Today turned out to be a pretty busy Saturday. When I woke up this morning I thought it would be a pretty slow day at home. We had plans to meet a friend at 4PM to sell my Nikon D5000 (I just realized I never blogged about my *new* camera- what!?), but that was about it! I woke up full of motivation around 9AM and started working on Excel spreadsheets/budget goals, because I’m insane (SLEEP IN WHEN YOU CAN). Nate’s Mom called and invited us to go out to lunch a little later, so we did. Later on we took the Christmas decorations down, sold the camera, ran out to buy a “use your own coffee” filter for our new Keurig (INSTANT COFFEE. HOORAY!), visited the “Lincoln” Mural downtown, took lots of photos at some of our favorite spots around town, played Trivia with friends (WE WON FIRST PLACE!!!), and now I’m in bed. PHEW.
Our photo was taken at the “Lincoln” Mural here in downtown Lexington, KY. It was painted by Eduardo Kobra, a Brazilian artist who has painted community relevant murals in New York, Los Angeles, São Paulo, and Moscow. Abraham Lincoln was born in Kentucky and is the only President to date who was born here. I think it’s so fitting that they chose this image for the mural! If you’re ever in Lexington, make sure to stop by and see it! It’s sort of hard to do it justice in a photo. I feel like you can’t fully grasp how large and colorful it is until you see it for yourself in person!
Do you have any cool street art in your town/city?
The older I get the more excited I get about simple things, like exploring nature and taking walks in the crisp fall air with Nate. This evening we discovered a beautiful biking/running trail near our house that we didn’t even know existed while exploring tiny little roads near our house. I was ecstatic – kicking up piles of leaves and having a good ol’ time. I don’t think I will never get used to having seasons. I’ve come to realize that the changing leaves and the snow on the ground will always feel foreign and special after growing up in Florida. And I love that I still feel that way after living here for seven years! After strolling down the trail for a while we ventured off the beaten path and found ourselves in a cornfield. It was such a scenic view at dusk.
I feel like I always say things like this, but this weekend was one to remember. A perfect fall weekend comprised of things we both love – entertaining family at our house and baking treats for them, visiting our favorite local coffee shop, an afternoon at a football game, naps, running, photo shoots, delicious breakfasts, talks of the future and all of our big ideas… so many good things crammed into one little weekend! I always feel nostalgic every Sunday night but you know, I’m just not sure I’d appreciate these times as much without the work week!
I’m so thankful to have a husband who believes in me and my blog. He’s always willing to to go on little photo shoot adventures with me and help me in any way that he can. Like I said.. I’m appreciating the simple things lately. They make the world go ’round.
What’s up guys? Just kicking ass over here, Kentucky for Kentucky style. Ok – not really. But this shirt kicks ass, right? Nate and I both kind of love Kentucky for Kentucky and their mission (stated best on their website), Our goals are simple: increase tourism, attract new business, foster pride, diminish stereotypes, unify the Commonwealth, and distinguish Kentucky from any other place on the planet. We both won shirts via a contest on their Instagram and we were pretty stoked to receive and wear them. Nate’s is the same heather gray color but has a different logo on it. I don’t really wear the t-shirt and jeans combo often but I thought these booties and some red lipstick made the whole look a little more fun. All I’m missing is a leather jacket! I have a feeling you’ll be seeing this t-shirt remixed again soon. I like the challenge of dressing up simple pieces and this is a fun one!
We made the 14 hour drive back from my home state of Florida to good ol’ Kentucky yesterday morning. That is a brutal trip straight through, let me tell ya! We had a wonderful vacation filled with family, friends, and lots of beach time! I can’t wait to share some of the photos we took. It’s always difficult to balance just the right amount of documenting when you’re on vacation, isn’t it? I really tried to live in the moment as much as possible vs. lugging my DSLR everywhere. My iPhone is my happy medium, but it’s still a pain to take a phone out on the beach – so it stayed back in the room most of the time!
^^I was *kidding* when I posed like this, but hilariously enough it is one of the few pictures that turned out in the low lighting!
These photos were taken at the beginning of July. There is a lovely little pond just around the block from our house. It’s a nice place to sit, watch fireflies, and enjoy a pretty sunset – we have a multitude of those around here! These pictures popped up immediately in iPhoto when I went to load my SD card from vacation. They are a nice reminder that there is so much to love here and be thankful for. It’s always difficult to return to reality after a carefree week of vacation. I know, I know – first world problems! But it’s a little harder for me since I have family and friends to miss in Florida, as well as the beach! It’s difficult when your heart is dived between two places.. but I feel so blessed to have two places to call home!
Have a great week everyone! I know mine will be insanely busy catching up on work from the last week! Eeekk.