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Happy Sunday everyone! Hoping you guys all had an amazing week and are welcoming in September with big open arms. Our week was very full but filled with so many fun things. It ended in the best way possible, with an incredible photoshoot on Thursday, and the sunniest fall-like day on Friday.

Most of the week was spent prepping for the shoot, which was for a project we’ve been working on for months now. I was pretty nervous all week, so I’m feeling quite happy and excited it’s all said and done. There was a lot of preparation that went into this shoot beforehand, but thankfully everything came together. It could not have gone any better thanks to an incredible team and a whole lot of prep and strategizing. So excited to be able to share more with you guys soon. I’m not wishing September away by any means, but I also can’t wait for October. Fun things are coming on October first…which is hard to believe is less than a month away.

Our small team is what made this photoshoot so amazing. I was lucky enough to get my friend, Kristen out here from Austin. She’s not only the most incredible photographer I know, but she is without a doubt the kindest person I know. This girl has the biggest heart and brightest smile. The second she walks into a room the energy changes and her happiness and positivity spread like a wildfire. Have you ever met a person like that? Someone that has the brightest and most genuine personality that it actually feels contagious? That’s a truly special person, you know? If you need an inspiring Instagram to follow, she’s my number one recommendation. Just take a scroll through her feed and you’ll instantly get what I’m saying.

Most of you know this by now, but September has to be one of my favorite months of the year, especially here in Colorado. Weather-wise it’s picture-perfect with blue sunny skies, leaves turning shades of yellow and orange, and the first scent of autumn in the air. I know most of you are still experiencing summer weather, but early September is when our fall hits and it’s just beautiful.

I’m going to do my best to get outside this weekend. I want to enjoy the fresh fall air before heading to Cleveland on Wednesday for my cousin Maggie’s wedding. We’re all pretty excited for this wedding, but I still have not a clue what I am wearing. The rehearsal dinner is Hawaiian themed…

Any thoughts on that one for me? I’m stumped.

Question: what’s your favorite thing about September? What are you looking forward to most? Apple picking? Cooler temps setting in? The official start of fall? Pumpkin spice (which I will try to hold out on until October!)?

Coming up this week on HBH, we’ll be taking Monday off for Labor Day. But we’ll pick right back up again on Tuesday where I’ll be sharing a new game-day dinner. Then we’ll move onto an easy slow cooker recipe. Next up is a fun new meatball dish…that’s going to be great for Sunday night. And we’ll end the week with my favorite apple recipe yet. It’s going to be good!

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1. things i’m loving, wanting, and excited to try…

watching…Ozark. This came highly recommended by both of my cousins. Starting at season one!

loving…Kosas lip oil gloss. I’m not a lipstick kind of girl, but this has me changing my tune. I used it for our shoot this week and I’m now obsessed.

also loving…all things Kosas. Their concealer, tinted face oil, and bronzer have become new staples.

baking up…my homemade Nutter Butter cookies. I can’t get enough of these, and they’re so easy! 

loving…my Hunter boots. I finally ordered these and can’t stop wearing them.

thinking about ordering…these Beyond Yoga Leggings. Anyone own a pair? Thoughts?

loving…hair accessories. Ordering this scrunchie for fall. Love this barrette that would instantly create the prettiest bun.

excited…to burn this candle. It’s Chai scented and pricey, so I’ve been waiting to burn it until fall really set in. Excited to light it as soon as I get back from Cleveland next weekend. Bring on the fall candles. PS. would anyone be interested in hearing all my favorites? Any new ones I should be trying?

shopping…the Magnolia fall sale. So many good finds. I own and love this vase, ordering this candle, and am on the waiting list for this tray.

loving the idea…of wine tasting. My cousin brought this up and a trip to wine country sounds so nice during the autumn months.

ordering…this Halloweentown sweatshirt I found on Etsy. I am obsessed…and clearly such a Halloween freak.

thinking about ordering…this vintage jug. Autumn dahlias would be so pretty in this.

wanting…this Burberry trench coat (love this longer length, so pretty), but ordering this affordable and just as cute trench instead.

loving…all the Labor Day sales. We’ve updated the shop page with some favorites.

2. September Apple Recipes.

Smoky Harvest Apple Cider Margarita | halfbakedharvest.com #margarita #applecider #cocktail #holiday #thanksgiving

Smoky Harvest Apple Cider Margarita

Apple Butter Old Fashioned | halfbakedharvest.com @hbharvest

Apple Butter Old Fashioned

French Onion and Apple Grilled Cheese | halfbakedharvest.com #grilledcheese #frenchonion #easyrecipes #fall #autumn

French Onion and Apple Grilled Cheese

Autumn Braised Chicken Escabèche with Roasted Apples and Grapes | halfbakedharvest.com @hbharvest

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  1. This is a fall treat for the eyes 🎃🍁🤩. I’m loving Kosas, too! Especially the concealer! Since you’re liking Kosas, I think you will also love Saie. The liquid lip balm and super glowy gel in starglow are two of my absolute favorites and so good for how dry it is in CO!

  2. I have the shorts version of the leggings you posted…insanely soft you won’t regret! They do have a version with pockets though on their site if you’d prefer that.

  3. Hi! You might check poshmark or the realreal for a burberry trench. I’ve gotten super into both sites lately. It’s great to save money (obvs), but also fun to find stuff I hadn’t expected, and I like reducing my footprint in terms of buying clothes. I have a Burberry trench that I’m about to put on one of those sites! 🙂

  4. I live in upstate NY and fall is my favorite time of year. The Adirondack mountains are beautiful and there are so many wineries in the Finger Lake region to check out.

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