With the colder nights around the corner, there’s no better time to stock up on a good book. Last year my nightly routine included cozying up with a book next to the fireplace, in order to wind down from the hustle and bustle of the day. I go through phases of books I like to read, some months it’s novels, others times it’s Christian, then business and self-improvement books. Here are a few favorites from different genres.
When we were in Buffalo, New York recently for a wedding, Niagara Falls was one of our first locations to visit. The famous Niagara Falls are a combination of three incredible waterfalls that sit at the American-Canadian border. While you can see the waterfalls from America, it’s worth bringing your passport and viewing from the Canadian side. You can visualize the waterfalls better and get very close to the Niagara Falls.
Growing up with two brothers in Missouri, fashion was never anything I thought about. My outfits were hand-me-downs and soccer clothes. Shoes were usually tennis shoes and tevas. Now I am a medical professional in Dallas, Texas, and I have come to appreciate fashion. Don’t get me wrong, I am still embracing the sweat pants and v-neck tee (my dresser drawers will vouch for that fact!). But now, being on a rotation of drawstring scrubs for 40 hours of the week, I love the occasional event where I get to dress up!
A few years ago a friend told me about Rent the Runway (RTR) and it has become my guilty pleasure. I love renting their dresses for occasions that you need a nicer outfit, but don’t want to spend a few hundred dollars on a dress you may only wear a couple times. Renting a dress starts at $30 for four days and includes a backup size dress, dry-cleaning, free returns. RTR has thousands of styles and an easy way to search for your perfect dress. It has definitely saved my inner procrastinator when it comes to getting ready for events.
Without a doubt, fall is my favorite time of year. As a child, some of my favorite events were watching football games with the family, creating “haunted trails” in the woods to scare the other neighborhood kids, and visiting the pumpkin patch. Those memories and traditions create a nostalgic feeling that I still embrace. As an adult, I find myself enjoying many similar activities, as well as some new ones.
After a wonderful week in Sydney (Part One), we packed a weekend bag for a trip to the Great Barrier Reef. Visiting the Great Barrier Reef was a bucket list item for as long as I can remember. The reef spans 1400 miles. One of the better places to explore the reef is in Cairns, in the northern portion of Australia. A short plane ride later we were in the mountainous, tropical city.