It might be a bit late to welcome spring since we are at the end of April but better late than never!
It has been pretty cold here in Pennsylvania and only recently started to feel like spring. I was finally able to plant some flowers today and last weekend was able to turn on the grill for the first time this year.
I hope you enjoy my video of how I like to prepare for spring. How do you prepare for the changing of the season? Let me know in the comments below!
Hello Friends! Thank you for checking out my first-ever book haul video! I am so excited to be sharing with you all of the fun books I purchased at the end of 2021.
Books in This Haul: The Secret History of Elizabeth Tudor by Lucy Weston A Field Guide to Wild Mushroom in Pennsylvania and the Mid Atlantic The Farmhouse Cookbook by Sarah Mayor The Artist’s Way by Julia Cameron A Literary Holiday Cookbook by Alison Walsh How to Read Nature by Tristan Gooley Atomic Habits by James Clear The Curious Nature Guide by Clare Walker Leslie Secret Medicines from Your Garden by Ellen Evert Hopman The Productivity Project by Chris Bailey The Nightmare Before Christmas by Tim Burton
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Hello All! Today’s post is going to be a bit different as this year I am showcasing my winter home decor tour 2021 as a YouTube video!
I went for a cottagecore, mushroom, forest theme for this year’s decorations. Addtionally, my decorations are completely non-Christmas-themed since we do not celebrate Christmas but celebrate Yule/winter solstice instead.
We don’t even have a Christmas or Yule tree, but that is mostly due to the fact that we do not have any room in our apartment to put one up!
One day I hope to have a home where I can put up a beautiful and delicious-smelling real pine tree.
I like to put my decorations up mid-December, right before the solstice, and leave them up until the end of February when I start noticing the shift in nature that spring is upon us.
Joann Fabrics had a lot of mushroom vibe winter decor this year and I could not resist!
I am really happy with how it turned and love how simple and minimal it looks.
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Thanks for watching my Winter Home Decor Tour and happy holiday!
It was defiantly not what I expected from a history book.
Nolan wrote her book in an expose style which I found really refreshing compared to other history books that can lull you to sleep. I specifically enjoyed her frequent use of British slang.
Cinnamon in Coffee – I started putting cinnamon in my coffee to get some of the health benefits from the spice and found it was the perfect pre pumpkin spice drink
La Prima Coffee – La Prima has been a Pittsburgh coffee staple for a long time but I just recently decided to give them a try and am so glad I did because their coffee is fantastic!
End of Summer Peaches – We have been getting peaches in our CSA and they have been so juicy, delicious, and full of flavor! I like adding them to salads and just eating them plain with a good slice of cheese!
County Fair – At the beginning of the month my boyfriend and our friend Matt went to the Washington County fair. We walked through the barns looking at all the show animals the locals brought and watched some of the demolition derby. It was a nice way to spend a cool summer evening.
Getting Ice Cream – I’ve been living in Pittsburgh for 13 years now and just now found the best ice cream! We went to Antneys which has homemade ice cream with flavors that rotate daily. Hands down some of the best ice cream I have ever had in my life!
Going for Walks – This has been an incredibly hot and humid summer which has made it very unpleasant to go outside. Recently it’s been getting cooler in the evenings so the boyfriend and I have been able to get back to our evening walks.
Thanks for Reading My August 2021 Monthly Favorites!
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Hello and welcome to another week of outfits 8/15/21 – 8/21/21!
This is my third post in this series and so far I am really enjoying it. Being able to chronicle my outfits has definitely helped me get more rarely worn items out of my closet. It has also helped me stay creative with my outfits by coming up with new ways to wear the item.
I have to say that after the very hot and humid summer we are having I am ready for sweater weather!
I already am scanning Poshmark and other sites for fall arrivals and am looking forward to switching to the new season.
Without further ado, here is the week of outfits 8/15/21 – 8/21/21!
Welcome back to another week of outfits 8/8/21 – 8/14/21 post! I went out quite a bit this past week so I was able to wear some items that I don’t get out of my closet very often.
I was super excited to be able to wear this handmade, vintage, mosaic bracelet I picked up from an artist at the Pittsburgh Art Festival this year on Friday when we went out to dinner with a friend. I have a close-up of it below.
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Hello! I had this idea last week to do a week of outfits post.
Back when I had Instagram I would do an out-of-the-day post. This was really helpful in knowing what items I wore often and what styles worked for me and what didn’t.
I am curious to see how this transitions over to my blog! Especially now that I no longer go into an office and work from home. My outfits are much more casual (as you will see), so when I do go out I tend to dress up.
I am going to try my hardest to do this every week so wish me luck!
Week of Outfits 8/1/21 – 8/7/21
This week I mostly worked at home but we did go out for dinner and ice cream and had our usual Friday night grocery store outing.
Keep scrolling to see everything I wore this week.