It was a really good weekend.
Friday was rainy and dreary, so I skipped out of work around 1:30 and came home to an impromptu snuggle sessions with my pups on the couch. Yes, even Natty (shh…don’t tell Cory). We watched this week’s season premiere episode of Nashville, caught up on some magazine reading and just relaxed.
Around 4 I hopped across the street to my new favorite happy hour spot, Domenic’s, to meet Rachel. We hadn’t seen each other in awhile, mostly due to our conflicting travel schedules, so it was SO GOOD to catch up. Rachel was my very first Fort Collins friend and I just adore her. : )
Saturday Cory and I hiked to the top of Horsetooth Rock. It was probably the toughest hike I’ve done so far (not that I’ve done many at all) and was so cool at the top.
Later that afternoon we found ourselves at what is now one of my favorite new (to me) bars in Old Town called The Forge.
The only take cash and they only sell beer – lots of really, really good beer. I tried a pear cider & a pumpkin lager.
Cory tried this delicious beer:
On Sunday Cory went to work for a couple of hours and I took advantage of having the place to myself by staying in my PJs until past noon. Ahhh…it was awesome. We went to our friends, Stefan and Erin’s house to watch the Broncos dominate & then it was home for me to plaster my butt to the couch and watch all of my abc show’s season premieres. Have I mentioned the I LOVE fall television? : )
I hope you had a wonderfully relaxing weekend too. Now back to the grind of Monday!
Cory and I ended our summer travel with a trip to Washington over Labor Day weekend. This was the first time I had been to the northwest and I really fell in love with it. I mean, it was JUST like Twilight…what’s not to love?
We spent three days crabbing with our family in Sequim, a truly picturesque ocean town. In between crabbing we found some time for other things, like reading, wine tasting and…okay, I’ll be honest. 90% of our time was spent sitting around and eating crab.
It was an AWESOME vacation that encompassed everything I think a good vacation should: relaxation, new experiences and plenty of quality time with people I love.
We then spent Labor Day in Seattle, which was cool, but way more 90’s grunge than I expected.
If we’re friends on Facebook, watch for my WA Album – coming this weekend!
Since we don’t have any international trips on the books right now, I’m keeping my love for travel alive by diving into this beauty. New to paperback this summer, Beautiful Ruins caught my eye as soon as it hit the shelves. I had seen a magazine feature or two on it and knew it would be just what I needed to kick my last trip of the year blues.
Tell me, what are you reading right now?
I don’t know about you, but I’ve been dreaming of my fall wardrobe for quite some time now. Here are the top five things I’m craving:
1. Transition Looks
There’s only so many days in the year when you can get away w/a little summer & a little fall. Love this look.
2. Sexing up jeans & a sweater with cuffs, heels and a little attitude.
3. A good leather jacket. Enough said.
4. Layers, layers, layers and booties.
Gingham + a nice, thick scarf + fur vest + cuffed jeans + booties = Fall Perfection
5. Leather panel leggings, the perfect compromise.
Tell me, what are you dreaming of this season?