Summer is by far my favorite season. I mean…two words: the beach! But, I would say that fall is definitely my second favorite season. I love the changing colors of the leaves, the cool, crisp air, fall baseball season for my boys, ALL the fall activities, hot drinks, and sweaters. Oh, the fall sweaters!
I think it’s safe to say that we all have our favorite products, books, activities and such that go along with specific seasons. Well, today I’m going to share with you five of my favorite fall related items that I’m loving right now. Check them out! Maybe you’ll enjoy them too!
I LOVE tea. I mean, I have two items on this list that are tea, so….yeah. One of my favorite kinds of tea is Japanese Matcha tea, which is a green tea that is very rich in flavor. I recently discovered this matcha tea latte mix from Walmart, and fell in love with it. It is super rich and creamy, and delicious! All you do is mix the green tea powder with hot milk, and enjoy. So good!
OK, here’s my second tea. (Then I’m moving away from tea. Promise!) I went to Starbucks one day last month and decided to try something new, so I ordered the London Fog tea. BEST decision I’ve made at Starbucks ever! Friends…let me tell you…this tea is like heaven in a cup! It’s earl gray tea, steeped in lavender, with steamed milk and vanilla syrup. It is amazing! I get this first thing in the morning on my way to work, and it just melts my stress away.
However, I’m so hooked on it now that I want it all the time. So, of course, I went online and looked up a copycat recipe so I can make it at home. I’m not able to steam the milk at home, so I heat it up in the microwave instead, and it still comes out just as tasty. Try it for yourself!
For as much as I love summer and running around in shorts and flip flops, I love fall sweaters just as much. There’s nothing like pulling on a comfy cozy sweater, and wrapping yourself in its warmth! I’ve found that Target never disappoints when it comes to sweaters. They always have some amazing colors and styles! This year, my favorite sweater (which I DID buy!) is this extra long multicolor cardigan from Knox Rose.
4. Spooky Podcasts
I love listening to podcasts. Normally I’ll listen to them in the car, and sometimes I’ll listen to them during my lunch period at work as well. I actually listen to podcasts that cover quite a variety of topics. But, right now, my favorite ones are spooky stories.
My favorite podcast is Lore. Each episode Aaron Mahnke explores “true life scary stories. Lore exposes the darker side of history, exploring the creatures, people, and places of our wildest nightmares.”
Aaron Mahnke actually has quite a host of fantastic podcasts. But he just released a brand new limited podcast called 13 Days of Halloween. This one is a creepy horror podcast that is sure to make your skin crawl!
5. Soft Cozy Blankets
By this point, you are well aware of my obsession with hot tea. But, what you don’t know is my favorite way to enjoy my cup of steaming hot tea.
After my kids are in bed, dishes are done, laundry sorted, and all the “little things” have been taken care of, my husband and I will settle in for some TV time, just him and me. I make myself a cup of hot tea, grab my favorite soft fuzzy blanket, and curl up on the couch. My snuggly fur baby will usually then hop onto my lap and get all cozy herself. Then my husband and I will sit and watch our favorite Netflix shows.