Fall is absolutely my favorite season. Even though the weather hasn’t exactly cooperated this year (we’ve averaged highs in the 80s way more often than the 60s) it’s still cooled off enough to make outdoor adventures enjoyable rather than miserable. Which brings me to the first thing I’m loving right now:1. Family OutingsTessa was just … More I’m Loving…Fall Edition
One of my favorite things about my capsule wardrobe is the number of outfits I can create with just a few pieces. I thought I’d show you some examples using a “mini capsule,” three tops, three bottoms, and two completers (along with shoes and accessories). This was a fun challenge for me, and I ended … More Capsule Wardrobe: Part 3 – Mix and match outfits
Charlotte is at that age (four and a half) where she is really starting to understand seasons and months of the year. She’s very excited about fall and watching the leaves change, although she is also struggling with the end of summer (she had a twenty-minute meltdown when I told her I’d packed away her … More Kid Lit: Fall Picture books and board books
As I said in part one of my capsule wardrobe post, I made my first capsule for winter 2016 using the clothes I already had in my closet. I didn’t love everything in it, but it was good practice and helped me realize how few clothing pieces I really needed to feel like I had … More Capsule Wardrobe: Part 2 – My Fall 2016 Wardrobe
I don’t know about you, but my taste in music tends to change a bit along with the transition to a new season. Winter needs a background of pretty, classical music and slow, contemplative songs to set the mood for curling up with a book under a blanket. Spring sends me searching for cheerful tunes … More Fall Playlist: Music to set the mood for all your favorite autumn activities
It’s no secret that the best way to cultivate joy is to think about the simple gifts that make our lives happy. Once a month I’m going to take a few minutes to think about the things I’m loving, write them down, and share them with you. I’d love for you to do the same! … More I’m Loving…September 2016 Edition
I’m so ready for fall. Crisp, cold, cozy sweater, boot wearing fall. Unfortunately, around here at least, the weather refuses to cooperate. The extended forecast continues to tease, promising lower temps, but so far we are still averaging in the high eighties. My long-sleeve tops hang in my closet unworn, and I’ve yet to even … More Mama Musings: How do I stay present and joyful when I am longing for change?
As soon as the calendar turns over to September I get a hankering for all things pumpkin, flannel, and plaid. My fall wardrobe is hanging in my closet, begging to be worn, but with temperatures mostly in the high eighties during the day I’ve had to content myself with dressing my house for fall instead. … More Farmhouse Fresh Fall Decor
Don’t you just love Anne Shirley? One of my fictional heroes, for sure.So although the calendar says fall, here at least it seems like autumn has just barely begun to tip-toe in. Days are getting shorter to be sure, and evenings now bring a bit of chill, but otherwise our mild summer has flowed into … More Fall Decorating – "I’m so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers."
October is my favorite month of the year, and this one has been particularly spectacular. Every few years the elements come together in a magical mixture that brings out the most breathtaking fall foliage, and this has been one such year. Usually I act like a little kid at Christmas, exclaiming over every blazing tree … More Mommy lesson #52: Sometimes getting sick makes you feel better