Fall Colors

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I hope you had a nice weekend – they go by too fast, don’t they?

Weather in Wisconsin was beautiful and Saturday was a great day for a drive.

I went to visit my favorite apple orchard (last call for Honey Crisps!)



apples ahead

And enjoyed the sunshine and the beautiful colors

changing colors

Fall is in full swing at the orchard

I also enjoyed dinner with my family – dad’s homemade pasta sauce (full of garden-fresh veggies) and mom’s homemade meatballs.  I made it a BYOSS dinner – bring your own spaghetti squash.

And I got to scratch this guy behind his ears

Santo – one of the family goldens – who has super curly fur!

Getting home, this guy was all up in my space because he could smell the other pups

Did you get outside and enjoy nice weather this weekend?  Do you have a creative recipe/use for spaghetti squash?

25 Down, 25 to Go: Bicoastal Babe

*Disclosure–I received a copy of this book from Debutante Media as part of the Business2Blogger network.  I was not compensated for this review – the review is my honest opinion of the book.*

Bicoastal Babe (by Cynthia Langston) centers on Lindsey Miller, a single, unemployed twenty-something who lands a job writing a trend-tracking newsletter that covers everything from fashion to food to cosmetics. Lindsey flies between New York and LA and spends her days (and nights) in clubs, restaurants, and navigating life.  She ends up juggling two guys – one on each coast – who are complete opposites.

This is a light read – perfect for a late-Summer literary distraction.  The CW has picked up the story and is making it into a TV show called “Trending” to be produced by Katherine Heigl.

The story was certainly a deviation from my usual reads.  It reminded me of the premise of the ABC show “Don’t Trust the B in Apt 23” – the good friend/bad friend, doe-eyed Midwesterner moves to the big city, etc.  So I’d be curious to see how the CW networks keeps Trending fresh and different.

Side note – author Cynthia Langston is originally from Appleton, Wisconsin.  Props to a local Wisconsin girl!

What has been a light Summer book you’ve read?