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14 Things to Do When It's Chilly

14 Things to Do When It's Chilly

When other people are wishing it were still Summer, I'm savoring the Fall air. But even though I love Fall, I admit that this in-between season can be difficult for planning ahead since there's always a possibility of rain, wind, or chills. Fortunately, I've got a list of things to do if you wake up to a gray morning when you expect sun.

  1. Stay in bed!
  2. Rent a few movies or download a season of a TV show you've been meaning to watch.
  3. Clean out your closet.
  4. Invite your friends over to play a board game and drink hot buttered rums.
  5. Make a casserole, a roast, or one of your other favorite comfort foods.
  6. Reread your favorite young adult book.
  7. Do a yoga video in your living room.

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  1. Bundle up and head out for a walk.
  2. Go to a bookstore and spend as long as you want reading the back covers.
  3. Start a craft project that you can work on through the Winter.
  4. Light some candles and make yourself a real cup of hot chocolate.
  5. Try your hand at pumpkin carving. And bake the seeds for a treat!
  6. Give yourself an at-home spa day. (Let your significant other sub in as professional masseuse.)
  7. Get your significant other, pet, or closest friend and snuggle up under a blanket.

What's your favorite way to enjoy a cold Fall day?


bibliophile bibliophile 8 years
It's way too hot in Los Angeles at the moment. 80+ degrees is NOT what I call delicious autumn weather. Big sigh.
verily verily 9 years
I loooove taking walks when the weather gets brisk. Now if only the weather would start dipping...
ohkate ohkate 9 years
I love 11 and 12. how sad is it that I carved my very first pumpkin EVER last halloween. my (now) husband was extremely surprised and a little sad (for me).
0037sammie 0037sammie 9 years
Going for a brisk walk in the crunchy Autumn leaves... =D
runningesq runningesq 9 years
I feel all cozy just reading these ;)
melizzle melizzle 9 years
Knitting! My favorite fall activity. I love autumn in upstate NY. :)
CreateMagic CreateMagic 9 years
I will trade with any of you that still have 80+ heat! I hate being cold, there is nothing worse. I'm happiest in the middle of summer. But, since I live in New England, I try to make the best of it... when it gets chilly, I love a long bubble bath, or a cup of tea and a good book in bed :)
bengalspice bengalspice 9 years
Learn to knit!
Lovely_1 Lovely_1 9 years
Fall started here alright. Actally, I think it might be called winter! My car had frost all over it this morning :( Thank god for automatic start!
pink-elephant pink-elephant 9 years
I always loved snuggling up with my bf together in his coat while it was cold outside-warm and cozy!!
fancifulfabi fancifulfabi 9 years
I'm with you californiagirlx7, I'm from San Diego and right now it's ridiculously hot for this time of year (global warming much?) I absolutely YEARN to be able to layer again and throw on my cozy coats :(
californiagirlx7 californiagirlx7 9 years
I wish it would feel like fall in the Bay Area! I can't wait for it to be cold. I love all of your ideas, Dear.
jgulli3 jgulli3 9 years
Cute ideas! :-)
havok636 havok636 9 years
i live in austin, tx. ITS STILL 90 DEGREES OUTSIDE!!!!! :'(
MeggyPoodles MeggyPoodles 9 years
Those things are so fun! I'm just now starting to realize how much I loooooove fall :)
SusanTeufel SusanTeufel 9 years
I always make a big pot of soup or chicken and dumplings and cuddle up with my husband under the covers and snuggle :3
Mesayme Mesayme 9 years
Hot cocoa and s'mores and scrabble!!
cmd0610 cmd0610 9 years
If only Fall would start here in Houston haha- although it has been a lovely high of 84F the past few days, honestly on a chilly Houston-style Fall day I like to go for a long run bc it's probably only ~70F and that makes for a nice run after 5 months of >95+F running!
bchicgrl bchicgrl 9 years
I like all of the above, now if only Fall would actually start here in Cali it would be good.
sonya-ina sonya-ina 9 years
Take a hot bubble bath!
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