I’ve been so wrapped up in the beginning of the school year that I had blinders on to everything else around me. Yesterday I was trying to catch up on my grocery shopping and I looked around at everything with fresh eyes. It was then I realized…The Pumpkining is upon us.

The pumpkining is upon us

Americans. Love. Pumpkins. It’s a good thing, too, because they are everywhere.

The pumpkining is upon us
In case you’ve ever wanted to buy a pre-baked pumpkin, these orange beauties have been baking outside for the last five days in 100°+ weather.

Do you like food? Oh good, here are 187 different  pumpkin-flavored items! There’s pumpkin butter, pumpkin pancakes, pumpkin oatmeal, and of course, regular pumpkin. You can drink it in a Pumpkin Spiced Latte or Pumpkin Chai Tea or you can make a pumpkin milk shake! And don’t forget to grab a stick of pumpkin lip gloss and pumpkin lotion, which you can use after you soak in your pumpkin bubble bath!

You know, I don’t want to brag or anything, but I’ve loved pumpkins since before pumpkins were cool. Back when the only flavor of pumpkin you could buy was “puree” and you used it to make pie. I was old-school. Then The Pumpkining began. When the trend first started I was like, “Pumpkin butter? That sounds disgusting.” But there was a free sample and the next thing I knew, I was buying ten jars to store in my cupboard. I was terrified I’d crave pumpkin during the dark months, aka the two months of the year that don’t sell pumpkin products (how are we expected to live?).

The pumpkining is upon us

Some people are annoyed by The Pumpkining, but not me. In fact, I wish there were MORE pumpkin-flavored things in my life! How about pumpkin flavored milk? Yup! I’d try that. Pumpkin flavored salt? Check. Pumpkin flavored meat, chips, and cheese? Check, check, check! Bring. It. On. I am this close to rubbing pumpkin puree on my skin and telling everyone it’s an organic way to moisturize. If you pin it, it’s true.

Happy Pumpkining, everyone! Now if you’ll excuse me, I have to put a pumpkin mask on my hair.