12 Reasons Fall Is The Best Season

12 Reasons Fall Is The Best Season

Bring on the bonfires and the cider.

If you are like me, summer is nice for a week and then you wish it was fall already. I absolutely hate the heat, and the way I look at it, there is only so much you can take off before it becomes illegal, but in the fall, you can always put more clothes on. Here are a few things to explain that fall is AMAZING!

1. The leaves change color

There are never two leaves that are the same, and looking out to the mountains in Delhi and seeing all the different colors is so relaxing. There is also always a crunchy leaf you need to go out of your way to step on.


Hoodies are a must have at all times even if it isn’t that cold out. Hoodies in the fall is like water in the summer to me: a must-have. And you don’t have to wear a bra--you can just throw a hoodie on in the morning for your 8am's that you have to take.

3. Pumpkin EVERYTHING!

Pumpkin here, pumpkin there, pumpkin everywhere! Pumpkin flavoring is a staple for fall. And around the time everyone still has Broncos, and they go to the library café and get their special pumpkin spice latte, or pumpkin iced coffee, and some even get pumpkin chai.

4. Apple Cider

As you have seen in my last article about the Fly Creek Cider Mill, I love cider. Cider is also a staple for the fall season, and there is also cider flavored everything: apple cider latte, apple cider chai and just apple cider in general--it’s such a sweet treat at the end of the day.

5. Hot Cocoa

It is acceptable to have hot cocoa, finally. It’s not too hot and it’s a great morning ritual. Grab hot cocoa, and then go to class. It’s good for those who don’t like coffee. Like me.

6. Longer Nights

I am a night owl. I love the cool crisp nights and the cold relaxes me. I am more awake and creative at night, too.

7. Comfy Clothes

You don’t have to worry about dressing nice, you can just wear sweats or leggings, and a hoodie, as I said. The best part? No one will care because they will be doing that, too.

8. You Don't have to shave

For guys and girls! Girls say this all the time: you aren’t wearing stuff like tank tops and shorts. You will be wearing long sleeves and pants, and even though I still shave, I just wait longer. Also, extra hair keeps you warmer.

9. Thanksgiving

A good time to get together with your family, and eat. Food is amazing and you can’t go wrong with stuffing and pumpkin pie. Turkey is good too, but face it--we mostly eat the stuffing and the dessert, as well as the side dishes.

10. Halloween

This is self-explanatory: candy and costume parties. It gives us an excuse to be someone different for the night and have fun like you always wanted to without being judged (because everyone will be acting crazy).


Wings, pizza, chips, and alcohol. All you need to get together with a bunch of friends and have a great night, and when the Superbowl comes around you and your friends get super competitive (even if they don’t like the team, you just pick the opposing team of your friends just to make them angry).

12: Bonfires!

Sure they are good in the summer, but they are what makes fall amazing. You won’t be sweltering in the heat and it’s a great time to enjoy the outdoors and not be cold as hell.

This is why I love fall; it is just a more peaceful time. I am over summer, and I cannot wait until I can wake up and smell that fall--crisp leaf smells every morning, bundle up and not have to worry about dressing up for class. I like the cold, and fall is a perfect relief from a hot summer.

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8 Reasons Why My Dad Is the Most Important Man In My Life

Forever my number one guy.

Growing up, there's been one consistent man I can always count on, my father. In any aspect of my life, my dad has always been there, showing me unconditional love and respect every day. No matter what, I know that my dad will always be the most important man in my life for many reasons.

1. He has always been there.

Literally. From the day I was born until today, I have never not been able to count on my dad to be there for me, uplift me and be the best dad he can be.

2. He learned to adapt and suffer through girly trends to make me happy.

I'm sure when my dad was younger and pictured his future, he didn't think about the Barbie pretend pageants, dressing up as a princess, perfecting my pigtails and enduring other countless girly events. My dad never turned me down when I wanted to play a game, no matter what and was always willing to help me pick out cute outfits and do my hair before preschool.

3. He sends the cutest texts.

Random text messages since I have gotten my own cell phone have always come my way from my dad. Those randoms "I love you so much" and "I am so proud of you" never fail to make me smile, and I can always count on my dad for an adorable text message when I'm feeling down.

4. He taught me how to be brave.

When I needed to learn how to swim, he threw me in the pool. When I needed to learn how to ride a bike, he went alongside me and made sure I didn't fall too badly. When I needed to learn how to drive, he was there next to me, making sure I didn't crash.

5. He encourages me to best the best I can be.

My dad sees the best in me, no matter how much I fail. He's always there to support me and turn my failures into successes. He can sit on the phone with me for hours, talking future career stuff and listening to me lay out my future plans and goals. He wants the absolute best for me, and no is never an option, he is always willing to do whatever it takes to get me where I need to be.

