First Day of Fall!

Today is the Fall or Autumn equinox here is in the northern hemisphere! Some people may be groaning and wishing for a little more summer, some people are counting down to Christmas. I beg you to stop and celebrate the beginning of Fall and all it represents. Today is more than the end of summer and beginning of cold weather. On this day there is perfect balance! In the spring and summer we have more daylight hours than darkness hours. While in the Fall and Winter we have shorter days and longer nights. On this day we have exactly the same amount of sunlight as darkness, 12 hours of light & 12 hours of dark, perfect balance. Think about that, it’s amazing isn’t it?

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Historically this day was celebrated much in the same way we celebrate Thanksgiving (originally the harvest and giving thanks were celebrated in relation to the Autumn equinox but in 1863, Abraham Lincoln issued his “Thanksgiving Proclamation”, which changed the date to the last Thursday in November and in 1939, Franklin Roosevelt adjusted it yet again, making it the second-to-last Thursday, in the hopes of boosting post-Depression holiday sales). We could all use one more excuse to appreciate and celebrate life! The Equinox is a holiday close to my heart because it’s not about shopping or presents, it’s a pure and natural celebration of everyday life! On this day every year nature is perfectly balanced and I believe urging us to evaluate the balance in our own lives. Here are 10 ways you can commemorate this special occasion!

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Why Autumn Is Awesome!

Leaves Thanksgiving Tea Rainy Day Pumpkins Football 2 Cuddles & Scary Movies Comfort Food Cold Room Candles Boots Leggings Hats Bath

 

Leaves! The bright vibrant colors never fail to keep a smile on my face.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thanksgiving! Family, friends and comfort food. Does it get better than that?

 

 

 

 

 

Hot Drinks! I only drink tea when the weather turns colder. Whether your pleasure is tea, coffee or coco fall is the perfect season to warm up with a cup.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rainy Days! This might just be me… I love rainy days! There is just something so calming about the sights, sounds and smells of rain.

 

 

 

Pumpkins! My husband and I look forward to carving pumpkins all year. October offers an oportunity to let the inner child out!

 

 

 

 

Football! No explanation needed.

 

 

 

 

 

Scary Movies, TV Shows, Cuddles! Autumn brings our favorite shows back and scary movies everywhere you look. All this TV watching is the perfect opportunity to cuddle up!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Comfort Food! Tis the season to clear the cob webs from the oven. Warm, ooey, gooey home recipes couldn’t taste better!

 

 

Cold Mornings! Sure, it makes it harder to get to work on time… I can’t help but love the feeling of being warmly snuggled under blankets, protected from a chilly room.

 

Candles! I am obsessed with candles! They bring a warm, intimate atmosphere to cold cloudy days.

 

 

 

 

Boots, Hats, Leggings, Scarves! I love the clothes of autumn! Fall clothing is cute, comfy and fun!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Baths! I love baths all year long but there is just something so satisfying about soaking in a hot bath on a cold fall day. Light some candles, turn on some music and let the worries of life melt away.

 

 

 

 

There are too many reasons to list them all. What are some of the reasons you love the Fall?