So my attempts at being more active here haven’t really panned out. #fail
It’s fall here in New England. Trees are turning. Local roads are crowded with the pick-your-own apples and eat all the cider donuts crowds. Pumpkin spice is in all the things.
Oh, and it’s going to be in the 80s this week. What? Where are my crisp fall days? I have new boots to wear! << Remind me of this when it snows in November and I’m freezing.
Not sure where September went but it’s a blur of back to school for SO, seeing friends who disappear during the summer months, starting pilates (ouch!) and writing. Lots and lots of writing.
I’m happy to report that I’ve hit the halfway mark in the first draft of John’s story (working title for now)!
And I’m all swoony over our favorite hot, bearded neighbor from Geoducks. Huge crush on John. Shhh, don’t tell SO.
I’m not ready to share an excerpt yet, but that doesn’t mean I won’t tease you with a few things.
Some eye candy:
Musical inspiration for John:
And something fun to read while you wait…. Your LL Bean Boyfriend is one of my fave blogs. Tons of hot, handsome, outdoorsy men who want to make you blueberry pancakes and a set of Adirondack chairs. HERE you go.
It isn’t pumpkin pie, but we prefer sweet potato pie in our house. Here’s my favorite recipe and yes, I use pumpkin pie spice (from Trader Joe’s) to give it that feeling of fall. Recipe (and image) from Joy the Baker. Enjoy!
My goal is to finish this first draft in the next few weeks and start the revising/editing/crying/eating all the carbs/being riddled with self-doubt phase after that. Wish me luck!
What are your favorite things about fall? Have you already decorated for Halloween and planned your costumes? Or have you skipped ahead to Christmas like ALL the stores? Do you LOVE pumpkin spice? Or are you like me and reached your quota on all things pumpkin spice a few weeks ago after OD’ing on PSL from Sbux?
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