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Just Like I Like It

It’s a cold, grey Sunday in the cove. Which is just how I like it.

The windows are fogged up from the apple butter I’m canning on the stove, the baby is sleeping in his swing in the kitchen, the tea is hot and laced with honey, the flannel I’m wearing is straight from heaven, and the foliage takes my breath away.

From our home to yours, here’s wishing you a wonderful last bit of your weekend.

11 Responses to Just Like I Like It

  • Beth says:

    I can feel the coolness and smell the crispness of fall through the photos – thanks for a smidge of fall. I think I’ll light my apple cider candle when I get home – in Florida, we have to make do with what we have. :)

  • EcoGrrl says:

    wow always amazes me different climates as it’s 78 degrees today here in Portland – I’ve never canned on a cold day! :)

  • Emily says:

    I’m so in love with where you live. It’s finally starting to get cool here in Alabama… but who knows how long that will last.

  • anne limbird says:

    i know, right!! what a great fall day… we’ve been enjoying the fog!
    making apple cake with bourbon and brown sugar ice cream (recipe from the new bon appetite!)
    love a cozy day like this!

  • Nadia says:

    Gorgeous home sweet home!

  • Allison says:

    I grew up in Sylva…and come this time of year, I just miss the mountains so much! Your photos were like a slice of home this evening! Thank you!

  • Melanie J. says:

    I have trouble believing it could be cool enough for flannel…have def lived in FL too long! Visiting your area again next week, so can I place an order now for some of that cool? :)

  • Carol N says:

    Thank you Ashley for the beautiful glimpse into your gorgeous fall! I flourish in the cool misty days here in redwoods country. Love to see the beautiful leaves of the fall. To see the seasons change is really special. Keep the pictures coming :)

  • Lois says:

    I adore the photos. What a wonderful place to live in. Your patio and the views are breathtaking. I’ve been photographing much of our changing season as well, and have leaves stuck in books pressing them to decorate my apartment with. And flannel, there’s nothing better is there?

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  • Mary says:

    Don’t you love fall!! I’m just south of you in the N. GA mountains and this weather is glorious!