This conversation was sponsored, but all opinions are my own.
Autumn is kind of my favorite. The weather is cooler, fall festivals take up our weekends, and we celebrate holidays basically every month if not more! We always seem to find a way to upgrade our home and our lives during the fall months, and I was so happy to find these new products to infuse a bit of sparkle into our everyday lives. From fall scents to Halloween books, here are my top five picks for autumn.
A strong coffee. I am typically an iced coffee kind of girl, but I do like to change it out every so often. My morning routine requires a few essentials: coffee, my planner, and a few quiet moments outside on my deck!
Onyx Coffee has a great and STRONG roast that is ideal for these chillier autumn mornings. I tried an Ethiopian blend that was aaaaamazing. A splash of cream and sugar made for the perfect morning blend.
A fall scent. While some people freak out over pumpkin, I’m all about apples! When fall hits, my entire home smells like an orchard. Not a joke!
My new Glade Fall Scented Candle in apple is the perfect addition to my dining table. I usually light it in the morning and enjoy it while I fill out my planner with a cup of Onyx coffee. Each morning is different, but I truly do enjoy a fresh fall scent every day. It can be so motivating!
A new journal. As a blogger, I’m full of ideas. I can’t go a day without jotting down notes and to do lists, so you can only imagine just how many notebooks I go through!
I try to keep my tasks organized and tidy with my May Designs notebook. My favorite part is the colorful and customizable covers! From your monogram to your full name, you can add a bit of whimsy to your notebook covers. You can customize the inside with colorful lines or even planner pages.
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A fun book. I try to switch our bookcases out with seasonal books throughout the holidays. Not only does it encourage my son to read more, but we find a way to come together for story time after dinner! Our latest addition to our bookshelf is The Switch Witch and the Magic of Switchcraft. It’s a Halloween themed gift set with a plush Switch Witch toy and a beautifully illustrated 20 page hardcover storybook. You can find your very own copy at Target!
Audrey Kinsman came up with this idea when one of her sons was trick-or-treating in 2013. After seeing him so upset at knowing that he couldn’t eat most of the candy due to his food allergy, the idea of “Switchcrafting” the candy he was allergic to came to life! The story tells of how your Switch Witch magically turns candy into energy to fuel the Witchy World – and how your help is needed to do so! Good girls and boys are encouraged to trick-or-treat their hearts out, then choose their very favorite pieces, and trade the rest of their candy loot to their Switch Witch on Halloween night.
Here’s why we love it:
- It’s a NEW educational, healthy, and magical Halloween tradition that DOES NOT take away from the fun of trick-or-treating
- Encourages children to support other children, particularly those suffering from certain candy-related allergies
- Philanthropic GIVEBACK tie-in with Operation Shoebox (supporting military troops worldwide)
- Perfect for families looking for FUN, yet healthier alternatives, or allergy-friendly solutions for Halloween
- Digital Switch Witch APP available on Google Play and iTunes
We personally love our new witch friend, and my son is learning about giving back! It’s an added bonus that those extra sweets are given away too!
A bit of unexpected glitter. I am never without a hair tie, and I love to sparkle when I can! ;) For fall, I love the deeper hues of these Goody Hair Elastics.
My hair is actually the longest it has been in years, and I recently dyed it a funky red. I love it! These neutral colored hair bands include the perfect fall shade: wine! I love the burgundy hair tie, and I love wearing the glitter ones even more!
As for autumn, I’m all in. Cool weather, seasonal books, hot coffee, and a fresh journal to share my thoughts.
What are your autumn essentials?
Shabby Chic Halloween Decor
Download Shabby Chic Halloween Decor for creative inspiration for your home this fall season. These creative ideas are simple and easy for your busy holiday plans.