Friday, September 2, 2016

August Favorites

Holy smokes it's already Friday and it's already September! August flew by but it was such a good month. I'm sad it's over but at the same time I'm excited for all September has in store- lots of pumpkin, new adventures and hopefully lots of new memories. Before I get the September ball rolling I wanted to share some of my favorites from last month.

August kicked off with a mini vacation! If only every month started this way. We explored some of Northern Michigan and made a stop at Sleeping Bear Sand Dunes National Park. If you're ever in Michigan I highly recommend checking it out because you can climb the dunes and the view are incredible! Not to mention it's a ridiculous angle so you get a good workout. 

Biking was something I hadn't done in FOREVER so I dusted off my bike and started riding a decent amount. In the mornings on vacation I'd run and bike to get a workout in. Morning rides and run are my favorite because it was so quiet and I savored every minute of it. 

Eating breakfast on the patio by the lake. I was only really able to do this because it was so warm (mid-upper 90's every day). I love these Bob's Red Mill individual cups because they're so handy for traveling, which came in handy on vacation. I'd throw my berries in them and go and they'd stay warm for so long!

Cora enjoyed every second of vacation. She practically lived outside because there was so many critters for her to chase. Just look at her smile, melts my heart every time <3

Flourless chocolate peanut butter muffins, need I say more? These muffins became a huge hit on the blog. They are mighty delicious and I keep getting requests to make them which I don't mind because they are so easy to make and cleanup! 

I don't even like coffee but lemme tell you some mornings are a struggle so I found this tank top appropriate. Plus it's one of the softest tanks I have so I've been wearing it a ton. I found it at Target while there for mascara. Does anyone ever walk out of Target with ONLY the item(s) they came for?!?

My BF deserves the credit on this one because he surprised me with it. I love wine, but I don't drink it that much but I do try to fit at least one glass in my macros every week. Cupcake Vineyards is one of my wines (SkinnyGirl is forever my favorite) and he showed up at my house with a bottle one night. That's the way to a girls heart. 

As soon as Lysa TerKeurst's new book Uninvited came out I ordered a copy on Amazon. Sam got me started on her books and I've loved every book I've read from her. They have not been easy reads because they always show me stuff about myself that I'd rather not see, but I learn so much from her. I brought Uninvited and a GoMacro bar along babysitting with me for when the baby took a nap. As soon as he went down I dug out my book, GoMacro bar and cuddled up on the couch and the cat joined me. I highly recommend checking the book out because it's FANTASTIC!

I had to save the prettiest for last. I've been LOVING the beautiful sunrises lately. Since I lift then run and bike so early in the morning I get to see the world come to life. Nothing beats running and biking under these gorgeous skies. God's creation is pretty fantastic isn't it?! 

That's it for me, have a fantastic Labor Day weekend! Please stay safe whatever you're doing!

What was one of your favorite moments from August? 
What are you looking forward to about fall?


  1. I LOVE CUPCAKE WINE! The Red Velvet is my favorite <3

    1. That one is so good!! The pinot grigio is my favorite though :D

  2. Sunrises are amazing. And sunsets. I love that you got to enjoy so many wonderful breakfasts outside on the porch; it's wonderful to just drink in the fresh air and think about how God's mercies are new every morning.

    My favorite moment from August was probably skydiving... and just every day work. :)

    1. I love watching the sunrise and sunsets, it's just so peaceful! Not to mention I love watching God's artwork. That is so awesome that you went skydiving!! Skydiving is on my bucketlist!