halloween decorations being brought out in stores now. I hope I get lots of Trick-or-Treaters this year! Last year I bought so much candy, and then nobody came through the neighborhood. I mean Kitty was happy, but I had to hide the candy before she got a toothache. It’s definitely fun to dress up and go to parties on halloween, but what I really want to do is stay home in some comfy pajamas, pop popcorn, and watch scary movies all night. And here’s a tip: diet caffeine free Pepsi is the best drink to go with popcorn. Kind of horrible any other time, but perfect with popcorn.

5. Fairs, Family, and Fun!

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I lOoOoooOOve going to haunted houses. This year me and my sister planned to go to Scarowinds, which will hopefully have several haunted houses, haunted rides, and an entire haunted park. I can’t wait! But coming up before that is the Country Living Fair in Columbus, OH and the Mountain State Craft Fair in Ripley, WV. They’re both on the same weekend, so I guess it will be a weekendpalooza of kettle corn, crafts, samples, walking, driving, meeting people, and looking for porta-potties.

And probably the best thing about fall: In October, my mom’s side of the family gets together for “Soap Day.” It’s almost better than Christmas. We all gather at my Uncle Gary and Aunt Chris’ house and make homemade lye soap and butter. (I had no idea how good lye soap was at getting stains out of your laundry until we started making soap every year. It really beats everything else.) The weather is always cool, and while we take turns attending to the soap and butter, the rest of us gather around a fire and roast hotdogs and marshmallows. I don’t know what makes the day so special, besides that it’s just good to be in each other’s company. I hope the tradition never fades away.

What are some of your favorite things about fall?

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