Autumn always makes me want to start hibernating! After months of no heating, having the patio doors and windows open, siting on the patio. I instead dream of cosy blankets and open fires. As soon as the nights start to draw in it’s like a little switch goes off and I start looking for ways to make the house, and me, feel more cosy. It’s no secret that I love summer and would be happiest floating around in dresses and sandals all year but I’m making more of an effort to embrace each season to see if it helps.
Here’s how I’m embracing Autumn…….
In with the cosy jumpers
I start switching over my wardrobe around now, but before packing away all my lovely summer dresses and making myself miserable, I try to plan some transitional outfits with them. I’m wearing a t-shirt under one of my favourite polka dot jumpsuits and a light jumper with my pleated skirts. I’ve put the really summery stuff to one side in the wardrobe which has helped. This year I’ve treated myself to a couple of new jumpers as you can wear on their own, or with a scarf and boots before having to add that big winter coat.
Get those blankets out
Now is a perfect time to make your home all cosy and inviting. Add textures like Chunky Knitted Blankets on the sofa and rugs on your laminate flooring, to help create a feeling of warmth. You can add to the Autumness by burning some scented candles, think spiced apple and cinnamon. Autumn evenings are made for wrapping up in a cosy blanket by candlelight, or by a fire if you are lucky enough to have one. I can’t wait to snuggle up with a good book!
Stomp in the leaves
Spend some time outside now before it gets too cold! One of our favourite things to do in Autumn is have a long walk in the woods. The changing colours making the place look beautiful, so it’s great for some Autumn photos, especially in the morning with low lying mist. Crunch through the leaves, collect conkers and splash in puddles together.
Drink a pumpkin spiced latte
Swap your Frappuccino, or iced coffee, for a spicy latte. My absolute favourite is the pumpkin spiced latte, other brands are available of course! There’s something warming and comforting about enjoying a little treat after a blustery walk, or standing at the sidelines on a weekend morning.
Dig out the slow cooker
Our Slow Cooker gets shoved to the back of the cupboard during summer, when we favour salads over stews, especially when it is hot. But now it’s the ideal time to find your favourite recipes and remember how time-saving the magic of a slow cooker is. Comfort food is back on the menu!
Tune in to the transformation
Autumn happens only once a year, and if you’re not paying attention, you just might miss it! Autumn is one of the best seasons for being present as so much is changing all around you. So notice the changing colours, feel the air getting colder and enjoy the time spent indoors getting cosy in the evening.
And Autumn means you can buy little mini pumpkins and if that isn’t a reason to like it, I don’t know what is!