Encouraging Hearts and Home: Fall Is Here

With the official arrival of fall, all of my features from last week's party center around the tastes of fall.  I love this time of year with the leaves changing colors, donning cozy sweaters, and all those delicious comfort foods.  How about you?  What's you favorite part of fall?

Since it's the last Thursday of the month I'm also joining in with Holly and Patty for their Monthly Musings:



1.  My favorite fall tradition has got to be going apple picking and making up apple treats together as a family.




2. Our favorite Halloween tradition that we just started two years ago is getting together with some friends of our for a hike.  For the past two years we've hiked in the same spot and it's just beautiful with all the leaves changing colors. 




3.  This Halloween I'm still hoping to get in our hike and we'll spend the night watching a movie and chowing down on some candy. 

4. My favorite fall recipe-- Oh boy it's so hard to pick just one!  I guess I'd have to say it's just not fall without whipping up a homemade apple pie using my mom's recipe.  You can check out some of our other favorite fall recipes in this post. 



5.  My favorite fall fashion staple has got to be sweaters!  I wear one just about every single day. 




6. I actually do not enjoy dressing up at all so I don't have a favorite Halloween costume but I always prefer the pretty and/or cute ones to any of the scary and/or bloody looking ones.

7. My favorite Halloween candy is a toss up between Kit Kats and Reece's PB cups. 




8. Our family does not have a favorite Halloween movie; we started watching them together a few years ago and just have not found one that we all enjoy.  Hocus Pocus was a huge bust!  I'm thinking if we had to pick one it would be Adam's Family. 

9.  No scary movies for me please.  I have never been a fan of them as I scare way too easily. 

10. My favorite fall beverage is raspberry hot cocoa. 




And Now, for This Week's Encouraging Hearts & Home Blog Hop!

 
Join your Encouraging Hearts & Home Co-Hosts each week for encouragement and support for your heart & your home. We hope to provide a space that builds each other up and lends a helping hand along the way. With all the negativity in the world, let's shine a positive light!


The post with the most views from last week: It's a tie! 

Diary of Home by Spirit of Simplicity 






Some of my favorites from last week:

Apple Cinnamon Spice Bread from Mom, The Lunch Lady


Through the Window Scarf by Eye Love Knots


Make Your Own Fall Porch Sign by The House On Silverado


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  1. Thanks for joining us today for Monthly Musings. I love your photos from the hike.

    Patty

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    1. Thanks! We've had some really beautiful leaf changes here already.

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  2. Thanks for hosting and pinning my post, Have a wonderful week...

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  3. Thanks for linking up! I have a feeling that any Fall desserts you make would end up being one of my faves!

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  4. Thank you so much for featuring my Fall Porch Sign tutorial! I love your party, and always get so many great ideas and inspiration from your posts and others!
    -Niky @ The House on Silverado

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    1. You are very welcome! Thank you for sharing your beautiful sign with us.

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  5. Thanks so much for taking the time to host each week!!
    It is greatly appreciated!!
    Stay safe, healthy and happy!
    Hugs,
    Deb

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  6. I am so excited for apple picking and fall colors!

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  7. Looking super cute in your sweater weather outfit! I wished I wasn't so hot-natured so that I could wear cute sweaters. I need to go do this post since I've seen so many blog friends sharing it.

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  8. I love sweaters but it's still in the 90's here! So hot and smoky. I love all your great answers... million dollar bar with it's crunch like kit kats but with caramel is my fave. Your apple pie looks so good!
    LeeAnna at not afraid of color

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    1. We have been having an unusually cool early fall here. This is the second time today I've heard of these million dollar bars and I need to find one ASAP! They sound amazing.

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  9. Halloween was my favorite holiday when the kids were little, but now that they are grown I don't do anything other than make the grandkids some cards and send them some treats. And I agree with you on the scary movies! I hate seeing all the ads for them this time of the year too! Thanks for the party.

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    1. I don't like seeing the ads for them either. LOL

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  10. I too like wearing sweaters during the fall and winter months. Thanks for hosting the fun and have a nice week.

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  11. Super cute sweater! I love them too - wear them all the time! So wish I could master homemade apple pie...it looks so yummy and my hubbie would be oh so happy!:)

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    1. I find the hardest part of the pie is making the crust.

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  12. I enjoyed your fall musings. Throwing a sweater or sweatshirt over sweatpants or leggings is perfect for these coronavirus times!

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  13. I love Autumn too! It is actually my favorite season. Thank you for hosting! I'll be following you on pinterest :) Have a wonderful day!

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    1. Oh great! Thanks for following me on Pinterest.

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  14. I like the Land o Lakes Chocolate Mint cocoa. What a fun fall list!

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    1. The mint one is good too; that my youngest son's favorite.

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  15. I would love to sit on that branch of the tree and look at all the autumnal colours. Everything is still very brown from the summer over here. Thanks for hosting!

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  16. Thank you for hosting! This is what I featured the week of 9-14 to 9-18-2020 on my blog. On Tuesday was Apple Slab Pie. Wednesday was Apple Cider Cinnamon Sugar Donuts. Thursday was Perfect Fall Apple Pie. And winding up this week Butternut Squash Ravioli in Browned Butter. Enjoy!

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    1. All those apple treats sound delicious and I love most anything made with butternut squash ravioli.

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  17. You thought Hocus Pocus was a bust?!?! I love that movie!! I love sweaters in the fall so much, and that place you hiked to looks amazing!! :)

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  18. Don't think I have ever gone apple-picking. And last year was my first pumpkin-picking experience. Know what I like best about this post...aside from the delicious apple pie and you in that darling sweater? I love the photos. The photo of the candy is so colorful and bright. And the shot of the kids on the log could be a poster or card.

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  19. Oh, I LOVE the idea of a Hallowe'en hike!

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