Happy hump day!
I’ve obviously been MIA on the blog lately and probably will be for the next week and half or so as I get ready to move and then get settled in in England – there’s just too much to do everyday! But I wanted to check in and provide a brief update of life lately (a lot of these photos are on Instagram – follow me here if you don’t already!)
We went up to our family’s cabin by Mt. Lassen this weekend. I hadn’t been up there since last 4th of July and don’t know when I’ll get another chance to, so it was wonderful to squeeze in a trip before I leave. We went on a few hikes, played guitar, saw a few shooting stars (and a bear!), and just enjoyed the peace and beauty of the mountains.
On our way up, we also stopped by the Saturday Chico Farmer’s Market and picked up a few items for dinner that night at the cabin. We also got the best chai latte with homemade almond milk and locally made tamales for breakfast – you can’t beat California food and produce! Sierra Nevada, which is based out of Chico, even had a tasting set up so we tasted beer at 8am!
Earlier this week, we made the best summer minestrone soup to take advantage of slightly cooler weather (similar recipe here).
I also stopped by Target again and our local store had the new A New Day brand already out. There were so many cute items – I tried on a few, but none are posted online yet so you’ll have to go into your local store to see what they have. They also had great outerwear pieces which will be perfect for fall. Here’s a few photos of what I tried on – I think I may go back to get the striped shirt with the puffy sleeves, though I think I might look they I belong in a Shakespeare play if I do!