Fall blog break.

Take a Bite out of Fall

Driving down the street one day last week – windows open, because it was a gorgeous day – I heard something scrape against the roof of the car.

A leaf came fluttering down into the passenger seat.

It said, “Enough already, stop, take a break”! Lol

No, but seriously. It made me think more, about stopping.

Stopping to breathe. Stopping to declutter. Stopping to reflect, pray, and come to a conclusion on what it is I want.

Stopping to have fun, celebrate turning a year older and enjoy my favorite time of year before I look up and all the tree branches are bare.

Lately, I’ve been feeling overstimulated. Tired, yet restless. Productive, but directionless. This won’t do, so I will be taking a break from blogging (and “unplugging” from social media) for awhile to just…stop.

I’m not sure how long until the next blog post but, know that I always appreciate you for reading.

Till then, I wish you a relaxing, joy-filled Fall!

I added this leaf to my collection.

U-Pick + Fried Apple Pies!

Mercier Orchards

If you’re into picking fresh fruit – and eating fresh fried pies – head on over to Mercier Orchards in Blue Ridge, GA.

Not in Georgia?  Go here to find an orchard/bakery in your state. There are also places outside the U.S.

Nice, relaxing way to spend a day this Fall.

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Kale Salad with Fresh Pear and Red Grapes.

Kale Salad with Fresh Pear and Red Grapes

Over the summer, I’ve become a big fan of kale salads.

They’re not hard to make and I feel good about eating them.

Kale has more bite/earthiness than spinach, but seemingly more nutrients than regular salad greens. I’ll take it!

I buy the packaged/triple rinsed/ready to eat kale salad mixes from the grocery store, and for a really simple salad, toss it in some sort of  oil & vinegar (or citrus) dressing and add avocados or peaches on top.

To make it more seasonal, I’ve recently started adding apples. In this recipe, pear and grapes.


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What’s on your nails right now?

September 2014 Manicure Nail Polishes

Fuschia Polish

These three colors are currently on rotation for my home manicures this month, and probably the next.

  • Essie Fishnet Stockings remains to be one hot, sophisticated red.
  • Sonia Kashuk Ooh La La was part of a limited edition mini polish collection I purchased a couple years ago. To my surprise, it still goes on smooth! Nice pop of fuchsia.
  • And last, but not least, my all-time favorite neutral…OPI Tickle My France-y. Can’t recommend this one enough. It’s a soft, lady-like mauve-ish color. Simple, clean, and pretty.

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