8.29.2014

Weeks End

Happy Friday and Labor Day Weekend! I hope you have fun things planned for the next three days! The manfriend and I have decided not to plan anything. We've been going non-stop since June and a long weekend of laid back nothing sounded like an amazing idea, so that's what we are doing:)

I'll be back on Tuesday with labor day inspired wear and hopefully I will have another video up next week! In the meantime be sure to follow me on Instagram and Twitter!

Be safe loves!

8.28.2014

Austin Eats: Fabi + Rosi


On our continued quest to find and try Austin's every expanding food scene we stumbled into Fabi + Rosi...and boy was it yum. F+R is not a new fixture in town but it is somewhat off the beaten path which made it new to us. A quick drive down Lake Austin Blvd. will take you to their location; a little residential home that is perfectly decorated with a modern, french flair (interesting for a German restaurant). Massive and expertly positioned bay windows illuminate the restaurant with beautiful afternoon light that reflects off the wall of mirrors and hanging blown-glass ornaments. We took advantage of their happy hour and 1/2 bottle service on Thursdays which made a bottle of bubbles necessary. The food was exceptional but I have to say that my dish (Hühner-Roulade) was a very small portion. They source all their ingredients from local farms and the freshness of that comes through in the clean and savory flavor of their dishes. Dessert was a twist on the classic Crème Brûlée, which they call Chevre Tart + Preserved-Candied Lemon...so good! The experience was charming and the food didn't disappointment. This will definitely be a spot we will repeat in the future!



I hope y'all have a great Thursday! Thanks for stopping by!

8.26.2014

White Before Labor Day

 Blouse (Forever 21) | White Denim (Lauren Conrad) | Sandals (Sole Society) | Clutch (Target) | Earrings (J.Crew) | Tassel Necklace (Sole Society) | Watch (Michael Kors) | Bangles (Amazon, Madwell, The Limited) | Sunnies (Ray Ban) | Lips (Mac - Girl About Town) | Nail (Covergirl - Toasted Almond)

I feel a mad rush to get in all the white shoes, accessories and jeans I can this next week. I know some have moved on from the "no white after labor day" rule but I grew up in the South and mama ingrained that rule into my fashion book so it will be with me till I die. 

Also, I know that everyone is moving on to Fall and don't get me wrong, I'm ready, but it's about 106 up in ATX and the idea of wearing booties and a sweater right now sounds like a sweaty mess. The extent of my Fall style will be present on my nails and lips until the temps get below 90. Which by the way, I'm obsessed with this Cover Girl polish and Mac lip color...perfect transitions shades if you are on the hunt!

I hope y'all are having a wonderful day!

Linking up with MollyStyle ElixirTrend SpinRandom WednesdayThe Pleated PoppyGlossy Blonde and Vodka Infused Lemonade.

8.25.2014

Sunday FUNday

Hello! I hope everyone had a grand weekend. Ours was packed with actives from Friday to Sunday which made the two days just fly by. I normally have to fight the "weekend is over blues" starting at around noon on Sunday, but thankfully we had a day planned with our god baby and her big brother which kept the blues from coming on too hard. My heart fills to the brim every time with get to share sweet moments with them. Cheerful giggles and little voices dancing around our house make for a pretty Sunday song:) Here are a few photos I snapped from the day!


Swimming with the little lady!
Landon showing me his shark face...
Fun at the park after church!



One is coloring the other is eating her crayon and then showing me...little stinker.

I hope y'all have a great start to your week! Thanks for stopping by; see you tomorrow!

8.22.2014

Weeks End

We made it to another Friday and I am so happy...again. What can I say - I love me a Friday. This week has been so busy which makes the little things much sweeter to enjoy. Here are a few of those from the week!

FROYO date with the manfriend on a tired Thursday night
FaceTime with the sweet God Baby that just won't stop growing up
After work paddle boarding and a cold snow cone to cool off
Soft curls and pink lips
Fresh, Beautiful Sunflowers from a sweet friend to cheer up our house
Two songs that are on repeat...

I hope y'all have a fantastic weekend. Soak it up; Summer is almost over!

Linking up with LaurenLaurenAmanda, and Jennie. Go stop by these sweet ladies spaces!

8.21.2014

Outdoor Living - Patio Updates


We have been given such a sweet Summer. The temps are unbelievably nice and we've had more rain showers in the May and June than I feel like we've had in the last year. Some say it's El Nino coming our way and some say it won't last. All I know, is that I'm loving it.

Last month I mentioned that the manfriend and I decided to spend a little time on our outdoor living and shared one of the recent landscaping projects we did. This week I wanted to share a few updates we've made it the back patio. Nothing too grand, just simple updates that have lead to more meals shared outside and more glasses of wine drank listening to the evening hum of crickets.#SummerPerfection


De-clutter/Clean - First thing we did was throw away all the old patio pieces that were left over from the previous owner.  Then we power washed the whole patio ceiling and floor.  This made such a difference!

Lights - I've been looking for these outdoor lights since last Summer and was so happy to get the last few boxes Target had during a recent outdoor sale. We used a total of 5 boxes for our patio and attached them to the ceiling beams with screw-in metal hooks that had a clasp to ensure they would stay in place incase a strong wind came through.

Seating Area - We were given an outdoor table and chairs when we were married and after we moved into our house two years ago we decided to add a new coat of paint to the set, changing the hunter green to a burnished amber. Our excitement for that project lasted long enough the paint the table; no such luck on the chairs. First update was to sand down the rough spots on the table, clean it, then repaint it all with Rust-Oleum® Universal® Forged Hammered Spray Paint in burnished amber. After the table dried I added bright seat cushions and a matching pillow to a nearby wicker chair. Comfort is so important and these World Market cushions are perfect; plush and easy to clean!

Plants - I love hanging baskets and bright blooms. This summer I added a few new pieces, and gave a little extra TLC to my old faithfuls. I like a mix of hanging baskets, my current patio favorites are the Boston Fern, Swedish Ivy, and Bougainvilleas. My potted plants that I have nestled against the pine bench are FoxtailFerns. I also added a sweet bright pink pinta to the table.

Thanks for stopping by!

8.19.2014

In Bloom



Tank ( The Limited) | Floral Skirt (ASOS) | Clutch (GG Newyork) | Sandals (J.Crew Factory) | Earrings (J.Crew) | Stone Necklace (Sole Society) | Watch (Marc by Marc Jacobs) | Crystal Bracelet (JCrew) | Sunnies (Ray Ban) | Lips (Bite High Pigment Pencil in Velvet) 

I'm so excited to share this look with y'all today. I ran across this floral skirt a few weeks ago and thought it would be such a nice statement piece for my fall and winter wardrobe. The fullness of the skirt and the bright hydrangea print makes for such a bold, pretty piece - perfect for those days with a little more "umph" is needed. This weekend I added a messy fishtail, my mammogram GiGi New York clutch and black sandals for an Sunday dinner.

How are you wearing floral this Fall? Thank you for stopping by!

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