Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Things to LOVE for Fall

I don't know about everyone else, but I'm ready for Fall. More ready than I think I've ever been before in my life. After the exhausting heat and drought of the summer I am welcoming Fall weather with open arms.

Looking through all of the awesome things I'm finding on Pinterest is making me more and more anxious for some autumn leaves, cooler temps, football and all the other school events.

My little diva started Pre-K this year and she's really enjoying it. I miss having her home all day, but it's really exciting when she comes home from school hearing all of the neat things she learned that day.

My older daughter is a Middle School cheerleader (yeah, yeah...I'm getting old. I know) and I'm looking forward to snuggling in a blanket on the bleachers with the family watching her cheer our team to victory.

And in honor of cheerleaders and sports fans everywhere I am now making Spirit Bows. I'm starting with the town I live in and a few of the surrounding towns. I think it's so much fun to see everyone in the town bonded together, dressed in school colors, and cheering for their teams.

I have also been trying out recipes that make me think of fall. I was browsing through "Spiced Apple" recipes (and by browsing I mean, I Googled it) and found this little gem:

Spiced Apples in a slow cooker??? Who knew? When I think slow cooker I think of roasts and stew....not yummy delicious desserts. But, apparently there are many desserts that can be made in a slow cooker and I intend on trying a good chunk of them. Why? Because it's nice to be able to start dinner in the morning and not have to worry about it again until it's time to eat in the evening. Plus, I may or may not have forgotten to thaw something for dinner on more than one occasion....I can't be the only one, can I?

What are your favorite things about Fall?

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