04 August 2009

dreams of autumn


~found here

I don't know if I have ever been happier to wake up to a cool, overcast day here in Seattle. Ever. It is simply divine and I am filled with aspirations for the day as it is finally cool enough to do the things I have been wanting to do for far too long!

First on the list, we will be making pickles.  Dill pickles.  Sweet pickles.  Bread and butter pickles. 


Next, we will be making cookies.  Finally - the oven can be used and cookies can once again grace the cookie jar!



All of this joy has me thinking of my favorite season - Autumn.  You see, I have always loved autumn.  I love the changing of the leaves, the return of our routine with school starting, football season.  (hey, I am a girl of the midwest - I love my football!)  This year, however, I find that I am looking forward to autumn even more than most years.  I am sure that it is due to this heat wave we have been experiencing.  Don't get me wrong, I also love a beautiful sunny summer day.  What I don't love is going to bed when our room is 93 degrees.  I don't love having to shower three times a day.  I don't love not being able to use my oven or stove for weeks at a time.  So, with the return of some cooler weather comes the return of the life that I most enjoy.  








It gets me thinking of my wardrobe, and how it needs an overhaul.  I have been loving gray lately, and it seems that I will have no problem finding fabulous gray items to add to my closet this season~








There is also my very favorite body wash.  Yes, I know it says hand wash, but keep this little treasure in your shower with a puff and you are golden on those autumn/winter/early spring mornings when you need the light, refreshing scent of lemons.  Love it!


And finally, I start to think about one of my favorite days of the year - My Birthday!  I  love my birthday, as it is the one day I really, truly feel like it is my day to be a true queen.  I love how spoiled I am by all of the love and attention that, while I receive it throughout the year, seems to be especially abundant that day.  And, as this is my last year in my 30s - yes, next year is the big FOUR-O,  I would like it to be a little special this year.  This little beauty has appealed to me lately....  However, I am also open to a pair of simple diamond earrings.  Totally open honey, if you happen to wander by here...  




xo

28 comments:

Relyn said...

Hey, you. I am turning 39 this birthday, too. And, it is coming up much too quickly. GAH! Seems an odd sort of landmark-ish birthday, doesn't it? Are you struggling with it? I am thinking about turning 37 instead. I figure I can bounce around between 38 and 35 for a few years anyway. Then, eventually, I can turn, 30ten or 30 eleven, etc. How's that for a plan?

Barn House said...

Don't you dare wish Autumn on us...Summer is just getting started and we haven't been able to do much but work ourselve silly. BUT, I do have admit is is stunning in the NW is Autumn...it's just what comes after that is scary to think about.

Christyrenee said...

I love Autumn as well and have already begun daydreaming about the same thing! I can't wait for the smell of cookies and pies baking, hot apple cider, pumpkins, warm scarves and fall hats! My birthday is in the fall as well and I am the same way around this time every year!! I can't wait =)

pam@pixelimpress said...

i hear you. i live near you and am relishing in today's weather. actually got to wear my fuzzy slippers around the house this morning. and i don't fear turning on the oven either! didn't even wanna make toast last week for fear the toaster would add a degree to the already hotttt house. happy baking. pam

Lemonade Makin' Mama said...

I leave the same exact Tiffany's hint... I normally just say "Teal box, white bow" then look him in the eye. That's all that really needs to be said around here! Haha.

I'm Julia said...

Oh my, I'm such a spring & summer girl. If Autumn lasted one month & we could bounce right back, I'd love it too. My mindset is so different, & the seasons are not kind to me. Or is it that I am not kind to them? I wonder... Whatever, pickles & cookies are always a good idea :-)

A Gift Wrapped Life said...

I hate to wish away time, but I know what you mean. This has been the weirdest summer ever, in lots of ways (not just weather). Happy to hear you are getting a cool reprieve.

Jackie said...

Autumn is my favorite too! I love everything about it! Love those boots!!

Judy said...

No simple diamond earrings...you want earrings that make your head hang low and say that you are the mother of his children!

Chez Zizi said...

