Things I’m Loving These Days

Everything Fall and Fall Care Packages!

I love everything about fall. I love the cooler weather and especially getting a break from the humidity. I love the colorful leaves on the trees and walking in the woods in fallen crunchy leaves. I took a walk in the neighborhood this afternoon with camera in hand and it did my soul good. And if you know me, you know I love all things pumpkin. There’s a loaf of pumpkin bread in the oven now as I type. When my sons were in college, every year around Halloween, I would send them each a fall care package. I loved doing it and they enjoyed receiving them. I miss making college care packages. So last week my sister and I got together and purchased a few items and made a fall care package and I packed it all up and sent it to my niece who is away in veterinary school. I put Halloween M&Ms, Butterfingers and Reese’s Peanut Butter cups (her favorite candies) in it and made her some homemade brownies and chocolate chip cookies to share with roommates/friends. I threw in some popcorn, hot chocolate packets, a fall candle and tea light burner with autumn scented tea lights (she takes after her Aunt Gail and is a candle nut too), some Halloween/fall decor, Halloween socks, Halloween napkins and plates, and decorative autumn hand towels. My youngest son told me the other day that it was always so much fun opening his care package and seeing what was in it, and getting to share all the goodies with his roommates. He said it always lifted his spirits at a much-needed time— midterm exam time.


Gorgeous fall foliage I saw on my neighborhood walk today


God’s Glory!  And isn’t it splendid?



Hot fresh pumpkin bread just out of the oven.  A fall favorite!


Fall care package goodies for my niece.  They arrived at her apartment on Halloween.

This is Us Season One DVD

I feel like I’m late to the party on this one but hubby and I just finished watching Season One of This is Us on DVD.  I had heard so many good things. We both like it but oh my, that show makes me cry hard. I’ve seen hubby wiping his eyes a few times too. It’s about real life and real life can be hard sometimes…. and sad.


Land O Lakes Hot Cocoa

It’s that time of year when we have an occasional cup of hot cocoa. I love this brand! Hubby’s favorite is the Chocolate Supreme and mine is the Mint. There’s nothing like a cup of hot cocoa with a warm slice of pumpkin bread to warm you up on a cool fall night! Yum!


 Nicole Miller white iridescent lighted pumpkin

I found this at Marshall’s a couple of years ago. I set it out in my den at Halloween each year and leave it out through Thanksgiving. It gives the perfect ambiance to our den and even hubby commented how much he likes it and how it makes pretty patterns on the den wall next to the end table we have it sitting on. It was a bargain and I love it.


Autumn candles




Happy Fall!


About Gail

I am a wife, mother, sister, aunt, friend, veterinarian, and wanna be writer. I love nature and animals of all kinds, music, cooking, and spending time with my family.
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2 Responses to Things I’m Loving These Days

  1. Relax... says:

    Lovely photos, and, I wish you been my aunt, lol!

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