November 25, 2014

Pacific Northwest Trip in Photos: Part 1

It's been 3 weeks since we ventured into the Pacific Northwest, and I am already missing that delicious pine scented mountain air.

Our trip to Spokane, Washington and Couer d'Alene, Idaho couldn't possibly have been more fun and I'm reliving our adventures through looking at these photos.


The Thursday we left, we both worked the whole day, so we didn't get into Spokane until late. We checked into the historic, gorgeous Davenport Hotel, nestled into bed with our belated dinner, and indulged in a Scandal marathon.

The next morning was Halloween, and we admired the pumpkin carving contest in the lobby. They were so incredibly intricate!





After breakfast, we did some shopping at some cute stores on Lincoln Street (kiddo store - French Toast - so cute!) before heading to the Riverfront Park area. We had WAY too much fun sliding down the Radio Flyer wagon slide and seeing how beautiful Spokane is in the fall.



Before heading East to gorgeous check-in at the gorgeous Couer d'Alene Resort, we happened to stumble along Atticus Coffee & Gifts - the most charming little store and chill place to grab a cup of joe. The barista was so friendly and talented - she capped of my pumpkin latte with skull latte art in lieu of the holiday!

We finally hit the road sipping coffee and listening to my favorite folky hipster music. The mountains were misty and the scenery was gorgeous. While in the lobby checking in we noticed that the main street in town was full of tricker treaters, We headed that way, and once we realized that all of the businesses and restaurants pass out candy, we grabbed a window seat at a cute little bar and sipped seasonal brews while watching the adorable kiddos pass by in their costumes.



The next morning we woke up early and my hubby ordered us a rose petal breakfast in bed for 2, complete with huckleberry mimosas. Lawd have mercy!

For some reason, after downing big fluffy pancakes, we thought it would be a good idea to go hike Tubbs Hill. Thanks to the recommendation of my blogger friends, Samantha, who is local to the CDA area, we had a great time, only got lost 3 times, and caught some gorgeous views of the lake.





Don't worry, I'm already looking at airline tickets to go back... ;)

Stay tuned, I have lots more photos and fun stories to share, and then you can get a hankering to travel the Pac Northwest too!


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November 23, 2014

Mingle Monday Blog Link-Up

Oh man, what a fantastic long weekend!

Wednesday was my birthday and we sure made quite the long weekend of celebrating. We went to the family cabin, did a lot of relaxing, watched an unreal amount of Christmas movies, celebrated Thanksgiving with one side of the fam, and caught up with longtime friends. So amazing.

How was your weekend? Did you do anything super fun?
Well thanks for dropping by today to link-up and so some blogger networking. I am excited for you to find blogs that inspire you and meet some great new people. Thanks so much for being here!

In the last few weeks, I feel like I've neglected my sweet little blog to a certain extent in order to be spontaneous, focus on new endeavors (exciting news coming this week!), and enjoy time to celebrate life. 

This week I am back with a fury and hope that with renewed inspiration, I am ready to share some fun posts with you!! Spoiler Alert: stay tuned for an awesome giveaway tomorrow!!

   

HOW TO MINGLE

 ** Only 3 easy rules - that's all I ask! **


1) Link-up your blog below.

2) You must share a link to Mingle Monday on your post or the Mingle Monday photo.
 
3) Answer the weekly question in the comments section below and have FUN!
 
** Are you a Black Friday shopper? If so, what's on your list? **




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Wishing you and your a wonderful thanksgiving week!

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November 21, 2014

Have an Adventurous Weekend!



Happy Friday, friends!
I took off early so I could grab my bearded man and venture west.

It's the cabin life for us! Last night we had dinner at our Carolyn's Essenhaus, caught an incredible sunset from the deck overlooking the pond, saw a family of deer at dusk, and played with a wild black kitty that I'm secretly planning on bringing home with us (don't tell Adam...).

Heading in to the nearest town to grab our favorite Mexican food for lunch and see an early showing of the 3rd installment of The Hunger Games. Isn't my phone blogging award-winning?! ;)

What are you up to?
Have an adventurous weekend, you wild things!

November 17, 2014

Mingle Monday Blog Link-Up!

