Sunday, 2 November 2014

LIFE: Autumnal Days

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Autumn makes me homely, it makes me want to draw the curtains tight, crawl under a blanket, pour a huge hot chocolate and watch TV, read a little more. More so now we own a house, a house that's ours, there's space to decorate, to celebrate the seasons, a bird feeder in front of the living room window that entertains me as much as the cats. I've been working away with vinyl records playing again, feeling a little braver about sharing our collection on instagram.

Suffering from stress, anxiety, buying a house and the process of buying one, for me was awful. I lost sleep, so much sleep, it wore me down, it drained me. But in the end it was worth eating up all of our savings, the last couple of months have been hard money wise, my stress levels dip and flow but i'm looking forward to the last couple of months 2014 has in store, as we finally return to our normal routine. 

November marks the third year of calling the US home, yet another year has passed by in a heartbeat. America has given me opportunities, experiences, a way of life I never thought I would experience for myself. With Halloween us passing by and Thanksgiving on the horizon, these holidays that Americans embrace, take to heart remind me why I love this country. It sure likes to celebrate.

Happiness has been:


Reading comics (Ms Marvel, Hellblazer, Cpt Marvel) // joe spoiling me with dutch girl donuts and roses // american candy - the tootsie rolls, almond joy and reeses <3 // kitty snuggles // instagram for helping me capture those little moments // sweet potato curry // autumn colours // watching constantine // vintage penguin mugs // reeses puffs cereals

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  1. I swear I prefer american candy over the sweets here! reeses puffs cereal makes me very jealous!

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    1. I'm not a big cereal fan but the reeses puffs have won me over, they are delicious.

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  2. I know exactly what you mean by the stress of moving, I never want to move house again, it took so much out of me.

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    1. Yeah i'm content to stay here a long while after all that stress.

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  3. I love those leaves - moving is mega stressful.

    Lizzie's Daily Blog

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    1. Moving is stressful alone without the buying part thrown in for good measure. Plus I had visa stuff going on at the same time. All added up.

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  4. Those photographs are so cosy - I absolutely love them! I'm glad to hear you're now fully moved in and settled, and wish you all the happiness in your new place!

    Steph xx
    Lay It Bare

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    1. Thanks, we've been here for four months but it's only been in the last week or so that feeling the stress of it all fade a way a little. Plus having the back room more room like than dumping ground has been a help.

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  5. Oh that kitty is just so cute! Buying a house must be very stressful but glad it has calmed down - hope the next two months go well :) x

    Jasmin Charlotte | UK Lifestyle Blog

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    1. Haha Ed has her moments of cuteness when she wants!

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  6. I'm glad you are loving Instagram! I need to use it more often! Reese's cups are sooo good. Have you tried the dark chocolate Reese's? Omg, heaven!

    Jessica
    the.pyreflies.org

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    1. Can't say i've come across the dark chocolate ones, once i've worked my way through the Halloween left overs i'll have to grab some to try!

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  7. house buying is stressful for sure! Hopefully you feel more settled soon, I feel ya on the poor front, houses suck your money but totally worth it.

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    1. Yeah the last week things have settled, hopefully it continues.

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  8. Wow it seems like no time at all since you moved!

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    1. I know right?! This year has whizzed by!

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  9. I am about to buy a house and I am not looking forward to the stress but I am hoping it will be worth it!x

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    1. Oh it's certainly worth it, i'm glad we went through the whole process but as a first time buyer, it's hard to get onto the ladder. Still it was enough to put me off wanting to go through it again for while.

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  10. I can't imagine the stress with the house and getting it all sorted. Usually I think things won't bother me and then I kind of go a bit crazy with the stress and the insomnia. Hopefully everything will start to relax and by the New Year you'll be back up and running as normal :)

    Penguin mugs, totally cool. Constantine, totally cool. Sweet potato, totally cool. You sure are totally cool right now!

    On a serious note, you know where I am, if you need an ear to chew :) Here's to more money (at some point too), I'm feeling the pain of pennies too.

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    1. I'm totally cool and totally cold right now - tis a chilly day, windy too. I'm also eating a doughnut so I think I blew the coolness radar to pieces.

      If you ever get around to working on growing a money tree in that little lab of yours, hit me up with some seeds ;)

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  11. Congrats on buying a house! And you now have your very own place for Christmas to start new traditions in! That's what savings are for ;)

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  12. Autumn makes me read a lot. I am happy for you and that you have your own house. Must be a great feeling. And isn't Ms. Marvel just great? I just loves those comics!
    Andreea | http://catsfika.blogspot.ro/
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  13. I love everything about autumn, from the landscape to all the delicious autumnal food. Sorry your house buying was so stressful - I found it exactly the same! I love your pics and I'm looking forward to checking out your Instagram too x

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  14. that is a pretty cool looking kitty. I need to go back to Dutch Girl someday.

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  15. These are great photos. They make me feel very warm.

    Melissa
    wildflwrchild.blogspot.com

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  16. Those penguin mugs are adorable! I'm just so drawn to anything with penguins; they're too cute! I'm glad that your stress levels have dipped now. Buying a house is one of the most stressful things you'll ever do or so they say so at least you've got it over and done with - at least for the time being! 2014 has certainly been a stressful year for me too but I'm glad that it's mellowed out now and I can look forward to having a nice relaxing last couple of months - hopefully!
    Debi x

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  17. Penguin mugs, yes!
    And it sounds like the worst of the house buying/moving/sorting is done for you, now to have a mega American Christmas in your new home yes? That's (sort of) where we're at...but with less American.
    M x

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  18. Your penguin mugs are AMAZING. Penguins in general are pretty amazing actually. I agree that instagram is great for capturing little moments.

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