Happy Friday!  These last few weeks have been awesome, but incredibly exhausting.  Which for me, means going to bed at 9:30 instead of 8:30 (I do feel the need to justify my bedtime by mentioning that I get up at 5 to exercise before I go to work… But I am fully aware that I have a bedtime– and sleepy temperament– of a toddler). And I’m a serious bear without a full 8 hours of sleep under my belt.  So, I have decided to slow down a bit and simply share some of my most recent faves.

Wanting: this perfect fall to last forever.

Reading: The Girls.  This actually wasn’t one that I picked out, but one that was chosen for me.  I thought I would  h a t e  it, but I’m actually loving it.

Watching: ALL the fall shows that are back! The Mindy Project, How to Get Away with Murder, New Girl, Grey’s Anatomy… I’m a background-TV junkie.

Listening: to Teton whine incessantly until I let him snuggle on the couch (completely under my blanket and in my lap because he is a whole new level of needy)

Hoping: all of the baking I have been doing will magically stop affecting my wallet and waistline.

Waiting: for Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, like the true Hufflepuff that I am.

Getting: better at not sweating the small stuff.  This, of course, still puts me miles behind a normal person, but I am improving!

Wishing: there were more hours in the day (like everyone else EVER, but I can’t always be insanely witty and original).

Working: on buying Christmas gifts early this year to avoid extra holiday stress.

Dreaming: of more sleep.

Munching: on the last of our Farmer’s Market salsa. I should be savoring it… Instead, I am piling it on everything.

Sipping: coffee with cinnamon, sugar, and a bit of milk. A LOT.

Finishing: another pint of Ben & Jerry’s Phish Food.

Planning: constantly.  My “planning brain” literally never shuts off. It’s ridiculous and completely unnecessary.

Saving: all of the neighborhood cats and squirrels lives by keeping Teton inside the house.  Yet, they still enjoy taunting him by strutting across our fence line.

Looking: like Daisy Duck— according to Brady.

Wearing: a t-shirt and jeans whenever possible.  Just like I have since I was in junior high.  #ifitaintbrokedontfixit

Buying: every skincare value set (they make it seem like I’m saving so much money!) Sephora has to offer.  It’s an actual addiction.

Refusing: to rush through fall, and head right into Christmas.

Organizing: my newly minimalized make-up collection.


Bookmarking: way too many fall recipes.

*Thanks abalancingpeach for this outline.

Thanks for reading,


  • I love that you do this format because I love reading someone else’s more than my own 🙂 Skincare + chai tea’s have been my guilty pleasures this fall! They seem to go hand in hand with me starting to pre-hibernate before winter gets here. And amen to dreaming of more sleep. xo

    Kelsey |

    • These are some of my favorites too! A simple way to check in on what others are loving. The skincare and chai obsession is very real and something I can definitely share with you!

  • The Fantastic Beasts trailer looks so good! I love Sephora’s skincare value sets… Now that the weather is changing, it only seems logical that I buy another. I’m also working on not sweating the small stuff. Sometimes it’s easier said than done, but it’s also helped alleviate a lot of stress!

    Have a great weekend!
    Sarah //

    • Thank goodness I’m not the only one stressing out there! But, I love hearing that we are both doing a bit better (most days…). I love to hear from another Potter nerd. It’s definitely on my Must-See list!

      Thanks so much for checking in!