Monday, October 21, 2013

A little drive upstate...

On Sunday afternoon, Leah and I drove the hour deep into upstate New York to visit her grandparents. Though our visit only lasted about an hour, the drive through the countryside was so so worth it. 

In my ideal, best-case scenario of this fall, I would be out for hikes every day of the week. Taking in the warm light of the autumn sun, basking in the oranges, reds, and yellows. Walking over the crunchy leaves to the top of a mountain to get an even better view of autumn, my favorite season. In this best-case scenario, Leah and I would also have a dog. His name would be Oliver or Sir William (just some ideas we have been throwing around ;) and he would LOVE these hikes. But I digress.

Unfortunately, this fall has been jam-packed with everything BUT beautiful time outdoors. Yes, we have the beautiful drives in the morning, a little breakfast porch where we can sip our coffee in the morning (if we're not in the huge rush that we normally are), and walks across campus. But fall is a season that I positively want to drink in. To absorb every smell and sight. The feeling of walking through leaf piles, the warm glow of the light through the leaves, the positively fall smell in the air. But there is never quite enough time.

This fall is a time of opening new doors and preparing for the future. But it is also the beginning of the end of a chapter in my life. Four years of college will soon be over, to make way for grad school (cross your fingers!!). A new city, a new adventure. I am so excited. But fall brings on a melancholy that I can't ignore. A retreating light and warmth, a winter chill.

In the mean time though, we have a few weeks left to enjoy the beautiful colors and the lovely cool air. Maybe this week I will ACTUALLY take a hike!

Happy Monday!

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Cozy Bedroom

Absolutely loving this cozy bedroom style. The lovely blue palette and gorgeous knits... It kinda makes me want to break out some giant knitting needles!

Writing Styles

I have always been fascinated by the way people write. I always feel as though it shows a lot about a person. Which is why when my 10th grade history teacher commented that I had such 'typically girly' handwriting, I was soo offended! And thus began my quest to change my handwriting. I changed it up--a bit more scrawling, with more cursive incorporated into it. But lately I haven't been so into it--it's gotten a little bit too note-taking-y.

But these! These are beautiful. And inspirational. They're making me think about switching up my handwriting a bit. Maybe I'll start with the letter G...

Monday, October 14, 2013

Pretzel Monday

Molly over at My Name is Yeh is having a pretzel phase and I am dying to try some of her recipes (though a lot of them take lye... yikes).

Check it out!

Monday, October 7, 2013

My October Motto!

This fall is an especially hectic one, with lots of deadlines. Though one huge stress is done with (I took the GREs yesterday! PHEW that's over!) this season's to do list is literally never-ending. But I like this cool, casual approach to getting things done and kicking my to do list's booty. 

(But one other thing I eat for breakfast is Trader Joe's pumpkin pecan instant oatmeal. I am on such an autumn-inspired pumpkin kick right now, and this sweet, cinnamon-y goodness literally feeds directly into that)