So long, August… you beautiful thing, you.
I had a blast in August. Loved it. Can’t wait to see what comes in September as the temps cool off a little.
I don’t think I read a darn thing last month. Nope, just headlines, social media posts, and the mail…
In the month ahead, I’ve got my eyes on Liane Moriarty’s What Alice Forgot. I tried to read this one a few months back and didn’t.
After reading Big Little Lies and loving it, I think it’s worth a second try.
CURRENT ECLIPSE VIEWING EXPERIENCE
Oh, the Eclipse. I was planning on taking a quick lunch break, peeking at this celestial moment, and then going right back to my desk. But then… I found an event that I thought would be the perfect way to enjoy the eclipe: Yoga Under the Eclipse at Urban Sanctuary.
Not only did I have an opportunity to complete moon salutations under the eclipse with an amazing group of yogis, but I also met this incredible space.
The class was a series of grounding poses that took place outdoors, with plenty of breaks so we could peek at what was happening in the sky. Denver was about 92% eclipsed… and I loved every minute of it.
We’re all listening to Taylor Swift’s new song Look What You Made Me Do, right? It’s a little angsty for where I’m at right now… but it’s catchy for sure!
Of note, this month is about Taylor… but next month is 150% dedicated to my girl Kelly Clarkson who has a new album coming out!!!
CURRENT WINE LOVE
You know, I love some rosé. I found a site that does rosé home delivery…. of some of my favorite labels, including the appropriately named Summer Water!
CURRENT DONUT SITUATION
Have you guys ever heard of Doughbar Doughnuts? After seeing many of you post on Instagram that you were eating healthy donuts, I had to see what this was all about. And, you guys… I was pleasantly surprised! And, the donut (plain) has 150 calories and 11g of protein!
I ordered a variety four-pack so that I could try a few flavors, and they were so so good, the Reese’s flavor being my ultimate favorite! And, who doesn’t enjoy decorating and eating donuts??? So fun!
Tip: Follow the instructions in the box. Heat up the donut and the frosting for the best flavor and experience. I’ll be trying these again!
CURRENT RECIPE ON REPEAT
I shared this new recipe on Saturday, and I’ve made it twice all ready. I cannot get enough of this beet salad, y’all. If you’re a fan of beets, you’ve got to try it!
CURRENT DENVER RESTAURANT LOVE
Every once in a while, I have a chance to be hosted by a local restaurant to sample their menu. This Friday night, Marisa from Uproot Kitchen and I were completely spoiled by Max’s Wine Dive – Denver. With locations across Texas and in Denver, if you’re within proximity of a location, I’d highly recommend you stop by.
From pulled pork stuffed chile peppers to cracklin chicken to bananas foster bread pudding, it was an amazing night of food with special wine pairings for each. Thanks, Max’s, for a beautiful evening!
CURRENT BLEISURE EVENT
Have you heard of this word? Bleisure? It’s when you combine business and leisure, specifically as it relates to travel. Earlier in the month I had to make a quick trip to Baltimore to visit a colleague for a planning session, and it just so happens that the lovely Ashley from Balancing Today was still on maternity leave and available for lunch! So so great to see her and to meet Baby Kinnick!
CURRENT OFFICE UPDATE
I’ve always thought my home office to be “done” from a home improvement perspective. When my floor lamp started flickering last week, I knew an update was in order. I went to Target – Nothing. I went to Homegoods as well. Here I found a potential lamp, but a tiny voice in my head told me to head to Scandanavian Designs.
With the store closing in ten minutes, I found this gem. I really like it. Adds some height to the room, which I like. It’s a little bright, but smaller watt lightbulbs can fix that. Ultimately, it’s nice to be able to see in the office in the evenings again.
CURRENT COOKING EXPERIMENT
You guys, I’m a little obsessed with pickling. I’ve pickled onions, beets, and now I’ve pickled something a little weird. Weird in a delicious kind of way. Stay tuned, because these bad boys are coming to the blog soon…
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