In the whirlwind of September, fall has arrived, and if you’re feeling anything like this, mama…you weren’t prepared. Pull out those decorations, unpack your cool-weather wardrobe, and fill up your calendar with virtual dates with friends and family. From age-old traditions to new trends, here are some ideas on how to get in the cozy fall spirit this year.
Transform Your Space
It’s never too early to decorate for fall! Get creative this season. Don’t just stop at leaves and pumpkins; make sure you also layer in warm touches with colors and textiles. Cinnamon, caramel and terracotta colors are trending right now in paint, art, bedding, and tableware. Repaint a wall or piece of furniture, swap your white dishes for patterned plates, and update your pillows and throws. And be sure to bring in the scents of the season with a harvest-scented candle or calming essential oils.
Tantalize Your Tastebuds
Trade-in your lemonade and watermelon wedges for a warm latte and fresh-baked cinnamon roll. Sprinkle on the nutmeg and allspice. Dish up seasonal favorites like sweet potatoes, caramel apples, and creamy pumpkin soup.
Enjoy the Great Outdoors
While heading out to apple orchards and pumpkin patches are staples to the season, stay active by taking a stroll through a park or going on a hike. The changing of colors and brisk weather makes the experience a whole new adventure. Pick up the pace at some of the season’s most highly-anticipated running events, designed to benefit charities and organizations around the world. Events are virtual and in-person, so everyone has a chance to participate. On your mark, get set, go—find your next cardio-loving run here.
Organize your Calendar
Make time for the people that matter in your life, and make time for YOU. Whether you’re arranging a fun family outing or scheduling an outdoor date with friends, maintaining an organized calendar will help you strike a healthy balance between family, work, play, and self.