August in Photos

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Hello, September! The leaves are falling and the weather is (sometimes) cooler. I have a stack of spooky stories ready to be read. I am so, so ready for fall! ๐Ÿ‚๐Ÿ‚ย Who’s with me?

I feel like this should start with, “Last time on “in Photos…” At the end ofย July in Photos my friend and I had arrived in Nebraska for a stop on our way from Wisconsin to Colorado with a dog and three horses.

I’ll be honest with you: other than gorgeous views of the sky, I wasn’t all that into our drive through Nebraska. I woke up the next morning ready to get on the road and head to Colorado. We woke up after a night spent in the horse trailer and my friend went off to do horse chores. I had left my water bottle in the truck, so I started to get out of the horse trailer to get it when I was greeted with this view.

August in photos: a getaway to Colorado and a slow end to the month. Also: a recap of posts from the month. // dreams-etc.com

“Nebraska, you’re pretty!” I thought as I stepped back into the trailer to grab my phone for this photo.

August in photos: a getaway to Colorado and a slow end to the month. Also: a recap of posts from the month. // dreams-etc.com

Miss Sophie was watching her human get ready to load the horses and hit the road.

August in photos: a getaway to Colorado and a slow end to the month. Also: a recap of posts from the month. // dreams-etc.com

August in photos: a getaway to Colorado and a slow end to the month. Also: a recap of posts from the month. // dreams-etc.com

On our way from Nebraska to Colorado I tried to convince my friend that we should get goats and open up a goat yoga studio. She’s not on board yet, but here’s hoping! After getting settled in at our new home for the next two weeks we went to a late dinner at the Historic Johnson’s Corner. The food was just okay.

August in photos: a getaway to Colorado and a slow end to the month. Also: a recap of posts from the month. // dreams-etc.com

But the cookie we split after was delicious and the donuts also looked really good!

August in photos: a getaway to Colorado and a slow end to the month. Also: a recap of posts from the month. // dreams-etc.com

August in photos: a getaway to Colorado and a slow end to the month. Also: a recap of posts from the month. // dreams-etc.com

I spent days hanging out with Miss Sophie in the horse trailer and taking in this view.

August in photos: a getaway to Colorado and a slow end to the month. Also: a recap of posts from the month. // dreams-etc.com

I also got to hang out with this little … well, not so little … lady. PS – shortly after I snapped this photo I pulled out my phone to take another one. I mean, she’s such a beautiful subject for photos. And she moved behind the trailer. Yep, you read that right, she moved behind the trailer. I guess she doesn’t want to be famous?

August in photos: a getaway to Colorado and a slow end to the month. Also: a recap of posts from the month. // dreams-etc.com

We went out for dinner with a friend to celebrate B’s birthday and I passed on my usual salad before the meal at an Italian restaurant to try this soup. It was delicious!

August in photos: a getaway to Colorado and a slow end to the month. Also: a recap of posts from the month. // dreams-etc.com

August in photos: a getaway to Colorado and a slow end to the month. Also: a recap of posts from the month. // dreams-etc.com

Working in the horse trailer each day meant two things: 1) Diffusing orange and wintergreen, which I LOVED!; and 2) Sometimes trying to fight with this lady for table space.

August in photos: a getaway to Colorado and a slow end to the month. Also: a recap of posts from the month. // dreams-etc.com

One night we went out for dinner with friends and as I sipped on this margarita, my friend and I reminisced on my first trip out of the country. We went to London my senior year of high school for spring break and I had my first strawberry daiquiri while we were there.

August in photos: a getaway to Colorado and a slow end to the month. Also: a recap of posts from the month. // dreams-etc.com

It rained pretty much every day.

August in photos: a getaway to Colorado and a slow end to the month. Also: a recap of posts from the month. // dreams-etc.com

But we still got to hang out with lots of animals.

