5 Fandom Friday: Favorite Things About Autumn + October Topics + A SURPRISE!

I will preface this weeks 5 Fandom Friday by saying I LOVE EVERYTHING ABOUT AUTUMN.  I love the cooler weather.  I love wearing sweaters and scarves and sipping hot drinks and walking through colored leaves and getting into the Halloween spirit.  But above all, I love the feeling that comes along with Autumn.  It’s when school is starting back up and people seem more motivated and less aggravated by the unbearable heat and it’s just a generally great time of the year.  A few weeks ago I posted my Autumn activities list and I’m already scheduling the time to dedicate to the things I want to do to completely enjoy and appreciate the season (plus, I’m so close to beating Luigi’s Mansion which is one of my goals so HOORAY!).

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1) Pumpkin Everything! – I’ve already gone one several sprees to pick up any and all Pumpkin flavored foods at my local Target.  I have yet to haul pumpkin goods from my annual Fall Trader Joe’s trip but I’m planning on going there in the coming weeks once everything is in stock.  Last year I did a comprehensive end of season review of almost everything I tried and I feel good about knowing which things I can skip this year.  I’ve been having my lunch on pumpkin spice bread every day for the past two weeks and it’s been the best thing in the world.22) Pumpkin & Apple Picking  – Last year I went to this amazing gem of a place for pumpkin and apple picking with my now fiancee Andrew and my BFF Melissa. We’re planning on heading back again this year with Andrew’s many siblings (he’s one of five!) and I cannot wait because they’re all so great<3  There’s a giant corn maze with a mystery you have to solve, homemade Apple Cider donuts that you can watch being made while you wait on the line and of course, pumpkins and apples for picking!
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3) Fall Wardrobe – I adore wearing sweaters, scarves and boots and the crisp Autumn air always demands it<3  I can’t wait to break out my sweaters again and accessorize for the cooler air.  Plus, leather jackets! And I just recently reintroduced jeans into my wardrobe so I’m already foreseeing some adorable ensembles.
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4) Fall Landscapes – I always feel so lucky to live close enough to Central Park that I can pop over once the leaves start changing and spend a few hours strolling around and admiring the view.  Fall is so colorful which is exactly what I crave and I love stepping through leaves on the ground in knee high boots.  This is one of my favorite photos I took of the Bow Bridge last Fall (you may recognize it from Amy & Rory’s final episode of Doctor Who!) and you can see the rest of my photos here.   I can’t wait to spend some time there with Andrew this year!5

5) PIE – This goes along with my first fall fave because Pumpkin Pie is everything! But I am not discriminatory and I love all pie in general I thought it made sense to include it on my list as it’s own category.  Autumn pies are so delicious and I cannot wait to put more Pecan Pie in my mouth.

5 Fandom Friday

And now, Megan and I are ahead of the game for October topics for a very special reason.  You may have noticed that I have a new 5 Fandom Friday graphic as my featured image and that is because my fiancee Andrew has been patiently teaching me Photoshop (despite how frustrated this n00b would get when trying to create / color all the fandom icons).  I knew the first thing I wanted to create would be fandom related and I figured, what better way to experiment than to create something new for 5 Fandom Friday?!  So in addition to the October topics which will be listed below, we’re also going to debut a 5 Fandom Friday Instagram Photo A Day Challenge for the month of October!  I wanted to post it early so that everyone would have time to take their photos and we really hope you’ll enjoy playing along this month! If everyone likes it, it may be something we continue with!  You can follow along on mine and Megan’s instagrams (we’ll be posting the graphic there too later in the week) and we’re both anxious for October 1st so we can start perusing the hashtag and see all the geeky goodness in our feeds!

5FF October Photo A Day Challenge

October Topics

October 2 – People You Want on Your Side During an Apocalypse (Kendall Ashley)

October 9 – Favorite Fictional Teachers (Heather Q – Beyond the Aisle)

October 16 – Top 5 Halloween Traditions (Sylvanfire)

October 23 – Characters I Want to Dress Up as for Halloween

October 30 – Favorite Halloween Episodes of TV Shows

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37 Responses to “5 Fandom Friday: Favorite Things About Autumn + October Topics + A SURPRISE!”

