What You And Your Girlfriends Need To Do This Fall
Fall is by far the favorite season of girls in their twenties or thirties: they prefer cozy knit over cut-off shorts, the excitement of Christmas is still to come, and it’s extra special for those whose birthdays land on the season. It’s very normal for you to feel a little down or even a little lazy. Say goodbye to working out with your best cooling towel, right?
Fall might look a little different this year for all of us. Even if you still get the changing leaves and cooler temps (lucky!), you’ll probably give up Halloween parties, first days back to school, football games, and pumpkin patches with your crew. But that doesn’t mean you can’t still enjoy all the sugar, pumpkin spice, and everything nice that fall has to offer.
DIY Your Own Pumpkin Spice Latte
We love you Starbucks, but sometimes we just want to enjoy a good old fashioned PSL from the comfort of our own homes and not have to spend that $4.25 on a sugar bomb. It’s easier than you think and will take less time than the drive to the closest Starbucks drive-thru. Simply heat your milk of choice, some pumpkin puree, maple syrup or honey, and vanilla extract over the stove. Pour into a mug with your favorite hot coffee or an espresso shot (or two), and et voilà! If you want a little extra something, top your creation with whipped cream and pumpkin pie spice, or try adding extra ginger, cinnamon, and nutmeg for a zingy health boost.
Get Some Seasonal Produce
One of the best parts about autumn is the seasonal produce. There’s so much more to it than the old pumpkin! Load up on produce like apples, green beans, kale, sweet potatoes, and certain types of pears (Bosc and Comice are in season in fall). Ready for a real challenge? Get creative with beets, chard, figs, and radishes, and pair your autumnal produce with autumnal flavors like cinnamon, sage, and nutmeg (can you taste the fall?) Bonus points for shopping at your local farmer’s market (don’t forget your mask!), where you’ll find an array of the fruits and veggies that are in season near you. Plus, who doesn’t love supporting local small businesses?
Do Some Impromptu Seasonal Decorating
Whether it’s a few key cozy accents or themed Halloween decor, update your home for fall like you update your wardrobe. Start small with some chunky knit throws and scented candles, or go all in and do a complete makeover. And if you’d rather decorate your front porch so your neighbors also get a little extra dose of seasonal cheer? You know what to do. Lay out the themed doormat, stock up on pumpkin decor, and get a dried floral wreath in seasonal colors like burnt orange and golden yellow.