August in photos: a getaway to Colorado and a slow end to the month. Also: a recap of posts from the month. // dreams-etc.com

We got out to explore one day, so we went to Estes Park. Once I heard the Stanley Hotel — the hotel that inspired The Shining — was there, I knew I had to go. We got coffee at the coffee shop there. And yes, I picked up a copy of the book. (PS – the lipstick I’m wearing in the photo below is Urban Decay’s liquid lipstick in ZZ and I love it! It’s comfy and it didn’t transfer onto my coffee cup.)

August in photos: a getaway to Colorado and a slow end to the month. Also: a recap of posts from the month. // dreams-etc.com

August in photos: a getaway to Colorado and a slow end to the month. Also: a recap of posts from the month. // dreams-etc.com

After we toured the grounds, we stopped at a visitor center and decided to drive through Rocky Mountain National Park. It started to rain as we entered the park, so our views were overcast, but it was fun to get out and explore. And it was still so beautiful!

August in photos: a getaway to Colorado and a slow end to the month. Also: a recap of posts from the month. // dreams-etc.com

August in photos: a getaway to Colorado and a slow end to the month. Also: a recap of posts from the month. // dreams-etc.com

August in photos: a getaway to Colorado and a slow end to the month. Also: a recap of posts from the month. // dreams-etc.com

I kind of miss my little workspace in the horse trailer. (PS – computer sleeve ย | ย water bottle)

August in photos: a getaway to Colorado and a slow end to the month. Also: a recap of posts from the month. // dreams-etc.com

On our last full day in Colorado we stopped at A&W for lunch and these root beer floats really hit the spot!

August in photos: a getaway to Colorado and a slow end to the month. Also: a recap of posts from the month. // dreams-etc.com

When we’re on the road, we put things in the sink so that they don’t fall. (PS – the best diffuser ever.)

August in photos: a getaway to Colorado and a slow end to the month. Also: a recap of posts from the month. // dreams-etc.com

August in photos: a getaway to Colorado and a slow end to the month. Also: a recap of posts from the month. // dreams-etc.com

And our adventure to Colorado was over. It was kind of sad to return home, but it was nice to be surrounded by greenery and my deer again.

August in photos: a getaway to Colorado and a slow end to the month. Also: a recap of posts from the month. // dreams-etc.com

And, Little One, of course. I missed her so much and she is the best at welcoming people home! A few days after I returned home she had a grooming appointment and became a naked puppy. Look at how hairless she looks!!!

August in photos: a getaway to Colorado and a slow end to the month. Also: a recap of posts from the month. // dreams-etc.com

August in photos: a getaway to Colorado and a slow end to the month. Also: a recap of posts from the month. // dreams-etc.com

One night it was past her bedtime. Usually at that point we’re in my room and the lights are dim, but I was watching a TV show, so we stayed in the living room. When I was ready to go to bed I looked over at her and she was hiding between the pillows! ๐Ÿ’™

August in photos: a getaway to Colorado and a slow end to the month. Also: a recap of posts from the month. // dreams-etc.com

My niece and nephew started school for the year, so I helped them make some sushi for their lunches.

August in photos: a getaway to Colorado and a slow end to the month. Also: a recap of posts from the month. // dreams-etc.com

August in photos: a getaway to Colorado and a slow end to the month. Also: a recap of posts from the month. // dreams-etc.com

August in photos: a getaway to Colorado and a slow end to the month. Also: a recap of posts from the month. // dreams-etc.com

August in photos: a getaway to Colorado and a slow end to the month. Also: a recap of posts from the month. // dreams-etc.com

I put on a sweatshirt and realized I hadn’t worn it since I came home from Colorado when I found this rope from a hay bale in the pocket.

August in photos: a getaway to Colorado and a slow end to the month. Also: a recap of posts from the month. // dreams-etc.com

August in photos: a getaway to Colorado and a slow end to the month. Also: a recap of posts from the month. // dreams-etc.com

After her first week of school was done my niece and I decided to visit my brother. We took Little One along, of course!

