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Love, Haley: the start of the best season

Haley Ward
In this weekly blog, senior Haley Ward shares a little bit of everything: deep dives on her favorite topics, her fashion favorites, and how to make the most out of your high school years.

I’ve been acting like it’s fall since the first day of school, but this past Saturday marked the official first day of fall, and I could not be more excited! Fall has been my favorite season since the day I can remember. Being born in October definitely played a part in it. When I was younger, every year my birthday party was Halloween themed, and so many memories from my childhood include watching Halloween movies and carving pumpkins. I always feel like fall brings out everyone’s best version of themselves, and it definitely does for me! Here’s my list of 10 things to do to get into the fall spirit, or just things to add to your bucket list this fall!

Burn a pumpkin candle

Fun fact about me: I burn pumpkin candles all year round! Something about the smell of pumpkins just really gets me into the fall spirit. If pumpkin is not your thing, there are plenty of other fall scents that will do the job!

Watch a Halloween movie

Some may say it’s taboo to watch a Halloween movie before October starts, but I think it’s the perfect timing. Whether you are a spooky movie person or a scary movie person, movies might be one of the best ways to get into a fall mood.

Go to a football game

Nothing screams fall like high school football. Football games are probably my favorite part about high school and fall would just not be the same without them. The weather is finally cooling down during this time of year and it’s the perfect time to enjoy some football. If you’re feeling like staying in, grab a blanket and watch one from your couch.

Visit a pumpkin patch  

There are so many pumpkin patches in Frisco and around the area, and I love visiting them to see all of the pumpkins. You can take some home to carve or just use as decoration, but either way, the experience is so worth it.

Trader Joe’s fall foods

Trader Joe’s has the best selection of fall foods. From pumpkin to apple, they have all kinds of treats. Their fall foods are already out, and I am obsessed with so many of them. They also have a ton of pumpkins, along with mini pumpkins, that they sell for a really good price.

Go to a haunted house with a friend

My friend and I have an annual tradition of visiting a haunted house each October. We always go to Dark Hour Haunted House and have the best time! Plus, each year they have a new theme, so you’ll never get bored.

Dress like it’s fall

It’s definitely hard to dress like it is fall when it is still so hot outside, but on a cooler day, I love putting on some leggings, Ugg slippers, and a jacket and pretending like it is cold!

Decorate your room

I’ve had my mini pumpkins and orange lights up in my room since August, and it has just made my room feel so cozy. Target always has the best Halloween and fall sections where you can find so many decorations. 

Find somewhere with colorful trees

One of my favorite things about fall is how the trees change! In Texas, the trees don’t really change until later in the fall, but when they do change, it is so fun to go see them. White Rock Lake has the prettiest trees, and in November, they turn the prettiest orange and red colors.

Bake a fall treat

Recently I have been so into baking pumpkin muffins. There are so many recipes online on how to make so many different treats. They are all pretty simple and fairly fast to make!

As always

Love, Haley

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Haley Ward
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Haley Ward is a senior and in her third year with Wingspan. On campus, she serves as Student Council President, she is on the Varsity cheer team, and she is a member of National Honor Society. She loves spending time with her friends at Younglife, shopping with her mom, and spending time with her family and dog. She aims to be like the journalists from her top movies, How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days and The Devil Wears Prada! Haley is so excited to be one of the Editor-in-Chiefs this year, and she can’t wait for everything her senior year will bring! Contact Haley:

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