Fall is Coming

Girls, on Monday, the temperature was 75 degrees in my typically HOT town here in Texas!  75 degrees.  I’m gonna let that sink in for a second.  

Yesterday, I don’t think it got warmer than 83 degrees ALL DAY LONG!


I’m a summer girl through and through, but there’s nothing like those cool crisp mornings and the SWEATER WEATHER that fall brings.

It’s so true.  Right?  It happens so quickly.  Sometimes we don’t even see it coming.  Now I’m sure Texas will still have our fair share of hot summer days before fall is officially here to stay, but this weather has me dreaming of plaid scarves, smores, mums, and booties.  😉  Anyone else dreaming too?

I just stocked up on ALL the fall Bath and Body Works’ candles.

The Slaughters have already begun having my favorite-SOUPS-for dinner.  This week we had one of Shay’s chili recipes.  From now until March, we’ll be enjoying a weekly bowl of soup.  #myfavorite  It just so happened that I had planned to make chili on Monday (our cool day).  Worked out perfectly!

After the gym on Monday, the kids and I met friends for lunch and then hit a trampoline park for a few hours.  As soon as we got home, I slipped on my blardigan to stay warm and cozy.

I’m ready for my grocery cart to be filled with these goodies again.  Anyone else?  #bringonthecreamofchickensoup

I’ve shared my love of the Texas State Fair before, but let me just share it again.  I waited years to go because I’d heard not such great things, but let me tell you-those people were wrong!  The fair is one of our all-time favorite fall things to do.  If you have a fair near you, CHECK IT OUT!  #imaBIGfanoftheshows  #forreal  #icheckmymapassoonasiarriveforshowtimes 

If the fair had a show about how to boil water, I’d probably check it out!  hahaha!

I can’t even believe I’m saying this, but I’m even looking forward to lazy Saturday mornings with coffee in hand watching COLLEGE GAME DAY!  I know.  God has done a big work in my heart when it comes to football.  #hesstillworkingonme  #imsureTabsbeenprayingforthis

After shopping the Nordstrom sale, I don’t need a ton of new fall things, but I did find these goodies ALL ON SALE that would be great for fall weather.

I’m looking forward to every single fall activity we can get our hands on…pumpkin patch, backyard fire pit, football games, Oktoberfest, and so much more.  

If only there was a way for time to stand still, but the seasons could still change.  I’d be all over that.

Soon I’ll be getting out all the fall decorations and getting our house ready, but until then you can see…
 New House (we’ve done quite a bit so I’m looking forward to decorations with the new stuff)

 Wherever you’re reading this, I hope you’re getting a little cool front as well and dreaming of some fall days.  It’ll be here to stay before we know it.  Happy Wednesday!  XOXO

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  1. 8.17.16
    Kimm said:

    I don't think it is EVER getting cool here ;(. Ha! And my favorite soup to make during the fall and winter is your Cheesy chowder…oh my it is just delish!!! Have a great week!!!

    • 8.17.16
      Erika Slaughter said:

      I hope it does get cool there! Thanks! That family recipe has been around a while. 🙂

  2. 8.17.16
    KB said:

    So weird. Connecticut hasn't been out of 90s in forever. So hot and muggy. Usually by now we are in the 70s or 80s. Enjoy!! Complaints for a new Englander. 😉

  3. 8.17.16
    Sarah Shaneyfelt said:

    I'm still waiting on it to get cooler in north Alabama! Today is supposed to be the first day under 90 degrees–75 would be a dream. I am excited about fall weather and activities too!
    Sarah at MeetTheShaneyfelts

  4. 8.17.16
    a little bit of emily said:

    We have had a bit of cooler/overcast weather lately and it has been great! I am so ready for fall and all that comes with it!

  5. 8.17.16
    Mix and Match Mama said:

    This weather has been AMAZING! I don't want it to end!!!

  6. 8.17.16
    Erika Slaughter said:

    KB-I'm sure it'll get warm here agin and be hot until November. The. We'll be wishing for your weather. 🙂

  7. 8.17.16
    Erika Slaughter said:

    Sarah-trust me, I'm ready for the cool temps to stay. 🙂

    Emily-ME too!!

