Pumpkin Spice and Eerie reads

 

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Want a balloon

I am one of those basic B’s who starts to prepare for Halloween at the end of August even though we have been in some freak heat wave for the last week. Nonetheless, I think this post is useful for my book worms out there *Ahem Madison*. Or my flight attendant friends who are bored of staring at the wall on red eyes (no hate, sometimes wall staring is the only thing keeping me awake).

The following books have been rated by yours truly as my top 5 for the season:

  1. The Winter People
  2. Find Her
  3. In a dark , dark wood (just one wood)
  4. Big Little Lies
  5. Horns

I tried to put these books in order of favorite, but to be honest the first 3 books were probably a complete tie (Shout out to Kimber for her amazing recommendations). Feel free to comment and add to my list of thrillers, mysteries and suspense themes. Nothing better than crawling into bed at some haunted hotel in Dallas, while reading a book that will be sure to give me nightmares on minimum rest. Keep calm, read on and purple bath bombs for everyone! Cheers to Fall.

 

 

 

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Hawaiian sunsets & infinity pools

Nothing tops a layover in Hawaii. Is this even real life? Shout out to Bae who crashed my layover, threw me around like a hot dog in the ocean and who rode water slides with me.

 

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Lets go Giants!

You know those moments in life when you become so desperate for sleep that you can’t go on anymore, and then you just keep pushing anyway? That’s about where I’m at in life right now. I woke up at 4 this morning, telling myself that everything is going to be okay because I only had one flight to Denver and then I could go back to bed.

But you know, that life of a flight attendant thing happened and I found myself sitting 9 rows back from home base at Coors stadium.

Go Giants!

Cheers to more pics of balls!

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Boston is a cutie

For real though Boston, where have you been all my life? Why are you so damn cute. Even all you angry sounding Bostonian’s on your cell phones make me happy. AND YOUR FOOD! Oh lawd don’t even get me started on your food.

Thanks for swinging with me Amelia!

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A date in Portland

I had 2 days off this week in between work trips. One day was for doing laundry and grocery shopping, the other was for taking a little day trip to Portland to do some shopping. Mitch needed a new toy. Had a lovely day trying out some food trucks, drinking energy drinks and enjoying the scenery. Thanks for the date my love ♥

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“He stole the day dreamer’s heart with a handful of clouds” -Atticus

Sleepless in Seattle

There are certain things you just do in Seattle. You visit the Public Market, you grab a crappy cup of coffee at the very first Starbucks, you see some fish flying in the air and you buy some fresh flowers. Maybe you stop at a juice kiosk and regrettably try a grass shot…Oh! You also have to buy a new book in the Lamplight Bookstore that you’ll probably never read from the self help/inspirational section.

I was lucky enough to have a layover with the Rhodes sisters who were working with me for this 3 day trip. Thanks Barbara and Mary for making this work week feel like a mini vacation. Don’t think I ever stop laughing around those girls. The theme of this trip was “Lets drink as much coffee as we can and see what happens”.

This also must have been the first time the people of Seattle saw sun because there were lots of people in the street with their eyes closed basking in small patches of sun. It was weird. Seattle is weird, lots of crazies walking around downtown. Which normally I try to stay away from but, somehow Seattle makes it charming.

To anyone else who is planning a visit: *ahem* my cousin Christine: I recommend riding the giant Ferris Wheel because it’s even funner (and cheaper) than you’d imagine. Obviously you have to see the space needle. And if you run out of things to see (which is pretty hard to do), the aquarium is cute.

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^The place that throws fish!

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Caught Mario cheating on Luigi

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Thanks to Mary for being my personal photographer for awhile!

And what the heck would Seattle be without Biscuit Bitch? Best place for breakfast! And they have amaaaazing coffee.

Cheers friends!

Running around the Happiest Place on Earth!

Last weekend I did the Tinkerbell half marathon.  It was amazing. And painful. I got sick right before the race so the little training I had done pretty much hadn’t helped me. Also the night before, Caten and I stayed at the park until closing and were basically too excited to sleep. So, running (literally) on no sleep and a cold was quite the experience.  I hated everything at mile 6, but my friend Ashley was performing at mile 7, so that give me a little push. And then mile 10 I got a little bit of a boost because I realized I only had 3 more miles. Except then after mile 11 I realized 3 miles still felt far. Last mile and my legs felt like pinocchio. Then when the finish line was in sight it took everything in me not to start crying because of how happy I was. 2 years ago my new years resolution was to run a half marathon. It may have taken me a little longer, but I’m super proud to have accomplished this goal.

This was 100% one of my favorite Disneyland trips. Surrounded by family and friends, my heart felt so full. Why did it have to go by so fast? When can I go back, and why the F  is it so expensive?!

Since the race I have been eager to sign up for more races. However,  I did some damage to my ankles doing the half. Stayed off my feet for a couple days and the pain had almost healed completely, so I ran the last 2 days but the pain is back. Both ankles now, and worse than ever! Thinking of buying some Kinsiology tape and seeing if that helps? Anyone have this problem have any tips? It’s hard enough to find motivation to run, and now that I have it my body isn’t letting me! Grrr the frustration!

Here are some photos from the trip. I was glad I managed to get out the Cannon during all the festivities. I had fun playing with shutter speed during the parade. But I think my favorite photos are the last 2. Anywho, back to work for me today. Happy Sunday! See you soon Denver!

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