I need this “Bubbly Bar” sign - perfect for any party, especially since I always have plenty of bubbly at the ready!
etsyfindoftheday:

FRIDAY FRENZY | etsyfindoftheday 5 | 7.25.14
wedding sign: cocktail or champagne table by betteroffwed
this gilded ‘bubbly bar’ sign would fit right into your wedding decor — or at showers, parties, you name it! it’d work for a cocktail lounge, mimosa bar, champagne station … nom.
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I need this “Bubbly Bar” sign - perfect for any party, especially since I always have plenty of bubbly at the ready!

etsyfindoftheday:

FRIDAY FRENZY | etsyfindoftheday 5 | 7.25.14

wedding sign: cocktail or champagne table by betteroffwed

this gilded ‘bubbly bar’ sign would fit right into your wedding decor — or at showers, parties, you name it! it’d work for a cocktail lounge, mimosa bar, champagne station … nom.

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This post has no purpose other than to share the fact that I like my casual Sunday outfit. Maxi dresses are the best and wearing spanx underneath makes everything so smooth! High-res

This post has no purpose other than to share the fact that I like my casual Sunday outfit. Maxi dresses are the best and wearing spanx underneath makes everything so smooth!

Friday Five:
I am loving my morning runs lately, especially since they usually include some pretty epic sunrises. 5 miles is my go-to distance at the moment which allows me just enough time to zone out and get my sweat on. I’m not really motivated to go further, instead I’m focused on completing it in under 40 minutes - I am close!
I am looking forward to a weekend of fun! We’re having friends over for dinner tonight and tomorrow night and while the cleaning up sucks, I love having company over. 
Work is going so well and I’m really happy with it. Like everyone else I have my moments but in this moment, I’m loving where I’m at.
In October I turn 30 and one week later, Mike and I will celebrate our third wedding anniversary which means, we need to go on a vacay! Not sure where we’re going to go but I’m really looking forward to it.
My love affair with my Vitamix is still going strong and it is one of the most used appliances in our house. The only downside to it is that it is LOUD, like Molly runs away loud but she will learn to deal.
I hope you all have a great weekend! High-res

Friday Five:

  • I am loving my morning runs lately, especially since they usually include some pretty epic sunrises. 5 miles is my go-to distance at the moment which allows me just enough time to zone out and get my sweat on. I’m not really motivated to go further, instead I’m focused on completing it in under 40 minutes - I am close!
  • I am looking forward to a weekend of fun! We’re having friends over for dinner tonight and tomorrow night and while the cleaning up sucks, I love having company over. 
  • Work is going so well and I’m really happy with it. Like everyone else I have my moments but in this moment, I’m loving where I’m at.
  • In October I turn 30 and one week later, Mike and I will celebrate our third wedding anniversary which means, we need to go on a vacay! Not sure where we’re going to go but I’m really looking forward to it.
  • My love affair with my Vitamix is still going strong and it is one of the most used appliances in our house. The only downside to it is that it is LOUD, like Molly runs away loud but she will learn to deal.

I hope you all have a great weekend!

Choosing to be happy is an action that I’ve taken by the reins this summer, in an effort and hope to bring more positivity to my life. I am so pleased to share that it is working and while I still have a very big end goal that I still need to get to, my journey has drastically improved.
I no longer pick the same fights with my husband and instead of constantly focusing and thinking about the future we focus on the present. What do we want to do right now and what would make us happy in this moment. We both know what we want but beating a dead horse wasn’t accomplishing anything and instead, it was making me unhappy. By focusing on happiness and outlining our goals we’ve brought so much more positivity into our home.
I no longer wish time away and instead I relish every second that I get to spend enjoying wine induced laughter with my friends or relaxing walks with Molly. I am excited to take on new projects at work and I’m so happy when I hit one out of the park.
I no longer spend my workouts thinking about what will happen next and instead I think about how my pace has increased and that one day, I actually might run another marathon.
This has been a big summer for me and I’m so happy that there are still so many sunshine filled, fancy-free days to come!
image via dailyjulie

Choosing to be happy is an action that I’ve taken by the reins this summer, in an effort and hope to bring more positivity to my life. I am so pleased to share that it is working and while I still have a very big end goal that I still need to get to, my journey has drastically improved.

