What I’m Lovin’ this Fall

It’s been a while… I know I’m not the only one struggling through this pandemic so I won’t bother making excuses 😉

This post has morphed into a compilation of things I’ve been lovin’ starting back in August… through September… and here we are in October – so I’m calling it my list of Fall lovin’!

 1. Sebastian Harper’s Sage Face Mist

I’ve already shared about this face mist but it’s still something I’m totally LOVING particularly during this time when touching our faces repeatedly isn’t the best 😉 .

It’s also light and refreshing which is much appreciated as the weather outside my door is still pretty warm.

 2. Loungewear

Honestly, who isn’t living in loungewear right now?!

I recently ran across this sewing pattern and it totally flipped my idea of what loungewear could be (I mean, look at this set!).

 3. Inspiring women

Balancing motherhood with just about anything is tough. This 30-day diary puts you in the shoes of a black mother running for Congress during a pandemic. Wow.

4. Face Masks

To be completely honest, I don’t love wearing face masks (really at all), BUT I believe in the importance of wearing them right now.

For the record, someone somewhere has been brave enough to cut into Liberty of London fabric to make masks (and sell them!). I have no been brave enough to sacrifice my stash (yet).

 5. I found this article about how pandemic judgment is reminiscent of new motherhood very relatable.

 6. Walking in the Dark

During quarantine, Daphne and I made morning walks a tradition. If I try to sleep in, I’ll wake up to a cold nose in my face whining in protest.

This week we went back to our offices so our morning walks are now in the dark. I ran across this article about why walking in the dark is good for the soul and drank it in. Now I take time during our walk to stop and notice the stars.

(Also loving my new favorite walking shoes* that were a birthday gift this month!)

 7. Books that not only showcase diversity but are written by diverse authors

This list of books by black female illustrators is amazing!

My sister rented Saturday* by Oge Mora from the library & passed it on to Andy & I – we all loved it. Dream Big, Little One* by Vashti Harrison is another of our favorites – in fact, we read it at bedtime earlier this week.

 8. Sewing is for everyone

You know I love sewing for so many reasons. For me, it’s the perfect creative outlet for self-care. So no surprise: I loved this video featuring a basketball player turned quilter. He’s not the stereotypical “quilter” you think of when you hear the label and I appreciate that so much (because sewing is for everyone! 😉 ).

 9. The world’s oldest hockey player died in August at age 99.

He last skated in July which blows my mind (ice skating at 99-years-old!! I can’t even get around the ice on my own and I’m only 32).

My husband is an avid hockey player so we enjoyed reading all about Sertie’s life.

 10. Chrissy Teigen shared about her recent pregnancy loss and it’s so incredibly beautiful.

Grab a tissue.

Her words reminded me of something I’d read several years ago around why women should be unafraid to share about their pregnancy during the first trimester because that’s a loss that should not be endured in isolation (should a miscarriage or loss be experienced which is more common than we realize). There’s much to gain through vulnerability.

I beg you to please share your stories and to please be kind to those pouring their hearts out. Be kind in general, as some won’t pour them out at all.

 11. Voting!

I love voting! Andy & I walked to our neighborhood polling location earlier this year for the primaries, but I didn’t feel comfortable dragging her to vote with me this time because of the pandemic. So, I voted early! I found a location and read about the candidates on my ballot at vote411.org.

Thank you for reading along & being a part of my community. ❤

{Catch up on all of my monthly What I’m Lovin’ posts here.}

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Author: Jordan Slice-Metcalfe

My name is Jordan. I'm a full-time working mom whose coffee cup is always half full (and probably still in the microwave). I've got a weak spot for rescuing old dogs, pretending pizza is a vegetable, negotiating dessert with every meal, propagating more plants than any home needs, dreaming of sewing projects while my husband is talking to me, and loving my tribe too deep.

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