Friday, December 25, 2015

Merry Christmas!

Wishing you and yours the Merriest Christmas!
May your Christmas be filled with scents of evergreen and lots of sweet treats.

Have a wonderful holiday weekend! Xo

Monday, December 21, 2015

Life Lately

Our world has been a whirlwind. My apologies for the radio silence.
We are excited to say that we have decided to stay in Austin for the foreseeable future.  That being said, we put our house on the market and are currently in escrow. Fingers crossed!
It was bittersweet flying back last week and packing up our first home.

While we were home, we had a family dinner to celebrate Christmas early.
It was so nice to be with family and I loved putting our table together.

Last week I also planned the bird's work holiday party. We hosted it at Tellers, complete with catered texmex, a live band and homemade desserts.
In other news, the bird and I are off to Spain and Portugal on Wednesday! So excited to celebrate Christmas and New Years abroad this year. We're headed to Madrid, Porto and Lisbon. If you have any recommendations, we'd love to hear them!

Happy Christmas week!

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Friday, December 4, 2015

Wishlist: For Her

I wanted to join the party and put together a pretty wishlist of some of my favorite things:

I actually have this watch and LOVE it! Definitely add it to your wishlist! This laptop case and coffee set are so chic and I love the shimmer of these Tieks.

Happy Shopping and Happy Friday!

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Monday, November 30, 2015

Cyber Monday sales

I hope you had a great Thanksgiving weekend! Now it's time for some holiday shopping.
Here's a list of fantastic sales around the web today for Cyber Monday:

ALO Yoga: 30% off, code AYB30

Anthropologie: 25% off, code XTRAGOOD

Athleta: 20% off, code WORKIT

Goodnight Macaroon: 50% off, code BLACKFRIDAY2015

Madewell: 25% off, SHOPATWORK

J.Crew: 30% off, code MONDAY

Joie: 25% off, code THANKS

Lulu & Georgia: Up to 30% off, code GIVEME30

Rebecca Taylor: 30% off, code CYBER30

Shopbop: Up to 25% off, code GOBIG15

Vince: 25% off, code WRAPUP25

Waiting on Martha: 20% off, code SHOPSMALL

West Elm: Up to 25% off, code SURPRISE

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Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Thanksgiving Pieces

We are so lucky to have my parents coming to Austin to celebrate Thanksgiving with us!
one // two // three

Love this festive inspiration for a cozy look, a pre/post-dining cheese board and a beautiful tablescape. 

Since we're in corporate housing, we opted to go out this year. We'll be dining at The Driskill and if you're ever in town, definitely put this place on your list. It's delicious for breakfast and after work drinks too!

I hope you have a fabulous long weekend and Thanksgiving celebration.

Thursday, November 19, 2015

Nordstrom Gift Card giveaway!

For the next week, I am teaming up with Pamela from Sequins & Sea Breezes to give away a $325 Nordstrom gift card in celebration of her 2 year blogiversary!

This giveaway is just in time for the holidays, so you have the chance to give yourself (or someone else) a little treat! The more ways you enter, the better your chances are!
Hosted By:

The Gorgeous Co-hosts:
MakeupHER | Christina Lea Loves | The Wandering Weekenders | Medicine & Manicures | Meet @ The Barre

The giveaway ends on Friday, November 27th, at midnight and the winner will be announced on Monday, November 30th. Good luck and be sure to check out all of these fabulous blogs!

$325 Nordstrom Gift Card Giveaway

Friday, November 13, 2015

Thanksgiving Tablescape

When I saw this Thanksgiving table, I instantly fell in love. The details, colors and organic accents make it so beautiful.
Here are some pretty pieces to recreate the look:

Seen on My Domaine, original post at Griffanie.

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Friday, November 6, 2015

Calligraphy Class

Last week I took my first calligraphy class here in Austin. Lauren, from Blue Eye Brown Eye, is a doll and so talented!
We learned how to hold the pointed pen, as well as practiced the basic strokes, letter forms and connections. She also gave us a ton of information on what and where to buy materials, paper and ink.
Here's a list of her future classes in case you're interested.

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Monday, November 2, 2015

Weekend Recap

Happy November! I hope you had a good Halloween weekend and enjoyed the bonus hour yesterday.

Here are some of our Austin Adventures from the weekend:
Austin's iconic postcard mural
S 1st Street & Annie Street
(The most ridiculous and delicious donut truck around!)

We even managed to pull together some diy costumes for a fun date night.
They look strikingly similar to last year... Cat Burglar. (Same costume, different city = safe, right?)

