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{flavors of fall: part III}


To finalize my series of the best & brightest of the fall season,
I bring you my favorite ‘to-dos’.

As much as I wish I was, I’m no domestic diva.
Cooking is a serious endeavor,
and there isn’t a paint-related task in existence
which I can complete in a day.

Still–the creativity, smells, sights and adventure that
fall lends are really quite comforting.
Something about the spicy-goodness and crisp air  makes friends,
family and the great-outdoors almost magnetic.

Whether you plan to turn over a new leaf (cheesy–I know),
or revisit old past times,
I hope that you make the most of autumn.

Pumpkin Patches & Haunted Houses

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Picking a Halloween Costume

{The Best Costume ideas for 2011}

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Throwing a Halloween Party

{Creative party ideas}

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More decoration ideas.
Spooky Halloween treat inspiration.

Brushing up on Baking

{Seasonal recipes, here.}

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Visiting Family & Friends

Thanksgiving, Fall 2011, Best of Fall

Football & Tailgating

{Don’t show up to a tailgate or football party empty handed}

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Revamping your Wardrobe & Home

(Candles! Resale! Martha Stewart!)

{Literally, the tastiest scent to ever hit fall}

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{Wardrobe help?}

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Feeling the earthy-toned, cold-weather, warm-homed excitement
I brought you back in September?!

Fall festivities.
They’re here people, embrace them.
Not the wimpy half-hearted embrace you save for frenemies & the fragile elderly,
I’m talking about the full fledged bear hug you’ve been holding back.

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Bittersweet autumn.
The mellow, messy, leaf-kicking, perfect pause
between the opposing miseries of summer and winter

{Carol Bishop Hipps}


{flavors of fall: part II}


Have you fallen in love with fall, yet?
I did, this weekend.

Somewhere between my sips of sweet-salted goodness,
my crochet headband,
and smiling faces at the local homecoming festivities,
I realized that colder weather often means warmer hearts.
And quite possibly–larger stomachs.
But to be honest, those buns aren’t going to warm themselves.

So, without further a due,
I’ve painstakingly brought you my favorite sips & slurps
for the wonderful autumn season.

Starbucks Salted Caramel Mocha

Dairy Queen's Pumpkin Pie Blizzard

Deschutes Brewery Seasonal Jubelale

Hot Toddy - The Ultimate Cure for a Cold

Curried Butternut Squash Soup - yum!

There’s more where that came from.


Wishing you all the fall-adoration that you can bear & then some, xox.