We are finally nearing the end of summer and rearing into my FAVORITE time of the year! Seriously, I live for autumn. Chilled air, the smell of burning leaves, pumpkin patches, hay rides, apple/cinnamon/pumpkin scents in the scent warmers, the decorations come out, loads of sweets, watching my favorite horror movies over and over, and it all begins with my birthday! That is right! My birthday is September 10th! Now, I know that the official first day of fall is the 22nd this year. 12 days early is a great time to start celebrating, don't you think!? Never mind, let's start NOW!
Last year was a blast! Grant and I visited the old state pennnetentiary for a night time spooky event where we toured the old prison that once held some very dark and twisted inmates. I have gone and toured many times during the day, but let me tell you! The night time was incredible! Dark and scary and they had activities! I hope we get to go again this year!
|Our First Dance|
We also took a few trips to our local pumpkin patch like we always do. Last year we had to make extra trips to stock up on wedding supplies! Oh yeah, did I mention we got married last Novemeber!? 11-11-11 and it was a full on pumpkin and autumn themed occasion. It was beautiful! So this year will be 1 whole year of marriage and just 2 weeks after our wedding anniversary marks 6 years together. SIX YEARS!
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Of course you have Halloween and Thanksgiving! We love to stock up on candy the day after Halloween when it goes half price. I also buy decorations the day after Halloween and Thanksgiving at super cheap prices. Somethings are even worth waiting for because stores mark them down weekly, or even daily, and you can get things for up to 90% off! STEALS! The funnest part about this is that I forget what I bought the year before because I buy it and put it in my autumn storage totes and try my best to forget about it until the next year. Then when I open it, surprises of plenty await!
I also made some great decorations last year that I am excited to pull out, take pictures, and share! DIY is always the best because it is usually cheaper, more personalized, and makes you feel a bit more accomplised and in the spirit. In fact, I have already made some this year! Did you get to see my adorable crochet candy corns!?
I also have tons of autumn and Halloween themed waxes I am burning and melting and sniffing and loving that I cannot wait to start telling you about on Wednesdays! There are actually so many, I might have to share 2 at a time! YES! Bonus waxes!
So finally here we are, September! I am excited to start sharing all my Autumn festivities and loves with you! What do you love about this time of year?