Guest Blogger - April Clark, Fashion Aficionado, Beauty, Lifestyle Blogger 

At the first signs of brisk air and the smell of warm apple cider, we get excited by gifts the change of season brings. Whether you're a football fanatic or a pumpkin lover, this is the time to celebrate all things fall.

Decorate the house.

Bring the outdoors inside by decorating your house with vibrant fall wreaths, pine cones, and seasonal colors. If you can’t beat cooler weather, you might as well join in! Shop POTTERY BARN to update your pillows and décor for fall.

Go apple picking.

Apple season continues now through October. While we don't have apple trees here at Crabtree we have BATH AND BODY WORKS filled with amazing apple scented candles to make your home smell like fall! Try a few apple scented lotions and bath products to put you in the mood of apple pies, cakes, and tarts!

Plan to celebrate Oktoberfest.

Grab a group of friends and head over to the CRABTREE BEER GARDEN beer and pretzels are pretty much guaranteed. Enjoy over forty beers on tap and a bottle shop selling over 300 beers from around the world.

Dig out the sweaters.

Put away all that breezy summer clothing, and break out the knits! Air out or clean your cozy sweaters in preparation for sweater season. Shop for sweater for the whole family at MACYS!

Indulge yourself.

Bikini season is over, so don’t feel too guilty about that pumpkin spice latte from STARBUCKS or that caramel pecan turtle cheesecake from THE CHEESECAKE FACTORY.

Throw an alternative to a tailgate party.

Going to a local football game? Stop by Crabtree for a warm and cozy tailgate before the game.  Enjoy hamburgers and more at HIGHWAY 55 BURGERS SHAKES & FRIES.

Go camping.

It’s your last chance to take the tent out before it gets too cold to camp comfortably! Stop by NORTH FACE to get the best gear for your outdoor excursion!

Visit a wine store.

Now is a great time to visit wine stores and update your wine library, as this month is the season for harvesting the ripe grapes. Go for an inexpensive tasting at VINO AMOARI WINE STORE they serve appetizers to pair with their wine list from around the globe.

Have a game night.

Make a big pot of chili and invite some friends over for board games at your house, a great activity as the nights fall earlier.  THE DISNEY STORE has Disney Theme Park Edition III Monopoly® Game!

Make a pie.

Get a head start on fall cooking by making the first apple and pumpkin pies of the season.  WILLIAMS-SONOMA has premium products to help you in the kitchen not to mention, complimentary cooking classes that highlight seasonal menus and help you master new kitchen techniques.

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