When Lance and I have a lot going on usually last minute we'll decide to go on a date night or hang out with our friends. I tend to put on something pretty casual. My go-to is always jeans and a t-shirt, but I paired this look with black mules and a grey duster to make it a little more chic instead of an everyday jean and tee style.
Mother's Day is this Sunday, and I hope this weekend brings you beautiful weather, special memories and plenty of time to spend with your mom. It's been a long time since I actually got a chance to spend Mother's Day with my mom, so there isn't really a tradition we have. No matter the distance between my mom and me, we always make the most of it by catching up and talking everyday on the phone. If your lucky enough to be with your mom this weekend and want to whip something up for her, I'm sharing 20 satisfying Mother's Day recipes I know she'll love!
Mother's Day is a little over a week away (Sunday, May 13th), and I though I'd share ways to celebrate this special day if you live near or far from your mom. I'm sharing what my sister's and I are doing for our mom for Mother's Day, plus including 10 other amazing ideas on how you can celebrate this special occasion!
I'm so excited for everything I have coming up this month! There's a lot of local events like a flower arrangement workshop, restaurant week and a book recommendation gathering I'm attending. It feels good to get out of the house an enjoy some fresh air, friends and local food!
Spring has arrived and it's woken me up from this funk I was in for a while. The weather was getting a bit depressing to be honest. I'm a winter person through and through (it's my favorite season), but spring couldn't come fast enough this year! In the Adirondacks we label spring as 'mud season', which is true, but there's so much more to spring than rain, mud and mild temps. Spring brings a new season, fresh beginnings, outdoor hikes, preparing the gardens, grilling, fresh bouquets of flowers and so much more. Here's my list for my top 10 ways to refresh for spring.
Stripes are usually my go-to pattern, but there's something about wearing gingham in the spring and summer that I absolutely love.This off the shoulder gingham top is so cute, and I'm loving the tiered ruffles on the sleeves. How different, right?! I love this top because it's such a fun shirt to wear. I'm also a big fan of the long sleeves, yet it's still lightweight enough to wear through summer. I like tucking it into the front of my jeans to make it a little more structured, which I normally do this with most of my shirts. Gingham is very in for this season, but it's been a favorite of mine for a long time! Are you loving the gingham pattern this season too?
You can never have too many pairs of shoes! They are my favorite way to pull an outfit together. When I'm done getting ready and step into a pair of shoes I just feel my whole look is complete. I've been getting more experimental with my shoe choices and within the last year I bought a pair of espadrille wedges, pink Adidas sneakers, ankle length rain boots, and blush loafers to add to my collection. There are so many cute styles I'm eyeing this spring from gingham sandals, perforated mules, espadrille wedges and more!
In the spring I like to add layers to my outfits. Early in the morning when I head to work, it's still chilly enough that I need to throw on a jacket before I head out the door. Although it's on the cooler side, I tend to wear a lighter jacket, since I know by the afternoon it usually warms up about 20 degrees. This green military jacket is one of my most worn pieces. It's lightweight and can be styled all different ways.
April is a really quiet month for Lance and me. I don't think we have a single thing planned, and I'm really looking forward to some relaxing nights after work. This month I'm looking forward to starting my nightly walks, learning a few photography skills, working on some upcoming blog projects, watching one of my favorite TV shows that's coming back on and more!
I hope everyone had a great Easter! We spent ours checking out a new spot, The Deer's Head Inn, having brunch with close friends. Then Lance and I headed over to his parents for dinner. I made a few desserts to bring including a Lemon Pie and Chocolate Chip Cookies. Both desserts were SO good! It was a really fun weekend, and I'm lucky to have such a close group of friends and family to spend Easter with.