I no longer pick the same fights with my husband and instead of constantly focusing and thinking about the future we focus on the present. What do we want to do right now and what would make us happy in this moment. We both know what we want but beating a dead horse wasn’t accomplishing anything and instead, it was making me unhappy. By focusing on happiness and outlining our goals we’ve brought so much more positivity into our home.

I no longer wish time away and instead I relish every second that I get to spend enjoying wine induced laughter with my friends or relaxing walks with Molly. I am excited to take on new projects at work and I’m so happy when I hit one out of the park.

I no longer spend my workouts thinking about what will happen next and instead I think about how my pace has increased and that one day, I actually might run another marathon.

This has been a big summer for me and I’m so happy that there are still so many sunshine filled, fancy-free days to come!

image via dailyjulie

This constantly happens at our house! Mike always loses it over the way I load the dishwasher and I always:

  • Pretend to listen to his rant
  • Promise to do better next time
  • Proceed to load it haphazardly
  • Have him ban me from loading it - perfect!
Treadmill & Strength Session:
I was feeling blah at the gym last week and decided to create my own version of an amazing treadmill / strength class that I did a couple of months ago. Feel free to tweak speed and incline based on whatever level that you’re comfortable with!
Let me know if you give this workout a try, I promise you’ll be dripping in sweat. High-res

Treadmill & Strength Session:

I was feeling blah at the gym last week and decided to create my own version of an amazing treadmill / strength class that I did a couple of months ago. Feel free to tweak speed and incline based on whatever level that you’re comfortable with!

Let me know if you give this workout a try, I promise you’ll be dripping in sweat.

Peace, clarity and pretty sunrises are pretty high on my “why I run” list. Time to seize the day!

Wine Shower Details:

As promised, I wanted to share some additional details / links for the wine shower that I hosted last week. I am sorry for the delay but it took me a few days to recover!

Papers goods and menu:

  • All of the printables are from Bella’s Boutique Design on Etsy and I can’t say enough good things about this shop! This is my second time working with Dana and it certainly won’t be the last.
  • We were a smaller group so we decided to focus in on three pairings and have fun with the main course. I got the DIY salad bar idea from the Kitchn and it seemed like the perfect meal to serve for a group of women on pre-wedding diets! I made things a bit cuter by serving the salads in Chinese take out containers.

Ikea:

  • The jug, frames (for printables!) and fabric were all bargains from Ikea! This was my first time purchasing fabric for a table and I’m so pleased with how it turned out. My only tip would be to allow some extra on each end, mine ended up being a touch too short.

Anchor print:

  • The bride-to-be is getting married on Prince Edward Island so her wedding has a bit of a nautical theme. As soon as I found this pink and gold print on Etsy I knew I had the anchor (pun!) for my tablescape. It was $5 for the instant download and then an additional $5 to print. I ended up putting it in a frame for a finished look and I’m so pleased with how it worked out, especially since the whole project was only $15. The bride is actually planning on using it at her wedding!

Please let me know if you have any questions!

Insta photo dump - weekend recap:

After a few very busy weeks and weekends we were more than ready for two quiet days at home. Since it is impossible for me to do totally nothing, I bookended my Netflix binge watching with a canning session with a friend (details coming in separate post), some solid workouts and some delicious meals. 

One of the best parts of our quiet weekend at home was our clean house!! Our amazing cleaning lady came on Friday which means I only had to fringe clean aka vacuum this weekend and it was so nice. As were the beautiful blooms that were leftover from my friend’s shower.

I am feeling ready and rested to take on my CRAZY week at work. 

I hope you all had an amazing weekend!

Last night I hosted a girls wine tasting / dinner to celebrate my friend’s upcoming wedding. There were only seven of us so I was able to go all out with a fun tablescape, tons of pretty printed things and lots of wine!! 

I’ll share more details, including the menu and links to everything later on today.