It seems with each passing day, there are less leaves on the trees, and more beneath our feet. The sun rises begrudgingly, and retires early. The air's a bit more crisp, the sky, a bit more piercing in its hue. Lilies give way to mums. Corn and tomatoes move aside, letting apples and pumpkins take center stage. It's a fleeting time of year, which is perhaps why we treasure it so.
To get you into the autumn spirit, we're inspiring you with these 33 Ways to Have a Festive Fall. Let us know what you've done, or hope to do, before the season is over!
*Items with a pumpkin notation have a corresponding link that's listed below!*
Links for all the Festive Fall How-To's & To-Do's!
Be Smitten with Squash: Amanda Paa of Heartbeet Kitchen created this cookbook to celebrate the many glorious varieties of the versatile squash
Start a Medicine Ball Routine: Nicole Perry of Pumps and Iron has a fall workout just for you!
Bake with apples: Sarah Cook of Making Thyme for Health has dreamed up these healthy apple almond butter muffins that burst with fall-inspired flavor!
Backpack with your family!: Christina Anthis of The Hippy Homemaker has put together a must-read series of tips and ideas for making your family backpacking adventure a successful one.
Follow a new blog: Or several! This link is a great place to start. :)
Dry summer herbs: MegaFood's Product Education Specialist, Abby, takes you on a summer herb tour in this seasonal botanical guide. Preserve a taste of summer by drying them today!
Have a jar party: Jeanette Chen of Jeanette's Healthy Living provides a how-to on hosting a salad-in-a-jar party, and provides a recap of hers.
Enter to Win!
We're holding a giveaway from To enter, simply visit the post HERE on our Facebook page and comment with the numbers of each item on the list that you'd like to complete this fall. You may also earn a second entry by commenting below - on this very blog post!
One lucky, random winner will receive the following "Festive Fall" gift basket:
- A soft, hand Knit “Marmalade and Jam” Beanie Hat in multi-tones of butterscotch, plum, and red. (It's a palette that works in fall and spring!) -from Etsy.com shop, HandKnitPalette.
- A Fare Isle Organic Mulling Spice Kit for Cider or Wine, sustainably hand-crafted on the Island of Nantucket.
- A gorgeous hand-thrown Stoneware Travel / Commuter mug with leaf-motif, by 3 Points Artwork. (Just wait until you see it!)
- A 2 month supply of MegaFood age/gender specific multivitamins and Multi for Healthy Bone!
Official Rules: http://bit.ly/1HGRR7z
Entry Period: 9/22/2016 to 10/20/2016 11:59PM
XO, and Good Luck!