Wednesday, October 28, 2015

25 songs to get you into the autumn feels

Does anyone else adjust what they listen to according to the weather? I feel like I have to listen to happier and upbeat stuff when it's sunny. Fall and winter fit so well into my music. 
My music taste tends to lean towards the very soft and calming tone.
Acoustic guitars, softly singing voices, violins, etc.

So here's a small playlist of my favorite songs of the moment, with a bit of a fall tone to it.
They'll be the perfect songs to listen to while driving in your car on a cloudy fall day.

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Flower Child Blouse

I've been watching Girls lately, a lot. It's a pretty great show. There's one character named Jessa whose bohemian style makes me want to wear nothing but soft bras, wide brimmed hats, and flowy peasant blouses and dresses.
I've been seeing these type of blouses all over pinterest.

So when I saw this shirt,

I couldn't help myself. I just want to be a bohemian wildflower child sometimes.

I love it. I want to be even more bohemian! Maybe I'll start wearing a flower crown now. Just kidding. I can't pull that stuff off.
Or can I?

Monday, October 19, 2015

Auntie Sydnee

Baby girl is here!

My brother and his wife had a sweet baby girl this weekend.
I'm completely in love. She's so perfect. I couldn't let her go.

I love being an aunt. I really do. Being an aunt to two adorable children?
Yeah, I'm in heaven.

Welcome to the world sweet Nora. I'll probably be getting you an American Girl doll soon.

Friday, October 16, 2015

Friday Favorite | Gone to Plaid

I know this one seems pretty obvious but man..

I love plaid.
If you don't love plaid flannel, you're missing out.

I wear it way more than I'd like to admit. This year it is the "Season of Plaid" in my opinion.
I guess you could say I've "Gone to Plaid".

Have you even been to Target? (Of course you have, what a silly question to ask.)
They have it all over the place. Even the store is decorated in it. I bought a throw that I have to lay on my lap whenever I have my computer. 

Make your life just as plaid as it should be.

Tis the season of PLAID

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

My Transition Into Autumn (squeal)

I have a standing rack in my room where I hang all of my cutest and most favorite clothes to always see.
It's mostly because I need more room in my closet so I basically made another. But that doesn't matter! It still looks really cool.
Since the air is chilling and my summer sundresses won't really make much use, I decided to switch my standing wardrobe so something a little more fitting. A little more.. autumn.

Here is what it looked like before:

A few cream sundresses, sandals, light floral blouses, you don't belong here anymore.
Let's pack them up and store them away for a little while.

Time for some sweaters, flannel, jackets, and boots!

This actually took me a while to find the exact things I wanted to put on my wardrobe. I kept in a nice color palette. I like it better that way.

If you have storage problems in a closet and have some room for a rack, go ahead and buy this. That's the same rack I have in my room. It's only $10! And I really like having my favorite clothes on display. Makes me feel like my room is a clothing store sometimes.

Hurray for autumn fashion!

Saturday, October 10, 2015

Fall Flavors | Maple Oat Nut Scones

I'm such a fan of the flavors of fall. Pumpkin, maple, and cinnamon. They're all delicious and they just feel much better while eating them during this time of year.
So I'm going to bake  every flavor that is associated with fall. How does that sound? Mouthwatering, right?

The first flavor I have on my agenda is:

A few weeks ago I made some basic scones. I loved them and they tasted so great. I was really proud of myself. So I decided to try my hand at some maple flavored scones. I found this recipe from the great Pioneer Woman (my favorite food blog).

Maple Oat Nut Scones!

Flour, sugar, baking powder, salt, butter, egg, pecans, maple extract, and Diet Coke. That last one is optional, but I highly recommend it :) I completely forgot to put in the milk, too!

Combine the dry ingredients (flour, sugar, baking powder, salt, and pecans).
Chop up cold butter into cubes and put into the dry ingredients mixture.
Combine wet ingredients (egg, milk, and maple extract).
Then put those two mixtures together! Mix it up good.

Roll the dough into a ball and lay it out flat. Cut the circle of dough into 8 pieces.
Stick that in the oven!

Whip up some maple icing (powder sugar, milk, butter, maple extract) to drizzle over the top of the scones. I don't know why I mixed this with a fork? Just the first thing I grabbed I guess..

Pull those babies out of the oven and bask in the glory of your house smelling like maple. Because mine smelt very very good.

Let them cool completely.

Drizzle the maple icing over top of them, then sprinkle some extra pecans on top. It makes them look nicer :)
Ignore the fact that half of mine are darker, I added some extra maple extract halfway just to experiment!

Stuff your face! Three of mine are missing because my family snagged some before I could even take a picture. Shows how good they are.

Go to The Pioneer Woman to get the full recipe :)

Thursday, October 8, 2015

Id{on't believe how beautiful it is}aho

My lovely boyfriend whisked me away to a romantic weekend up north in Idaho.
It's a pretty usual thing actually. But this time we were able to go up into the woods.
He told me before we arrived, "If you haven't fallen in love with Idaho yet, you will."

He let me loose with my camera and I wandered among the trees along the river. I smelt the fresh autumnal approaching air.

and I fell in love.

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Baseball Tee Dress

I've been really into baseball tee's lately. They're the best t-shirts around.
Three-quarters sleeves, light and airy, color blocked, who could not love them?
I thought I was satisfied.


I bought a baseball tee dress.
I think I might wear it to bed. You know, like a night gown. Why don't women wear night gowns anymore? I'll develop a line for you guys to buy. Who will be the first to purchase "Sydnee's Lucid Dream Dresses (working title)"?

You may notice that my outfit's will be much more suited for comfort. I've decided that being uncomfortable just isn't worth that much hassle anymore. This is the perfect mix of "dressed up" and "I'm basically wearing a huge t-shirt".