Pumpkin Spice & Everything Nice: An Autumn Gift Guide
Hey Modern Farmhouse Girl!
I don't know where in the country you live (or outside of the U.S.A.?), but here in Vermont today (September 8—whoahh! We're getting close to FALL!) a crisp breeze was blowing. Particularly in this last week, I've started to notice some of the leaves on trees around me turning yellow, orange and red at the tips. A truck drove by me the other day and a load of leaves fluttered out (!).
Suffice it to say, this morning when I turned the kettle on to make my French Press coffee #happen, I had to sprint back upstairs to pull down a cozy sweater. Coffee poured, sweater on, I struck a match and lit my "Pumpkin Apple Harvest" candle. It smells SO GOOD and the whole house STILL smells so good! I can feel fall already!
I know, I know, summer isn't over yet...but with the change in the air (and any home goods or clothing store you walk into now—they're all packed to the brim with fall decor and fall wear, plus yes, Halloween costumes!) I am already looking forward to apple picking, fresh apple cider, fall hikes full of gorgeous colors and of course, eating an obscene amount of my favorite food: apple cider donuts (also: the only type of donuts I actually enjoy eating! Translation: the one time of year I eat donuts, so, I'll allow it!)
Tonight, as I'm sitting on my couch (my cat Phoebe sitting on my feet) with a Hershey's Milk Chocolate with Almonds Bar and a glass of cold milk beside me (JUST got my period so again, I'll allow it!) I'm having so much fun dreaming up this lil' round up of Pumpkin Spice & Everything Nice home decor and clothing pieces for you. I hope they get you in the autumn mood.
Happy gifting (to others or yourself)!
Must Have: Those Special Fall Boots
I didn't know Sheryl Crow was a shoe designer, but all I can say is: YES! YES! YES! (These boots come in blue too and IDK which color I like better?!?!)
Apple Cider Donut Candles
Girl, if you've never lit up a Kringle Candle Apple Cider Donut Candle, you're missing OUT! If you're ever in Western Mass, please, please, please go visit their flagship store. It's my favorite. Fortunately you can buy this candle online if you can't get there in person.
Must Have: A Cable Knit Sweater
I heart this one from Anthropologie where, to be honest, I rarely shop IRL because it's so $$$, but I love to look there for inspiration! And if I had the $, I'd say this piece is worth the splurge!
1-5 Fall Pillows
Let's be real here, it's hard to buy JUST ONE seasonal pillow! Especially when you're in the pillow AISLES at Home Goods. This cutie is from Kohl's for a steal and the green truck pictured here is more of a splurge from Wayfair.
Must Have: Atkins Apple
I grew up not far from Atkins Farms in Amherst, MA and I can't even guesstimate how many of their heavenly apple cider donuts I've downed to date. (They sell them in bags of six and YES, I can eat a whole bag. Just give me some milk.) Apparently, you can order them online. Well played, Atkins. Well played.
Signing off now...to dream of apple cider donuts.