FALL!

Funny I just posted about how I wish the weather would cool down and it would feel like fall because today it did! I woke up to dark skies, with clouds abounding. It was actually cool enough to enjoy a hot pumpkin spice late. Today was a really happy, just all in all a good day. I spent the morning studying, and took my chemistry test (which I hope I did ok on...). I was going to spend the rest of the day running errands. I picked up my little cousin from school (he will be 13 next month), and I took him with me to do all my errands. It was actually quite fun singing to loud music, getting yummy treats, grocery shopping, even going to the post office and waiting in a long line wasn't so bad. He wasn't even annoying to me anymore! I guess he's growing up! I think I even have a few pictures of us from a few years ago in earlier posts.

Today I was in a really good mood. I dont know if its because I actually took the time to put makeup on, because I think I did well on my test, or what but I think cloudy weather makes any day amazing to me. I love everything about fall weather. I think today was also really exciting because I got some great deals today on supplies I needed to make new earring cards and necklace cards. I only had a coupon on my phone to use at Michaels so I used it on an inexpensive item, and when I tried to have my cousin use it for the more expensive item the guy said I could only use it once in a day! BOO! Disappointingly I left the other thing behind and went to get a paper coupon from my family member, so I could use it at another location. When I went to pay at the register, all the expensive things I got were "the sale of the day" at that store. I was so excited! Yay!

When i got home I made a pumpkin spice syrup to make my own homemade coffee drinks, as well as a vanilla syrup. I used all my supplies I bought earlier to make a prototype for the new necklace and earrings cards. Ill post a copy of the pumpkin spice syrup and vanilla syrup I got from Cook Like a Champion blog. Oh and duh I forgot, I made vegan oatmeal chocolate chip cookies which totally added to the fall mood!

A small snipit of my outfit today



my favorite pair of shoes!

first sweater in months!

YUM!!

pumpkin on the left, vanilla on the right

yummy salad i made for dinner

Tag Prototype


PUMPKIN SPICE SYRUP:

1 1/2 cups water
1 1/2 cups sugar
4 cinnamon sticks
1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
3 tablespoons pumpkin purée

Dissolve sugar & water over medium heat in a saucepan. Then add remaining ingredients and simmer for 5 minutes.