turkey & stuffing, and red wine always

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Pumpkins & Turkey live on, at least until Thanksgiving, but red wine always.

We are traveling to our hometown for the Thanksgiving holiday, so of course I'm excited.  New traditions mixed with old, new faces and a few that will be terribly missed.  An over abundance of food is being prepared, of that I am sure.  {even though we declared last year to simplify}

Thankfulness, gratitude, friendship, family, -- togetherness.  And pie.  A wonderful holiday indeed.

Thankful for-- so many things, too many to name.  A supportive and close knit family, friends who love me dearly no matter what, and a husband who has given me all I have ever wanted and so much more.  A job I truly love, a healthy body, and a snuggly corgi who is a constant mood booster.

Sitting here in my warm house with my snoring pup beside me, thankfulness comes easy.  There are times when it does not, of that I know.  But I strive and hope to always be thankful.  Today, tomorrow -- on sunny days & dark ones, I hope to move through this life aware of my blessings and thankful even for the trials.

Now for turkey, casseroles, pie, and wine.  Always wine.

Happy Thanksgiving friends.


Fall miscellany

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

road side pitstop || waiting || Thursday night therapy || coffee shop kinda morning || grandma's jewelry 
|| pumpkin cookie heaven || forever friends || his favorite place to be || boat chauffeur|| 
lakeside run

Celebrating Fall just a tad bit longer.  Pumpkins & mums, with red cups encroaching.
 Tis the season. 


fall skim

Monday, November 18, 2013

He comes here on the weekends just to get a healthy dose of beach time.  And I come here to get a healthy dose of family time & peace.  This place is home & we are island kids through and through.  Sand on our feet and in our hearts, always.

pictures taken during an island visit in October


on my table

Friday, November 15, 2013

When your favorite grocery store [Whole Foods] has beautiful blooms on sale you don't hesitate to fill up your already full basket.  And you especially don't hesitate when your birthday is only a few days away.  Buying flowers for yourself is something I recommend doing often, no matter the occasion.  Its good for the soul.  And now my husband is off the hook for buying birthday flowers, so we're both happy.


autumn, as of late

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Gosh it can be awfully difficult coming back from a blogging break.  No explanation really for my little hiatus, other than sometimes, you just need it. no?

Resurfacing from my creative funk will be a process,  although I am sure to be oozing creativity in no time thanks to this early birthday present from my husband...
Cheers indeed!  This sits atop the "best gifts" list for sure.  My birthday isn't for another week, but I am perfectly content starting the celebrating early.  I mean, why not.

Glad to be back in this little space, finding the happy balance between life lived & life shared is always a bit of a struggle for me.  All or nothing I suppose, or something of the like.  But this creative little outlet has pulled me back in and I am happy and eager to create, write, & share once again.

Fall has been treating us quite nicely.  Fishing days on the boat, oyster roasts, crisp morning runs, all made even better with pumpkins on the porch & homemade apple pie.  I'm a seasons girl, homage must be paid & each glorious change in weather must be enjoyed to the fullest, no matter what life is bringing.

so Autumn, as of late...

Pumpkin seeds, crunchy leaves, cozy scarfs, and that cotton field.  Fall is my soul season after all...

Happy to be back, I sure have missed you.