Friday, April 26, 2013

Riley's 5th Birthday in SLO

Where has the time gone??? I feel like we've been celebrating this birthday all month long...first with cupcakes at school, her party at Chuck E Cheese, and now her Tinkerbell and Pirate party at the park by my parents house. It was a gorgeous day out - lots of friends and family showed up so it was a great turnout! It was so nice to see all my friends and Riley's friends too.

That night we had dinner at the Madonna Inn, and got large slices of pink champagne cake. It was so good!

I think I speak easily for Riley that this was her favorite month ever!

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Day 2 in SLO

Saturday was the day of my friend Ashlee's baby shower, and man was I impressed by the decor!! The girls did such an awesome job, it was so nice to see old friends and catch up a little - as well as finally see Ashlee pregnant in "real life"! I've only ever seen pictures with her two other boys since I lived far away. It was a sweet baby shower!

One of my favorite places came into play - Baileyana Winery. I just love the large grassy area for the kids to run around while I drink amazing wine and catch up with friends. There's really nothing more relaxing on a nice day. We brought along some hula hoops we got at Riley's party and tried to keep them going as long as possible. I'm pretty terrible, but at least I tried!!!

Monday, April 15, 2013

Salute to Armed Forces Night

On Saturday, we scored some cheap seats to see the Mariners play. It was a fun game as usual, and we went with some friends of ours who have to most adorable baby boy! We got pictures with the Mariners Moose, and ate hot dogs and rally fries. There is nothing better than a night at the ball park!

Sunday, April 14, 2013


This weekend we had Riley's birthday party at Chuck-E-Cheese. I haven't been to one of those since I was a kid, and from what I can remember - its changed a lot. And gives you a headache fairly quickly. Thankfully I was surrounded by good friends and Riley had so much fun!

Visions of Summer

Living in Washington has made me long for summer. For beaches. For warm breezes. For sandals and sundresses. Just anything but miserable rain all the time. Now I know this was to be expected, but a break is very necessary! Thankfully I'll be going on a little vacation to visit my parents. Hooray!

Friday, April 12, 2013


Yesterday, my baby girl turned five. I honestly can't believe the years have passed by so fast - people tell you all the time to enjoy it while you can because that's what will happen. Sadly, they were right. My baby is no longer a baby, but a funny, smart, little girl with a big heart.

Since her birthday fell on a Thursday, I took her to Starbucks for a cake pop and hot chocolate. I sent her off to school with cupcakes for her classmates. Donned in birthday attire head to toe, that girl was excited from the moment I woke her up to the moment she went to bed. She was too funny! Friends and family wishes her happy birthday and sang to her. Tomorrow we are having her princess birthday party, then next weekend we are having one with friends and family back home. Hurrah!!

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Allergies and Other Fun Stuff

Well, today my allergies have worsened. They started over the weekend but weren't too bad besides some sneezing and a raw throat. Now I just feel congested, tired, and my eyes won't allow me to wear my contacts....so the nerdy glasses went on. Other than that, I feel pretty fabulous! I got my hair done last night by my talented friend Lindsey - if you live in Tacoma or near it, I HIGHLY suggest you look her up at Chroma Salon on 6th ave and get your hair done by her!!

So my hair looks and feels great, my makeup is rockin' so I don't even look like I feel like crap, and on top of all that, the rep from Rocky Boots came in today and gave me and my manager vouchers for free boots! Durango.com here I come!!!! I'm ordering the most gorgeous taupe cowgirl boots ever. Can't wait to outfit post them!!! WITH EVERYTHING I OWN. But really....

Hopefully your Tuesday is going well, it's gloomy here as usual, but hey - going home on a mini vacay will be that much sweeter ;)

Monday, April 8, 2013

Current Looks I Love

With spring in full swing and summer just around the corner, I'm looking forward to wearing less layers and happier, brighter colors. Here are some of my favorite inspirations as of late.