It doesn't feel like fall here in Austin yet, but I enjoy welcoming the season into our home, bit by bit, knowing the temperature will follow suit eventually.
Here are some of my favorite "fall-ish" things right now:
current favorite oil blends in the diffuser:
- orange and eucalyptus
- eucalyptus and peppermint
- orange and clove
vanilla + sandlewood soy candles
homemade granola—I made my favorite recipe, just with cashews added and without the flaxseed or puffed rice since I didn't have it on hand
current favorite supper: broiled grass-fed beef burger + munster cheese over a bed of lettuce + sweet potato fries on the side
little pumpkins, scattered around the apartment. I'm avoiding the fall decor sections of stores, since I'm prone to impulse buy seasonal decorations. I'm sticking with fun, seasonal ones that we won't have to store. :)
admiring your friend's adorable home and fall decor
eucalyptus in a big, glass jar
wearing a diffuser necklace from this shop
rearranging the pillows/blankets in the living room
wearing a birthday (gift) flannel from Nicholas, a day early
Sock knitting (it's the comfort food of knitting). That might be too many mixed metaphors, but I still think it's an apt description.
stovetop-warmed apple cider with a dash of cinnamon
chocolate-covered cocoa nibs
How are you enjoying fall? :)
P.S.— this is also a season where I take occasional pictures with my "real" camera, but mostly I'm embracing grainy, low-light iPhone pictures.
There's a lot of heaviness in the world right now.
Now that we're well into January, I'm sitting down to write and glance back at the last year. I'm not much of a resolution-maker (not fundamentally opposed, just not for me), but I do find it's healthiest for my heart and mind to reflect and then continue on into the next year. Like every single year, there are good, hard, and in-between snippets and seasons.
I did it. I hopped aboard the sourdough train. I've made exactly one loaf of sourdough in my life, once last year, just a few months before we moved across the country from Texas to Indiana. I've long been interested in fermented foods, and tried my hand at a few, namely, kombucha, yogurt, and sauerkraut. And sourdough has been one on the want to try again list. Necessity is the mother of invention, right?