Sometimes you just want to write. Today is one of those days.
Sometimes you have so much you want to write and you don’t know where to begin. Today is another one of those days.
How about a little Currently Collective?
Loving. I have a letter board people!!! Someone FINALY figured out all the hints (and the subtle nudges from really great friends who know me and get me) and gifted it for our 10 year anniversary. I found out through Facebook. He made his own little sign (our wedding song, seen above. Now for the collective awwwwwww) and took a picture of it and waited for me to find it on Facebook, because obvi that would be the first thing I would do in the morning. (That was such a millennial cusp-er thing to do.) I’m in love. But also a little terrified about SAYING THE RIGHT THING! Words. Metaphor for my life.
Also a wonderful metaphor for life? Trees. I stumbled upon these beautiful words in the collection of fall recipes by Susan Branch I pull out every year. I nabbed them for my board.
Looking up. Speaking of trees, I am in love with the trees of Minnesota. All of them. Even the kind of ugly ones are super insane with color right now. If you didn’t know this you must not be on Instagram to see my spam and therefore your world is a little bit sad without all of my musings.
(Also do we need to talk about how 22 years old I am with this Insta-story thing? I know. I know. Snapchat was doing it forever. But insta is my place. I want to stay there forever and not click over to anymore apps. And thus, insta-stories forevah evah.)
Fall has been everything I wanted it to be. Cool mornings. Sunshiney afternoons. All of the color. I mean all of it. It’s ridiculous.
Nesting. And with Fall comes nesting. I see those squirrels bustling around our neighborhood and I’m like, oh yeah. They know what’s up. Time to get busy and make this house cozy before we can never leave.
I want to come at you with a house tour because I am the biggest nosy nose and love to see how people live. Even people with messy houses. Especially people with messy houses. I just like knowing the space you call home. So maybe you want to know mine too? I’ll get to it soon. Think of this post as a sneak peak into all the things I will get to/hope to get to/will think about getting to. Eventually.
For now, I share above my new favorite little corner of the house because A) It is all mine. 2) It is beautiful. And D) I worked RIDICULOUSLY hard on all of that getting rid of the green business so I am mighty proud of it right now.
The thing with house projects is it completely satiates my creative hunger.
Thus the unavailability for words.
I love them. And now we get all of them. Something tells me the season of cozying on the couch will quickly be upon me. The words can flow then.
Reading. You know what else has been catching my attention. Books. So many good ones. So many Looooooooong ones. I’m looking at you 11.22.63.
But also particularly great books for kids. I want to do a round up of all my favorite fall books. There are so so many great ones! I’ll leave you with my fave fave fave right now. And let me preface this with these are MY favorite books. My children would prefer to read the Creepy Underwear Book and Daniel Tiger’s Halloween on repeat. Both great classics. But they do not set the mood for Fall for me in quite the same way. I want poetic beauty.
Nature's Day is going on my list to own. It takes you through all the seasons and what is going on in the natural world around us from the earth to the sky. And the description of Fall is just dead on. It reminds you to notice the world. It’s the kind of book that I want to read again and again as the seasons change.
And finally my most most favorite fall book right now is this book The Little Yellow Leaf. It’s a charming story about a leaf that is just not quite ready to let go. And it feels kind of alone. Until it finds another leaf that is holding on too. And together they decide to float away. I tear up every single time. A reminder of the people in our lives that help us through difficult times of change. Also the illustrations are like a collage and I just adore it. Get this one. For yourself. Your kids prob won’t care about it. But you get to pick out books too.
Well. That seems like enough words for this Friday afternoon. I have a TWO DATE NIGHT kind of weekend.
For the first, I’m headed out on a SOLO DATE NIGHT tonight. WHAT?! How great does that sound?! I need to get primped! What should I do? Shop? Drink Wine? Write? Find a book store? ALL OF THE ABOVE??!! What would you do on a solo date night?
And then a date night in for the fellow in my life that will involve queso, Red Hot Chili Peppers, and only a little bit of ACL FOMO. Wild!
Here’s to a lovely fall weekend filled with naps, baseball, roasted foods, house projects, and lots and lots of beautiful trees. And hopefully more word writing for next week!