September Memories

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September Memories

If someone asked you what you did this September, what would you say? It’s so hard to remember specific days and events when every day goes by in a flash, right? So I joined up with a couple of other bloggers to keep track of the month of September with a sentence and some photos. There’s a link up below if you’d like to see the other’s participating in this project, and a huge thanks for Leslie for organizing us!!

september peaches

9-1: If you have ever had Palisade peaches from Colorado, then you know how sweet and fabulous they are. I made a galette with these for our outing tomorrow night.

9-2: We traveled up to Erie to have dinner with Cindy & her husband. Cindy is a new blogger who I introduced you to in our Summer Shirts posts. She is really a dear, and loves deals like I do.

9-3: Nancy (the 60+ model on the blog) asked if we would visit some model homes with her, so we all tagged along and even took some blog photos.

September chores

9-4: Happy Labor Day, and I labored by making some detergent. It’s only my second time doing it, and I think it’s been great.

9-5: I enjoyed a fabulous massage today.

9-6: Nancy (the 60+ model) and I made a trip to DSW today for a little shoe shopping.

9-7: You know it’s starting to cool down, when the heated toilet seats gets plugged back in. You don’t have a heated toilet seat, you say? I even wrote a post about it many moons ago.


9-8: When you meet up with a fellow Denver blogger and make a new friend! You should check her out at Anna Writes Stuff and her Instagram feed is pretty awesome too.

9-9: There was a block party with a local band in our community!!! Fun, food and friends galore.

Denver Bacilica

9-10: We discovered the Denver Basilica Cathedral and walked into a wonderful concert that we were able to enjoy. And did you know that it has the most stained glass of any building in the US?

Book Club drinks

9-11: This is how we start book club!

September memories

9-12: Deju Blue Shopping with Jeanne and Glenda (sorry for the poor lighting–I should know better), getting ready for the #thriftedchicstylechallenge on Instagram the end of this month. If you are interested in participating for October, keep watching my feed for the announcement dates.

9-13: Second Wednesday of the month means knit day with my knitting buddies.

9-14: A visit to the dermatologist meant freezing off some changing spots, but that’s so much better than Moe’s surgery.

9-15: Rob and I went with Nancy to visit the new home that Nancy is considering buying.

September events

9-16: And she bought it!!! Yippee!! You can see that it’s not built yet, so there will be lots of time to get things ready. But the factor in this move, is she won’t be worrying about yard work now.

9-17: We researched and looked at the excursions that are available for our Alaskan cruise next year. Thanks to those who gave us some insights about what they enjoyed on their cruises.

CC & Ricardo in September

9-18: I was able to play photographer to a couple of friends.

Dinner at the Fort Skunk while dining out

9-19: We celebrated our neighbor’s 30th wedding anniversary by taking them to the Fort, and check out the wild life that we saw.

9-20: The Bridging the Gap campaign is getting closer, and since I’m one of the organizers, that means lots of spreadsheet action.

9-21: Today, I took my mom around to different places for her photos which was quite fun.

9-22: I started organizing my wardrobe from my Fall Bucket List. Getting the shirts & bras in the drawers was easy, but now I need to figure out how to reorganize the purses-eeek.

September breakfast

9-23: Santa Fe french toast, and coffee as our breakfast after some blog photos. We split this and still brought some home for later.

9-24: Rob & I started to get our “office” space cleaned out for the new desks that I talked about in our Fall Bucket List.

9-25: It was the first day of the #thriftedchicstylechallenge on Instagram. If you love thrifting and have an IG account, we would love it if you join in next month.

9-26: Rob had an endoscopy done at dark thirty this morning.

September planning

9-27: If I told you that these glasses were for an upcoming blog post, would you believe me?

9-28: Boring day, but a nap made it all better!!

9-29: I was working on putting together outfits for our upcoming blogger meet up in Seattle.

9-30: Jodie’s Touch of Style entourage took a field trip to Brooks Luby’s Studio to take some photos for an upcoming post.

