Month: November 2013



(An early morning shot of my hometown through a rainy windshield)

The last couple weeks have flown by so fast I’ve barely had time to fully embrace the season. Between prepping for the holiday, some disappointing news, and adjusting to caring for my new little one (Luna), I’ve had just enough time to get a few hours sleep and eat a quick meal. Luckily, I managed to have time to take a quick day trip up the the mountains this past weekend, and was reminded that sometimes all you need is to slow down and make some good memories . Starting this Thanksgiving, I am dialing down the stress, and enjoying being at home with my family, so that by the time holiday season hits full swing, I’m ready to celebrate.


(Jumping the gun on winter white with some fresh flowers)


(Enjoying decedent salted carmel ice cream, despite frigid mountain temperatures)


(Making a dangerous discovery of these amazing toffee bites)


(Prepping handmade place cards for my annual Thanksgiving setting)



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(Gone Girl + latte + chocolate croissant)

This week felt incredibly so incredibly long and tedious that all of the days started to blur together. Whenever I work straight through a weekend, I always feel so much less accomplished and relaxed. To combat feeling like time was moving backwards, I turned to what I know best: celebrating the season with quiet moments spent alone. Sometimes all I need is a simple morning spent reading, an afternoon catching up on some missed episodes, or soaking up the last bit of autumn scenery to make me feel recharged and ready to embrace the last few weeks of fall before holiday season hits full swing. Here’s a few things that kept me happy this past week.

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(A soul-warming bowl of homemade chili)

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(A perfectly colored and breathtaking fall skyline)

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(An guilt free afternoon spent with my favorite snacks and five hours of my favorite shows)

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(A cat-nap at its very finest)