5 September Staples for all Twentysomething Grandmas

For those of you who don’t know… I’m a twentysomething grandma. And as such, I thrill at the idea of colder weather. Fall means warmer blankets, hot baths, more tea, and all-around general coziness. My kinda weather.

So, as soon as the temperature dropped below 70 degrees F, I threw on my dusty knitwear and went shopping for new autumnal bits and bobs. I thought I’d share with you a few of the items that are making me swoon. I consider them my September staples – must haves for any loud and proud twentysomething grandma.

1. Stationary

A new season? That calls for new stationary!

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Yes. I’m one of those people. I love all things stationary. My heart flutters when I think of purchasing a new pen or planner.

I’ve found that there’s a certain charm that accompanies writing a letter. It feels more intimate and a little more thoughtful than an email or a text. Granted, it’s not the speediest means of communication. But it’s a great way to stay in touch with friends and family. It also gives me a chance to practice my wobbly calligraphy skills.

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These gorgeous watercolor cards are from a local artisan called Studio C in Vermont. Check them out- they’ve got some gorgeous products.

2. An Amazing Smelling Hand Cream

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Nothing says autumn like dry hands! So jump on the hand cream train and start moisturizing before the cold can get to your skin. I was lucky enough to get a little travel version of The White Company Seychelles Hand & Nail Cream, and mamma mia. This stuff is GORGEOUS. I could only describe the scent as what I imagine Kate Middleton smells like. Definitely a good product for when you want to pamper yourself a little bit.

3. Cozy Sweaters

Does this one even need an explanation? Soft. Warm. Cozy. Sweaters are the perfect article of clothing.

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Check out this one from ASOS – it’s lightweight and breathable but so unbelievably soft. Perfect for September.

4. A Book To Lose Yourself In

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I just borrowed The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah from the library and am so excited to read it. I’m a sucker for historical fiction, and I’m particularly interested in stories set during wartime. This novel focuses on two sisters living in Germany-occupied France during WWII. Badass gals during World War II? I’m all in. Will report back once I’m finished!

5. Knitting supplies

About a year or two ago, my oh-so-lovely roommate Molly showed me how to knit and I fell in love. It’s a great way to put anxious hands to use and the accomplishment you feel after finishing a piece is incomparable. Grandmas, picture this: sitting in bed swaddled in your duvet, watching a movie, drinking tea, and knitting. Tell me that doesn’t sound like the dream.

Of course, knitting is something you can do year-round. But I like handling thicker ply wool, which doesn’t feel all too great on the skin when it’s sweltering outside.

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I bought this gorgeous green yarn from my local knitting shop to make a hat. We’ll see if it turns out as a wearable item or as a tangled mess…. Only time will tell!

Are any of you out there of the grandma-persuasion? What are your must-haves for September? Leave me a comment and let me know!