August in photos: a getaway to Colorado and a slow end to the month. Also: a recap of posts from the month. // dreams-etc.com

I found out that my niece hadn’t heard of Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen, so we watched It Takes Two. It was a rainy day, so one movie led to another and we also ended up watching The Parent Trap. It’s been so long since I watched it and I forgot how much I love that movie!

August in photos: a getaway to Colorado and a slow end to the month. Also: a recap of posts from the month. // dreams-etc.com

August in photos: a getaway to Colorado and a slow end to the month. Also: a recap of posts from the month. // dreams-etc.com

Little One made sure she wasn’t left behind when it was time to leave. (PS – I love this camera sleeve!)

And apparently that’s where I stopped taking photos in August. There were only a few days left and it was an uneventful week.

What did you do in August? I’d love to hear what adventures you had throughout the month! Let me know in the comments below.

 

I actually put up some blog posts throughout the month! In case you missed any, here’s a little recap:

>>ย July in Photos

>> Books I Read from February through July & You Should Read Them If…

>> The Perfect Itinerary for Your Two-Day Visit to Ottawa

>> Essential Oils // A Day in the Life

>> Summer Road Trip // Colorado or Bust

>> What Provides Creative Inspiration For You & How Can You Tap Into That When Creative Inspiration Runs Dry?

>> Book Review // The Girl With Kaleidoscope Eyes by David Handler

>> Love Others + a Few Summer Faves

August in photos: a getaway to Colorado and a slow end to the month. Also: a recap of posts from the month. // dreams-etc.com

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28 Comments

  • Reply
    Becca
    September 4, 2017 at 10:21 am

    It looks like you an amazing time exploring. Horses are great, they are like giant dogs! How was The Shining hotel was it creepy AF?

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    Rachel @ STCL
    September 4, 2017 at 10:37 am

    Looks like a great August! I stayed at The Stanley in November and loved it!

  • Reply
    Heather Jennings
    September 4, 2017 at 10:44 am

    I like this idea of sharing a brief play by play of your month-in-review. Not only does it engage the reader but gives a glimpse of your personality. Well done.

  • Reply
    Allison Ellzey
    September 4, 2017 at 11:12 am

    I’ve been looking for a new diffuser! I think I’m going with the new Desert Diffuser from YL!

  • Reply
    La Shell
    September 4, 2017 at 12:28 pm

    Beautiful photos! Love the doggies!

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    Hanna J Smith
    September 4, 2017 at 12:53 pm

    Looks like a fun trip!! We just got back from a Cross Country Road Trip and I have to say I’m glad I’m not the only one who discovered “just ok” food along the way! Some cities are like known for certain foods and I’d say 7/10 times when we tried those things we were disappointed!

  • Reply
    Aishwarya
    September 4, 2017 at 1:52 pm

    It must be really fun to travel like this! I really enjoyed all these photos, especially dog photos!! ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Reply
    Felicia Renee
    September 4, 2017 at 2:27 pm

    Capturing your month in photos is such a good & creative idea! I love this!

    xx
    The Felicia Renee | a minimalist lifestyle & beauty blog

  • Reply
    Tami
    September 4, 2017 at 4:11 pm

    Sounds like you had lots of fun! I really need to start taking more photos like this. And those dogs are all so cute! ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Reply
    Andrea
    September 4, 2017 at 6:26 pm

    Your pups are adorable!!! Looks like you had loads of fun in August!!! Loved that you actually took pics of all that! It’s great idea to remember all the wonderful memories!

  • Reply
    Lynn White
    September 4, 2017 at 6:47 pm

    This is such a cook idea for a post! Loved the pic of the horse.

  • Reply
    Corey Wheeland
    September 4, 2017 at 7:05 pm

    Looks like you had such a great time. Isn’t Colorado just the best?!

