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hello people of the internet world ^_^

how are you doing?

good.  that's awesome.




SOOOOOO...I have so much I want to write but I have no idea where to start.  Hum.  Well....I guess, I could start off with the obvious.  #1 I haven't posted in almost a month, AND I also got a new design ^_^ Design courtesy of me, of course.  I guess you could say I've been MIA because I was trying to get the design up and going, and ran headlong into maddening issues.  Such as that tricky navigation bar up there.  UGHHHH.  Seriously.  why can't it just be sweet and work for me? yeah well...thankfully there have been so many amazing people who helped me figure out the kinks of my design, and I think one of the main people was Emily, so definitely go over to her blog and check it out.  She's so sweet.  But anyways, what do you think of the new design? Yay or nay? Is it better than the last one? I personally don't even know, I like it, but it's not exactly popping with neon colors and saturation and brightness. It's still not quite done, there's a few things needing to be tweaked yet,but what do you all think of it so far?
honesty's the best policy. PLEASSEEEEEE. ^_^
Actually though, this would've been a good design to put up in March.  All the green going on and whatnot.



So...on other news.  Umm... You know that food blog I was talking about in my last post? Chocolate Covered Katie? Well, I was literally obsessed with her blog (and still am :) and I started baking like crazy, and I've come to really, really love it.  It's like a stress-reliever.  It used to be something, that, yeah, it's great and  whatever, but I usually ended up burning every. single. little. thing. aka. cookie.  So I'm still trying to master that, but I've really come to love it.  And healthy baking is so my thing.  Okay, really, what gets better than Chocolate + Healthy + Yummy? HUH? =) haha, anyways.  that's that.  and I have a ton of photos to show you guys. i've been baking non-stop over the weekends, and yeah, i've burnt my baked oatmeal to a crisp. LITERALLY. but i've also whipped up some pretty (if i can say so) not-so-bad-tasting desserts.  that were relatively healthy too.  hehe, though, i've got this one friend i'm emailing, and she absolutely despises me [in a good way] for trying to eat more healthy.  her motto is that she's okay right now and so - so what? poor girl...XD But I guess I was a pretty tyrant friend when it came to lunches. i'd literally point out every single little thing that was unhealthy in her lunch and give her a lecture on healthy eating.
i guess i kind of get where she's coming from. knowing me...yeah, i do get where she's coming from.
at least she acknowledged that the pictures i sent her were good.  photography comes in handy sometimes.

but seriously. it's not all fun and sweet. (pun not intended) Earlier today I was attempting to make a double layer mint chocolate chip cake. haha. guess how that went? well, it's in the fridge right now, the icing is hardening, but honestly, it was so freaking difficult.  First I baked the two cakes and made the mint frosting for the middle, and then after taking them out I let them cool for like 15 minutes before throwing the frosting in the middle.  A little too late, Autumn realizes that the frosting is mainly composed of butter, and therefore the butter is melting on the still-somewhat-warm cakes.  She hurriedly runs to stick it in the freezer, and then goes on to make a chocolate frosting for the top and rest of the cake.  She feels pretty confident now.  Ten minutes later, she goes to take out the cake from the freezer, and plop! well, there went the whole top of the cake. UGHHHHHHHH THE STRUGGLE IS REAL, PEOPLE.                            

Anyways, so, yeah.  How are you all doing? I can barely believe that summer is basically over.  And I really haven't done anything on my summer bucket list done either.  Yeah well.  Honestly though, in July some of my friends were wearing jackets in the early morning because it was that chilly.  I thought it was summer? I'm just a little annoyed at that, and the fact that school starts in TWO WEEKS for me.  *breaks down* I'm so SO not ready for school.

Last week was so summer-ish.  I literally went swimming like four times, and it felt so good.  Just being with people you can trust, laughing over the silly things, and making good memories.  That was so beautiful.  "We live for moments like this." I was at my friend's place, and some of our other friends were there.  It was just pretty crazy, but all in all, a wonderful, blessed time.

oh wow, i never really realized how much i missed blogging.  like right now, i can just sit down and write.  write to you guys.  and that's so awesome.  we're all friends.  i think my favorite types of posts to write are like these.  just bombing the post with tons of pictures and writing randomly about whatever pops into my head. ^_^







 my breakfast this morning.  five minute chocolate oatmeal, MMM.



okay, so yeah.  this post was probably long enough, but i seriously plan on getting back to blogging more often.  i want to get this design totally finished by the time i get back to school and get a few new posts planned out. so please excuse all the mess you might see on this blog :) do you guys have any ideas for future posts?
thank you so much for reading and you all are the best.  ^_^


- autumn

oh and look! pinterest has some words of inspiration. what a shocker.








