A peek into "pre fall"…
Getting the big seasonal closet switch out of the way is one of the best feelings. I enjoy doing it but it always takes so long so I'm relieved when it's done. I opted to do the switch a little earlier this year because the next few weekends are busy with football and I'm already feeling slightly cooler temperatures so win win. I think we ended up with about five bags for the green drop between both of us and it always feels good to purge/giveaway.
I got away from my candle burning a little bit with the heat waves we'd been having but after a stock up at Bath & Body, I'm ready to go for the fall. We had the lowest of key weekends this weekend and enjoying a glass of pinot with the scent of the candle out on the deck Friday night was just what I needed.
Cooking got lazy around here over the summer - simple meals on the grill and lots of nights out was about it. I'm ready to test out some fall recipes and always am looking for new game day/tailgate recipes too.
This past Sunday football was back and so were game day meals. Having the crockpot going all day filling the house with delicious smells and football constantly on in the background felt nice.
I wasn't the only one who was happy that football was back. In fact, I was woken up from a nice sleep after Sunday night football to hear about his big win…
Prepping for tailgate season. Only three more days until our first big tailgate of the season. THREE more days. Bring on, Happy Valley.
My summer flowers ended their run and we made a quick spur of the moment run the other night out to get some mums for our front. I was a happy gal to find all four for just $20. And happy to have the fall colors on our walkway.
A peek back at the final days of summer…
It's hard to believe summer has come to an end but we celebrated the same way that we started with a BBQ on my parents deck.
Complete with an anniversary cheers. It's nice to have a few extra items left over from the welcome bags last year.
Nash has passed his habits off onto Stella (he ate his corn way to quick for a photo) but I think she's hooked now too.
Like I've mentioned before - every so often Mom and I enjoy a shopping day together - we were hoping for some fall clothes this day but it was a little early for that as there wasn't much out on the racks but we did each walk away with a few fall shoes including a matching pair.
Our girls shopping days are on of my absolute favorites - we always end with a lemonade for each of us to enjoy on the way home.
Derek happily tags along to Phillies games to just enjoy the baseball setting and night out but it's always a fun (rivalry) night when his Mets are in town. Looking forward to another series with them in a couple weeks.
Someone thought it might be okay to tag along with her parents to Providence for the weekend. I think she made a perfect fit!
Such a treat to find one of my favorites on our doorstep one day from my main man. I love Baked by Melissa because you can eat a few cupcakes and it's okay because they are so little.
We've enjoyed a few more dining under the stars nights with the family. I had to laugh when I looked up and both of my parents were on their phones since they are always giving me a hard time with theirs. The boys provided a good laugh too.
Of course "National Dog Day" didn't go unnoticed with us. Life would be nothing without these sweet pups who are becoming quite the duo.
I was at the grocery store preppy for our most recent lake weekend when someone finished golf early and gave me quite the shock pulling my cart away from me. Grocery shopping is much more fun with a buddy.
I know Giuliana Rancic's wine came out a while ago but I had never seen it (even searched for locations close by online)… until now. I was happy to give it a try.
One of the big house touches we needed to finish up was something for above our bed. I stumbled upon these wall hangings. Now just a handful of items remain on the "to finish" list. Slow and steady.
And like always, just because…
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