We made it to Friday, friends! This weekend my husband and I are headed to Massachusetts for another wedding during our wedding marathon month. I’m looking forward to driving up to northern New England during this idyllic pre-fall weather! We’re spending the night there tomorrow and will probably do some cooking (and hopefully baking with something involving pumpkin or apples!) on Sunday. I cannot wait.
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Instead of my Friday Favorites, today I thought I’d share my version of a Currently survey I saw over on Peanut Butter Runner. I thought a survey would be a fun way to share a bit more about me AND to keep things lighthearted and fun right before the weekend. Feel free to play along and answer a few of these in the comments, and have a wonderful weekend!
MAKING: a big deal of out of fall! Autumn is a very close second to summer when it comes to my favorite season, and I’ve been all-consumed lately with fall decorating (see photo above) and fall flavors. I just purchased my first bag of pumpkin spice coffee and to say I’m psyched is an understatement.
COOKING: more and more hearty favorites. I baked healthy chicken enchiladas this week, which was a nice start in getting back into using the oven on a regular basis again (because summer).
DRINKING: just finished a mug of pumpkin spice coffee (found at HomeGoods)!
READING: Before We Were Yours. I checked this book out of my local library under a week ago and am almost finished (just 30 pages to go). It’s a twisted and eye-opening but incredibly beautifully written story. One of the best books I’ve read in a very long time and highly recommend it.
WANTING: to go apple picking! I’ve gone every year since I was young and can’t seem to give it up. There’s just something about a freshly picked bag of apples that marks the start of the season and fall baking for me.
LOOKING: up. There’s been a lot going on lately that could get me down if I let it, but I’m choosing to focus on the positive.
WISHING: there was more time in the day and maybe another day in the weekend. Too many goals and too little time.
ENJOYING: the beautiful sunny and not too humid weather we’ve been having here in southern Connecticut lately. It’s the best!
WAITING: impatiently for a haircut next Friday. I’m in serious need.
LIKING: that I started my yoga practice back up again. I used to religiously attend yoga classes twice per week and then that fell off the bandwagon. I returned last Sunday and it felt so good to let my mind rest and get in a wonderful stretch.
WONDERING: how you guys liked my new series, What I Ate in a Day? (Check it out if you haven’t already!) I shared a full day of eats and drinks earlier this week to provide some healthy meal ideas to you all.
LOVING: fall decorations! Especially my new centerpiece I purchased from Kirkland’s this week. So festive, right? I love it.
HOPING: the hurricane victims will receive the help they need to recover. So devastating, and the level of damages in the Caribbean and in the US is unthinkable.
MARVELING: over this story of a former online “troll” who fessed up and wrote a poignant apology to the blogger. So rare in a world where the anonymous nature of the internet inspires mean comments.
NEEDING: to make an appointment to switch primary care doctors. I’ve been going to the same out-of-state one for the past few years (I grew up in New Jersey!) and it will be so much easier to transfer my care to Connecticut.
SMELLING: a Leaves scented Bath & Body Works wax melt (note: looks like this exact scent is currently sold out online, but check back or check in store). I received a warmer as a gift from my friend Corinne (thanks girl!) and am loving the fact that I don’t have to worry about my kitten jumping into an open flame anymore. Leaves is my absolute favorite seasonal scent – it smells like warm spiced apple cider. Mmm.
WEARING: comfortable black cotton shorts and a tank top – it’s a work from home day, clearly!
NOTICING: that September is a REALLY (really really) popular month for weddings. We have 3 this month and 2 already on the books for next year!
KNOWING: that things will progress with time. The most I can do is give it my all.
THINKING: that I’d love to start some fall baking! Pumpkin, apples, cinnamon, you name it.
FEELING: anxious but excited about all of the wonderful events I have coming up in the next few months! Let’s just say my weekends are booked solid until the end of October, but with a lot of great things and people.
BOOKMARKING: so many things thanks to the Facebook and Instagram save features. I love them!
GIGGLING: over this ridiculous (and weird and entertaining) video of cats going grocery shopping.