Autumn evokes images of all things cozy. The cooler temperatures mean the layering of sweaters, scarves, light jackets, and boots. Outside, autumn has a distinct smell and the colorful leaves crunch under our feet. Inside, we begin nesting as our autumn decor is on display and we sip a hot beverage and tuck into the comfort foods that celebrate fall.
Nesting at Home
Light some candles –
When the weather is cooler, lighting candles will add light and warmth to a space to make it cozy. Find candles that include your favorite fall scents to make your home smell wonderful.
Create your favorites –
Get creative in the kitchen. No, I’m not talking about pumpkin spice everything. I’m talking about creating some of your favorite, comfort foods that you indulge in during the cooler months of fall. Whether it’s homemade macaroni and cheese, or a white bean chicken chili, make your favorites and enjoy.
Indulge in a book or several –
Autumn is always a good time to experience a new book. As much as I love the idea of a physical book in my hands, I find that I’m using my e-reader more frequently now. Bookbub allows you to enter your personal preferences and sends you an email each day with suggestions that are free or discounted to a few dollars. My virtual bookshelf is full, and I continue to add to it.
Try a new hobby –
Have you wanted to learn a new craft? Autumn is a great time to learn a new skill. If you find something that you love to do, it will take you through the cold days of winter. Currently, I’m learning to paint with watercolors.
Enjoy Autumn with the change of the landscape, the cooler weather, and the tastes of the season. However, you choose to embrace it, enjoy everything that this season of change has to offer.
Until next time,