5 Things About Fall That Make Me Smile

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Fall is a season that I wish I could stretch out a for a little longer. It always seems to go by WAY too fast and there is so much to do in a short window of time! I’m sharing some of my favorite things about fall that I look forward to each year.

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1. Leaves Changing Colors

“Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower.” -Albert Camus. I love watching the leaves transform in the fall. Each leaf you discover is so unique and beautiful in its own way if we take the time to stop to appreciate it. I love when familiar places are made new by the vibrant color transformation.

fall fun on the farm

2. Farm Visits That Include A Giant Bouncing Pillow

A visit to a farm is a bit of a right of passage during the fall. My kids always enjoy the activities and games, petting the farm animals, and the quest to find the perfect pumpkin during the hayride to the pumpkin patch… and if the farm has warm cider donuts that’s even better! And if the farm has a giant jumping pillow, I’m definitely joining my kids because it’s hard to bounce without laughing and smiling….It’s so fun to feel like a kid again for a brief moment and enjoy making memories together as a family.

Scenic Blueridge parkway

3. Scenic Drives

I love any excuse to travel and fall is the perfect time to slow down and take the scenic route during a road trip. Whether it’s for a few hours as a day trip or a long weekend visit, a fall color tour recharges me and reminds me to take time to enjoy the view.

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4. Scenic Hikes

I love to go hiking as often as possible. I really enjoy the fresh air and the crunch of leaves under my feet in the fall. Hikes in the fall tend to be the perfect temperature when you dress in layers because they are not too hot not too cold,  A few of my favorite places to hike are Red River Gorge, Hocking Hills, and the Smoky Mountains. 

carmel apple

5. Fall Flavors

Caramel apples, Pumpkin and spice everything, flavored coffees, and warm cider donuts. I love any excuse to eat great food and fall is such a wonderful time of year to enjoy fall seasonal flavors.

5 Things About Fall That Make Me Smile

Fall Maintenance

If you are like me, you are consuming lots of fall treats that could affect your smile. Fall is a great time to reset and make sure that you are using a product that helps to protect your smile. I use mint flavored Crest with baking soda & peroxide whitening as part of my regular routine which helps keep my smile brighter in spite of my regular coffee drinking.

Crest Coupon at Kroger

Save on Smile Care

From September 28-29, Kroger is offering a $0.50-off Digital Coupon for Crest Cavity Protection paste.

The paste, which normally costs $2.19 per 6.4 oz tube, will be sold at a temporarily reduced price of $1.49. The final cost after applying the Digital Coupon will be only $0.99 per tube!

*If you are unable to take advantage of the deal on 9/28 or 9/29, a Crest coupon insert can also be found in newspapers nationwide on 9/30–giving them an additional $1 off any Crest Toothpaste or Kid’s Crest Toothpaste through 10/14.


What are your favorite things about fall that put a smile on your face?


Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Crest. All opinions are my own. 




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