Hooray, it’s finally Fall! Though you wouldn’t know it with this 80+ degree weather we’re having in Chicago this past week. We actually just had the hottest September 22 in recorded history. Lucky us! It’s been a hectic month so far, with work, family plans, weddings and other commitments. We started the month at my cousin’s wedding back in my hometown, which was so much fun. I was also just at a bachelorette party the other night for my friend whose wedding is next month; that will be four of five for this year.
I’m also working on planning a fundraiser for Planned Parenthood next month with my friends, a beautiful group of women that make up Moon Rise. I can’t wait to see all of our hard work come together (Sunday, October 8 from 6pm to 9pm at Bang Bang Pie – come hang with us if you’re in Chicago)! We’ve been planning this event for the past five or six months, so it should be a fantastic affair! This will be our third fundraiser, the first two benefited the Empowerment Plan, an organization out of Detroit that employs formerly homeless woman to create sleeping bag coats for homeless men and women.
Last week I talked about creating a travel capsule wardrobe, which then inspired me to clean out my closet and get rid of a ton of stuff I never wear (most of which I’ll be donating to Goodwill). This purge then sent me into a cleaning frenzy and now I’m on a mission to get rid of everything I don’t use or wear. I did this before we moved to Logan Square, but I’m doing another round just to clear out unnecessary clutter. I’ve shared this link before, but Caroline at Un-Fancy has been a fun inspiration for my clothing de-cluttering spree.
In terms of travel, Mike and I have been trying to plan weekend trips around the Midwest when we can. I work about every other weekend, so when I have a full weekend off, we’ve been trying to take advantage of it. Two Sundays ago, we checked out New Buffalo, Michigan and had a blast going to the beach and walking around downtown. This coming weekend we’re heading to Rockford for the weekend to tryout their breweries and explore. The next Midwest destinations I have my eye on are New Glarus, WI and Cleveland, OH.
Outside of Midwest travel, the only other trip we have planned for sure right now is Toronto next month. We’ve been chatting about Acapulco or Belize in the beginning of next year, but we’ll see what happens! In the meantime, I’m just happy to be exploring any where.
What are your plans for the fall? What was your favorite September moment?