Friday, October 13, 2017

For The Love Of Fall

Fall is my absolute favourite time of year. There is nothing more magical and splendid to me than experiencing the sharp coolness of the air by morning and warmth of the sun come afternoon. To start bundling up, needing to wear socks, and have many family snuggles under layers of blankets. I enjoy watching as the world changes colour - greens transforming into yellows, reds, purples, and oranges. I like seeing pumpkins everywhere. I like having a cozy excuse to burn my candles and the thought of lighting my fireplace for the first time makes me excited. The air hints of snow and the excitement of Christmas will soon be upon us. Yes, this is my favourite time of year.

Right now I feel like my days are combining together in one tired, but beautiful blur. For those of you who do not know, we welcomed our second daughter only three weeks ago. There has been so much new, and balance, and life, and learning, and loving that the days have combined into what feels like one big, beautiful, long day. I feel like only now have I been able to peek my head out of the clouds and remember how much I enjoy this season. There are so many things that I want to do, create, enjoy, and experience with both girls before the weather gets too cold. The struggle of trying to find the energy to do all of the things has hit me today, but rather than being overwhelmed by it all, by trying to do it all too fast, I am attempting to figure out the baby steps that I need. How can I start the process of loving this time of year slowly, but have it be filled with the same magic and meaning as it has had in the past?

The first step, that I can think of, to start feeling cozy would be to drink all the fall inspired drinks. This is something that I can easily incorporate into our home regardless of the time of day or what we have going on. The thought of hot chocolates, apple ciders, and chai teas make me so excited and the thought of sharing them with Bug makes me even more so. Coming home from a cold walk - let's make a hot chocolate. Reading a book - let's make a tea. I am so ready to start feeling cozy! And making a drink, or two, or three, seems like such an easy way to do so.

A couple years ago on the blog I posted three Fall Inspired drinks that I enjoyed then and that I still enjoy today. I would love nothing more than to share them with you once more. Homemade Pumpkin Spice Latte, Mexican Hot Chocolate, and Thai Inspired coffee. I hope that they can fill your home up with coziness and comfort as they have done for me in the past. I cannot wait to make them again and I cannot wait to come up with new recipes to share with you all.

There are also so many awesome fall inspired drinks that I have found online that I want to try, including the Spiced Caramel Apple Cider and the Crock Pot Cranberry Apple Cider. I also really want to find a recipe for Butterbeer and to recreate (I made it once) Pumpkin Juice. Let me know if you have any fall drinks that you are currently loving, any recipes that you are willing to share, or if there are any fall drinks that you would like to see me create. Enjoy. xoxo

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