Wednesday, October 29, 2014

what i wore

it's wednesday already! i'm linking up with the pleated poppy to show what i wore this week...


taking sadie to ballet
tunic and leggings-chimes
flips-tory burch
earrings-nickel & suede


meeting night
dress & shoes-target
sadie is in matilda jane


 heading to work
top-altard state
pants-express by way of marshall's
booties-target (i wear these all the time! love the taupe/gray that goes with everything!)


 family anniversary dinner
blouse-loft
jeans-loft modern skinnies (new darker wash)
flats-steve madden via piperlime


 out to brunch
sadie looked too cute, i had to include this!
dress-shrimp and grits
bennys-matilda jane
shoes-michael kors at marshall's
headband-jameson monroe


 tunic-gift from my sister
leggings-hue from nordstrom
flats-nine west


day doing laundry & organizing
shirt-academy
leggings-heb (not only can i buy eggs and milk at my grocery store, but i can pick out some workout wear while i'm there ;) seriously these are the best leggings!

there you go, happy wednesday!

Monday, October 27, 2014

weekend wrap-up!

hi! hope you had a great weekend :) ours was super fun and busy...

friday we started the morning in the ministry and had to take a pic by this gorgeous morning glory vine, the blooms were huge and such a beautiful blue.  sadie went over to mom's house in the afternoon while i cleaned the house, wrapped presents, and went for a short run.
sadie was SO ready to open presents, but first we had our special dinner to eat
 she even got a "real" plate and wine glass to drink out of (with water in it of course ;)
 spaghetti is like the perfect comfort meal to me (and we all love it) so i made spaghetti, caesar salad & garlic breadsticks for dinner
 our little fall table setting..i didn't get a good picture of the wine i insisted mike open for us to drink (can you say wine hoarder?! ;) but it was a 2007 opus one and it was DELISH!
 girlfriend was ready for the gifts!
 she's been wanting this madeline board game & was thrilled to get it! she also got a frozen tiara and bracelet, elsa's scepter, a fluffy robe, a new purse, the american girl doll of the year isabelle, and some new pjs for she and her bitty baby lucy! 
 we've been working on being appreciative, so she was giving mike a big smooch to tell him thank you
 this gift to me was from mike and sadie, they got me my favorite volcano candle, a beautiful turquoise and silver necklace, and this adorable spoon rest i had seen at spice last week and loved! so sweet!
 mike got me this gorgeous custom monogrammed louis vuitton...LOVE IT!!
 sadie took a pic of daddy & i
 and here's mike walking into his office and seeing his gift
 a wine refrigerator
 a bottle of chateau montelana cab and money to buy clothes (not more wine ;)
 and sadie's gift to us..she made me a new tea cup at praktically pikasso, cards for mike and i, a lion art project, and a picture of the 3 of us when she was a month old. she made this months ago with nana and hid it under her bed all this time. we loved it and love her so much!!
 saturday night was our big family dinner and i didn't take any pictures of the beautiful dinner or centerpieces but mom and the other girls in our family made turkey and dressing and all the sides, with italian cream cake and chocolate cake for dessert. yum! and the centerpieces were pumpkins and owls and beautiful fall-ish flowers. such a special night!

here we are opening (more) gifts!


  and a couple of family pictures

 sadie in her new rapunzel dress with zizi and mimi

yesterday morning, we went to brunch at the club and it was AMAZING! waffles, omelets, bread pudding, biscuits, bacon....oh my word so good.

then we had our meeting in the afternoon and finished a great weekend making s'mores in the outdoor fireplace with sean, anita, and austin.  sadie asked me this morning "how long til our next anniversary?" haha!

happy monday :)

Thursday, October 23, 2014

friday favorites {i love fall!}

it's friday!! and i'm linking up with andrea & erika for friday favorites!

even though this is my {fall-ish} friday favorites, i just have to say that these downy unstoppables have changed my world when it comes to laundry! they smell heavenly and make me happy each time i start a load to wash, which is a very good thing.

i've been burning this autumn harvest candle from target for weeks now and it just smells like fall! at $10 this is such a steal, especially because it smells exactly like williams-sonoma's spiced chestnut candle.


just picked up this body wash from b&b works this week--i wasn't sure how i would feel about smelling like pumpkin (i'd rather be eating it ;) but i LOVE this one!

these toms are going to be worn SO much this fall and winter..and with everything because leopard print is totally a neutral right?!


and lastly one of my favorite pictures with my FAVORITE guy...we are celebrating our 12th anniversary this weekend! our little family dinner & gifts tomorrow night, big family dinner on saturday, and anniversary brunch on sunday (the actual date ;)
happy weekend!

