OK FINE. I have embraced that fall is upon us. It really, really took me a while (and a lot of making faces at PSL signage surrounding me everywhere) but I am HERE, people. My body is ready.
Normally I would do a bunch of separate posts about how much I love fall (basic much?) but this year I wanted to do somewhat of a fall mood board with all of my favorites for the season. I did something similar for Valentine’s Day this year and really loved creating it – I think this is going to be a regular occurrence over here!
Let’s start with music. Hit play and read on.
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I normally have trouble embracing trends but I am all over everything this year. Mules? MINE. Velvet? PLEASE. I’ve fallen for over-the-knee boots and bought 2 pairs last week. I can’t wait to dress them up!
I’m proud to say I accomplished quite a few things on last year’s fall bucket list so I’m just going to tack a few more on for this year…
Host a chili cookoff
I effing love chili and cornbread and have been dreaming of hosting something like this for AGES. Maybe this is the year! Also, if you’re interested here is my go-to chili recipe.
Go apple picking… again
Apple Holler is so great and only about an hour outside of Chicago! My friends and I went last year and it was a freaking blast. Definitely going again this year!
Go all out for halloween
Tori and I are going to host another halloween party which gives me ample opportunity to decorate. I already have a lot of plans for decor, especially now with my Cricut machine in tow! I’m thinking a Hocus Pocus theme…
Hike Starved Rock State Park
I’ve never been here but have heard it’s gorg in the fall. Who’s coming with me?
And last but not least…
Pumpkin Salted Caramel Thumbprint Cookies // Mini Chicken Pot Pies // Curried Carrot Soup (one of my all-time favorite recipes) // Southwestern Loaded Sweet Potatoes // Roasted Broccolini // Slow Cooker Brisket and Onions
What are you looking forward to about fall this year? What should I add to my bucket list? Let me know below in comments! Happy fall everybody!