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I'm so glad you are here. I'm Elizabeth and this is the blog. This is the space I tend to. The place I share my heart and our stories. I pack these pages full of tips, stories, adventures, travels, outfits, and recipes. It's a little bit of everything and a whole lot of me. My hope is that these words & photos would encourage & inspire you. That being here will brighten things at least a little bit. Please stick around & explore. There is something here for everyone! Click through the categories below for more! 

Between the Storms

Hiking in Colorado Springs with Fayettechill

Location: Upper Gold Camp Road Outfit Details: Alpine Sweatshirt (her) || Brook Shorts (her) || z/2 Classic Chacos (her) || Franklin Hat (his) || Mongrel Shorts (his) || Jackson Stripped Crew (his) || z/2 Classic Chacos (his)

The Colorado Springs forecast had Saturday at 60 degrees & sunny and Sunday as blizzarding. “Blizzards” are a funny word around here – it either means you are going to get the most snow you’ve seen in a long while or a dusting might come through. Either way, the impending snowstorm & temperature drops drove us (and the rest of the city) outside! We picked a hike near by and started our adventures. We giggled about the fact that we were wearing shorts & our Chaco sandals and I wished that I had painted my toenails 😉

I’ve said it once and I’ll say it again, we love that we live next door to so many beautiful hikes. It is one of our favorite ways to get some exercise & fresh air with some wonderful quality time. Our to-do lists, jobs, and commitments call for our attention all week (and often into our weekends as well) – we enjoy the time to get away, to leave phone calls unanswered, and to decompress. There is nothing like getting away from it all and into nature to help you sort things out and bring a new perspective.

If you follow me on Instagram you know that the “Blizzard” was the real deal this time and called for snow days, late starts, and more layers!

“I like this place and could willingly waste my time in it.”
― William Shakespeare

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xoxo, elizabeth
  • What a gorgeous spot. I was yearning for a good hike but I’m wanting one even more now. Lovely post – I do believe I have fallen in love with your blog and look forward to getting to know you better! Stay warm. 😉

    • Oak & Oats

      Thank you so much Cassandra! You are so incredibly sweet!

  • How lucky to live so close to such gorgeous trails. #jealous I live in Miami and the weather is absolutely beautiful this time of year but I must settle for weekend afternoon walks around my crowded neighborhood. Guess that’s the trade-off! No blizzards in sight! 🙂

    • Oak & Oats

      Yes! I am sure there are some beaches with great views? Hahah! But really just getting out and moving is a good thing 🙂

  • Oh my gosh the weather in CO is so crazy! Looks like a lovely hike!

    • Oak & Oats

      I know! We have the craziest weather!

  • Y’all are seriously the cutest! Love the shorts too!

    • Oak & Oats

      Thanks so much! My husband called them “short shorts” the whole time 😉 hahaha!

  • It’s so foreign to me that you can be wearing sandals and shorts with snow still on the ground! Crazy Colorado weather! Glad you got to get out in the sunshine for a bit!

    • Oak & Oats

      hahah! I know. It was all melting because it was so warm out but then it all just froze again the next day!

  • Jae

    I don’t know how you do it, but seeing you in shorts in the middle of snow makes it both interesting and weird! I’ve only seen snow twice, and I don’t think I can wear shorts even in 60F weather!

    • Oak & Oats

      hahahah! I know. I always say us Coloradans have “thick skin!”

  • amy

    i’m shocked you’re walking IN SNOW IN SHORTS.
    bahahahhaha girl – this southern girl would be in layers on layers 😉
    p.s. those shorts look amazing (and so does that sweatshirt!)

    • Oak & Oats

      heheheh. It was much warmer than it looks!

  • Oh man! I love those shorts!

    • Oak & Oats

      Thanks so much Sam!!!