Sunday, September 29, 2013

These are a few of my favorite {fall} things


Cooler weather
Cozy sweaters
Scarves 
Cute boots
Hot cocoa
Football
 Apple picking
 Hayrides
 Leaves changing
 Pumpkin flavored everything

Fall is by far my favorite time of year. It's that perfect in-between season where we've left the miserably hot weather behind, but haven't quite reached the miserably cold. It's a season where apples and pumpkins are in bountiful supply, and Pinterest pages are overflowing with delightful baked goods. I love all that fall has to offer, especially corporate America's exploitation of "seasonal offers." I'm not going to lie, I almost drove off the road when I heard that pumpkin was back at Caribou. And pumpkin spice oatmeal pancakes at Perkins? Forget about it!


While restaurants pull out all the stops when it comes to fall goodies, there's nothing quite like homemade treats. In the coming weeks, I'm excited to share some of my old {and new!} fall favorites with you :)

{warning: images may cause hunger!}

Pumpkin Chai Lattes and Pumpkin Bread at Caribou are my all-time favorites!
Pumpkin Spice Oatmeal Pancakes from Perkins are divine

Sunday, September 8, 2013

DIY Long Curtain Rod

There are benefits and drawbacks to having a huge window. When I mean huge, I'm not kidding - it's 11 feet wide. Technically it's three windows right next to each other, but still...it's pretty massive.


Benefits:
  • Our apartment is full of wonderful, natural light
  • Good ventilation - we enjoy the breeze on spring-fall evenings
  • Decor - the window makes for a nice focal point in our living room
  • Puppy perks - one of Bear's favorite things to do is stare out the window

Drawbacks:
  • Too much sunlight - in the summer, our apartment gets unbearably hot 
  • Window treatments - it's nearly impossible to find curtains/curtain rods that are big (and cheap) enough