Friday, April 24, 2015

Cheers to the Weekend

This week was great minus the fact that I got a nasty 
cold that kept me on the couch for about 50% of it.  Yuck.

This weekend is J's birthday and I am so excited to feel better 
so I can spoil him.  His family is coming up tomorrow and we are 
going out to Indian food and I'm making him a chocolate stout cake.  
If it turns out I'll do a post soon.

I hope you all had a wonderful week.
Cheers to the weekend!


{photo by me} 

Monday, April 20, 2015

Lilly Pulitzer for Target

I am loving the new Lilly Pulitzer collection for Target. 
It was released yesterday and I want to buy it all.

Below are some of my favorite picks from their new collection.
You can see more here.

**update: all of the items I wanted... sold out before 7:30am! ugh.

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Flower School: Angelique Tulip

Angelique tulips are the perfect peony alternative!  
In a bouquet or arrangement they look so similar 
and they are much less expensive!  They are fragrant 
and fluffy just like peonies.

I've seen them come in soft pink and salmon pink.  
And they are just as pretty in real life!

You can learn more about them here & here.

Monday, April 13, 2015

Spring Sandals

I always have a hard time finding shoes that I want for spring and summer.  
I literally wore out one pair of sandals because I wore them 
everyday for two springs/summers in a row.  Our trip to Italy really did them in.  

After I threw them away I started the hunt for the next pair... 
and I found several pairs.  The ones above I bought in tan for 
a wedding and they are so cute and comfortable.  

Below are my other picks for this spring. 

1. Nine West

2. Sperry

'June' Leather Ankle Strap Sanda

3. Coconuts by Matisse 

4. Steve Madden

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Little Things

Today, I came across this poem and it really resonated with me.  
Life is so full (not bad... just really full) right now 
for J and I. Sometimes I find myself so wrapped up in the 
big stresses that I don't pay attention to the little things in life.  

When I was about to graduate from college I had no clue 
what I was going to do next.  However, instead of worrying
I started running, and on my daily runs I would thank God for 
everything that moved me in that moment (or distracted me from 
being out of shape).  I found that instead of worrying over 
the big things I was focused positively on the little things.  
This poem is a beautiful reminder of just that.

{ photo found on ohsuzeq & poem found on La Bonne Vie }