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Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Fall List

I am officially surrendering to fall and embracing all the plaid, cozy sweaters and Halloween candy.

I could never get on board with the pumpkin hype and lattes. Instead, I embrace fall with dark polishes, plaid button downs and my favorite rain boots.

A major storm came through Austin last weekend, thanks to Hurricane Patricia. It was nearly 48 hours of non-stop rain. As much as I love the rain, we had a weekend indoors watching movies and binge watch The Leftovers. (So good!)

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Shopbop Sale picks!

I wanted to share my favorites of the Shopbop Sale.

Since there are wayyy too many fun things to pick from, I took my inspiration from these fabulous neutrals:
one // two (unknown) // three // four

Loving black and white neutrals for transitioning into fall. Here are some of my favorites from Shopbop.

That striped dress and that jumpsuit are so versatile! I also love the structure of the cross body bag. And grey booties have been on my wishlist; love the detailing on these. And everything is 25% off with the code inthefam25!

Sorry for my long hiatus! We're back from visiting home for two weeks and attending a couple weddings. Can't wait to finally settle into Austin!

Friday, September 25, 2015

New Trend: Iron + Wire

I am loving this new trend of geometric iron and wire. These would be great to use as accent pieces for a touch of modern.

I am dying to get my hands on a couple of chairs like these to use as the end chairs at our dining room table.

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Monday, September 21, 2015

Adventures in Austin

We are finally feeling settled into our new digs in Austin.
We moved out of the short term hotel stay and into our apartment. It's so nice to unpack! Our place is in amazing proximity of great restaurants, a running trail on the water and the Whole Foods flagship store.
Juice Austin // Hey Cupcake // Bar 96 // Cafe 1886 (amazing pastries and brunch)

We love Austin. There is so much to do, see and eat! Definitely more adventures and explorations around Austin to come.

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Monday, September 7, 2015

News to share

I hope you are having a nice, long weekend!

I wanted to share some exciting news with you... We will be moving to Austin, Texas!
It is finally official and I am excited to say we are moving there... this week!

So... I need all of the suggestions, recommendations and blogger friends you have!

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Friday, September 4, 2015

Fall Inspiration: Burgundy + Olive

I am loving these two colors for fall and need to get a couple pieces in these colors to incorporate into my fall wardrobe.

I love the versatility of these dresses. And I am always down for a scarf, fall or not. 

Hope you have a fabulous, long weekend planned! Happy Labor Day. 

PS... I have FUN news to share on Monday!

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Friday, August 28, 2015

Links of the Week

Happy Friday! I am rounding up some of my favorite recent links around the web.
one // New Emojis! Bacon, Bubbles, Bumps... and so many more good ones! Seen on Brit & Co.

two // Gourmet Iced coffee recipe.

three // DIY pencil pouches just in time for back-to-school.

four // 30 Kitchen Hacks every adult should know.

five // Have you seen the 2 Kinds of People Tumblr page? So fun and I love the graphics.

I am currently in Idaho and kicking off the weekend festivities for my best friend's wedding! I'm so honored to stand by her side tomorrow, but beyond nervous for my MOH speech! Eek! Any last minute tips?

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Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Fall Overalls Look

I am such a big fan of overalls. I wore them the first go around in the 90s and can't stop lusting over them now.

I love the skinny look and how they can be dressed up or down. And give me all the distressing!

Here are some of my favorite overall looks around the web:
one // two // three // four

Monday, August 17, 2015

Weekend in Vegas

Today is our last day in Vegas celebrating my brother's 21st birthday & his departure to Spain for a semester abroad.
And you will find us poolside at the Wynn allll dayyyy since it's been about 110 degrees! 

Friday, August 14, 2015

Workout Gear Favorites

I recently started running again. My hope is to run another 1/2 marathon in October. I did my first 1/2 in Chicago a couple years ago and am eager complete another. We'll see how the next couple months go. :)

New workout gear definitely keeps me motivated, and at the least, makes me look the part!

The bird and I are headed to Las Vegas for the weekend with my family to celebrate my brother's birthday. Can't wait!

Have a great weekend!

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Monday, August 10, 2015

Recent Recap

I've missed out on posting on Mondays lately. But I'm excited to unload some fun pics and get this week off to a good start!
Friday's look + homemade iced coffee with almond milk
Tassel necklace // Joie sandals // Rag & Bone tee (old, similar & on sale)
First time Stand up Paddleboarding
One of my favorite local coffee shops
Saturday afternoon sips at Bravas in Healdsburg

Hope you had a great weekend!

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