Getting in the Mood for Fall, with Pumpkin Everything and Print-Your-Own Halloween Decorations

It’s been warm and sunny for most of September and so far this October here in Avalon, but we’ve been looking for ways to get in the Fall spirit even if the AC is still running! I’ve rounded up some autumn-inspired goodness to share with you while you wait for the air to become crisp and for the leaves to change color:


Pumpkin Snickerdoodles (from The Kitchn). The best of two Fall foods literally mushed into one!

Downloadable/Printable Halloween decorations (from Apartment Therapy). Get ready for that big Halloween bash or just deck the halls for your trick-or-treaters with 30 sites to download or print invites, party favors, kids coloring pages, decorations and more.


Fall Day Trips in NJ (from New Jersey Monthly). Fall festivals galore and apples. ‘Nuff said.

Leaf identification from The Arbor Day Foundation


feltoweenGet crafty with Felt-o-Ween: 40 Scary-Cute Projects to Celebrate Halloween, by Kathy Sheldon. This book has such adorable ideas; it makes me wish I were crafty, or at least owned a good pair of scissors.

halloweenCook up a spook-tacular feast for your Halloween party with the Betty Crocker Halloween Cookbook

Classic horror novels by Stephen King are now available in ebook format from Overdrive. Here are my three faves:


And remember, Fall is what you make it, so make yours great!

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