October Life Lately

The weather in Portland has turned dreary per usual for this time of year. Luckily, I was able to sneak in a trip to the pumpkin patch before the rainy season officially started. Seeing my oldest so entranced by the pumpkins made me wish I could have bought them all. This October has not gone exactly to plan (I really wanted to go to at least two pumpkin patches), but it is still early enough that I might be able to turn this month around.

Of course, this month has been more than pumpkin patches and rainy weather.

When Becoming Beautiful Makes You Ugly

This isn't a story about plastic surgery gone wrong or about excess skin from weight loss.

This is a story about someone near and dear to my heart. Someone who wasn't unattractive by any means; but had a love for food, which was made evident by the few extra pounds they were carrying. Their clothes were modest, unassuming and didn't always match.

Fall DIY Roundup

So I have a secret to tell you.  I am a blogger that can't DIY.

So many bloggers show tutorials on how to make tomato cage Christmas trees or dip dye a chambray shirt. I, however, am not one of them. This doesn't mean I don't try to DIY, it just means I shouldn't. Just ask my husband. I have had so many Pinterest fails, wasted so much money at Michaels, and have gotten mad at a bunch of sticks more times than I can count.

Of course, there is a part of me that longs for the DIY, but I must live vicariously through you. I have rounded up some of my favorite Fall DIYs for those of you that still haven't gotten around to decorating.

I hope that some of these DIYs have inspired you to get crafty this season. My favorite was the white pumpkin vase with the dried flowers. What was your favorite DIY? 

P.S. What did you think of the Google Slides? Would you rather have a long page or do you like the slider?