Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Styled: Fall Colors

Shirt // Jeans // Vest (old) - Similar // Loafers // Aviators

With Fall weather, comes Fall fashion.  Now, if you ask me, I would say that this time of year is the most fashionable.  The colors...the layers...I'm so excited for the weather to finally start changing!

Today I dug around the closet to pull out my favorite Fall colors.  When I think of Fall, I picture deep color tones.  Burnt oranges, darker yellows, and browns...oh how this brunette always seems to be pulled in by a good shade of brown.  I love how the brown in the shirt is a little more on the golden side and is broken up by the deep dark chocolate tone of the vest.  Color layering at its finest.

Speaking of layers, I've had this vest for what feels like forever.  I don't even remember where I bought it, it has been that long.  I want to say on the better part of seven years.  I think I give it credit on officially starting my large puffer vest collection.  So you all can expect on seeing a lot more vest action this season.  Also, with it not being quite full boot weather, a cognac loafer still pulls this seasonal outfit together nicely.

 Would you look at that?  
It's October.
Let the festivities begin.


Monday, September 29, 2014

Sundays Are For Pumpkins & Beer

This weekend I had planned for the Mr. being gone hunting for 3 days.  It involved watching Hocus Pocus, a new Halloween movie premiering on Hallmark Channel, Bunco with my lady loves, and soaking up all the undivided attention I would get from the fur babes.
Well an unexpected storm came in up in the mountains and ended their hunting trip by a whole day and a half early.
Which was actually fin by me cause truth be told, when the Mr. is away over night, I sleep like total crap.
So on Sunday we planned a little outing day together.

We started out at the pumpkin patch where I finally got my pumpkin fix.  We stuffed our cart full and yet, we still might go back for round two...who knows.  We found the perfect spot for these guys on our porch and I can't wait to share more with you this week!

After a morning of pumpkin pickin, we headed to our favorite local brewery for some lunch and of course, some brewsky.  The weather was perfect to sit on the patio, their Oktoberfest was finally on tap, and the view across from me wasn't too bad either.  ;)  

After all the fun was had for the day, it was time to come home for football, random TV movies, and a couple of these yummy things.  I was skeptical at first, but knew I had to try them.  They do not disappoint.  So yummy!  You have to try them!  The Mr. was totally hating on them until I literally made him put a little piece in his mouth.  His reaction?..."Oh shit, those are pretty damn good!"  Yeah, try to hate on my pumpkin flavor loving booty again, and next time I won't share.

This is what Sundays in the Fall are all about.

Happy Monday!


Linking up with Leeann and Meg today.

Friday, September 26, 2014


Wishing - My front porch looked like this.  This was taken from our visit last year to the pumpkin patch.  It officially opens today and I'm hoping to make a visit sometime this weekend.

Loving - The weather!  It rained all day yesterday and today is damp, cloudy, and cool.  Hello Fall!

Eating - Lots of quinoa.  I have it as my lunch side almost everyday.

Watching - Our favorite Fall shows!!  So happy they're back!  Sleepy Hollow and Big Bang!  We are also still watching FRIENDS when we have relieved our DVR of our other shows......yeah, we started the series over in July, but at least we are on the last season finally.  

Excited - To share all the Halloween goodies around our house this year!  Be on the look out for our Halloween decor on the blog sometime next week!

Admiring - This beauty....I've got quite the vest collection going on for this season and I think she needs to be apart of it.

Loving - My new iPhone 6.  I've it for a week now and still haven't really sat down to see all the glory it offers.  But I can tell you the camera is way better and the clarity on the screen is kick ass.

Planning - For the next week ahead... we have something going on the 2nd, 3rd, 4th, and 5th...Woof.

Drinking - Hot coffee once again!  I stick to the Starbucks unsweetened iced coffee during the Summer.  But I'm sure coffee doesn't surprise you.  It's either that or a different kind of wine or beer.  Glad I can be predictable for you all.

Craving - The smell of Sweet Cinnamon Pumpkin in our house.  We decided to burn the last of our Summer scent before bringing out the joyous smell of the season.  It's almost all burned out so I'm breaking out the pumpkin this weekend fo sho!

Hope you all enjoy your weekend!


Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Drop Waist

Dress // Jacket - Similar // Sandals - (on sale!)// Clutch - Similar

I love, love a drop waist dress.  I think because with my longer torso and my short, stubby legs, a drop waist dress tends to work for me.  Plus, it gives my tush a little more shape...can I get a hallelujah for that one?!
It's like a "collect the whole set" type of thing when it comes to my love for a drop waist dress.  Takes everything in my power not to add every drop waist I see online to my cart.  This one and this one have definitely been on my radar lately.  I just keep telling myself the more versatile, the better.  For cooler weather, I see tights and booties with this for sure. 

I was just happy that the jean jacket was necessary for this outfit on our date night Saturday.  It's hinting at glorious cooler days to come...
How about a hip, hip hooray for jackets and layers!


Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Chocolate Croissants

I love croissants.  I love chocolate.  I love chocolate croissants.
A chocolate croissant is my go to at Starbucks.  Pulls me in every time.  So the fact that I brought this recipe to the home front could have been a dangerous move because the Mr. and I have found our new favorite breakfast treat.  

What you need:

- Chocolate chips (Semi sweet, all's up to you.  It's all sweet or nothing in our house)
- 1 can of classic crescent rolls
- 1 egg
- Vanilla Extract

What you do:

- Pre heat oven to 425 degrees.
- Roll out crescent rolls onto cookie sheet.
- Place about 15-20 chocolate chips in each roll.
- Sprinkle a little bit of the vanilla on top of the chocolate chips.
- Roll crescent rolls per instructions.
- Beat egg in a separate bowl and then brush on top of the crescent rolls.
- Bake for 15 - 20 minutes until golden brown.

Warning:  This will make your house smell amazeballs.

They are ooey and gooey and come out crispy and flakey.

I make your mouth water yet?


Monday, September 22, 2014

Oh, How We Love Us Some Weekend

We pretty much live for the weekends around here.  It breaks up our wake up, go to work, come home, eat dinner, check off a couple shows off the DVR, and go to bed routine.  I can sit and enjoy my coffee by candle when it's still dark outside (thanks Bella for the early wake up) and not feel like I have to be rushed anywhere.  Our house gets a little attention and the Mr. can get out of the house and enjoy an early morning clay shoot.
We love you, weekends.

More of this definitely happened over the weekend.  I'm sorry, I just can't help myself.  It's practically October and the first official day of Fall, so it's all coming out.

Side note:  I'm loooooving the quality of my new iPhone 6.  Haven't spent much time fiddling around with it, but I can't wait to learn more of what it can do!

Bella did a lot of this.....

She loves a good lounge day to neighborhood watch.
I also spent some time in these.  Who doesn't love comfort on a day around the house?  It actually rained Saturday night....say whaaaaat?!...... which was super exciting as we are in one of the worst droughts in history.  The next day, it brought on the clearest skies and the most crisp breeze, so I made Bella got off her spot on the couch, dragged the furry fatso out from her slumber and made them go enjoy outside with me.  Fresh air and a little game of fetch is good for everyone.  The furry fatso just found a new spot to go back to sleep.

Overalls - Similar here and here

We ran quite a few errands.  Took advantage of the 5 cent wine sale at Bevmo...big time and ran into a German Shepherd rescue event where they had plenty of pups that needed homes.  This is a bad combo for me.....and don't ever ask if I want to "see one" as my answer is always an overexcited "YES!".  So here I am, walking this gorgeous, sweet German Shepherd around a parking lot, thinking of how I can convince the Mr. that she needs to come home with us.  I wanted to adopt them all, but I reluctantly gave the leash back, took a brochure, and ran out of there before I burst into tears.  Like 4 year old, "I want a puppy!" status.
But Saturday night we did get dressed up a bit for some date night action.  A little Texas Roadhouse anyone?  Us Californians love Texas Roadhouse.

Before we go, I wanted to give a little shout out to my awesome in laws for celebrating 40 YEARS OF MARRIAGE yesterday!  40 years!  Happy Anniversary to the two people who have set the bar on what marriage is truly all about.  Love you two.

Wishing you all a fabulous start to your week!


Linking up with Leeann and Meg today.

Friday, September 19, 2014

Friday Favorites

 At first I thought this week was going by slow, but then I blink and hey, it's Friday!
I guess that is what happens when you actually get your butt up and go to the gym all week...*gasp* I know!  I'm all kinds of productive and shizz.
But I'd be lying if I said I wasn't looking forward to a major cheat day tomorrow and spending most of the morning catching up on all my reality show pleasures.

Until that position on the couch is taken, I thought I'd share some of my favorites from these past few days...

I had the year's inaugural PSL....I held off as long as I could and it was just as delicious as I ever hoped it would be.  Our obsession with this beverage is a bit much, but I can't stop, won't stop.
And of course the pumpkin never stops with the infamous Starbucks treat...  I've been hitting up these bad boy sales with an extra email coupon any chance I get.  Stocking the cupboard to make sure our favorite Fall scent never runs out.

Speaking of pumpkins...  A little bit of this might of happened this week...

But just a little bit!  Only because I haven't found spots for the rest of it yet....
I couldn't help myself!  When I saw these cutie patooties at the store, they just had to come home with me.  Pumpkins everywhere...that's our new Fall motto and I don't hate it.
I won't try to throw you off...I will most likely have the rest of our Halloween decor up and kickin before the end of next week.  We love holidays, we get overly excited, and that's just how we roll.

Some other items that have made it on the favorites list have also been Halloween related.  Surprised much?
Like this cauldron that I'm almost positive needs to house our candy this year.  Witches are kinda the Halloween theme that I'm drawn too, so a candy cauldron is a must.  Also, this apron is just too Halloween cute for words!
This adorable stool isn't Halloween related, but in the midst of touching up more of my office space, it caught my eye and is now trying to find a space around my office for it in my mind.

Hope you all had one of those great, productive weeks that warrants a lazy weekend.

Happy Friday!