I’m a summer girl. Every year, I look forward to pulling out my shorts, tank tops and flip-flops, and I try to enjoy it as long as I can. I love the sunshine, warm mornings, and long days. My birthday is in the summer, my anniversary is in the summer, and the summer always reminds me of carefree days spent with my sisters and cousin. For some reason, summer always just seems so much simpler.
However, since I live in the Midwest, I know that the feeling of summer won’t last forever, and it’s probably a good thing; I wouldn’t appreciate it otherwise. Since we haven’t seen the sun since Thursday, and the temps are slowly dropping, I figure it’s time to start getting excited about fall. There are plenty of things to look forward to, after all.
I could eat canned pumpkin with a spoon if I wanted to. I bought two cans today, as well as this Green Mountain Coffee in Pumpkin Spice (it’s pretty good!). Pumpkin Spice at Starbucks comes out tomorrow in Indiana, so I might just be making a stop there, as well .
I stocked up on candles and hand soaps at Bath & Body Works over the weekend. I love walking into a house that smells like fall — it always feels so warm and cozy, and reminds me of Thanksgiving and Christmas!
You can swim and eat ice cream as much as you want, but eventually you’re going to feel waterlogged and get a stomach ache. In the fall, I think that it’s easier to have creative dates nights, and you don’t have to worry about sweating in the heat!
A Fresh Start.
The start of a new season is a good reason to get healthy, on the inside and the outside. I plan to eat a little cleaner, work out more consistently, and put a little more effort into my look (summer humidity = lots of messy buns). Sometimes getting healthier can seem expensive, but all three of the above products are under $20 when purchased from Swanson Vitamins! I’m excited to swap out oatmeal for buckwheat a couple of times a week and add coconut butter to my baked goods. I’m also hoping that the tea tree oil scrub will smooth out my skin after being in the sun and wind all summer long! If you’re looking for way to get healthier without spending a ton of money, check out Swanson’s website. They have everything, name brands included!
I am running the Pretty Muddy run at the end of September, a half marathon at the beginning of November, and a Drumstick Dash on Thanksgiving morning.
Starting new traditions as a married couple.
What are your favorite fall things?
What are you looking forward to the most?
*I received Swanson’s health products free of charge. All opinions are my own.