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.
Striped Dress: c/o Aerie
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.
I took a ride through my neighborhood around sunset yesterday and brought my DSLR along. The temperature was perfect, low 70′s with a nice breeze. This will be my first Fall with a bicycle and I’m a little bit too excited to ride around in cozy sweaters, leggings, and boots. Florida never offered sweater wearing temps for biking. It did, however, offer a much flatter surface. Riding a bike in my neighborhood is actually a bit of a work out! ;] I’m just thankful I don’t live in San Francisco! (Not really, I love San Francisco.)
My only bicycle gripe? I need a basket. Baskets are surprisingly expensive .. so I’ve been putting it off. I really, really want one that is made for pets with the cage top enclosure, because I’m psychotic and I think that taking a bunny on a bike ride would be awesome. Unfortunately, they would probably both find the entire experience terrifying and not fun or awesome at all. So, I will probably buy a cliche looking little wooden basket and ride around with fresh flowers in it… because that’s what I’ve seen everyone on Pinterest doing.
Time to make pasta salad (I didn’t get around to it last night)! <3
I’m Wearing: Blue Tank from Express, Color Block Skirt via Forever21, Black Leather Bag c/o Francesca’s Collections, Red Bow Belt too old to remember, and Red Ballet Flats from Old Navy.
I hope you all had a great holiday (if you’re in the US)! We spent ours just barely surviving the heat on our walk downtown through the 4th festivities, Skyping with Kristie in Italy, eating grilled food, and just goofing off! An overall good day. =) Nate and I are getting ready to head home to Florida this afternoon! Hooray!