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!!
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!
Cassis, FranceImage via Coastal Living
Image via Fodor’s Travel
I’m so ready for this work week to be over because I love the Fourth of July! Not only do we get a Friday off of work, but also get to celebrate in fun and festive attire. Growing up, my parents always had a pool party with family and friends that ended with a great fireworks show. Whether you’re traveling to the beach, staying local for barbecues or picnics, or a night out it’s always fun to dress in red, white and blue!! Below are three outfits that would work for any of these occasions…
ONE by Pink Stitch Maxi // J.Crew Halter Underwire One-Piece // Tory Burch Miller Flip Flop
Linen Bicoastal Tee // Joe’s Rolled Denim Shorts // Loeffler Randall Starla Ankle Wrap Sandal
I’ve been eyeing these Loeffler Randall sandals since last year! I may break down and get them eventually… Their shoes are so amazingly comfortable!! One of my favorite brands!!
J.Crew Chevron-Striped Dress // Saint Laurent Studded Sandal // Gigi Jenn Bucket Bag
Vernazza, ItalyImage via SUN-SURFER
I can’t get enough of the blue and white combo lately. It’s classic and clean looking and looks great worn or in the home. I’m actually guilty of buying the two bowls and napkins for my house!! And I’m totally eyeing this Joie top, wishing for a sale because this is perfect for summer.
Chiffon Maxi Dress // Floral Print Tassel Blouse // PomPom Shorts
Star Bowl // Floral Napkin // Fern Bowl
I’ve been MIA for a while now.
A lot has happened in the past year…marriage, new house, & new job.
Hopefully I can stay on track with life and get back to posting more frequently.
We decided to go apple picking before the drive back home. As soon as we got to the apple orchard, the employee said we were a day late for the U-pick season…what a disappointment!! But we made the best of it and were still able to pick apples from the bins. We also bought some apple cider donuts and hot apple cider to warm us up on that cold cold morning! I wish I had asked for the donut recipe because they were amazing!!
My favorite – Honey Crisp!
I couldn’t leave without picking one…
The Biltmore in Asheville is a definite MUST visit! I’ve been a handful of times, but this time we decided to take the Architects tour. It was well worth the money just for the views from the roof alone!
There were so many little details that we never noticed until our guide pointed them out!
After the tour and of course some shopping and wine tasting, we ate at Cedric’s Tavern at The Biltmore Village where we had the best grilled cheese of my life!!!
And of course we had to walk through the garden to see all the pretty flowers!!
And the best view of the house…