It is no secret that this girl loves fall. Flannels and sweaters, pumpkin flavored everything, apple cider, and not to mention, my birthday (#feelin22)! I love celebrating seasons to the fullest, but as a busy college student with an internship and my head in the job market, I don’t necessarily have tons of extra time to spend celebrating this wonderful time of year. I know I am not sailing on the busy boat alone, so I am sharing 5 ways to celebrate fall on a schedule!
1. Get Your Stew On
Nothing brings that cozy fall feeling to your house or apartment like the smell of a warm pot of stew on the stove. A bowl of stew is the perfect compliment to crisp fall air, warming you up from your flannel to your boots! The best part about stew is that you can make a huge batch and keep enjoying it all week (hello, time saver!). Here are some of my favorite easy and delicious stew recipes.
Mushroom and Chickpea Stew from Deliciously Ella
Oktoberfest Stew from The Cozy Apron (For my vegan/vegetarian friends, swap out the sausage for vegan sausage and the chicken stock for vegetable broth! I made a vegan version over fall break and my family was obsessed)
Pumpkin Stew with Lentils and Chickpeas from Give Recipe
2. Candles are a Girl’s Best Friend
Craving an autumnal scent? There’s a candle for that. Wondering what Leaves, Pumpkin Carving, or Sweater Weather smell like? There’s a candle for that, too. One of these autumn-inspired candles will turn your night of studying into the perfect cozy fall evening.
3. Treat Yourself
This season is full of treats—from Pumpkin Spice Lattes to apple cider donuts and pumpkin cookies, it can sometimes seem a bit overwhelming (to your wallet and waistline!). I wouldn’t suggest making a PSL part of your daily fall routine, but don’t forget to treat yourself! Take your job search to Starbucks for the day and indulge in a festive drink or surprise your study group with apple cider donuts. It’s all about the little things in little doses 🙂
4. Flaunt Your Fall Style
Fall style is exciting because the changing weather allows for some outfit experimentation! Mixing and matching flannels, sweaters, and transitional pieces lets you express your creative side (& be super comfy at the same time). Check out some of my favorite fashion bloggers for amazing fall style inspiration!
Taylor Morgan from Little Blonde Book
Caitlin from Southern Curls and Pearls
Jacy Overstreet from Love Lenore
5. Take it All In
As a busy girl, I know the time spent walking from place to place is precious so I often use it to respond to texts, emails, or make quick phone calls. But if our eyes are constantly in our phones, we are not fully able to appreciate the beauty around us. Fall is so unique because every day looks a little different—the leaves are constantly creating a new color palette for us to enjoy. Nature is giving us front row tickets to its art show everyday! Don’t pass it up.
How are you celebrating fall this season?