Wednesday, October 10, 2012

.this week's fall joy round-up!

Celebrating this week...



Erica and I made pumpkin cookies and they were fabulous.
Lots of pumpkin, cinnamon, nutmeg, and we added applesauce in place of butter, making them even more fall-ish.
(Plain granola sprinkled on top. Yum yum yum.)

Miss Sicily came over and helped me get started on Halloween costumes!!
It was a delight to sew with her.
Girlfriend is an amazing rockstar with the sewing machine.

(The ladybug spots that are perfectly round and gorgeous were all Siss.)


Time to be back in this book...
Prayers for Autumn and Wintertime.
Grateful for the rhythm of returning to these prayers.


Everyone's excited to be reading autumn picture books!


I love the autumn-colored table settings at Aaron and Irene's
(they switch it up seasonally).


Candles lit. Always.

Adding to the color and scents collection this week... mulled wine and apple pie.

(Especially lovely when the power goes out unexpectedly.)

A walk today reminded me how happy I I am to be here.
So in love with how beautiful where I live is.

(I almost cried when I saw this tree a few nights ago. I don't know why. It had just been a hard week and the sun coming through it was magical and I suddenly just remembered that life is actually really beautiful.)

Happy second week of fall from Oregon, friends...

1 comment:

joy.meeder said...

Emily love this post...well all your posts. But this one especially made my heart happy. Thanks for the reminder to find joy in today!!

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