Hi Everyone! I’m Kristin, from Vignettes: a blog about life, love, food, home, and living intentionally. I live in the beautiful Shenandoah Valley of Virginia with my husband, two Bichon Frise rescue puppies, and our calico cat named Autumn who rules the house.

One very important fact to know about me? I LOVE FALL! There’s just something about the clear air, the deep blue sky, and the delightfully chilly mornings that beg for a fuzzy robe, slippers, and hot tea. *sigh* Love ’em.

Opportunities for seasonal fun abound this time of year, and I thought I’d share some of our favorite fall-ish date ideas with you today!

*Apple Picking: beautiful orchards pepper the Virginia countryside and are laden with bright juicy fruit just ripe for the picking! Many orchards have a nice picnicking area too, so plan to make a day of it! Bonus points for baking a fresh apple pie together when you return home :-).

*Day Tripping: Did you know there are 8 covered bridges in Virginia? Wonderfully romantic, historic sites – most offer a beautiful backdrop for an afternoon full of lounging about and enjoying each others company. Bring a blanket, some pillows, a book, a Frisbee, and some yummy snacks for munching!

*Scenic Driving: My husband and I love to just get in the car and go! Skyline Drive and the Blue Ridge Parkway both offer amazing vistas of the colorful quilt Mother Nature has thrown over the mountains this time of year. You could create a special car trip playlist or bring a book on tape to listen to, along with, of course, a travel mug full of hot apple cider. Make sure you have your camera with you – you’ll want to capture the majesty of the Blue Ridge at each and every overlook!

*Fall Festivals: Overflowing with delicious festival food, live music, artisans, wine, competitions, crafts, antique cars, and more – almost every town in the Old Dominion will be celebrating the season in its own special way. Grab the one you love and enjoy an day full of making fun small town memories!

As you can see, we really enjoy getting out and enjoying all that fall in Virginia offers! If you’d like to read more dating ideas, yummy fall recipes, fashion posts, seasonal home decor, inspiring quotes, daily musings, and follow along on my quest to live a life of intentionality, come visit me at my blog: Vignettes!

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So nice to “meet” you today!

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