i love this wallpaper, don’t you?
feminine and whimsical.
ok not only is it my dream to visit paris, but these people did the incredible by moving there to renovate a 400 year old home!
happy first day of fall!
go get that pumpkin spice latte at starbucks now.
get the fall scented candles out.
go to new york in mmm 17 days?
i made almond butter tonight.
it is very delicious.
and way dang cheaper than the store.
plus you get more for your money.
who doesn’t like that?
you should try it, if you like that sort of thing.
ill live in this house any day.
how about you?
arriving in this city
i can only imagine the autumn-ness that awaits us.
the crisp cool air that i do love.
oh goodness it can’t come soon enough.
15 things that make me happy:
1. turning the morning alarm off and snoozing for an extra hour.
2. crisp cool fall air.
3. a warm perfect cup of coffee.
4. laughing with my friends.
5. driving with my windows down.
7. receiving unexpected letters in the mail.
8. anticipating fall and the holidays.
9. cuddling with maggie every morning.
10. spending time with my family.
11. wearing scotts fireman t-shirt to bed every night.
12. picking out jewelry to wear for the day.
13. talking to long distance friends on the phone.
14. listening to my papa tell me stories and jokes.
15. dreaming and creating.
::: what makes you happy? :::
This is my dear friend Ashley. We have been friends since the last day of math class freshman year of high school, yes the last day. Oddly enough neither of us spoke to each other an entire year even though we were only a row apart. We were the only normal ones in the class and yet we never exchanged even a hello. We would look awkwardly at whoever came in class second and probably thought to ourselves “oh she looks nice,” but that was it. Until, the last day came. Somehow we ended up sitting next to each other and the rest is history! I even went to her birthday party after knowing her for a whole 2.5 seconds and we conversed about how the kicker on the football team would be “the one.”
High School would not have been the same had not Ashley and I become friends. Our friendship definitely grew over those next few months and she became one of my best friends. If I wasn’t at home, you could assume I was at Ashley’s doing who knows what. Probably watching friends or laying on that god awful love sac. None the less, my greatest memories were with her. My hardest laughs (the ones where pee come out) were with her and some of the more difficult things to process were with her.
If you ask either of us we probably have a hilarious story to tell about something that happened to us when we were together. I’ll tell you one of our favorites:
One night we came home to her empty house and things seemed a little sketchy. How you ask? Well, we walked back into her bedroom and her shower curtain was left open and so was the door that led out to her back patio. I know, you’re thinking no big deal. Well, Ashley was OCD about leaving those things open and would not have done that herself so CLEARLY someone else must have done it. She started to get super nervous and we didn’t really know what to do. We didn’t want to be dumb girls who made a big deal out of nothing but we didn’t want to be ignorant either. So what did we do you ask? We quickly grabbed every sharp knife in the kitchen we could find and SPRINTED toward the garage. On my way I decided to be a gymnast for a moment and use the ottoman as a spring board to get farther, while holding knives no less. You know this ends badly. I flew into the air at least 3-4 feet and the ottoman went to an unknown places, space possibly, and I landed right on my tailbone. Knives in my hands, laughing hysterically, pee coming and no man in sight. Could it be that we made something out of nothing? Possibly, but we don’t know to this day what happened and I assume never will. It gave us a great story to tell though!
So whether it was hiding from burglars, talking on AIM for hours even though we just left from hanging out, having an entire 2-liter of Dr. Thunder explode in my lap in her tiny car, passing notes back and forth in between classes, spending long days on the beach, watching season after season of friends and sometimes just doing nothing, we developed a friendship that I hope will last a lifetime.
My memories of the experiences we have shared bring me laughter and for that I am grateful. She is one of my greatest friends.
Love You Ash.
this picture was taken after prom. i got sucked in to rubbing her feet? probably because i made her come to the prom against her will, but still….
don’t hate me for posting these pictures either!
today the air was cool. it was breezy and crisp. could fall be traveling this way? i hope so!
to commemorate this weather i drank a tall pumpkin spice latte. it was delicious!
then it made my stomach hurt but i’m not going to hold that against fall.
then i bought some new scent plug ins from bath and body. one that is pumpkin patch and one that is leaves. sounds strange but both have a hint of cinnamon in them which really reminds of fall. my house is slowly but surely changing seasons.
how can you not enjoy the season? the weather is perfect, i have more energy and the baked goods are mostly pumpkin based.
the colors are warm and inviting and everyone brings out their pretty door wreaths and scarecrows for thanksgiving.
ahh, fall you are great.
anyway, i can only hope this weather sticks around because i am really enjoying it.
what do you love most about fall?