Hi everyone! 🤗 I hope you’re okay ❤️. Oh Autumn, you couldn’t have come at a better time…*sits cuddled up in an armchair by a metaphorical fireside with a mug of hot chocolate and a plate of biscuits on the side to set a scene* (it’s far to hot today for the real deal 😅 and no, the biscuits are not for sharing)….you, Autumn that is, were sorely missed (I’ve been all achy since last Winter so it must be true! 😂).
According to the astronomical calendar it starts today (I didn’t wait around in wanting to do this post 😌🍂) and although I may be jumping into that mode too soon as the season is yet to properly show itself in terms of golden leaves and stuff, it’s alive in my heart ❤️ (all good things are 😂). The meteorological calendar was too soon for me (the 1st) and don’t even get me started on the traditional Gaelic Seasons, I would have missed out on a good portion of Summer had I followed that one and allowed Fall to begin in early August so I’ll pass until it suits me at a later date! 😅 In fact, I’ll start with astrological and finish on the appointed date for the end of the gaelic season of Autumn (31 October), then Winter can start early for that festive feeling to set in (you know it makes sense 😏😂).
The weather is going through a noticable turning point right now, it’s just perfect with deep greens and a cooling breeze that ruffles the leaves before they fall. It’s like an in-between standstill and as much as I’d like it to stay, yeah I wanna see those leaves cascading down into a pile of complete magic! 🍁 (Don’t know how I’ll feel about the bare trees though so hopefully a good lot will stay put!). We’re coming out of a heat wave and I’m feeling all kinds of emotions with it being that time of the year where comfort is ahead and of course Christmas 🤣🎄 (but only after my birthday mind you! Then and only then may we start to celebrate 😂).
With how my Summer bucket list went (you can read all about that through clicking on the link 😅🙈), I mentioned I’m going to try to make my goals a lot more open ended (especially if I wasn’t entirely sure they would happen) so that is kinda what I intend to do and I hope I stand a better chance that way! (If not then I may just have to take a long hard look at my lifestyle choices and try to figure out WHY this is happening 😐😂). Are you ready for a burst of all things cozy and for lack of a better word, just right?…..well I am so I really don’t know what to say aside form let’s get this show on the road 😁:
Enjoy that whole cozy atmos! 🌟
This kind of surrounds everything else I am going to write about further down so if I achieve any of them then I’ll have got this in the bag! 🤞😂
Use loads of candles! 🕯️
Not at the same time, I’m not going for the shrine look 😌😂. I like to light one and focus on the solo scent and I’ve only gone a head and broken out my favourite pumpkin scented tea-lights 🤣 (I shared them ages ago in this post but I’m still working my way through the pack as I like to make a good thing last!).
I have a great selection of candles (if I do say so myself) which were mostly gifts. You can’t go wrong with a candle, I’m bound to appreciate it in the form of not lighting it due to being scared it’ll run out 😂. I’ve contemplated sharing a candle collection post with you but I’m annoyed with myself for using up past ones that I’d loved to have taken pics of 😑 maybe some empty pots would have to be included 😂.
We had to light candles the other evening as throughout the day farmers had been out working with manure 🤢 and that’s how we welcomed them back into our lives again! Candles are a must even if things smell good anyway 🙌 but yeah, ours was an unconventional way to get back into using them: through going on a hunt for something to fight the stench 😅. At least I know where the good lighter in the house is now! 😄 That thing is a hot commodity 😂🔥.
Bake like the clappers 🎃
And by clappers I mean FAST 😂. I’d like to cook some savoury food too using recipes as I usually just go with the flow with them and stick to the rules with dessert type stuff so it’d be fun to switch things up a bit (it’s weird talking about “switching” things up but meaning to follow a recipe 😂). I have Cherry pie, pumpkin pie (following the recipe I shared HERE), bread, donuts and iced buns on my mind so basically a whole lot of comfort food! The possibilities are endless 🤤. Maybe I won’t do savoury as I don’t seem to be as compelled to make anything in particular…. we’ll see!
Indulge in a fair bit of self care 🛀
In the nicest way possible (don’t want to hurt my own feelings 😂) I have been neglecting myself lately and that needs to stop. Although I have done bits and pieces every now and then such as automatically gravitating towards watching the sun set almost every night and feeling peaceful (does that count?) I know it’s not enough.
Already (since I’ve been in an Autumnal mindset) I’ve started switching off in the evenings, lighting a scented candle as well as watching the sun go down) and I want to incorporate those chosen moments into the earlier section of my day too as I’ll feel all the better for it 💫.
Paint my nails in autumnal shades 💅🏽
Oranges, reds, teal (or at least a light mint I have) and more options will come my way once I dig through my bag 😂. I think I’ll do this after I’ve completed the floral arrangements for my course or else It’ll just rub off and there will be one angry Lucy going in the right direction for a hissy fit 😅. I’m joking but it’s no secret I’ll be upset so I need to plan it wisely 😂.
Decorate my room 😍
I’ve been redesigning anyway but for this season I’d like to add some autumnal touches! Last year I got baby pumpkins from a pumpkin patch, this year I would like some bunting! (And I’ve come up with a way to make that happen if you read on! 👀).
I’m glad I went to a pumpkin patch for the first time last year as I don’t know if it will be possible this year. Who am I kidding? It won’t be 🙈. It’s weird how much has changed but I love how Autumn is cozy so a lot of the memories can be the same when you’re in out of the cold or out collecting leaves (after you jump in them of course, you can’t not do it 🤷). What creates an autumnal vibe for you? 🍂
Hot drinks ☕
There’s nothing quite like a nice hot beverage 🤗☕. I think we have cinnamon sticks so I might have to experiment with a hot chocolate drink! It would be nice if a pumpkin spice drink found its way into my life too. The closest starbucks to me is in an area that was the first to become heavily effected by the virus where I live so I won’t be going there but I like costa more anyway. I’m hoping they’ll get something spiced in but they always do a range of seasonal drinks anyway so if not that, something else will distract me.
