My Month In... September

September is one of my most treasured months. Cooler evenings, cosier homes and - for L and I - the beginning of a nesting period before our new arrival in December(!). Here's some of my favourite moments from September '16:

1. Baby Prep

We've been trying to get as much sorted for baby L's arrival before I get too big and uncomfortable-! The nursery has been so much fun designing and stocking. Here are some of my favourite pieces we've bought so far (stay tuned for a nursery tour next month).

2. Getting Comfy

As you can imagine, I'm all about comfort these days. From what I wear to adding some finishing touches to our living room - here are my favourite purchases this month:

3. My Bestie's 30th

This month, I surprised my bestie with a weekend away in a country house, filled with family and friends. One of our closest friends even made it back from San Francisco! It was such a special moment for everyone. We stocked the fridge with her favourite things: Dairy Milk chocolate, prosecco & parma ham (!), hired a karaoke machine, played games & indulged in some Disney fancy dress one evening. It was great to retreat for the weekend and celebrate such a treasured person in my life.

4. Cold Feet

Cosier nights and a growing bump calls for evenings filled with great TV. Since learning the new Cold Feet series was back this month after a 13 year break, I've been refreshing my memory on series 1-5 (as I've mentioned in a previous VCR). Here's the trailer for the latest series:

5. Baking

With Bake Off back this month, I've been enjoying a new-found love for baking. Usually my creations fall flat (literally) but the last two recipes from my Hummingbird Bakery Home Sweet Home book have been a real hit. My jaffa cake cupcakes (+ recipe) can be found here. Here's a snap of my latest batch out the oven: Praline chocolate cupcakes.

What have you been up to this month? Nesting or enjoying this extended sunshine? Let me know in the comments below or over on Twitter.