Love, Joleen: Autumn Is My Favorite

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Autumn Is My Favorite

It's 11 pm and I'm just now sitting down to blog for the day. This has been a common occurrence the last couple of weeks because I've been so busy. Work is steady right now which I am oh-so grateful for! This is typically my "busy season", made even more so with all the fun commercial projects I've had over the last month. 
This week I've been photographing the Holiday 2013 product line for InkSpot Workshop and sharing some sneak peeks on Instagram and Facebook. Are you following Joleen Pete Photography on Facebook? It's been an interesting transition moving everything photography related there, but once my new website is complete I think it will make more sense, don't you? I will be announcing my new website release soon and I think putting a date on it will actually help ensure that it happens. I work really well with deadlines, even self imposed ones!
To celebrate the first of Autumn, I treated myself to [more than] a few goodies. I was shopping at Ross for a dress to wear to the wedding (fail) when I found these black and white print leggings for myself. They pretty much made my life! I have been wanting leggings like these ones for a while now and the ones I found are so soft and comfortable AND only $6.99. I thought this camera tee was perfect for me too! I ended up keeping the black cami and mint sheer top but returned the white cami, coral sheer, and the dress.

At Target I picked up an Autumn Harvest candle which I've been burning pretty much non-stop ever since! It's incredible and my apartment smells divine. I also bought my go-to Baby Lips in Grape Vine. It's so soft, nourishing, and the perfect tint for me. I'm not much of a coffee drinker (I know, gasp) unless it's loaded with chocolate and whipped cream (ha!) but I LOVE hot tea. Harney&Sons makes the very best and they come in the best packaging - wooden box sets and these cute tins. I had never tried the Pumpkin Spice tea before but in honor of everyone going bonkers over Starbucks' Pumpkin Spice drinks (never tried them) I thought I'd give it a go. And it's so good!! I highly recommend it. Lastly, I am a sucker for nail polish. It's the one beauty trend I love to follow, even if I don't have time to do anything too elaborate anymore. I purchased Sally Hansen's Hard as Nails in Gunmetal and Mint Sorbet (not pictured).

Throughout all the craziness of this week, Benjamin has been such a trooper. Between a wedding Ben and I attended [baby free] Sunday and my 4 hour shoot on Tuesday, we have been apart more than we ever have before. Then Wednesday he accompanied me for an impromptu day two of my shoot, which was challenging to say the least. Oy.

Today I really wanted to limit my time shooting and editing to spend some quality one on one time with my peanut. It's been raining the last couple of days but today was absolutely gorgeous! I love Autumn in Georgia! Love, love, love. It is definitely my favorite month here. It's stunning as the leaves turn colors and the air turns cool and crisp. We visited one of our favorite parks, which happens to be just down the street from us. The actual park is hidden in the trees and is so charming and old. Since everything was wet I just let Benjamin enjoy the swings before we walked around the grounds a bit.

It's safe to say that I'm ready and excited for Autumn. There are so many things that I want to do and enjoy with my family this year. We'll be celebrating Benjamin's first birthday in November which means the next two months are going to be an absolute whirlwind. I plan to enjoy every moment of it. Here's to pumpkin everything and lots of snuggling!

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