10 Things I love about Fall.

Okay, so it still feels like summer here in Northern California, and the weather has been so inconsistent...we've had temperatures up to 100-something one day, then back to the 80's the next, with some rain in-between. No bueno! I really hate the heat as I am super sensitive to it.

Okay, let me be real...Fall has always been my favorite season before these "basic girls" started gushing over pumpkin spice lattes, Uggs, and North Face. Don't get me wrong, I LOVE me a PSL! I've always loved the cinnamon taste, cinnamon anything (mmm...Cinnabon). And I'm not a coffee snob: I can get Starbucks one day then happily hop over to the local coffee shop in Midtown Sacramento the next. Like I said, summer is too hot for me to bear, winter is way too cold, and spring is beautiful but brings me horrible allergies. So that leaves me to the "ber" months!

pumpkin carving

pumpkin throwing up
Halloween 2011

1. Pumpkin Carving with Cecilio. It's been our tradition since we started dating. We carve on Halloween, and we save the guts to make pumpkin pie or bread. On our first year of dating, he wanted to look for pumpkins and said we were going to go to a local patch. I love looking at all the variations of gourds and squashes, especially the different colored ones, the odd, asymmetrical shaped ones, and the ones with warts. Don't forget the little cute mini pumpkins!

2. Wearing deeper lipstick, such as deep wines.

3. The cooler weather. I'm sorry but I cannot stand when it gets to 90–100 here in Sacramento. I think part of it has to do with my lupus and sensitivity to the sun (but thank goodness it's not as bad as other's), but I also don't like winter because I'm sensitive to cold weather and get Raynaud's (a lupus symptom where your hands and fingers get really numb).

4. World Series season...who am I kidding, I only care when the SF Giants play and win, which they did in 2010, 2012, and 2014. Cross our fingers that 2016 will be another year too!

pumpkin macarons

5. Delicious goodies. Don't call me basic, I've always enjoyed the sweet but spicy treats in the "ber" months. Like these Trader Joe's Pumpkin Macarons. I also love pumpkin pie, pumpkin bread, ginger cookies, butternut squash goods, etc.

6. Thanksgiving! Kinda like #5, I also look forward to the turkey, mashed potatoes, pie, stuffing, etc. Did I mention I make mean green bean casserole? I get the recipe here. But also, I love sitting down with my family and spending time with them.

7. The fall fashions! My favorite staples include cardigans, pants, boots, scarves, mini-dresses with tights, and long sleeves!


8. Coffee. Okay, coffee can be enjoyed all year. But there's something about the cooler months that make you wanna curl up in bed or in the couch with a cup of java (or hot chocolate, I love that too) in your hand. Okay that sounds cliche but so true. But seriously, what other year can you get pumpkin spice or salted caramel flavored things?

9. The absolutely red and golden gorgeous leaves and sunsets.


10. Last but not least, my birthday on October 26. Here's a picture of me blowing out candles on my 20th birthday in 2009.

What are your favorite parts about this fun season?

1 comment :

  1. 6,7,8,10!! :-)

    Love stuffing myself with good food and snuggling with a warm cup of something and tv! Happy Birthday month to my new friend!