Back Yard Inspiration

A backyard party is a great summer activity. Easy space for people to wander, summer sun mixed with a cool breeze, great food, and plenty of friends.

Preparing your back yard for a party can be a big ordeal. Here are a few photos to help you gather inspiration for one last backyard bash.

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Lots of comfortable seating is a great way to allow guests to relax outdoors and enjoy the scenery. I hope you get a chance to enjoy a beautiful backyard party before summer disappears!


Taking the Plunge

You guys- I did it! I finally joined the cool kid club. Last weekend I bought an iphone (4s). Unnecessary? Maybe a little. Am I obsessed? Almost. Was it worth it? I think so.

Now that I have the pearly little fragile being, it needs a case. Prior to getting the phone it was easy to ooo and ahhh over every case, but now I actually have to commit to one. Nerve-racking. 

What if doesn’t look as cool when I have it? What if its too bulky? What if I don’t like stripes 3 weeks from now?

As I have been browsing I have come across some super adorable ones. If you’re in the market for a new case or just enjoy drooling over the pretty patterns, have a little look.

Cath Kidston Case from Amazon

Tuff-Love Case from Amazon

Kate Spade Case from Amazon

Leopard Print Case from Amazon

Factory printed phone case for iPhone 5

Anchor Print Case from J.Crew Factory

Hello Sunshine Case from Kate Spade

I love all the bright and spring-like designs! Any places you have found great iphone cases?


Spring Time

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I’m so over spring holding out on us. I’ll gladly take a thunderstorm over a snow storm, but it doesn’t sound like this rain will last. Maybe I’ll just hide behind my thick grey curtains watching Gilmore Girls until the real spring decides to show up.

Once spring does finally show up, I can finally pack away all my winter boots and officially bring out all my flats and sandals! I can’t wait to wear pretty dresses and shoes again!


Book Love

I don’t know what it is about books that makes me swoon. I just can’t help it. I’m sure kindles are great and all but I love being able to flip a page and hold it in my hands, feel the weight of it… Uh. Steal my heart every time.

College was evil and stole all my time of reading for pleasure, now I mostly like to look at picture books because it takes zero brain power. Here are a few (dozen…) books that I would love to spend my time reading through.

Kate Spade New York: Things We Love

I’m Awkward You’re Awkward by Shelby Abbott

Maddie On Things by Theron Humphrey

Bon Appetit by Jessie Hartland

Lunch in Paris by Elizabeth Band

Home Love by Megan Morton

Little Book of Lettering by Emily Gregory

You’re Awesome: 21 Crafts to Make You Happy by Abbey Hendrickson

The Newlywed Kitchen by Lorna Yee & Alie Basye

And I would also love to get my hands on Molly Wizenberg’s book and A Beautiful Mess’s books when they come out… I’m afraid I’m going to have to wait awhile for those three though….


Craving White

Lately I cannot keep my eyes off white things. Shirts, dresses, vases, walls, furniture, you name it! I want it in white.

Here is a little compilation of white items I am lusting after.

white mantel

white couch

white dresser

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white lamp

I just can’t get enough white! Every piece I add to my closet lately seems to be white as well! I bought this adorable white eyelet dress from Francesca’s just before going to Florida and you can never have too many white t-shirts in my opinion. What can I say…I just love white.


Coming Up

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It is almost the end.

I am 4.5 weeks away from graduating. I can’t believe it is finally here! I feel like I have been waiting forever for May of 2013.

But what next? The thought of finding a real job and being a real adult is a little daunting. I’m glad I have my hubby by my side, walking along with me where ever I end up.

In 5 weeks we move into a new apartment. I real grown up one. Bye-bye student housing. Hello wood floors, crown molding, and 1920′s sink.

Growing up can be scary, but I am also really excited for whatever it is comes next. Bring it on, world.


F21 Spring Fever

I love when all the new spring clothes come out! I’m so over all this snow and coats and thick sweaters. I just want to wear my sandals and summer dresses. Lucky for me, I leave for Florida tomorrow so I get a little sample of spring time weather (highs around 75 for a week!).

In addition to loving spring clothes- I love when they’re affordable! Here are a few of my favorites from Forever 21 right now.

Eyelet Skirt

Woven Pencil Skirt

Striped Dress

Hope your spring is bright and sunny!


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