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

what i wore

i'm linking up with the pleated poppy today for what i wore wednesday...where we get out of our yoga pants and put real clothes on ;)


this day i was taking sadie to ballet
top/dress-loft
jeans-loft..favorite jeans ever (distressed modern skinny)
leopard flats-steve madden

 running errands and out to dinner
sweater-anthropologie
tank-target
pants-matilda jane
silver flats-nine west (i think?)


okay so i didn't make it out of workout wear this day! haha! this was going to the grocery store..
workout top-old navy clearance
leggings-target


taking s to ballet again
blouse-anthropologie
tank-target
jeans-loft
flats-steve madden

lunch and hair cuts for both of us
top-gap outlet
jeans-loft (modern skinny dark wash)
red flats-target
sadie's outfit is from an online boutique!


fall picnic at the arboretum
honey hush baseball tee-junk gypsy
tank-target
jeans-loft
cheetah booties-toms


sunday meeting
dress-francesca's
booties-target
sadie belle's dress is from gap!


pre-school and lunch
blouse-loft
tank-target
jeans-loft
nude flats-nine west
so there you have it! it seems that i live in loft jeans this time of year!

have a great wednesday :)

Sunday, October 19, 2014

weekend recap

hi hello! we had a fun & busy weekend..i started off the weekend hosting a thirty-one party on friday night. my friend jennifer, has just become a thirty-one consultant so this was her first party.  we had lasagna, pizza, caesar salad, breadsticks, cupcakes, and wine spritzer. YUM! and i didn't take one picture the whole night. :( the bags and prints for fall are super cute, i can't wait to get mine! check out thirty-one here.

saturday morning, we went in the ministry for a little while, then came home and relaxed. sadie rode in her barbie jeep while mike heated up some lasagna for us for lunch. isn't lasagna SO much better the second day?! i took a quick nap while mike watched football and sadie "rested" (played dress up in her room). then sadie went to nana's house to spend the evening with them, while mike and i got ready for our date night/anniversary dinner. before heading to dinner, i stopped by ulta to pick up a few things i've been needing like kenra hot spray, my favorite pureology shampoo, eyeliner, and i picked up an opi polish called malaga wine-so pretty & fallish!

speaking of nail polish..before we left i painted my nails opi's you don't know jacques..love this color!
we had a few minutes, so we browsed through the shops in spice downtown, then we were off to diamondback's for dinner. here's my white russian cocktail..
 my food was delish! a steak and the most amazing macaroni and cheese

 it is SO completely dark in the restaurant so here are our attempts at a picture!! 
 haha! hello flash! 
 and...i have a flash of light running through the center of my head! ha!
so after our dinner, we tossed around the idea of a movie or dessert at the country club and just decided heb truffles and a redbox movie it was! #we'reoldandtired
but it really was a wonderful *12th* anniversary dinner. love you honey!
 at breakfast on sunday morning with our favorite little 4 year old. on the menu was pumpkin toast, bacon (of course ;) and a strawberry banana smoothie.
 then it was time to plan my week! is it crazy how happy a blank week in my planner and my colored pens make me?!


and here's the finished week. it's going to be good & busy!


susanne and i had a text convo about hair and i showed her this pic of how i would like to fix my hair while i'm growing it out. but somehow my real hair never turns out as cute as my pinterest pics!


we went to our meeting sunday afternoon, then picked up take out from mama fu's on the way home.  sadie was in bed early & so were we! 

happy monday to you :)