Why does fall make me want to make tea, bundle up in a sweatshirt and Uggs, and…craft? (I’m not sure that’s even an actual verb) I’m even more confused when I think about the fact that I live in San Diego, the land of limited seasons. Not that I’m complaining, but we don’t usually see our fair share of changing leaves. Of course, I have a 20 minute presentation tomorrow that I need to finish my PowerPoint for, but all I can think about is carving pumpkins, making wreaths, and glue…crazy amounts of glue. Because this is our second year off campus and we live in a neighborhood where trick-or-treaters are bountiful, I’m all about “keeping up with the Johnson’s” when it comes to holiday decorations. However, the fact that I’m not actually bringing in any money of my own right now creates a problem. Apparently, these things cost money? Luckily, there are plenty of helpful (depending on your interpretation of the word) websites with tons of do-it-yourself projects for those of us on a budget. My favorites so far are carving elegant pumpkins – I need to find these green ones with orange on the inside, decorating with fall leaves (see above for how disappointed I am about this one), and making luminaries out of dried gourds – I just like the title of this one, haven’t heard ‘luminaries’ in a while. But none of these really compared when I found out I could make my own clock. I don’t know why, but I really like clocks (my roommates thank me everyday for the Campbell’s Soup clock prominently displayed in our kitchen. Don’t worry, I took out the battery that enables it to play a song every hour). If I could have one in every room, I would and probably will at some point. But that’s beside the point. Being an intern in a creative environment (especially one that goes all out for Halloween) gets me really excited about things like this. I see things all day long that inspire me and I’m excited for this fall “season” so that I can put all of this inspiration to work through projects and crafts. Bring on the scissors and glue.