Monday, September 8, 2014

Pumpkins,Spice, and Everything Nice

I'm pretty sure I have mentioned more than once here that fall is my favorite season.  The gorgeous foliage, the pumpkin everything, apple picking, hot and cold apple cider, and fall fashion.  I feel like living in New England you have to love the fall season... despite the headache the foliage creates with the influx of tourist (aka leaf peepers).  Don't get me wrong, the tourism is great for our economy, but sometimes it makes traveling a bit difficult.

Anyways, this season I am giving the Capsule Wardrobe a try.  So I've begun shopping, and planning my wardrobe for this upcoming fall season. Right now we're in that awkward time where the weather keeps bouncing back between summer and fall weather, so I can't fully switch to my fall wardrobe but I can't wait till fall is in full swing!

Here are some of the things I am looking forward including in this seasons wardrobe.
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Wednesday, September 3, 2014

My First Ikea "Hack"

Oh Ikea, a store that I often dream about and hardly ever get to go to.  Living in Vermont means that not only do I not have a local Target store, there is not an Ikea anywhere near by (near by meaning not within a 2 hour drive).  So the few times I have been to one I've felt like a kid in a candy store.

While I certainly would have loved to have purchased a new bed, couch, a few chairs.... heck pretty much a whole new apartment.  I didn't have the money, or room in our car/my apartment.  So I settled for a few smaller items, including three of the Bekvam Spice Racks. I have seen these spice racks all over Pinterest, and so for $3.99, how I could I not pick up a few.  I had seen all those Pins about different ways to use them instead of for spices, and I knew just where I wanted to stick one.

Drum roll please......

I originally planned on hanging it right-side up, but after doing a bit a Pinterest researching I saw someone else hang there rack upside down and instantly loved it!!  Now just finger's crossed it stays up ;-)

I have 2 more left that I am going to hang in my bathroom, hoping to finally be able to clear off my sink area instead of the mess it currently is.

Monday, September 1, 2014

Happy Labor Day!!

Hope you're all having a great Labor Day Weekend!!

I am once again back after being on vacation this past week.  I enjoyed a nice week away from work, spent a few days down at my parents house in Massachusetts, and a few days with some friends from college.  Like all vacations it went by way to fast, but I'm still grateful for the time I did get to spend with friends and family.... and grateful for the trip to Ikea my Mom and I took :-)

But now it's time to get serious.

Time for me to refocus on my weight loss journey.

Time for me to finally clean our my closet (a task that I have been avoiding all summer)

Time for me to get knitting for some beautiful bouncing babies that are due for some family members.

And time to refocus on my career, and figuring out whats next.

What better time to do all this than autumn?  It's my favorite season, despite the fact that winter is what follows.  The new fashion, the changing leaves, the pumpkin flavored everything, the fall decorations, and the new TV seasons starting up again.

Definitely sad the beautiful summer weather is gone, but definitely ready for fall :-)

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