Tuesday, October 1, 2013

This is what fall looks like...

All of the sudden the weather got perfect. I mean really, painfully perfect. I found myself exclaiming, "It's so nice out..." every time I went outside. The skies are sunny and blue, the temperatures are mild... these are the kind of days that make you thankful to be alive. So I've been filling my time with lots of lovely little things that make my heart full. This is what fall looks like (around here)

Crafting (I made this!)
Arguably too much Octoberfest (and a few extra pounds to show for it)
So naturally I went with OPI's "Every Month is Oktoberfect" for my mani/pedi
(the perfect moody, vampish purple with flecks of orangey red)
Family dinners (al fresco, followed by fireside smores)
picnic lunch catch-up with an old friend after 3 years apart 
A (not-so) spooky read, fitting for the month
sweet potato pancakes at brunch (al fresco) with my sweet girlfriends
a pretty convincing breakfast invite from my daddy
Long runs outside (in hopes of offsetting all the Sam Seasonal...)
The perfect running buddy (and equally perfect view)
Halloween costumes for pups (and the funniest snap chat from my brother)
doing some decorating with baby pumpkins 
driving around with the top down and embracing the crazy hair that ensues
Beaufort, boats, more beer (this time Blue Moon, dockside)
cozy cooking (dutch oven ziti, shrimp scampi)
burning my seasonal Christmas candles 

In case you didn't notice, I've been doing everything I can outside.* I swear the fresh air is therapeutic. Making some (tough) decisions, but reminding myself not to take things (especially myself) too seriously. Trying to embrace it all- the work, the struggle, the climb uphill and the subsequent coast back down. 

*If I were to come up with a witty title for this post it might be faAL FRESCO... punny, right?



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