38 comments:

  1. NO STOP IT I AM SO HUNGRY NOW. *nom nom nom* i'm glad you're back love. how terribly i've missed you. ♥♥♥ p.s. would a poem be alright for a guest post??

    xx

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    1. *hands brownie through screen* that better? ^_^
      thanks, pal. me too :)
      Yeah =) That'd be more than alright! Do you wanna email it to me or what?

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    2. THAT WOULD be awesome. Should I use the cool e-mail thingy in your contact page?

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    3. Sure ya can :) that would be great ^_^

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  2. This design is perfect. I personally love it!
    And those pictures are making me so hungry <3

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    1. hey, thanks so much <3
      haha, well, i hope that's a good thing ^_^

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  3. *gets fat just viewing this post*

    Oh, I would love to volunteer to guest post, if you wanted me to. <3

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    1. xD SERIOUSLY? hehe...
      Oh, okay :) that'd be really awesome, and i'd totally love it if you would. you could just use my contact page up there ^^ to send it whenever you want and we can talk it over emails :)

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  4. AHH!!! These pictures are making my mouth literally water:) I am so craving sugar now!!!! :D
    I really love your new design, Autumn! <3 I think its perfect!
    -Clara

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    1. hehe, GREAT! xD Well, I'm glad you like the pictures anyway ^_^
      Thank you, so, so, so much Clara <3

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  5. *professional voice* First off,

    *not-so-professional voice*

    PLEASE COME BE MY COOK AND I'LL EAT THE DELICIOUS FOOD AND CRY AND LAUGH OVER THE BURNT FOOD AND I'LL PAY YOU IN LAUGHTER AND HUGS AND WE'LL JUST HAVE THE BEST TIME PLEASE

    *back to professional-ish XD*

    The colors on your new design do not pop, but they are soft and gentle. I like it. :-) I want a new design for my blog, but I don't have the money to pay for a new design. Do you know anybody who would do it for free? Well, I mean... I have laughter and virtual hugs to pay... ;-)

    Glad you're back, Autumn! :-D

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    1. HOW DID I NEVER REPLY TO THIS COMMENT AGHHHHH YOU PROBABLY WON'T SEE THIS BUT YOU'RE A CRAZY AMAZING HUMAN AND GAHHHH <3
      okay whoops. :) hehe. BUT YES I'D BE HONORED TO BE YOUR COOK ♥

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  6. Oh boy, your baking skills are superb and so are your baking photography skills. My kitchen is literally too messy for photos. I love baking too, but recently I've turned to microwave cakes and cookies, 'cos I'm the only one who eats in my home anyways.

    On the whole I think your design is quite nice, lovely color scheme, but you said honesty, so I'll make a few suggestions -- the nav bar at the top is lovely, but it's hard to read on the grey blog background or the white post background, so I would advise making a green backing for it. The social media buttons for some reason slide behind the popular posts widget when I scroll past, so do see if you can tweak the HTML there. And for the header, I'm guessing you made it on a white background then erased the white parts? Perhaps try making it on a transparent background with GIMP or Picmonkey or Photoshop, and saving as a .png. And lastly, you might want to move your social media icons from the footer to the sidebar. Just so we can find you easier :) But, like, do not be terrified by this huge block of text. Your design is really pretty!

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    1. hehe, well, thank you dearie <3 but i'm so with you on microwave cakes and cookies. they're the best...no matter w hat. they don't make a mess and are really simple to clean up :)
      okay, thank you SO much for your advice. I fixed the navigation, (I was going to anyways. That was one of the parts of the design wasn't completed yet when i posted this post) I'll see what i can do about the social media buttons on the side. on my screen, it doesn't show up like how you said it does, so i'm guessing it's a screen difference. ^_^ thanks, Alyssa <3

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  7. FIRST OFF I LOVE YOUR NEW DESIGN SO SO SO MUCH!!!!
    Secondly, your food photos are absolutely amazing! I definitely want to see more. :)

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    1. THANK YOU SO SO SO MUCH <3
      haha, okay, will do :)

