LOVING: The coming of Autumn! It’s my most loved season of the year and this year is no exception. It’s been hot here in California so I’m ready for cooler mornings + snuggly knit blankets.

THINKING ABOUT: What my life will look like in five years… I’m a planner, but I’ve realized recently that we can’t truly plan our lives. We can aim to live a certain way, but the specifics in life may not always work out as planned. This has led me to think about how to live each day to represent the lifestyle + outlook on life that I desire to have.

EATING: Probably way too much cheese + crackers. Also, ice cream.

DRINKING: A TON of lemon infused water because of this heat! + testing out all types of tequila for a good cause: to craft the most perfect summer margarita — via my husband.

CRAFTING: In the process of finishing an unfinished project, my colorblock blanket I posted about a while ago. Also, trying to knit a baby hat. The needles are literally the size of toothpicks. teeeny. We’ll see how this goes. Wish me luck + a whole lot of patience!

DOING: Creating + strategizing my new business! Taking time for myself and trying to get quality time in with people I love! Last weekend my hubs and I took our pup, Bailey, down to the harbor and went paddle boarding! It was so fun! We both got so nervous taking her out on the board and our jaws dropped when she jumped off his board and swam to mine. Made a memory that’s for sure! She did so good though and I can’t wait to take her out again.

WATCHING: Lately, due to the waiting game that is Fall premieres, my husband, my mom and I started binge watching The Whispers. it. is. crazy. I’m really not one to watch creepy television, but this show is addicting! Side note: if you know us, you probably know that the three of us watch tv together. Always have, since Jarre and I started dating 5 years ago. It’s a thing.

READING: I haven’t read a good book in awhile, so this summer that was a goal! I’m currently in the middle of reading Eight Hundred Grapes. It’s an easy read about a family who owns a vineyard. Yes, there is talk of wine, which obligates me to have a glass while afternoon reading (pretty much everytime). I know you aren’t suppose to judge a book by its cover, but let’s face it. The cover totally sold me. Just like a bottle of wine, I typically buy based on the label. Isn’t that how you select good wine? No? …Oh.

DREAMING: Life has got me thinking + dreaming about our future home and lifestyle. For me, I’m caught up daydreaming about a little cottage with a big porch (insert sunrise + coffee here) somewhere close to the sea. If I had it my way, we’d have ten dogs + a garden.

LISTENING: I’ve been on this girl-country kick lately. Maybe because it’s emotionally on point, Miranda Lambert I’m looking at you. Haha. Kacey Musgraves has been my main listen. By the way, I typically do not like country music, especially male country singers. I’m strictly an only-certain-songs country listener, haha sorry country fans! Oh and anything Taylor Swift, mostly Bad Blood on repeat + blasting in my car. (no shame over here)

WORKING ON: I’ve been working on my business a ton (business cards, blog, services, packages, etc.) + really trying to amp up my social media presence myself! I just launched my business and have been working to make new relationships and find great resources to motivate and guide me on this new adventure! I’ve been really inspired by the women + entrepreneurs out there!

Love this idea via elanoloo + am hoping to make this a monthly thing!

xo