Playing Tourist in My Own City

Oh hello Monday, the last one before I return to work which is so bittersweet. I'm excited to get back out into the real world and establish a routine again, but I grow closer to baby girl every day and am going to miss those chubby lil' cheeks so much!


With my family still in town, we took my brother out on Friday for some day drinking downtown. He got to check out some local breweries, and we all enjoyed being outside catching up and playing corn hole.



*Story behind the $56 margaritas can be found here*


Saturday we ventured out to celebrate a friend's birthday down in the touristy section of town. My brother came along and got to meet Emily, K, and the gang.

*Sparkling Sangria for the win*






Sunday was about snuggles with baby girl (who turned 3 months old already, how is this already happening?!), football, and relaxing.

I'm excited to announce that Elle is the winner of my Paperless Post giveaway. Enjoy gurlie, so many fabulous designs to choose from for your next event!


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Joining Biana and Meghan for Weekending
and
Erin for Weekend Snapshots

*Cheers to a fabulous week*

Champagne is Always the Answer



Happy Friday! My parents have been in town this past week, and now my brother is here too. Everyone is enjoying soaking up time with lil' miss, and it's great to have us all together which hasn't happened since last summer. Catching up over food, drinks, game nights, and fire pit time have been good for the soul.


I'm not the biggest fan of Valentine's Day, but I do love a great sale. And I will never pass up a deal on cozy-chic pieces.



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I ordered this crisscross top in burgundy, and can't wait for it to arrive! I may have to pick it up in army green as well.


I've been on a reality star memoir streak, so I'm excited to switch it up and start reading American Heiress by Daisy Goodwin. 

We have a friend's birthday celebration on Saturday, and our friend's son is turning one so we have a family friendly birthday celebration as well on Sunday. Lots of fun, time with friends, and of course cake will be had this weekend. Mmmmm cake!



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Linking up today with Rebecca for That Friday Blog Hop, April for 5 on Friday, Tif for High Five for Friday, Lauren for Fab Favorites, and Amanda for Friday Favorites. Hop on over and join us! Happy Friday!


Wrapped Up in Neutrals

We don't get many chilly days here in the sunshine state, which is why I moved here from the northeast. So, it's nice that when the temps do drop for a few days due to a cold front that we actually appreciate them, and get to break out fun items like scarves, sweaters, and boots. I'm a huge fan of winter whites, and am smitten with this neutral plaid scarf H got me for Christmas from Nordstrom. Of course, I had to break it out to combat the chill in the air last week.

Scarf {Sold Out - similar}- BP. at Nordstrom | Jeans - Rag and Bone | Sweater {similar} - Merona for Target | Heels - {old} Colin Stuart for Victoria's Secret | Sunnies - Le Specs | Double Ring - Kendra Scott | Lipstick - MAC






How do you like to wear winter whites?

Recharge Weekending

After some great news on Friday and a fun weekend including a fantastic yoga class on Sunday, I'm officially recharged and excited to have my family in town.


Friday was food truck night, so we ventured out in the crappy weather for some heart attack inducing food and  drinks at a local brewery before heading home for the night to watch Suicide Squad. We were excited about the movie, but found the special effects to be seriously lacking.




On Saturday, we took baby girl to her first festival. There was a BBQ Showdown at the zoo with live music, and lots of fun activities. I loved that our ticket to the festival also included entrance to the zoo, so we walked through to check out the animals once we were done eating.








On Sunday, I made my return to the local brewery for Namaste and Drink with one of my fav neighbors. Yoga at the brewery with my spirit animal? Yes please!


*$10 for class and a draft beer of your choice afterwards*



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Joining Biana and Meghan for Weekending
and
Erin for Weekend Snapshots

*Cheers to a fabulous week*

Ready to Party

If there's one thing I love to do, it's throw a party. Between birthdays, holidays, and showers there's always something and someone to celebrate! These days, it seems like more people are jumping ship from Facebook, and the typical FB invite doesn't always set the correct tone for the party. Enter Paperless Post, an online invitation and card website where you can digitally send the perfect invitation for your event ranging from brunches and cocktail parties to bridal and baby showers and various holiday parties. They even feature some of my favorite designers such as Kate Spade and Sugar Paper!

Cocktail Party



Valentines Day



St. Patrick's Day



Beach or Pool Party



Birthday

Corporate Event

Housewarming



Bachelorette Party



Bridal Shower



So many of my friends are having sweet lil' babies, and I love how Paperless Post has the cutest make your own baby shower invites.


Sip and See
*Champs and baby snuggles? Yes please!*

A few years ago, it seemed like everyone was having little boys and now everyone is having girls. Serena has so many friends on the way!


Brunch is hands down my favorite meal of the week, and I love how something so simple can be dressed up and so much fun. Fancy boozy drinks, food, and friends... what's not to love?



My Florida girls threw me a travel themed baby shower brunch in September, and it was the perfect theme and setting combining two of my favs - brunch and traveling. The invitation sets the initial tone for the event, and from there Pinterest will help with a surplus of ideas from decor, to the menu, and of course the centerpiece of the party: the cake.




Enter to win 1,000 coins ($90 value) to Paperless Post


**This giveaway was a partnership with Nakturnal and Paperless Post**