It’s no secret that I live for this time of year. What with the succession of holidays, and the shorter days, it gives you every excuse to celebrate and really appreciate the little things in life. Everything nice and slow. I like to take this time of year to step back, practice living intentionally, and notice my surroundings – because before we know it, the time will have passed. I’m finally getting around to baking different apple treats because we really came home with so many from Portland. I used to bake all the time, so I’m grateful to get back to this long lost love of mine.