What I’ve Been Up To Lately

Can you believe it’s almost September? Not having four seasons is throwing me for a loop over here, but i’m definitely not complaining. Bring on the football, pumpkin-themed food, birthdays, and an excuse to start getting ready for the holidays! But before I get too ahead of myself, let me get you caught up on what i’ve been up to lately.

This final month of summer has been busy. Ryan and I have made the trek home for several weddings and Bachelor/Bachelorette parties. Despite being slightly worn-out from the cross country travel {it’s 6 hours home with the time change}, it has been wonderful to spend more time with friends and family. My family just made an exciting new move to the lake {!!}, so it was so fun being part of the transition for a weekend — and providing decorative input where I could 😉 That and you simply can’t beat summer in the Midwest!

Most of the radio silence over here is largely due to a cool new job opportunity that kicked off this month. Doing what I love full-time has always been something i’ve strived for, but I didn’t think I could make it happen so soon. Saying I feel thrilled to fill my days with lots of creative energy and cool collaborations is quite the understatement. Some mornings I pinch myself thinking “Is this really happening?” So I guess the sage saying is true: Find what you love to fill your free time with and go after it with gumption. The final result will be so worth it.

Ready for me to step down from my soapbox so you can see more of my day-to-day? Take a scroll below!

{My new favorite work spot boasting beautiful views of the city.}

{Checking The Color Factory off of my list!}

{…and attempting to partake in all of the creative fun there.}

{An indulgent farm-to-table dinner with some inspiring brands. #workperks}

{A spontaneous Sunday trip to wine country with friends.}

{Loving the backyard views from my family’s new home.}

{Best part of the place? The adorable boathouse!}

{A park picnic at one of my favorite places in the city.}

{Scenes from a SF summer.}

 

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