5 Ways to Make the Most of Autumn

OK I know it’s technically still August and you probably don’t want to think about Autumn yet. But if you ask me there’s nothing wrong with a little forward thinking. Autumn is my favourite season and I always look forward to it. There is something about the change in season which always makes me feel inspired and motivated. Maybe it’s those back to school vibes which never truly leave or maybe its the cool refreshing air.

This year I want to make the most of my favourite season. Think of this post as my autumn to do list which is ready to go as soon as those leaves start to change. Here are 5 things I plan to do this autumn to make the most of the season.

1. Head to the Woods

Not much beats an autumn walk in the woods. Thanks to my dog I’m a regular visitor to our local woods which means I get to see them in every season. And autumn is most definitely the best season to visit the woods. As the leaves turn from lush greens to rusty shades of red and gold the woods become a magical place. I plan to head there on those crisp autumn mornings and enjoy those beautiful golden leaves. Pretty sure the dog will also be a big fan of this autumn activity too. Which is always a plus.

2. Get Cooking

Last winter we completely renovated our kitchen – I’m talking knocking down walls the whole works. Which meant I went nearly 3 months without a proper kitchen. We lived off takeaways, meals out and easy slow cooker recipes. I feel I missed out on proper autumn/winter cooking. To me, comfort food and autumn go together perfectly. I love coming in from the cold and warming up with soups and casseroles. This year I want to spend more time in the kitchen doing some proper cooking. After all, I have this fancy new kitchen so should really make the most out of it. I’ve already started pinning some recipe ideas on Pinterest and can’t wait to get stuck in. (please share your favourite autumn recipes with me as I’d love to try them)

3. Have an Autumn Clean

I’m not sure if that’s the proper term but I basically want to have a big spring clean but in autumn. As the nights draw in and the temperatures drop I plan to spend more time at home. I want to take some time to get my house ready for this. During summer the house has been ignored. I’ve been choosing to spend time outdoors rather than cleaning. But now the house is in need of a deep clean. Plus I want to pull out those cosy blankets to snuggle on up with on the sofa on a cold night fully embracing the Hygge lifestyle. If I’m going to be staying in more often it’s important to me that my home is a warm and inviting place to be. Another positive is that a clean home helps prevent those giant autumn spiders coming in.

4. Prepare my Autumn Wardrobe

Although I no longer have a capsule wardrobe I still want to take some time to organise my wardrobe. The big switchover was always my favourite part of having a capsule wardrobe. So I want to plan and organise my autumn wardrobe in the same way I would a capsule wardrobe. I’m just removing the rules this time around. I’m excited to get my cosy knits out of storage and get them back in rotation again. Although I will be sad to pack up my pretty summer dresses the thought of cosy layers makes it so much easier. I have a few ideas on how I want my wardrobe to look this season which I will share with you soon.

5. Do Something Creative

As I said earlier this time of year always makes me feel inspired and motivated. I want to tap into that motivation and plan some creative projects to work on. I’m not sure exactly what I will end up doing but know I want to do something. Last year I learnt how to knit, and love spending my evenings creating something. Whilst another knitting project is definitely on the cards this year I want to also try something different. Please leave me some suggestions for a creative autumn project in the comments. I need some ideas.

10 Comments

  1. August 28, 2018 / 6:40 pm

    I can’t wait for autumn either! It’s a fresh new start and you finally get to wear you favorite sweaters again.

    • Jen
      Author
      September 4, 2018 / 7:21 pm

      Love getting my favourite sweaters out again they’re like a big hug in clothing form

  2. Karenza
    August 29, 2018 / 10:05 pm

    Autumn is my favorite time of year. I can’t wait for those cool breezes and falling leaves. I also work at a university so fall means new classes to teach and students to meet. In the movie “You’ve Got Mail” Meg Ryan’s character says how much she loves fall and it makes her think of freshly sharpened bouquets of pencils. I don’t know why but I love that image. Thanks for this post, it has helped me get in the mood for fall prep!

    • Jen
      Author
      September 4, 2018 / 7:22 pm

      That is a lovely image and yes can imagine the scent of all those fresh pencils

  3. Jenna
    August 31, 2018 / 12:59 pm

    Great post! Fall is my favorite season, so I am super excited for the seasons to change! I think these are all great ways to make the most of autumn, but baking with fall flavors is definitely my fav 🙂 Pumpkin cookies are the best!
    -Jenna <3
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    • Jen
      Author
      September 4, 2018 / 7:20 pm

      Your pumpkin cookies sound so good x

  4. September 4, 2018 / 5:12 pm

    Autumn is my favorite season! There is something just so relaxing about the season and I love all the styles and designs. The colors are perfect too. Also, like you I enjoy a good soup or casserole on a chilly day. Thanks for sharing!

    • Jen
      Author
      September 4, 2018 / 7:22 pm

      So excited for some autumn cooking and coming inside from the cold to a bowl of hot soup

  5. Lisa
    September 5, 2018 / 10:24 am

    I would also love to learn how to knit again, but I just received some clay in the mail, I wanted to try making some figurines, maybe some mini-pumpkins for fall and then som christmas decorations… I also love to bake. Do you have any ideas besides knitting? I always make a collage for the season for my dektop-backround too, sets the mood and inspires me to what I wanna do. 🙂

    • Jen
      Author
      September 5, 2018 / 2:08 pm

      I like the idea of an inspirational collage for my desktop. What I loved about knitting is that it is so relaxing and easy to do in the evening in front of the telly. Clay sounds fun although think I would just end up making a mess. I’m thinking of looking into making my own clothes as one option but not 100% sure my sewing skills are cut out for it.

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