Sunday, October 7, 2012

I Love Pumpkins

Pumpkins are one of my favorite things about Autumn and really like the different varieties beyond the typical orange jack o' lantern.  So, yesterday I did my annual pumpkin shopping  ...

Monday, October 1, 2012

Favorite Find

I must give full credit to my Mom for this particular Favorite Find, a beautiful Pendleton Wool Shawl.  I have wanted one of these blankets for my very own for quite some time and she snatched this up at the local Goodwill just for me ... she is pretty awesome!

Fall List

Inspired by a dear friend, I have created a list of things to do during my favorite season ....

drink a pumpkin chai latte
carve a pumpkin
go on a hike
take a trip to the mountains
buy fresh apples, eat an apple a day for a week
create a Halloween card for a certain special friend
mail a care package
do a fall craft
burn a fall scented candle
take autumn photos
purchase new music ... my soundtrack for the season
make kettle corn
create a seasonal inspiration board
collect/press autumn leaves
splurge on an autumn accessory (flannel shirt, cozy sweater, scarf etc.) wear it often
enjoy the crisp air on my commute, roll all the windows down and turn the music up
watch Sweet November
do some autumn baking
watch a sunset and a sunrise
sleep outdoors
have a "bonfire" and s'mores
spend a day doing little things for others - hold a door, make eye contact and smile etc.
do some reading outdoors

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Autumn Excitement

I absolutely love Panera and was thrilled to learn they have a new offering for customers this fall.  I am excited to introduce the Pumpkin Pie Bagel ... cannot wait to give one a taste.

Simple & Healthy

My life has been full of changes  these past few months, including lifestyle changes ... towards happy and healthy living.  I have been really making an effort to improve my health and physical fitness; this includes eating more foods that are non-processed and full of natural goodness.  Honestly, you really do feel a lot better in all categories of life when you spend the time to take care of yourself.  So, my lunches (like the one above) are not only good for the body but good for my soul these days too.

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Currently Reading

I am really enjoying this book, so much that often it feels as though I'm right there on the PCT with her.

Saturday, July 7, 2012


they are coming and soon, very soon.  I have been absent from this blog for many months and so much has occurred in my life since then.  The goal is to gradually return to blogging with a few alterations ... like make things a little more personal and a bit more me.