Happy first day of Fall!!
Even though it’ll be another month (or two) until Houston has any fall weather, I can’t help but want a hot pumpkin spice something and surround myself in burnt orange leaves. Fall seriously can’t come soon enough, but until then, here’s what I’ll be loving:
New Amazon Prime Perks!!
If you’ve got Amazon Prime, then you now have access to Audible Channels! And on top of that, free audiobooks on rotation! All easily accessibly via the Audible app. Right now, you can enjoy Dracula, read by an all-star celebrity cast, the American classic Cold Sassy Tree by Olive Ann Burns, and many, many more as well as Audible originals. Enjoy!
How Long Did You Say?
Ever wondered how long it took Tolkien to write the Lord of the Rings trilogy, or Gillian Flynn to write Gone Girl? Check out this ingenious infographic showing how long it took to complete some of your favorite novels! Of course, seeing now that it only took Stephanie Meyer 3 months to write Twilight, I can see why I have some issues with the language she used…
A Few Sturdy Stews…
There’s nothing better than a warm stew when a cold front blows in! This fall I’m I’ll be trying out a couple new recipes to add to my usual mix (I can’t go more than a couple days without making some kind of soup/stew!) like the French classic, Coq Au Vin, simplified by blogger Vikalinka. She makes it look so easy, and it’s a one pot dinner! I also plan on making this beef and bean soup recipe by She Wears Many Hats – it looks so good!
Instead of the usual gingerbread snaps and oatmeal cookies, try something a little different, perhaps a little more traditional, Old Fashioned Molasses Cookies, brought to you by Money Wise Moms! But, warning, these guys are hard to resist, better double your batch. 🙂
Fall Décor Made Easy
I’ve been scouring the Pinterest boards for weeks looking to add a few simple fall touches to the apartment, and of course there are WAY too many beautiful arrangements and cute pumpkin crafts to choose from, but I think I’m going with one of these:
They’re gorgeous and completely customizable! The arrangement on the left is via an old Pier One item (no longer on their website) and the right is an arrangement by Adventures in Decorating – it’s from one of her older posts, but she also has a recent fall themed post with even MORE ideas! And, with such a plain pitcher, you could easily swap it for a different arrangement to match the new season.
How are you celebrating this Fall?