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September 15, 2021

How to Celebrate the Transition from Summer to Autumn

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We recently asked our Bella community to share their favorite ways to celebrate the transition from summer to autumn. It came as no surprise that your responses gave us countless fall bucket list ideas. Below you will find a collection of autumnal activities…you may even find your response featured!

How to Celebrate the Transition from Summer to Autumn

Everything apples! Love going to the farm for apple picking, apples fritters, and warm apple cider! Coming home to the yummy smell of apples and cinnamon baking in the oven! – @photolga_

Homemade hot chocolate always brings me into the season ✨ – @lorriann.hartwick

Switching out my summer bedding for my fall bedding and adding a new decorative pillow for something new. – @bellachapel

Slowly bringing out my vintage Halloween decorations. I start with a few ceramic pumpkins and extra bits of orange around the house. I’ll add in more obvious Halloween touches each week in September. By mid October my home is so full of beautiful old jack-o-lanterns, it has a distinct orange glow at night. – @ziamays

Tea and cinnamon buns. ❤️ –@bellaonthebluff

Taking a walk on a golden trail in the aspen woods with their leaves glowing in the light while listening to the birds and watching geese fly overhead. Later a hot bowl of soup sipped in front of a campfire wrapped in a quilt. – @quilterpattio

Flannels and chai – @graciecm

Putting on cozy socks early in the morning and reading while drinking my coffee on the couch. – @alexandra.dieckmann

Switching out my candles from spring floral scents to the spice-scents of fall. – @stylist.katiek

Stacking the firewood by the fireplace, and picking pumpkins from my pumpkin patch and apples from my mini orchard!! – Lindsay Peterson

Rediscovering my sweaters … major joy! – Lola Michaels
I like to eat seasonal fruits and veggies. When I start cooking with apples and pears and pumpkins and squashes, I know autumn has arrived. Nothing says autumn liked mulled apple cider and acorn squash soup. – Lucy Gray


I wear my favorite cozy sweatshirt, make a pumpkin latte, and take a walk in the crisp autumn air. During the walk, I love to take snapshots of the beautiful fall colors all around me. – Jill Sly


Warm bath, hot tea, a savory pumpkin muffin and a good book! – Lalena Chacon-Carter


Setting new autumn themes/backgrounds on my phone and computer. – Melissa S. Snyder
My favorite way to celebrate summer turning to fall is to make a pot of Lady Grey tea and take it to the back of my house at sunset. The farmer will have harvested the cornfield, and I can finally see the glory of the sunset again and breathe in the aroma of fall and tea. A beautiful combination! – Jeanne Anderson


For more autumnal inspiration, pick up your copy of Bella Grace Issue 29!
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Comments ( 3 )

  1. Tracy Lischer

    April 19, 2023 at 4:26 pm

    This year we’re in NH and I’m excited about the pictures I’m taking for my Nature blog, “Diary of a Mindful Nature Lover.” I live in NC where days are still warm.

  2. Debbie Ealer

    April 19, 2023 at 4:26 pm

    Such great ideas, I love a pumpkin muffin in a book, sounds so cozy 🙂 Autumn takes a while to get to Georgia, but when it does I race into the woods with camera in hand, boots on feet, and snap snap snap away!!

  3. Linda

    April 19, 2023 at 4:26 pm

    Cozy sweatshirt, pumpkin latte and a slightly brisk autumnal walk . . . yes!

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