I take my annual favorites very seriously.

What a whirlwind December was.

I have been wholly infatuated with the colors of autumn this year. I don't know if they're more vibrant in/around Atlanta than in recent years, or if I'm just finally stopping to properly notice and appreciate the changing leaves, but every time I'm out running afternoon errands, I just admire the scenery. It's all I wanted to take pictures of this past month, and I've been feeling exceptionally fortunate to live in a place with such vibrant scenery. 

A mood.

First up: Monday Haircare

Verity by Colleen Hoover: If I only recommend one book this whole year, it will be this one. Because I need more people to talk about it with. 

After two kids and 18+ intermittent months of being a milk machine for my offspring, I’ve learned some things.

One of my 2021 goals was to shoot at least one roll of film each month. My real mission was just to shoot more film in general, but I gave myself an arbitrary quota for the year because I read that if you make goals actionable and reasonable, they're more attainable.

Lots of articles about work this time around... and then one fascinating bonus article at the end. 🙂

I got an old roll of film developed from earlier this year, and also tested a new (to me) point and shoot I found for $5 at the thrift shop. 

My sweet boy. So grateful I get to be your mom.

July started out strong over here in the TAS household. We were vaxxed. I was freshly waxxed. We did our annual trip to the beach. All was well.

Then the second half hit, and we have been fielding daycare germs left and right - up and down. I type this with sore hands thanks to a nasty case of Hand, Foot and Mouth. Do yourself a favor and don't google it if you've never seen what it looks like. Just trust me: it's not cute. I really am feeling electric tonight, because my hands and feet are tingling! 💥💥💥

© the active spirit. +