Thanksgiving – Finding Thanks

{Wild turkeys amongst pretty magenta flowers and golden leaves.}
 

Thanksgiving, a day spent overindulging while counting our blessings, is somehow in exactly a week. As a child, I never thought too much about turkey day; being a vegetarian, I always lost out. I would bake a lot of treats as a teenager, and my mom would make a typical meal instead of something a bit more decadent for the day. 

But as I’ve gotten older, I have found myself feeling grateful on a daily basis for the big and little things in life, and thus I have a newfound appreciation for the holiday. Plus, now that I get to make the meals in our house, I absolutely adore making a more decadent dinner than we typically get to enjoy + trying out plant-based versions of the traditional dishes served.
Whether or not you celebrate the holiday, I hope you are able to find somethings that you are grateful for currently.
This year I am grateful for: pale pink nail polish – good health – sparkly jewels – French crepes – lipstick – the sound of the rain against the roof {especially at night} – glossy fashion magazines – beautiful weather – expensive perfume – mint chocolate chip and chocolate chip cookie dough ice cream – stunning sunsets {bonus points if they are over the sea} – quiet early mornings  – freshly baked cookies – oversized sunglasses – decadent brunches – {virgin} mint mojitos – cashmere scarves – peppermint bark – beautiful dresses – my sweet garden – freshly lit candles – my loved ones – beach days + my toes in the sand – hot chocolate – tropical vacations – strappy, sky high heels – pink peonies – traveling the world – morning walks – pecan pie – bubble bathes – long runs – the ocean – my incredible rescue pup – this pretty little site.
I hope you all enjoy an indulgent meal with your loved ones and have more blessings than you can count. We’ll be taking next week off to celebrate the holiday, but back with new content on November 29, 2022. Have a great one!
 
x Paris

Fall To-Do List

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{Crimson and gold leaves lining my path}.

There’s something so magical about fall. I love this season due to the chillier weather, foggy mornings, drizzly days, and celebrating the holidays. Something I’ve done for nearly a decade is create a seasonal to-do list to find the joy in everyday. While there currently is a heatwave in Southern California that makes it feel like summer will never end, I’ve begun to notice small changes that make it feel more like fall: it stays cooler for longer in the mornings, the sky sometimes feels a bit overcast and grey in the afternoon, and it gets darker earlier at night. With fall technically in full swing {it began last week}, it felt appropriate to share some of my aspirations for this season. I hope it brings you as much inspiration reading it, as it has brought me with creating it. And I’d love to know love to  know, what’s on your fall to-do list?

Fall To-Do

1. Make apple cider donuts at home.

2. Go on our annual apple picking trip and pick up apple berry pie with ice cream afterwards.

3. Have an at-home spa day.

4. Go on brisk morning walks.

5. Light the fireplace on a rainy evening.

6. Have a fall cleaning. Spring cleaning is fabulous, but as the chillier weather approaches, I find nothing is quite as refreshing as cleaning out my closet and my house.

7. Make a pumpkin or pecan pie.

8. Light candles, daily.

9. Spend a day at the beach after it has rained.

10. Make homemade candy {warning: once you do, you can never go back to store-bought}.

x Paris