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Autumn B&BW Haul

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This is a candle haul in disguise, basically.  Full disclosure: I bought this all in September on a 90 degree day (it could’ve been late August for all I remember) and am just getting around to sharing it with you!  Better late than never.

Bath & Body works just happened to have 2 for $24 3-wick candles when I went in looking for more wallflower refills.  Everyone knows this is the best time to buy these babies!  I came home with 4 wallflower refills and 5 candles, all delightfully autumn-scented.

For the wallflowers, I selected: Sweater Weather, which I bought in candle form last year, Autumn Sky, a candle contender, Harvest Gathering, and Flannel!

The candles I chose this year were:

Flannel: Yes, I doubled-down on the Flannel.  I decided too late last year I wanted this scent, so I knew I wanted to pick it up this year.  This is a pretty masculine scent; even my boyfriend loves it.

Pumpkin French Toast: Ugh, they had such cute packaging this year!  Pumpkin French Toast was one of their new pumpkin combinations.  Since I love pumpkin and boyfriend loves maple, this was obviously coming home with me.

Pumpkin Woods: Another new pumpkin scent and another adorable package!  I love, love, love woodsy scents.  This can easily transition into a holiday scent.

Cider Lane: This smells exactly like a caramel apple!  The apple is actually pretty subtle, so it really just smells like the caramel on a caramel apple.  It might not be quite cider to me, but it does conjure up images of fall.

Woodland Forest: This is that beautiful marble jar you see above.  It was not part of the 2 for $24 deal, (otherwise I’d have six candles!) in fact, it was a bit more expensive than a regular 3-wick candle.  These marble jars were so beautiful I would’ve bought them all, had it not been for the price!  Woodland Forest smells like magic to me, an enchanted, light scent that I can burn all year round!

I know I’m late, but what are your go-to autumn scents?

 

Octobergrams!

November already?!  November is my favorite month because Thanksgiving is coming!  Sadly, my favorite season is flying by.  Here are the ‘gram-worthy moments from October:

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[1] For a while, it was cool enough to be sweater weather!  This week, New England is experiencing Indian summer.  Woof. [2] Fall foliage in the suburbs– you can’t beat it! [3] I’ve been loving Pac Sun tees.  Check out my latest favorites video to see more! [4] Sunset over the Chestnut Hill reservoir… not a bad view! [5] I battled sickness basically all of October.  Good thing I had a seasonally appropriate cup from which to drink tea! [6] Pumpkin patch love at Pakeen Farms! [7] I touched up the blonde; I’m committed! [8] I took my first trip to Ogawa Coffee– Boston is the first US location, but there are 35 around Kyoto, Japan!  This caramel latte was delicious and went well with Why Not Me? by Mindy Kaling. [9] Halloween Chanel-o-ween!  Scream Queens with Celina.

I also put up a surprise new video over the weekend, so be sure to check out & subscribe to my Youtube channel!

Are you lamenting the flight of autumn, or already looking forward to the holiday season?!  I’m a little bit in the middle.  Let me know!

Fall Photos

I promised to share some photos from my Blue Hills hike last week, but looking through my photos… I fell in love with my cemetery shots.  Enjoy autumn in the suburbs with these photos!

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Long Weekend Vlog

A long vlog for a long weekend!  I actually got this baby up Monday night as usual, but timing is a bit off this week because of the holiday.  We’re mid-week now, but if you’re mourning summer and Labor Day Weekend, you can relive it with me here in the vlog:

Obviously, I hit a new milestone with running in this vlog, but if you’re wondering how last week went:

  • Monday, August 31 – 1.5 miles
  • Tuesday, September 1 – plans, no running
  • Wednesday, September 2 – 1.5 miles
  • Thursday, September 3 – plans, no running
  • Friday, September 4 – travelled to Rhode Island, no running
  • Saturday, September 5 – 1.39 miles outdoors which is always harder for me
  • Sunday, September 6 – beach, no running.

So, I think I could’ve done better… but I’m happy with the progress!  Stick with me and see how I do this week.  I’ll also keep you posted on that Fantasy Football team… I always share good news on twitter, so follow me there too 🙂

Halfway there, kids!

We can do it! ❤

Au Revoir, October!

Happy Halloween!  Guys, October FLEW by!  It was such a great month, too.  Because it was such an awesome October, I had a hard time picking just 9 pictures for this post! Here are just some of the things that happened:

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[1] pumpkins, pumpkins, pumpkins! [2] I attended the midnight release of Super Smash Brothers 3DS.  The game is amazing!  And you can see how excited I was about it. [3] I took in a lot of fall foliage!  Remember my hike of Blue Hills[4] Gillian Anderson’s first book, A Vision of Fire, came out!  I’m hoping to actually get some time to read next month… [5] I returned to my all-black-everything fashion sense and finally finished/got re-obsessed with American Horror Story: Coven.  That’s kept me obsessed and up-to-date with AHS season 4! [6] I made pumpkin cookies with my little pumpkin friend!  I’ve actually done a lot of cooking this month. [7] I’ve done a lot of eating too.  These are pumpkin cheesecake cupcakes for part of our October birthday celebration at work. [8] Boston College football!  I went to BC v. Clemson, and getting stuck in the Clemson section was okay because cheerleaders are fun. [9] And finally, my Philly trip to visit Stacie & Walker!  That post went up earlier this week.

You can always check my instagram for more photo updates!

Have a fun Halloweekend, everybody!