Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Wedding in Telluride at Gorrano Ranch: All you Need is Love and Cake

The wedding itself was set with the backdrop of the mountains from the Coors Light ads. This photo doesn't even do it justice....

Doesn't this fire pit make you want to sit down and take a load off? I got so comfortable there while the bride was taking pictures, I didn't want to move! And how cute are these wedges? Get them here........

The wedding was located at Gorrano Ranch in the mountains of Telluride....the sunset was STUNNING!

This is one of the bars where they served any cocktail you wanted and offered yet another cozy retreat if you needed to take a break from dancing. It dates back to the 1800s and has the coolest vibe...

This wa such an amazing trip for one of my best friends weddings. It was in Telluride, Colorado and it was SPECTACULAR. There is so much to see and do and it was a great place to go with children. We took them bike riding, hiking, shopping and up the mountain to see beautiful waterfalls. I highly recommend driving to the base of Bridal Veil falls and then hiking around and up the mountain just a little to go see the old  mining tracks and cave. The kids loved it, and since we only hiked a little it wasn't to strenuous. Keep in mind my youngest isn't even two yet.
Such a great experience, I highly recommend a trip here!

Thursday, July 13, 2017

Best Ways to Style a Bookshelf

Levels: Put your absolute favorite things at eye level...I love this bear canister with golden crown and the quote about motherhood and both are right where I can see them. I must look at these two pieces a hundred times a day!

Elements: Don't be afraid to mix elements. Matchy matchy will look too contrived. Gold, silver, pewter black; it all goes together if you can bring it in somewhere else and have at least two of each color somewhere on your bookshelf. Just don't put two gold pieces right next to each other....

Proportion:Every shelf next to each other should have a different number of items on it. Odd numbers tend to look the nicest but if your shelves are small ones and twos can look nicely proportioned as well.

Anchoring: Books look great with a weight of some sort when laying flat or grouped in smaller numbers. When laying flat, I like to "anchor my books" with a cute plant or decorative object of a smaller scale....

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Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Life Lately

It's summer so we are busy as heck around here! I've basically given up tv so that i can blog or work on jewelry because theres no time during the day to do anything!  We've definitely had some fun though and have gotten our share of beach time.

And below is my summer outdoor table decor. My sons love the 4th of July flag so it will stay for a while. But I love my black and white table linens so much. You can get them HERE.

Summer is halfway through and this necklace is so perfect for the season so i have to get on it and finish it up...Tassles are the trend right now so I want to hurry up and get it on my website asap....

If you havent checked out my shop follow the link HERE.

Monday, July 10, 2017

Sneak Peak at Nordstrom Anniverseray Sale Pricing

I've put together a sneak peak at the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale. Just three days until the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale begins! Cant wait to get some amazing pieces that will go back to normal pricing once the sale is over. 

Unfortunately you cant get these until Thursday but once they are in stock, I believe these particular items will go fast! The discounts are pretty amazing so make sure you plan ahead and get the best bang for your buck.

Thursday, July 6, 2017

Top 9 Garden Party Essentials

Today I'm sharing my top 9 Garden Party Essentials.
Fourth of July is over but summer isnt even close to being over yet and there are so many reasons to throw a party!

First, start with any old table and casually drape any inexpensive floral fabric over it as shown in the top photo...Gorgeous right?!

Secondly you must serve on beautiful trays. I like these basic yet inexpensive ones from Sur La Table. From around 30$ and they are white so they go with everything. Score.

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 You cant have a garden party without an adroable hat....

Casually throw bohemian style pillows all over the place. I like bohemian because it kind of breaks up the whole floral scene a little and adds a special personal spin to the atmosphere...

Creat a signature cocktail, such as this amazingingly refreshing Prosecco Cooler...recipe in link below...
Source Recipe Here

I'd wear this dress, but any floral, lightweight or bohemian style dress will do.

Add a fun, girly statement necklace from my favorite designer on the planet...ahem, yours truly, LOL....

