Ok, Ok. I know Fall doesn't OFFICIALLY start until September 21st, however, to me, September 1st is officially the start of "Mandi's fall". Crock-potting stews, slowly getting out the decorations and planning all the family activities make my heart full with glee.
It's been a minute since I've blogged anything substantial. My mother-in-law had to go in for a major surgery, and then it was final edit week on the magazine, and truth be told I was a little sleep deprived and overloaded, and though I normally use Nosh & Nurture as an outlet, I just needed a little space and a little quiet.
Which brings me to where I am today.
Mr. Charming and I decided to get a little distance from life and work and come up to a cabin in the woods. He is blissfully outside creating a fire bow (I have yet to really know what that is, something survival-y that deals with making fire), while I sip coffee, taking in the creek and blogging. It feels like such a treat to blog when I don't have a stack of post-it to-do's.
The coffee is my mug is a rare treat, a vegan decaf rice milk vanilla latte from Raven cafe in town. It's delicious and the only time I drink coffee is in the woods. At home it's hot water infused with vitamins.
I cooked my homemade biscuits and gravy for breakfast while Mr. Charming straightened up the cabin. My sister, her fiancee and my niece are all coming up for the day!! We are doing couples and family photos by the creek before heading to the square for a picnic and ice cream (dairy free for me, in a gluten free cone that we snuck into last night) and I am SO excited!!
Mr. Charming haven't done professional photos since our wedding and Ashley and Scott have yet to do their engagement shoot.
Speaking of family, we are currently on a mission to adopt a puppy to add to our little family. We have it narrowed down to a schnauzer (his top pick) or a french bulldog (my top pick). They are hard breeds to come by out here and we want to rescue/adopt instead of supporting breeders or puppy mills. No thanks.
I have a delicious recipe for September that I will hopefully put up today. I am getting hungry just THINKING about them. It's a hearty lunch or meal that is little's approved!!
I am off to change for a morning hike. Though it's still summer, for a little while anyway, it's a blissful 70 degrees here and I thank God for this beauty and these moments.
Have a blessed and safe holiday weekend! And welcome to all my new readers and subscribers! Happy to share my little journey and these healthy recipes with you! :)
Welcome! My name is Mandi & I hope you stay in this happy little space a while. I'm a Christian, a wife to my Mr. Charming, mama to baby Greyson, healthy food-lover, traveler, professional journalist and Personal Nutritionist who hopes to inspire others with my story...
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