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My Favorite Things About Fall

Happy Friday Everyone! I'm joining the Lifestyle Sistas today to share my favorite things about fall. Besides everything pumpkin...lattes, candles and bread...these are the top five things that I look forward to.

Fall TV!

We never watch TV live and record almost everything on the DVR. There is nothing better than lounging on a Saturday morning with a cup of tea and catching up on shows.

Swim Meets!

I love college football and hockey but one of my favorite things is watching our daughter swim! From September through February, there are typically three meets a month. It's always a long weekend but I really enjoy seeing her do what she loves! 

Decorating for Halloween!

Halloween has always been my favorite holiday! We try add something new to make our yard scarier every year.  Most of the kids in the hood love coming to our house but sometimes, we have to meet the little ones on the sidewalk to give them their candy.


While I like to dabble in cooking once in awhile, I mostly like to make appetizers and deserts. My husband is the Chef in this house and will make huge pots of soup on the weekends. Corn Chowder, Butternut Squash, Roasted Potato& Poblano are some of my favorites.


Its a seasonal wine made by a local winery. Its a mixture of red wine and port blended with spices. Heat it up and it's the perfect drink to sip to keep the chill off you!

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  1. I must try this GLOG you speak of!!!! Oh man!

  2. I love all your fall picks! We have a swimmer too. When it's dreadfully cold outside, there is nothing better than sitting on the warm pool deck cheering him on:) The wine looks yummy too!


  3. Love fall too, so many great things to do!! I rarely ever watch live TV too, I'm always DVR'ing. Have a great weekend Jill:)
    Marta, xo

  4. Halloween is my favorite holiday too! I love getting dressed up for it and seeing all the adorable kids in their cute costumes and passing out candy. It's just such a low stress holiday but with high amounts of fun!
    Gina - On the Daily Express

  5. OMG I forgot fall tv!!!!!!!!!I love love love fall tv AND soup AND fall decor!!! Apparently I just love fall!
    thanks for linking up again, we're so happy to have you!

  6. i LOVE Fall too
    and everything it brings with it.
    And i Really Love Fall TV shows.

  7. Yay for soup season! Nothing makes me happier than a big hot pot of soup :)

  8. I love fall! Your decor is awesome!
    Stopping by from Friday favorites!

  9. I have never tried glogg... is it similar to mulled wine? I am really looking forward to lots of soup and chili!! I have chili on my list for next week. That is SOOOO awesome your husband makes soup on the weekends!

  10. I've been craving soup. I think I'll be making potato next week. Yum!

  11. Glogg? I've never heard of that one! Sounds like your house is one we avoid... my little sensitive kiddos. :)

  12. I'm so glad you linked up again with us! Glogg sounds SO good. Happy weekend!

  13. I just love fall! Soups and college football are some of my favorites too. It's so neat that you included your daughters swim meets. I played spots in high school and my parents were so supportive. It still means a lot to me.

    xo, Amy Ann
    The Real Arnolds

  14. what a fun post! all about fall. Its the best time of the year and so colorful. Have a great weekend.

  15. Yes yes yes! I LOVE decorating for halloween! It's one of my favorite holidays! The Glogg sounds wonderful. I love red wine and I love port!
    Also, I am teaming up with another great blog, www.2catsandchloe.com for our first-ever Celebrate Southern link up on October 7th. As a midwest blogger you can still join in! Your roasted potato and poblano would be perfect or any outfit post, would be perfect! We would love for you to join in on our southern-inspired link up! I hope you can join us!


    J @ Bless Her Heart Y'all

  16. mmm... yes, soup! Glogg sounds interesting too.
    Thanks for stopping by from the link up!


  17. I am so happy that the fall TV season is back. And I also watch everything on DVR because I hate commercials.

  18. I love love love fall tv, fall soups, and dressing up for halloween! Thanks for this positive post :)

    Chowing Down by the Bay

  19. I join you for fall favorites with watching recorded shows. We don't have any time for TV during the week so in the weekend an hr of it is our guilty pleasure :) Also yayyy for soup, and Halloween. Enjoy your fall pretty, XOXO, Elif

  20. I love your Halloween decor!!

  21. Awww! I have a swimmer too! Nothing like spending weekends with the smell of chlorine and frizzy hair, but I wouldn't have it any other way! Have a great weekend!
    xo, Whitney and Blaire
    Peaches In A Pod

  22. There is nothing better than pumpkin soup on a cool fall evening!

  23. Love the idea of having soup while watching our favorite recorded shows! And I have to try some of that glogg sounds delicious....

  24. Yes to Halloween and yummy soup! I also love scarves, pretty leaves, and hot cocoa!! Susan

  25. Great post. I really enjoyed reading.


  26. Ooo I love fall! We're finally getting some fall weather! It just didn't seem right using Pumpkin Pecan Waffles shower gel in 90-degree weather.lol

    Tif @ Bright on a Budget

  27. love swim meets and halloween decorations! super fun!

  28. I love all of those fall things too, as well as watch my girls do their sports! Thanks for linking up with us! xoxoShannon

  29. I'm just too excited for Fall TV - my lineup includes Scandal, TWD, Forever, Madam Secretary, Grimm, How to get away and Revenge. And I also DVR or get it on demand. Also so excited about pumpkin soup and lattes!


  30. Swimming meets remind me of my childhood, that was basically my whole childhood. I love that you enjoy supporting your daughter in this way.

  31. Loving your blog lady, so glad I stopped by and thank you for putting your link on my IG!
    I will be in touch!!

    Andrea @ Mommainflipflops.com #realmomstyle

  32. I wrote my post for this theme - and then forgot to link it up until this evening! My daughter is a swimmer as well - competing now at a D-1 University; but started when she was 7. I know all about long swim weekends :)

    1. I'd love to hear about your daughter's swimming experience in college. I'll have to stop by your blog and contact you!

  33. Loved reading your favorite Fall things. I plan on doing a similar Fall Favorites Post soon, so stay tuned. Also, that wine mixer sounds delish. Hmm I wish I had a glass right now. =)


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