Seashells & Seychelles

Reality isn’t quite what I have been experiencing the past few days. Lounging on a chair half submerged in water under a tiki hut cabana, sipping a pina colada and reading a good book?
Unfortunately, that easy breezy lifestyle only lasted a short time, but it was a wonderful mini Cabo getaway with Chad. I honestly needed a break from my job, responsibilities and all of these (never-ending) house projects. It was the perfect amount of rest and relaxation.

I honestly think what they say is true. A little getaway (even just a day off) can really rejuvenate you. Our days were filled with fresh fruit for breakfast, laying by the pool, walks along the beach, good books, endless pina coladas and lots of yummy food.
We are lucky and fortunate to take little trips like that, this I know for sure.
In fact, one of my favorite parts of the trip was a little stroll Chad and I took along the beach. We sat and talked about our life together, our goals and dreams.
What our future looks like. The possibilities.
No phones, no interruptions. It was such a sweet moment in time.
I remember thinking “this is one of those moments I will look back on and remember so vividly.”  It was just he and I a tiny moment within such a joyful, young season in our lives.

On our walk back up the beach toward our resort, we talked about how lucky we are to be able to enjoy a mini vacation.  We passed by a number of men trying to sell jewelry, hats and bathing suit cover ups.  We talked about how, every day, they strolled the shoreline in the sizzling Cabo heat.  Watching all of us spend our money and enjoy our vacations inside the resort, while the stood outside trying to make a living.
It kind of put things in perspective for us, if you know what I mean.
Sometimes it’s easy to forget how good we really have it.

That being said, we did have such a wonderful time.
I absolutely love a good beach vacation.
Every day at dinner, the light cast the most gorgeous glow so taking outfit photos was a breeze.
This Riffraff romper is quite possibly my new favorite summer getup.
Be sure to use the discount code signeroo at checkout for a 10% discount!

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Romper: c/o Riffraff
Wedges: Seychelles via Maude
Rings: Madewell

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Spring Has Sprung

Spring is in the air!
Chad and I spent our entire weekend working in the yard. It’s not the best job in the world, but with temperatures in the eighties, you just can’t stay inside! Plus, we have so much to do!
We painted the fence, uprooted all of the weeds in our backyard, mulched, and planted flowers.
It was hard work, and I have to admit, I’m mighty sore today.
But it sure looks pretty!

Sore legs aside, I’m always in a good mood when the weather is nice. There is just something about the sun shining that puts a little spring in my step.
Not to mention, today is the first day I’ve been able to wear open toed shoes in over 4 months!
I found these little gems a few weeks ago, and have been looking for a chance to wear them!
I hope you all get a little taste of Spring soon, if you aren’t already!

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Dress: Forever 21
Sandals: Target
Clutch: c/o Savoir-Faire

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(Spring)spiration

With Spring weather just around the corner (and by that, i mean tomorrow!) I am once again perusing the internet and filling up my online baskets like money just grows on trees.  What is it about online “window” shopping that just fills up a girls heart?  There’s something about clicking “add to basket” one by one, until you have more than your closet could fill.
And then just shut your computer.
It’s a hard reality, ladies.

But with Spring warming my cold, winter bones…my eyes are open to all of the beautiful colors popping up everywhere. I can’t wait to dip my toes into the pool of short sleeves, maxi dresses, midi skirts and casual tennies.

I put together a teeny tiny wish list of a few of my current favorites!
Now go enjoy your day, and fill up a basket or two!

xoxo

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**psst! ever+mi crush (the gorgeous top on the bottom left) is having a Semi Annual Mega Sale, which can make you feel a little less guilty when filling up that basket! (wink,wink!)**

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Eat A Lot. Sleep A Lot.

Well, it’s definitely been a minute! Or two!
I have definitely enjoyed sleeping in the past few weeks, but those days need to end!
I need to get back into my blogging game.  There is something about the promise of warm weather that keeps me going. I am definitely a sunshine girl. I don’t like dragging myself out of the bed in the morning to curl my hair and put on layers upon layers and try to feel “cute”. I think that’s only fun up until Christmas. After that? Bring it on, Spring!

This past weekend, Texas dipped back into the winter weather, and it was just dreary and cold. Not my favorite. Chad and I tried to make the best of it, though. We visited a local nursery and spent a few hours trying to decide what plants, trees and other flowers & foliage we wanted for our yard! We have sketched out a few different things, and I’m really excited to get started on it.
Our yard is sort of a mess right now, as the previous tenant was such a wonderful gardener…but after her death, the house stood vacant for three years. So our yard is overgrown and needing lots of love. We have big plans, though! First things first?  Painting our ugly brown fence white! We finished the first coat yesterday, and I’m already giddy with excitement. We have big plans of trailing (yummy smelling) jasmine, orange and lemon trees and a backyard patio.
I just like to dream and not actually do the work!
It’s time to get busy, though!

And! To top it off? The exterior of our house will be painted next week! I have been mulling over paint color options, and I think we finally have something picked out! I cannot wait to get rid of the ugly tans and browns. Our house needs a little pick me up!

We have a lot of work in store for us, that’s for sure!
So my “eat a lot, sleep a lot” winter mantra is coming to a close.
Time to get into the “Spring” mood and get to work!

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Top: c/o StyleLately
Jeans: Gap
Shoes: Forever 21
Bag: c/o Lulu*s {similar}
Leather Jacket: Italy

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