Fun Stuff! November 6, 2017

My Top 5 Favorites in the Fall


With it being November now, I thought why not share my top favorite things in the Fall! This time of year is so beautiful (even with the crazy snow!!! – don’t shoot me – I LOVE snow!).



What is better than pumpkin flavored EVERYTHING?! One of my favorite things to make this time of year is pumpkin cheesecake. It is so easy and delicious… even pumpkin haters would want a bite! What is even cuter, is that I make them in the mini Graham Cracker Pie Crusts….to die for.

I was introduced to this recipe, by my favorite lender (Karen Huff @ Guild Mortgage), my first year in Real Estate. I fell in love with it, and have made it every year, since!


Pumpkin carving is also a family favorite (usually I help the girls with theirs and mine just ends up not being carved) 😉 This year Ambria wanted her carving to be a Cat, and Amalie wanted a Dinosaur… Although, I expected nothing less than these selections, as they coincide with their Halloween costumes.



The Turning of the Leaves


Let’s face it, one of the best parts of Fall, is the changing of the leaves. The mixtures of bright reds, oranges and yellow as you drive through the scenic roads of Whidbey Island. It may only last for a few weeks, but the outdoors is just stunning (and makes hiking just that more fun!).

The leaves changing in Oak Harbor, WA

Hot Cider


There is nothing more delicious, than sitting around a fire pit with a hot glass of cider. Am I right, or am I right? Since the weather is really starting to change now, by evening time it can be down in the 40’s, but the warmth of the flames from our fire pit and the hot cider is just a perfect combo. I prefer to make the hot cider myself – typically from a pinterest recipe, but ofcourse, you can buy it pre-made, too!



Fall decor is probably the BEST. It’s that time of year where the weather really changes…the blankets come out, the candles get lit, and all the cute decor you’ve been storing away in your closet for the past year makes a reappearance. Pumpkins on the porch, a bright and colorful wreath on your front door and fall inspired decor on the dining table. There are so many options at this time of year and the stores are FULL of anything you could think of…pumpkin cushions, pumpkin spiced candles…you name it and they will have it.



I know I’m not the only one who looks forward to being able to throw on a big, warm, snuggly sweater. Being a Real Estate Broker, I am out and about in the cold showing houses and meeting new clients a lot, so cute, comfy sweaters are vital!


I look forward to seeing some of you around town, with your pumpkin spiced lattes and your big, warm sweaters. For now, I’ve gotta get prepping for Thanksgiving and selling some more houses 😉


All the love,