In a world of chaos and uncertainty, cling to the things that bring you the most comfort. For me it's hot coffee, the changing leaving, and knowing nature is constant.
Fall will never let me down ♥
Happy Wednesday, friends! xx
Hello Everyone! I hope you all had a wonderful FALL weekend! Can you believe this was the last weekend of September?! Seriously, where did it go?? The leaves are changing right in front of our eyes!
Well, keeping on my pace of fall baking, I made a batch of pumpkin chocolate chip blondies today. I had never made them before so I was excited to try something new. Over the past month I have been going down the list of my usual fall baked goods....pumpkin bread ✔, pies ✔, donuts ✔, apple cake ✔... time to shake things up. Well, I was pleasantly surprised by these blondies. I was expecting more of a brownie and what I got was more like cake, which is always OK with me.
I found the recipe through Pinterest on a site called I Heart Naptime. Here is a link to the original recipe (here) if you want to check out the website. Jamielyn Nye has some delicious stuff on there there so I highly recommend you take a peek : )
Here's all you need to whip these together. Last week I remembered to stock up on canned pumpkin, so I had everything I needed on hand.
Happy first day of fall everyone!!!
I'm back on zoom tomorrow so wish me luck : )
Hello Friends! As I type this post it's Sunday morning....my favorite day of the week. I love Sundays because usually it's my day to stay home all day and putter. I do my housework and cooking for the week. I always make a batch of cookies for John and Rob's lunch and a homemade pizza that we snack on all week as well. This morning it was CHILLY. I believe it was in the 40's! Mr. Weatherman says it will warm up a bit this week but I think FALL weather is here to stay. YAY!
Here's a peek at what I've been up to this weekend.
Still decorating and finding spots for little pumpkins here and there. Is it too early to bring out the Halloween decor??
Not for me!
The Great Pumpkin is my favorite! ♥
And with that I'll leave you with this quote I found online yesterday that spoke to my heart.
The sweet simple things in life are the best things ♥
Have a wonderful day friends! I'm off to putter and bake something because I just want to put the oven on to warm the kitchen.
Happy Sunday! xo
I went to bed last night dreaming about gingerbread cake, so naturally I had to make one when I got up this morning. After coffee of course. We slept with the windows open. When I woke up it was a glorious 53 degrees in the bedroom. So cozy under the covers with the fresh air wafting through the house. I had to put on a sweater before making my way to the kitchen where I could smell the coffee because Rob already made it before he left for work. It was early and John was still sleeping. I poured my cup, plugged in my twinkle lights, and lit the candles. It felt like fall. And I loved it. Into the oven went the gingerbread cake and that's how my Saturday began ♥
Last weekend I finally made my way back to Bath & Body Works after a 6 month hiatus (no explanation needed) and treated myself to a few seasonal goodies. The most delicious smelling body lotion *sweet cinnamon pumpkin* that I have been putting on every night before bed. I swear it's also working as aromatherapy to help me sleep : ) and my favorite seasonal hand soap *autumn pumpkin* because I adore how it looks on the counter. Yes I still have the antibacterial stuff that will surly kill an elephant, but because this bottle is so darn cute I had to get it for fall.
I put on a long sleeve shirt today for the first time in months! Ok, it's quarter length but close enough. John and I went out today to run some errands and I was very comfortable. There was a cool breeze and it was actually a bit chilly. Yup....it's fall! I noticed the leaves are starting to change too! They are so pretty and it's only the beginning ♥
School has started and we are desperately trying to get back into a routine (what's that??). We'll get there eventually. My fear is that we'll get used to it and then things will change again. Nothing is constant these days but we are doing our best. I was happy to hear that John had several classes and lunch outside last week. They will continue to do that as long as the weather allows. As for me, I'm still working from home. We have no plans to return in the foreseeable future, which is just fine with me.
It's safer and cozier at home ♥
And that's what September looks like around here. Different but the same ♥
Tomorrow is my favorite day of the week....Sunday! I'm planning a yummy dinner in the crockpot and I may not even get out of my pj's. No doubt we will be finishing off the gingerbread cake too!
Have a lovely day, friends. Stay safe and be well ♥
If you are wondering if he's smiling under that mask, the answer is definitely not. He hasn't been up this early since March!
Sending good thoughts and prayers to all families who are trying to make it work the best way they know how to during this unprecedented time.
Stay safe my friends! Remember to be grateful for the little things 💟