    Shay-The forecast doesn't show any 90 days (just yet).

  8. 8.17.16
    Anonymous said:

    Girl! This post has me wishing for fall candles and pumpkin everything!! I almost bought mums yesterday but had to hold myself back. Love it!

  9. 8.17.16
    Anonymous said:

    Hi Erika! I live in Bogota, Colombia where the temperature is mid-60's year round, so it is always fall weather here! It is the ideal temperature, however, strangely enough after living here a few years now, I do miss the seasons (I am originally from Memphis). It is fun to wear scarves, sweaters, and boots all through the summer months though! So happy y'all have had some relief from the Texas heat. I enjoy reading your blog every day from South America. It would be interesting to do a poll of where all your readers are from! Hope your kids have a great school year.

  10. 8.17.16
    Kelli Beason said:

    I am so ready for Fall also! It has been cooler here in Louisiana too and it is such a nice welcome change. classysoutherntexan.blogspot.com

  11. 8.17.16
    Ramona said:

    I am a summer girl too. I like fall just don't like what comes after it here in NY … snow and ice. :(. BUT, I do like a good fall smelling candle and a plaid scarf. Lol. Enjoy your cooler weather for as long as it lasts! 🙂

  12. 8.17.16
    Shelly @ The Queen in Between said:

    yes to all of this!! I'm ready for fall for sure….and was just thinking last night how much I'd like to make some chili. The break in the temps has been a nice change for sure. I have seriously been pulling out the blardigan every evening too. Have a super Wednesday!

  13. 8.17.16
    Sheaffer {Pinterest Told Me To} said:

    The weather has been FABULOUS! We went to Top Golf yesterday, and I was actually a tad bit chilly sitting under the fans at one point!!! IT WAS AWESOME!!!!

  14. 8.17.16
    Karen Ward said:

    Girl – it was 75 here in Chattanooga, TN….this morning!!! We haven't seen temps below 90 in weeks. I'm over it!! So ready for fall…..

  15. 8.17.16
    KVC said:

    The cooler temperatures (in Plano) have been a DREAM! So unexpected and welcome. I too LOVE College Gameday and look forward to Saturday mornings in the fall with that on the TV and something fall-like cooking in the kitchen. Great post!

  16. 8.17.16
    Sarah said:

    I'm so ready for everything fall! If it involves college football Saturday's, anything pumpkin or cozy, sign me up!! Your weather sounds delightful! Meanwhile, in Michigan it's been in the high 80's and 90's!

  17. 8.17.16
    Megan said:

    Yes!! Looking forward to a little cooler Texas weather!!!! I got spoiled in Colorado last week. Ahhhh!!!

  18. 8.17.16
    Lindsay's Sweet World said:

    Girl, I am BEYOND EXCITED about College Game Day and our first football game! We are in the Chick-fil-A kick-off bowl and hubs and I have tickets and I CANNOT WAIT. Bring on the football, the pumpkin spice, the sweaters, the bonfires, the boots and scarves, and the cozy blankets by the fireplace. Sigh… I'm ready.

  19. 8.17.16
    Bamawhitney said:

    I am loving this weather in the hill country (Dripping Springs)!!

  20. 8.17.16
    Erika Powell said:

    It is so not cooled down here this week. I worked up a sweat in the 15 minutes I was outside for lunch. I love summer all the way but I am ready for a few days of fall! Then I will be right back to wanting it to be summer all the time.

  21. 8.17.16
    Sharon K said:

    Ugh if only. It was 109 today while driving to pick my kiddo. Yuck!

  22. 8.18.16
    Kjlb37 said:

    Shay's Sweet Corn Chili and College Game Day are two of my favorites!

  23. 8.19.16
    Unknown said:

    Post the cheesy chowder recipe please!

    • 8.19.16
      Erika Slaughter said:

      It's on Shay's blog as Cheesy Vegetable Chowder. 🙂