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Our Favorite Ways to Enjoy Autumn

Unpack the flannel and beanies because fall is here! It’s the time of year when the leaves change colors, the temperature cools, and football is in full swing. There are lots of things to love about this season and plenty to do, both indoors and outdoors. We’ve put together this guide to help you enjoy this wonderful season to the fullest.

 

Fall Colors

What a grand sight it is to see the leaves changing around us. As Albert Camus said, “Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower.” This time of year is a great time to get outdoors with your camera or sketchbook to capture the warm, vibrant colors during their peak. If you have some trees in your yard, why not set up a hammock, grab a journal, and do your best writing?

Use this link to monitor the fall foliage in your area and across the US. You can also download free coloring pages of various leaves.

 

The Great Outdoors

The cooler temperatures bring a host of new activities and even more ways to enjoy the outdoors. Fall is a great time to attend a football game and experience the energy of the crowd around you. The games can get chilly, so we recommend packing along the Faribault Blanket and Carrier.

One of our favorite fall activities is having campfires with all the best snacks. Bring along all the s’mores essentials, make tinfoil dinners, and don’t forget your Miner Mugs to hold hot chocolate and apple cider. Click here for a delicious, homemade hot chocolate recipe.

A lot of people visit national parks during the spring and summer, but there are also a bunch of events going on in the fall. The fall is a great time in the parks because the scorching temperatures have subsided and there are fewer patrons. Visit NPS’s event calendar to see what’s going on in a park near you.

Before the temperature gets too low, head to a local park for a picnic. This will be a great opportunity to enjoy fall foods along with a bottle of wine. Use the Napa Wine Tote for carrying convenience.

If you are looking for a fun weekend getaway, consider renting a cabin in the mountains with family or friends. Not only will you be among the changing leaves and have the chance to cook around the campfire each day, it will be a great opportunity to get away from your hectic everyday life. Pack everything you need in the Tahoe Travel Duffle.

 

Fall Flavors

When you think about fall, which foods come to mind? For many, fall typically consists of pies, stews, caramel apples, pumpkin, and all the classic Thanksgiving dishes. The aromas and tastes of fall are heavenly. Break out those fall recipes and get cooking. If your recipes are in need of organization, check out our Soft Binder. Here are some ideas for great foods to cook up this season:

-Butternut squash soup         

-Beef stew

-Pumpkin chocolate chip bread

-Apple pie

-Doughnuts

-Chicken pot pie

-Toasted pumpkin seeds

 

Halloween

There is so much to do throughout the month of October, especially if you enjoy Halloween. This is the time to get creative with planning costumes and decorating your space. There is plenty to do outdoors, such as visiting a corn maze or pumpkin patch or even going to a haunted attraction if you are looking for an adrenaline rush. If you prefer to stay indoors for the evening, pop some popcorn and watch some Halloween movies. Check out this list of movies to get you into the spirit of Halloween.

Last, but certainly not least, it’s time to carve pumpkins! After all, what is a porch without glowing jack-o-lanterns? You can easily find stencils online or go classic free-hand. This fun and messy activity is best paired with the Journeyman Waxed Canvas Apron.

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Hopefully this guide has helped you get excited for the weeks ahead and given you some ideas for how to spend your days. Have fun and enjoy the season!