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    Friday Fun – Things To Do this Fall!

    September 15, 2017

    I’m Manali
    Business coach, editor & brand photographer based out of Cincinnati, Ohio. When I'm teaching about systems or editing, you'll find me at a vineyard or cuddled with my cat Keegan on our cozy couch!
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    Another week has just flown by! It’s interesting seeing how summer has turned into fall so quickly this year. I feel like each year it’s super different, but I can tell you that neither me nor my immune system was ready for such a rapid change. The sudden change in weather definitely threw my body for a loop. I’ve been trying to take it easy and rest up before the busy fall season kicks off this weekend! Here’s a couple of things I’m looking forward to doing over this fall along with second shooting weddings in Northern Virginia, D.C. and in Charlottesville!

    -Going apple picking or to a pumpkin patch! If you’re ever down near Charlottesville, going to Carter Mountain is a MUST in the fall. See reasons below

    – Eating/drinking all the apple cider, pumpkin spice lattes (no I’m not basic, I’ve always loved all things pumpkin including Indian food with it!!), apple/pumpkin pie, and apple cider doughnuts. Yes, I repeat, APPLE CIDER DOUGHNUTS GUYS!!!! They’re soo good! They’re not even like traditional doughnuts but these are just something that you have to try!

    – Here’s a fall apple pie recipe & a pumpkin pie recipe for any of you bakers out there! I will most probably be sticking to a store bought versions because if you know me, I tend to burn things 🙁

    – I’m so excited that I can drive my car around (that hasn’t had A/C for years) without sweating!!! So random drives through the fall leaves in Reston when they start to turn colors will definitely be a thing. Well at least for when I come home for weekends because….

    – I’M MOVING INTO AN APARTMENT THIS WEEKEND!!!! This isn’t exactly fall related, oops but I just had to share. It’s in Ballston behind the mall and I’m super excited to be closer to D.C. I don’t necessarily have a “commute” right now but have ended up going in to the city 2-3 times every single week for the whole summer, and that trip is no joke. I mean and I enjoy the metro wayyy more than the average person, but it’s still draining. So my utmost respect to everyone that does it on the daily!

    – Having every excuse to wear flannel shirts, combat boots, scarves and cozy fall sweaters again 🙂

    – FOOTBALL SUNDAYS!!!! I used to actually watch football all the time in high school but when I got to college, I no longer had TV or the time to curl up on the couch for lazy Sundays. They were actually spent running around like a chicken with no head. I’m so excited to have more relaxing Sundays back where I can tune in to the games again. Maybe this will help me up my Fantasy Football game a little this year, no promises on that, but we’ll see! I’ve implemented little reminders to set my lineups, so leagues you better watch out, trying to finish better than second to last in the league which means someone is going down >:)

    – I’ve never been to an Oktoberfest before but I think that this is the year to change that! I’m by no means a huge fan of beer but I do enjoy Oktoberfest drafts more than normal beer! If anyone wants to tag along to any of these ones, let me know!

    That’s it for this week, will be back after a wedding this weekend and moving into my new apartment with updates!!

    { Photo by Vanessa Smith Photography who totally caught me in my element….aka with a lens cap in my boot hahaha }

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    Take 1 –  Why Friday Fun, CAMERA UPGRADE!! & The Best Sangria Around

    Take 2 –  Grad Parties, Taste of the Town & Mini Pineapples!!

    Take 3 – A Summer Wedding, Picnicking & an Old Town Senior Shoot

    Take 4 – Cousins, brunching & Midsummer Plans

    Take 5 – Behind the Scenes of Manali Photography

    Take 6 – Fun Fall Things To Do!



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