fall feels: 8 must-dos

My favorite season! While I do love summer (and miss those long, sunny days), fall always has its own way of bringing warmth. Subtle and bold colors emerge and reveal beauty beyond words. As leaves fall, autumn lets the past go and embraces a new season of life…shedding its nature (no pun intended) from winter, spring, and summer – seasons past.

So to celebrate my favorite season, here’s 8 must-dos for all the fall feels:

  • Go on a photo adventure to capture all of the fall colors!

Fall leaves

Or even when all of the leaves have already fallen…



  • Sip on a pumpkin spice latte. 
Pumpkin Spice Latte
publik coffee’s version of PSL (Gryffindor)
  • Make a visit to the pumpkin patch and corn maze. 
pumpkin pickin’ at Everitt Farms

Pumpkin patch

night corn maze at Denver Botanic Garden at Chatfield

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  • Hike in the mountains – nothing quite like a fall hike. 
alderfer three sisters park

  • Dress up on Halloween because it’s too fun not to. 


Vampire and Kitten
ms. fang and her kitten, moon
Vampire | Halloween 2017
behind the evil vampire is a giggly girl
  • Watch at least one scary movie with your friends, no matter how much you loathe it. Hyunah and I decided to watch It, inspired by Stephen King’s novel. My palms were sweaty, and my heart was racing the entire time (I hate clowns that much more).
  • Take time for self-care, and slow things down. 

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brunch goals: latte, eggs benedict with smoked salmon, potatoes, and blueberry panckaes

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  • Most importantly, cherish your friends, family, and loved ones in every single moment you share. Show compassion, gratitude, and love relentlessly, holding back nothing. Extend strangers and acquaintances kindness and empathy. Live more selflessly, serving others, because that is when you will find joy.

Feel free to also check out these other fall posts from years past:


Life starts all over again when it gets crisp in the fall. – F. Scott Fitzgerald


spring is in the air

Spring is in the air!

Seasons are changing. I’m a believer that as seasons change, we also evolve. We immerse ourselves in new experiences and things. We adapt to our environments. We bring out new parts of ourselves. Change is good. Change enables growth. Change enables challenge. Change enables self-awareness. Change enables reflection. Change enables you to flourish. And spring is all about new beginnings…

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To get excited about spring, these are some things I want to do!

  • Picnics in the park: can’t go wrong with a meat and cheese board, fruits, bread, chilled wine, and sunnies.
  • Travel: cue travel season – yes, travel is a year round activity, but what’s better than traveling in the spring when the weather warms up and the days grow longer (not to mention that it’s #bloomin this time of year)? Traveling in the spring is also great because you just beat the summer crowds and can usually find better deals on flights. Whether it’s a trip near or far, it’s time to seek out new adventures!
  • Climbing: I want to move the indoor climbing to the outdoors! I’ve only climbed outdoors twice, and it’s definitely an adrenaline filled experience (it’ll also help me work on conquering my slight fear of heights and falling).
  • Hiking: winter hasn’t kept me from hiking, but it’ll definitely be more fun hiking without slipping on ice and in the warmth. I also have an ambitious goal to climb 5 new fourteeners this year!
  • Weekends at the farmer’s market: weekend farmer’s markets are truly special. I have special memories visiting the farmer’s market with my one of my best friends back when I lived in Salt Lake City. Limeade, flowers, fresh produce, local crafts and jewelry…nothing quite like it.
  • Make flower bouquets: a girl’s best friend – tulips, sunflowers, peonies, baby breath, daisies, and snapdragons to name just a few…this is the time to #treatyoself.
  • Read outside: I want to try and read more, and what’s better than reading outside where there’s natural lighting and fresh air?
  • Eat lots of ice cream 
    • Sample a flight of flavors at High Point Creamery (yet to try this place)
    • Sweet Action Ice Cream has some of the best and unique variety of homemade flavors that constantly change.
    • Little Man Ice Cream also has ever-changing unique and traditional flavors served in their classic waffle cone.
  • Patio bars and coffee shops: a nice cocktail or cold beer on a deck is perfect for enjoying the blossoming flowers and trees. And I love coffee shops anytime of the year – summer, fall, winter, and spring! Now I’ll just be switching it up with some iced coffee and cold brews to stay refreshed.

– Angela