August in Pictures

Wow, I can't believe its already past Labor Day! August went by so incredibly fast - Nick and I packed a lot in - a concert, a little weekend trip to Cincinnati. I had two pop ups, a speaking engagement, and the two year anniversary of She In The CLE! I also took an online photography class and learned how to use the manual settings on my camera, so I've been practicing a LOT with my newly acquired skills! I ended the month with a fun brunch that may or may not have involved a LOT of flower crowns -- scroll through for the whole story!

Kicked off the month with the Alt-J concert. There't truly nothing like a summertime concert by the water at Nautica Pavilion. 

Kicked off the month with the Alt-J concert. There't truly nothing like a summertime concert by the water at Nautica Pavilion. 

This was such a great summer for beautiful flowers and I was definitely treating myself every week with some blooms, including a number of purchases at Lush & Lovely Floristry. Did you know they ship nationwide, and you can even get a floral subscription?!

This was such a great summer for beautiful flowers and I was definitely treating myself every week with some blooms, including a number of purchases at Lush & Lovely Floristry. Did you know they ship nationwide, and you can even get a floral subscription?!

We spent a lot of time at the beach too, and definitely had the BEST time! Products pictured: Ray-ban aviators, Karishma Necklace, flask from R/S boutique, and card by Cleveland artist Erin Guido.

We spent a lot of time at the beach too, and definitely had the BEST time!

Products pictured: Ray-ban aviators, Karishma Necklace, flask from R/S boutique, and card by Cleveland artist Erin Guido.

While in Cincinnati, we visited an adorable cheese shop called Over the Rhind and then headed over to Rhinegeist for some delicious beer tasting and board games. 

While in Cincinnati, we visited an adorable cheese shop called Over the Rhind and then headed over to Rhinegeist for some delicious beer tasting and board games. 

Of course, we HAD to stop by the Star Wars Costume Exhibit while in Cincinnati! This is a traveling exhibit, and a must see for any Star Wars fan! 

Of course, we HAD to stop by the Star Wars Costume Exhibit while in Cincinnati! This is a traveling exhibit, and a must see for any Star Wars fan! 

I was invited to participate in the Handpicked Bridal Event - it was such a fun evening at the HiHo Brewery in Cuyahoga Falls and I had the opportunity to meet with so many amazing vendors, including Callie from Bartenza - her bar truck is so charming - can you believe she transformed this herself?! 

I was invited to participate in the Handpicked Bridal Event - it was such a fun evening at the HiHo Brewery in Cuyahoga Falls and I had the opportunity to meet with so many amazing vendors, including Callie from Bartenza - her bar truck is so charming - can you believe she transformed this herself?! 

I played around with some new displays at my Pop Ups -- I'm really loving the look of these vintage tea cups!! A little tea and jewelry (and bonus! it rhymes!!) 

I played around with some new displays at my Pop Ups -- I'm really loving the look of these vintage tea cups!! A little tea and jewelry (and bonus! it rhymes!!) 

As I mentioned earlier, I tried to use my newfound photography skills (which are still a work in progress) to take some pictures of Nick and our dogs. However, I learned an important lesson: three dogs will not pose without a damn fine reason (ie. treats). 

As I mentioned earlier, I tried to use my newfound photography skills (which are still a work in progress) to take some pictures of Nick and our dogs. However, I learned an important lesson: three dogs will not pose without a damn fine reason (ie. treats). 

One of my favorite moments of August was celebrating the two year anniversary of She In The CLE - we launched a new way for Cleveland women to tell their stories anonymously with the launch of our She Speaks program. Sometimes women are not comfortable identifying themselves because of work, family, or just very sensitive topics, and this way we can amplify those stories that need to stay anonymous for the time being! 

One of my favorite moments of August was celebrating the two year anniversary of She In The CLE - we launched a new way for Cleveland women to tell their stories anonymously with the launch of our She Speaks program. Sometimes women are not comfortable identifying themselves because of work, family, or just very sensitive topics, and this way we can amplify those stories that need to stay anonymous for the time being! 

And last but certainly not least, I ended the month with a wonderful morning of flower crown making, yoga, and brunch, hosted by GroundSwell Collective, 3 Sisters Yoga and Spice Acres Farms. It was such a fun way to spend the day with my girlfriends Charity, Danielle, Reena, Laura and Sunny! 

And last but certainly not least, I ended the month with a wonderful morning of flower crown making, yoga, and brunch, hosted by GroundSwell Collective, 3 Sisters Yoga and Spice Acres Farms. It was such a fun way to spend the day with my girlfriends Charity, Danielle, Reena, Laura and Sunny! 

All in all, a wonderful August! September is already shaping up to be pretty great month, so stay tuned for next month's recap!