Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Quick Pics

I was in Maine this past weekend for my brother's wedding. I was a bridesmaid, which is something I've never been before, but always wanted to be. I finally got my chance! I've been in weddings before, but only when I was little and a flower girl. I'll post more about the wedding soon. I didn't really get a lot of pictures since I was in the wedding party, though. :\

Lately, I've been feeling a bit more creative. I suppose I partly have Chris to thank for that. He has been getting back into playing and writing music, which has gotten me back into it too. I used to write so much when I was younger, and I really miss it. I constantly wrote poems, lyrics, songs, short stories...even a novel once, although it was pretty much one of those angsty teen love stories. I wrote it when I was 14, what can I say? For a long time, I've felt like my creativity sort of died out or went missing, but I'm starting to try to find it again.

[M&M cookies]
[Brownie covered Oreos]
One of my summer goals was to have a giant barbecue with a ton of friends, so we had one at the end of August. Unfortunately, people ended up being kind of lame and not showing up, even after they said they were going to. It ended up only being about 8 people, myself included. I had made a ton of baked goods for the occasion, too. Those two pictures are only some of what I made.

[Me? Like Jurassic Park? How can you say such things?!]
I've also been reading a lot more, which is another thing that was on my summer to-do list. I started with Lucille Ball's autobiography, then moved on to The Lost World. I didn't want that book to end. It was so good! Right now I'm reading Fever 1793. It's about the yellow fever outbreak in Philadelphia in 1793. It's pretty good so far!

[Labor Day! I wore my new dress and sunglasses from Modcloth!]
[I was so excited to have found these.]
I should really get started on my list of autumn treats that I want to make. I probably have enough for each day of the season! Sometimes I wish I could just take time off from work and just bake all day every day. There's mostly apple and pumpkin stuff on my list. The only pumpkin thing I've really ever made is my pumpkin bread, so I'm excited to try some new autumn baked goods.

[Tea with friends]
[Thought I'd try a little scarf-action]
The nights have been really cool lately, which I absolutely love. I love crisp nights where you need to wear a sweater. The other day I was actually able to wear tights for the first time this season! I decided to start it off right with a nice fall color palette. :)

Chris also caught the fall fever and surprised me with pumpkin butter and pumpkin spice tea! The pumpkin butter is so good. I had it on cinnamon toast, but it's good alone too. It has more of an applesauce consistency than actual butter. I can't wait to bake with it! I made some oatmeal applesauce cookies a week or two ago, and I think the pumpkin butter would be a perfect substitute for the applesauce.

[Ogunquit Beach, Maine]
There's a sneak peek of where I was for the wedding! It was really pretty, but also really chilly and windy. I'm a little upset that it was so windy because we were trying to take the wedding party pictures after the wedding and everyone's hair was getting all wind-blown. Plus, the photographer had us taking pictures with the sun right in our eyes, so we probably look like squinty, wind-blown messes. :\ I wish I could've taken more pictures! I love weddings. They're so fun and it's always interesting to see how creative people get with the decorations, color schemes, and other aspects of the event.


  1. Wao, you were a bridesmaid?! That's so exciting! I'm so sorry about your friends not showing up to your bbq, that is such abummer! Especially considering how INSANELY TASTY those baked goods look! I also wish I could just stay home all day, bake goodies, and do crafts! That would be the good life huh?