This is some super cute hot cocoa I bought for the kids. It is Swiss Miss Marshmallow Madness

This morning I have been mulling over all of the delicious and beautiful things about fall.  There are the obvious things like the newly colored leaves on the trees, the excitement of Halloween, and the yumminess of Thanksgiving.  Then there are the things that we love but don’t think so much about.  Look below for a list of a few of my favorite things falling into that category.  I would love to hear from you about some of your favorite things in that category too.  Please and Thank you!  I have specifically been thinking about hot cocoa/chocolate this morning.  I think I am going to do a  preference poll on hot cocoa versus hot chocolate.  I understand after a little research that there really is a difference between them.  The end result of all of these thoughts has been my finding some great sites with fun things to do, eat, and drink for fall.  I will post links below.  I hope that you find something here that will add some happiness and beauty to your life.

Some of my favorite and less obvious things about fall:

Snuggling under the covers with my preciously wonderful husband because it is cold outside of the covers.

The tingle and pinkness you get on your cheeks when the crisp cold air blows across them.  Especially on little people.

The crunchy sound you hear when you walk across leaves on the ground.

The warmth of the heated seat in my SUV while I’m driving home from work.

Soup.  I love soup and feel that the cooler months of fall and winter are the perfect time for some soup.

*FYI: I often refer to children as little people.

Links to great sites with fun and yummy things:

Fun Activities for Fall

Hot Cocoa Recipe

Fun Hot Cocoa Recipe

Creamy Hot Chocolate

Minty Hot Chocolate

50 Soup Recipes

The recipes are from Taste of Home and Food Network if anyone is curious.  I would love to get comments with links to any fall fun and deliciousness that you have found.  The tree tops art is from