Pumpkins are the Best Part of Fall

Carhartt pumpkin patch

Carhartt pumpkin patch

Carhartt pumpkin patch

Carhartt pumpkin patch

Carhartt pumpkin patch

Oh the wonderful days of falling leaves and pumpkin patches! Believe it or not, pumpkins are considered a fruit. They were named after the Greek word for “large melon.” Pumpkins are part of the gourd family, along with cucumbers, honeydew melons, cantaloupe, watermelons and zucchini. Think of all the wonderful things we can do with this glorious fruit. Native Americans used it for food and and even made woven mats out of strips of the dried gourd. Pilgrims were known to combine hops, maple sugar, and pumpkin to brew a tasty colonial beer. Early colonists even used the shell as a template for hair cuts. (That’s why New Englanders are sometimes called pumpkin heads.) What’s your favorite pumpkin product? Is it pumpkin pie? pumpkin spiced latte? or adorable pictures from pumpkin patches?

I took my niece, Lily, to Calie’s Acre so she could enjoy the season in her new snuggly Carhartt outfit. Check out Lily’s look here: Carhartt Girl’s Redwood Jacket, Girl’s “Watercolor Horse” Long-Sleeve BodyshirtBrushed Fleece Pants, & Kid’s Acrylic Watch Hat. I was decked out in a fun fall clothes as well. This deep wine colored Marlinton Jacket is one of my favorites. The hue goes so well with everything. It might sound crazy, but I consider deep plum colors to be neutral, especially during fall. See my outfit here: Women’s Marlinton Jacket, Dartford Denim Shirt, & Women’s Series 1889 Slim Double Front Dungarees.

Fall DIYs: Inspired by Candy Corn

Fall DIYs Crafted in Carhartt

Fall DIYs Crafted in Carhartt

Fall DIYs Crafted in Carhartt

Fall DIYs Crafted in Carhartt

Fall DIYs Crafted in Carhartt

Fall DIYs Crafted in Carhartt

Fall DIYs Crafted in Carhartt

Fall DIYs Crafted in Carhartt

Fall DIYs Crafted in Carhartt

Fall DIYs Crafted in Carhartt

Fall DIYs Crafted in Carhartt

Fall DIYs Crafted in Carhartt

Fall DIYs Crafted in Carhartt

Sometimes it’s hard to get the creative juices flowing. Inspiration can be hard to come by if you wait for it to appear out of thin air. That’s why the best way to prevent crafting block is to choose your own inspiration. This week, I chose candy corn because it’s one of my favorite things about fall. What is it about the season that makes you feel excited? Now use that as a jumping off point. Another thing that I love about this time of year is that it’s time to bring out the fleeces. The Boyne Jacket I’m wearing above is one of the coziest hoodies known to man. Now snuggle up and get to crafting!

The Fall Line Is Here

Carhartt Chicago

Carhartt Chicago

Carhartt Chicago

Carhartt Chicago

Carhartt Chicago

Carhartt Chicago

Carhartt Chicago

Carhartt Chicago

Carhartt Chicago

Carhartt Chicago

Carhartt Chicago

Carhartt Chicago

Carhartt Chicago

Let the rejoicing begin! Carhartt fall styles are here. (take a peek for yourself) I went to the Carhartt store in downtown Chicago and came away with a bag full of goodies. There are some really great new plaids, pant fits, and warm jackets. Stay tuned in the next few weeks as I highlight some of my favorite fall items.