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autumn: sights and sounds

The crunch of the dead leaves on the ground, late blooming flowers, a mid-conversation snap of the little one...

This is what our autumn looked like the past few days.

I loaded up the grocery basket with every single root vegetable imaginable, with my lofty plans for soups, pies, and even an impromptu purchase of eggnog.  It's silly, but no matter what type of mood I'm in, when I head to the market or our local Whole Foods I can instantly be cheered up... I sure do love food.

This was also such a wonderful week for budding, new friendships.  Katie, who I've known and loved from Off Switch Magazine, is such a delight in person.  I first "met" her at the Renegade craft fair, complete with an awkward hug on my side.  This time, though nervous, I think I held it together a bit better as we sipped on our tea and coffee.  After our meet up, I immediately went home and jotted down new ideas for the blog, and tried out some grain-free recipes on the family.  She is quite the inspirational lady!

We are most definitely ready for the weekend, though.  I know I planned on sleeping in a bit later today and spending more time cozied up on the couch with a cup of tea... it's been an interestingly busy week for both Erick and I.  We could use all the extra rest we can get!

(PS- the eggnog was good, though I don't see myself drinking humongous glasses of it anytime soon.)

Any fun weekend plans for you?  Do tell...


  1. I hope you all have a wonderful weekend. My weekend plans involve tring to soak up some sunshine with my little one and to make the most of spring time : ). Xx

  2. Your little one's pigtails! I'm squealing over here because of the cuteness haha ; )

  3. Oh Sofia's hair - just the sweetest! Planting some sage seeds today in preparation for our little ones 1st birthday (coming up way too fast for my liking!)

  4. Thank you everyone... we have been enjoying a bit of time off so far. Glad to see you're all taking it easy too. ;)

  5. I do miss the crunch of autumn leaves. It will be summer here soon.
    I have had a great weekend. Saturday we spent time in the bookstore and purchased some gorgeous children's books. Sunday I had my first family shoot. I was the photographer. Loved every minute of it.

  6. Visiting for the first time via che and fidel. Your photos are so inspiring to me as a budding picture taker. Newfound follower!!

  7. i had a mellow weekend, i hope you are too :)

  8. I love shopping for food. But this is coming from someone who thinks a good date night involves sharing the same cutting board and stovetop with her husband. :)

  9. Adore every one of your photos...
    Thanks for sharing these sights and sounds with us - I'm missing autumn here in Sydney!
    Ronnie xo

  10. I had an impromptu purchase of egg nog, too! (does it taste better when it's impromptu?) I'm not much of an egg nog drinker but a friend of mine said she mixed it with their eggs instead of milk for their french toast and said everyone loved it so I wanted to give it a try.
    I love her little pigtails!

  11. Oh Carrie, that french toast idea is genius! I am definitely going to give it a try!


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