Bringing in autumn

It’s been fall for quite a few days here, but I feel like WLB has been missing out.  Let’s get some autumn-y things up in here! Autumn Bucket List- 2013

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Two posts in one week? Could it be?!

I’m here in hopes that if I post some flowers and share a lot of things I’m loving, you’ll forgive me when I say that posts will continue to be pretty spotty in the comming weeks- especially next week.

  • Today I’m at my cousins wedding (yay TARA AND AJ!).
  • Tomorrow I’m celebrating my mom’s birthday (yay MOM!).
  • Saturday/Sunday Dean and I will be seeing a few good friends (yay BAHAR AND NESE)
  • …and when all of these things are done we will be DRIVING TO FLORIDA.

We’ve done the drive this winter to see my dad, and it went quite well. But it definitely wasn’t great for regular posting. BUt just in case you decide to come and check in with me, here are some great links to keep you busy.


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If you could only take 5 things from your current home…

if you could only bring 5 things from your current home into a new home., what would you bring?

Hi! How are you? I’m good, thanks. Still finishing up packing! I can’t get over the fact that in just two days we’ll be closing our door in NEPA for the last time. Even though we’ve been planning for a long time, this seems to have come up very quickly.

Dean and I have a little bit of a transition between this apartment and our next place, which means packing has an extra step. We’re packing enough stuff to hold us over for a month or so and packing everything else in storage to retrieve later. As I’m fighting with myself over what dresses I should be brining, I started thinking about what I really want to have in my next place. If I could only take 5 items with me, they would be:

  1. Computer/camera combo (because they are a combo, right?)
  2. Antique entry table
  3. Book collection
  4. Photo box
  5. KitchenAid mixer

Dean’s list? I’m glad you asked.

  1. Blender
  2. Living Room TV
  3. Ice cream sandwiches

He may not have taken my question very seriously…. What would you bring?



After Labor Day there is always a huge switch to fall. I love cozy clothes, cute booties, and scarves around every neck as much as the next girl, but is it so bad to admit that I am NOT looking forward to the cold?

Don’t get me wrong, autumn weather is great. The air is crisp and clean, the great outdoors resembles that of a painting, and even the smell of fall is amazing. But to me, fall also represents the start of winter. Plants are dying, the temperature is dropping, and I start to go into hibernation mode.

But not this year.

Dean and I will take on a new life journey in southern Florida as of next month. In fact, today is my last day at my current job. While this change is a little scary and a little sad, it’s also really exciting! No more travel seasons. No more snow. No more negative temperatures. Allegra is going to get to enjoy the dog park all winter long and we may or may not start living right on the beach (if I’m lucky).

So I’m sorry if I’ve seemed a little distracted but the truth is that I have been a little distracted.  I’ll be spending the next two weeks packing up my life and moving it somewhere new and it’s possible that this will cause a little break for WLB. I hope you can understand….This year fall isn’t bringing us colder temperatures, it’s bringing a fresh start.


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