Ahhh, fall. One of my favorite times of the year mostly because of the perfect temperatures – not too hot, not too cold – and the amazing fall fashion. I mean, who doesn’t love layering? Despite Massachusetts going from super hot (high 80’s) to way to cold for fall (low 50’s) in just one day, I’m grabbing fall by the beer and sticky nachos and taking advantage of all things fall before the snow starts to fall. If you’re sitting there reading this saying “PREACH,” I’m hoping you absolutely take advantage of these five must-dos this fall before you too, freeze your ass off.
Go to a Beer Fest | Fall is filled with beer fests and I went to my first one just last week (i.e. the photo above) and it was so fun! I have to admit, I’m not a HUGE beer fan, so I had my one obligatory glass of Oktoberfest beer and then drank wine the rest of the day. The nachos with bacon and sticky IPA cheese sauce were scrumptious and I fell in love with police officer that I did not speak to (yes I am judging the book by the cover). Finding beer fests in your area is super easy, seriously, all you have to do is Google “beer fests in insert state here” and you’ll get a million results.
Go Apple and Pumpkin Picking | I’m hoping to squeeze this one in over the next couple weekends and if you live in the New England area, you must take a day trip to Hampton Falls, NH and engage in some awesome fall activities at Applecrest Farm Orchards, I promise you won’t be disappointed and if you’ve been there before, you know it’s the cats pajamas (my parents have been taking me since I was a youngin’). Don’t forget to take cute pictures and wear matching outfits with your significant other for maximum cuteness.
Buy a Blanket Scarf | What’s fall without a blanket scarf? Bitches love blanket scarves (me included). They are so warm, serve as a blanket and a scarf for maximum appeal, and are budget friendly! I’ve linked some for you here: Zara, Asos, Kohl’s
Decorate for Halloween | I’m not a huge fan of Halloween, but I do enjoy corn stalks on our lamp post, mums on the front steps, and decorating pumpkins! There are so many awesome things to do with pumpkins from pumpkin-based recipes, painting, and carving them! Find some pumpkin inspiration here.
Bake | Going off my little rant about pumpkins above, do some baking! Bake a pumpkin pie or apple pie from those delicious (and fresh!) apples and pumpkins you picked at Applecrest Farm Orchards! Cook an extra and bring one to your grandmother to enjoy by her fire, and cook some yummy pumpkin bread, too! I absolutely love this caramel apple pie cookie recipe, and I promise you will, too!
What’s on your bucket list this fall?