October, According to My Phone


Thank you so much to everyone who took the time to leave comments on my post last Wednesday! I really enjoyed reading them all and hearing your perspective. And don't worry, just because I took a few days off after publishing that post doesn't mean I'm going to stop blogging :) I just wanted a little time to figure out my "plan" going forward. All the bloggers who left comments said that they enjoy seeing their content re-blogged and shared with proper credit, and that is my feeling too. So I think I will continue to share inspiring content from other blogs, along with my own projects and photos. But I'll be more careful about posting the work of non-bloggers, asking for permission beforehand, etc. I'm still kind of unsure about the whole thing, but this feels like a realistic plan that I can actually stick to. Soooo, I'm moving on! On to the fun stuff...phew.

Pumpkins and pink ballet flats

Today, I thought I’d share some of my iPhone pics from the month of October. It’s been a good month! I just started a new thing where I am *trying* to share one Instagram every day, so I will probably have a lot more photos to share next month.

Amethyst tealight holder

Remember how awhile ago, I mentioned I wanted to get an amethyst tea light holder? Well, I got one this month! It’s just as pretty as I thought it would be.

Painted acorns

I also painted a bunch of acorns and added a garland of them to our mantel. I’ll share more photos of it later.

Mantel styling

P.S. Isn’t that squirrel match strike adorable? It’s the one I mentioned in this wish list. I got the puffer vest too!


The first weekend of October, we went to Spokane and hung out with my family and some friends. While we were there, we went to Greenbluff--a collection of farms where you can get pumpkins, apples, and other fall treats.


All the apples were sooo pretty!

Whidbey Island

The weekend after that, we went to Whidbey Island and served at a retreat.


During our break, we explored the beaches and an old military fort that was pretty cool.

Blue upholstered bed

One of the most exciting things this month was that we finally got our bedAs you can see, we chose blue in the end. I love it! I’ll share more photos of our bedroom at some point too.

Fall activities

The weekend before last, we took a little trip to Bellingham with Ben’s brother, his wife, and their three kids. Our favorite part of the trip was going to Bellewood Acres, where we bought a few fall treats and played lots of cornhole (aka beanbag toss).

Apple cider donuts

The best part was hot apple cider donuts...


In case you’ve ever been curious about my day job, I shared a photo of the Julep office, where I work. Yep, it’s full of pink!

iPhone 6 phone case

Remember when I shared a bunch of iPhone 6 cases I was considering? This is the one I got! What do you think of it?

Nails and Netflix

More Julep stuff…I’ve been doing my nails at least once a week since I started working there. Those Ta-Da drops in the photo are amazing…they dry your nails so much faster!

Starbucks barista Halloween costume

This was my “Halloween costume.” Fellow lazy people, take note--this was the easiest thing ever (and free!). I just wore a black shirt and black pants, got the apron from my sister-in-law who used to be a barista, and put it on once I got to work.

And that was my October, in a nutshell! How was your month?

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  1. Posted by Courtney Shelton on Monday, November 3rd, 2014

    LOOOOOOOOVE the Julep office interior!! So clean!
    • Posted by Aileen on Monday, November 3rd, 2014

  2. Posted by Debbie on Monday, November 3rd, 2014

    Love that you get to work around pink :). You are a lovely "barista". Perfect outfit. AND (so full of love today,) I love seeing your instagrams :)!
    • Posted by Aileen on Monday, November 3rd, 2014

      Haha, thanks Debbie!
  3. Posted by Inge @ Simply Fabulous Chic on Monday, November 3rd, 2014

    I thought you would pick that iPhone case! ;-) It was my personal favorite too! :-) And I love the pictures of the pumpkins and apples, so cute and full of color. And your office looks so lovely! Just as the products, I have been wanting a few cool nail polishes from Julep but I was wondering if I can order from Julep, because I live in Europe. Do they ship to Europe (Belgium) too?
    Hugs, Inge x
    • Posted by Aileen on Monday, November 3rd, 2014

      Thanks, Inge! Glad you approve of my phone case :) We don't ship to Europe yet...hopefully soon!
  4. Posted by Inge @ Simply Fabulous Chic on Monday, November 3rd, 2014

    Oh and I looooooooove your blue bed!!! How gorgeous!!! :-) My hubby and I are finally looking around for a new bed as well and I want a tufted headboard as well. We've spotted a great bed with a gorgeous head board, but it was in fabric. And I'm a little scared to get the fabric one because of the cleaning. I wonder if you can keep it clean and dust free. I'd love to hear your experiences on that! Love, Inge x
    • Posted by Aileen on Monday, November 3rd, 2014

      I will be sure to share my experiences after we've had it for awhile! So far, so good :)