Today is one of those days that just makes my heart happy from the moment I wake up and carries on throughout the day regardless of what they day holds. The kind of day where the chill in the air is noticeable before you’re even fully awake and makes you abundantly aware that autumn is almost here. The kind where the gray skies and consistent drizzle of rain are comforting and encourage you to pull out your tights and scarves and boots for the first time this season & paint your nails a deep, dark, brooding color that screams to you that your favorite season is now just weeks away. It’s the kind of day where you want a beautiful mug full of piping hot coffee or tea attached to your hand at all times. When lunchtime rolls around you cannot wait to have a giant bowl of soup, something that you haven’t craved since March when the last snow fell. There is a special feeling in the air that is impossible to capture but truly awakens you in a way where you hadn’t realized you had been asleep. It is the beginning of the magical season filled with flannels, tights, boots, hot beverages, extra layers, cozy blankets, fires, football, hiking and your favorite fall flavors. It is the beginning of a season filled with the promise of magic, adventures and love. It is the beginning of a new year in my eyes – the year always seems to start anew in September when the winds and leaves begin to change. Today is the first of many of my favorite kind of days.