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the leaves outside my window fade

green leaches from the veins

replaced by red orange yellow

structure suffers decays

colder and colder still

downpour rinses stems and leaves

green stalks now ripe with age

prepare for incoming frost

leaves shake goodbye to tree and trunk

wind comes

lifeless limp leaves rain upon damp earth

now covered by dead foliage

red and green leaves

Karissa ♥


Fall-ing in Love With Coats

Folks! Here in the windy streets of Chicago, the cold is ‘cozying’ it’s way into our homes and settling right under our skin. Man it’s cold! Plus it’ll get worse before it gets better. Since we have no current power to change the weather to our benefit, we need to dress our skin and bones in protective layers until the weather does us right!

I’ve been fattening my eyes with some window shopping for the fall, and I wanted to share some of my recent findings with you all! There are so many types of coats and jackets, so I hope you find one that will treat you right and keep you warm in this weather!

From the sheep to your body!


Trenches not gutters!

Wrap it up, Anorak!

Fur the love of warmth!

Stay warm my lovelies!!

Karissa ♥


How to Enjoy the Last Days of Summer!

We open our eyes to a new day and new opportunities every time we wake up from our slumber. We can be so engaged with our day to day tasks that we don’t realize or acknowledge the movement of time. It can seem to stand still, but sometimes it can move in a flash. To me this year has just flown by! I can’t believe that there are only 3 more months until 2018! I feel like we just left the New Year’s Eve party.

Summer is almost over, and the familiar chill has returned to the air! If you’re anything like me, then you LOVE summer! I love the warmth coupled with the sunshine! Here are a few ways to capitalize on the short amount of time left for Summer as Fall knocks on our door!

Go to the Park


While the grass is still green and free from snow, head to the park! Whether you go to to relax or exercise, get out in the open and enjoy all that nature has to offer! Some parks have movie nights or game nights that might be on their last legs so check your with your local park and spend the night outside! You don’t have to remain local, national parks are a great place to spend the last few weekends of warmth and sunshine!

Have a Picnic

There’s just something about eating food outside that makes you feel so free and connected to nature. You can go to your local park or even set up in your backyard. Invite some friends or family, or be by yourself for some quiet time, and break some bread in nature. Remember to clean up behind yourself, and be kind to the animals and plants.

Go to the Beach

If you love sand and large bodies of outdoor water, head on over to the nearest or nicest beach to get your fix before it’s too late. You don’t even have to don a bathing suit to enjoy the beach, you can just dip your toes or lay on the sand.

Show them Legs

Even though you can wear all of your dresses, skirts and shorts during the winter with the appropriate additions, they’re so much better during the warmer months when you can let your legs breathe.

Go on a Cruise


You could go on a long cruise over the ocean or on a shorter cruise if you live by a lake or the coast. I know that in Chicago there are many lake cruises which could be a tour of the coast and the skyline, or meal-time cruises where you eat on the water. Give on a try before it gets too cold!

Go to a Rooftop Bar

Before the wind blows too chilly or the snow falls, head to your favorite rooftop bar to enjoy the drinks in the afternoon, evening or night air. If you don’t have a favorite, then go explore sooner rather than later.


Do I really need to say anything more about this? Just go grill those veggies or meat if you love the smoky char.


Throw a big end of summer she-bang and round out the summer surrounded by friends and family!


If you aren’t able to participate in any of these activities before the temperature plummets, don’t fret! Summer will be here again in a few short months!

What will you be doing to enjoy the last few days of summer? Let me know below  🙂

Be happy and healthy!

Karissa ♥