Hello, October.

It has been awhile! To be honest, blogging for me is hard. I have about 5 million thoughts and ideas running through my mind. I’ve possibly started about 5-6 draft posts that I never finished.

I figured I’d start this month, which happens to be Infant Loss Awareness Month AND Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Last month, too, was Child Cancer Awareness Month, in which our family walked for St. Jude in Chicago to honor our friend’s little boy who is a patient there fighting for his life. Find more about his story here: KeepCJStrong.com

Get these tees at KeepCJStrong.com and please donate to St. Jude, so families like CJ’s don’t have to worry about medical bills, just helping be parents fighting for their child’s life.

For October, it is sad and happy at the same time for us. The reminder of our “what could have been” angel still hurts. I wish I had some way to better serve the memory for who we lost, so we have decided to get a memorial item in our hometown with baby’s name on it. On a happier note, it is also our wedding anniversary! Three years, one home, two dogs, one baby angel and one happy and healthy two year old later, I still love this man so much. Having been together almost 12 years now, I am so grateful my life met with his.

As for our princess, she is sassy as ever. We have slowly been pulling back from the brand rapping community. This has no reflection on the small shops I love and adore though. Financially, between travel and every day life, we have limited ourselves to only a few shops to truly dedicate ourselves to as brand reps. We still love so many of our other shops products though that I am sure I will still support them forever.

“HalloQueen” tee and reversible Jack Skellington and spider webs skirt from Lullababy Wear (lullababywear.com) (Code GRACE15)

With fall here, you better believe our life outside of work and the home is pretty much spent at apple orchards and pumpkin patches and gearing Grace up to trick-or-treat. We also managed to see Disney on Ice in Chicago (GRACE ABSOLUTELY LOVED IT!) and will be going on a pumpkin train soon as well. Most exciting though is we are gearing up for our next trip!

For our next excursion on Grace Across the States is: MINNESOTA! Here’s to Mall of America and hoping for a glimpse of the Northern Lights in northern Minnesota. We also want to enjoy some of the great outdoors while we are there, since there are lakes and parks galore near the shores of Lake Superior. This will most likely be our final trip of the year. But don’t fret! The best trips are still to come! Next year will be a big year, including our trip to Disney World in the spring and Hawaii in the fall! Those will definitely need a lot of planning, and we hope you all will help us with your best tips in the comment section or email!

Until then, happy October and happy fall, y’all!

Love, Veronica & Grace

Feature photo: Grace: Cinnamon Snap Scarf: Moots Clothing (Code MOOTSFRIEND), “Will work for snacks” tee: Me & Zoey (Code GRACE10), Jadalynn Leather Bow Collection by Duke & Duchess Boutique. Jean Jacket and leggings: Old Navy.

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