A Sunday Afternoon Walk

Processed with VSCO with m5 presetProcessed with VSCO with a6 presetIMG_0944My hands turned red approximately one second after this photo was taken and never really recovered.IMG_0936Processed with VSCO with c1 presetProcessed with VSCO with c1 presetLove this row of colorful houses. Can I have the middle one, please?IMG_0942Glove hand problems. I need to get some of those digital gloves that you can touch your phone screen with!IMG_0953IMG_0919Home again, warming up.

October.

Processed with VSCO with c1 presetOctober. It’s here.

Part of me welcomes October with open arms, but another part of me is very nervous to begin this new season.

I feel like a school girl on her first day, all nerves and jitters and freshly pressed clothes. I even bought a new backpack! Ha. Is 23 is still young enough for a hair bow?

I am nervous to meet so many new people at once. It’s tough on this introvert. But I am also so excited to be surrounded by people my own age and in my same stage of life for the first time in over a year. It feels good to reference something pop-culture-y and be understood right away. Or to hang with my female roommates in the kitchen for hours after a meal.

There is something so intoxicating about Fall. The leaves, the air, the scarves. I just bought a new scarf yesterday and I haven’t taken it off since. I am a bundle of emotions right now, but at least 99.9% of them are positive.

Welcome, October. Let’s do this. IMG_0553IMG_0557IMG_0541IMG_0532IMG_0530

Little Letter

img_2089Dear Halloween,
Thanks for being so chill. My friend Jessica came over and we cooked dinner and baked cookies. Several rounds of trick-or-treaters stopped by the house and I loved seeing their costumes and giving them candy! We even handed out some of the cookies we baked, so you could say we were the ‘cool house.’

Dear November,
Welcome! I’m still in shock that you’ve arrived. Thanksgiving is this month, which means Christmas is right around the corner. The weather has finally cooled off and I’ve busted out my sweaters that were languishing in the back of my closet. It’s nice to have you.

IMG_2057.JPGDear Winnie,
While babysitting you today, I asked, “What do you want to be when you grow up?” to which you replied, “25.” Yes, yes I think that’s a perfectly reasonable answer.

Dear Sarah,
You are such a loyal friend. I adore our coffee dates and deep conversations. Thanks for everything, I don’t say it enough.

img_2058Dear Texas,
I’m coming for ya on Friday! Can’t wait to visit my parent’s house again and go to a Baylor football game on Saturday. I hope I understand whats going on…I’m not very sporty.

Dear “Stardust”,
I watched you for the first time last night, and I must admit I was pleasantly surprised. Your four star rating on Netflix is well deserved. Your plot is intricate and beautifully executed and the characters are dynamic. Plus, you feature Robert De Niro as a cross-dressing pirate so…enough said.

Processed with VSCO with p5 presetDear Germany,
I miss you.

Dear LA County Museum of Art (LACMA),
It had been ages since I’d visited you, but I’m so glad I finally did on Sunday afternoon. I particularly enjoyed your Andy Warhol exhibit. img_2087

An Afternoon at the Pumpkin Patch

img_0167Happy Fall friends! Yesterday two of my dearest, oldest friends and I headed to the nearby pumpkin patch– actually, it was more like a pumpkin patch on steroid. Festival is a more accurate word as there were booths, food, music and plenty of festivities. Below are a few photos from our afternoon if you’d like to see!img_0330img_0278img_0198img_0220^Asada fries did not disappoint. They reminded me of Döner, a similar turkish meal I always used to order in Germany.img_0229img_0236img_0238Pumpkin hat anyone? Anyone?img_0243^What a beauty, this oneimg_0249img_0254img_0262img_0267img_0275img_0281^Wow, is she stunning or what?! img_0284img_0290img_0295^Green pumpkins are just as cool as orange if you ask meimg_0297img_0301img_0306^True loveimg_0308img_0310^I was very attached to this gourd…img_0317img_0324^These mini, misshapen gourds were adorableimg_0327img_0333img_0340img_0341img_0347^The happy coupleimg_0154Hope you are able to celebrate fall this week! What are you planning to be for Halloween? My top contender currently is White Trash (i.e. wearing a white trash bag over my clothes…). Pretty lame, I know :p

Happy Weekend- Nashville, Here I Come!

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I have definitely been bitten by the travel bug. If I don’t get on a plane every few months, I start feeling itchy and restless. Luckily, I am headed to Nashville, Tennessee tomorrow morning to get my travel fix! The last time I visited Nashville was four years ago when I was checking out a potential college, and I remember loving the city. I can’t wait to explore again, see my extended family, and eat lots of Turkey on Thursday. Things may be a bit silent around here as I sink deeper and deeper into ‘vacation mode‘ but I will be back next week with lots of pretty pictures and stories to tell. Have a great Thanksgiving friends!