Monday, November 7, 2011

Lifestyle Forecast: welcoming November's chill

Monday, November 7:
"First of all then, I urge that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and thanksgivings be made for all people, for kings and all who are in high positions, that we may lead a peaceful and quiet life, godly and dignified 
in every way."
-1 Timothy 2:1-2 ESV

Tuesday, November 8: 
Treat yourself to some season themed coffee while you're out & about. One of my favorite coffee shops, Jameson Brown, has a pumpkin pie steamer that tastes like pumpkin pie in a cup. It's amazing. (Sorry, Jameson Brown is only here in Pasadena...guess you'll have to come visit me.)
Starbucks has a pumpkin spice latte that is yummy, & a few other autumn-y drinks that I haven't tried yet. 
The warmness of the coffee will make any chilly, rainy, stormy day instantly brighter.

 macarons  & coffee--a lovely combination. (If you're reading this from the Pasadena area, try 'lette macarons. It's a cute little shop on Fair Oaks & Colorado)
okay, this isn't a cup of coffee that I have had, but that's just awesome.

Wednesday, November 9:
Since it's my cousin's birthday (& my friend's), everyone should go rake their leaves & jump in the piles. We can all celebrate together. & for those of you who live in places that have summer all year 'round (lucky!!), I'm afraid you'll have to jump in imaginary piles of leaves. 

this is a pretty good seized leaf pile.
*face plant*
Or...if you're a hard core leaf jumper...

Thursday, November 10:
I'm not a cold weather person. I enjoy summer & years of it. However, there is something awesome about curling up with a hot drink, a blanket, & a book before a roaring fire while chilly winds blow the leaves around outside. & the scenery is beautiful with all the colors.
So--for Thursday--grab a good book, or if reading isn't your thing, a good movie, some hot apple cider, a soft fuzzy blanket, & curl up in your favorite comfy chair. If you have a fireplace, turn it on. If you have loved ones with you, snuggle close. 

I want a fireplace!
snuggling is the best--especially in cold weather. 

Friday, November 11:
"There is a harmony in autumn, and a luster in its sky, which through the summer is not heard or seen, as if it could not be, as if it had not been!"
-Percy Bysshe Shelley 

from Pasadena with love, 



  1. "Chill"? What, did it plunge all the way down to 70? ;-) Can't wait to do some of that snuggling by the fire when you get home!

  2. DUDE! I really want to jump in that pile of leaves that takes a ladder to properly jump in. It looks awesome!!!

  3. I *love* the kitty pics. I'm a cat person. =) And I agree with Brittany, those leaf piles looked incredibly inviting!

  4. I love jumpimg in leaves, but I have a mulching mower, so my leaves are all gone! Love the pic of the kitties snuggling, I might have to snag that one! Next fall I will rake all my leaves and invite all my friends from out of state over for a weekend of leaf jumping and a good bon fire with lots of Starbucks brand coffee! That way you, Brittany and Molly can come here and enjoy the Autumn weather!
    Dani Lynn

  5. Do you have enough leaves to jump in in Pasadena? We're past leaf jumping season here, we've got snow.