Well hello, fall! While the change of scenery and pumpkin flavoring is very nice, can we please discuss where the summer of 2013 went?
I feel like time is whizzing by these days. Now months come and go before I can check off the seasonally appropriate activities & food from my bucket list. So I’ve made it a mission to cram in as much as I can this month. For October I’m getting my fill of pumpkin/apple/squash/cider/Halloween/footbally-goodness that I can. Soon it will be November and I’ll have to wait another 11 months to enjoy October again.
Now that my mushy gushy fall sentiments are out of the way… here are 5 things I’m digging this week:
1. Trader Joe’s Cold Brew Coffee Concentrate
Some mornings you’re so tired, you can’t wait to make it to your coffee shop. Lately I’ve been getting caffeine in my veins bright and early by mixing 1 parts concentrate with 2 parts vanilla almond milk and some ice.
2. Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead
My small book club group of college friends just wrapped up reading Lean In. I’d heard great things before I began, so I had high hopes for the book. That said, it far exceeded my expectations. Any woman, age 12+, should be required to read this. Within the first few chapters, Sheryl Sandberg has you viewing the world (and your work life especially) from a completely different perspective.
3. Testing Pumpkin Recipes
4. Union Market Drive-In
I love Union Market as much as I hate Caddyshack, but I still had a perfect evening watching the movie under the stars with friends. Hop in the car or grab a picnic blanket and join the Union Market team for a public picnic party, running every Friday through November 8th.
5. Wunderlist app
There is not a better feeling in the world than checking an item off your to-do list. As a major list maker, my recently downloaded Wunderlist app has saved my life. You build to-do lists for different topics/folders, and then get to enjoy the beautiful “check mark” swooshing sound, as you mark the task complete. At home I use the app to remember what groceries to buy, when to pick up my dry cleaning, and remind myself about long-term projects or goals.