September 23rd kicked off the first day of autumn and although autumn in south Florida looks a little different than it does throughout the rest of the country, there are still many fall activities we can duplicate and on a low budget! Autumn is known for gorgeous foliage consisting of browns, reds, and yellows and delicious treats and scents of pumpkin and spice! Here at All Year Cooling, we are big fans of enjoying autumn to the best of our ability at a low cost! Below are four of many ways we like to get through this cozy season.
If we don’t get the opportunity to admire amazing foliage outside, we might as well make the most of our indoor decorations! Whether you are looking for a center piece or a simple decoration to place somewhere along your home, candy corn ombre wine bottles are sure to set a festive tone. All you need to do is purchase some spray paint to decorate your recycled wine bottles!
Some other ways to decorate your home are with candle stick holders. You probably already have most of the supplies needed, making it very easy to add a nice fall touch to your home! Layering green lentils, kidney beans, and harvest theme corn inside candle sticks will make for a simple autumn decoration.
If you’re anything like us here at All Year Cooling, you or someone in your family is a huge fan of pumpkin spiced lattes (iced or hot)! Instead of spending money at your local coffee shop try making the same delicious drink at home. If you want a healthy recipe, check out Healthy Food for Living and Boulder Locavore for a vegan recipe.
Football is a large part of fall and regardless of whether you are a Dolphins or Buccaneers fan, NFL football game tickets can get pretty pricey. Besides watching your team on TV, try scoping out a local high school game on a Friday night to see some live action. Some great teams (of many) to scope out are St. Thomas Aquinas, Washington, Cypress Bay and Miramar. If you attended a local high school it’s a great way to stay in touch with your community.
What’s fall without some pumpkins for decoration? Although we don’t have pumpkin farms in south Florida, we do have a lot of pumpkin patches hosted by businesses and organizations throughout the community. Pumpkin patches are a great place to visit with the family and create a contest to see who can pick out the best pumpkin. Little Farm Florida in Miami will have a pumpkin patch with pony rides and a petting farm. If you are located in Broward, Batten’s Farmers Market is located in Davie. Flamingo Road Nursery is also known for their Fall Harvest Festival which showcases their pumpkin patch along with a children’s craft and activity area.