diana Elizabeth lifestyle blogger sitting in chair in home office

Getting life ready for fall

diana Elizabeth lifestyle blogger sitting in chair in home office

I was meeting a girlfriend for lunch and thought, wait can I wear this color or am I supposed to be dressing like it’s fall? Because it’s definitely cooler out now but it’s still above 90 – and trust me, it does feel good – I mean compared to 115 you know? I’m heading back out to the OC in a few weeks to visit one of my best girlfriends for some major girl time and vegging (she’s like a sister) and that’s when I’ll buy some fall clothes because I need it!

Let’s talk about some things that I did these past few weeks and maybe this will motivate you for some fall-ready cleaning. I am SO excited for fall, I can go outside and garden and be in my happy place.

I’ve hit a milestone which I set for myself – OK let’s just say I looked at reports a month ago and said, hey good job, you should relax or take another vacation. After I wrap up some really important projects I hope to mentally give myself the break relax, visit with friends and be outside ALL THE TIME – it’s when I want to be on my break to enjoy – yes, summer was a break too but I also worked a lot, I only took one month completely off (June)!

Things I accomplished

  • Entered physical business cards digitally into my contacts
  • Grabbed an old shopping bag and went through every drawer in my office. Dumped things I don’t love/want in it, will donate.
  • Tossed books
  • Listed some mirrorless camera equipment online
  • Prepped closet for fall/winter and dropped off to consignment – reminder they are accepting fall/winter now!
  • Made a half-dozen girlfriend dates and double dates this week including a 2.5 hour phone call to my girlfriend.
  • HUGE stock image corporate shoot with one of my favorite clients.
  • Learned if I was part parting my hair the right way.

On my to-do list – eventually to do

  • Pick up the half-read book and finish it (if it’s worth it) to get it off my shelf
  • Pick one of my film cameras (I have 3) and walk around the block and shoot an entire roll of film.
  • Shoot a session entirely on film
  • Finish planning posts to the end of the year – something like 13 more Saturdays until Christmas. FREAK OUT NOW!
  • Make Christmas list

Anything good you accomplish this week or hope to?

Photo by Julianne Marie Photography

Diana Elizabeth is an author, photographer, and obsessive antique shopper. You can typically find her in the garden wrist deep in dirt, at a local estate sale or planning her next epic party. She continues to blog weekly.


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