Five Things Friday: Soups

by Molly Jo Realy @RealMojo68

Frankly, My Dear . . . : Five Things Friday

Frankly, My Dear . . . : Five Things Friday

Ah, the sounds of baseball and crunchy leaves. The feel of a cool breeze and warm coffees. The taste of chestnuts, roasted apples, pumpkin anything . . . What have I missed? It’s the most wonderful time of the year, before the most wonderful time of the year. Am I right? I think I’m right.

Social media is already abuzz with changing weather, pre-holiday plans, and the color orange. I mean, who can resist? It’s like you just speak the word “autumn” and the Fall … read the rest. . .

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Cara Pearson: Autumn’s Essential Oil: Cardamom

by Cara Pearson @ThatBedfordGal

As autumn progresses and the nights (finally!) grow chillier, I’m turning my attention to immune support and respiratory relief. I was so excited when the first chill appeared this past weekend… and then I woke the next day with barely a voice. My windows have poor insulation, so even though I sleep under several comforters, I struggle to keep away the cold air that seems to hate my throat and lungs. I’m grateful during these nights that I live in the South–where it doesn’t often dip below freezing–and not Wisconsin.

Frankly, My Dear . . . : Cardamom is the Perfect Autumn Oil

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Stephanie Carroll: Victorian Halloween Photographs

by Stephanie Carroll @CarrollBooks

Note: What follows are photos selected to accompany yesterday’s post, 10 Ways the Victorians Contributed to Modern-Day Halloween.
While not exactly a Wordless Wednesday post, we thought you’d enjoy a visual interpretation of Victorian-era behaviors.
~Mj

PartiesUniversity of Southern California Student Halloween Party, Circa 1890

University of Southern California student Halloween party, ca. 1890. [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons.

Costumes

1890 Halloween Party & Costumes [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons.

Spiritualism

Caption on Card: “Author’s Third Flashlight Photograph of 1 June, 1912. Portrait of M. Bisson.” The Public Domain Review via Flickr.

This is an image of a couple with … read the rest. . .

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10 Ways the Victorians Contributed to Modern-Day Halloween

By Stephanie Carroll @CarrollBooks

Author Stephanie Carroll at The Irwin Street Inn by Corey Ralston

Author Stephanie Carroll at The Irwin Street Inn by Corey Ralston

Note: I met Stephanie a few years ago when she spoke at the local writers’ club. Within three minutes we knew we would be great friends. Her novel, A White Room, is based on one of my favorite college reads, The Yellow Wallpaper. And she had purple hair and nail polish. Awesome, right! How could you not like someone like that?

I am so excited to have her come on board as a contributing blogger for Frankly, My Dear. She’s been very eager to share read the rest. . .

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