I know, I know, I can’t believe it either, it is FALL. Fall is my all-time favorite time of the year just like everyone else I’m sure. We have a few fun little traditions (some new some old) that we like to do every year to get ready for fall and welcome it with open arms, so we thought we would share with you too! These are simple little things you can do to make your home & life feel a little bit more like fall.
1 – Hang Enbrighten Outdoor Lights
2 – Snuggle!
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3 – Set Your Lights on a Schedule
Another new thing we added this year that has been a game-changer, is to set our lights on a schedule. Every night at 7:30pm the lamps in my bedroom turn on and my kids know that it’s time to read stories and then go to bed. It is the perfect way to have our home settle down and settle in since it’s getting dark so much earlier. We use our Enbrighten Wi-Fi Indoor Smart Plug from Lowe’s for this. They have made it SUPER EASY to use because you can set them up through the Enbrighten app on your phone and BONUS you can even turn them on and off from your phone. There’s nothing better than being able to turn our lamps off without having to move from my nice warm blanket when I’m ready to go to sleep.
4 – Pick Pumpkins
My kids look forward to this ALL YEAR LONG. We used to go to a pumpkin patch and pick pumpkins, but the last couple years my mom has grown pumpkins in her garden. My kids love watching them grow through the summer and then my mom invites them over for a “harvest” day where they help pick the pumpkins and load them into a wagon. They get to pick which pumpkins they bring home and which ones they deliver to neighbors. It is such a fun tradition that they love and I love the extra time they get with my mom as well!
5 – DECORATE!
I think this one is kind of a given but we take the pumpkins that they harvested and our lights with their Enbrighten Wi-Fi Smart Plugs and have so much fun dancing and decorating! My kids pull out all of our “spookies” that we have (which are just a few Halloween blow-ups & lights) and get to excited to plug them in. We use the Enbrighten Wi-Fi Outdoor Smart Plugs for this and my kids love telling Alexa to turn on the blow-ups or the lights. They giggle and giggle like they are magicians watching things turn on and off and I love to sit back and watch them be little.
You can shop Enbrighten online here or at your local Lowe’s!