A break from Mommyhood to bring you some recent distractions from around the internet. With a theme!
Happy couple days into Fall. Is this a holiday? It should be. A paid day off kinda holiday. No? Well then…
I love fall. And I love, oh, about a month of Winter? Then I want Spring and maybe two months of Summer. Listen to me complain, living in California where our “seasons” usually consist of seeing the sun on a daily basis.
Anyways, with Fall now officially in the air, I thought I would take a break from playing baby catch up (only a few more posts to go!) and join in on all the festive Fall festivities fun. (Ran out of F’s way too soon!)
Here is my list of why I love this time of year and why I can’t wait for spring! Because I am a little bit of a Fall downer (ha!) like that. But, never fear, I added some helpful hints to keep the winter blue’s away!
Sweaters, leggings and pretty much the most comfy clothes you can wear while still looking completely stylish and put together. Until you realize it also makes you look larger then you are, and you just want to wear something that lets your skin breathe and the sun shine on you.
Helpful Hint: Remember that rule: One Tight to every One Loose? This applies to Fall fashion as well. In other words, baggy sweater calls for leggings or skinny jeans.
The taller the better. Riding boots, rain boots, booties, super tall heels. Looks great with leggings, skirts, jeans, dresses. Until you are walking through the mall and realize it also makes you so ridiculously hot and all you want is a pair of flip flops.
Helpful Hint: Keep up the pedicures. Even though you may be the only person seeing your toes, doesn’t mean they can’t stay pretty.
Starbucks or espresso in general:
Nothing better then ordering your favorite drink, extra hot, and enjoying it indoors while watching the rain fall. Until you realize you have to go out into the rain to get it, stand in an extra long line, and become completely dependent every day on having one.
Helpful Hint: I have nothing for this one. Buy a coffee maker?! Oh, who I am kidding, it’s not the same. Why do they not deliver during down pours!?
There are so many amazing recipes this time of year. Warm banana bread, chocolate chip cookies, butternut squash soup, soup in general. Yum. Until you realize you have gained an additional 5 pounds because you are eating more then just salad and fruit.
Helpful Hint: Your cookies may be packed full of sugar, but you my dear are not. Do not let the bad weather keep you from staying active. And when possible, sneak those healthy veggies into your foods and use substitutes such as greek yogurt and apple sauce when you can.
Holidays and Household Decorating:
Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Years, My Birthday. Decorating the house, dressing up, presents, the smells lights and sounds of the season. I have nothing negative to say about any of this. Ever. I love it all and wish we could keep a tree up all year.
Helpful Hint: Start early and bask in the joy. Then keep it up way too long (yes, there are still Easter bunnies on my mantel, but they chic ones so it’s all good!)
Happy Fall everyone!