Toast marshmallows somehow 😍
There must be a way! In fact a friend of mine toasted some a while back and then put them between chocolate digestives (I was like, how DARE you send me a picture of that knowing full well I can’t reach through the photo and have some 😤😂). Let’s change that anger into productivity and actually do it myself! Sure why not? Now to just figure out how 🤔. your thoughts are welcome as my mind is a blank canvas right now (tis the end of the day as I type and I should really be sleeping but details details 🙄).
How could I forget blankets? Oh wait I didn’t, my bad.
Get ’em out! It’s like beam me up but “blanket” me up 🤗😂. I’m going to appreciate the ones I have but ngl, I’d like to get a weighted one too (onto my birthday wishlist it goes alongside new pajamas which is a HUGE goal for those cold nights ahead 🌙). I want to get my hands on some fluffy pajamas and a silk set as well which I raved about a while back (Just getting in there early 😂).
Go on an evening/night drive ✨
I just love going out late, even if there’s nowhere to go in particular which is more so the case what with everything that’s going on in the world right now 😂. It brings back memories of concerts and late trips to have a stroll around a shop which was our thing on the last night of having my aunt stay over.
On Christmas Eve we always go to a drive through takeaway too so of course it’s reminiscent of that as well 🙌🤤 but I need to slow down and look to Halloween first before that…..maybe not on these trips out or else I won’t actually want to leave the house for fear of Pennywise materializing in the driveway (oh God, here come the nightmares 😐 I’ll just look to Christmas 😌).
Unpack colder weather clothing ❄️
I was unsure whether or not to include this as a goal because it’s going to have to happen sooner or later but here we are 😊😂. I’ll bet I’ve forgotten half the jumpers I own so I’m looking forward to getting them out of the suitcase I stored them away in. I can’t wait until it’s cold enough to wear jumpers but not too cold as I want Autumn to be that in-between where it’s not overly anything and just perfect 😊 so perhaps sweaters first? Well they do call it “sweater weather” Lucy 🤦😅.
Do you prefer jumpers or sweaters? As much as I just said I’m looking forward to jumpers, a couple of mine are an odd itchy material now that I think about it (not so good thrift shop finds!) so it’s sweaters for me 🙌.
Halloween/Autumn arts + crafts!
Maybe try my hand at decoupage? I’m definitely going to use my new loom weaving kits anyway and also keep up with knitting a scarf. I have loads of ideas like how I made that pumpkin garland a couple years ago (there’s a DIY for it HERE), I was thinking of doing a different one but you won’t know what I mean by that until/if I actually get around to making it! 😜 I’d like to make eucalyptus oil as loads of the bunches are going to be left over after I finish my floristry course as they were bought in wholesale and I don’t plan on allowing anything to go to waste! 👍
A few other things I want to do are make pompoms and tassels for a different type of garland using my wool 😍. I originally wanted to buy one but the Etsy store I was looking at has gone on vacation so I’mma improvise! Last but by no means limiting my list of ideas is that I want to draw themed stuff on my chalk door sticker (update: I’ve drawn an Autumn leaf and pumpkin on it which has gotten me even more excited for when those things actually make an appearance in my life!). Are you going to do any crafts?? 😯 Two question marks because I really, REALLY want to know 😂.
Do something with my hair! Whether it be a new style or a touch of colour (just chalk I think unless a phase sets in…hope I don’t act on anything irrationally 😬). In terms of style I’ve on and off tried to plait my hair before (dutch + french) and on the odd occasion for something special I’d go to a hairdresser and try to keep an eye on how they do it but even though I have an idea, my fingers don’t do what my mind tells them to! 😡
It’s a wonder I can even drive but yeah that’s still earlyish days too even though I completed all of my required lessons earlier this year 😂. I’m nowhere near ready in my mind for the test (not that the centre is open anyway) so I was adding lessons onto that and will continue to do so when the time comes (sidenote: I used to get so nervous before driving but seriously when I can take them again, excitement will be the more prominent emotion before those lessons for sure as I miss them! 🙁🚘). Anyway, where were we? *Scrolls up fast* oh yeah, I’m not saying I’ll become a pro at plaiting my hair but I would like to give it a go, if not absentmindedly 😏.
Have fun!! ✨
I was going to say “make memories” but although I want that to happen, I don’t want it to be the MAIN goal. Having fun is a far better alternative as then you also get the memory out of it and I’m all for two for one deals 😂. My birthday is in November so there’s bound to be some fun had then! 🎂🎉 It’s like scheduled fun (which sounds like a really strict form of parenting 😂). This is a mega open-ended goal and definitely what I’m most looking forward to revisiting at a later date but let’s not get ahead of ourselves! (If I do I’m bringing you with me 😉😂).
Thanks for reading! 😉 I wonder how I’ll do this time! 😶🍂 Hopefully luck is on my side seeing as this is my favourite season (I’m counting on that! 😂). Have you got any plans? I hope you have the most amazing time EVER and that it is fun filled! (No matter what season you’re heading into 🌾).
Are you as excited as I am and/or nervous about the change in weather? I was but I’m trying to focus on the positives and if it ends up affecting me in a negative way then I shall know I tried my best and can work on trying to make things better. Here’s to hoping all goes well! Let’s be having you Autumn 😝 I can’t wait to be fully immersed within the season itself! 🐿️ A lot of the questions I have for you are scattered throughout this post so away you go to find them, let it be your homework 👏 I’m a fun teacher 😂. Let’s chat in the comments about it all! Then and only then do I bid you good day 😏 Have a good one! ✨💞