Raise your hand if you’re excited it’s fall!

(I know you can’t see me, but I’m basically jumping up and down in my office with both arms up.)

I know there are some of you who are rolling your eyes at me, whining that it gets too cold and you still want to wear your sandals. Get psyched, people! There are plenty of reasons to be excited about the season change. I’ll even try to prove it to you…

1. The Activities

Apple picking, pumpkin picking, hayrides, corn mazes, and the list goes on and on. Take a crisp Saturday and venture out into the country!

2. [The] Oktoberfest

Not much for the great outdoors? Find local Oktoberfest events near you! If anything, this gives you a fantastic excuse to drink great beer and stuff yourself silly with German food.

3. The Flavors

I know I’m not the only one out there who is a sucker for anything apple or pumpkin flavored.

4. The Leaves

Go ahead. Act like a kid again. Get your best fall boots on and crunch away.

5. The Clothes

Can you say layers? It gives you the perfect excuse to go out and buy a slew of clothes to bundle up in. Plus, boots and tights. Enough said.

6. The TV

All of the premieres! Invite those characters back into your life.

7. The Holidays

Both Halloween and Thanksgiving revolve around food. Who could hate that?

8. The “Fall in Love with XOXOAD” Sweepstakes

Did you see that coming? We love all of you SO much that two lucky winners will receive aΒ XOXO prize pack including a cushy pillow, a glam ring, and a bushel of books* to cuddle up with this fall. So tell us, how would you spend the perfect fall day?


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Answer in a comment below by 5PM on October 2nd for your chance to win! Click here for complete contest rules.


*Titles include: How to Entice an Enchantress by Karen Hawkins, Bound by Night by Larissa Ione, Must Love Fangs by Jessica Sims, Heart of Venom by Jennifer Estep, Beautiful Bombshell by Christina Lauren, Unidentified Redhead by Alice Clayton, Wicked as She Wants by Delilah Dawson, Real by Katy Evans, A Terrible Love by Marata Eros, and White Trash Damaged by Teresa Mummert.Β