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Finding Persephone in Portland

Explore Fall

Persephone was the daughter of Demeter, the goddess of bountiful harvest. I found her around every corner in Portland, with her long, blonde, braided ponytail lagging behind her and bright orange socks teasing around every corner she’d quickly escape behind. The leaves would take her place and take over my heart filling it with wonder and total joy. Fall in Portland is a masterpiece. Well done, Persophone, well done. Our trip to Portland came together as all great trips do —…

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Halloween: Agnes from Despicable Me + Her Unicorn

Fall Wear

We can call this Halloween costume on a budget and because I really, really wanted overalls. I searched the internet for well-known characters with bangs and it ranged from Daria to Mia Wallace to Agnes. Of course, Agnes won. Overalls. A unicorn. Not to mention one of the best characters out there — consistently optimistic and sees the best in people, loves her sisters and kitten finger puppets, and loses her shit when she sees something that makes her entirely…

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Seasonal Self-Care: Fall

Fall Holistic Living Seasons Wellness

Oh, how cyclical we are in nature. I notice shifts in my attitude, mindset and body with a change of the seasons and as I’ve gotten older, my self-care always needs a bit of a revamp with the change of seasons — a ceremony of sorts to shed my summer skin for my winter goosebumps, bare feet for heather socks and brushed shoulders for wool coats. What I found was the creation of a seasonal self-care routine that helped me feel…

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Apple Butter-ed Up

Explore Fall Seasons Wellness

Lattin’s Apple Cider Mill: A confession: For most of my life, I haven’t been much of an apple girl. I was never that girl that “went for an apple” when hunger struck. So, when I found myself living in the nation’s mecca for apples, I was shocked by the empty apple butter jar that sat in my lap only 48 hours after buying it. I was hooked. I was officially an apple girl. Bri was the one who helped me…

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