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1 | Do you ever sit outside at night just to take in the moon and the stars? No? That's just me? Okay cool.

2 | Adventures with my best friend are my favorite. Yesterday we hopped in the car with no particular agenda other than seeing pretty leaves and taking pretty pictures. We drove and explored and turned the music up loud. Afternoons like that are ones I don't ever forget.

3 | Temperatures are starting to drop a little bit here in Colorado, which gives me a great excuse to break out the hot cocoa these days, and I don't hate it. ;)

4 | It was a weekend full of the outdoors. We left earrrrrrrrly Saturday morning to drive up to Maroon Bells for some breathtaking views of the autumn colors. If you're ever in Colorado, you need to go. No excuses.

Remember this.
Snow White time.
Do you know the life expectancy of your camera?
Autumn style.

Holders Not Folders | Colorful
My Favorite Things Giveaway | FlatOwl




Happiest of Fridays, friends! I've taken some time off from monthly giveaways (moving across the country really threw off my groove), but I am back! I originally started these giveaways as a way to say thank you to you sweet readers and also as a way to spread the word about some small shops and businesses, and I am excited to keep that going. You all are so wonderful and encouraging, and this is just a tiny way for me to say "thank you."

Today you have the chance to win a 16x20 fine art print (of your choice) from Alina's cute little Etsy shop called FlatOwlI found Alina's shop a while back and couldn't stop looking at all of her geometric prints. I especially fell in love with the nature themed prints, because if you didn't know already, I love nature. ;) I currently can't take my eyes off of this autumn beauty. Isn't is just so cute with its glorious autumn colors and that tiny little rowboat on the water? Ah! I just love it. I want to be there in that boat and off on an adventure.

Alina is offering my readers 15% off any print in her Etsy shop using the code "RAR2015" from now until October 18th! You can also find her work listed on Society6. So visit her site and leave her some love! Grab a print or two, or three to add some life and color to your walls...or maybe even get your Christmas shopping on a little early. ;)

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Dear #holdersnotfolders, we are in the final stretch of our end-of-summer series, which has tip-toed its way into autumn just a smidge. We have one week and one prompt left! Can you believe it?? I love this growing community of ours, and I'm so grateful for the ways you all encourage and build one another up. Let's keep using this little hashtag that reminds us to reach out to others and build community instead of simply folding into ourselves long after this series is over. :) 

Here are a few of my favorite BOLD moments from this past week. I love the ways you captured the bold colors and bold actions that were part of your every day.

This week, your photo prompt is COLORFUL, and I honestly think you guys can knock this one out of the park. When I think of colorful these days, I think of the magical yellow aspen leaves. I cannot get enough of this Colorado autumn. Maybe your mind goes to the colorful leaves, or maybe you interpret colorful a little differently. It's really all up to you and your endless creativity. I can't wait to see how you capture those moments! Go big or go home this week, friends. ;)

HOMEWORK: Make sure you follow @oakandoats and @megmcilvaine on Instagram and get creative in the ways you show us the COLORFUL things in your life! Don't forget to #holdersnotfolders and make new friends in this community! XOXO.