Sorry for the month long absence! October has been an interesting, but conflicting month. It started out pretty sad, but it ended happier. It's been a month of change, but good change. I haven't felt very inspired this month, but I've also felt more at peace. Needless to say, I didn't accomplish any of these fall crafts, but the years not over, right? :)
My Insta feed has definitely been lacking in the pumpkin, orange themed goodness that October brings, but I'm okay with that. It hasn't felt very fall-y here, and maybe that's because the leaves haven't totally changed yet? I'm not sure.
In lieu of this peaceful, middle ground I seem to be standing on, let's focus on the good things October brought:
I'm still remembering how awesome the Easley wedding was. Not only was the wedding absolutely perfect, and so much fun, but it was like a mini college reunion with some of the best people I know. I can't even put into words how amazing it was to reconnect with friends from college, and to all be together in the same room for 3 full days. It took me back to 5 years ago, and I loved every minute of it. Thanks for throwing a kick-ass wedding, Anna & Craig, xoxo.
Dad came out for his yearly New York fix. I actually really love when my parents visit, and I love that they visit separately. (I get more time with them that way :) ). For the first time, dad didn't have to build anything, and I think he was missing his yearly visit to the local hardware store, ha! We walked a lot, ate a lot, talked a lot, drank a little (fine, a lot), and laughed a lot. We travel the same way, so even without an agenda, we always find some place to see, eat or drink at, and have a great time just chatting.
Erin & I explored Sleepy Hollow. I was expecting to get my fall on here, but it turns out that everything was closed the day we went. Big planning fail on our part. But, the weather was gorgeous, we had the best fig pizza, and drank mulled wine while exploring one of the oldest and crazy large cemeteries I've ever seen.
We had a New York family dinner a couple weekends ago. Originally, we were supposed to carve pumpkins, but ended up laughing and snapchatting the entire night instead. I will say, our cooking times and burgers have come a long way since our first cookout a year ago. Kudos, boys!
Alison & I visited The Cloisters - another place I thought I would get my fall on. The building is beautiful, but we weren't really into the exhibits and things inside. I mean, it was cool. But, it's basically a replica of the types of churches in Europe. Since we both have spent a fair amount of time in Europe, the whole thing was just a little off to us. There is a lovely park though that surrounds The Cloisters, which was really fun to walk around
I was home for a hot minute during the wedding weekend, and went to KC to visit my sister and her family. We had the best time at dinner, and even more fun playing a game my niece made up. She created her own board game, and it was the cutest thing ever. It was actually a pretty solid game, but there were more "go back" cards than "move forward" cards, so we rarely got off Start, ha. But, it was adorable, and we had a blast playing.
This past weekend I was in Chicago for a quick 24 hours attending the Go Blog Social Chicago pop-up event. While there, I was able to catch up with one of my dear friends, Anna. We ate at The Betty (highly recommend their cocktails & food!) and finished off at The SoHo House. It was so good to catch up, and I left feeling super inspired from the event. More to come about the pop-up!
Let's hope I get some creative energy back to finish out 2015. This will be so cliche, but it is so crazy to me that there are only two more months in 2015. TWO!