Fall has always been my favourite. Seeing the red, orange and yellow leaves grow vibrant as the morning fog clears to reveal a crisp blue sky, walking in the afternoon without getting all sweaty and cuddling up with a steaming cup of tea and apple pie scented candles in the evening make me incredibly happy. I look forward to this season all year long and although the first official day of fall has arrived, the sweater weather hasn’t quite yet.
The days are getting shorter and the sunlight had turned to a sparkling golden colour at it’s lowest angles but the temperature still climbs to over 20 degrees everyday and reaches close to 30 with humidity. I want to wear flannel and wool, boots and sweaters but it’s just too hot. I guess I’ll have to settle for richly coloured dresses and black during the day as I transition my wardrobe from summer to fall.
Hat Forever 21
Earrings very old
Photos by Matt Harrison.
My husband and I bought a new couch from IKEA today. Since our Volkswagen lifestyle does not support these kinds of large purchases, we needed to enlist the help of a friend with a larger vehicle. This friend would need to do the 45 minute drive with us – both ways – as well as assist my husband with the heavy, awkward lifting of getting the new couch in and the old couch out of the apartment.
We felt that a simple “thanks, here’s some gas money,” wouldn’t cut it, so we decided to host a small dinner party to thank our helpful friend and show the new couch to the others. For dessert I made one of my specialties, Mystery Cake – the mystery ingredient is tomato soup, trust me, it’s delicious and guessing what the mystery ingredient could be is great fun for guests.
My first time doing proper printing on a cake – I was pleased with myself
I love shoes, especially pretty, cute, impractical ones, but despite attending a medium sized university, I do a lot of walking in a day. You see, my school was build in the 1960’s and, therefore, was build like a maze to aid in riot control – seriously – this, coupled with the fact that I am cheap enough to park half a kilometre further away to save a hundred dollars, equates to a rough day for my feet. However, do to a possible personality flaw, I am not willing to sacrifice my style to wear comfortable skate shoes or flip-flops everyday. For everyone else who is in the same boat as me, hopefully one that comes with a first mate who isn’t stingy with the foot rubs, here are my recommendations for back to university footwear. Continue reading