Fall is almost here. This is not a drill. If this is you right now, then this is your article:
Now that I type this, it will probably be in the high 80s tomorrow, but this stint of cooler weather is the two-week-pre-celebration that we didn’t get last year. Plus, Labor Day has already happened and pumpkin spice everything is starting to hit the shelves, so basically fall is in the air. We’re already looking ahead and making sure that we have the falliest fall one can have. Needless to say, it's time to get PUMPED.
1. Come to Trick-or-Treat on the Square with Garage Barre™ on October 31! If you’re a fan of Gilmore Girls, this is like living in Stars Hollow. Plus, we’ll have photo ops with superheroes and princesses for the little ones. One guess as to who Snow White will be.
2. Make this homemade pumpkin spice latte that sheds calories, uses real and healthier ingredients, and saves you some cents. Via The Rising Spoon.
3. Go to Lucky Ladd farms. The 60-acre Eagleville farm boasts of 10 varieties of pumpkins that start at two dollars, as well as a corn maze. These festivities begin on September 20th and runs through October 29th. Via Lucky Ladd Farms
4. Try out some DIY scents, like boiling orange slices, 2 halves of an apple, cinnamon sticks, nutmeg cloves, ginger, and anise in a pot and keep it simmering for a few hours. If you have a wax burner, you can add pumpkin pie spice and cinnamon to a couple tablespoons of coconut oil. Both will make your house smell like a giant PSL. Via How Sweet It Is
5. Take the ghost tour of the Sam Davis home. For two weekends in late October, the Sam Davis home will shut off all the lights and share stories of alleged eerie events that have happened in the past at the historic site. It’s basically a very mild haunted house for history nerds. Tickets are $10, and lanterns and a hayride are included. Note: they do not recommend children under the age of 10 attending. Via The Rutherford County Chamber
6. Attempt these candy corn nails, and for someone who is NOT crafty with nails, these nails are doable. All you need is some manicure tape from Wal Mart and patience will make your nails look professionally festive. If you want to be farther outside of the box, there’s also these super cool mummy nails that are way outside of the box. Via Brit + Co
7. Take a day trip to Chattanooga to see the fall foliage, and go hiking, take a river cruise, or just go for the local cuisine, such as Cafe on the Corner or 1885 Grill . Via Chattanooga Tourism, Cafe on the Corner, 1885 Grill
8. Swap out the pie for these vegan cinnamon rolls when your pumpkin craving hits. We know that baked goods and completely nutritious don’t always go hand-in-hand, but these cinnamon rolls call upon mostly real ingredients, saving you from highly processed fillings and frozen goods. Via Delightful Adventures
9. Check out Germantown Festival (aka Oktoberfest). Even if beer isn’t your thing, there is a 5K—if for some reason running is your thing—and a DACHSHUND DERBY. I think they should lead with “Dachshund derby.” Via Nashville Oktoberfest
10. Last, but certainly not least, our Grand Opening party at Garage Barre! We’ll be celebrating our new home on September 29 at 6PM. Not to use peer pressure or anything, but b ThErE oR b SqUaRe. And if you’re one of the first 50 in line, you’ll get goodies that puts the swag in swag bags. Check out more details on our Facebook invite.