|Pumpkin Spice Latte|
~ L.M. Montgomery, Anne of Green Gables
It's sort of a white girl cliche' to look forward to your very first Pumpkin Spice Latte from Starbucks. These lattes are seasonal treats, and you know, once you have that first taste, Fall is in the air. We begin to look at the leaves a little closer, putting on our sunglasses to catch those warm hues, only to remove them and see the still-green leaves. We begin to dig in the back of our closets, hoping to pair that fantastic plum colored scarf with those new dark jeans and brown riding boots. However, if you live in the South, you know it will be a few more weeks until you are able to truly embrace the season.
Which is what I am doing. Embracing the season. By doing so, I have so many new goals and ideas, I am just bursting at the seams to get started on them all! Though I have not written in my blog for a while now, I have pulled together enough life experiences to have some decent content for a while.
For one, I have been working fairly hard at the Cannonball House, the museum I run. We've added a lot of new programming, and I wanted to make sure that it goes well, so I am pushing those events into the community. I've also picked up quite a bit of freelance work! I wrote some articles I am very proud of in the latest issue of Macon Magazine, and the work I am doing in the 11th Hour is getting a little buzz - even on Georgia Public Broadcasting! Not bad for a former journalist- turned PR chick - turned Museum director/freelance writer. Not bad at all.
|Hanging out in City Market, a boutique and art gallery area of Savannah, Georgia|
|Relaxing on the Savannah River|
|Hanging out at the Wedding on Tybee Island|
|The Happy Couple|
|Adorable Wedding Cake|
|Kevin Barry's Irish Pub, Savannah|
|Guinness at Kevin Barry's|
|Bourbon Bar, Macon, GA|
|Pumpkin Spice Martini|
|Campfire at the Farm|
|Kid's Kitchen at the Cannonball House|
|Raggedy Ann Cake by Erica|
|The staff made a beautiful banner made of rags!|
|Brenda read the story of Raggedy Ann!|
|And of course, there were crafts and games!|
|Picking muscadines on the farm!|
|Pouring Turkish Chai|
Speaking of teas and coffees.. I started throwing some tea parties, and they are going really well!!
|October Themed Tea Party|
|Tea Party foods prepared by Telisa|
Parties have always been my thing...
I recently attended a party that had the most BEAUTIFUL floral arrangement. (If you are into that kind of thing... which... I am!)
|Home in Shirley Hills where the party was thrown|
Their home is VERY much a typical Southern home - complete with columns and amazing outdoor entertaining space.
|Beautiful screened in porch|
|That floral arrangement!|
|Quilter at Historic Andersonville|
Did I mention Alabama whipped Georgia's behind in football?
No big surprise there. lol
|Grand baby time!|
|Peanuts are a major crop in Georgia|
|Sunflower Fields in South Georgia|
|Me picking a pumpkin|
|Our pumpkins on the pier at the cabin|
|Our Pumpkins at night|
I've got a few more doozies to knock off before I wrap this month up, but all is going well!
Tell me about some of your Autumn traditions? What's new in your world?