This fall foliage map will tell you when fall will be in full swing in your area

It's early September which, for me, means it's Halloween. Yep, full-on Halloween month number one has begun! I kid (kinda), but really, now is the time for apple picking, pumpkin patches, costume making, cider drinking, bouquets of freshly sharpened pencils, and above all, enjoying the leaves change color — FALL. Don't know when and where to head to capture the best photo ops for Instagram? This fall foliage map will help.

The Pumpkin Spice Latte is back today: love it or hate it?

In its earliest premiere ever, Starbucks is releasing the 2018 Pumpkin Spice Latte today, August 28, unofficially heralding the coming of fall. As someone who's motto is usually, "let people enjoy things," I don't get mad about it. It's a tasty drink and gets people excited for a popular season. How bad could it be? But you know how it is, especially on the internet…

How to carve an everlasting jack-o-lantern (from a foam pumpkin!)

I've loved holiday-specific crafts my entire life: gingerbread house building, Easter egg dying, and most especially, pumpkin carving. I moved to Louisiana seven years ago. The first few years I was down here I'd carve a real pumpkin, and due to humidity it would be moldy in three days or less no matter what I did to try to preserve it. That's when I discovered foam pumpkin carving!

Pumpkin spice up yo' life with these fall pumpkin recipes

Are you totally over pumpkin recipes yet?! I never tire of a little basic bish pumpkin spice, so I'm showing you three pumpkin-filled monstrosities of yumminess to serve up well into Thanksgiving season. Extend the goodness as long as you like. We've got some pancakes, killer dream bars, and a versatile dip that you can re-purpose in all kinds of ways. Shall we tempt your already-pumpkin spiced taste buds a little more? I say AYE!

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Makeup basics from a makeup artist: 5 ways to prep for fall

Makeup-wise, fall is a time of transition between the easy breezy days of summer and the deeper tones of winter. It is also likely that you'll need to start tweaking your skincare routine a bit. Here are a few things I am loving going into fall…