Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Welcome Autumn!

Today is the first day of fall, the season that I have called my favorite since childhood. 
A claim I based mainly on the fact that my birthday is in October... solid logic for a 6 year old.  I have since grown to love Autumn. The air becomes crisp, flavors more bold, and our schedule a little bit calmer.

Over time I've also come to favor a more natural nod to the season. A simple fur blanket tossed over the wicker basket in the foyer, leopard print pillows in the family room, and hues of yellow, orange, brown & rust peppered around the house in organic forms.


I am looking forward to grabbing a few neutral-toned pumpkins and potted mums to round out this years decorations and letting the glittered pumpkins & faux leave garland sit this year out.

One thing I am not willing to go without though is Harney & Sons Hot Cinnamon Spice Tea. The tin sits out on our kitchen counter adding a pop of auburn color & easy access to the yumminess inside. 

With a cup of tea in hand, I am ready to welcome the changing season. After all Fall means longalls & brown gingham,

comfy sweaters with fluffy accessories,

and football!!!

Sunday, September 7, 2014

Family Festivities {Wedding + Wishes}

Yesterday we had the pleasure and joy of celebrating the marriage of Hubby's charming cousin P to his truly beautiful fiancee O. Hubby stood up in the wedding and we all had such a fabulous time dining, drinking & dancing that I didn't snap too many pictures other than a few of the couple's first dance and the littles at the cocktail hour.

Our angel of a goddaughter made a stunning Jr. bridesmaid even if I am a tad bit biased. 

Sweet Bestie A, who's equally joyful wedding day was last year, looked radiant with her lil baby bump. Guess you know what that means, baby shower planning is in full force over here.

It was hard a wrangle up the entire cousin crew, but we gave it our best shot.

 Likewise with a family photo....it is the thought that counts right?

Lil M and his godfather were just too precious for words.

The weekend didn't end with just one celebration. Today we wished YiaYia a very happy birthday over a casual lunch at our place. We all were quite beat from yesterday's festivities and enjoyed the low key pace of an afternoon lazily passed playing uno & hanging out.

Happy Birthday YiaYia, we love you very much!