It’s Coming… πŸ‚

It seems that the majority of us are ready for a seasonal shift…

I am anti-wish the days away, but I’m so pro-fall someone should give me a crown and call me Queen of October. Seriously, though…

Today I bring you a list of late summer things that remind me fall is coming. (I feel like a GoT reference could be made, but I don’t watch it so I’m going to let that opportunity slide.)

Humidity-Free Breezes
You know what I mean. It’s that cool, fresh breeze that interrupts an 82 degree afternoon. We feel it, we suddenly crave more, and we obsessively check our weather apps to see if the windows can be cracked that night.

That Bonfire Smell
My husband says bonfires smell like ham. I don’t agree since I dislike ham but love the smell of burning logs.

Movies on Television (that are just a tiny bit premature)
My heart actually leaves my chest when I see films like Beetlejuice on TV. #MyFav

The Leaves
Most of ours are still green but if you look toward the top of the trees you have a few rebel leaves that are starting to protest in red and orange. Be still my heart.

The Produce Aisle
The squashes and pumpkins and other gourds are coming out to play. Is it too soon to carve a pumpkin? Asking for a friend.

I have zero shame in my fall obsession. I’m glad summer is packing her bags. Please Lord, give us a cool, breezy, uneventful fall.

Got any fall plans this year? Hopefully we’re moving houses, going on a small trip, and celebrating my b-day. (We’re definitely doing the latter πŸ˜‰ ha.)

34 thoughts on “It’s Coming… πŸ‚

  1. Carolann August 24, 2017 / 2:29 am

    Audrey I am going to live my fall vicariously through you! I definitely am anti-wish the days away, but on September 1 I am busting out the fall decor, even though it will still be 85 degrees in Hawaii! I already bought a pumpkin candle so that will help it feel like fall! I cannot complain because I love Hawaii, but I do miss fall. Growing up, every year my dad would tell us about why Fall is his favorite season and we would do all of the fall things, carving pumpkins and raking leaves and going out to the farms to get pumpkins and apples…. so it will always have a soft spot for me.

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    • Louise August 28, 2017 / 10:09 am

      Oh my gosh, I love that your dad would share his love for fall with your family ❀ That's adorable. I hope I pass down my love for the season to our kids someday!
      Since we're in the midst of selling the house/moving I don't get to go all out for fall in September 😦 Maybe I'll have to live vicariously through you! Haha!

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  2. StephTheBookworm August 24, 2017 / 7:35 am

    Yessss!!! I just drafted my own fall post yesterday because great minds think alike. And great minds love the fall. The ham thing had me laughing. I have never once associated ham with a bonfire. Hahaha!! I’m sooo ready for fall. Bye bye summer… you can leave!

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    • Louise August 28, 2017 / 10:10 am

      I’m so excited to start reading all the fall posts that will inevitably start making their way around the internet πŸ˜€ He has ALWAYS associated the two with each other and it’s become an inside joke of sorts. Lol.

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  3. Kelly @ Noodle to the Rescue August 24, 2017 / 10:44 am

    I do love summer but I know I would feel differently if I lived somewhere with high heat and humidity (and I did feel differently when I lived in FL)! BUT I am still looking forward to fall as well. I love all the traditions that we do with the kids and the autumn leaves are so beautiful.

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    • Louise August 28, 2017 / 10:11 am

      I really do love that Ohio gets all of the seasons, but sometimes I wish I lived in a more mild place. I’d LOVE to cycle through the season in a mountain state! I’ve only been to CO in the summer but I think I’d die of happiness to experience a snowy winter out there!

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  4. A Mindful Migration (@MindfulMigrate) August 24, 2017 / 11:00 am

    I’m most definitely ready for Fall too. I love the smell of a good bonfire too, although I don’t think they smell like ham either. And I like ham! But I’m ready to shut off my air conditioning, enjoy cool nights, snuggling under a blanket (this won’t technically happen until winter for me), and eat hearty soups and stews and I love it when the leaves changes color. It’s one thing I miss most about Minnesota, although I did not like what came after! And a big yes to Beetlejuice, Beetlejuice, Beetlejuice!

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    • Louise August 28, 2017 / 10:13 am

      Hahahaha- K is such a weirdo with his weird nose.
      I sleep beside our bedroom window so when the air is cool enough I get to snuggle under the comforter and enjoy the mix of warmth and cold. I loooooove it!

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  5. Nadine August 24, 2017 / 11:11 am

    Yes to fall!!!!! I am so ready for this heat and humidity to chill out. LITERALLY. Fall is my favorite time of year!!! We have football, the TV shows come back, there is that crips fall scent in the mornings that warms my heart, SB gets all the fun seasonal drinks and the holiday season will be nearer.

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    • Louise August 28, 2017 / 10:14 am

      The crisp morning scent is my favorite! ❀ And now that we have a SB I will be taking advantage of alll the seasonal drinks! (Have you had the horchata almondmilk frapp?? Sweet Jesus, it's AMAZING!)

