Fall is my favorite time of year, hands down. I love the crisp mornings and perfect afternoons with leaves of every shade sprinkling the ground. With this weekend bringing with it the start of October, I wanted to kick off the weekend with giving back a bit and end it with a little treat (very October right!).
Saturday morning we kicked things off with a couple of hours spent cleaning up the Connecticut shoreline with about 2 dozen volunteers as part of an international effort to clean up the garbage flowing in and out of the ocean. The event was part clean up, but also part data collection to see what types of trash were common in certain areas. We found so much garbage that after the two hours, collectively we had about 254lbs of trash- that is a whole lot of little straws, food wrappers and cans! It was humbling to collect up that garbage covering our beach, completely out of sight, but also in complete view.
With the dirty, heavy lifting done in the start of the weekend, Sunday was a treat-yo-self day for me and my girlfriends. I recently shared on my Instagram and Facebook that I have become an official Influencer for a wonderful female empowerment magazine called The Perpetual You . Having already been a model and contributor for the magazine in the past, I was excited to host a “friendsgiving” photoshoot and have an all around great time with my ladies. The Perpetual You spoiled us with having makeup done and the weather could not have been nicer for an afternoon of food and wine.
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