Happy Monday friends!
I absolutely love this time of year! I have no shame in admitting that I am totally one of those pumpkin obsessed people. I couldn’t wait to get my hands on my first PSL of the season and then continue to fill every room in my home with a pumpkin scented candle, which will all burn consistently till December. Back home in California, fall was always welcomed by the cold, brisk air and leaves all changing colors. Typically, one weekend was always spent running around these huge, spacious pumpkin patches, rushing through corn mazes and picking out the best pumpkins for carving. And while everyone has their lists of “must do fall traditions,” ours has always been carving pumpkins together, making some type of fall dessert (last year it was homemade pumpkin pop tarts), and watching Hocus Pocus.
My boyfriend is so sick of watching the movie that now a days I have to actually make a deal to watch a scary movie (all of which I loathe) afterwards. So I guess in a way, that’s the new tradition? Something we also always do, is DIY our costumes. And that is actually what we are doing this week, which I will detail about later 🙂 Do you guys have any fall traditions or to do lists? I’d love to hear about them!
We spent this past weekend running around our local pumpkin patch and enjoying some Florida fall weather! I stepped out of the house on Saturday and actually wanted to cry! I never realized how home sick I actually was until this happened. It felt as if I was back home- there was 0% humidity in the air, the air was comfortable, and the breeze was cool. We actually got home and opened every single window in the house and let the breeze blow in. And they’ve been open ever since! I can’t believe I’m actually saying that while out here in Florida.
I’m hoping this weather sticks around all week and into the weekend for all the Halloween festivities we’ve got planned!
How’s the weather for all of you out there? Enjoyable I hope!
PS- I should also mention that we also typically attend Halloween Horror Nights with a group of friends this time of year but I refuse to openly admit that as a tradition and refer to it as torture/ my personal hell.
P.S.S: We finally got to making a pumpkin dessert(a day after posting this), and guess what? My boyfriend actually liked it! He typically isn’t one for pumpkin flavored anything so whatever I do, I usually have to make sure to mix in some cinnamon to tone down the actual pumpkin flavor. But not with this one!
I haven’t decided on what I should call it just yet, it’s basically a dessert loaf with pumpkin puree, cinnamon, and pumpkin spice in-between each slice- making it literal heaven!
Let me know if you guys have any name suggestions or would like the recipe! I definitely recommend trying it out! It isn’t too difficult either!