Monday, September 29, 2014

Wedding Anniversary #2

Today is our second wedding anniversary!
We had a wonderful wedding and many fabulous adventures since then. I am one lucky lady to have this guy by my side.
Happy Wedding Anniversary to the bird! To many, many more. Xo

Wedding Photography: Vero Suh Photography | Wedding Venue: Barndiva | Pre-Wedding Location: Hotel Healdsburg | Styling + Floral Design: Lovely Little Details | Cake and Desserts: Sift Bakery | Paper Goods: Bride | Linens: La Tavola Fine Linen Rental | Music: Sprintronix | Photobooth: MagBooth | Wedding Dress: Lazaro via Bridal Galleria San Francisco | Bridesmaids’ Dresses: After Six by Dessy via Joielle | Hair + Makeup: Tasha Cohn & Noel

Friday, September 26, 2014

Fall Essentials: Booties + Loafers

I am still enjoying sandals after being in the rainy Dublin weather for two years. But fall is upon us and its almost time for shoe transition.

Loafers and booties are a few of my fall essentials this year. Looking forward to adding these to my wardrobe soon!
Kitty slipper loafer // Brown leather bootie // Leopard print loafer 
Black leather bootie // Beach leather bootie // Stitch slip-on loafer // Bee Happy slipper loafer

What are some of your fall favorites that I can add to my list?? :)

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Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Relish Culinary Adventure review

I brought my big girl camera to our cooking class last weekend and after putting the pictures on my computer, I decided Relish needed a full review.
 This class was so fun and all hands-on. And as a bonus, we sipped Rosé as we cooked!
Before we cooked our pizza, we learned how to make mozzarella and burrata cheese. We put some aside for the pizzas and the rest onto plates with heirloom tomatoes, pancetta and aged balsamic for appetizers and side plates.
Here's a fun action shot of my brothers flipping their dough:
Such a fun night out with the family and a fabulous way to celebrate my mom's birthday!

Monday, September 22, 2014

Weekend + Home Furniture/Decor Shopping

Our weekend was pretty jammed pack. We had a blast celebration my mom's birthday this weekend.
Delicious cupcakes from Sift Dessert Bar.

On Friday evening, we took a Mozzarella, Burrata and Pizza making class at Relish.
Such a fun thing to do. If you're ever in Healdsburg, look this place up. They offer lots of fun classes.

We've also been on a major hunt for some furniture pieces since we move in... this week! Yay!

I have searched high and low at all the well known furniture stores, but I have to say, I have had most of my luck online. Here's a round up of my favorites:

My favorites for home decor are TJ Maxx/Home Goods and West Elm.

Side note, these are not affiliate links. Just a healthy round up of sites for those looking for furniture or home decor as well.

Do you have any others I can peruse and add to my daily search list?

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Friday, September 19, 2014

Unexpected finds at Target

Target is one of the stores I really missed when I was living in Dublin. I love their fun home decor pieces and (most) of their collaborations. I have to say, Altuzarra was a miss for me. But most of the time, I usually walk out of that store with more items than planned.

Here are some fun home decor picks I've spotted recently:
Sunburst mirror // Sand filled hourglass // Metal beverage tub // Glass canisters
French bulldog cookie jar // Copper salt + pepper set // Accent table // Faux fur pillow

We are celebrating my mom's birthday tonight and are officially counting down the days until we can move into our house... next week!

Hope you have a great weekend! Happy Friday!

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Monday, September 15, 2014

The Weekend Edit

Happy Monday! I can't believe its already mid-September. This year is going by a little too fast!

Here's what my world has been all about lately- pretty sunsets, more biking and getting back into the grind.
We are currently staying at my parent's house, until we can move into ours. You can't beat the view from their place. Unbelievable!

Barre is going well. I still feel like a mess in class... but I think I'm improving.

I was lucky enough to receive an advanced copy of Jennifer Scott's new book, At Home with Madame Chic.
Here is my review of her first book, Lessons from Madame Chic. I love her and her books are soooo good! I will definitely be doing a review on this one too!

And a couple more random shots from the weekend.
Acre Coffee Shop, so lovely // More biking, I love it! // Mateo's Restaurant, One of our local favs

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Friday, September 12, 2014

Fall Favorites

It's sad to see the summer go, but I am so happy we came back from Ireland in time for some gorgeous Cali weather. We were craving it after 2 years of rainy and windy weather... that and Mexican food. :)

But it's definitely beginning to look like fall around here... so I thought I would share some of my favorite fall finds.
Rucksack bag // Lace top // Plaid camisole // Fleece hat // Gray booties // Flannel button down

I am a big fan of this flowy lace top and a good plaid print always works perfectly with fall for me.


Monday, September 8, 2014

Weekend snippets

Hope you enjoyed your weekend!
Dinner at Bravas

We've been busy over here trying to get settled in. We moved into our 2nd temporary place before we can officially move into our house. I will be sooo over moving by the time we get into our house!

On a happier note... 1) I am loving my job, 2) We got new bikes, and 3) It is our anniversary month! Yay for 2 years.
The bird also surprised me with some pretty flowers to end the week. He's such a keeper!
Have a great week!

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Friday, September 5, 2014

Five Friday Favs

Yay for Friday!

Here are five fabulous things to kick off the weekend:
1 | My favorite fall lookbook this year is from Banana Republic. Love this look!
2 | Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Bites for the win!
3 | This is such a beautiful quote. Found on Victoria McGinley's blog.
4 | How cute is this pegboard diy?!
5 | Love the anniversary issue of Rue, recognizing 7 new, up and coming designers.

Hope you have some fun weekend plans ahead. We are headed to a BBQ birthday party and hopefully doing a little furniture shopping for our home! yay!

Monday, September 1, 2014

Labor Day sales!

Hope you're having a fabulous long weekend!

I wanted to round up some of my favorite picks from all the Labor Day sales happening.

 Chambray top // Marc Jacobs sunglasses // Flared skirt // Leather tote // Canvas Espadrilles // Pajama set // Distressed boyfriend jeans // Crest hat // Greek style sandals // Jewelry case // Chevron belt

Here's a recap of some of the fabulous shop sales, ending today:
J. Crew Extra 40% off sale items, code WEEKEND
Anthropologie Extra 20% off sale items
Gap 40% off with the code DAY
Athleta Extra 20% off sale items, code EXTRA20
Tory Burch Up to 30% off, code LABORDAY14
Shopbop New markdowns and free 3-day shipping

Happy Labor Day & shopping!