Getting Into The Fall Spirit This Season


Susannah Otstott

‘Tis the Season!

Susannah Otstott, Staff Writer

Trees full of resplendent colors, the wind whistling with crisp air, could it be that fall is here? Tis’ the season for cinnamon spice, warm lattes, and all things pumpkin. However, finding time to envelop this holiday proves to be more challenging than you may think… fall seems to flutter by with the wind before we’ve paused to sip our chai tea. But no need to be sorrowful- we’ve gathered a basket full of ideas to make this season the most memorable one yet!

In order to truly embrace autumn in all its glory, decor is a must. But prices add up frighteningly quickly- just because it’s Halloween doesn’t mean we need that kind of scare. Instead, check out these adorable fall decorations that stay within a $20 budget! All products listed below are found at Michaels (michaels.com) unless otherwise stated.

– Create a simple fall bouquet for only $17.26! By placing the Maple Berry & Leaf Picks, Orange Small Maple Leaf Bush, and Yellow Button Mum Bush inside the 8” Galvanized Metal Milk Jug, your desk will be overflowing with fall spirit! 

– Add a mini pumpkin patch for $9.07! Fill the Small Khaki Storage Basket with the Orange & Cream Pumpkins & Gourds along with the Assorted Fall Heather Bush to create a beautiful and festive centerpiece.

– Fill your house with the aroma of fall using these $6.50 scented candles! Found at Autumn Ivory (etsy.com/shop/AutumnIvory), there are several wonderful holiday scents to choose from, including Warm Apple Cider, Fresh Baked Gingerbread, and Brown Sugar Crumble. Order your candles and you will be singing “Fall-la-la-la-la, la-la-la-la!”

– Last but not least, surround yourself with vivid autumn leaves for $8.99! Bring the outdoors inside by simply hanging the Maple Leaf LED String Lights around any desk or wall. Let the beauty of fall illuminate your home!

When the pumpkins are hung by the chimney with care, you know that gingerbread soon will be there… Did you guess what the next fall item is? Homemade gingerbread! Follow this delicious recipe from The Monday Box (themondaybox.com/gingerbread-fall-leaves) to make your own autumn leaf cookies. But before the kitchen gets cleaned up, pair the treats with a wonderfully spiced chai latte! With the Kitchn’s (thekitchn.com/how-to-make-a-chai-tea-latte) easy to follow recipe, you can bring your favorite holiday drink home. Tis’ the season for your sweet tooth to rejoice!

Even with all these wonderful at-home celebrations, fall wouldn’t be fall without a visit to the pumpkin patch. But with the concern of Covid this year, many think that is no longer a possibility… no need to worry, drive on over to The Flower Mound Pumpkin Patch! (flowermoundpumpkinpatch.com) This adorable farm requires reservations and face masks to keep you safe and enjoying this wonderful season! 

Between decorations on a budget, gingerbread fall leaf cookies, and a visit to the pumpkin patch, nothing is stopping you from having the most amazing fall ever! So step outside, sip that chai latte, and make this season the best one yet.