Friday, October 23, 2015

taking stock | 04

I have survived a little over two years living in New York City. Two years?!?! Seems like yesterday I moved here with my two very large, over-stuffed suitcases & settled into my first teeny tiny apartment. So many things have changed since the fall of 2013 so it only seems fitting that I take stock as I head into my third year {& bracing for the arctic winter ahead}. 

Making: plans for a BBQ & bonfire night with friends
Cooking: a polish dinner tonight
Drinking: lots of water & hot tea
Reading: this funny article
Wanting: an elephant print for my room
Playing: Thomas Rhett | South Side
Enjoying: simple weekend plans
Looking: forward to my visitors next month!
Liking: Love My Goat & Friday night date nights
Giggling: while watching this video from The Ellen Show. I am patiently waiting for this years post.
Needing: a manicure
Smelling: my favorite creamy pumpkin candle
Wearing: a striped sweater dress & boots
Counting: down the days until 2016 . . . it's going to be my year!
Feeling: the struggles of the changing weather {hello sinus & cold season}
Bookmarking: soooo many recipes {especially from Half Baked Harvest}

Monday, October 12, 2015

we shall watch sports & pick apples

So far October has proven to be idyllic. The weather could not be more perfect, Alabama football traditions are in full swing, & enough crock pot recipes have been bookmarked to last the season. Weekends have been chocked full of fun events . . . 
Introduced some friends to The Ainsworth to watch the Tide beat the Georgia Bulldogs
Best part of the day was running into family friends from my Birmingham church.
I have become obsessed with this food blog. I made my own version of her Autumn Chicken & Phyllo Dough Pot Pie. I have leftovers for days & it left the apartment smelling delicious!
Hockey season has begun! 
Bryan, myself, & my friend Jenna spent Sunday afternoon in Warwick, New York. It's a quaint little town just an hour north of Manhattan. We picked apples from Maskers Orchards, saw some farm animals, & ate apple cider doughnuts. 
"Act like you love apple picking Bry!" He was a great sport playing chauffeur & putting up with our "Isn't this so cute?!" & "Look how pretty!"
But seriously, how pretty is this view?!