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  8. I love your new design!!!! It's beautiful. :) I really need to redesign mine too, but I can't figure it out to save my life xD
    So glad to see you back blogging!!! I just adore your blog. Also, you're amazing at food photography! Whenever I bake, it ends up looking extremely un-photo worthy. Besides, my kitchen is always a wreck haha.
    The fact that it's almost time to start school is crazy! I wish summer could last another few months...
    Hope that you enjoy your last few weeks of summer!
    xoxo
    Grace Anne // http://totallygraced.blogspot.com/

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    1. Aww, thankies. Hehe, well, it does take a bit of time to get the hang of it :) You'll get it, i'm sure.
      Aw, you're flattering me <3 Actually though, my kitchen is usually that way too. I just try to get enough cleared to take a pic.
      IKR? thank you and i hope you do too!

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  9. OMG AUTUMN THIS NEW DESIGN WHAT EVEN IT'S SO AMAZING like I saw your comment about my design and it is literally nothing compared to this okay just wow how did you even just wow

    Also, those pictures look amazing; what camera did you use?

    O | Life as a Young Lady

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    1. AWW LIV YOU ARE DA BOMB SERIOUSLY YOU ARE AMAZING thank you so SO much <3
      and whaddya mean your design is seriously cool. honest.
      Aw, thanks :) I use the Nikon J1. It's not a DSLR, but a mirrorless camera Same concept as a DSLR, but in a smaller, lighter body.

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  10. I really like the design, but personally I prefer the old one. It attracted the eye a bit more with the pops of color.

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    1. Thank you so much for your honesty. I've gotta say the old one was a personal fave of mine too, but, I don't know. Maybe the next one will be more colorful, we'll see.

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  11. Okay, your new design is so pretty:)
    I love Chocolate Covered Katie too! (Her edible cookie dough dip is so STINKIN GOOD!)
    And your desserts look delish. Lately I've been baking snicker doodles and s'mores dip.

    xx
    Emily

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    1. thank you <3
      YES I HAVE FOUND A FRIEND YES. s'mores dip sounds beautiful.

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  12. Autumn, I so live the new design and all of the yummy pastries you made! I'm not allowed to eat that sort of stuff until later, when the doctors are done sticking a tube into my heart (it's a long story). I'm crying so much... :'(

    xoxo Morning

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    1. Aww, thanks, Morning :)
      Girl, I am right there crying with you. I'm so sorry. It must be a trial to bear, and know that things will look up eventually, one way or another.

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  13. your new design is AWESOME<3 i missed your posts, autumn darling, plus this post was absolutely chocked full of yummy goodness that now i'm hungry for some (especially that chocolate cake that looks so dang perfect sighs).

    bye imma get myself some food now *grins*

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    1. THANK YOU <3
      dude, you have no idea how much that means to me ^_^ haha, yeah, it was definitely pretty mouth watering ;)
      kk, have fun *chuckles*

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  14. I love your new design! Especially the header.
    All the food looks so amazing..I'm hungry now.
    -Jollygirl
    http://reflectionsofajollygirl.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you!
      hehe, yeah, hopefully not too bad : )

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  15. LOVE YOUR NEW DESIGN SO MUCH, even better than the last one. love the colors too!!!! ^-^
    also.
    your baking.
    PLZ GIVE IT TO ME.

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    1. Aww, thanks so much!
      Okay, here ya go. *virtually hands cupcake*

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  16. The food looks so yummy! :)

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  17. Oh no, why did you tempt me with all the chocolate? D: I LOVE your blog design, it's so neat and down-to-earth and amazing! I see what you mean about the navigation bar, do you want it to be fixed so that when you scroll down it comes down too? If you have coding problems feel free to contact me. I've been doing IT in school for three years; I'm not amazing at it, but I do know how to debug. So...yep. :)

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    1. haha, sorry ^_^
      thank you so so much :) xD when you mentioned earth, i thought about the green tone of this design. like earth and green? get it? haha, it's probably just me. Thank you SO SO much you're a darling, but I just got it fixed, so if I ever have another problem, I'll come to you ^_^ Thanks, Jo.

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  18. I literally got so hungry reading this. I'm glad you're back, Autumn :) And thanks for the follow! It means a lot!

    xoxo
    ms

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    1. haha, yeah, seems to be pretty common.
      thanks and you're totally welcome :)

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