It’s often forgotten that not all leaves turn the normal brown, golden orange and yellow that most are used to. Up here in New Jersey, the back yard has some leaves that turn a dark red or a light pink. This home and workspace capture that idea completely. Spots of pinks and reds are arranged in a way that reminds you of the first snow in Autumn.
As soon as fall rolls around, soup becomes my number one food. It’s warming, comforting and I could eat it for days without a problem. Here we have a slightly narrowed down list to, what I feel, are the essentials to help bring in fall.
You should always try to cook with the freshest ingredients. That being said, looking for what’s abundant during each season or month would be your best bet. I found out that September is Fruits & Veggies Matter More Month. Keep that in mind when you’re cooking this month!
Normally hearing the word cleanse makes me want to run away as fast as I can. I automatically think of women drinking odd mixtures of seasonings and water to try to get skinny in a short amount of time. My personal trainer even says that those things aren’t good for your system. Apparently, someone hasn’t told Beth of Tasty Yummies, and for good reason. She’s compiled a delicious list of seasonal healthy ways to cleanse your body of toxins. Her recipes are gluten free and will definitely help cleanse your system to make room for the Thanksgiving goodness coming up.
" Nobody will stop you from creating. Do it tonight. Do it tomorrow. That is the way to make your soul grow — whether there is a market for it or not! The kick of creation is the act of creating, not anything that happens afterward. I would tell all of you watching this screen: Before you go to bed, write a four line poem. Make it as good as you can. Don’t show it to anybody. Put it where nobody will find it. And you will discover that you have your reward. "
This blog puts some things into perspective. A lot can change in 30 years and these images prove it over and over. Some stores have changed while others have completely closed or moved on. Empty lots have been filled and other buildings now covered in graffiti.
I feel that in about 5-10 years, Marijuana is going to become widely available across the U.S. People in my generation and the next are much more liberal and understanding when it comes to that funny green plant. More and more people are realizing how harmless yet helpful this herb is to many people. It’s hard to admit this out into the blogosphere, but I’ve smoked before and I still smoke. Yes, I said it. It helps me focus. I’ve got a terrible focusing problem. My mind wanders very easily and I can’t sit still. Smoking helps me calm down and focus on whatever task at hand. I’m fully functional and rational at all times and it doesn’t hinder me as a mom whatsoever. I fully stand by what Joe Rogan is saying. But in a year or so when people realize how wrong they are; Kids of this new generation are going to vote against making it illegal and everyone is just going to have to deal with it. There’s going to come a time where I’ll have to talk to my son about the benefits and dangers of it and put rules on when he can or cannot smoke it if it comes to that. That’s just the direction this country is going and nothing can stop it. We might as well just prepare for it.
Monique Glover of Antisparkle gives us all a guide to simply get shit done. This guide will help you plan out any goal you have in mind from the original idea to breaking it down into tasks. You even get to create an award system to treat yourself after completing tasks! Good job, love!
(NSFW) - This photo shoot features models and natural women alike. BIKO of Visuals By Biko does a great job capturing these women in their most natural forms. These images are inspiring and I’d very much like to work with Biko one day!
For the last few weeks, I’ve been watching a lot more scary movies. I used to be terrified of them but I guess since I’ve grown up, I realize they’re not real anymore. I have to prepare myself for when Ducky needs me to check for the monsters under the bed. I can’t wait for when he’s that old.
Speaking of scary, even though it’s not, have you ever noticed how much Harry Belefonté is played throughout this movie? It feels totally random even though it would be odd if it were removed.
I’d like to really hold a bonfire. I’ve never made real smores before. I was thinking about having a smores bar and just having an overall good night. It would be perfect to bring the fall in.
6 Months -
I can’t believe Otto and I have been married for six months already. It feels like it’s been years, but at the same time we only got married a few days ago in my mind. I haven’t quite figured out what I want to give him for the anniversary though. I have to brainstorm quick!
I also have to brainstorm who I’d like to get presents for. I don’t want my list to grow too large. I really feel like taking the time and making a lot of my presents this year.
But right now my main focus is on..
..fall time. This is my favourite time of year. In Florida, it’s sunny with a beautiful breeze all day. Up here in New Jersey though? Trench coats, boots and tights all day. I can’t wait to build my wardrobe for fall and winter. I can’t wait to genuinely need a sweater or hoodie because it’s chilly out. I can’t wait to dress Ducky for fall. I can’t wait until September 23!