3 classic books to read this fall

This time of year is perfect for a lot of things. Fueling your pumpkin obsession by buying all 36 pumpkin flavored foods at Trader Joe’s and posting 5,000 pumpkin photos on Instagram. Having no shame in immediately throwing on sweatpants and slippers as soon as you open up your front door. Not shaving your legs and guzzling multiple lattes […]

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fall garden

Los Angeles may not bring autumnal weather (it has been noticeably cooler the past two days), but don’t doubt that I’ll bring the season to my life any way I can. A 600 square foot apartment doesn’t leave much room for fall decor, so instead I like to spruce up our outdoor area (which in fact isn’t our outdoor area […]

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oh, autumn : bucket list

Try as I might, I can’t contain my excitement for autumn and the subsequent holiday season. Everything about this time of year just makes me so giddy inside. I will continue to mourn LA’s lack of fall weather and foliage (though I am feeling a “chill” in the air), but that will not stop me […]

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october

As much as I love the summer, the heat wave this year was brutal. Fall couldn’t come soon enough, and though it hasn’t been consistent (the sun came guns blazing Halloween day), I think cooler temperatures have generally come to stay. As with every season, I’ve tried to relish it as much as I can. A […]

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autumn in LA

Well, autumn is here (that’s what my calendar says anyway). I’m still holding out for those cooler temps and colored leaves, but gosh darn it if I won’t celebrate like we actually have seasons in Los Angeles. I love the summertime but am always ready for a change of season when fall creeps around – […]

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the apple orchard

Last year the only thing I wanted to do all autumn was go apple picking. Unfortunately, we missed the season, so nothing was getting in my way this year. While in Portland for our anniversary, we took a drive along the Columbia River, stopped at Multnomah Falls, and continued out to the Fruit Loop in […]

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happy halloween!

The month of October has been all too good this year. I so enjoyed my photo a day challenge and loved that I took the time to capture and treasure the small, magical moments this month creates. From our beautiful trip up to the Pacific Northwest, to the much needed family time back in Texas, […]

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fall baking

I have been spending more time in the kitchen as of late and am loving it. Fall is the perfect excuse to spend mixing and pouring and baking and smelling the wonderful aromas coming out of the oven. And now that the weather is starting to cool off, I’m happy to have my oven turned […]

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autumn

Last night I had to drive a teenager to hockey practice for one of my nanny jobs. To escape the freezing ice box, and at his insistence, I opted to sit just out front. I sat on a rock to read, and as the light began to change and the temperatures cooled, I suddenly had […]

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october

“I’m so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers.” – L.M. Montgomery, Anne of Green Gables I just finished the second book in the Anne of Green Gables series, Anne of Avonlea, and am forever inspired by Anne’s (and the author’s) view of looking at the world. If you haven’t checked out […]

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