OOOWLoween and Fall Favorites...

Zombie owls...why not?!  My imagination is running wild with #Inktober and book ideas!  

There is a certain magic that begins this time of year.  I absolutely LOVE it! After the busyness of summer, fall is an invitation to slow down.  I don't know about you, but I'm ready to slow down a bit. Life has been a little too fast this year!

Here are a few of my favorite things to do in fall ya'll... 

Take a drive. The colors and scents of the fall season are intoxicating.  Pack a lunch, pick a trail and go hiking.  Don't forget to take pictures to share with friends and family.

Use the oven. Nothing says fall like the smell of pumpkin pie, cooked apples, cinnamon...getting hungry yet?  Choose something to bake and share it with a neighbor.  Not only will your kitchen be warm, but you'll warm hearts, as well.

Pull out your favorite sweaters.  Put away summer and bring out warmer clothing.  A chill in the air means snuggling up in our favorite sweaters...or cuddling up a little closer to those we love.  I like the cuddling part myself...

Go for a walk.  A crisp fall night is a good time for a walk.  The smell of fireplaces fill the air with memories.  A cup of hot chocolate always tastes better after a walk, too!  Don't forget the marshmallows.

Go wine tasting.  Pick a winery that's nestled in fall colors and enjoy your company while sitting in awe of God's perfect scenery.

Simply light a favorite candle and enjoy a cup of coffee.  Sit still and connect with God.
Be grateful. Give thanks. Count your blessings one by one.  Sketch or write whatever is on your heart.

No matter what you choose to do, relax.  Slow down and watch the leaves fall....
you can always rake them later.

Splendor and majesty are before Him, strength and beauty are in His sanctuary.
Psalm 96:6