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...