6 Things I Love About Fall

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I am, first and foremost, a summer girl. I like my flip flops, sundresses, tan skin, cool summer drinks, being near the water, warm sunshine, long days and the casual freedom that summer offers. But fall…fall holds a special place in my heart, even if it does mean that the dreaded winter is coming. *shudder* (Spoiler alert: you will never, ever read an “I love winter” post around these parts. It’s just not my thing.)

I’ll admit, I was very reluctant to write this post, even though it’s been lingering in the back of my head the entire month of August. Don’t wish it away! I kept telling myself. Summer is fabulous, but so short. Revel in it while it is here! Mother Nature didn’t seem to agree though, what with the cooler temperatures and the leaves already starting to change(!!).

So, for as much as I resisted it, I’m giving in.

Fall is coming here! Yay!…I guess. Here are a few of the reasons why I love it:

College football. Let’s gooooo Mountaineers!


Warm apple cider. Bonus points if it has a little Captain in it.

Fall fashion. I don’t mean just the current, new looks of the season (though I do love those!), but also the timeless cozy sweaters that are perfect for snuggling in or the Ugg boots that I live in (I don’t care how how much I get made fun of for them, they are they are soooo comfy!) I love pulling my fall/winter clothes out of the attic and switching over my wardrobe at the end of every summer.

Knitting. About two years ago I taught myself how to knit, and it has become one of my favorite pastimes. It’s mostly something I do in the winter though, when it’s cool out and I’m snuggled by the fire and not nearly as busy with other things as I am in the summer.


More time with Sally. Summer can be way too hot for horseback riding, and the bugs are just awful. When the cool fall starts to set in (and the bugs start to die off or hide or do whatever they do), it makes for perfect riding weather.


A fresh start. Back-to-school time has always felt like a fresh start to me. New school supplies, new books, new clothes, new classes, new opportunities, new “year”. It has always felt like more of a fresh start than New Years. Maybe that’s just the school-loving nerd in me, but that feeling has stuck, even though I’m not in school anymore.

What do you love about fall? What is your favorite season?


  • I am so with you. I don’t want to wish summer away, but oh how I love fall. Everything you mentioned is right on.

    Also, I read your about me and I am SO curious to where you live in PA? I am originally from Erie, and you mentioned Giant Eagle, so I am thinking central/western PA?

  • I’m like you in that summer is by far my favorite season. I just hate being cold! I love fall, but in South Texas we don’t really get a fall. It is hot until about late October, and then it pretty much goes straight into winter!


  • Yep! I grew up in the suburbs of Pittsburgh, but now I live about hour northeast in Dayton (near Punxsutawney). That’s crazy that you are from Erie, we were just up that way over the weekend in McKean! Small world 🙂

  • I love college football! Best season of the year. And warm apple cider. Yummy. I’ve never had it with Captain though. I’ll definitely be giving that a try. And I looooove fall fashion. Mhm. Now I’m just super excited for fall.

    • I highly recommend it! Helps warm you up even more and the spices in the rum are the perfect compliment to the cider 🙂

  • i love cooler fall weather too , though it seems like summer went WAY too fast. i love weather where you can wear jeans, a t-shirt and a light jacket. ahhh so nice!
    — jackie @ jade and oak

  • WTH you have a horse!? you’re officially my hero.

    and i like the fall — that’s when i get to eat and drink everything pumpkin! the long boots, the cozy sweaters…love!!

    • I do and she’s fabulous! After 27 years of begging (bitching?) and someone finally bought me a pony, so I’m going to marry his ass 🙂
      OMG how did I forget about pumpkin beer (and pie and coffee and ice cream)?! Yummm!

  • Apple cider + captain and football season do make me excited for fall..but I am still trying to hang on to every ounce of summer!

    • I am too! But it’s been colder than usual so it’s been very hard to get fall thoughts out of my head. (And football countdowns on Facebook aren’t helping matters either.)

  • I love the fall!! I cant even pick a favorite season i think they are all pretty great

  • Nice list! Looking at the fall as a fresh start is such a nice perspective. Typically, I’d think of spring that way, but you’re totally right! I’m starting my nursing program in school this fall and it’s certainly a new beginning for me. And I’m looking forward to getting cozy in sweaters and scarves, too!

  • I agree with everything you say here… but I’m still trying to hold onto summer as long as I can! My favorite thing about fall is layering clothes… so many possibilities!