Friday, August 30, 2013

Happy Weekend!

Hello! What are you up to this weekend? I'm off on a little vaca for the last official weekend of the summer - geez that season went by too fast! I'll be watching the Alabama game Saturday, of course. Anyone else get excited about college football? I also may or may not be going to see the One Direction movie, haha! Seriously, they're awesome : ) Have a great weekend and enjoy these fun posts . . .

A song for your weekend {sidenote: I don't care much for Miley's recent happenings, but love this song!}

What rhymes with hug me?

Can't wait for the sequel to Devil Wears Prada

Can't believe the before and after photos of NYC.

10 ways fashion week is just like The Hunger Games

How to letter in chalk

Thumbs up to this cool Tumblr - full of fun facts!

Levo League's professional style guide for fall

Looking for a last minute summer weekend getaway? Montauk looks incredible.

Modern manners: the new rules for real life

The chic-est flower pots.

A beautiful {mini} skirt for every occasion.

Thursday, August 29, 2013

fall menswear | strater

I've been following Beth's blog, One Day In June for a while now. It's a lifestyle blog about her and her husband Stater's {cool name huh?!} fun trips to Canada, adventures in Utah, and most recent vaca to Disneyland!
I've asked Starter to tell us about what he loves about fall and his fashion must-haves for the season. Luckily, he has agreed to share!

I am a very simple dresser.  My top places to shop for fall favorites are Nordstrom, Express, the Nike store, and I can always rely on Target {Strater and I just became best friends. I mean who doesn't love Target?! I think the employees knowing me by name is not a sign of how frequent I shop there, right?! haha} I am all about comfort and finding a good fit. These stores help me find that.
Fall is one of my favorite seasons.  I like it for many reasons. First off, because the weather cools down.  Since I am from Canada, most of my clothes are for fall/winter weather.  So it's nice to have more clothing options. Next, I like the smell of leaves and maple trees in the air. Last, I love to see the colors of the trees. We live close to a canyon and nothing beats driving down the canyon and seeing the yellow and red colors.    

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Thanks so much for sharing Strater!

Friday, August 23, 2013

Happy Weekend!

Happy Friday, friends! Can you believe it's almost September - where in the heck is this year going?! As of today, I am officially moved into my new place {yay}! Get ready for a grand tour once everything is put in it's place. Let's just say I've got a few {okay, at least ten} more boxes to open before everything is out. What are you up to this weekend? I'll be unpacking, attending a dinner party, a wine tasting, and watching the VMA's. Have a great few days and enjoy these fun posts . . .

A song for your weekend

Ballet dancers in random places

Clumsy thumbsy

The epitome of a great fall outfit

Pumpkin spice donuts - yes please!

Waffles with maple-blueberry butter make a great meal for Sunday brunch

Weekend mantra

This made me laugh out loud

DIY : glitter your state

After a long summer and coats of nail polish, pamper your toe nails to make them white again

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

wednesday loves

I have to admit something. I am completely over summer and counting down the days til fall. Okay, so you probably already knew that. I have to admit something else . . . I've already made the change in my closet to fall clothes and switched out my room freshener from lavender vanilla to pumpkin spice. Oops. If you don't mind, the remaining posts for the rest of the year are going to feature my favorites for fall and winter so prepare yourselves for pumpkin, sweater, and Bordeaux overload! To continue my rant of unofficially fall favorites, here are some of my Wednesday loves.
wednesday loves

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Monday, August 19, 2013

sip, think, write

Hi there Monday, you came too fast. Did you all have a good weekend? I loved spending time with some new and old friends. But the highlight? Oh, that would be watching Eat Pray Love on a rainy Sunday night. Don't you just love those nights?  

I'm ready to take on this week, aren't you? Here's a little inspiration - and to beat those Monday blues I'm thinking a little tea sipping, deep thinking, and lots of writing.  

Friday, August 16, 2013

Happy Weekend!

Hi friends! Did you have a good week? Mine was busy spent prepping for an important work meeting yesterday and packing up my room. That's right, I'm moving! More to come on that little note soon. What have you got planned for the weekend? I'm just working a little bit and then dinner with some college friends tomorrow night - which I am so excited about! I love when we can have dinners to catch up and hear about each others busy lives! Have a great weekend and if you're in the reading mood be sure to check out these fun links . . .
A song for your weekend - his album drops Tuesday!

Rumor has it.

