Monday, October 21, 2013

{Merlot and Black Jack}

Happy Monday! 

I have a short post for you this morning because we had a super busy weekend!

Let's just say it entailed lots and lots of painting a certain basement... 

Oh and guess camera broke...wah wah...


Threw this outfit together really quick for church a few weeks ago and I was obsessed! So comfy and classy! I have a feeling you'll be bored of this blazer really soon...because I love it! 

Pants: Gap {similar} / Shirt: J.Crew Factory{similar} / Blazer: Target / Heels: Target {old} / 
Bag: Phillip Lim for Target / Sunnies: Ralph Lauren / Lip: Clinique Chubby in Chunky Cherry

Did you enjoy our power lines? I really hope you did :) 

I owe you a basement update so hopefully Wednesday I'll have an update ready...hopefully :) 

Oh and a local friend just started a new blog...check it out!  

Have a great Monday! 

Friday, October 18, 2013

{Ireland Recap: The End of Our Trip}

I can't believe it, but we're on our last Ireland recap post! 

Sorry this has taken so long! But I'm so very thankful I took the time to do this! It's such a great way to relive the fun we had, but also document for our memories! 

I wanted to start off this post with the B&B that we were blessed to stay at for two nights! We moved around a lot, and this was the only place we got to stay two nights, so we were thrilled! 

Wihitepark House is a precious B&B that we have affectionately named "Bob's" Why, you may ask? Well Bob is the owner and he is just precious! In Ireland they have an award for the best "Land Ladies"...aka people who run B&B's...and Bob won Lady Lady of the Year. 

Ya'll, he is absolutely perfect and I think should be a tourist attraction! He was incredible and we already booked our room for five years from now...with little bits in toe!

Brad and Faye stayed here last time they came and said that we HAD to come back! I'm so so excited we did! 

We arrived just in time for afternoon tea...which I really think needs to start happening in the States! Loved having a moment to sit down and relax in the afternoon! 

Then we freshened up, and grabbed dinner in town.

We tucked in early that night and got up early for our busy day! 

But not before our Irish Breakfast...Irish people know how to eat! 

This was just the first course...then came the eggs, sausages, and homemade breads. I miss these yummy starts to the day!

 After breakfast, we headed out for this crazy day!

Our second morning at Bob's, after breakfast, Wendel and I walked around to check out his beautiful yard! It was so very picturesque!

We were so sad to leave, but we needed to head back to Dublin because we were flying home early the next morning. 


After our drive back to Dublin, we headed to the Guiness Factory!

Ya'll...I'll admit...not sure it was totally worth it. But oh well :) 

 We got our pint {and by we I mean they...I got a diet coke for my non-alcohol liking self}

The next morning, we said bye to White Lightening, and headed home. 

It was an absolutely incredible trip! 

Thank you so so much, Brad and Faye, for the amazing experience! We made some phenomenal memories! 

You can check out a little video I whipped up! so so not professional! 

For More Ireland Recaps: 

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

{Hootin', Hollerin', and Halloween-in'}

I am so excited to share this little collaboration I did with one of Wendel's cousins! 

Stephanie is the graphic designer behind the Etsy shop stephiannstudio

She designs stunning art, precious pillows, and most recently printable invitations...and I'm in love! 

This precious owl and bright chevron had me dreaming of a Halloween party! 

So I planned a little party inspired by this invitation! 

How stinkin' precious is this Boo bunting

A hot apple cider bar...complete with whipped cream, cinnamon sticks, sprinkles,
{not shown} vanilla ice cream, and bourbon for those who want a little kick! 

I found these cute mini Jones sodas at Target and fell in love...

Like...really, really in love! 

So now for the exciting fun...

I'm so so excited to offer my wonderful readers a coupon code from Stephanie! 

$2.00 off of these printables...and guess what? She'll customize them for you! 

So fun! Use the links below to take you right to her shop! 

The coupon code is LOHOct2013 and is good until Sunday November 3rd

These are the perfect quick printables to make your party a night to remember!! 

And can we just talk about this precious shirt from SaSeaDecor and ya''s so so comfy! Is it socially appropriate to wear this everyday from now to Halloween?

I also wanted to give a few of my party planning tips! 

- This is not the time to be Martha and make everything! Cut corners where you can! AKA: buying store bought pies {so delicious}, chili, and mini corn breads. 

- Have a signature drink. It just makes a party more fun! It could be anything from a fun martini, flavored lemonade, or as simple as a vintage coke in a bottle! 

I'll leave you with this little outtake! Happy Hump Day! 

Monday, October 14, 2013

{One Of My Favorite Days Of The Year}

One of the days I look forward to all year, is going to Irons Fruit Farm. It has everything your fall heart could desire: apple picking, pumpkin patch, corn maze, petting zoo, delicious bakery, and who knows what else we haven't discovered yet! 

*****Scroll to the end of this post to see who won the Phillip Lim for Target giveaway!*****

Shirt: J.Crew {old}/ Jeans: Loft/ Shoes: Target/ Bag: Patricia Nash via TJMax {mucho cheaper}/ Scarf: Loft {old}/ Watch: Fossil/ Bracelet: Fake Tory Burch/ Earrings: No Clue

Pumpkin doughnuts...good, but the cider doughnuts are incredible! A cup of apple cider and I'm in heaven! 

Alex's cousins joined us for the fun! We obviously forgot to bring our child with us! 

Wendel and I did the corn maze while everyone else hit the pumpkin patch! 

So thankful that man knows how to follow a map...or we would be in for a long, long day! 

Sorry for the cheesy picture...pretty sure I was saying "pumpkin pie" at the time :) 

I wish it would have been about 15 degrees cooler :) I'm just in love with the crisp air of real fall! Hopefully that will happen this week...fingers crossed! 

Oh yeah...and as for the giveaway winner... Emily Kirkpatrick! Congratulations on winning this stunning bag! Make sure to check your e-mail so I can get this mailed to you ASAP! 

Thank you so much for all of my amazing readers! I was so excited with the turnout! I've heard horror stories of only two people entering your first giveaway, so over 50 was very exciting for my sweet little blog :)  I'll be doing another giveaway in celebration of my birthday in a few weeks so be on the lookout for that!! 

Happy Monday!!