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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my fall manifesto : progress (in photos)

I will have a game night. √ We hosted a wine and cheese/game night last month, and we had a great time. I will carve a pumpkin. √ I got into the Halloween spirit by carving a Cheshire Cat pumpkin. I will learn some basic sewing skills. √ I took a free Sewing 101 class […]

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fall baking : salted caramel blondies

Fall is for baking. So last Friday, without any special occasion, I decided to bake a batch of these pumpkin salted caramel blondies, and the sea salt really gives it that something extra. I should haveΒ let the first half bake longer to solidify and heated up the caramel first to liquify before layering. If you […]

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things that make me happy

Here are some things that have been making me happy lately. πŸ™‚ This little reminder strung up above our bedroom window. I finally got around to hanging it (all by myself!). You may remember this chalkboard garland from our wedding. I decided to keep/rewrite the same words : “all you need is love”. Necessary fall […]

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the great pumpkin

One of the best (and maybe sometimes the worst) part about the holidays is all of the food. Good for our spirits…bad for our waistline. As I may have mentioned before I baked some pumpkin bread for my husband’s graduate student potluck dinner and to bring home for my in-laws. I baked some around Halloween […]

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things that make me happy

If gathering with friends and family and filling your stomach until it’s about to bust doesn’t make you happy, I don’t know what will! So besides Thanksgiving (which I’ll talk about later), here are some things that have made me happy this past week. Using our crock pot for the first time to make this […]

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Fall-la-la-la-la

One of my resolutions (these can come at any time, right?) is to take more photos of the “little things”. So often we go through life not noticing or appreciating the details that make life worth living (sorry for the cheesiness). But it’s true. The thing I love most about blogging is that it pushes […]

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