As of last week it is officially Autumn!! The sun, while still hot, is changing over from its direct attack to the more enjoyable sideways glow. The morning are cool and crispy, and the mid-day heat much milder. I've officially started drinking all the tea we have in the house!

It might sound silly or cliche, but I truly love everything about this season. The food, the holidays, the colors, the decorations, and the weather - I don't love being too hot in summer or too cold in winter, and this is the best of both worlds. The shorter days, the baking, and getting to break out my long sleeved t-shirts.

Autumn always feel like a season of promise to me. I think its the association with the new school year, and especially with Lehigh's beautiful hill, but it feels like a fresh beginning. We switch from the travel and vacation focus of summer, to a more home-based focus for the cooler months.

What's your favorite season and why?


Badass Broad You Should Know...

If you haven't seen it yet, you should know that my best girl Babs writes a killer empowerment/dream chasing blog called Hiya Tootsie! Every month she has a great feature called Badass Broads You Should Know, and this month, I'm featured!!

Most of my deepest fears go back to one thing: disappointment. I’m always afraid of letting someone down: my client, my family, myself. It’s been one of my biggest stumbling blocks and has kept me from trying for things in the past – sometimes literally making me freeze. As I’ve pursued this dream, I’ve had to make the choice over and over to take the leap and push myself. Of course I’m not going to succeed every time, but you never succeed when you don’t try! I’m slowly learning that no one I love is going to be mad at me for trying and falling short of my goal, but I will be mad at myself if I never even give it a shot. I’ve gotten more comfortable with the choice to try, but it’s still damn scary every single time!

Check out the post here!!


Wordless Wednesday {Out with Friends}

Film on the Rocks...

Tea and Scones (with real Clotted Cream and Jam!) with my girls.

Girls Night Out

I'm so grateful for for my Colorado friends!


And then Her Garden Grew... Or Not

So my little garden in pots was not quite the success I had hoped for. Apparently in the move cross-country, I left my green thumb behind.

While the plants are all still alive (minus my flowers, which didn't make it through my July travels), that's about all I can say for them. See that lone pepper up there? Yeah, that was about it.

I still loved having the pots out there. I loved having my own green and soil I could plunge my hands into anytime I wanted, but it just wasn't exactly all I hoped it would be. When previous years brought you cucumbers the size of your forearm and bushels of tomatoes, well, one half grown green pepper isn't a bringer of much excitement.

Ah well, a learning experience, right? I'll try again next year, and hopefully it will go better.

In the meantime, any Colorado natives or gardeners with 4b-5b zone experience that wants to give me some advice?! Apparently I'm a much better gardener in the 6b zone. Ha!