I know I haven’t written in a while. I have the best intentions with my blogging then life happens. The first quarter is school has been a rocky one. I finally feel things are less hectic and more routine now.
♥♥I thought I would share some of my fall favs with y’all along with some life bits.♥♥
→First thing about fall that gets those butterflies going is football but not just any football… LSU TIGER FOOTBALL. GEAUX TIGERS! Don’t mistake that for every Sunday, Monday, Thursday, Friday kinda ball. That is not me. In fact I find it hard to watch all the other teams. I know that sounds bad but I am selective…LOL! Those Tiger home games are the hubby and I’s fall date nights. We enjoy taking the day to hang out together while cheering our purple and gold boys on. This year we took NP to his first game. He had a blast. He was constantly cheering and shouting for the team. I don’t think he could have had a better time. Our krewe has been there every game to share in the experience too.
→Second thing I love about the fall is the slower pace I feel this time of year. I catch myself reading more books and enjoying more cups of coffee. I have managed to create some more mug designs on my Silhouette to fuel my mug addiction. I also have read some incredible books recently such as: (just to name a few…I will update my book challenge progress next week)
- Love Arrives in Pieces by Betsy St. Amant (wonderful)
- A Crown of Wishes by Roshani Chokshi (Book 2 of an incredible series)
- Misadventures of a City Girl by Meredith Wild (Hot and steamy)
- A Thousand Letters by Staci Hart (oh the tears and laughter shed
- Elli by Tina DeSalvo (a series set in South Louisiana…felt like it was my hometown)
→Third thing I love about fall is getting some amazing scents going in my essential oil diffuser. I got the Fall Woods blend going today while I sit back and bing on Netflix. Also got a hold of some holiday specials from Young Living that only come around this time of year. I was able to snatch up some Einkorn granola with some cute mugs, MightyVites kids vitamins as well as a diffuser bracelet for NP and a limited eyeshadow by Savvy Mineral makeup from the YL Holiday 2017 Catalog. This is also the time when I need to start drinking some Thieves tea to combat the fall “funkies”. If you are interested in oils, let me know I have tons more to share. 😉
→Fourth thing I love about fall is baking. My granny taught me how to bake during hours bonding. My memories of her and I in the kitchen are precious to me. If I could just bake, in place of cooking, my family would always have something to eat. My cooking skills kinda suck. Fall baking is different from any other time of the year because you have multiple holidays that need sweet treats. I always go digging for new recipes to add to the must-haves like iced brownies, pecan pies, and pumpkin cheesecakes. Here are a few I wanted to share that I will be trying this season:
- Christmas Swirl Cheesecake cookies (a request from my mother-in-law…may have to change the colors for Thanksgiving)
- Pumpkin Cheesecake Bars (in place of the usual pumpkin cheesecake that my hubby loves)
- Marble Harvest Chocolate Chip Cookies (for the kids…LOL)
- Pressure Cooker Apple Butter (I usually give them to our family.)
→Fifth and final NEW fall love is the Louisiana Book Festival. My bestie and I just happened upon it this year. We both felt robbed to find out that it has been going on for over 10 years. Where were we?!?!?! OMG…It was an amazing day in the “red stick”. There were tent after tent with booths with displays sharing local works as well as publishing houses and universities. Tents with activities and readings for the kids looked like fun. Food trucks that had the most delicious aromas filling the air. We also stumbled into a tent that had local authors signing their books and meeting fans. I discovered two new authors who’s books caught my attention. I just had to get a copy signed of each. The bestie and me also found a beautifully, quiet patisserie, Strands Cafe, that had handmade treats and great lattes. We will definitely be making this an annual girl’s day trip each year.
♦♦♦Share you fall favs with me!!!
Happy Fall Y’all! – Carmen