7 Things I'm Loving For Autumn- Food, Beauty, Fashion & Randoms

Fall has officially started on the calendar and the weather certainly matches perfectly. The beautiful leaves of green gold and burgundy are scattered all over the ground and they sure remind me of being a little kid again. My siblings and I would rake huge piles of leaves in our backyard and jump into them. Very often we'd find what we called earwig bugs which are very common in the Midwest, they loved to hide out in the moist leaves. I also remember sitting with my mother on my neighbors porch swing and shaking out the little dress which the owner put on her goose statue only to find more of those earwig bugs. Those are my fond memories of Autumn as a child.
Here are 7 things that I love during autumn and am enjoying presently:

1) Burning candles with Autumn scents- I like to burn candles from time to time all year round but when Autumn and Winter come around I tend to light these scented ones even more often and whenever I'm home. My favorites are the 3 wick ones from Slatkin & Co. they are sold at bath and body works .The best part is they have these perfect fall scents to get in that really warm and cozy mood.

2) Cooking and eating warm and comforting food and drinks- Starting in Autumn and leading into Winter I  veer towards some different choices in food and drink. For drinks I usually go for a sweet Hot Chocolate or Peppermint Tea and I like to make use of the hearty seasonal produce available in my cooking. I like to prepare dishes like vegetable soups, apple pie, spiced deserts and casserole dinners. I recently brought home a book called Winter Gatherings by Rick Rodgers. There are so many great Autumn and Winter themed recipes in there which are just perfect for this time of year. I am so excited to start utilizing it.

3) Changing up my Makeup Look- When Autumn rolls around I change up my every day makeup routine a little, going for bolder lip colors, graphic winged liner, and a full coverage foundation (my favorite is Revlon Colorstay) and deeper autumn shades for eye shadows-gold, browns, oranges even burgundies. 

4) My Fall Wardrobe- Putting away those lighter t-shirts and sandals I start putting together outfits that are a little more cozy while trying to incorporate a few trends here and there. So pieces with lace or leather, dark blue items, light scarfs and hats and cute cuff bracelets are all things that I'm liking right now.

5) Wearing Darker Nail Polishes- Mostly in blues, purples, grays, reds and dark oranges.
(Essies Bahama Mamma, Maybelline Color Show Flaming Red, Butter London Royal Navy and OPI's Every Month is Oktoberfest.)


6) Pampering with Moisturizing Products for face, hands, eyes, body and lips- as the days get colder my skin gets drier and therefore needs extra hydration. I enjoy pampering myself with special face moisturizers, body butters, lip balms, hand and eye creams. (St. Ives Naturally Smooth hand Cream, Bobbie Brown Eye Creams, Philosophy's Hope in a Tube for Lips, Laura Mercier Creme Brulee Souffle Body Cream and Olay Regenerist Micro Sculpting Cream Moisturizer.)
7) Holidays and Family/Friends Time- The entire beginning of fall is full of holidays meaning lots of family time for me and I absolutely love that. Who doesn't love spending time with the family and friends!?

What do you love for Autumn? Let me know in the comments form below. I very much love to hear from all of you.

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