6. He gets sentimental way too often, but it's cute.

Whether you're sitting down at the kitchen table, reminiscing about your childhood, or that one song comes on that your dad insists you will dance to together on your wedding day, your dad's emotions often come out in the cutest possible way, forever reminding you how loved you are.

7. He supports you, emotionally and financially.

Need to vent about a guy in your life that isn't treating you well? My dad is there. Need some extra cash to help fund spring break? He's there for that, too.

8. He shows me how I should be treated.

Yes, my dad treats me like a princess, and I don't expect every guy I meet to wait on me hand and foot, but I do expect respect, and that's exactly what my dad showed I deserve. From the way he loves, admires, and respects me, he shows me that there are guys out there who will one day come along and treat me like that. My dad always advises me to not put up with less than I deserve and assures me that the right guy will come along one day.

For these reasons and more, my dad will forever be my No. 1 man. I love you!

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15 Steamy Summer Date Ideas That Won't Burn Through Your Bank

Don't let date night get repetitive this summer...


With a new season, comes new opportunities for super fun date ideas to keep your love life fresh and fun. I'm sure your favorite brunch place is great, but why not take advantage of the beautiful weather and try out some new things with your significant other this summer?

1. Go to the farmers market.

There is something so refreshing about walking through a farmers market. How could you not be happy when surrounded by fresh fruit, coffee stands, and live music? This is such an easy way to get some sunshine and grab some AMAZING food. My farmers market used to have everything from freshly pressed lemonade to waffle sandwiches. If you want to take the date a step further, find a recipe before you go, and buy fresh ingredients to cook a yummy dinner together later that night.

2. Tie-dye matching T-shirts.

Tie-dye is messy, so take advantage of the beautiful weather and head outside where things can get as messy as you want! What a cute little date souvenir too!

3. Late night ice cream run.

Ice cream is cool and everything, but something about ice cream in the middle of the night seems way more adventurous than a mid-day scoop. And the only time of the year that its going to be warm enough out to get ice cream late at night is, of course, summer!

4. Draw with chalk.

Honestly, your possibilities with this are pretty endless. Drawing contests, hop-scotch, make a masterpiece together, whatever your heart desires. Bring a speaker and maybe some bubbles too while you're at it, sometimes embracing our inner child is a necessary, grounding experience.

5. Throw a barbecue.

Who says spending time together is limited to only the two of you? Cooking together for your friends can be great bonding time too. Invite the crew and spend the afternoon outside at a park or in a backyard. Bring some music and maybe some activities like frisbee or kickball and enjoy some beautiful social time.

6. Take partner dance lessons.

Salsa, tango, swing, rumba, foxtrot, your opportunities are endless. Nobody is saying you have to be good, but how fun will it be to have some new moves to show off next time you and your friends go out dancing or to a concert?

7. Float down a river.

Go with just the two of you or bring some friends, either way, this is a perfect way to spend a few hours out in the sun while staying cool in the water!

8. Take your dogs to the dog park.

Parks are already fun, but when they're full of dogs they're about a million times better! Also, who doesn't love watching their significant other play with puppies?!? It doesn't get cuter than that.

9. Go cliff jumping.

In a safe spot, of course! You know what they say, you should do something that scares you every day...

10. Go on a road trip

A road trip is perfect because it's not as huge of a commitment as going on a real vacation together, but it's still a good little getaway where you are sure to bond a ton. You will have the whole car ride to talk and jam out to each other's favorite songs, how could that not be a grand time?

11. Get artsy and do a photoshoot.

Even if you're not a photographer, its kind of fun to get creative with a camera! Pick a spot somewhere nearby with cool scenery (try golden hour for extra gorgeous photos) and be each other's models. It will be a nice simple date, plus you will get some good Insta content!

12. Go to a sports game.

Plan ahead and get some tickets to go see a sports game in your town or one nearby! Sports games have such a fun upbeat atmosphere, plus fun food, and they're a good excuse to get decked out in fun fan gear!

13. Go mini golfing.

SUCH a cute and fun date idea. Mini-golfing dates never fail to bring out peoples silly sides. Why not make it a competition? Loser buys ice cream for the two of you when you're finished.

14. Go rollerblading.

OK, this one scares me personally, but for anyone with the athletic ability to attempt this, I fully encourage (and envy) you! What cuter sight to see than the two of you holding hands gliding down the city walk together? Just please wear your pads!

15. Have a car wash.

I don't mean go to the car wash together! I mean break out the speaker, the buckets, the sponges, the hose, and get soapy and silly together in the sun. Who knew cleaning could be so much fun?!

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