Checking back in to let you know that YES, I’m still here! August turned out to be one busy month, and after feeling a tad overwhelmed I decided to give myself a much needed blogging vacation. Do you ever try to hold on so tight to something with the fear that you’ll lose it that you end up resenting it? I had built up this fear in my head that blogging had to be ALL or NOTHING, but guess what? Once I allowed myself to take a break (I gave myself a full month), I remembered why I love blogging in the first place, and slowly became excited to begin again! I guess Elsa was right… sometimes you gotta #LetItGo 😉
So, some recaps from this month?
– Bachelorette Party // My sister Sarah and I planned and hosted our sister Cait’s bachelorette party in Des Moines – yay! I’ll be sharing a full post about this trip next week, so hang tight for more details! Also, note to self: Please do not attempt to make a round-trip drive to Des Moines over a weekend ever again. That is all!
– Aspen // I took a little road trip to Aspen to explore the exclusive ski resort town and check out some exquisite wedding venues. The St. Regis Aspen Resort, The Little Nell, T-Lazy 7 Ranch and Hotel Jerome each had such unique styles. With Aspen Mountain or the famous Maroon Bells as your backdrop, you really can’t go wrong!
– Fine Art Fairytale // I do a little happy dance every time I think of the recent fine art fairytale wedding editorial I collaborated on earlier this month with my friend and talented photographer Emily Sacco! See below for some sneak peeks from her… more to come from a very talented team!
– Balayage // I’ve never been very bold with my hairstyles, but have been itching to try something new and have my heart set on a beautiful balayage look for Fall. I’m going to to go darker up top close to my natural color (think dark strawberry blond) + move lighter toward the ends with hand-painted subtle highlights… stay tuned! (And click here to learn more and see if this look could work for you too.)
Drink at home.
I’m getting better, but I still cringe at the amount of money I spend on fancy lattes (guilty!). This Fall I’d love to learn how to make my own homemade Pumpkin Spice Latte, and make it often. Both of these recipes look promising – here + here.
Even though I’ve lived in my apartment for almost 2 years, I’ve dropped the ball on really decorating it to feel like home. Does anyone else struggle with this? I always think that an apartment is so temporary so I don’t want to go all out with decor, but at the same time I really want to make the space my own. I’ve decided it’s time to put some serious thought into what I want my apartment to look + feel like.
See the leaves.
Fall foliage tours are somewhat of a sport in Colorado. I’m marking my calendar for a day trip up to Breckenridge and Aspen to see the leaves at their finest. Ahh, I cannot wait!
What are your goals for this month?