Wondrous Winter Wear

It’s that time again. That’s right. All the warm comfy clothes are out. Cold weather (this year being more frigid than normal in most places)  means layers, scarves, sweatshirts and sweaters. Isn’t it wonderful? Oversized sweatshirts are some of my favorite autumn/winter clothes to wear. If I had to choose between autumn and winter, winter would win. Winter is my home. Though it wasn’t always so special to me. I used to hate having my birthday in December, always cloudy and blustery with wind. But now I love it. I’m not sure when that changed, but now winter is brilliant. I could go on and on with what I love about winter.

  • Oversized sweatshirts

  • Warm drinks like hot apple cider, coffee, and tea

  • Snow

  • Christmas

  • My birthday

  • Food lol

My absolute favorite thing though, would have to be ice storms. Now, I do realize that they wreak havoc. They cause accidents, destroy cars and buildings, and make everyone late for work. But they bring so much beauty. The whole world looks frozen and completely still for a while. You forget about your deadlines and your worries. And though I love fashion, I do love being able to wear big, baggy clothing and being comfortable while still getting a nice look.

Boots can help provide that cute look and they always come out in the winter because they are so warm. Though they do not always provide good traction, they are warm and come in many cute styles. If it didn’t get so humid in Ohio, I would wear boots in the summer too. They are so versatile; they go with almost anything. For my birthday I got a pair of black combat boots with blue plaid inside. I wear them whenever I get the chance because they are so comfortable and warm.

So my question for today is what is your favorite winter clothing item? My new boots are my favorite. Also, which season is your favorite? I hope you enjoyed my insights on winter clothing and I can’t wait to read yours.

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No More Pumpkin Spice!

Hello and Happy Autumn! It is now the season of pumpkin spice EVERYTHING. Personally, I love pumpkin spice coffees and desserts as much as the next guy. Maybe even more than the next guy. However, I have noticed that, especially this year, it has taken over everything. There are pumpkin coffees, coffee creamers, breads, muffins, cakes, cookies, candles, air fresheners, Hershey Kisses®, even pumpkin spice Silk Milk®!

pumpkin spice silk                                                                                                       pumpkin spice hershey kiss

It’s like we can’t fully enjoy the wonders of autumn without pumpkin spice bombarding our senses. There are so many other wonderful flavors and scents that can represent autumn. Like apples and cinnamon and ginger and pecans. There’s warm vanilla and smooth caramel and pear. Now I bet some of you are thinking something like, “What? Pear! Has she lost her mind? That’s not an autumn scent.” Well I can assure you, I have not lost my mind. Just think about it: pear is a light and inviting scent. One that goes well with most spices (cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, etc.). It really is perfect for the season. And of course there are the simple, yet warm and inviting scents of autumn woods, the light smoky-ness of burning leaves, and the deep calm of moist soil.

What has happened to these scents and flavors? As I said earlier, I do love pumpkin spice, but I enjoy a wide variety of scents throughout the season. Also, I wouldn’t want to just make pumpkin pie, cake muffins and cookies. I love an apple pie in autumn because the apples are at their best, and you can dress it up more with some caramel, different spice variations, and you can make it festive with a turkey or cutout leaves to put on the crust. There are so many varieties of cookies and cakes and drinks. Warmed spiced apple cider and hot teas are some of my personal favorite drinks. I always enjoy an apple pie and I also love having simple cookies with cinnamon and/or ginger. If you love to try recipes with a fancy look and name you could try a maple cheesecake with roasted pears. I found this on Martha Stewart’s website and thought it looked delicious. http://www.marthastewart.com/274993/fall-harvest-desserts#329044

So my whole point in this rant is to inspire you to broaden your horizons, and try your nose and taste buds at something new. Keep your pumpkin spice, but don’t eat and smell just that. Please, please, please branch out from your norm and comfort zone and try just one thing different this year. Also, I would love to hear about your autumn favorites. Drinks, desserts, and scents. I hope you enjoyed my suggestions! I can’t wait to read yours.

Here We Go!

Hi! So I’m making this blog about two things. Food (well mainly desserts) and fashion. I have a love for fashion of all kinds. I also love to cook and especially to bake. I have a dream to someday own a bakery, and to run it stylishly, of course. I may not have the most eloquent writing style, but I will try my best. Basically I want this to be a place I can share my favorite creations and fashions. I hope it will grow and make me a better baker and fashionista. I hope you enjoy!