I'm attempting something different for Friday's blog posts. I've decided to create Friday's Five Favorites, a post listing my favorite things in a variety of topics. After all, I am the List Queen.
For the first post, I'm going to list (in no particular order) five of my favorite things about the season of autumn.
#1: Cooler weather ~ In southeast Missouri, the weather gets noticeably cooler in the autumn. Oh, we'll still have days where highs are in the 80's (one Halloween, it reached 90 degrees!), but overall, the temperatures decrease. Time to drag out the hoodies and sweaters!
#2: Halloween and Thanksgiving ~ Two of my favorite holidays (my absolute favorite is Christmas). Sean and I enjoy decorating the inside/outside of our house for Halloween, carving a pumpkin, and handing out candy to trick-or-treaters. For Thanksgiving, we host for both our families, and I bake the turkey and make dessert. I thoroughly enjoy being a hostess.
#3: Leaves ~ I love the beautiful foliage on the trees, and I like the crunch of leaves when I trek through them after they've fallen. And the smell of damp, fallen leaves . . . priceless!
#4: M&M's ~ There are always interesting flavors of M&M's to look forward to in the autumn. Last year, it was Candy Corn, which disappointed me. I love this year's Pecan Pie, but it's difficult to find them.
#5: Chili and Soup ~ I can drink coffee any time, anywhere, and any weather, but I refuse to eat chili or soup unless it is chilly outside. I prefer chili with no beans. Be on the look-out for my homemade bean-less chili recipe!
Are you a fan of autumn? What are a few of your favorite autumn things? Let me know in the comments!
Until the next post . . . keep smiling!