Falling Into Fall

Today I finally embraced the season by going out to the local farms and enjoying all things Fall. My boyfriend came along for the ride (he’s still getting used to my blogging and photo-taking obsession), and it was so much fun! We went apple picking, cider tasting, jelly shopping, and of course – picked the perfect pumpkins! Other than each other of course… But ultimately, my favorite thing about Fall is the fashion style that comes along with it! There’s nothing I love more than putting on a comfy sweater and a blanket scarf to stay cozy during all the festivities.

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Shop this look: Sweater – $39 (Nordstrom), Scarf – $25 (ModCloth), Boots – $50 (Target)

I was pleasantly surprised how well my boyfriend was able to handle the camera considering he’s not one of those ‘picture-happy’ guys all the time. But taking photos was actually his favorite part of the day! I don’t know why I never asked him sooner! Anyways, after some pics here and some pics there we decided to look around and do some shopping…

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We found this cute set-up at the High Country Orchard Farm in the Greenbluff area of Spokane, Washington. How cute is this! I couldn’t help but gawk over the vintage wooden decor and all the cute accessories they had. If you’re ever in the region, I would highly recommend stopping at this place! They have tons of fresh, handmade food and of course – apple cider! Yum!

Next, we headed off to the Harvest House and picked out some pumpkins to carve; however, we ended up finding some local Pumpkin beer and ended up using one of the pumpkins to make a beer tap (you can find out more on how to do this in my previous Fall post). It turned out way better than expected! So don’t forget to add that to this year’s Fall Bucket List: Try Pumpkin Beer.

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I can’t get enough of Fall and all the wonderful things that come with it, but winter is quickly approaching so be sure to get in all the things you want to do before the snow starts falling!

What have been some of your favorite activities so far this season?

XO,

Chanel

Tis the Season

Over the past week of finals and packing to go home, I have been going through some of my friends from home’s Facebook pages, to catch up a little bit before seeing everyone again; and I can’t believe how much has changed in the past four months. As I’ve been gone for my first semester of sophomore year, my friends have become parents, fallen out of love, tried new things for the first time. I can’t help but feel a little torn over not being there for all of it, but I have learn a significant lesson from reflecting on all these events and thinking of those I love – people are so incredibly STRONG.

Strength is not something that one can be taught; it is something that one must learn himself.

Knowing everything that my friends have been struggling with the past few months, the things they have learned, and the mountains they have outcome, just fills my heart. It just reminds me how ignorant I can be of the things that people are facing every single day. People are so strong, so, so strong. I admire that in people.

So with the holidays nearly a week away, smile at everyone you see – you might be the one to brighten their day. Send a quick text to a friend you haven’t talked to in a while – you might be the only one telling them you’re thinking of them. People are strong because they have to be, but this season lets all share the burden a little bit.  It’s okay to be strong for others when they can’t be, and it’s okay to allow others to be strong for us when we can’t be. Spread some love this holiday season.

Happy Holidays everyone! xx