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  6. kathy @ more coffee, less talky August 24, 2017 / 11:23 am

    for the past 2 days, fall has made an appearance – cool days, cool breezes so i shut off my AC (finally) and opened all the windows…it was glorious.

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    • Louise August 28, 2017 / 10:15 am

      I feel bad that summer never really showed up for you guys, but I hope fall is a good season for ya!!

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  7. SMD August 24, 2017 / 12:04 pm

    I actually love fall at the shore, so nice to be by the ocean as the season changes. Plus it’s like a ghost town a lot of the time and that’s amazing.

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    • Louise August 28, 2017 / 10:17 am

      I’ve been to the coast a few times in fall winter and I LOVE how empty the beach is πŸ™‚ We went for Thanksgiving once and it was like we had the whole town to ourselves! Same with a January trip!

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  8. Stephanie August 24, 2017 / 12:49 pm

    I already asked John how early is too early to put up Halloween decor. He said I can put it up inside on September 1. He’s going to regret that.

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    • Louise August 28, 2017 / 10:19 am

      HAHAHAHA. That conversation sounds familiar. K HATES all my Halloween stuff. He’s lucky because we’ll be in the middle of moving so it’s going to be a pretty subtle year for us. (Of course I’m super upset by this, lol.)

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  9. Rebecca Jo August 24, 2017 / 2:36 pm

    I’m sitting here shaking my head in full agreement of all of this. FALL IS THE BEST!!!!!!

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    • Louise August 28, 2017 / 10:20 am

      It sure is!! The perfect reward for making it through spring and summer πŸ˜‰

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  10. shelldbell August 24, 2017 / 2:55 pm

    YESSSS!!!! I’m noticing some of the leaves here starting to change, and this week I brought the first fall candle out. I AM IN HEAVEN.

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    • Louise August 28, 2017 / 10:20 am

      Fall candles are such an amazing gateway πŸ˜€ Haha!

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  11. everything with love August 25, 2017 / 12:29 pm

    i am here for this girl! so here for it. i am not usually ready for fall until september, but let’s get to it.

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    • Louise August 28, 2017 / 10:21 am

      Hahaha. When we listed our house I packed up all our fall and winter clothes (positive thinking…) so I need this house stuff to move along a little quicker so I can break it all out again in a new closet. Ha! Fortunately we should be in a new place the first week of October!

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  12. Kristen from Pugs & Pearls August 25, 2017 / 2:46 pm

    I LOVE Fall, but we don’t have much of a fall, or winter for that matter, in Florida. It’ll probably get cooler in late November here. We do have plans to go a bit more northern this year and hopefully I will get to see a glimpse of the season!

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    • Louise August 28, 2017 / 10:23 am

      My favorite thing in fall is to travel along/through the Appalachian Mountains and see the colors. I could never live in the southern part of the country- I just don’t do hot weather. Haha! I hope you get some “fall” in your life this season!

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  13. akaleistar August 27, 2017 / 4:51 pm

    I’m not ready for summer to end, but I do like fall. The leaves have already started changing colors, and I’m looking forward to sweater weather πŸ™‚

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    • Louise August 28, 2017 / 10:24 am

      I always feel bad celebrating the start of fall when “summer people” are in the room, but then again I see fall as a reward for me making it through spring and summer… hehe!

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  14. Anthea August 28, 2017 / 2:07 am

    I see so many bloggers looking forward to fall! Enjoy πŸ™‚
    It is winter this side so we are looking forward to spring and some warmer weather!

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    • Louise August 28, 2017 / 10:26 am

      I love following and reading blogs from all the around the world because it’s such a great reminder that things are 100% different in other places and we’re all going through some other change! Even when it’s just seasons or weather!

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  15. chelseajacobs August 28, 2017 / 1:13 pm

    Girl, you CARVE yourself a pumpkin whenever you’re damn well ready to carve a pumpkin!

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    • Louise September 1, 2017 / 9:09 am

      YES. Since we’re moving at the beginning of October (God willing) I kind of want to leave a small straw bay and mums and pumpkin on the porch for the new buyers, lol.

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  16. Bry Jaimea August 29, 2017 / 4:52 am

    The leaves here are full into colour change mode, the rosehips are out, and the evening temps are already into single digits! I love reading about other people who love these cooler months as much as I do! xx

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    • Louise September 1, 2017 / 9:11 am

      I think the break from humidity and the changing scenery is SO refreshing after months of heat and green and moisture in the air. Fall just *feels* good!

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  17. Kerri August 29, 2017 / 10:11 am

    I’m totally with you, I hope Autumn is going to be a nice and relaxing affair with hopefully not too much rain. We’re still hanging in there with the green leaves, but I see some sneaky yellow ones appearing! I can’t wait!

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    • Louise September 1, 2017 / 9:14 am

      Yesss! When I’m driving down the road and I pass one tree that’s starting to turn I just smile to myself and feel a rush of joy πŸ™‚ Sleeping with the windows open is a huge plus, too!!

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