Friday, September 27, 2013


I know that I took a longer break than I thought I would this week but it was needed! It took me longer to recover than I thought it would but I am so very blessed to have family and friends that are always willing to help out when needed!!!

So without further ado my "5 for Friday"....

{1} Fall

I don't want to jinx things but it feels as if Fall is here to stay in NoVa. And I simply love Fall! Cool enough weather not to be sweating all the time but pleasant enough to be outside and play. And maybe if we get some rain soon our tree will start to turn into bright reds, yellows and oranges, although I do fear that might not happen this year.

Photo: Red maple tree

{2} Layered Looks

Now that the weather is getting cooler I start to think of layered looks. Button-downs and sweaters always make this preppy gal smile. My smile might be bigger if I had Olivia Palermo's wardrobe too. But that is neither here nor there!

Olivia Palermo wearing a Vince poncho in New York

{3} PSL

While spending a week on the sofa surfing the web I could not help but notice how many people simple love Starbucks Pumpkin Spice Latte. Many my fellow bloggers really are devoted fans of the PSL and look forward to it every year. But I have a confession to make...I have never tried one. I love Starbucks coffee and make it every morning and sometimes treat myself with one of their skim lattes but never the PSL. Am I really missing out?

Pumpkin Spice Latte

{4} Getting Back In The Kitchen

Not only did I take a week off of blogging but I also took time off in the kitchen too. It was not easy to do but it was so needed. But now that I am on the mend I am in the mood to bake this weekend. Not sure if I should make an apple or pumpkin pie. Life is filled with tough decisions! (Hubby's note- Either way I win!)

Best-Ever Apple Pie

{5} Pampering

Do not get me wrong, I have been beyond pampered by family and friends this week. But since I have to take off all my nail polish this past Monday, I feel like a trip to the local nail salon is in order. I am so in need of a great Fall color!

As always thank you to A. Liz AdventuresCarolina CharmHello! Happiness and The Good Life Blog. Have a wonderful weekend y'all!


  1. Hope you are feeling better!

  2. I need a good fall nail color too! I hope you feel better soon!

  3. I love Olivia's outfit! So cute and comfy! I bought a Pumpkin Spice Chai Latte concentrate from Target, like a mix between PSL and Chai Tea Latte, and it's so good! If you do try a PSL and love it, check out this stuff. It's the price of one PSL and you can a lot of servings out of it! Have a good weekend!

  4. Fall is here to stay around these parts too and I couldn't be happier. I'm so ready to pull out my sweaters and layer them over my button downs. Enjoy your weekend!

  5. Hope you are feeling better. Please try a pumpkin spice latte. If I have to, I will pick you up and drive you to starbucks just so you'll try one. I think everyone is in yhe baking mood wuth these cool mornings.

  6. A PSL and a new nail color sounds like a great weekend plan. I grew up in Northern Virginia & miss it often {but not the traffic!}

  7. Im not a fan of the PSL... and I forgot you were in nova, we are back here now too! Where do you live? We should have a blate!


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