  1. B says:

    I love the photo idea! I normally suck at those things but I’m going to try really hard not to this time! LOL
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  2. Rachel says:

    YES to all the fall things! I love it! Ted and I are planning to go to the pumpkin patch as well but aren’t sure if we’ll have time for apples. I can’t wait though! Such a cute graphic too, yay for learning Photoshop!

  3. Cate says:

    I LOVE the photo a day idea I’ll definitely be trying my best to stick with it xoxo
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  4. I’m so excited for the IG photo a day! Fall is my favorite time of year and I love all of your list. I do wish we could go apple picking, but alas, it’s FL :p

  5. I just want to know where I can get those pecan pie m n’m’s. OMG.

  6. Alice says:

    OMG an Instagram challenge!! Great idea, topics and list <3<3<3
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  7. You and Megan are both so talented at taking photos, I’m not surprised you had the idea for an IG challenge!
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  8. Pumpkin everything!! Woot Woot!!
    Nichole Miller recently posted…5 Favorite Things About Autumn & a Pumpkin Tea . . .My Profile

  9. I love this! I’m so excited about the Instagram challenge!
    Kendall Ashley recently posted…5 Fandom Friday: Favorite Things About FallMy Profile

  10. Michelle says:

    That sweater with with the white hearts is adorable, BTW!
    Michelle recently posted…5FF: Five Things We Love About AutumnMy Profile

  11. Ashlee says:

    Yay, I’m so excited for this Instagram challenge! It’ll be a lot of fun, I’m sure:) And I agree with everything on your list! When it’s cool enough to wear cardigans here in OC, I’m all over that. I can imagine that living near Central Park would be fabulous around this time of the year!

  12. Yay I’m so doing the photo challenge! I always wanted to participate but I don’t have a blog :)

  13. Mandy says:

    Love your list! And I love that you took one for the team and tried all of those pumpkin spice things. (I just picked up the new PS Peeps from Target earlier this week … and they are not good.)

    I’m looking forward to the Photo-A-Day! I haven’t done one in a while, and I like the geeky slant on it. Well done on the graphics, too. :)
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    • Kristin says:

      Haha! I couldn’t try the pumpkin spice peeps because they’re marshmallow and I’m a vegetarian so that kind of makes me really happy that I’m not missing out! And thank you!! I’m so proud of my graphic lol!

  14. Sara S says:

    I love EVERYTHING about fall!! I love it so so much! This whole post just made me swoon! I’m so glad it’s getting cooler because sweaters!
    ~Sara
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  15. I think I’d like fall better if it didn’t come right after summer :( It always makes me feel like it killed summer and is bringing me winter. But I still do like things about the fall…. like obviously Halloween!! And pumpkin pie is my favorite too! Why are jeans just now being reintroduced to your wardrobe? Did you guys have a falling out?
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  16. Melissa says:

    Fresh apple cider is the best! I live on a little apple orchard, and last Fall, someone made us cider from our own apples. It was so awesome and delicious!

  17. Erin says:

    Pecan pie M&Ms?! Where can I get my hands on those?

  18. Kayly Nyman says:

    Love Octobers prompts and I’m so excited for the Photo-A-Day! Love your fall list as well – I’m not really a pumpkin fan but apple/pumpkin picking, sweaters, scenery and pie – YES!! Love this time of year.
    Kayly Nyman recently posted…5 Fandom Friday: Five Favorite Things About AutumnMy Profile

  19. Pecan Pie M&Ms is a thing? My husband will love that! I need the Pumpkin mini wheats annnnd I need Trader Joes to get all the Pumpkin stuff in. I’m going to check out your review from last year now!

    • Kristin says:

      I got my Trader Joes pumpkin haul last Friday! I’m so excited to start eating everything! The pumpkin mini wheats are DELICIOUS! They’re definitely a new favorite. I’m hoping I’ll be able to find the Oreos again this year. The caramel apple ones did nothing for me.

  20. Alexa S. says:

    YAY FOR AUTUMN! Summer is my favorite season, because I always have the most during summer days. BUT I just adore Autumn, and can never resist her lure ;) And yay for this IG challenge! I hope I can participate a little bit :)

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