If you live in the south…
…in September fall is a distant dream.
They’re pulling out their sweaters and watching the leaves turn and wrapping themselves in blankets on the occasional chilly nights and picking out their hot chocolate flavor.
But here in Texas?
Not so much.
We’re still putting on sunscreen and wiping the sweat from our brow and sticking to the seats of our cars.
Fall will get here eventually. But don’t blink. You might miss it. It doesn’t stay long and a couple of weeks after it arrives—it’s time to start singing Christmas carols.
Here’s a tour of my fall kitchen.
And just in case you were wondering…
…you’ll know it’s fall in the south when….
1. You clear your calendar on Friday night.
2. On Saturday you invite friends over for a football watching party.
Fried green tomatoes.
Good thing you’re eating healthy with a vegetable plate.
3. It’s still humid.
Crisp, cool fall days are things you only experience when you watch Hallmark movies.
4. You put on your new fall jean jacket that you bought.
And turn down the air conditioner to be able to wear it.
5. You got your backpack for school.
And it was monogrammed.
And your water bottle may or may not have been, too.
6. Your hair won’t stay curled.
There’s always Aqua Net.
7. It’s flannel season.
Everything looks cuter with a flannel.
Your Aqua-netted hair.
8. You put less ice in your sweet tea.
And you don’t need your monogrammed koozie to keep it cold.
9. It gets below 90 degrees.
Otherwise known as sweater weather.
9. When someone visits from out of town and fans themselves and comments on how hot it is.
And asks you if fall is actually here.
And say “Yes ma’am.”
Happy fall y’all.
If you’d like a little more kitchen with that fall here are some other amazing fall kitchens to check out.
Just click on the links below to take you to the posts.
A giant thanks to my friend Kristen for putting this all together.