Fall is officially here! Whether I want it to be or not. Confession: fall is my favorite season. Further confession: I am only okay with cold if I want it to be cold. Translation: I'm so ready for pumpkin-flavored desserts but not ready to give up my sandals, yet. So, to get in the mood, I've done several things:
#1. Fall-flavored candles. Mmmmmmmmmm. There's just something about your home smelling appropriate for the season that makes you feel so comfy and happy.
#2: Make-up neutrals. Further, further confession: I have been lurking a new subreddit the past couple of days -- MakeUpAddiction. I have decided that I want to experiment more and see if I can't look a little nicer. I'm a little lighter on my feet, I've been experimenting with my hair (not as much as I should, though), and now I want to experiment with my make-up. So I bought some nice neutral eyeshadow shades and a nice light pink lipstick and I'm just going for it!
#3. Breaking out the scarves. Oh, how I've missed them. It's so much easier to add a scarf for that pop of color than some jewelry. Which is awesome because I've been waaaaaaaaaaay too lazy to deal with jewelry. For some odd reason, a scarf is much easier. And warmer. Fridays are get-up-at-4:45 days, and these days the weather is just a little bit more than brisk. Scarves make my neck happy.
#4. My husband has started layering again. And he won't appreciate this, but it's hilarious to see him in his long johns. And definitely adorable.
#5. I'm totally making pumpkin bread and muffins right now. And I didn't use a mix. What what. I don't know if this is going to turn out, but this is new for me to not use a mix.
#6. Last but not least, fall is the perfect season for baths. Baths (and the gym) are my ultimate ways to relax, and it's hard to relax in a hot tub when it's also hot outside. Now, a warm bath is the perfect way to warm up the whole body and soul. Pair it with a great glass of wine and a fabulous book, and the ultimate remedy for a tough week.
Enjoying fall on a day off, doing absolutely no work -- ahhhhhhh, that's the stuff. Next week, it's time for a trip to Sedona, a visit from some old friends, and a reread of my favorite book. I try to do it the same time every year. I can't wait for that. But first, it's time to try these muffins! (No, I did not take that picture.)