Summer Fades To Fall

Fall has finally come to Southern California and by fall I mean there was one day this week that was below 70°F for a significant portion of the day.  Yeah, we’re not much for actual seasons around here.  And darn it if I know what I’m missing.

The autumn colors of New England

I would love to have jumped into a giant pile of crispy red and orange leaves when I was a child or had the need to wear scarves for function not fashion.  However, I live in the land of the Indian summer where the heat lasts until the end of October.  Nevertheless, since Mother Nature is a tad confused about the nature of autumn in Southern California, I must find things to make it more fall-y around here.

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Back To School Cool

Summer is officially winding down.  Vacations are coming to an end and the new school year is starting.  The weather is finally beginning to cool off and people race to enjoy those last few days of sunny skies before the chill of fall sets in for good.

I, for one, love this time of year.

When I was a kid (and an adult), there was nothing better than getting a new outfit for the first day of school or the excitement of new classes with new teachers, subjects, and peers.  It was a fun time and now that I’m no longer in school, I miss those anxious little butterflies fluttering around in my stomach.

So, to stir up memories of pep rallies and blue book exams, I present a list of all of the things that remind me of a scholastic new start.

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A Winner And A Wonderland Registry

Ladies and gentlemen, we have a winner!

I would like to proudly announce that Emily from The Bookshelf of Emily J. is the winner of the first Wonderland Giveaway with her family vacation tale of a car sick sister who just couldn’t keep it in anymore.  Congratulations, Emily!  If you could please message me your address, I will get your prize pack mailed out to you this week.

Now, since there was only one contestant (the odds were ever in your favor, Em!), there was only one winner which means that I still have another prize pack to give out.  I will be holding another giveaway shortly so please, stay tuned.

But for now, on to July’s Wonderland Registry!

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The Wonderland Registry (June 2012)

It’s officially summertime in the Northern Hemisphere.  The June gloom clouds have finally parted to unveil beautiful, clear blue skies.  The nights are warmer and heavy blankets are no longer needed to keep you comfortable.  Songs of surfing and summer romance begin to pop up on the radio.  It’s a great time of year to get outside, enjoy some barbecue cookouts, and soak up some sun.  Provided you are wearing SPF of course.

It’s also time for the June edition of the Wonderland Registry.  So without further ado…

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Introducing: The Wonderland Registry

For a while now, I have wanted to share with all the Wonderlings (what I have finally decided to call my readers) a collection of recommendations if you will.  Inspired by many blogs out there, behold the Wonderland Registry!

The Wonderland Registry will contain many of my favorite things—raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens—and a few new obsessions that I simply can’t get enough of.  I hope to turn this into a recurring post and welcome any and all recommendations.

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