For The Love of Books

How to Stay Cozy this Fall

“Autumn…the year’s last, loveliest smile.” – John Howard Bryant

It’s official! Autumn is here, and we want to celebrate with all the wonderful activities that fall inspires. Here are seven ways to enjoy this gorgeous season!

  1. Sip Something Warm—As chilly weather sets in, nothing warms the body better than a nice hot drink! Check out these delicious homemade recipes for hot cocoa and apple cider.
  2. Carve a Pumpkin—Explore your creativity through pumpkin carving! Many printable templates are available online and will help you get started.
  3. Snuggle Up with a Good Read—Doesn’t a cozy blanket and a new favorite book sound like the perfect pair? Love a good mystery or nonfiction? Check out this fall sale and choose your next read!
  4. Go (Socially Distanced) Apple Picking—Enjoy the great outdoors before we are all stuck inside again! Pluck apples off the trees to exercise your adventurous side with your family or “quaranteam”. Added bonus: Use your fresh-picked apples to make homemade pie!
  5. Collect Colorful Fall Leaves—Walk around your neighborhood and observe the beautiful trees and their changing colors. Pick up some of your favorite leaves and bring them home to dry. Then use them to decorate your home for the season!
  6. Start a Gratitude Journal—Take the time this season to be grateful. Start a new journal and write down three things you are thankful for each day. Allow this practice to open your eyes to the many gifts of grace that fill your life. We all have so many things to be thankful for!


Charlotte is a Consumer Marketing Coordinator based in the Chicagoland area. Charlotte is originally from Minneapolis but moved "south" for college, where she fell in love with writing and her husband Mark. In her free time, she loves to swim, bake bread, and dance around the living room with her daughter.

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