A place in St. Louis I would definitely recommend to out of towners (or locals who haven’t visited in a while) is the Missouri Botanical Garden. Something I absolutely love about this place is that it is an expansive, beautiful garden in the middle of a bustling area of the city. Its a lovely place to escape the chaos and have a peaceful day enjoying nature. The day I went was during the Best of Missouri Market. This was a fall festival with lots of food and craft vendors and a fun fall kids area including pumpkins and petting animals.
The Japanese Garden is a very peaceful area of the park. It has a large pond complete with koi fish you can feed and this time there were ducks which were quite cute to watch. I kind of think of this area as the perfect spot to have a relaxing day of reading and enjoying nature.
Overall I had a great time during this trip and if you’re in St. Louis and looking for something to do, the Botanical Garden is a great place to go.
Hey everyone and happy October (its halfway through the month but whatever). I started collecting photos from the first part of this month and realized I could make a true “weekly” spread for the first week of the month, as typically I just focus on keeping each month together and not really doing the traditional weekly Project Life spreads. This spread documents the last St. Louis Cardinals game of the season, some everyday things, and, of course, October 3rd, aka Mean Girls Day.
I loved the simplicity of the “start where you are” card from the September “Starlight” Studio Calico kit, but I felt like it needed a little something. I added some die cuts from Felicity Jane, and a bit of the gorgeous washi tape from the October “Gypsy Moon” Studio Calico kit. The alphas that I used are also from Felicity Jane.
I had three pictures from the baseball game that I wanted to use, so I displayed the picture of my friend and me and used the other two (that were long distance of players) for a flip pocket.
I don’t typically document sad events in my Project Life album. I know a lot of people do because it is meant to be documenting your life, the good and the bad, but I tend to be naturally a bit more on the pessimistic side so I try to keep my album as cheery and fun as possible. Still there have been events that I didn’t want to ignore so I’ve documented them in more subtle ways. I feel like this card from Feed Your Craft with the quote from J.K. Rowling is a good representation of the tragic events that have been occurring in the United States with the hurricanes and shooting in Las Vegas. I feel like it represents these hard times but also how we can grow together.
How are you documenting October so far? Do you document the good and the bad or keep your album focused on happy memories?
I’ve been known to describe my style as cute but casual. I like to look nice, and I tend to like things that are pretty girly, but comfort is also important to me. I think one of the keys to comfort is making sure your clothes fit properly. This may sound ridiculously simple, but I know women can sometimes feel societal pressure to wear smaller sizes, so wearing clothing in your proper size can really make a difference. I also think accessories can be a big part of making an outfit, especially if they’re a statement piece. I really like statement necklaces, but if earring or scarves are more you, wear them!