a million reasons why I miss fall and love pumpkin

Long story long, I moved to California last September and I missed Fall. Winter too. I’m not happy about it because I feel like a part of me is missing.
I also know that Summer basically just started and its 90 degrees and sunny everyday here in sunny California and those are the kinds of days people dream of. But for me, I miss pumpkin everything, crisp leaves falling, warm cocoa, pumpkin ales, fires, scarves, cinnamon and cuddling weather.






Ways to share your donut.

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It’s Friday, I’m in love.

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The Story of Balloon

The Story of Balloon

What is it about holding a balloon that is so magical and familiar? A hand that is holding a balloon is a content, happy hand. Why exactly is that? I’m sure the scientists and philosophers and marketing people have written dozens of millions of pages about this subject, but I have my own theory.

Once there was a girl. I don’t know her name, so I’ll just call her Balloon, since that’s what everyone else called her. They called her that because whenever anyone saw her, she was always holding a balloon. Always.

Whether she was walking down the street, flipping through dusty old books at the dusty old library or rotating the flowers in her garden, Balloon always was holding a balloon. Always.

I suppose it suited her to carry a balloon. Since the red of the balloon matched the red of her hair and the freckles of her cheeks and the lips of her lips. And she had shy little eyes that occasionally flashed with fire. The balloon looked good next to those little flashes of fire.

Now if you asked Balloon about the weather or such, she would look startled that someone was talking to her. Then she would blush red give a shy little answer. But if you asked her anything about the balloon – where she got it or why she always carried it – she would just go on with what she was doing just as if you had said nothing at all.

So, here is my theory. You see, Balloon never had the pleasure of knowing her father or her mother. They left when she was very, very young. Now hold you hand out like you were holding a balloon. Go ahead and really do it, since it says to right here. Now think about the other times in your life when you’ve held your hand like this. Really, think about it for a second.

Now, unless you’ve spent a lot of time on rush hour trains in Tokyo, I’m guessing that holding your hand like this is reminding you of your childhood. When you were a little boy or a little girl, walking down a street or through a park, holding onto the hand of your mother or your father.

So one day, when she was no longer a little girl – about the same age that most young people move out of their parents’ houses – Balloon walked to her favorite place in the garden. Then she closed her eyes, like someone who is making a wish would close their eyes. Now I’m not sure if she really made a wish just then, and if she did, whatever she wished for is her secret. But I do know that when she opened her eyes again there was a little tear in them.

Then she looked up at her balloon with a little smile, and let go of the string.

By: Jason Webley

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P.S. I love you


I always have a plan but what happens when you don’t… 

Holly: I don’t have a plan, Gerry.

Gerry: That’s okay, love, your plans never work out anyway.

Holly: Hmm. That’s true.

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Go and brush your shoulders off.

Shoulder pads, I am quite obsessed and for a # of reasons:

1. THE 80’s Fashion Staple- I’m an 80’s baby who also loves big hair.

2. Shoulders are sexy.

3. It takes inches off your waist or at least gives the illusion 🙂

4. It makes a statement.

These are my favorite dresses:

Balmain_Jennifer Connelly

Herve Leger by Max Azria_Miley Cyrus

HBO's Post Emmy Award Reception

Movie Montage Monday- Friends with Benefits

Jamie: Here, I’ll take it.
Dylan: You’re really gonna carry my bag? You’re that girl?
Jamie: No. I’m gonna change your life. I’m that girl!
Dylan: My life is already pretty great.
Jamie: Oh, really? Cause you wouldn’t be here if your life were already pretty great.
Dylan: A free trip to New York, I’d be an idiot to turn that down.
Jamie: Well, then I guess you must have been an idiot for the past six months.
Dylan: Ooh! Yeah, a lot of people would say longer than that.

Movie Montage Monday- The Holiday

MMM1So I love movies- and quote them all the time and ironically almost 90% of the events that take place in my life can be channeled through a movie.

Exhibit A: The Holiday– stressing about stress! She takes the words right out of my mouth- I am starting to see the signs of aging and this is why.

Amanda: I need to get out of town. You know, I think I need some peace and quiet… or whatever it is people go away for. You know what I really want to do? I want to eat carbs without wanting to kill myself. You know, I want to read a book! Not just a magazine, an actual book. For years I read this reviews, I buy the books but I never read them. Did you read that article in the New York Times last Sunday? Severe stress makes women age prematurely because stress causes the DNA in our cells to shrink until they can no longer replicate. So when we’re stressed we look haggard. This is just women not men.

Ben: Sorry.

Amanda: And remember when they used to say that single women over the age of 35 were more likely to get killed by a terrorist than to get married? Okay, that was horrible but now our generation is also not getting married and, bonus!, real terrorists actually became part of our lives. So the stress of it all shows up on our faces making us look haggard!

Now what do you have to say about that!?

Stumbled upon.

I am always by chance finding new sites to explore, products to try, and tutorials watch. I am an explorer and should possibly consider a career in research or investigative reporting.

I like to dig- find the source and find the inspiration.

Here’s what I found this week:

Clicking around in Instagram, I sound some earrings I liked which lead me to this site. Keep lets you search thousands of products from all over the net. It’s kind of like a pinterest board that allows you to keep or buy and then take you to the site that sells the item.

A cute Los Angeles boutique! In love with the styling. A must see-

Show Me Your Mumu
Funky, fresh and super cute! A fun site with lots of color and a California girl flare. I’d love lounging in one of their maxis on the Santa Monica Pier…. sigh.

When I grow up…

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When I was younger I would rummage through my mom’s makeup drawer and swipe her Avon sample lipsticks and mix them with my Dr. Pepper lip smuckers chapstick. I would take baby powder and mix it with small squirts of … Continue reading