Lord Have Mercy!!! (as my Grandma would say) Here it is, actually autumn~and I’m realizing that I’ve been absent (at least with writing and sharing online) for most of the entire summer.
If you happened to notice, have no fear~ I’m still here, and doing well. I’m missing the rhythm of regular writing, and connecting.
But as the season is shifting, and I’m feeling called back.
This summer has been full of mostly amazing and a few really awful things. I feel like I want to write to tell you about each of them, but it's so much.
So, for now, I'm mostly sharing pictures and a few words. You know I'll be back with more words later, because I have a lot of them, but for now....
The best parts of my summer have been the adventures galore~ Like Costa Rica with my kids~
I've always loved travelling with these 2 and this was a great "last trip" before they flew the coop. We were soooooo grateful to my Pop for inviting us for a family visit to paradise.
We were home for just a few days and the Boy Child launched himself into the world and headed to the Big(ger) City to chase basketball and college dreams with friends.
Then I went to Denver to attend the Outdoor Retailer Summer Market Show for work.
So much cool stuff and such a fun city! The whole thing was inspirational and I ate enough good for for 14 people. The street art scene is also fantastic!
While I was there, my hometown caught on fire, which was awful and scary and traumatizing.
The weeks of toxic smoke in the air, the loss of so many beautiful places and the feeling of communal shock were awful..
Thankfully our home was fine, but that wasn't the case for about 1000 other houses that burned.
But soon, it was time to help the Girl Child launch into her next college chapter in sunny So Cal. That Girl is gonna fly!
Then, this magical thing happened...
To celebrate life and Love, my SweetHeart and I went to London and Paris~ which was the most romantic and wonderful and amazing adventure. It was the first trip to Europe for both of us, and I'm so glad we got to go together. I LOVE adventuring with this guy!
Last, but not least, I decided to participate as a designer in Redding Fashion Week.
That was a great creative challenge filled with lots of learning and just as much seam ripping along with a few hot glue burns as I attempted to teach myself hatmaking~ which is the most fun ever! (The hatmaking, not the burns..)
In the end, I loved the collection I created, and my models ROCKED the vintage look.
So, that's been what I've been up to this summer, which may explain why I took some time off writing.
But, autumn is here and as I move into finding my new rhythm for the season, writing and connecting with my people are high up on my list of important things. I've missed it, and I'm back!
What was your summer like? Hopefully full of good things! Let me know in the comments below~ and if you're not already on my newsletter list, sign up now!
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Until Next Time~ Lots of Love ~ Talk to you Soon!
Writer, Artist, Empowered Living Advocate, Wanna-be Organic Gardening Foodie, Travel Loving Life Explorer, FunSchooling Facilitator / Former Goat-Herding HeadMistress for our Mostly Happy Homeschool, Semi-Crazy Chicken Lady and Mamacita Extraordinaire to a couple of Cage Free Kids.