Falling into Fall

October 1, 2012

After reading Stasha’s post I don’t feel quite so bad about being late to the party. It seems I’m not the only one who feels a time crunch lately. I’m going, going, going. Where? Not exactly sure.

Let’s continue and list ten things Fall.

Well, things that feel like Fall to me. In my little corner of the world Fall, or any other season besides Summer, doesn’t exactly happen. 🙂

Here is my list of 10 Fall faves:

1. Pumpkin Spice
K-cups  from Green Mountain coffee. I cannot wait for these to show up on the store shelves and have my first cup of the season. Yum!!!

2. Pumpkin Spice rooibus tea. Because I cannot get enough of Pumpkin Spice and this tea is caffeine free. Perfect for night time.

3. Baking – Pumpkin Spice cupcakes, anyone? Oh my, these are heavenly and the kitchen smelled just delicious while they were baking. I will add these to my Thanksgiving menu for sure. Recipe on Thursday!!!

4. Cooler mornings. Yes, it does cool down a little and most mornings and evenings it’s just gorgeous out. Enjoying those walks a lot more now.

5. Less humidity. We are not quite there, yet. But it’s coming and I will enjoy it tremendously. I never mind the heat of Summer but the humidity I can live without.

6. Baked chicken with German potato dumplings. Those heavier meals that we just don’t feel like eating during the hottest months of the year are making a comeback to our table.

7. Costumes. My kids still adore dressing up and buying the costumes for Halloween are just a part of fall.

8. Pictures of leaves changing. I miss that, watching the leaves change color, fall to the ground and walking through them. Crunch!!!

9. Halloween cups. They hide in the back of the cupboard most of the year and only come out around this time of year. Love them. 🙂

10. Pumpkins. Carving them, cleaning the seeds and roasting them. Salted, roasted Pumpkin seeds. Yes, please. 🙂

Thanks, Stasha for this great topic.

This week will be Fall themed here on my blog. Can you believe my 1 year blogaversary is coming up on Saturday?

I can’t. It seems just like yesterday when I opened my WordPress for Dummies book.

I’m thinking about a Fall themed, actually, a Pumpkin Spice flavored giveaway as a way to say “Thank you.” to all my friends and readers in my little space. What to you think?

Hope you all have a great week.

xo, Susi


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  • Liz @ A Nut in a Nutshell October 1, 2012 at 6:21 pm

    All that pumpkin in a row was just too cute!

    • Susi October 1, 2012 at 8:12 pm

      Thanks, Liz. I’m not sure when I fell in love with all things pumpkin but it is Fall to me now. 🙂

  • Wayne October 1, 2012 at 7:04 pm

    I sense a theme here.

    • Susi October 1, 2012 at 8:11 pm

      Yes, there seems to be a theme. Fall for me equals all things Pumpkin Spice!!! 🙂

  • Kerstin October 1, 2012 at 7:08 pm

    Yay for German potato dumplings! I love Knoedel!

    • Susi October 1, 2012 at 8:10 pm

      I do too. You should see my kids they can’t get enough of them. 🙂

  • Jill October 1, 2012 at 10:50 pm

    Happy Anniversary! Oh, yes, I love everything pumpkin too! Yummy.

    • Susi October 2, 2012 at 10:51 am

      Thank you, Jill. A fellow pumpkin lover, yay!!! 🙂

  • Diane October 2, 2012 at 2:23 am

    I have my own “personal” summers so can definitely do without the humidity too! Augh!

    • Susi October 2, 2012 at 10:50 am

      Diane, that doesn’t sound good. But most of us could do without the humidity, I bet!!! 🙂

  • Stacie @ Snaps and Bit October 2, 2012 at 7:35 am

    Less humidity is key! I Moved to the East Coast from CA two years ago and I hate the humidity. I’ll never get used to it.

    • Susi October 2, 2012 at 10:48 am

      It’s a tough one if you are not used to it. The first couple years here were tough for us… after living in Germany for so many years! 🙂 Thanks for stopping by.

  • Kimberly October 2, 2012 at 12:48 pm

    All things gloriously pumpkin.
    I love transitioning to sweaters and the smell of the leaves on the ground.

    • Susi October 2, 2012 at 2:05 pm

      I do miss that. i see all the great Fall fashions and boots and really, really want to move somewhere colder again… and then I thank my lucky stars I don’t have to sweep up any snow!!! 🙂

  • Rorybore October 2, 2012 at 3:45 pm

    well, I can guarantee you there is no humidity here. None.At.All. Frost, but no humidity. ha ha
    And all hail the Pumpkin Spice!! you can never have enough Pumpkin Spice. yes, throw some of that stuff at us! LOL
    can you tell I am also patiently (?) awaiting the kcups to hit our grocery shelves?

    • Susi October 2, 2012 at 5:17 pm

      Can’t believe you have frost already. I forgot how fast it can cool down. I love Florida but I do miss the change of season at times… like when everyone else is gushing about it!!!! 😀

  • Stasha October 6, 2012 at 2:59 am

    It is midnight where you are so Happy Blogiversary!! Pumpkings and dumplings. You will have my heart forever.

    • Susi October 6, 2012 at 10:16 am

      Stasha, thank you. Dumplings are pretty special to us, aren’t they?