Fall is here, which means there is so much to get excited about. We love seeing the beautiful colors of fall foliage, sitting outside in the crisp air with a warm drink, and putting on our favorite jeans and sweater - but no bulky coat.
And now there are several more things about this amazing season that you didn't even know. Check out new reasons you'll be falling for fall this year and enter to win your favorite Halloween candy to hand out (or eat!)
Apple Taste Test
We all know apples are in season, but are you taking advantage of all the the varieties you can get this time of year? So far, we've tried the SweeTango, Pink Lady and Piñata, and they are all delish! With so many apples available, you can practically work them into every meal. Check out these recipes from our members, including Candy Bar Apple Salad, Miss M's Apple-zones, and Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Apple, Creme Fraiche and Pistachios. Or, just slice them up with your favorite cheeses - and wine - for a refreshing snack, any time.
International Podcast Day, Sep 30
Odds are, you probably didn't know that there was a day to celebrate podcasts. But there's a good chance that you have a favorite podcast to listen to. Podcasts are like yesterday's radio, but you can dowload the series you want, when you want them. Take advantage of this day to learn about great, new podcasts. Our favorites are Forever 35, Judge John Hodgman, and Katie Couric. What're yours?
Everyday Entertaining, Thanks to Ina Garten
We love to get together with friends in the fall because the weather is perfect to sit outside long into the night. But, as always, we dread the work of hosting. That was, until we saw Ina Garten's new Instagram video where she serves store-bought snacks to her guests. If Ina Garten can pour potato chips into fancy bowls and call them special, so can we!
We thought every fall day was Pumpkin Spice Day, but it turns out there's an offical flavor holiday. We'll celebrate this year by stocking up on the limited edition Dunkin' Donuts Pumpkin Spice Iced Coffee here. It's so convenient to keep in the fridge and have ready for our daily coffee craving. We're also fans of the Chobani Flip Pumpkin Harvest Crisp and the Peanut Butter & Co. Pumpkin Spice Peanut Butter. There's no way we can wait until Oct 1 to enjoy it all.
What better way to warm up on a cool fall day, than with a candle? And what better candle than one that reminds you of home? That's why we're buying up these Homesick Candles from Uncommon Goods. Each candle has an individual scent profile to represent a different state. For example, the New York candle smells like apple, cinnamon, nutmeg, and pumpkin. The Colorado scent is spruce, cedar, sandalwood, amber, and cinnamon. And Hawaii is pineapple, coconut, cyclamen flowers, and sugar. Perfect for friends who have moved away, for college students who are out-of-state and for ourselves, to remind us of vacations we wish were were still on.
If you haven't rung a Ring Video Doorbell yet, you will. These wifi enabled doorbells let you see, hear and speak to guests from your phone, tablet or PC. There are motion sensors so you'll know if anyone is approaching, and you can watch live video at anytime from anywhere. Best part is, you don't need a professional to install it. Yes, this is great for any time of year. But we especially can't wait to use it on Halloween. Now we'll be prepared to ooh and ahh over the little trick-or-treaters, and jump out to spook the bigger ones!
Are you ready for Halloween yet? We've got you covered! Tell us what YOU'RE excited about right now, and we'll send you your choice of candy treats to hand out (or eat) this Halloween, valued at approximately $50!
There are three ways to enter:
- Comment below and tell us what you're loving this fall.
- Write a Product Review HERE (worth 5 entries.) You can either add a new product or comment on one that's already there!
- Click HERE to Tweet: “I'm loving fall and entering to win my favorite Halloween candy in the #SheSpeaksFallingforFall giveaway, thx to @SheSpeaksUp bit.ly/2NxMg1d"
*One lucky commenter, Tweeter, or Reviewer will be chosen at random to receive their choice of candy, valued at approximately $50, provided it can be bought on Amazon. Giveaway is open through October 14, 2018 to U.S. residents at least 18 years of age. Entrants must be a member of SheSpeaks. If you are not a member, click here to join. Winner will be notified by email.
Update: Thanks to all who entered! Congrats to our winner, SheSpeaks member Cdettra.