The Autumn People.....

 
 photo cred: cici ford

photo cred: cici ford

 
 
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Last autumn I had every intention of doing a blog post expressing my love for the fall season, but I didn’t get content quickly enough and when I looked up it was winter. This time I will not miss the chance to share with you all the things I love about autumn. There is something about the color of the leaves, the rainy & gloomy days and the thought of pumpkin spice and crispy apples that makes me feel warm, cozy and full of joy.

 
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When I was a little girl my mom and I walked about six blocks every morning, hand in hand, to the bus stop. One autumn morning she told me to look up at God’s presence. On the corner, one block, before we reached the bus stop there was a HUGE tree and on this day I looked up and every single leaf was the brightest orange. We even stopped walking just to look up at it and in all of my childhood innocence and wonder, I fell in love with autumn. What this season holds for me is the memory of my mother and I and that’s why I love it so much.


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I asked my bookstagram friends to ask me some questions about the season but also to share their own thoughts. Here are a few of them.

Q: “Do you have any dishes you love making in autumn?” @falling4romance

A: This was my first year actually baking something successfully LOL. I am not much of a baker or really domesticated for that matter, but some of my favorites are vegetable stew, pumpkin and banana bread, cinnamon rolls, apple pancakes and butternut squash soup.

Q: “I tend to change my reads choices according to the season currently I am at do you season!?” @whatibook

A: I am typically a mood reader, but autumn is definitely a great time to think about certain stories to get cozy with. I’m intending to reread The Night Circus and The Secret History every autumn as a tradition.

Q: “What inspires you most during autumn?” @bookspectacle

A: Omg there are so many things, but the changing & falling of the leaves, the rainy days with a touch of gloom. I find I am my most creative in autumn.

Q: “[What is your] favorite kind of coffee/tea to drink in autumn?” @spunkyreads

A: I love pumpkin spice and charcoal lattes, chai and tumeric tea, hot chocolate, caramel coffee and cinnamon apple cider.

Thoughts:

“Sweaters. pretty leaves, and all the hot drinks.” @_wolfandmoon

“Hi, I’m from Indonesia. We don’t have autumn, but I always love to see autumn in other countries through social media.” @alvinaeunice


 
 Photo cred: cici ford

Photo cred: cici ford

 

I have been so inspired by everyone baking yummy autumn treats. TRUTH: I have just never been very good at baking even if I followed the directions down to the last teaspoon and maybe I psyched myself out because ladies and gentlemen we finally have success. I baked these muffins from scratch and they tasted amazing. I just played around with this recipe and added pumpkin butter on my own. I also swapped out the dairy ingredients for vegan, but I am so proud at how they turned out!!

 
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Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Grease six muffin cups or line with paper muffin liners.

  1. Stir together 1 1/2 cup flour, 3/4 cup sugar, salt, baking powder and 1 teaspoon cinnamon. Mix in oil, egg and milk. Fold in apples. Spoon batter into prepared muffin cups, filling to the top of the cup.

  2. In a small bowl, stir together 1/2 cup sugar, 1/3 cup flour, butter and 1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon. Mix together with fork and sprinkle over unbaked muffins.

  3. Bake in preheated oven for 20 to 25 minutes, until a toothpick inserted into center of a muffin comes out clean.

 
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There were two things I got to check off my autumnal bucket list this year. I got to see The 25 year anniversary of The Nightmare before Christmas with a live orchestra. It was beyond magical and I finally went to a pumpkin patch with my family. We ate apple cider donuts, had hot chocolate, got on a big slide which was a lot scarier than I thought LOL and of course snagged a few pumpkins. You can watch my little adventure on my IGTV on Instagram . The air was cool and there was an apple pie and cinnamon scent everywhere we turned. It was honestly one of the best days!


 
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There is nothing better on an autumn day {especially if it’s raining} than curling up with a good book and something warm to drink or listening to music.

Here are a few of my favorite chill autumn tunes for you to download to your spotify & reads for you to add to your tbr for the season.


I hope this post made you feel super cozy and happy. I’m going to be doing a mini autumn look-book in the next post - just some of my favorite pieces so stay tuned. I’ll leave you with a few of my favorite autumn quotes & thank you so much for reading this and for taking a few minutes out of your day to spend time on my blog. Sending you all the love and happy autumn vibes!!