If you’ve been joining in on keeping track of your month of September with a sentence a day, then we’d love to have you join in with this link up! Or why don’t you start for next month? Feel free to email me to let me know you want to join the fun!

And if you have been keeping track of your month this way, we would love to have you join us in the link up:

Keeping in Touch

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And if you’re new to the party, you can always see our outfits organized by categories, here. Don’t forget to check out the deals & discounts too, on this page!

  • Deb’s World

    Great to read about your busy month Jodie. Love to hear you have a heated toilet seat too by the way!!

    • Thanks Deb!! You have a heated toilet seat too??? I’m glad to know there are others out there that enjoy a warm booty!!

  • You, my dear, are quite the Renaissance woman! That peach dessert looks sinful. We have a small peach tree and its fruit is so much sweeter than what we can buy. And making your own laundry soap? Intriguing. Our water, and I imagine yours, is very hard. My whites are grays after the first wash. Would like a look at your recipe.

    So glad for Nancy to have found a new home without the worry of yard work. Hope you will feature updates on the construction and move.

    Oh, that French toast and your book club aperitifs. Mmmmm. What book did you gals discuss? I am reading The Handmaid’s Tale and listening to A Fall of Marigolds. Always looking for a good book!

    • We just finished Behold the Dreamers by Imbolo Mbue. It was a great book to discuss as we have a woman in our group who is from the UK, and wasn’t born an American citizen.

      I’ve been using this detergent for about 8 months now?? (I should keep better track). I just googled the recipe and considering how long it lasts, it’s definitely a money saver. Rob was also having some rashes occasionally, so I was hoping it’d help with that. Hard to say if that’s been the factor, but he’s been better.

      You have a peach tree??? Man, oh man, I’ll be over next year to help you taste them!! They are amazing right off the tree!!

  • Mimi Mama

    Great post. Loving the star shaped sunnies! Mimi

  • Hey momma 🙂 Lovely to see you, always.
    I loved how you begin your book club. My kinda gal. 😉
    Kudos to you for making your own detergent; that’s wildly impressive.
    Sounds like another fantastic month. Cheers to another, Julie. 🙂 xo

    • Thanks LIndsay!!
      We just had book club last night and were talking about how we’ve upgraded to a drink before dinner!! It used to be just wine!!

  • Those glasses! Love! Looks like a full and happy month, thank you for sharing it, xox


  • mummabstylish

    Well you’ve been busy, thanks for sharing these precious times. x Jacqui

  • Lovely post dear. I guess I need to learn how to make my own laundry powder as well. ha!

    Jessica |

    • It certainly lasts longer than the traditional stuff, and it’s not hard to do!!
      Thanks Jessica!

  • It looks like an amazing September. It is nice to have some quality time with our moms sometimes.
    Much Love,
    Zarrah | The Bandwagon Chic

  • Mariann Yip

    Looks like you had some great times! I can’t wait to make some memories myself.

    • It’s so fun to remember the month this way!!!
      If you’d like to join in for next month, we’d love that!! Just let me know, and I’ll have the organizer, who is Leslie, email you closer to the end of the month with the specifics…

  • You had a great month! Congrats to Nancy on her new home – it’s so fun to be in on the process from the ground up. I’ve been following along on IG with your Seattle trip – glad our weather was pretty decent for you!

    • You live in Seattle???!!! I totally forgot that Lana!!! Dang, I would have loved for you to join us for an event or two!!!! Okay, I need to keep that on my radar for next time we are out there!!!

  • Wow! What an exciting month you’ve had. That Sante Fe French Toast looks delicious! The skunk is so cute! I love to see them outside, but don’t want to get sprayed. Yikes!

    • My husband thought I was nuts to go get that photo of the skunk!! But I’ve never seen one in person….and I was lucky!!!
      Thanks Amy!!

  • Such fun gatherings you had. I love your glasses!

