Fall-ing...In Love.

I'm not sure if it's the fact that the air is starting to smell a little more crisp on the East coast, if it has to do with having traveled north to visit my family last weekend (much chillier weather), or if it has to do with my recent apple juice overload.

[p.s...my basic 'food plan' as of late can pretty much be summed up in this one picture. Peanut butter, crackers, apple juice. The only thing missing is the hamburgerless Hamburger Helper].

No matter the reason for my recent obsession, the fact is that I am craving a change of season! It's no secret to anyone who knows me that I am not a fan of the summer. I have asthma, and Maryland humidity does nothing for my breathing. I'm also not keen on sweating unless I plan to. I'm not particularly fond of beaches, and I am deathly afraid of skin cancer...so...the summer is really not my thing.

But the FALL?! The fall is my favorite season. I love the smell outside, the changing leaves, the cooler temperatures. I love all of the holidays and festivities that come as a result of fall. Hay rides, pumpkin patches, crisp air, apple picking (and the inevitable apple pie that follows), and all of the other fall food that comes along with the season.

This year, I'm particularly excited for fall. Not just because of pumpkins and hay rides, but because I'm already starting to show a little baby bump. I'm really looking forward to layering on sweaters and scarves...boots...burlap sacks...you know...to compliment this growing plump in my belly. I'm very much in the "is she fat or is she pregnant" phase of the game, so I'm anxious to just keep it movin'.

Another benefit of the fall (and the fact that I've just moved into our new home) is that it gives a great opportunity to decorate! I'm happy to report that I now have enough space to decorate for my favorite season. While living in condos for the past 5 years, I was limited to my decorating choices because I didn't have much space to store everything. Now, we have a basement, and I'm not afraid to use it.

Here are some of the ideas I'm tossing around for fall decorations...

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Is anyone else DYING over the combination of those white pumpkins and the adorable bronzy owls?! Love! I can't wait to get my hands on some pumpkins!

All of these ideas were neatly stored in my Pinterest page.

If you don't know about Pinterest yet, you must learn! It's one of the greatest resources that I've found online. I tend to sign up for a million different free services online, but I never end up using any of them (**cough**Google +). Pinterest, however, has become sort of an obsession of mine. I love the fact that I can just be randomly surfing through websites and use my browser toolbar to "Pin" any photo on the page I'm viewing. When I want to find it later, all I have to do is log into my Pinterest account, and the information about the photo (and it's original location) is stored right there for me in one place. It's a great way to make sure you don't lose all of those little gems that you find online.

If you want to see all of my Pins, just go to my Pinterest page!

 

So how about you...do you love fall as much as me?

What are you looking forward to with the season change?