Welcome back to the work week!
I figured we could sweeten up the manic Monday by doing a little blog networking. I have some great posts scheduled this week that didn't happen last week (let's face it, life just kind of happens...) and I am really looking forward to sharing!

I hope you will take 15-30 seconds today to spread some Mingle Monday love! Any effort is appreciated, even a quick Twitter shout out or tiny mention in your blog post. The smallest effort means more to me than you will ever know!

In the next few days (because last week was an epic blog fail)...

+ vacation recap in photos - finally!
+ my latest workout playlist

...and more!

   

HOW TO MINGLE

 ** Only 3 easy rules - that's all I ask! **


1) Link-up your blog below.

2) You must share a link to Mingle Monday on your post or the Mingle Monday photo.
 
3) Answer the weekly question in the comments section below and have FUN!
 
** What is on your DIY project wishlist? **


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I have a feeling it's going to be a great week.
After all, my bday is Wednesday, so it can't be that bad, right?! ;)

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November 11, 2014

7 Things on My Birthday Wishlist

Happy Veterans Day!
I want to first take a moment to say a big and very special thank to all of you who have served so bravely. Your courage is so inspiring and I greatly appreciate the many things you sacrifice for our freedom.

 Thanking and honoring our beloved vets is just another reason why the month of November is the very best birth month. ;) And speaking of birthdays, my 28th is coming up a week from tomorrow. I've had lots of raised eyebrows and questions about what would be on my birthday wish list, so I thought I would help my family out by making this extra easy (**wink wink, hubby**).

 These few things are things that I already love or have had my eye on for quite awhile. I always have an on-going "Wishlist" board on Pinterest, because I have a habit of forgetting! :)
Do any of these items make your birthday or holiday list?


 1) Crate & Barrel // Pottery Barn - Christmas Decor + Gift Cards

 I know, I know... I hear it every year { Mom! }, "Why on earth is there Christmas stuff on your bday list?" Well, quite simply? I have a complete obsession with Christmas, and there is absolutely nothing I would like better than cute decor to make our house feel more magical and cozier.

I'm in love with anything rustic, modern, and chic (hello sparkles!), so I am eye balling a few things. I want our home to feel like a cozy whimsical lodge, and would love gift cards to shop 'til I drop!

Fa La La Kitchen Towel, Set of 2



2) Artwork + Prints

Yup, I love anything you would find at a hole in the wall fair trade, organic, hippie chic coffee house, including these spectacular prints! We need some fun artwork for the Haskins House!

Large Vintage KANSAS CITY Bus Scroll, Subway Art, Tram Scroll - Hand painted and distressed on artist canvas, ready to hang 22" x 59"
Kansas City, MO


3) Nespresso Machine

My cousin Tracy made me the world's fastest most delicious almond milk lattes with this Nespresso machine and I have been googly eyed for one ever since last winter!

Nespresso® Citiz Black Espresso Machine with Aeroccino Frother in Espresso Makers | Crate and Barrel

4) Rifle Paper Co. 

I absolutely love Rifle Paper Co. and all that Anna Rifle creates, including her cute calendars, redesigned classic book covers, and prints!

Travel The World 2015 Calendar #anthropologie
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Twelve Tables 2015 Calendar #anthropologie
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5) Turbo Fire DVD Set

I have seriously wanted this workout set for a year and have yet to buy it. With the winter months approaching quickly, getting out in the cold to hit the gym is losing it's luster. I would love to be able to get a great workout in at home! My friends RAVE about Turbofire!

Amazon.com: TurboFire DVD Workout: Beachbody: Sports & Outdoors

6) Pottery Barn Robe + Slippers 

These are hands down the softest, coziest set I've ever felt! I am loving the ivory/gray ombre robe and slippers. 

Cozy Fur Robe - Ivory/Gray Ombre
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Cozy Faux Fur Slippers
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7) Cute Kitchen Accessories

I always love every kitchen Anthropologie trinket! I would love a gorgeous pie plate and spoon rest in a cool pattern. It makes cooking twice as fun. And then as a perfect duo to cute dishes, I think I need to top it all off with some cute Barr-Co. or Cucina soap + lotion sets. Love.

Okuno Spoon Rest #anthropologie

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Welp, now I am all partied out and exhausted... just kidding!

What is on your wish list?

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