This might be the only time of year when we on the west coast start to get a little bit of weather FOMO. Complaining about the cold while bundling up by a warm fire is a privilege we don't really get to participate in until months from now. In the meantime, when we get the slightest gust of a breeze, we tend to pile it on thick. 

Who else thinks the holidays are coming at us a breakneck speed this year? This partly might be because I haven't had a moment to pause since the beginning of August, but even friends have mentioned that they seem to be coming up a lot faster than before! I almost feel like I should start my holiday shopping soon! In fact, I have. More on that later...