Clichés of Fall

Like most Utah County(ers), Robert and I drove the Alpine Loop. I guess I’m like most girls on Pinterest, I enjoy layers and scarves. I don’t love autumn more than summer or spring, but I do like it more than winter. I love the colors, the clothes, the smell. Robert and I don’t love pumpkin pie or anything, but we love fall! We drove the loop on a sunny afternoon; the leaves still had a green to them.

I have this theory that there are so many awesome holidays in October, November, December, January, even March (hello St. Patty’s day) because something has to get us through the snow. If we didn’t have those holidays why would we ever leave our homes?

So there you have it, fall is a magical time of year. I always find myself stomping on crunchy leaves, drinking hot chocolate, and counting the days until Christmas. This year I am trying not to rush through the autumn leaves; I’m enjoying the crisp air. I don’t have a cliché fall bucket list or anything, I’m just trying to enjoy it more, breathe it in, ya know?

We just watched The Odd Life of Timmothy Green for the first time and it was lovely. The colors were stunning, the set, the wardrobe, the cinematography, even the story were all beautiful and fall-esque. I would recommend it.

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Books I’ve Been Reading Part II

This is part II of the books I’ve read. You can read part one here. I’ve been reading a lot of books and Utah has been getting a lot of book reading weather. I’m talking rainstorms, sweatpants, hot cocoa kind of days.

Is Everyone Hanging out Without Me (And Other Concerns) I listened to this book in the audio format because I love Mindy Kaling and she reads the book and she is hilarious. The book was a great listen! I am excited for her new book to come out! (F bombs and sexual content)
Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me

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Books I’ve Been Reading Part I

I’ve been reading a lot of books lately. It helps that I ride the train for 3 hours a day and I married a reader. I love books. They’re magical and exciting. I want to share some of my favorites with you in hopes that you’ll share your favorites with me. Here is a list of books I’ve read and enjoyed:

13 Reasons Why. This book is sad. However, it was a clever and an inspirational read because of the message.

13 Reasons Why

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Sh*t Pinterest Says

Here’s the deal. I am not very crafty. I don’t know how to decorate, but I can follow pictures. I have compiled a list of things that I’ve come across on Pinterest that are silly. They may not be silly to you and I get that. I do.

Click on this picture to get the recipe! JK we took all the popular pictures on Pinterest and put it on our sketchy site! Good luck fools!
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Never pay for Redbox again. (I’ve tried it and I don’t believe it.) {source}
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Acords Lake

The Rasmussens/Wollenzien’s/McDonald’s/Midgley’s had a family reunion and it was awesome. This was my families (step included) first family reunion in forever. We went over the long weekend and glam-camped it up. We are glam-campers on the Rasmussen side. We stay in trailers and eat a lot of food, we ride 4-wheelers and explore. Glam-camping is best when you have kids. Because TeAnna, Karli, Robert and I were the only ones sans children we stayed in our 16 (wo)man tent. Robert and I had our own room, TeAnna and Karli had their own room and we had a living room.

// We ate amazing food like Swedish meatballs, pulled pork sandwiches, and fried chicken. It’s true, I don’t love fried chicken because of the acid reflex, but I make a mean southern fried chicken.

// Suki was super preggers the entire time and I was LOL-ing over her inability to jump.

// Karli and TeAnna are camping models and soon to be Tumblr famous

// I had a photo shoot with Dustin and Amy. I’m not a professional photographer by any means. I am learning and it is fun.

// We rode our 4-wheelers and off roaders to the lake where we didn’t fish because no one had their license.

Ben fell asleep on the way to the lake…those lips and eyelashes

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Things that are

// It smells like fall
// I caught the cold
// Robert and I have been puppy sitting for the past week
// A lot of girls are pregnant and I’m over here like dogs are a lot of work…
// LOTR is playing right now…I kinda understand it
// Work is busy. But I think it is really cool that I get to do social media for a living and for something I believe in.
// Robert and I have 4 pints of Ben and Jerry’s in the freezer right now. I’ll let you know the winning flavor
// I started running again….hello Ms. I can’t run a mile
// There might be a “Best Place to Eat Pancakes” post coming soon
// My hair is longer
// Hot chocolate is happening (white chocolate macadamia coffee creamer)
// I have been reading books again
// I might sign up to sell DoTerra just so I can get a discount

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Lake Alice

This summer has been full of adventures. Some include banana splits and movies indoors, splashing through the sprinklers, BBQ’s with friends, and backpacking to Lake Alice.

Lake Alice is a tradition for my husband. He goes every year. This year I got to go. Story: I knew my husband really liked me last year when we were first dating because before he headed to Lake Alice he stopped by my apartment to tell me goodbye. He returned home with a “I missed you” text. This year, as his wife, I finally got to see what all the rave was about and he was right, it is stunning.

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Shake It Off

Most of you know I love Taylor Swift. Like, you guys, I met her last year, and I couldn’t really blog about it because it was so special.

She just released her new single, “Shake It Off” and it is everything wonderful and more. Karli, TeAnna, Robert (he’s sweet), and I watched part of her live stream. We screamed, we giggled, we smiled.

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Happy End of July

Seriously you guys! Can you believe that July is almost over! Where did it go? I think this every year and then I always think, how can I find a place to live where the months are reversed of Utah. AKA 6 months of Summer and 3 months of winter. Wouldn’t that be lovely.

As you know I’ve stopped blogging. As you know I got married. I did. So much happened, I’m just not sure how to blog about everything. Here’s the footnotes. I got married to my best friend in May. We went on a 2-week long honeymoon. He and I live in an adorable little home (more of that coming soon). We’ve been renovating. We love shaved ice. We love food.

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