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I love all things fall, but these are definitely my top 5 Fall Loves!

The Colors

Hello, my favorite color is yellow, which is a beautiful fall color.  My mom always said it was a difficult task to find yellow swimsuits, bikes, and snow pants.  Lucky for me yellow is now a pretty popular color and I can find lots of clothing in yellow. I feel like my love of fall colors comes from my Grandma Janice.  She was always using browns, oranges, and yellows in her decor. She had a fall birthday, maybe that's why she always chose those colors. 

The Scents

All things cinnamon, clove, pumpkin, vanilla chai, you name it I love it.  There is no better feeling/smell than walking in the house to the smell of an apple crisp.  It is even better if those apples were harvested off of our trees!

Pumpkins and Apples

I love taking little day trips to our favorite apple orchards and pumpkin patches. We have made a trip to Gay Mills every year since we have been married and it has been such a fun tradition to continue with our kids. We love getting big bags of apples and driving through the windy roads gazing at the changing leaves.


I love watching the combines roll in the fields, love the sound of the dryer running and as a kid (and adult) delivering meals to the field has always been at the top of my list. Harvest is a time to work together as a family and to bring in the bounty.


Pumpkins, leaves, burlap, straw, I can find a place for it all. My decorations don't stop at those in the house either, I love to decorate our farm with fall decorations.

What do you love about fall?  Any favorite places that you visit?

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Looking for a fun fall day trip?  Need some new harvest time decor? I have the perfect place to visit, Enchanted Acres in Sheffield, Iowa. 

Enchanted Acres has something for all ages!  As it says on their website, “ It’s “that happy place” where kids, from 2 to 92, can channel Cinderella or Jack Sparrow. Enchanted Acres is a place where we all can dream about our happily ever after!”

Feeding goats on our visit

The girls and I headed over for their opening weekend festivities.  We were able to enjoy lunch, partake in Books in the Barn, feed the goats, play on the equipment, pick pumpkins, shopped in the market and enjoyed the great outdoors.  

Enjoying lunch

There are lots of kids activities going on throughout the fall like pumpkin painting, but there are also activities for grown-ups, too.  You can stay up to date on all of their activities by checking out their Facebook page.

Jam for sale

I hope you take some time this fall, go grab some pumpkins and enjoy the day with your family!

Have you visited Enchanted Acres? What are your favorite fall traditions?

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