Monday, February 29, 2016

Major Joie Sale!!!

Whoop whoop!!! Heads up y'all Joie is on Rue La La today, and the prices are marked WAY down! 

Below are just a few of the ones I am loving! You can check all them out here

This and that

Hello Monday!  Oh, how I wish you didn't come around so quick!!!  It was another beautiful, warm weekend around here and we spent a lot of time outside soaking up the sunshine! 

// Saturday, we celebrated one of our dear friends who turned the big 30!!! Allie's husband, Justin, surprised her and booked a fun sunset cruise!  I had no idea how big these ships actually were, so I was shocked when I saw how many people were boarding with us!  There were about 30 of us in her group, and they sat us all at the back of the ship for dinner, which was really nice and felt somewhat private.  I had a window seat, so it was nice to look out at the beautiful water and all the lights at night!  We ended the night at Prohibition, and needless to say, Sunday morning rolled around way too early ;) 

What I wore - I was so happy to see that this dress was re-stocked.  I've had it for a while now and it's still one of my favorites. 

// Sunday, we had a nice, lazy morning at the house.  It was actually quite warm outside so we let the kids put on their swimsuits and toss some water balloons.  I am not sure what it is about water balloons, but Carson and Taylor are both obsessed.  Todd said he must have made over 100 balloons, and they were still asking for more.  Hey, sometimes it's the simple things right?!

On Sunday afternoon we had the barre blast fundraiser for JDRF and team Noah!!  So proud of my girl Kelly, as she pulled off an amazing event and had the barre room packed!!  We even had quite a few husbands there, and I think they were all a little shocked at how tough the barre class actually was! 

Needless to say, when we got back home, Todd and I were both ready to crash!  I couldn't even keep my eyes open to make it through the Oscar's...ha!  And I know I usually don't post on the weekends, but I did an outfit post yesterday here.  I didn't want y'all to miss out on this fabulous fringe sweater that was just reduced!  And today, Loft is offering 29% off of EVERYTHING!! 

Here are a few of my favorites from their new spring line! 

Sunday, February 28, 2016

What I am wearing...... Fringe sweater

Happy Sunday y'all! I hope everyone had a great weekend, I'll be back in the morning to share a peek into ours, but for now I wanted to share with you guys a recent outfit and this fringe sweater that's on major sale!! 

Not only is this sweater adorable but it's super super soft too!! And at $20, I know it won't last much longer! 

Outfit Details 

Photos by Kim Graham 

Friday, February 26, 2016

5 on Friday.....

Happy Friday y'all, and cheers to the weekend! 

ONE // 

Taylor is such an independent child.  She can sit and entertain herself for hours.  After pre-school, I always get her a snack and some milk, and afterwards, she immediately runs upstairs to play with her 'puppies'.  She has her Puppies in my Pocket, Chubby Puppies, and these Plush puppies, and she seriously plays with each of these every single day.  So, the other day while I was prepping dinner, she brought her puppies downstairs and as she was playing veterinarian.  For once, I actually had my big camera out, so I snapped a few pictures.  While looking through these the other day, I could not believe what a beautiful big girl she has become.

TWO // 
This week, Natalie and I decided to meet up and take our little men on a double date to see their first Cirque du Soleil show!  We saw Toruk- The First Flight, and y'all, the show was unbelievable. Carson was mesmerized the entire time, and I must admit, so was I.  Here are a few pictures I snapped during the show.  I could not believe how real everything looked!

It was such a fun, special night with my little guy. 

 We made a few more house decisions this week and I am getting so stinking excited!!  The thought of having to wait at least another 8 months is killing me, but I know in the end, it will be worth the wait!  I haven't decided exactly where it may go, but I know I want to use a barn door in place of a regular door.  Right now, I'm thinking the laundry/mudroom, but at the same time, I also think it would be fun as my office door! Any thoughts or opinions on this?  If so, I would love to hear! 

FOUR // 
 I can already tell I am going to be sporting tons of the off the shoulder look just just like last year! The two dresses below are both super lightweight and super soft! 

Tunic Dress // Pumps // Earrings (only $12) 

FIVE // 
And last, I'll leave you with this hysterical, but true e-card!!  

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

New Kitchen Plans.....what I am scheming and dreaming of

Out of all the rooms we get to lay out and design, without a doubt, our new kitchen is what I'm most excited about!  Even though I am no gourmet cook, I can't wait to get in there and fix meals for our family and friends.  Not to mention, it's the heart of the home, and no matter what, it's usually where everyone gathers.  So an open space, with a large island flowing into our family room, is what we have always dreamed of and I can't wait for it all to come together!  For now, I'm keeping my fingers crossed hoping that the city will move fast and approve our plans so we can break ground soon :) 

In the meantime, here are a few kitchens that I love and plan to use as my inspiration! 

And PS - Thank y'all so much for the sweet comments about my hair yesterday.  You guys sure know how to make a girl feel good :) 

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Embroidered Mini Dress....

Getting teased with a little summer weather here lately, I couldn't help myself when I saw this dress.  I love the fact that it's fully lined, yet, lightweight and breathable. 

 And the little pom pom overlay sleeves are my favorite detail for sure!  Well, that and the fact that it's under $100...ha! 

New favorite clutch and ring haven't left my side or finger in weeks :) 

(For sizing reference this dress runs pretty tts, but if you are between sizes I would size down)

Outfit Details 
Dress // Pumps // Bracelet // Ring  // Clutch c/o  
// Earrings // Sunglasses (now $12)

You can shop more of my favorite embroidered looks below.

Photos by Kim Graham 

Monday, February 22, 2016

This and That + Giveaway winner!

I hope you all had a great weekend!  The weather here was unbelievable!  On Saturday and Sunday it was sunny and in the 70's so we made sure to spend plenty of time outdoors! 

Saturday afternoon we had a first birthday party to attend.  My girlfriend Allie knocked it out of the park with an adorable "bear" themed party!  I can't wait to share more pictures when I get my hands on them, but for now, how adorable is this little one year old face! 

// On Saturday night we met up with a bunch of our friends and celebrated another birthday boy, or shall I say birthday man, as this was not a kids party...ha!  It was such a fun night and it was so cool to have the restaurant to ourselves!  If you locals have never tried R Kitchen, I highly recommend you try it out!  It's such a delicious and unique experience! 

// On Sunday we spent most of the day outside, because it was just too beautiful to be indoors!  We rode our bikes all around the neighborhood, and we even discovered some gorgeous new trails through the wetlands. 

And we ended the perfect weekend with hotdogs on the grill and s'mores on the fire!

// And last, here are a few recent outfits that a few of you asked about on my Instagram :) 

Dress (runs large size down) // Earrings // Pumps 

Blouse 50% off (runs large size down) // Jeans (run small size up one size) // Pumps 

Dress (tts) // Pumps // Earrings 

Depending on your size you can snag this dress for as low as 70% off right now!! 

Blouse (tts) // Jeans (run big size down)

// And last the Clinique Smart giveaway winner is Number 2 Carolyn! Carolyn please email me at today with your shipping address and I'll get your goodies in the mail today!