I love the ugg slippers. I want them too. The heat has been getting to me too. I am inspired to cook dinner tonight for my kiddies.

simply blogged said...

I just turned 39 in July. Time flies. I love the fall and all it brings. I notice I get more accomplished too. love that season.

Queen B. said...

love your post ! I was just thinking of autumn today as I was sweeping my back porch area.
I love seasons...
And this year was the first year my hubby surprised me with a 'little blue box'.... he set it on my bedside table so when I awoke it would be the first thing I saw.
Yes, I cried.
I always wanted something from Tiffanys !!

Toothfairynotes said...

Love the cardigans...

and cookies! esp. home made!



*loves*

mammydiaries said...

hmmmm... in the haze of running after the babies, I forgot that I'll be saying buh bye to my twenties this year. Tiffany sounds very nice indeed!

Farmgirl Paints said...

Autumn is my favorite season too. Glad it's cooled down for you a bit there.

My daughter would love to be around while you are doing the pickles. She loves pickles!

paige said...

me too, i love those cool fall days. we usually get much too short of an autumn season here as it stays warm so long.
funny thing, i was just telling my sweetie this morning on our walk about my "seattle blog friends" and their heat wave.
hope you enjoyed your day friend
xo

Philigry said...

for a second there I was thinking that your birthday was today! which is my birthday! which means we would have even more in common!
anyway, i love the fall too. seeing those great pictures makes me want it to come a bit sooner. glad you got some relief from the heat!

Dustjacket Attic said...

Oh too funny, nice choice of jewellery though.

I love autumn too, the colours alone are great.

So pleased for you that it's cooler and you can do what you to do now.

Have fun,
xxx

The Consummate Hostess said...

What a fabulous post! You made me so excited for fall! I just discovered your charming blog, looking forward to reading more.

Brunch at Saks said...

Oh this post is getting me VERY excited for Fall as well! Football, cool air, the smell of pumpkin spice, and layers, layers, and more layers to wear! XOXO

Lori said...

Loving the pickles and the slippers you chose... Not wanting Autumn to arrive too quickly as most of our summer has consisted of rain ~ did someone move me to the west coast without me knowing?? I do not mind the heat, it's the humidity that gets me down and I melt.
I am hoping to get to Tiffany's in September when we go to NYC. I am sure Chris will get the hint ~ he is usually good like that!

Maison Douce said...

Fall is my absolute favorite season, too!! For all the reasons you pointed, and more... Nothing better that being home on a rainy and cold day browsing through a favorite magazine and sipping some tea... Can't wait to see you think weekend!
Isabel

Pointy said...

Living in Sydney Australia where are seasons are practically unmarked, I too, love Autumn - the crispness in the air is such a welcome change from the humid hot summers,and still the sky is blue and the sun shines - beautiful!

Alicia said...

Im so desperate to jump a flight & enjoy your cool crips mornings!!!
Id love to bake but after baking all day in the 113 degree heat its nothing but salads, ice tea * watermelon every night.
Fall is my favorite time of year & I do miss it soo much now. I kept all my lovely wools, cashmeres & every now & then gaze lingingly at them. Not to mention applem butter & cider, donuts carmaels apples too & all the crips spicy times of autumn.
Mighty lucky you & I hope the heatwave is gone for you for good!!

Amy said...

Autumn is my favorite time of the year, hands down!

I have the Lemon soap on my kitchen counter right now...I love it! The lotion is great too!

Auntie Joy said...

I like autumn but I am sorry when summer is over, and I never look forward to winter... Too cold, too wet, but just makes me look forward to Spring! I hope you get the Tiffany treasure for your bday. My big boys gave it to me a few bdays ago and I love it! I have almost worn it until the heart is worn off.
JOY!

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Chatelaine said...

I was reading your post and thinking that I could have written it. I too love Autumn. I can not wait for Autumn! We haven't had much heat until now but we've had so much rain it is as if summer was cancelled this year.

I am just hoping that with the late arrival of Summer that we don't have a delay in Autumn.

I love the clothes you've selected too. Just my style.