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October...

It's the first day of October and finally the hum of the air conditioning has been silenced. The windows are cracked open. Beyond the skies are quite dark as clouds have once again covered the sky. The sound of raindrops bouncing off of the still green leaves is a soothing one. My bedside lamp is on. The room is still dark evoking a feel of relaxation and comfort. I could quite easily stay in bed all day...



I love nothing more than my comfortable bed. My bed is all about comfort. It must be soft. It must be inviting. I know you're really only supposed to sleep in your bed but my bed is my favorite hangout at the beginning as well as the end of the day. My bed bookends my day. I rise early. Often before the sun. I drink my cappuccino from my mug as I scan through emails, Twitter and catch up on my favorite blogs. It's how I ease into my day slowly, calmly, peacefully. Although I am an early riser I am not a jump right out of bed and go kind of girl. Likewise, at the end of the day I love to crawl into bed before I fall asleep. I usually have a glass of wine or, lately, port, bedside.




I have a confession. I'm a blanket girl. I love my blankets. I collect them. One could even say I hoard them. I love nothing more than to wrap myself up in blanket softness on a cool, crisp day. I will steal your blanket, rest assured. I have done so in the past! Nothing says comfy and cozy about a perfectly soft blanket. It may very well be what I love most about Fall and Winter.




Summer is beach read season. But come fall and there's nothing like curling up, wrapped in your favorite blanket, of course, with a great book that you can sink your teeth into... that will take you far, far away... there's nothing so wonderful as getting lost in a good book!




With the cooler temperatures I most likely will reach for some comfort in a warm cup...




And if I may be able to sneak in a couple of these scrumptious looking brown sugar cookies...


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Come crawl into bed with me! Help yourself to a blanket, something warm to drink and a cookie... but please, try not to leave any crumbs in the bed. I've just changed the sheets! Isn't this rainy Saturday magnificent?


Jessica

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