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Falling to New Habits

Seattle life is rainy and damp during the cold months. October is usually decent, for the most part, but once November hits, we see more rain. Drizzling raindrops against the windows, pitter-pat and the shrill cries of wind... yes, this marks the wintry portion of fall for us.

 
The other night, a co-worker and I went to go see Spectre after work. We returned to the office to collect our belongings and I couldn't help but want to take a picture of the city below through the lens of a rainy window pane. Although the rain blurs the view, it still appears lovely as the streets calm below. 

Probably my most favored aspect of the fall and winter months is the relaxation and warmth from the hearth. For me, this means relaxing under the blankets and sipping warm tea or coffee, and catching up on my Netflix. In the photo above, I am enjoying a pumpkin spice latte courtesy of the Keurig. So tasty!

Lunch at work has recently been a little heavier, replacing my typical salads with clam chowder or the most giant-sized pizza slices I've ever seen in my life. Pizza was courtesy from the boss - working lunches sometimes mean free food!

My skin also likes to wreak havoc with colder air, so to keep it moisturized and somewhat healthy, I find fatty masks do the trick. I love doing the DIY-spa thing at home. I can sit on my bed and watch my favorite tv shows on Hulu all the while giving my skin a boost.

What does fall mean for you? 

In all coziness,

Em






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