15 Things to do in September to welcome Fall and embrace the changing season~apple picking, leaf peeping and more.
My teen nephew is with us for a week while his parents are out of town and that means early morning drop offs, afternoon pick up, and various other chauffeur duties to scouts, football games, friends, etc. It is his first week of high school and it’s been fun going down memory lane. I am so happy I grew up in simple times without the pressure and angst of social media.
We have a fun weekend planned with friends and family. Then Monday, Labor Day, a laborious day putting our house back together. I am so excited to take the plastic off the doors and furniture, unpack the boxes, clean the mountains of dust and settle in for a long cosy season.
15 Things to do in September on Weekend Meanderings
Happy September friends! Labor Day weekend is the unofficial start to Fall, in my mind. The kids are back at school, the weather starts to change and there is a shift as we wind-down from the summer fun to the slow season of nesting ahead. As we enter my favorite time of the year I am making lists of things I want to enjoy, things I want to bake, and places I want to visit. Here are a few of the things on my list.
15 fun activities to enjoy this month
1.Get back to school~you are never too old to learn something new and September is the perfect time to continue your own education. Learn a new skill, embark on an artistic endeavor, maybe a language or just something fun to keep your mind active like a foreign language. Master Class and Yes Chef are two of my favorites.
2. Visit the farmers market~ grab your basket or bags and head out to explore the new fruits, vegetables and cheeses of the season.
3. Enjoy a pumpkin latte~ admittedly I am not a PSL fan, but it is always fun to head out to the local coffeeshop with friends for a warm drink and conversation. Add a piece of pumpkin bread or a freshly baked cinnamon roll and you have the perfect morning.
4. Create a Fall reading list~beach reads are perfect for warm summer days but in the Fall my tastes turn to nesting, baking, cooking. There is nothing I like better than curling up with a pile of English magazines and cookbooks.
5. Go apple picking~ did you know that there are 7,500 varieties of apples in existence throughout the world—2,500 of which are grown in the United States? You can learn more about apples here. For the Best Apple Orchards in American read this.
6. Visit a flea market~ there is always something to be found at a flea market to add to your collected decor. One of my favorites is the Raleigh Market. Mary Randolph Carter is the creative director at Ralph Lauren and she loves junk! Check out her flea market finds and other fun stuff and even watch this great video of her philosophy of finding treasures.
7. Celebrate Fall~the official start of Fall is September 22!
8. Make an apple pie, slab apple, apple cake~the scent of cinnamon, nutmeg and cloves mixed with the sweet scent of apples takes me back to my grandmothers side. Here is the recipe that we have been making since I was a child.
9. Make apple butter, apple sauce or apple jam~use some of your apple picking bounty to make butters and jams for the long winter ahead and to give as gifts at the holidays. If you need recipes check out this book and this book and this one too.
10. Take a hike or a bike~take time to enjoy the cooler weather, the colors and nature. It is a beautiful time of the year and there are wonderful places to explore around the country or in your own back year.
11. Go to a football game
12. Spend an evening around the campfire or fire-pit~invite your friends and family for a night around the fire making s’mores, listening to music and tall tales.
13. Fall cleaning~pack up your shorts and pool floats and get your house and wardrobe ready for the Fall and Winter holidays. Out with the old and maybe in with the new fall finds from your favorite shops.
14. Create a cosy space~after you clear out the old, shop your house or your local shops to add a few touches and create a space that you can enjoy over the coming months to rest, relax and welcome friends and family. A throw or your favorite candle are great places to start.
15. Go leaf peeping~the change of colors is the most magical time of the year and there are beautiful places to view Mother Nature in all of her glory all over the country. Check out this interactive map to see when the colors will change in your area.
Recap from Last Week
Last week on weekend meanderings I shared a fabulous video interview with Bunny Williams about her house which she has lived in 38 years! If you are a fan of Bunny Williams you will love hearing all about the house and taking a tour with Bunny.
IN CASE YOU MISSED IT…
10 drinks 10 Fall Drinks to Make if You Don’t Like Pumpkin Spice Latte is a post that you will want to bookmark so that you can make these delicious drinks all season long.
And lastly, Friday Favorites, two books to add to your holiday shopping list, salads, pasta and the most decadent chocolate chip cookies, along with a few finds too.
In Other News
This is fascinating, Grocery Hauls From Around the World.
The perfect scone recipe for Fall.
I have never made a broccoli salad but I will be trying this recipe today.
Instead of an “ugly” Christmas sweater I think I need this whimsical one.
I love the color of this cardigan!
If you are looking for a great wedding gift or shower gift this book is perfect.
UNTIL NEXT TIME
That’s it for this weeks post of weekend meanderings. I hope that you enjoyed meandering today and that when you leave here you pop over to see all of the things that Kim and Juliet have discovered this week.
If you missed lasts weeks weekend meanderings post you can find it here.
Have a wonderful and safe weekend.
Have a wonderful weekend!
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