Woo things have been busy over here! We just got back from Vegas (which was amazing!!! I will do a Vegas recap on friday) and now we are in the states spending some time with my family. It has been 110 degrees every day this weekend, so needless to say we have been living in the pool. To keep us hydrated and feeling refreshed I have been making my favorite protein iced coffee.
Ok so lets start out this blog post with the obvious thing... congrats to Carey Price on winning every award he was up for at the NHL awards. I hope you were able to get on social media and see how gorgeous Angela looked and how dapper Carey looked in his tux. I'm really hoping she will do a full run down on both their outfits!
Back to "fashion friday" .... In the summer I live in workout clothing. Its lightweight, comfortable, and great, but when I leave the house I have to go through the process of always changing or looking like I just left the gym when I didn't even go that day. I decided I wanted to find some lounge shorts I can put on in the morning and wear all day. An outfit that looks cute and stylish with little effort.
While in Rome there was the cutest lunch spot across from our hotel that we frequented daily. They had the most delicious salami salad, I have not stopped thinking about it since I have been home. I finally attempted it at home and it turned out delish!
Summer time is a great time to try out some new date ideas. I'm all about being outside as much as possible in the summer. Jay and I make a good point to go on nightly walks, go on hikes, and explore the city. But sometimes it's fun to try some new date night ideas. I came up with a few ideas that we have either done or I've been dying to do. Hope any of them inspire you, I think my favorite from this list might be the laser tag/ kids activity date.
Your husbands oversized sweatpants mmm....nothings better or more comfortable. But as cute as we may think they look on us, it's sloppy and they probably want their sweats back. Over the last year or so I have been really trying to step up my PJ game, and save those lazy evenings in the hubs sweats for special occasions (and by special occasion I mean when I am just too darn tired to care).
I have the hardest time getting nail polish to last. I have super thin short nails, so polish tends to chip within the first day. Even gel manicures I get at the nail salon only last a week then it lifts. I was on a mission to find a way to get my nail polish to last longer. After about 6 months of trying a ton of nail products I finally found a system that works and I can get my at home manicure to last up to 5-6 days and for me that is a LONG time! So I'm sure if you have normal nails it'll last well over a week.
I hope you guys had a great weekend. We sure did. My parents drove up from Washington to spend the weekend with us. I of course took advantage and put my dad to work around the house. (Our kelowna home is finally coming together, I can't wait to post about it). But we also had fun hiking and enjoying the beautiful weather. Before mom and dad hit the road we decided to make brunch. Carey loves eggs benedict but I have always been a little intimidated by the recipe, but we decided to go ahead and give it a try…it wasn't hard at all and it turned out great!
Summer is here! Especially in Eastern Washington, Ive been home for two weeks and it has broken a 100 a few days in a row. Jay and I had a few days off so we headed up to Northern Idaho to get away from the heat and enjoy some lake and pool time! So now it is time to explore some summer fashion. I am that crazy person that would say summer clothes aren't my favorite. I don't know why, I've never been a big lover. I just don't think they look good on my body type, especially not shorts. So I try and stick to dresses, rompers, and white pants all summer.
Well my husband and I are back in Kelowna for the summer. The last week has been busy getting unpacked and settled. We are not here for long though, we are already preparing for our trip to Vegas for the NHL awards in a couple weeks. I am currently on the hunt for a dress for the event so a majority of my morning consisted on some major online shopping. During which I came across so many great dresses that would be perfect for a variety of events this summer, so I thought I would share a few favorites!
I'm 29 so the past 3 years have been full of engagement parties, bridal showers, bachelorette parties, and weddings. I can give you a 1,000 ideas about gift ideas for any of those, but the past 6 months I've had a big influx of baby showers! I think I'm at that age of the famous phrase... first comes love, then comes marriage, then comes the baby carriage. Most friends have registries, but sometimes there are limited items or you want to get them something a little special. I called upon my sister in law Julie (mama of 2 year old twins), my good friends Sara (mama of Everly almost 2) and Kari (mama of Lola 2 1/2) and asked them what was the item they used most in the first year. Leave it to these selfless mom's that consulted to only give baby ideas, they didn't suggest anything for themselves. But I loved the idea of getting new moms something special as well.
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