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  • Tina von tinaspinkfriday

    Jodie your September was great! Nancy bought a new house? Wow so much delicous food and drinks 🙂
    huge hug Tina

    • It’s been a whirlwind, this last month, Tina!!! And so exciting!!

  • I always find these so fascinating! I don’t know why because your life is pretty normal and pretty drama-free. Maybe that’s why! Congratulations to Nancy and I hope she loves her new house. Make sure there is an Instagram wall in there! Take care!


    • I’m glad other’s don’t mind reading this, because I happen to love it to look back at the month!! And drama free is my middle name. Maybe that’s why I didn’t enjoy being a boss as a dentist—-there was always some drama with the employees????
      As for an Instagram wall in Nancy’s new place—you are brilliant, Julia!!!! I’m totally telling her about that!!

  • Sounds like and looks like fun JOdie. Congrats to Nancy on her new home. now what is that recipie you are enjoying before book club? Looks like an active ad enjoyable month.
    Have a great weekend
    jess xx

    • That’s a great question, about what drink we were imbibing, Jess!!! I’ll have to remember to get the recipe the next time!!!
      Thanks, and I’ll tell Nancy you said that!

  • It looks like you had a wonderful month! You live a busy happy life! I can’t believe September is over already! Happy Friday!

    • I know—it’s crazy how time flies, Cheryl!
      It was making me realize, that we have to plan T-Day, and Christmas—-eeeekk!!!

  • Nice …it’s like a monthly journal post!

    • Exactly!! And maybe it’s more for me than everyone else, but I’ve been surprised at how other’s like it too!!
      I think my mom enjoys it because we don’t talk everyday!!
      Thanks Rebecca!!

  • Thanks for sharing your month! Busy with many sprinkles of fun.


    • What a great way to describe it Em!!
      Now that I’m back in town, I can’t wait to read everyone elses!!!

  • fashionistha
  • Sounds like a busy but fun month! Naps definitely make everything better!

    • I’m glad to hear I’m not the only one that enjoys napping. And to think I used to hate it as a kid. It goes to show how much smarter we get as we get older—ha ha!
      Thanks Amber!

  • I love that you do this! It’s so fun to read! I try to think back and the month seems like a giant blur! Haha! Who knows if I actually accomplished anything or not!

    • Exactly!!! I can hardly remember what I had for breakfast some days, Ronnie!!!
      You should join us for next month?

  • Terri Webster Schrandt

    You are always always so busy, Jodie and quite an inspiration to all women, retired or not. I hope I have some time to post in December and January, when I’m not so busy with school. Just found out I’m teaching a whole new class in the spring, so I have to prep now while still teaching my other three courses! Apple Hill is going strong here now and my daughter is bringing us one of the famed Dutch Apple pies this weekend! I would bake one but I would just burn the house down, LOL!

    • You crack me up, Terri!! So you’re not a baker, huh? That’s why many times I give the fruit to my mom and let her make it for us. But I can bake occasionally!!!

  • Heated toilet seat? Now I’ve heard everything! Lol. Look forward to your October…

    • It’s a fabulous luxury, Jo!! Especially in the winter!!

  • Nikki Gwin

    Wow, that looks like a fun month! I love all the activities you are involved in. Where do I find out more about the thrifted chic style challenge?
    🙂 gwingal

    • Hey Nikki!! Michele, (@seechele_styles) is the host, so if you follow her, she announces when it’ll be! I’ve been a cohost lately, so you can usually see it on my feed too! I know the next one will be in November!!!

  • Sounds like a good and creative month all round Jodie. I like the sound of making your own washing powder! A massage and meeting new blogger friends would be my favourites too xx

  • Amy D. Christensen

    Busy, busy, busy. Glad you had a day for a nap. Ha, ha. – Amy

    • Naps are my fave!! Hopefully I will see one in my future today too!! LOL

  • I love reading these posts, they are so fun! I should start doing this. I already do a thankfulness journal at the end of the day, but I should look to do a summary too.


