Monday In A Moment #58 | Why Hello October!


1 :: BIRTHDAY WEEK!!!!This coming Sunday I will turn 29! My my my how time flies… To celebrate D and I will be taking a trip to Prague later in October, which means this weekend will be all about relaxing. AND making Italian Cream Cupcakes!!! Which I will be giving away to everyone I know because D hates coconut and I don’t want to eat every single one all by myself {actually I really do but………}. It’s funny, if you had told me once upon a time 10 years ago {at 19!} that this is where I would be at 29, I would have laughed and called you a liar…. then blinked furiously at you with wide hopeful eyes and asked “Seriously??”. There is so much to be grateful for, and while the loss of my mother is still fresh on days like today, I am reminded that life is truly beautiful and it is up to you to make the most of it!

2 :: Packing Up – At the end of this week we will have around 60 days left in Germany. Um, WHAT?!?! Somehow time has whooshed by….. and I am trying to take it all in stride and NOT PANIC. Due to the packing and appointments that will shortly commence in a frenzy, I will probably be posting less, blogging less, and trying to soak up what remains of our life here in Europe. I will still be photographing everything in sight, it just won’t make it up on the web until after we get to Texas. Who knows, perhaps I will have more time than I expect. I simply don’t want all of you lovely fans out there to feel slighted, gypped, or puzzled at my more absent online presence. Wish me some seriously luck ya’ll, as I know that a huge part of me will forever reside in Germany no matter where we live.

3 :: Soup to warm your Soul – I have been pinning fall flavored soups like crazy on Pinterest! It’s a serendipitous thing, but I figured what better than to share them with you so you can warm your bellies with these savory recipes. I’m huge on food that feeds your soul and there is something about fall flavors that speak to my heart in soft comfortable pear shaped tones. Click on an image to take you to the recipe, and don’t forget to follow my yummay board on Pinterest to never miss a favorite! 1) White Bean and Roasted Mushroom Soup via She Wears Many Hats 2) Pumpkin Soup with Crispy Sage via FoodieCrush 3) Creamy Chicken and Corn Chowder via Cooking Classy 4) Brie + Cheddar Apple Beer Soup with Cinnamon Pecan Oat Crumble via Half Baked Harvest 5) Slow Cooker Apple Cider Beef Stew via Baked By Rachel 6) Roasted Sweet Potato Chipotle Soup with Bacon Bits via Boulder Locavore

White Bean and Roasted Mushroom Soup via She Wears Many HatsPumpkin Soup with Crispy Sage via FoodieCrush Creamy Chicken and Corn Chowder | Cooking ClassyBrie + Cheddar Apple Beer Soup with Cinnamon Pecan Oat Crumble | Half Baked HarvestSlow Cooker Apple Cider Beef Stew via Baked By RachelRoasted Sweet Potato Chipotle Soup with Bacon Bits |

4 :: Riding Boots Galore – Last week was all about the shortie booties, so this week I wanted to dive headlong into riding boots, MY FAVORITE!!! There’s just something about wearing them that is SO very comfortable and still makes me feel like Miss Fancy Pants. Usually I only pick six favorites to show you but because I can’t decide, this week you get eight of the most lovely riding boots you’ll ever see. Even though I could never own a pair of the Burberry boots, a girl can dream {& drool} right? Some of these are even on SALE right now! Click on a shoe to take you shopping at! 1) Clarks® – ‘Ingalls Vicky’ Boot – $179.95 2) REPORT – Signature ‘Justeen’ Over-The-Knee Boot – $178.95 3) Burberry – ‘Carmack’ Over the Knee Boot – $1,295.00 4) Vince Camuto – ‘Basira’ Leather Riding Boot (Wide Calf) – $249.95 5) Naturalizer – ‘Jersey’ Leather Riding Boot – $198.95 6) MICHAEL Michael Kors – ‘Hayley’ Leather Boot – Orig: $324.95 SALE: $199.90 7) Vince Camuto – ‘Kadia’ Riding Boot – $168.95 8) COACH – ‘Madeleine’ Over the Knee Leather Boot – $498.00

Clarks® - 'Ingalls Vicky' Boot - $179.95 REPORT - Signature 'Justeen' Over-The-Knee Boot - $178.95Burberry - 'Carmack' Over the Knee Boot - $1,295.00Vince Camuto - 'Basira' Leather Riding Boot (Wide Calf) - $249.95Naturalizer - 'Jersey' Leather Riding Boot - $198.95 MICHAEL Michael Kors - 'Hayley' Leather Boot - Orig: $324.95 SALE: $199.90Vince Camuto - 'Kadia' Riding Boot - $168.95 COACH - 'Madeleine' Over the Knee Leather Boot - $498.00

5 :: Weekly Studio Recap – Here is what you missed in the studio last week! It was a busy week, so only four posts made it up, but I was super excited about the Happiness Through My Eyes blog post on KAPD Bespoke Wedding Calligraphy!! Be sure to follow me on Instagram and never miss the daily goings on, as I sure do have fun around here!

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6 :: Last Photography Session in Germany – I can hardly believe that I had my last photo session here in Germany this past weekend! It was extra special because I have worked with the Barron Family several times for both design work and photography. I was overjoyed with the idea that they wanted to wear traditional lederhosen and dirndls!! How fitting for my last shoot in Deutschland! We had such a blast and I can hardly wait to finish editing their session! Look for their sneak peek on the blog soon!

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Happy Monday Ya’ll!!! It’s my hope that Monday In A Moment brightens the beginning of your week so you can power through to the end!

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