And finally, strutt your stuff in comfy stacked heels that will transition nicely into fall, and clutch on to this adorable straw purse....

These posts are so much fun to do, I really enjoy them! For me, any party where I'm with great friends and good food is more than enough but I cant help but love obsessing over little details that make it extra fun. Im hoping to do some more of my own entertaining this summer!

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Friday, June 30, 2017

Top Nine Summer Trend Tops That Make a Statement

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Above are the top 9 tops to wear with cute shorts or jeans on the 4th of July that are super festive and make SUCH a statement. The best part about them is if you wear one of these you, dont need much else to make you look put together and ready to paaaaaaaarrrrrtttty!!

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Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Is Starting Soon!

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The NORDTROM ANNIVERSARY SALE is just around the corner and I love shopping the pre-sale and scoping out what I want ahead of time to get the best bang for my buck! It is one of my favorite sales of the year and early access is starting July 13th! Woohoo! 

Above of are my picks for outdoor entertaining, some will be included in the sale but most items will be brand new for Fall 2017, but I'll be posting all sorts of great picks for the Nordstrom Anniverseray Sale 2017! 



Friday, June 23, 2017

The Most Coveted Top

Every closet should have one or two grounbreaking, of the moment pieces to pull out when you need a boost. This one shoulder A.L.C. top was an all out splurge for me, but it was my birthday and I fell so hard for it. Its pretty versatile as I've already worn it with a long black asymetrical skirt, white shorts and this grey washed denim in the photos above. 

Every birthday I feel like I need a re-vamping. Sometimes its as simple as a new outfit, but other times I feel like I need to re-focus on the most important things in my life. For me thats my family and my health, and sadly my health seems to take a back seat to everything else. 

This year, I'm going to do my best to eat clean, exercise, take more me time and even read. If I could find a way to make time for all these things, my 29th year is going to ROCK, lol! But for the time being, this super cute top is a good start to Project Re-Vamp. 

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Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Summer Home Inspiration

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Summer is such a great time of year to bring the outdoors in. I love small purchases that make me happy, or one big purchase that can change a whole room. This little popsicle tray mold not only looks cute but makes those old timey looking popsicles from my childhood. And these insulated wine glasses would be so amazing to take to the park or to the beach. 

We have a few little trips planned this summer but I always think of summer as a time to relax and enjoy my home and backyard. Schedules become more lax, the sun stays out longer, and it becomes more convenient to entertain. I'm hoping to do at least a few BBQs with friends and I'm planning on using this table runner on my reclaimed wood outdoor dining table.

This room was my inspiration for the above collage but I included a few more photos of my ideal summer spaces foryou guys to peruse. I feel like it is the ULTIMATE summer living room, and I could spend hours sipping coffee and reading here:



Enjoy your week! And if you like a lot of these items, wait for the Nordstrom anniversary sale in mid july for some added discounts! Go to Nordstrom here!

Saturday, June 10, 2017

One Casual Night Away

ONE Highstreet 52mm Round Brow Bar Sunglasses// TWO Soludos Tassel Slide Sandal// THREE  LemLem - Elsi Off-the-shoulder Striped Cotton-blend Gauze Mini Dress - Peach// FOUR AE Tomgirl Short// FIVE The Collins Leather Watch//SIX JCREWRuffled popover in blue//SEVEN JCREW Small flamingo straw pouch

Going away for one night? Escaping for a quick trip away from the 
kids?  Since it's only one night it shouldn't be stressful packing clothes. My husband and would like to try to get away when the grandparents come to visit. Since its only one night it would be amazingly restful and fun and the guilt for leaving is minimal because its only one night! Genius. 

Grab one easily packable, non-wrinkle kind of dress and wear it with super cute accessories that also match the day-of outfit of adorable blouse and shorts. 

We usually keep it casual, but if you plan to go to dinner, adding either a pair of heels to the dress or bringing a long black maxi that will go with any shoe or accessory is the solution to a nice dinner out.

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