I am totally, utterly, wholly, absolutely, perfectly, entirely, OBSESSED with fall.
I'm going to get on a little rant here [language warning]:
I am so incredibly sick of this "Basic Bitch" bullsh*t that is all over social media right now. It has borderline ruined fall for me this year, and to be frank, that PISSES me off. If you have been a long time follower of me on social media, or facebook... you KNOW that I have always been obsessed with fall. I seriously THRIVE in the fall. I hate hot weather with a burning passion, which sucks for me living in Kansas. Humidity. Ew. I have loved pumpkin "everything" since I was a small child [my mother made the most FANTASTIC pumpkin cake rolls]. I love fall weather, I love the smells in the air, I love Halloween, I love it all... So don't call me a basic bitch. I'm not a "basic bitch" or a "it's trendy to love fall" bandwagon jumper. I was born in the fall. Fall and I have had a 32 year love affair, so keep your "basic bitch" sh*t to yourself. The end.
I love candles. There is always a candle burning somewhere if I'm home. I tend to gravitate towards B&BW candles because their fragrance is strong, and the price point is affordable. Especially when you buy them on sale. Fall candles are my favorite though. I love spice scents. This year I picked up "Leaves" [I ALWAYS buy several in this scent], "Sweater Weather", "Marshmallow Fireside", && "Fresh Balsam".
I usually drink my coffee black or with agave nectar because I drink sooo much coffee each day [4-6+ cups, yes I'm serious]. I don't need the added calories. I make an exception in the fall when the stores bring out Pumpkin Spice creamers. My FAVORITE is the Fat Free && Sugar Free International Delight Pumpkin Pie Spice creamer. This way I can enjoy it without the added sugar calories. This particular bottle was free with a coupon.
I also love The Nightmare Before Christmas. My parents purchased the movie for me in 1993 when I was 11 years old [man I'm getting old, aha!]. It was a favorite around our house. My parents loved it as much as I did. Every year from Halloween to Christmas, since I was 11, I watch it several times. I love && hate that it's become so popular. I love it because there's tons of merchandise available. I hate it because now it's "trendy" to like it. I bring out my Nightmare Before Christmas stuff in October and it stays until January. The beauty of it is, it fits in with Halloween && Christmas so you can enjoy it for many many months.
I love spiced desserts in the fall. However, I'm trying to cut back on sugar && calories, so I'm vaping my desserts! My favorite vape juice is from Mt Baker Vapor, but they don't currently have a Pumpkin Spice juice [got that locally]. My favorite spicy dessert flavors from Mt Baker Vapor are "Dutch Apple Pie" and "Sticky Buns". I also have "Candy Cane" shown because when it gets to the end of fall, I'll vape that flavor a lot.
[If you're interested in Mt Baker Vapor, there's a coupon code in the sidebar]
Fall through Spring I take a LONG relaxing bath almost every night. I enjoy it && the relaxation of it is crucial to my eye health. Since I will hang out in the tub for so long [hour+] I like to bring in hot tea or a decaf coffee with me. These are my favorite nighttime k-cups to enjoy in the tub. I know tea has caffeine, but it doesn't affect me like coffee does. The Chai k-cup && french vanilla cappuccino are available at Aldi. The decaf Hazelnut is available anywhere that k-cups are sold.
I have a nail polish problem. Seriously. I have over 300 bottles. My most favorite are dark shades though. Since I have so many, I do tend to separate them into seasons so they all get used. I love fall because that's when I bring out my darks. The polish above is China Glaze "Some Like It Haute" which is a black sparkle && OPI "Siberian Nights" a purple so dark it looks black. I pictured these two because they're what I'm currently wearing! I have "Siberian Nights" on all 10 fingers, then "Some Like It Haute" on my ring && middle fingers.
This week has been warm again [mid 80s]. Ew. However, it's supposed to cool down towards the end of the week. All this "fall" talk has me so READY for cooler weather! I want to live somewhere where it's like 50s-60s in the day and 30s-40s at night year round. Perfection! Aha.
What are you favorite things about fall? What's your favorite season?