Hello! Come and sit with me. Quiche just came out of the oven and I will get you a slice of its toasty goodness and a cold cup of apple cider too. Can you feel that happy hearth sweetness of autumn home cooking? I sure can.

Creating comfort has been critical as I have adjusted to my new normal without my mom’s presence on earth. Life sure can give us reasons to run to comfort. You know? Tell me what you’re doing to create comfort.

Here are some of the autumn treasures and simple pleasures that have lifted me up lately:  candles, cozy blankets, hot tea, good books, uplifting movies, snuggles with Greg and grandchildren and long conversations with my daughters about nothing and everything. Life is simply good when we celebrate the ‘what is’ moments.

Here’s to autumn treasures and simple pleasures,