a grateful heart | a mountain weekend | olive june

a grateful heart | a mountain weekend

we went away this weekend to the mountains of north carolina | right outside of boone and blowing rock. it was relaxing, beautiful, and much needed. after launching my new business and putting in twelve-fourteen hour days, this was just what i needed. i have so, so much i want to share with you all soon but today i thought i would share some things from the heart + a few weekend snapshots. 
a grateful heart 

+ the friendly people up in the mountains of north carolina (this state is breathtakingly beautiful)
+ the gorgeous colors of fall
+ the crackling of a warm fireplace 
+ persian rugs 
+ new belgium pumpkick brews (my favorite of the season i think)
+ football saturdays... and sitting next to a wisconsin badger, my brother-in-law, on saturday night (i had fun chatting and watching together) what a game!!!
+ all of the cute things that kids say 
+ road trips with my little family
+ lately, i feel like i have been wrapped up in the wings and grace of the holy spirit - and that is the best feeling. i am so thankful for so much love, support, and answered prayers lately.
+ pumpkin donuts + warm biscuits 
+ walks with baby boy 
+ forever friends 
+ light gray nail polish 
+ celebrating nine months with parks on the 15th (an update coming soon) but life has never been sweeter
our view 
this outfit!! 
the cabin was just incredible

here is more info about the cabin | a high country retreat 
i highly recommend it!
we went into boone saturday for lunch + grabbed a latte after 
i told my precious niece (her personality is off the charts!!!) to strike a pose 

...what about you...
what is your heart most grateful for at the moment?

linking up with emily of ember grey


  1. OMG that cabin in the woods looks absolutely divine! I kind of love the coziness and the fact that it feels almost Christmas-y. I just want to jump right inside those photos. CA doesn’t get nearly that gorgeous and seeing it makes me miss the east coast during this colder seasons :)

    1. thank you so much! if you ever come to nc, you are always welcome!! it was very christmas-y - which i LOVED. hope your weekend went well

  2. This is my dream! The cabin is amazing and that view??? 😍😍😍

    1. i know!! it was so lovely... and a dream. so beautiful. thank you for the love

  3. The made me home sick for CT. Love the pictures. The short one liners were heartfelt. Just gorgeous.

    1. thank you so much! it was a such a great weekend. hope you have a great week, patricia!

  4. Amazing photography, I agree about that cabin.

    1. thank you, joy!! i really appreciate your comment. have a great week

  5. This sounds like a dreamy little getaway with your family, and the photos really show how gorgeous it was up there! Some time off to focus on the important things is important, especially when you have been working hard for so long. Love the fall vibes!

    1. thank you, beth! it felt amazing and was much needed. such a pretty place to visit! hope you have a great week

  6. That cabin is dreamy! I once went on a getaway with my husband and the cabin we stayed in looked a LOT like this one. It makes me miss that place :)

    Abby of Life in the Fash Lane

    1. awe, i love that!! it was dreamy and i really appreciate your sweet comment! thank you, abigail