Fall Favorites

Fall is my ultimate favorite season.  Partly due to the crisp weather, but also because of all the fun fall activities. These are some of my favorite things to do in fall.


Wine Your Way Out

Something I look forward to every year is meandering through a corn maze, searching for wine.  One of my favorite corn mazes is put on by McPeek’s.  At the start of their corn maze, they provide you with snacks and a map.  It is your job to track down the wine stations within the maze.



Columbus Marathon

My favorite race to do during the fall is the Columbus Marathon.  The race raises money for Nationwide Children’s Hospital, located in Columbus, Ohio.  Each mile is dedicated to a different child at the Hospital, and they and their families cheer you on as you pass their stations.  In fact, the number of supporters that come out to encourage you to keep going is impressive.  It is one of the things that sets this race apart from others around the country.  It is also a Boston qualifier, if you are interested in being that badass.



Growing up in the mid-west, football is a easy fall favorite.  I grew up in a family where my grandma was medically induced to give birth to my mom so as not to miss a football Saturday when OSU was playing, and Bryan and I specifically picked our wedding weekend two years in advance so that we would not be married on a OSU game day.  So needless to say, we love football.


Another fall tradition we love is building a haunted gingerbread house.  We do our best aesthetically, but I can’t say that we always succeed.  We usually get our kits from Williams and Sonoma.

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Another festive activity we try to do each fall is paint nite.  Paint Nite is hosted by an artist, usually in a bar or restaurant, and the artist teaches you how to paint whatever image he or she has chosen for the evening.  They have events going on all year round, but during the holidays, they tend to be themed, which is always more fun.  Neither Bryan or I are very artistic, but very little talent is required to participate.


Labor Day – Here I Come

This labor day, I am going to visit Bryan in upstate New York.  Packing will be pretty easy because Bryan is on night shifts for most of the weekend so we will just be lounging – and watching football.

Speaking of football,

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I am packing this outfit for the game.  I LOVE this tank – it’s super soft and comfy.  I purchased it here. And it’s currently on sale for 15 bucks! (also note that I did size up for a more laid back look).

Bryan and I also have a long run on Sunday, so I’m bringing my running tights from lulu and my absolute FAVORITE running socks made by thorlo.  They are life-savers.  I got my first pair during Nordstrom’s anniversary sale a couple of years ago, and now they are the only socks I wear to run.  In fact, at one point Bryan forgot his socks when he came to visit so he borrowed a pair of mine, and he liked them so much that he stole them! And they now live in upstate New York with him.


Molly wanted to help me pack, so I promised her I would feature her in my blog for all her hard work:


Since lounging is the name of the game (and after these past two weeks – I really need a good lounging sess), I am bringing these babies with me:


For all those – like me – that need this weekend – enjoy your holiday!