5 Ways to Spice Up Your Life & Home
Fall is here! You walk into the grocery store to see pumpkins, root vegetables and you smell cinnamon.
The very essence of fall is in full swing. And with that brings a new sizzle and spice to life.
How can we capture that essence in our lives and homes? How can we spice things up this season?
I have been reflecting on this question and how I work with my clients. Here are five ways you can bring more spice and sizzle!
1. Get Rooted!
Fall is all about root vegetables. It’s time to enjoy meals with roasted vegetables. Squash, pumpkin, zucchini, butternut squash…the list goes on.
Dig out those favorite family recipes and start creating that kitchen sizzle. If you’ve never played with root vegetables, it’s time to experiment. Play with new recipes. Build new family creations and experiences.
Make it fun. Add your own unique twist to recipes by adding your favorite species. Play with cinnamon, cardamon, nutmeg and clove.
Your house will smell amazing. And you will create beautiful new memories with loved ones.
If you find a recipe you love, I would love to hear from you. Please comment below.
2. Embrace Cozy
Instead of resisting the colder weather, embrace the cozy. This is the season to pull out your throw blankets and sweaters.
Find the softest and most inviting spaces to relax. Create a cuddle oasis in your home.
Couches don’t create the most communal spaces. Consider creating a cuddle puddle in your living room. Pull small mattresses, blankets, and pillows together to create an oasis for snuggles.
Create a place to read, share stories and be in a circle.
3. Create Family Fall Rituals
Find your favorite books and put them out in the living room. Create a family reading night. At the end of each night build in time to share stories. Time to connect.
Pull out your favorite family movies. Put popcorn in the microwave. Create a movie oasis. Pick a night during the week to watch movies, laugh, jump and share together.
Have a board game night. Invite friends over. Have snacks. You can even have a theme for your game night to make it extra fun. Encourage friends to bring new board games.
Begin creating cozy family rituals that allow you to connect indoors.
4. Sizzlin’ Smells
Try making your own tea with cinnamon sticks and fresh ginger. It’s great for your immune system and health going into flu season. And your entire house will smell amazing!
It will sizzle up your space before guests come over. And everyone will want to try your tea.
All it takes is a large pot of water, 3-5 cinnamon sticks, and 2-5 tablespoons of fresh peeled and cut ginger. Bring it to a boil for 5-10 minutes. Simmer for 2-5 hours.
It tastes amazing. And it will bring your home extra sizzle, spice and smell!
Give it a try. Let me know how it goes. Comment below.
5. Unplug, Unwind & Go Within
Be intentional with your family. Set time in the evening to turn off the Wifi. Detach from all devices. And be present.
This is a wonderful time of year to reflect on what you are grateful for. To start setting goals for the next year. To go within. To reflect on what you want to let go of and transform. To identify what is and isn’t working in our lives.
And it’s a great time of the year to journal. Write down what’s coming up. What you want. What you are willing to release.
And share with loved ones. Create a safe and vulnerable space of love to share. This will bring you and your family closer. It allows us to know each other. To be present and intentional.
Let me know how this goes with your family. Comment below.
Whatever you do, I hope you take time to reflect on how you can spice up your life and space this fall. Get creative. Have fun!
And build memories with your loved ones.
I Want to Hear From You:
Which of the 5 strategies above did you try? How was it helpful?
Do you have other rituals, recipes or strategies that you tried that we didn’t cover?
Comment below. I would love to hear from you.