Thanksgiving is the time for giving thanks (duh) and here at Muddy Mary we have a butt ton to be thankful for. What started out as an idea has slowly but surely come to life with the help of our friends, family and community who supported us at our first-ever fundraising event AND through our Indigogo campaign. This is by far one of my most favourite times of the year. Another holiday is on the horizon and so to keep with tradition I have made a short list of all the things I love about this time of year.
PUMPKIN EVERYTHING—Pumpkin stuff is best when it’s homemade (OBVIOUSLY). Pumpkin seeds! Pumpkin muffins! Pumpkin bread! Pumpkin scones! Pumpkin Cheesecake! And MOST importantly Pumpkin pie! Note: Starbucks pumpkin spice lattes NOW have REAL pumpkin in them. LONG LIVE THE GREAT PUMPKIN!
Sweaters—don’t get me wrong, summer is in my top 4 favourite seasons list but that being said autumn is my JAM. Goodbye perpetual perspiration and HELLO SNUGGLY SWEATERS.
Premiere Season—Why hello ALL OF MY FAVOURITE TV SHOWS. Did you have a good summer vacation? I DON’T CARE JUST TELL ME HOW TO GET AWAY WITH MURDER ALREADY.
Colourful leaves, green grass, blue skies is there any other season that looks this good?
Hot drinks—MULLED WINE, hot apple cider, hot coco, festive teas etc…And who could forget coffee. Coffee is perfect during any season but no one judges your 10th coffee of the day when it’s chilly outside.
Let’s not forget that eggnog also becomes available for mass consumption during this glorious season.
Ponchos—the blanket that’s socially acceptable to wear outside and it is HOT this season.
NOTE: This is not the kind of poncho I was referring to but it IS a gif from the best show ever “Parks and Recreation” so get over it
Candles—go ahead and light a candle to enjoy during your How To Get Away With Murder Netflix binge while eating an entire pumpkin pie in your most favourite snuggly sweater like the badass you are.
Thanksgiving Food—the BEST part of any holiday is clearly the food. Mashed potatoes, stuffing, cranberry sauce, GRANDMA’S BROCCOLI CASSEROLE, ham and of course the show stopper of thanksgiving TURKEY. Get your buffet pants ready and dig in.
Halloween—Halloween is the best for so many reasons. CANDY, COSTUMES, JACK O’LANTERNS, SCARY MOVIES! And other things like such as.
OPIA—what would a weekly blog post be without a mention of Muddy Mary’s debut festival OPIA!!! We’re wicked jazzed about bringing some great theatre to Toronto over Halloween weekend! Get your tickets by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org