oh hello autumn.

As I sit here writing this, the weather in Chicago has finally taken a turn for the cool. After a sweltering summer, September has brought with it some much needed crisp, cool air. And as amazing as this summer was, I won’t be missing the humid heat.

With fall finally here, I’m excited for;

hot drinks (like mochas and apple cider <3),

new knitting projects,

pretty new boots,

And lots of baking! I can’t wait to dabble with pumpkin-flavored goodies again. This week, I’ll be trying my hand at dulce de leche brownies (from A Chica Bakes) and afterwards, I’ll be trying to make some pumpkin cheesecake muffins (as pictured above from Sugar Cooking); I spotted this muffin on Pinterest and have been obsessed with the idea of making them ever since.

In addition to this lovely change in the weather, I had a great, long weekend. I was off on Friday in addition to today, which resulted in a much-needed four day weekend. Alex and I hung out, ran errands, checked out apartments (and he may have finally found one!) and lots of yummy food on Friday. I met his parents (gulp!) on Saturday, and it was a great time filled with pizza and beer. Sunday was brunch and being productive on our respective laptops, followed by Thai food and movie night… and a few hours of playing Rock Band together. Today we slept in, made breakfast and hung out a bit before I finally made my way home.

Now, back to the grind tomorrow. Next weekend is the Renegade Craft Fair, which I’m so excited to go to. :)

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