  • Reply
    Amy Blake
    September 4, 2017 at 7:30 pm

    Beautiful Pictures! You dogs are amazing!

  • Reply
    Rachel G
    September 4, 2017 at 7:41 pm

    That sounds like a pretty adventurous month! I went to the Rocky Mountains National Park when I was a kid and still have good memories–it’s HUGE, I think you can only see a fraction of the park in any visit!

  • Reply
    Jenny Cranford
    September 4, 2017 at 10:01 pm

    I love The Parent Trap also (but the one with Haley Mills is my favorite) and I love the camera sleeve! I just put one on my Amazon wish list for Christmas!

  • Reply
    Patricia Conte
    September 4, 2017 at 10:38 pm

    What great photos to go along with your adventure! Wintergreen and Orange oils together? That sounds divine!

  • Reply
    Beth Kondrick
    September 5, 2017 at 10:58 am

    What great travels you had in Colorado and Nebraska! I love the pictures. The pup is so pretty and so is the horse! And man, so awesome that your niece and nephew will eat sushi, I wish my kiddo was that adventurous!

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    Charlotte
    September 5, 2017 at 11:45 am

    I love all of your photos ๐Ÿ™‚ Little One is too cute hiding in the pillows. Awww!!

    Sounds like you had some amazing travels and animal encounters during the month of August! I also totally want to try goat yoga! And the shining hotel!! EEEEEP. you may know about my obsession, errr, fascination with all things haunted/supernatural, so this is totally up my alley ๐Ÿ™‚

    Also that lipstick color is great on you! love that you made sushi lunches for your niece and nephew! XOXO and hope you have a great rest of the week ๐Ÿ™‚

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    TheEmiTimes
    September 5, 2017 at 11:53 am

    Love your photos! I am so excited for Fall and scary stories! I already have a list of books that I want to read for Fall and Halloween. Which books do you plan to read?

  • Reply
    Kim Airhart
    September 5, 2017 at 2:22 pm

    Love the photos. As someone who has her camera glued to her hand, I loved looking through all of these.

  • Reply
    Akaleistar
    September 5, 2017 at 7:11 pm

    Beautiful pictures! That soup looks really good ๐Ÿ™‚

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    shootingstarsmag
    September 5, 2017 at 7:31 pm

    Aw, your little dog! I’m sure she was happy you were home. I love Mary Kate and Ashley films. ๐Ÿ™‚

    -Lauren
    http://www.shootingstarsmag.net

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    Adaleta Avdic
    September 5, 2017 at 8:34 pm

    Looks like you have had a very busy month! I love all the dog photos!

  • Reply
    Erica @ Coming up Roses
    September 6, 2017 at 6:01 am

    You had the coolest trip. Also plz start selling YL soon!!!!! ๐Ÿ˜‰

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    Autumn @ Stay gold Autumn
    September 6, 2017 at 5:26 pm

    What a beautiful photo of you- love it! I thought Nebraska was gorgeous when I went last summer too and I’m always a huge fan of soup at restaurants ๐Ÿ™‚

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    Meagan Moore
    September 6, 2017 at 8:11 pm

    Looks like you had a great month!! Thanks for sharing ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Reply
    Jennifer L. | Modern Chic Mag
    September 7, 2017 at 11:10 pm

    Wow what fun adventures you had in august! Miss Sophie is absolutely gorgeous, loved seeing her in the photos.

  • Reply
    Lindsay @ The Flynnigans
    September 11, 2017 at 9:04 am

    LOVE LOVE LOVE your photos. I opened your blog to this post on Friday and then left work but I’m so glad that I kept it open and obvi, I knew it was for a reason. Love the horse photos and Sophie is adorable eh?! I’m glad that Mina forgave you for leaving her. Isn’t it always such a joyous occasion reuniting with our furkids? ๐Ÿ™‚
    The view of Rocky Mountain National Park is incredible!

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