A sweet couples date night {be sure to read the caption}.

How to: galaxy nail manicure.

Cara Delevingne's street style.

Ashton Kutcher's inspiring speech from the Teen Choice Awards.

Scribe Winery has the hippest winemakers- not to mention they're easy on the eyes, ha!

You know by now how much I love fall clothes: love this jacket, this comfy sweater, and these boots - ahhh!

Can you find yourself on this map?

Could you pass this 8th grade exam from 1912?

A pretty dress for fall weddings.

19 diva impressions in 1 song.

If your like  me and have an exploding tomato plant, here's how to deal with fresh tomatoes.

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

w i s h l i s t

fall favorites

Fall roll outs are slowly coming into stores and I just can't wait for crisp mornings and pumpkin spice lattes. It's seriously my favorite season of the year! A quilted vest is number one on my wish list with a jeweled soft sweater coming in second. I don't mind trading in my sandals for a pair of suede ankle boots. As for my make-up, I like to keep things subtle. This past weekend at the wedding the matron-of-honor, Dani, introduced me to Benetint lip and blush stain. It is totally awesome and lasts all day- the perfect flush for everyday! Tell me, what's on your fall wish list?

Monday, August 12, 2013

Wedding Weekend Roundup

This past weekend was a real good one. My sister is a married woman - weird to finally say that, ha! The past few days have been like a whirlwind - so many things to do, people to see - and it was a complete blast!
Just a warning beforehand, this post contains a lot of pictures.
We started out the wedding weekend with a bridal luncheon that was just as beautifully planned out as the hostess' {Jesse's cousin and aunt}. I'm talking every detail was perfect from the table setting to the bridal cake place cards to the homemade lunch and d├ęcor.
The rehearsal took place later that evening. It was nice to have both families gather around, speak a few words, and celebrate the soon-to-be bride and groom. Some of the bridesmaids stayed in a hotel room together with Jessica before the big day. Champagne toasts, karaoke, and lots of laughter was shared. Not to mention Jessica was showing us some of her signature dance moves she busted out for the wedding.
My brother is growing up too fast!
Saturday morning we had a little visitor {baby Hunter} who came to wish Jessica good luck while we were getting our hair curled and plastered with hair spray - no joke, my hair was so stiff I thought it would break off. A little rain for good luck showered the afternoon - luckily after most of the pictures had been taken, and then it was show time! So many loved ones came to watch the newly weds say their vows and after the couple said I do we ate and danced the night away!
It's her wedding day!
and this is how we really feel about each other, ha!

Thursday, August 8, 2013

Happy Weekend!

Sorry for the lack of posts this week. I have been busy crafting and picking up last minute things for my sisters wedding - this Saturday!!!!! I can't believe it's here! My sister is getting married this weekend?!?!  So. Weird. I'm heading out of work early and off to Georgia for all the wedding festivities today! I can't wait to share with you all next week! Follow my instagram if you'd like to join in on the fun. What are you up to this weekend? Hope it's sunny and relaxing : ) If you're in the reading mood, enjoy these fun posts . . .

A song for your weekend - this video is hilarious.

A girl in the subway.

Homemade nutter butters - need I say more?

20 fun desserts to try before summer ends - count me in!

I don't think I'll be joining in the Birkenstock trend.

So in love with this map necklace - you can even make your own landmark!

A pretty pre-fall look.

25 facts you didn't know about Friends.

The best eye make-up primer.

Julianne Hough: the girl next door.

Which body scrub is the best for the smoothest skin?

Why Jeff Bezos bought The Washington Post.   

Friday, August 2, 2013

Happy Weekend!

Happy Friday, friends! What are you up to this weekend? I'm just doing some last minute shopping for my sisters wedding NEXT WEEKEND {whhhaaat??!!}! I am so excited and there are just a few little details I have to get done - you know, just some maid of honor duties, ha! Anyway, hope you all have a great first weekend of August! Have a good one and enjoy these fun posts  . . .

A song for your weekend.

DIY: personalized honey jars

Only a few more weekends left of the summer, here's a cute top to wear this weekend!

Up your ponytail game.

Baking eggs in avocados?! Looks delicious!

How "catfishing" worked in the 1880s.

The worlds first TV ad - wonder what Don Draper would think of that?!

A little house hunting perspective.

90s flashback - overalls and Birkenstocks. Please tell me they're not coming back.

The cutest seats for kiddos.

My favorite morning read on current events.