what I read in October [+ a giveaway]

October brought with it the coziness that is one of my favorite parts of the fall season. I love the hot coffee and tea parties; the cranberry muffins and pumpkin cake; the soup pot bubbling on the stove and the smell of fresh bread. But I also love fall evenings, curling up with a book…

full & ripe days.

Oh August, what a full and ripe month you are. These thirty one days have practically been bursting and I’m so grateful. (And this also explains my two week sabbatical from blogging, if you were wondering.) Hot and humid days. Pennsylvania was full of blistering, sweltering heat. I felt the irony of the direct contrast…