Friday, February 26, 2016

News + Updates

Happy Friday! I wanted to drop in to share some recent news, updates and highlights happening around here.
The bird and I are officially home owners again and permanent residents of Austin. So happy to call this beauty home! Now that closing is almost complete, I thought it was safe to share the news. So excited to make some minor changes, move in our furniture and make it our home.

I am also finally working on a redesign for my blog, so you will see some much needed changes around here. Thanks to Atelier21 for all your hardwork!

We just booked flights and an Airbnb in Palm Springs for my birthday next month! It's been so long since I've been and I would love any of your suggestions, especially restaurants for a fun night out!

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Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Valentine's Day weekend

I hope you had a nice, long Valentine's Day weekend!

The bird and I were pretty mellow, but went on a beautiful hike along the Barton Springs greenbelt.
I picked out all the pink attire pieces I could find and the bird got in the spirit too!
Lululemon zip up (similar here & here) // Anthropologie vest (floral version here or similar & on sale here)

I also managed to whip up some Valentine's dessert, like I mentioned on Friday.
These dipped Oreos were delicious and the perfect treat after our hike.

Friday, February 12, 2016

3 Easy Valentine's Day Desserts

We don't have plans for Valentine's Day, but I have been wanting to make a yummy dessert to surprise the bird with.

Here are 3 easy, last minute ideas if you're wanting to do the same:

I love making candy bark and this ooey gooey salty and sweet popcorn mix sounds delish!

And in case you missed it, how gorgeous was this Whitney Port and Lulu & Georgia Galentine's Day collaboration featured on Glitter Guide?

What are your plans this weekend?

Happy Valentine's Day!

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Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Trip to Madrid: Hotel

I have been looking forward to recapping my Christmas and New Years trip to Spain and Portugal. It was an amazing trip that took us to Madrid, Porto and Lisbon.
Taken in Plaza Mayor, a festive square that was full of Christmas markets.

While the majority of our pictures were taken in Portugal, I wanted to share where we stayed in Madrid, Spain: Melia Fenix.
We spent 3 nights here, including Christmas Eve and Christmas. It was a gorgeous hotel, with all the amenities and had a prime location.

Recap of our trip to Portugal to come soon!

Friday, February 5, 2016

Valentines Day Gifts + Goodies

Valentine's Day is a perfect excuse to indulge in chocolate and all things pink. I pulled together some fun gift ideas and goodies to get in the loving, holiday spirit.

While the bird & I usually don't plan anything extravagant for Valentine's Day, I love the idea and meaning behind the day. It's a sweet reminder to embrace and celebrate us.

Oooo... and I love this fun, illustrated slideshow about relationship advice, from real people.

And lastly, can we talk about the new Ben & Jerry's non-dairy flavors! PB & Cookies. #yum

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Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Comeback Trend: Bootcut + Flare Jeans

I am embracing this trend comeback with open arms. I feel like the bootcut and flare fits have such a flattering silhouette.

Here are some great picks to get these jeans back into your closet!
one // two // three // four // five // six // seven // eight

Love the inspiration of dressing them up or down. They are very versatile, but to continue the elongation, I think they look best with a bit of a heel. Try pairing them with booties, wedges or heels.