Saying Goodbye to Summer and Hello to Fall


Man, I can’t believe how fast summer has flown by! With the welcoming of cooler air, pumpkin spice indulgences, boots, scarves and nights spent around the fire, I can honestly say that I’m excited for the fall season to arrive. Summer was crazy busy with everything from starting a new job to moving into our first home, I haven’t had a chance to stop and take in everything.


This fall, my goal is to slow things down, and I mean really slow things down. Take time to “just be.” You know what I mean? I feel like we could all benefit from taking a pause from our busy lives and taking time to relax and recharge the mind, body and soul.

With that said, I have a lot of things I want to accomplish/do this fall.


First off, I want to start reading more. And I’m not talking about a good beach read, or some trending novel. I want to go back to reading the classics, like: Pride and Prejudice, The Sun Also Rises, For Whom the Bell Tolls. There’s so many great books out there. I can’t wait to dive in. Do you have a favorite author or book you’d like to reread this fall? Share your readings with me via Instagram with the hashtag #SASBookWorm and tag @BrittanyFEngler in it so I can follow along. 🙂


Next up, I want to cook more. And I mean really cook. No more canned or boxed foods. I want to find healthy recipes (I’m kind of on a paleo kick right now) and cook healthy, yet tasty, meals for my husband and I. My relationship with food right now has turned bad again, and so I’ve decided to launch a SAS Embrace Your Beauty campaign. Using the hashtag #SASEmbraceYourBeauty I will share an image of each meal I eat as a way to motivate myself to actually eat what is pictured. With this food problem coming back into play, my self confidence has been a bit low lately as well so I’ve decided to throw in a second part to this campaign. Using the same hashtag I will share one thing I love about myself/my life. I’d love for you guys to do the same. With each others help we can get through this. We can live a truely healthy and happy life if we only allow ourselves too.

Going along the vane of food. I’d like to do a soup tour of Orange County. Finding the best places here in town that serve up a great soup. I’m a sucker for a good soup, especially butternut squash, tomato basil or french onion. Know of any places you’d like to recommend?!


Moving on to more goals for the fall season, let’s talk about needle point. Growing up I used to needlepoint a lot but haven’t picked up a needle in years. Now that we have settled down into our new home, I want to get a bit crafty and make something I can hang up. I’m thinking of something flowery, or something with animals. Haven’t quite decided yet but when I do, I’ll let you know.


Next up is the desire to write more. I’ve been a bit absent in this space so one of my goals is to share posts more consistently. Aside from that though, I want to get back into writing poetry. I used to write a new poem everyday in college as a way to relieve stress and unwind. I miss those days so I’m hoping I can channel my 18 year old self and pick up the pen again.

The fall season is always an exciting time, and I can’t wait to see what this year brings along with it. Do you have any special goals or things you’d like to do this season?


Today, we are doing a link up, so below you will find links from other like minded bloggers who are talking about their fall plans. I encourage you to click around to see what they have to say!

Until next time,


Annie Reeves
26 and Not Counting
Alyssa J Freitas
Carly Blogs
Feathers and Stripes
Carrie Loves
White Oak Creative
Sequins & Strawberries
Pieced Together
Knowing Kelly
Something Good
Life By Bri
My Beauty Cloud
La Vie Petite
Wealthy in Health
White Cabana
Mrs. on the Move
Boys and Bombshells
She’s All Smiles
Life Modifier
Everyday Cuvée
A Little Leopard
Don’t Stop Till You Get Enough
L is for Lucy
Cori’s Corner
Beauty and the Pitch
Dreams and Colour Schemes
Lights Camera Catwalk
Pattern Me Pretty
A Few of My Favorite Things
Chic Glamorous and Splendid
She’s All Smiles
Suzy Speaks
Luv in the Bubble
The Minimalist


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14 Comments on Saying Goodbye to Summer and Hello to Fall

  1. Courtney @ Everyday Cuvee
    September 23, 2015 at 5:26 am (2 years ago)

    A soup tour?! You are speaking my language! I need to look to see if there is one of those in Chicago!

    • brittany
      September 23, 2015 at 1:32 pm (2 years ago)

      Soup is my favorite thing to eat during the fall and winter months haha you should totally look and see if Chicago has one. It’d be so much fun! 🙂

  2. Lindsay
    September 23, 2015 at 9:05 am (2 years ago)

    I’ve got a whole stack of books that I’ve been meaning to read – a few classics too! I’ve never read For Whom The Bell Tolls, and I definitely want to add it to my list!

    • brittany
      September 23, 2015 at 1:31 pm (2 years ago)

      You’ll love the book For Whom the Bell Tolls; it’s so good! Happy reading 🙂

    • brittany
      September 23, 2015 at 1:31 pm (2 years ago)

      Thanks so much! And thank you for stopping by 🙂

  3. Natalie
    September 23, 2015 at 6:55 pm (2 years ago)

    Nice, I love your idea of getting crafty with needlepoint! I really want to pick up embroidery as well. I’m nowhere near good at it, but it’s fun, and lovely to share your crafts with others. And a soup tour?! Oh my goodness, so dang quaint and autumnal.

    • brittany
      September 24, 2015 at 9:01 am (2 years ago)

      Needlepoint and embroidery is so much fun! You should totally make it a goal to do more of that this Fall. 🙂

  4. Noemi @ Wealthy in Health
    September 24, 2015 at 2:39 am (2 years ago)

    Cooking more is always a good idea. It is also on my “new week’s resolutions” list every week. I think, I could cook more if I were better in time management 😀
    But. I bought a new beautiful pair of plates and a nice pot, I hope that would inspire me to cook more 😀
    I need to cook more because I really need to watch my weight now…

    • brittany
      September 24, 2015 at 9:00 am (2 years ago)

      I have an issue with time management as well! Things always seem to come up or I get too busy to actually cook a homemade meal. I wish you the best of luck! You got this 🙂

  5. Kelly
    September 24, 2015 at 6:27 am (2 years ago)

    I freaking LOVE soup! Love your hashtag/campaign. You are very brave to share your story, and I think it’s important to share these stories and raise awareness and positivity and support! Awesome 🙂

    • brittany
      September 24, 2015 at 9:01 am (2 years ago)

      Thank you so much for your kind words. It really means a lot! 🙂

  6. Samantha
    September 24, 2015 at 3:54 pm (2 years ago)

    I definitely want to learn to cook as well! I’ve always thought it would be fun, but just never got around to it.

    Good luck on the rest of your goals; they look interesting!


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