    • I love that you keep a thankfulness journal, Mary! I try to keep this monthly post full of positive things, and not focus on the negative. But if you want to join us, just let me know!! I’ll forward your info to the organizer, Leslie!!

  • Great re-cap Jodie! Congratulations to Nancy on the new home. It must be so exciting buying somewhere that has not even been built yet!

    Gemma x

    • Thanks Gemma!!
      It is exciting for Nancy. And as her decorating team, it’s quite a bit of work!!

  • Wonderful social month, Jodie. Yes I want to know more about those funky glasses 🙂 Have a fabulous October!

    • Thanks Natalie!!!
      Those glasses will be the star of the show soon!!

  • Cindy

    Awesome diary of September. Thanks for the shout out! I had a great September with you, my Dad’s surprise visit and a trip to Delaware! Hard to stay on a diet with so much fun happening. ha! Let’s meet up soon!

    • Thanks Cindy!!
      We’ll have to get together soon!!

  • How did I miss that Nancy is moving??? All the food looks delicious… How do you stay so thin??!! Just for fun, I might write down what I do each day… You seemed to be very social and enjoyed yourself this month!

    • It’s a fun exercise, and I figure I’m on the computer everyday anyways!!!

  • Judy Gramith

    Looks like you had another great month .
    Nancy and I will have thoughts to share about building and moving into new homes.
    Can’t wait to meet you all! I’m currently waiting to board my plane!

    • And I’m getting ready to leave for the airport!!!
      Can’t wait!!!

  • Juhli Newkirk

    What a lovely mix of activities and progress!

  • donnanance

    The peach galette looks yummy! We have made a few with blackberries and my great-nephew makes a savory version. Your book club looks interesting…what is the cocktail? Congratulations to Nancy on her new home. Yay to no yardwork! Enjoy your Thursday…we finally have rain here. xoxo

    • Thanks Donna!! I love all fruits so this recipe would work for probably anything, right? But I never thought of a savory version—interesting.
      Our bookclub is the nicest group of women. It’s been such a pleasure to be involved with them….and I can’t remember what this cocktail was…..although I do remember it was yummy!!
      I’ll tell Nancy you’re excited for her!! She definitely is pumped!!
      Rob just told me the forecast says snow for Denver next week—-eeek!!!

  • Your September looks awesome! I am really loving these types of blog posts! And I cannot wait to see those glasses in an upcoming blog post. 🙂 I’m also very intrigued by the laundry detergent you made!


    • I’ve been trying to reduce the amount of toxins and chemicals in our house—little by little. I really like the detergent… seems to work great, and it lasts a long time!!
      Thanks Lindsey!!

  • Rebecca Saffer

    What an exciting September you had! Being a foodie I loved the delicious looking cocktails and galette. Good luck to Nancy on her move – is it still close to where you are? May I ask what you are knitting? I am still looking for a project this fall. I used to knit quite a bit and was about an intermediate knitter but it has been a while and I have been sticking to scarves.

    • This cocktail was made by my foodie friend!! She makes it tough to keep up with all of her fabulous recipes, but it’s fun to try out new ones!!
      Right now I’m knitting on 4 different sweaters. I’ve been trying to concentrate on the one in my fall bucket list since that kit was from my neighbors—plus it’s quite easy. Then I have 3 other sweaters started. I can’t wait to get back to knitting more….it’s such a relaxing thing for me, and I’ve gotten out of the habit, with trying to increase my Instagram following!
      I’d love to see what you get started on, Rebecca!!

  • Laura

    Good luck with all your clothing organization! That can be tough! The peach galette looks amazing!

    • It is quite a project, isn’t it, Laura??? But I love doing it when I can find the time!!
      I liked your idea that I read from you once, where you inventory your pieces. I may need to start doing that….

  • Miriam Zakharova

    I really love this kind of post!

  • What an awesome idea for a post! Those cocktails look super tasty 😀

    xx Sofia | SOFIAADOT