Sunday, September 2, 2012

AUGUST without shopping

August was both a fun and BUSY month! I finished another round of classes in grad school, took advantage of the patio lifestyle around Columbus, and went on a vacation to Portland, OR.  Autumn is by far my favorite time of year, but there is always a little part of me that feels sad when summer ends.  Here is what I did in August that did NOT include shopping: 

walked around the fabulous Short North 

baked mini peach pies {recipe here}

picked up some local goods at a farmer's market at the North Market

attended a fabulous engagement party hosted by great friends

went olive oil/balsamic vinegar tasting at Benessere Oils and Vinegars in Portland {rings: Ippolita & Robindira Unsworth; nail polish: Essie's "Turquoise & Caicos"}

Hope you're having a wonderful Labor Day Weekend!



  1. mmmm that pie looks delicious! yummy! Hugs from California! xx,
    The Golden Girls

  2. Amazing pics and i liiike your blog.xx
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  3. the pie looks so yummy:)
    xx Kate

  4. I agree with you, there's something special about autumn!

  5. I just discovered your blog and WOW, I'm so impressed you're not shopping for a year. Good for you, and your blog is adorable! Check out my blog if you need something to do besides shop :)

    xo Dina

  6. That mini pie is absolutely adorable!
    xoxo Darby
    Obviously Obsessed 

  7. I'm in grad school too... the mini pie looks great!