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How do you like them apples?

“On October 3rd, he asked me what day it was”

How is it October, and I haven’t picked out my costume? Then again, what about this year or the last few years has gone the way it is supposed to? 

I really wanted to have a #basicwitch aesthetic this year. Sounds great but fall leaf art and making my own fall scented candles don’t really seem enough to distract me from life.

The weather needs to gets a little colder. I’m ready to wear a comfy flannel or over-sized cardigans, uggs, and black leggings. The amount of sweaters I have in my closest makes me wish I lived somewhere where the weather changed. Is fall weather real, or did hallmark movies make it up like they did small towns with charm? I want to experience the “Han Solo” season. If you aren’t a Star Wars fan, he is famous for wearing boots, a vest, and a white blouse throughout the films. Of course, the joke is that many girls are spotted wearing this same outfit during the autumn months!!

The #basicwitch aesthetic is soo much more than just a comfortable style. Its loving pumpkin spice lattes, Ugg boots, Disney, and old-school Taylor Swift with a passion. It’s Rosé All Day and knowing on Wednesdays, we wear pink. If I were ten years older, it would also be essential to have a “live, laugh, love” sign in my living room. I honestly cannot wait to be a 30-year-old middle-class suburban mom who thinks she’s the cool mom and watches hallmark and lifetime movies.

While I wait for the eternal summer to end, I’ll keep reminding myself of the smells of fall. Aromas of autumn make me happier. Crisp apples, pumpkins, the world smells earthier. It’s nostalgic. One thing I’ll be missing this year and every year since I moved miles away from my mom, I can’t have her make me any hot apple cider. So she sent me her recipe, and yes, I am sharing it with you.

I couldn’t decide whether or not to make spiced apple cider yet, so I mulled it over. Sorry I have no intention to apple-ogize for the pun.

Here’s the recipe for I’m one bad apple cider 


  • 5 LBS Apples, Sliced (10 apples. I use 5 gala and 5 honey crisp)
  • 1 tbsp Allspice
  • 1 tbsp Nutmeg
  • ⅓ Cup Brown Sugar
  • ⅓ Cup Real Maple Syrup
  • 3 Cinnamon Sticks
  • 1 Orange, Sliced
  • Enough Water to cover


  1. Put everything into a crockpot for 4 – 6 hours on high or 8 – 12 on low
  2. Remove cinnamon sticks and orange slices
  3. Mash with a potato masher
  4. Cook for 1 more hour
  5. Strain through strainer or cheesecloth
  6. Serve hot or cold (by adding ice)

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