holiday gifts: part 1

Am I the only freak that holiday shops in October?
I know it seems excessive, but it's key in order for me to enjoy the holidays. I hate feeling rushed or doing anything last minute. When I'm rushed I'm not creative ... and actually end up spending a ton more mullah.

So when I spotted these FashionABLE scarves on several blogs (Design Mom is the only one I can remember to link to) we bought a bunch for the holidays. Go on ... buy one for the amazing ladies in your life. You won't be disappointed -- they are beautiful. Did I mention there's a hand-written note from the artist pinned to each scarf? 


fall: drink(s)

Coincidence that the post following yesterday's features alcohol? Nope, not at all.
Let me just tell you that this brand is nothing short of amazing.

Mix one-part Root with a dash of pure maple syrup. Add two-parts tonic.


september: looking back

To say that September was a hard month would be a gross understatement. I feel totally wrapped up in my life ... which to be honest I'm not a fan of right now. September is probably the busiest month for a teacher ... but grad classes on top of it and life on top of that are really making things feel off-balance. I've been just as absent in the day-to-day as I have been on this blog. 

Something has to give. Something has to change. I'm not willing to accept that life is just "crazy" or "busy" and that's how it is. 

The roots are loosening. 

So through pictures I'm going to focus on some good moments in September because there were a ton of them. I hate writing about down-er things, but I think is worth noting we we are right now -- unbalanced. I want to look back one day  and remember were I was and how far we have come. 

Pictures via Instagram

Forward motion.