Sincerely Carolina

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last friday night …

by caroline

So, our weekend ended with this. But I’m going to Tarantino you on this story, mmmk?

Our Friday night was casual to the max. Tacos, gluten-free beer (My new fave? Green’s Gluten-Free Belgian Ales) and an early night in.

Saturday was filled with work and then an evening snapping pics with my baby brother, Isaac. It was his senior homecoming and first high school dance, and I had to resist the urge to pinch his cheeks in front of his gorgeous date.

♥ these people!

Now, back to the start of this post: Sunday was spent at Fort Ligonier Days, sucking in all of that gorgeousness you see up top. I don’t know what it was like in your neck of the woods, but it was straight-up fall heaven over here. It felt like one of those fall days where it’s so still you could melt right into the scenery. I kicked off the day with an awesome trail run, then Dan and I shared breakfast on the porch.

Then, we hit the road and met my family at  … a g-free bakery in Ligonier (duh)

Hey, you can say whatever you want about teenagers and their phones, but I’m always grateful that Isaac (he’s gluten-free too) searches for gluten-free eats the moment he sets foot in a new neighborhood. We scored fresh baked cookies, biscotti and a drool-worthy pizza at Bella Donna’s Bakery. Ooo … and the owner, Donna McCartney, offered to bake me up a fresh loaf of her fiber-packed, whole grain, gluten-free bread. Check out the slice-ability on this loaf:

I had a hummus and veggie sandwich with this beauty today and it was delicious!

Anyway, more sight seeing:

I fell in love with this gentleman and his cat:

And even more in love with the JuNxtaposition and bel monili by Lmarlane stand. This was an oasis for this gal’s vintage- and retro-loving heart:

Weekend verdict: Absolute perfection!


In other not-so-related news, I slept like complete crap-ola last night which, unfortunately, is not that uncommon for me. I was chatting with the guy at my gym’s front desk this morning and we got into talking about our mutual lack of sleep last night when he said:

Do you know what kind of moon it was last night?

I told him I didn’t, but that his thought made me smile because I am a big believer in the notion that the moon’s cycle might be related to how we feel on a daily basis. He suggest his theory: The world is made up of 70 percent water, as is the human body. Therefore, if the moon affects the tides and has a natural gravitational pull on the waters of this world, wouldn’t it also affect the “waters” of our bodies?

I found this to be a very interesting theory and I haven’t been able to stop thinking about it all day.

What are your thoughts? Do you think the moon’s cycle affects are state of mind and overall well being? Or is it a bunch of baloney?