Five Fall Favorites / by Kate Brightbill

Throwback pic of Sophie by  Pictilio

Throwback pic of Sophie by Pictilio

Fall is the BEST. Fall for San Francisco- actually for all of California- is a little different than a lot of the world. For us, it means warmer days than summer months, but cool evenings. We get all the benefits of the nostalgic pumpkin scents {and lattes, if that's your thing!}, ciders, and pies, and we dress in the colors of the season, but we have more warm days for walks and beach time. I absolutely love the fall. 

Here are the top five things I'm loving about fall 2014:


1. Wardrobe: Cable knits, cords, soft sweaters... all in deep, beautiful hues. I love to have at least one mustard yellow piece in the fall rotation, and a good navy sweater that matches nearly everything. This goes for me and for the girls' wardrobes! Because fall clothing takes more space in the closets and drawers, it's entirely ideal to have fewer pieces that work with everything. 

Tortilla Soup

2. Soups: I'm a soup fanatic for a couple reasons...

  • The recipes are often straightforward and simple to make.
  • I generally find soup recipes with plenty of veggies, so my kiddos can stay healthy.

My all time favorite recipes are tortilla soup, mexican meatball soup, asian noodle soup, and a basic chicken noodle with veggies. My children gobble up their soups and ask for seconds and thirds on all of these. Fall means we have soup usually two times per week, and for a busy mom, it makes menu planning MUCH easier. 


3. Hats: Again, fall is the time for the most beautiful days around here, but it's hardly too warm for cute beanies and other hats. I love hats for their colors {note that mustard, eh!}, and for their cuteness, and for the fact that it hides messy, unbrushed hair when necessary. 

4. Sports:  When fall comes around, I enjoy cuddling on the couch with slippers and watching a baseball game {when the Giants are in the playoffs, especially!}, or spending animated Sunday afternoons watching our teams play football- unless there's a heartbreaking loss, of course {and indulging on wings! When Brian orders buffalo wings, I am 99% more likely to watch the full game while eating them}.

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5. LiveHealth Online: I'm thankful that as the seasons change, LiveHealth Online keeps us busy moms equipped with a peace of mind. LiveHealth Online offers access to a doctor 24 hours a day that allows us to talk via two-way video chat from a tablet, phone, or computer. You can sign up online or download the app. Each visit costs only $49. LiveHealth Online is a covered benefit for many Anthem Blue Cross PPO, EPO, and HSA plans. The cost is the same or less than a PCP office visit. When you log into the app, you can live video chat face-to-face with a U.S.-based primary care doctor about your medical concerns. LiveHealth Online is currently available in 44 states (with 38 of those states allowing physicians to prescribe medication when necessary). Average wait time is only 3 minutes! It's secure, it's private, it's efficient! 

How do you get this service at your fingertips? Download LiveHealth Online or visit their website:, and sign up quickly and easily. Peace of mind- a visit with the doctor- in minutes! I think you'll love this app so much, that I'm offering a LiveHealth Online trial for FREE using the code LHOStyleSmaller- redeemable through December 31, 2014. 


This post is sponsored by LiveHealth Online. All opinions are my own. Thanks for supporting my sponsors! 

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