Now that we’re getting those crisp morning temps somewhere in the 50’s here in Austin, it’s safe to say that the first feels of fall have officially set in. We couldn’t be more excited for the season of comfy knits, pumpkin carving and cozy candles and are fully embracing everything October brings. With the changing leaves and cooler weather, there’s something about this month that just feels energizing, and makes you want to get outside and do it all. But with school in full-swing and the holidays right around the corner, October tends to fly by all too quickly.
This year, we want to slow down and relish in this month’s small joys without letting the season slip by.
Scroll on for ideas on how to live this month to the fullest and enjoy everything October has to offer.
Surprise a neighbor with some baked goods.
Treat yourself to some new sneakers for fall strolls.
You deserve it.
Visit your local farmers market and cook a seasonal dinner.
Like one of these cozy and delicious one-pot recipes.
Start a book club with your friends, either virtually or in-person at an outdoor spot.
Here are some of the most anticipated new suspense novels of the year.
Host a chili cook-off in your backyard.
Have disposable serving utensils for safe sampling and vote on a winner with your social-distancing crew.
Make build-your-own s’mores at home.
No campfire needed!
Splurge on a cozy fall candle.
I’ve had my eye on this pumpkin chai.
Upgrade your moisturizer and prep skin for the cooler weather.
Put your best face forward.
Swap your PSL for this deliciously healthy Pumpkin Spice Smoothie.
Fall breakfast on repeat.
Awaken your inner creativity with a poetry class.
It might take you somewhere unexpected.
Go apple picking and whip up a batch of this apple cider.
The only cocktail you’ll need this fall.
Deck out your front porch with fall decor.
Check out our full roundup of gorgeous inspiration for your October front door.
Spend a weekend away at a cabin in the woods.
Soak up the fall foliage.
Switch up your phone and computer backgrounds.
Shop antiques at one of these online vintage stores.
And support some great small businesses in the process.
Train for one of these virtual races happening this month.
Make the best pumpkin bread ever.
You won’t regret it.
image via Anthropologie.
Cozy up your house with some new fall throws.
DIY an incredible Halloween costume.
We’ve got you covered.
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