Friday, September 9, 2011

Seven Things & An Award

To coincide with the cooler weather, I wore some fall colors today.  And you've got Melissa to thank for the visual! =) She was so sweet and encouraged me to go ahead and take pictures with my cellphone while my trusty Cybershot is being repaired.

Dress: Target ($7)
Cardi ($3) & Bracelet ($2): Thrifted
Belt ($6) & Shoes ($7): Maurices
Ring: Ooh La La ($8)
Necklace: Borrowed from my Sis 

The super sweet Autumn from Apollo's Idea and the always adorable Whitney from Between the Lines both recently gave me the Versatile Blogger Award! Thanks, girls!  I'm supposed to tell you seven things about myself. Well, really, y'all know me pretty well. I kind of talk about myself all the time. =) So, instead, since fall is right around the corner (and we're all enjoying some cooler temps), I'm going to tell you seven things I love about fall!

1.  The cooler temps! In Florida, the weather that fall brings closely resembles spring, which is my favorite kind of weather ever. Cool, breezy mornings and warm, sunny afternoons. The kind of weather where the humidity is non-existent and it's cool enough for boots, but still warm enough that you could go sit on the beach and soak up some sun if you wanted to. That's my kind of weather!

2.  Candy corn! Oh, yes, my friends, I'm severely addicted to candy corn and those little candy pumpkins. Well, actually, I like candy of all kinds. In fact, when Christmas arrives, I'll be raving about chocolate covered cherries and when Easter approaches, I'll be all about the peanut butter eggs and so on and so forth. But for now, it's fall and candy corn is here and I can't get enough of it!

3.  Chili! Okay, so really, I could eat chili whenever I want, but there's just something about a big bowl of steaming chili when it's cooler outside. I'll be making a big pot soon (if the cool weather sticks around!), and when I do, I'll be sure to share the recipe with you. You'll want to try it, I promise. This is the kind of chili that wins awards! =) 

4.  All of the fun holidays that are approaching! We've got my birthday, which really should be a national holiday. =) Halloween, come on, costumes and candy! It just doesn't get much better than that. Then, Thanksgiving, a holiday where we're allowed to gorge ourselves with delicious food and then shop like crazy the day after. Oh yes, you've got to love that one! And then the one that tops them all, Christmas, where we get to celebrate the birth of the Lord, while giving each other all kinds of fun gifts and eating loads of goodies. Yes, indeed, the holidays that are coming in the next few months are definitely why I love fall!

5.  Campfires! In Florida, we don't do campfires during the summer, because it's too bloody hot. But as soon as the temps drop a bit, we like to light a fire in our little fire pit (we have one of those that sit on the back porch kind of like this one), and make S'mores. That makes for fun times. =)

6.  Apples! I know, you can really get apples any time of year, but during the fall, apples are so sweet and crisp. I love them this time of year!

7. Hearty soups! Okay, I know this ties in pretty closely with chili, but I love a big warm bowl of chunky potato soup or my PawPaw's vegetable soup or seafood gumbo when it's cool outside!

I'm supposed to pick a few other bloggers to give the award to, but it's too hard. I follow like a gajillion blogs and have so many great and inspirational blogger friends, that if I picked every single blogger that I love the list would be like 30 pages long. =) So, I'm foregoing this little step.  Instead, I want to hear what YOU, my readers, love about fall!

Oh, and one more thing. If you notice over there in my little sidebar, I've got an ad up for Shabby Apple.  I've recently become affiliated with them, so if you feel the need to do some online shopping, go check out the their gorgeous dresses here! I hope you all have a fabulous weekend!


Bravoe Runway said...

I think the cellphone is a great option until the camera is fixed! Also...I love chili as well, white bean chili is my favorite :D

rlutz said...

I love a good hearty soup as well as a great vegetable chili!
Love all your fall pops of color today!!

Kayla said...

Those shoes are amazing! They are the perfect compliment to your fall look!

The Suburb Experiment said...

Congratulations on your awards! I can't ever pick just 7 bloggie friends, either. :) I'm glad you're taking pictures again. I keep picking up that dress at Target but for some reason putting it back. I think next time it needs to make it through checkout.

It's not even remotely cool here but I have a major craving for chili now. Mmmmm.

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Fashion By Alicia said...

Great shoes!

Whitney said...

I love the outfit today! It gives me ideas!
I'm wearing a similar colored outfit. Great minds.


TaraMixandMatch said...

I love your shoes!

oomph. said...

i'm all for hearty soups! soups and salads are definitely favorites. congrats on the awards!

ps.saw your feature on they had approached me as well, so when i was checking out the site i came across yours :)

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Style Journey said...

Yah! A picture of your lovely face! Super cute fall outfit and the shoes are great!

I love candy too! I'm surprised I am not toothless from all the sugar! Chili is yummy and love Black Friday! Have a great weekend :-)

Oh yeah, Congrats on your awards, you deserve them ;)

Kish said...

In my best Homer Simpson imitation:
Love chili. That my husband makes, that is.
Love apples. The "crispy" kind, too.
And if the weather in Houston stays like it's been for the past week (minus the brush/grass fires that have popped up around town)...I would love that, too.

Congratulations, you versatile blogger, you! I love the colors of your outfit...definitely puts me in the mood for Fall!

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Bravoe Runway said...

Hi Tiffany! Thank you for asking about the children's clothing and designs. My mom is actually starting to warm up to the idea of an etsy store so I'll be sure to keep you posted ;) Have a great weekend and hope all is going well w/the camera situation!

Monica and Whitney said...

You look so good in orange!

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sharon lei said...

adorable flats.

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t said...

Cute shoes! Congrats on the blog award!

Mongs said...

Cute! You've got a lovely smile. Love the mustard bolero. I'm a fan of boleros. The shoes are adorable, I like the leopard print. Thanks for your prayers Tiffany, you're so sweet!


Neris / Fashion Fractions said...

congrats on the award! nice to know more about you! love your flats :)

Happy Monday!


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Jess said...

Ahhhh, fall! I love all of those things, too! Just wish the cooler weather lasted a little longer down here. ;)

I have decided that you and I must go thrifting together one day, you seem to find some great stuff. I need guidance. LOL

Tara said...

Oh, those stupid pumpkins! I've decided to incorporate them into my fall decorating, which, in hindsight, was maybe not the best idea. I've been eating them nonstop ever since I brought them into my house...

Love the fall colors! I think I'm skipping the rest of the summer and just moving straight on to fall :)

Elissa said...

i LOVE your shoes! I don't think there's a Maurices near me unfortunately