Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Magnolia Blossom

I know I've mentioned before how much I love magnolia trees, and when their flowers start to bloom it makes them even more beautiful. We have one on our street with some low hanging branches, so I recently snagged one of the flowers {oops}. It did not last long, but it was so pretty to have just for a day or two. I think I will stick to peonies for our place, and just get a magnolia-scented candle :)

Monday, June 27, 2016


I have always been intimidated by baking. Following a recipe exactly is not usually my thing, and spending all of that time to make something sweet and not particularly healthy never seemed worth my while. I have decided a new goal for myself should be to overcome my "fear" of baking, and to try to get quite good at it. Yesterday, I attempted Julia Child's pie crust recipe {here}, along with this Georgia peach pie recipe {Georgia peaches are in and are DELICIOUS!}, and it turned out great! With a scoop of vanilla bean gelato and enjoyed on these Anthropologie dessrt plates {here}, it was the perfect Sunday treat. Any recommendations for my next baking adventure?

Friday, June 24, 2016

Friday, I'm In Love: Rosé

Happy Friday! After a long week, I can't wait for cooking at home, a little trip to Atlanta to try on a very important dress, and hopefully lots of rosé and cheese. Cheers to the weekend!

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Wedding Inspiration: Pumpkins, Dahlias, and All Things Fall

I am so excited to be getting married in the fall, the best time of the year! I found the perfect wedding inspiration on Green Wedding Shoes for our big day: lots of autumn-appropriate blush hues, dahlias {they will be in season!}, and the tiniest hint of mini pumpkins. The trick is pulling this look off, and making it all come together. Cheers to trying! :) 

Tuesday, June 21, 2016


I love all things white when it comes to decor, and white flowers are the perfect, fresh addition. I found white peonies at the grocery store recently, and I just had to get them. The look of these are actually just what I am looking for in a wedding bouquet; it's just too bad I am not getting married during peony season :) 

Thursday, June 16, 2016

Thursday, I'm In Love

 Thursday sure can be great - especially when it's about to be a 3-day weekend! I am excited to be home in Ohio and do some wedding planning {less than 5 months until our big day!}. Cheers to lots of eating, drinking, and being merry with friends and family :)

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Wedding Inspiration: Jewelry

We are now at the point in wedding planning that we are focusing on the little details {yay!}, and one of those includes jewelry for the big day. I am all done with accessories that I will wear {including shoes!}, and the jewelry that I found makes me so excited! I wanted something art-deco style, and something that I would wear for years to come. Lulu Frost makes the most beautiful jewelry that was everything I wanted to wear as a bride. Below are some pieces that I think would look gorgeous on anyone on their wedding day {shop all Lulu Frost jewelry here}:

Wedding Inspiration: Jewelry

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Pretty Pink Tulips

This time of year, I am always on the lookout for peonies. I was at the grocery store recently, and spotted these {which I thought were peonies}; they turned out to be a type of tulip, and I immediately threw them in my shopping cart. They are quite unique, and really added a pretty touch to our place. I hope to stock up on more in the near future :) {gold + white cat planter by Pottery Lodge}

Monday, June 13, 2016

Happy Pride

After a terrible tragedy occurs, it always feels wrong to post anything about other than what happened. It doesn't feel right talking about wedding planning or summer fashion when the worst mass shooting in U.S. history happened yesterday. It's hard to wrap your head around what happened, and it's easy to feel overwhelmed with sadness, anger, and fear. But this is Pride Month, and I don't think hatred or bigotry should ever steal the joy or pride from the LGBT community. Now more than ever, I hope the LGBT community and its allies can feel pride in who they are and all of the wonderful milestones they've accomplished. For many, this is the first Pride Month since marriage equality became the law of the land - now THAT is something to celebrate! Be loud, be proud, and love conquers hate. Always.

Friday, June 10, 2016

Friday, I'm In Love: Little Garden

Happy Friday! We brought home a couple of tomato plants and a hot pepper plant back in May, and now we are seeing some tomatoes bloom! My favorite thing about summer is fresh fruit and veggies, and it makes it even more special when they come from our own little garden..no matter how small and amateur :) Have a great weekend!

Thursday, June 9, 2016

Currently Coveting: June

This summer has just started and has already been pretty awesome. Below are some items that I am currently loving for the month of June: off-the-shoulder dresses, fun summer patters, the perfect bag for a weekend getaway, and a summer-appropriate candle {image via My Domaine}. Cheers to summer!

Currently Coveting: June

J.Crew earrings {here}
Tory Burch dress via Shopbop {here}
Kate Spade palm tree clutch {here}
Nappa Dori weekend bag via The Little Market {here}
Roam by 42 Pressed "Charleston" candle via Candlefish {here}
Karen Walker sunglasses via Net-A-Porter {here}
Valia Gabriel sandals via Net-A-Porter {here}
Sonix strawberries iPhone case via Shopbop {here}

Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Wedding Planning: The Dress Search

I actually first knew what dress I wanted back in December; I saw a picture of it on Pinterest, and thought, "that's the one." Of course, I had to try it on before I knew it would be my dress, but needless to say, when I did try it on the search was over. That being said, I wanted to know for sure by trying on all different types of wedding dresses. One dress/brand that almost made me reconsider "my dress", was one by designer Sarah Janks {check out here}. While trying on dresses, the woman helping us suggest a Sarah Janks dress with two layers, an ivory slip with a vintage-tinted lace overlay. I was skeptical at first, but it was absolutely beautiful - I almost chose it! Below are some favorites by Sarah Janks, who I would highly recommend:

Monday, June 6, 2016

Mani Monday: Peony + Pink Nail Polish

Happy Monday! I mentioned recently {here} that we went to check out the peony garden at the Botanical Gardens. I happened to be wearing pink nail polish {Deborah Lippmann's "Groove Is In The Heart"} that matched my favorite flowers perfectly! I plan on wearing this shade of pink all summer long :) 

Friday, June 3, 2016

Friday, I'm In Love: Meat

 Happy Friday! So at home we eat vegetarian 90% of the time, but usually for nice or special occasions we will cook meat {usually chicken or pork}. It was my fiancé's birthday yesterday, so in honor of his 29th year we will be cooking steak - for the first time ever! I look forward to trying a very new recipe with him, and drinking lots of red wine :) Have a great weekend!

Thursday, June 2, 2016

Wedding Planning: Wedding Party

We really considered not having a wedding party; we wanted to keep it simple, and thought it would be too hard to choose. But we soon realized it would be too hard not to have best friends stand with us on our most important day! I asked my closest friends to be in our wedding with champagne, a great scented candle, and nail polish {of course}. I found this great card on Etsy {here} to ask my Maid of Honor, and this card to ask my bridesmaids. Waiting for my friends' packages to arrive and to hear their reactions was the best! I can't wait to spend our wedding day with them sipping champagne, probably shedding a few tears {of happiness!}, and laughing. Lots and lots of laughing :) 

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

J.Crew Summer

I love J.Crew anytime of year, but their summer dresses always seem to hit a home run. Below are a few of my favorite for the summer season, lots of ankle-length flowy dresses:

J.Crew Summer

Collection Thomas Mason for J.Crew gingham dress {here}
Gingham sundress {here}
Tiered eyelet midi dress {here}
Cerulean Cove sheath dress {here}
Sundress in Ratti Happy Cat print {here}
Bold Red off-the-shoulder dress {here}