Fresh Air

Cory and I love going for a good hike together ever since our first hike on the last day of our honeymoon. We decided to hike Mount Si in Washington since we had heard great things about it. What a hike it was! It was like being on the stair-master for 2 hours! But it sparked our love for clean, fresh air. We have since explored Hanging Rock and William B. Umstead State Park…a little closer to home.
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Mount Si

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Hanging Rock

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William B. Umstead Park

We have hopes of going to Alaska and parts of Canada next summer. Here are some hikes and parks that are on our list to see!!

Joffre Lakes Provincial Park
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Image via AllTrails

Triple Lakes Trail at Denali National Park
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Image via AllTrails

Week End Recap

Can we just rewind to this past weekend??
I had such a great time going to a friend’s baby shower that had a cute woodland animal theme, eating my way through Wake Forest Food Truck Rodeo, and enjoying some local beer and table shuffleboard at White Street Brewing Company! Unfortunately, I didn’t take any pictures of the baby shower, but captured some memories from my Sunday Funday!

P.s. If you happen to go to a local food truck rodeo and Dusty Donuts is there, you MUST try!!! So delicious, my mouth is watering just thinking of them!! And Jay’s Italian Ice was perfect to cool us down since it was unbelievably hot out! I highly recommend the blueberry and lemon flavors.

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shaved ice food truck krysta and katie
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food truck brew

Newly Found

Happy Friday!! Literally, TGIF after this week!
Check out these newly found websites…such great options for home decor, gifts, and baubles!

High Street Market
What a unique and fun vase, you can even write on it with chalk! And who doesn’t love marble. I’m keeping my eye out for these trays to come back in stock because I’m in love!

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Half Hitch
If you’re the hostess type, this amazing cutting board is perfect for a charcuterie display. Or if you have friends that are having babies left and right, this is a cute and original gift, not to mention pineapples are the latest craze!

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Simply Curated
Can you picture these vintage glass candles on an adorable bar cart, i think yes!! This website is one of my favorite new finds!! Look at these witty coasters.

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Melanie Auld
This necklace is a perfect statement piece and if you’re in the market for a dainty necklace with some sparkle, this is the perfect fit.

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AND… if you’re looking for some delish recipes for dinner, drinks and dessert this weekend, check out my sister’s blog!! Love and Confections

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Listaholic

So my dream is to one day have some sort of paper store or paper/gift boutique… I’ll take either. I have quite the obsession with paper and more specifically notepads to list things. I think this obsession started while I was in PA school and needed lists to organize and prioritize my time. Since then, I’ve been collecting all kinds! I’ve compiled a few of my favorite and am sharing them with you today!!

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Rifle Paper Co. // Sugar Paper LA

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Moglea // Printerette Press

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Kate Spade

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Kate & Birdie Paper Company // Girl Of All Work // Giveable Greetings

And the epitome of notepads… LISTAHOLIC!!!
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Drafts and Crafts

July 4th Week End

This long weekend was much needed. Not only did I catch up on life, but enjoyed making a fun, festive flower arrangement, baking cookies and visiting with friends and family at a barbecue. I found this yummy cookie recipe on pinterest and I must say, I think my cookies came out pretty good!!

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4th of july 2015

I chose to wear a star-spangled shirt with this perfect summer tote.
Chaps Patriotic Trapeze Tank // Mar Y Sol Caracas Tote

At the barbecue we had pulled pork, corn on the cob, and coleslaw. And of course, delicious desserts!! Plus some sparkler fun to end the night!

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