hello november.


hello november.

hello first cold nights of the year.

hello bonfires and boots and snuggly sweaters.

hello decorating the house for fall.

hello fuzzy blankets and steamy mugs of coffee and hot cocoa.

hello holiday crafting.

hello fall recipes.

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seriously, ya’ll. i have never been so excited for the fall/winter/holiday season as i am this year. i can’t wait to break out the rest of my fall decorations and start making holiday goodies. i’m so ready to start bundling up in all my cute new fall/winter clothes (i went on a serious spree, for real) and see my breath when i walk outside. and from a girl who loves summer as much as i do, that’s saying something. this year has really knocked us for a real loop, so it’s going to be great to just slow down and enjoy the holidays with our friends and family. we certainly have SO MUCH to be thankful for this year and i plan to enjoy each and every tiny little moment.



happy halloween // fall fun

happy halloween, y’all.

i can’t believe it’s the end of october already. this year has really flown by.

the past few years we’ve been so shuffled around that the holidays more or less just happen – we’ve enjoyed them, of course, but it’s been hard to start traditions when things are always changing.

this halloween marks the first holiday of a holiday season spent back in this house, the one that feels so much like our home. i can’t wait for the holidays this year. i can’t wait to start a few traditions that we’ll carry on for years to come.

so tonight, i’ll light my carved pumpkins and enjoy my coffee while i hand out candy to sweet little kids in adorable costumes. and tomorrow, i’ll kick off november and the holiday season – full of family and friends and crafty things. i just can’t wait!

question wednesday: changing seasons

i’m still struggling with this awful bug i picked up over the weekend. twenty four hour bugs seem to be getting stronger. so here i’ve been, laying in bed all day. no big deal, except for the fact i can actually think of ten thousand other things i need to be doing. like paying attention to this sweet little blog. and laundry, there’s always laundry.

today, i’m taking part in the question wednesday blog hop over at nikki’s mane blog. this weeks questions are based on the theme ‘changing seasons’ and you can read my answers below.

1. What is your favorite season? What colors, scents, tastes, sounds do you associate with it?

i love fall. there’s something about the feel of warm summer days and cool nights that sends me down memory lane everytime. plus, fall means it’s time to break out the boots again!

2. What are your favorite and least favorite parts of each season?

spring: i have a love/hate relationship with the smell of fresh cut grass – i love it but my sinuses hate it.

summer: i love swimsuits and sunshine and the yummy smell of tanning lotion. i’m not crazy about bugs, but who is?

fall: i love when the weather starts to cool off at night and the breezes set in but unfortunately here in alabama fall doesn’t last long enough.

winter: i love the holidays – decorating, buying gifts, spending extra time with family – but i hate the bitter cold. my definition of bitter cold is anything under 60 degrees 🙂

3. Do you have any seasonal disorders (SAD, allergies, the fall dread of school starting up or celebration of same…)?


also, i always get a little bluesy in the colder weather, advanced cabin fever maybe?

4. How do you change your beauty routine as the seasons change? Do you use different products, or just different colors? (Or less makeup during one season, or more during another?)

i’m pretty lax about skin and hair care as it is, but usually in the summer i tone it down even further to just mascara. i also try and lay off the straightener and let my hair go curly more often.

5. Share your favorite winter or summer recipe! A salad, a sandwich, a dessert, a drink…anything.

mm. i love a good bowl of chili in the winter. and for summer, banana pudding. my recipe is undergoing renovation right now because of casey’s recent diabetes crisis but i’m fully confident i can make it taste just as yummy sans sugar.

thanks for reading! shoot on over to nikki’s blog and link up your own answers!