Here we are again, another month gone by! The holidays are right around the corner and I'm getting more and more excited for all the time spent with family. As always, October was an amazing month! With both Andrew and my birthday, Halloween, friends' birthday celebrations, and weddings, we've been busy!
We got home from Cabo last night after celebrating our good friends' wedding! It was an amazing weekend, I was so sad we had to come back to reality! I'll be sharing more about our trip later this week after I have a chance to upload and organize pictures. In the mean time, I wanted to look back at the highlights from October via my Instagram, this might be a record in posts for me in one month. A good indication that we've been having a lot of fun!
// October starts in the best way possible, celebrating Andrew's birthday :) The photo is from a camping trip last year, but this year we went camping on the beach in Santa Cruz with friends to celebrate! //
// These were our neighbors at the campground in Santa Cruz, and I was obsessed with this old VW van! As you might remember, I grew up camping in an old VW Westy and have always loved them. Andrew and I think it would be so fun to own one someday //
// One of my favorite summer projects was working with Tillamook, FarmBox SF, and Soda Pop PR on the Ice Cream Craving campaign creating recipes. I was a little tardy in sharing this one, but these Ice Cream pops were so delicious! Thankfully we have amazing Indian Summers here in SF, and I was able to enjoy them into October! //
// Cest La Vie! I created a few outfits for a collaboration with Andrea Rowe Photography! She is such a great photographer and I had so much fun putting outfits together for our shoot. This was the first look we did. Casual with the graphic tee and distressed denim, but the heels make it a bit more fun for a date night! //
// Pumpkins! Nothing says fall like a heap of beautifully colored pumpkins and gourds. I absolutely love fall, it always brightens my day seeing storefronts with pumpkins and festive fall decor. //
// Another one from my shoot with Andrea! Hopefully I'll get my act together and have more outfit posts for you in the coming weeks :) What do you think about looks for a Fall Wedding? Or favorite Fall trends? //
// Fleet Week is one of my favorite events here in San Francisco! Thankfully, this year the Blue Angels were back to put on a show for the city. We went to a roof top party that one of Andrew's co-workers hosted and it was the perfect spot to watch the air show overhead. There really is no better place to be than a rooftop during Fleet Week! //
// One of my favorite pictures from our visit to Dillon Beach with my sister and her family! I can't get enough of Phillip! He is just the cutest and we had so much fun playing on the beach together. I can't believe how fast he grows. I'm already counting down the days to Thanksgiving when I'll see him again. //
// Another one from Fleet Week, a re-gram from my friend Kenzie! //
// Probably my favorite post from the moth of October! Interviewing my Dad for the post I did about the movie Valley Uprising and his experiences climbing in Yosemite Valley at the time climbing history was being made. I loved sitting down to listen to his climbing stories and I learned so much about him and his various experiences rock climbing over the years. He should write a book! //
// One of the highlights of October was of course watching the Giants in the post season, and eventually becoming World Series Champions on my birthday! This was a #tbt post from a game in 2012 (another World Series year) that I went to with one of my best friends from home and her family! Re-posting this picture of me and her son Ryan must have been good luck! //
// One of the best dinners we had all month! This stuffed sweet potato recipe is a new favorite. I modified the recipe slightly, and posted the changes I made on my Facebook here. I've said it before and I'll say it again, everything I've made from Half Baked Harvest has been amazing! You should definitely give one of her recipes a try! Especially this one! //
// I posted this after we won the NLCS Championship! One of my best memories as a Giants fan was spending the afternoon on the field for Season Ticket Holder Appreciation Day! It was the day Hunter Pence arrived to SF to play for the Giants, and after hearing him during the Q&A I knew he was my favorite! Loved him from day 1, literally! //
// Another highlight from October was spending the day with our friends and celebrating their baby shower! I always love spending time with my college friends, I just wish it was more often. It was the cutest shower, I should have taken more pictures! Only a few more weeks before baby Chinn arrives!! //
// Better late than never! I finally got around to putting up my fall decorations! Nothing makes the house feel more cozy than a few seasonal and holiday decorations! //
// The second look from my shoot with Andrea Rowe Photography! This was in collaboration with House of Alva scarves. You can read more about why I love this company so much in my post, their scarves are beautiful and support the artisans and villages where they're made, a purchase you can feel good about! And you still have time to get $10 off + free shipping on your purchase of $50 or more with the code FOOT2FOG10 through November 24th! //
// My Golden Birthday Party was one of the highlights of the month for me. I felt so loved and special that all my friends came out to celebrate and made such a huge effort dressing up and sticking with the theme for the night! Before we went out to Bourbon & Branch, we met at our house to watch the Giants game. I love this picture of Andrew's sister, Nina and I. She looked amazing and I loved her fur (which was handed down from her Aunt, making me like it even more)! //
// It was so fun celebrating with so many friends from different points in my life! It's so fun that most of my college friends are so close and we're able to see them more often now. PS - I was so impressed Shannon made her 20's headpiece and did all the beading by hand! //
// Love this picture of Andrew and I in our costumes for the night! We both had such a great time, and loved the room we rented at Bourbon & Branch. For his costume, he bought suspenders on Amazon and then we found an old bow tie that was his grandpa's, and paired it with black pants and a white dress shirt. So easy but all the guys looked so great! //
// One of my favorite little shops in Marin, Proof Lab station, is all set for fall with cozy Pendleton Blankets. I seriously want all of them! Somehow I made it out of the store with only buying a Patagonia hat I've had my eye on. //
// Another one from my birthday party! Seriously, how amazing did all my friends look?! I still can't believe how much everyone got into the theme and dressed up, I'm lucky to have such awesome friends. And since I knew we'd be at our house watching the game before heading to the bar, I bought some gold foil fridge to hang as a little step and repeat for our photos, which was really fun and festive! //
// I think the icing on the cake for the month of October was the Giants winning the World Series on my birthday! We met our friends out in the Marina to watch the game and had the best time! It was so intense for a while there, we were worried. What a close game! Thank goodness for Mad Bum, he came in and saved us - MVP! //
// As soon as Panda made the game-ending catch, the bar emptied out and everyone was on the streets. As you can see, I got soaked from all the champagne being sprayed! It was such a blast being out and celebrating with our city, I just love how everyone LOVES the Giants! It's such a fun thing to be a part of, it will always be one of the highlights of my time living in San Francisco! //
// And what is the best way to end an amazing month? Flying to Cabo for the wedding of two of our closest friends, of course! Still on the high from winning the world series the night before, Andrew and I were off to Cabo Thursday morning. It was an amazing weekend, I can't wait to share more! //
It's kind of amazing looking back and seeing everything we squeezed in to one month. So many activities and memories with our favorite people!!
Be sure to follow along on Instagram and keep up with me in real time :) I hope your October was filled with as many wonderful memories as mine was. It's hard to believe we're only a few weeks away from Thanksgiving!! Looking ahead at our calendar, Andrew and I won't be slowing down until 2015!