as always, I cannot believe another month has flown by. and sadly, we’re in “acceptable snow weather”. which means as an iowan I am no longer allowed to complain if it snows. because it’s practically winter. on that rather sad note, [I’m not so much a winter person ..unless it’s seen only through a window, while in sweats, under a blanket, drinking a hot drink in front of the fire. or on christmas] let’s reminisce about the month of october.
I “styled” my
new favorite sweatshirt.
I was a guest judge for a local des moines food competition. the food was amazing.
I bought a pair of booties that I love. and rocked them with a tee shirt + blazer.
I attended the grand opening a LOFT store in iowa.
[J]’s parent’s threw us an engagement party in chicago.
made thee most delicious sweet popcorn concoction: cozy peanut butter popcorn.
[J] & I’s friends said “yes” to being in our wedding party.
we carved + painted pumpkins.
I wore double denim.
and we went to pumpkin patch. came home with zero pumpkins, but thankfully 6 apple cider donuts.
have the best weekend.
see you in a couple days!
I’m in a bit of a panic. we’re one week away from november, and I’m nowhere near done doing all of the fall activities I assigned myself. and to add to my panic, it tried to snow in iowa this week. too soon! [just in case mother nature cares to know]. hold on winter, please. I have big plans for this weekend; pumpkin patch visits +
spiked hot apple cider.
how’s your fall bucket list going?
it’s friday [thank goodness], which excitedly means the week in photos ..
when [J] & I prepare meals at home, we’re so good. [aka: I’m getting married on a beach in less than a year, better late than never to install some good healthy habits]. but when we go out ..
beers, burgers + cheese fries.
oh hi, nice to meet you. I’m a work in progress.
but if it makes up for it, we went for a walk after eating said
amazingly delicious “bad for you” meal.
gallivanting around the state capitol. isn’t it beautiful?
downtown des moines.
“99 counties, and
a bitch ain’t one I live in one”.
thank you jay-z for the bad joke.
welcome hot tea weather.
have the best weekend.
do something fall-inspired.
facebook / twitter / instagram.
so this week I
luckily picked up a cold. the kind that inhibits the tasting of food & forces you to carry around a kleenex box wherever you go. rude. thankfully [J] has been beyond gracious in monitoring my medicine & cooking me healthy meals. I am on the mend. and just in time. because ..
[J] & I are on our way to chicago, right now.
for our engagement party.
it still doesn’t feel real.
I’m beyond excited to celebrate with our families + friends. get dressed up. and divulge a couple surprises we’ve had up our sleeves for awhile now. [which I’ll be sharing on the blog too].
but first ..the week in photos.
can’t beat a beer flight // court ave brewing company.
this martini kicked my butt. but it was delicious.
I’m happy when [J] creates our meals.
fall has taken over our apartment. I raided trader joe’s for all of their pumpkin products. love them. [add the pumpkin pie spice to pancake batter!!!!!!!!].
see you soon chicago!
follow along with me + our engagement party weekend on instagram.
happy friday all.