Happy Fall to you and a big thank you to anyone who may be out there checking into my blog yet! I have been sorely missing the blogging world as I haven't written a post since May, nor have kept up on your lovely blogs that I so enjoy reading!! Many things have happened in the meantime keeping us super busy, I'll catch you up on them eventually...the first for today was that summer was crunch time for school ending with graduation in September, yay =) I unfortunately had to push the blog to the back burner while I was finishing massage therapy school (which consisted of lots of studying, class, weekend workshops, anxiety inducing practicals, and finishing my hours working in the student clinic) and also working part time for a great physical therapist as a clinic assistant. I am proud to say that I am certified in Myofascial and Neuromuscular Therapy from the Ann Arbor Institute of Massage Therapy =) Here's a pic from one of our Maniken classes of me with mine (this feels like forever ago already!)
of course I had to give mine a heart, anatomically correct for sure ;)
and a couple of quick pics from graduation. Me and Hubby
and Dad, me, Mom, and Hubby. Man it felt good to be done. I also recieved an award for highest GPA at graduation along with a classmate, pretty exciting!
so fast forward now to fall from my last post in the middle of May it has become cool and festive here in Michigan and full of mother nature's spectacular colors. Fall in MI is indescribable, I so love it. Helping with the festiveness here were gifts brought by awesome friends that came to visit: my favorite, lilies and cinnamon pine cones, mmm.
and antique apple season is here and wrapping up. You know we've been eating more than our share of apples around here! A couple new favorites this year have been jonathons and wine saps. Trying to talk the Hubby into a wine sap tree for the spring...here's a bag of bounty from our local organic farmers one day.
and apples on our counter today (red delicious, wine sap, cortland, and jonathons). We've been eating them all fresh and in our juices, so flippin delicious.
if you get the chance to eat antique apples our favorites are:
red delicious (as I've said before NOT a thing like the RD in the store don't worry)
a couple of apples this morning were used in this awesome raw vegan pudding from Baby Greens, the Waldorf Pudding.
The FP doing all my hard work =)
and topped with soaked raisins, chopped apple, and raw soaked and dehydrated walnuts
a great snack around here has been date, raw almond butter, and raw &dehyd. pecan bites.
I have really been making an effort to tighten the belt on our spending here and one thing that I was searching for a cheaper option for was my face moisturizer. As you know I am a big Evan Healy fan and have loved her day moisture for a couple of years now, but I was on a mission for a less expensive option that I loved just as much. I found it in the wonderful Aubrey line, I actually may like it even a little better as my face has a bit less oil wearing it and it smells awesome and herbally.
What is your favorite face moisture to use?
So I have this big back log of photos that haven't been blogged that I'll be adding to new posts here and there, I'd like to start with these. Over the summer I won Pure bars from Color Wheel Meals! We love these bars, they are much like Larabars only better since first off they are organic and they also have added protein which is awesome to have on hand in your bag when you're away from home all day for a powerpacked snack (and also created by a Michigan momma). Thank you Color Wheel Meals for your generousity, we loved them! Check out Samantha's awesome blog here. The Wild Blueberry is my favorite. Have you tried Pure Bars?
Wishing you a super day, hugs!
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