Tuesday, October 1, 2013

A New Season & Link Up.

I guess Fall is here. The leaves are falling, we've begun pulling out scarves and boots and windows are open all day long. This part of Fall is my favorite. The time when the air is still warm but the trees are turning orange and red. Today, I dropped Scarlett off at school, (tears on the way home again) and then decided to keep myself busy and not think about things so much. I picked up some apples and brought them home to make apple crisp. I cleaned the house and opened the windows to let in the wonderful crisp Autumn air. I did my 6 loads of laundry, prepped a dinner recipe that I got from my sister and then counted the minutes until I could pick Scarlett up. 

As I drove to pick her up, I started thinking. I do that too much. These last two weeks of Scarlett being in school, I've been tormented. I drop her off and then cry the whole way home. I have yet to start working. Why did I start her in daycare already? Around here, when you get into a good daycare/preschool, you take your spot while you can. Waiting lists are long. I'm still doing the interview thing and it's taking a lot of convincing from myself to get through these days. 
"Yes, you are doing this for the best and yes things will get easier." 

We all go through seasons. With each new season, you miss things about the one passing. I miss warm Summer nights and beach days. A lot of times we aren't ready for a new season. But you have to remember to look forward to all the good things to come. There are so many things I love about Fall and Winter, too.  

Here in my home, we are going through a new season, too. And when I think about things like this, it eases the pain a bit. Of course it's hard to get used to not having Scarlett by my side every moment. But when I pick her up, her face lighting up as she runs to me.....I live for those moments. I know that there are still good things to come. I'm trying to let go of my Summer and open my heart to welcome the Fall. 
Necklace c/o: ello LOVE Designs
Turban Headband c/o: Rayna Jaye 

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  1. I love this time of year also, love having my windows open all day long and of course wearing scarves is my favorite accessory to wear!! Love these pictures and love your hair!!! :)

    Sincerely Miss Ash
    Instagram @sincerelymissash

  2. Love your fall pictures sweet friend ! You are such a beauty and have such a way with words ! You make me want to bake apple crisp and open my windows haha !! I hope this transitioning period keeps getting easier and easier for you ! Loved reading your post =) xoxo

    p.s. love that necklace ! the owner of ello love is one of my dear friends!

  3. It must be tough to see your baby girl off to school! But I bet it's awesome to pick her up at the end of the day! I love your photos - I love fall so much! And you are gorgeous!

    1. It really is tough....but you do what you got to. Thank you! I am adoring the fall, too!!! YOU. R. TOO. SWEET! XOXO

  4. LOOOVE that necklace, and I'm obsessed with your jeans!! Hopefully dropping off your little one gets easier!



  5. What a great way to spend an Autumn day - enjoy the rest of your week!

  6. Hi Lauren!

    I just discovered your blog and absolutely LOVE it!! Your writing and photos are beautiful (and so is Scarlett, adorable!). I can really relate to what you wrote here about seasons, I have a change of life season approaching and it was nice to read your perspective on it, which definitely gave me comfort and a good perspective on embracing the new, but still knowing it's ok to miss the old :)

    I'm so happy to have found your blog and look forward to reading more!

    Lauren xx

    1. Lauren! Thank you so much!!! You are the sweetest thing. I am going to check out stylelixir now.....thanks for coming by dear! XOXO

  7. Love that necklace girlie! So cool!!!

    xo, Kristen

  8. Oh gosh.. I'm fixing to have to go through the same thing with my little one starting kindergarten next year.. I couldn't bring myself to put her in 4K (even though it would have been good for her--it was too hard for ME! LOL) I like to NOT think about it approaching us so quickly..

  9. You are beautiful! Love your eye makeup :)

  10. I found your blog on the Best of Friday style link up. I love your style and I can only imagine what you are going through. I dread the day that my baby girl starts school. Life will be so different. I write a mommy fashion blog over at www.fashionistamomma.com :)


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