A Month in Review + September Goals

September 8, 2016


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!

Bride Squad Bachelorette   Bachelorette

Bachelorette Party  confetti

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!

Aspen  Aspen

Aspen  Aspen

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!

fairytale  fairytale

fairytale  fairytale

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.)

September Goals

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?



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