For all of you autumn lovers missing your pumpkin spice lattes, and well, pumpkin spice everything, I have good and bad news. Summer is drawing to an end; however, the heat does not seem to be bidding us farewell. But, as a fall fan myself, I am choosing to focus on the silver lining here. So, here are my best tactics to stay cool and sane until our beloved autumn makes a triumphant return:
1. Don’t forget preseason football.Here is the preseason schedule!
2. Autumn-scented candles.
Guess what? Pumpkin spice candles are a thing and they’re sold year-round. Although you may have to hunt for them, they’re out there, ready to satisfy your nostrils with their wondrous aromas of fall. And, there is more than just pumpkin spice! (Hint: check out Michael’s for early fall scents.) Along with pumpkin spice, my personal favorites include: Bath and Body Works’ Marshmallow Fireside and Fresh Balsam, and Walmart’s Pumpkins and Pinecones.
3. The Olympics.
From Aug. 5 to 21, the Olympic Games in Rio will be enjoyed by millions around the world. Don’t miss out on the chance to get some sports in before football season AND to watch the USA whoop some butt! Check out this link to view our USA Olympic athletes and pick your favorites for August.
4. Fall DIYs.
We all have a cute fall wreath or some sort of decor pinned -- and a dream of making it a reality. But, with school accompanying the start of fall, it’s difficult to carve out time in our busy schedules for DIYs. However, summer allows plenty of time to get a head start on your cool weather crafts. So, in the next three weeks, go make your pumpkin scented bath bombs, your flannel coasters, and weathered wood signs.