november miscellany

Saturday, November 29, 2014

november beauty || the fisherman grin || can't get enough || poor Mickey || scarf twins || backyard romping || camping with them was fun || looking up this season- can't stop || birthday selfie || my contribution to "the meal" || siblings || food baby || a run with a view || coffee in a soup mug FTW || 



Thursday, November 20, 2014

Yesterday I turned 27.  And I must admit-- getting older never felt so good or refreshing, while also surreal.  I've learned a lot of hard lessons the past couple of years.  So for me 27 feels like a fresh new age to {hopefully} glide into a different life phase or really, just not make the same silly mistakes I have in the past.  I am human this I know; stumbles, rough waters are indefinite-- but having the wisdom, maturity, and grace to concur and endure -- is how I hope to take on 27 and beyond.

My day started and ended in the same spot--in bed, both scenes looking relatively similar.  Corgi, coffee/tea {in new Birthday mug}, computer/mags/podcasts!, candles, warm comfy blanket -- all simple creature comforts that make me silly happy and peaceful.

The calls! the texts! shout outs on social media! the presents!  I was rottenly spoiled with birthday love and well wishes-- and it felt great. Silly & rather childish to get so excited about your own birthday, but I've been like this for twenty-seven years & I guess it is who I am-- but! I am doing better, honest! -- only celebrating my birthday this week instead of next as well-- progress is progress ;)

And so THANK YOU! for making me feel loved, truly.

I have to brag for a minute -- my husband is out of town this week, but this man of mine sent me a message at 12:40 am{the minute I was born} and SANG me Happy Birthday-- the entire song.  Oh yes he did.  Of course I cried, it was the sweetest moment of the day.  He rocks.
We have plans this weekend to celebrate, and I'm excited.  AND  the celebrations continue because the majority of my closets/best friends are November babies.  So celebrate we will!

cheese alert : Maybe its because my birthday is tucked into this season, but this is truly my favorite time of the year!

oh & check out the podcast, SERIAL.  Totally addicted.


camping in november.

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

a little adventure was called for this weekend-- and so camping, in november was what we came up with.  a beautiful, cold day -- with smore's, hotdogs, beans, & grilled shrimp to keep us warm & belly's full.  We walked the trails to the beach, played corn hole, and tried to stay warm by the fire once the sun set.

yes, it was cold-- but fun and adventurous as well.  and really, there is nothing quite like the smell of a campfire, roasting marshmallows, and being with great great friends -with the background music of Mumford & Sons to hum along to.

we had such a fun time adventuring with the Connor's, just like we always do.

we camped at Flanners Beach Campground in North Carolina-- not knowing what to expect, I was pleasantly surprised.  & yes, they do have bathrooms! thankgoodness. 

pausing, enjoying

Thursday, November 13, 2014

can't stop. won't stop. -- taking pictures of the fall colors that is....

please tell me I am not the only one whose camera roll is all leaves, dog poses, & their own feet?!

I just can't seem to get enough of autumn this year-- is it more beautiful than the last?  or is it just me, seeing through clearer eyes.  Finding the appreciation, the beauty in pausing, enjoying -- this year I can see it and feel it-- its magic I tell you.



on my table.

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

instead of flowers -- fitting for the season.  pumpkins & falling leaves live on, at least for a few more weeks.  my favorite time of the year.


the best kind

Monday, November 10, 2014

a late autumn, early november weekend -- busy, with just the right amount of adventure & snuggling

those are the best kind, no?