Monday, March 2, 2015

Spring Things

Spring is definitely in the air.
And I can't help but get excited to wear sundresses and sandals.
My whole wish list was based off of the blush pink Rebecca Minkoff purse.
I have had my eye on it for a weeks, maybe this is the perfect season to wear this bag.

Below are my favorite sundress choices.
The first one is my favorite because its a perfect
transition into Spring dress.  Its long sleeves and variation
of colors is perfect when its still slightly cool outside.

{  1   2   3   4   }

What pieces are you looking forward to the most?

Happy Monday 

Friday, February 27, 2015

Simply Because...

Last week J brought me flowers home.  
Just simply because.  He knows how happy flowers make me.  
I had a rough/sick week and felt a little defeated but he knew 
exactly how to brighten my day.

Below are links that definitely put a smile on my face this week...

This is the most inspiring red carpet video I have ever seen.  It's beautiful.

I made this recipe for J and I this week and it was a hit.
Who doesn't love loads of cheese?!

I'm loving all of these computer backgrounds.  It's too hard to just pick one
so I keep switching it up. So pretty!

Have you tried applying blush slightly below the apple of your cheek?!
I haven't but after this post I'm thinking it's worth a try...

One of my nearest and dearest friends got a gig this week writing
for the Huffington Post.  She is such a talented gal.
You can read her first post here.

My goal this week is to brighten someone's week like J brightened mine.
Happy Friday xo

{photos & styling by me}

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Back to Basics

This year I'm going to try and buy mostly classic pieces.
Fitted and loose t-shirts, quality denim, and everyday basics. 
My work requires a suit so I usually buy pieces that are more formal.  
However, when I get off work the last thing I want to wear are tights or a dress.

For Christmas my parents gave me my first pair of designer jeans.  
I know, it's shocking that I'm in my twenties and have never invested in a 
"nice" or "quality" pair of jeans.  My A&G skinnies have forever changed 
my perspective.  I mean they're more comfortable than my leggings... 
w h o a .

Below are some of the pieces I may just have to purchase...


What items do you want to splurge on?

{Photos from: Feather Factor, TheYouWay}

Monday, February 23, 2015

Insta Inspiration

I love finding new people to follow on Instagram so 
I thought I'd share some of my recent favorites.

Jenny's feed is light, pretty, and calming. 
You could get lost while scrolling.  Jenny is a 
calligrapher and an artist out of Portland.  
I envy her ability to keep things soft and sweet.

Jenna Kutcher's feed is full of simple pops of color.  
Her love for macaroni and cheese and orange sweet 
rolls guarantees she and I would be very good friends.  
I love her food posts but Jenna's specialty is 
weddings and engagements.

Julia Dzafic is the photographer behind her collection.  
Its full of bright accessories, flowers, and decor.  

Patricia Shen is the artist behind this lovely account.  
She has an eye for design and her posts always brighten your day.

Who are your favorite instagram account?

Friday, February 20, 2015

Energy Bites

As mentioned in a few posts now (see here, here, and here
I'm polishing my baking skills to help get my husband through fire academy.  
This recipe is proving to be one of his favorites: energy bites.

They are healthy and really yummy (I've sampled a couple myself).  
They are the perfect quick pickup treat and super easy to make!


2 Cups of Oats

1 Cup of Peanut Butter

1/3 Cup of Honey

1/2 Cup of Chocolate Chips

1/2 Cup of Shredded Sweetened Coconut

2 Tablespoons of Chia Seeds

1 Tablespoons of Vanilla Extract


Mix together in a large bowl

Roll into small balls - this recipe makes about 25

Place on a cookie sheet in the fridge for 45 minutes 
(if they're a little runny place in the freezer)

Move into a sealed tupperware and let sit in the fridge

They are good for about a week

That's it! Super easy!

Do you have any quick and delicious snacks?  
We are open to all ideas!

Happy Friday xo

{photos and styling by me}

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Brighten My Day

I'm attracted to bright colors and blooms right now.  
It makes me feel like spring/summer isn't too far away.  
I love Winter but I am craving warm sunshine.  
I also can't get enough mimosas and how about that doughnut tower?!

Are you counting down the days till warmer weather?   

This weekend we had unusually warm weather.  
I spent Valentines day with one of my best friends strolling the streets 
of Ballard and sipping on Rose Lemonade and Strawberry Champagne Sorbet.  
It was a perfect girly Valentine's day.

Friday, February 13, 2015

Happy Valentine's Weekend

Happy  l o n g  Valentine's weekend!
I'm spending my valentines day with one of my closest 
friends (practically sisters).  We're going to spend the day watching 
chick flicks and sipping on some sparkling Rosé and baking treats.

What are you doing for the long weekend?

I will also be listening to this on repeat.  
Take a listen, you'll be glad you did.
It's beautiful.

Happy weekend.  I'll be back on Wednesday


{photo from Oprah}

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Here we go...

I have been hinting for a while that J was about to enter a new job 
that had me baking and preparing.  Well, today I get to tell you a little more.
I try to keep my private life pretty private but this stage is one that I will let you in on.
J recently accepted a job as a firefighter and today is day 1 of academy.

The next four months are going to be really really difficult on him and us.  
I spent my weekend holding him close and being SO thankful for my guy
who chased what seemed to be an impossible dream and is oh-so-close 
to achieving it.  Just one more step away.  

With this being said my posting may be a little spotty 
while I get use to our new schedule and routine. 
Thank you in advance for your understanding xo

I can do all things through him who strengthens me.
Philippians 4:13

{photo by Love Song Photo}