baby a : nursery reveal

this is a way overdue post!

i wanted to stay neutral with a’s nursery just in case our next babe is a girl. i also stayed away from the typical “boy” theme that has cars, dinosaurs. trucks, etc. i really hate those things, ESPECIALLY on baby clothes!

so here you go! the sweetest nursery for the sweetest baby boy!

{ all items will be linked at the bottom of the post! }


we realized after putting everything up that we were going to need much longer shelves. eek!

above the rocker

personalized quilt // pottery barn // { here }
elephant // pottery barn // { here }
personalized elephant rocker // pottery barn // { here }
hanging clouds // pottery barn // { here }
rocking chair // target // { here }
accent table // homegoods
jellycat elephant // nordstrom // { here }
changing table // pottery barn // { here }
crib // pottery barn // { here }
crib bedding // pottery barn // { here }
light fixture // land of nod // { here }
rug // target // { here }
wall art // etsy // { here }

sooooo you might be thinking to yourself…geez did pottery barn throw up in there?
and the answer to that is…yes, yes it did!

i love how everything turned out and it will be perfect for the next babe should it be a girl!
if you have any questions about specific items, please feel free to email me or comment!

a texas bachelorette – part one



i don’t even know where to begin.
how did i get so lucky to have so many beautiful, caring, wonderful girls in my life?
this past weekend was unbelievably fun and made me feel so special. my liver may hate me but i am so so happy.

i have to give all the props to my maid of honor, ms. preslee. i am so grateful and again, lucky to have a best friend like her. i can’t believe all the little details she planned out to make my weekend so special.
i am so happy that she is the one that will be standing right next to me when i marry the man of my dreams, i don’t know that anyone could be any more perfect than she is.

alright, enough of the mushy gushiness.
this post will be setup like ‘our weekend adventures‘.
let’s get this party started!


IMG_9394 airport #ootd.
i scored these chinos at old navy on wednesday on sale // {here}

IMG_9395 we kept it super chill thursday night so that we could save our energy for the rest of the weekend. luckily for me teen mom 2 was premiering. so excited it’s back on!


IMG_9396 friday morning i did my final walk through with all my vendors since it was the last time i would be in texas with some free time. look at this view off one of the terraces right outside the chapel. holy gorgeous!

i’ll post more pictures i took in our wedding countdown post in a few days! keep an eye out for it!

bachelorette weekend
night one
part one – painting with a twist

IMG_6357  Continue reading “a texas bachelorette – part one”

it’s giveaway time!!


another giveaway is upon y’all!
woop woop!
this time i’m teaming up with…

threadbare candle co {!!!!!!!!!!!!}

“Threadbare Candle Co. is all about bringing new life and functionality to vintage castaways – retro tumblers, teacups, kitschy mugs, and more!
Threadbare candles are hand-poured, made from high quality soy wax and non-toxic scents like lavender, Jasmine & gardenia, and oatmeal & honey”

i mean look at how cute this candle is that i got as a gift… img_8959it’s a texas mug! so awesome!

check out these other gorgeous ones they have,


i might enter my own giveaway…the gold one and pink frosted ones are calling my name! yasssss!
all the vessels are antique or thrift store finds and all amazing!

on to the giveaway!

threadbare candle co. is giving one lucky winner a candle of their choosing from the ones pictured above!
oh but that’s not all…i have a little surprise that i’m keeping hush hush, so make sure you take advantage of all the ways to enter.


ENDS : WEDNESDAY JUNE 17, 2015 @ 7:00 AM PT

once the giveaway closes, we will tally up all the entries and i will announce the winner on
FRIDAY JUNE 19, 2015.



  • follow my blog either by wordpress or by email, like and comment that you did or are doing so.


  • repost the instagram photo that we (myself AND/OR threadbare candle co.) post announcing the giveaway
  • follow @threadbarecandleco on instagram
  • follow me on instagram @jess_vasquez08


  • reblog this post – 1 entry
  • follow me on bloglovin {HERE}

be sure to comment all the ways you entered here, i’m keeping track but i want to be sure i don’t miss any!
and if you already do some of these things then GREAT! just let me know in a comment and i’ll make sure to give you your entry! 

if you just can’t wait to have one of these gorgeous hand-poured candles before the winner is chosen, you can shop the etsy store by clicking on the picture below.
there are so many more neat candles to peruse!

threadbare candle co

happy happy entering and good luck!


my favorite things

{serial podcast}
cale & i cannot stop listening to this podcast! i was told that we needed to listen to it & that we would instantly be addicted [hannah you could not have been more right!]

{mrs.tank top from etsy}
cale got me this sweet tank for christmas and i love it! it is so comfy and great to do barre in! especially in my bride-to-be sticky socks!

{pork n’ pull meat shredder}
don’t laugh y’all! this is another christmas gift from my fiancé and he hit the holy grail of kitchen gadgets!! i mean, who else hates shredding chicken with two forks?! i can’t be the only one.

{family christmas cards}
even though christmas was on thursday, i still love to look at all of our friends/family holiday cards. i keep every card i get, so looking back to last years it’s crazy to see how things have changed [babies, husband/wives, etc] look at all those beautiful faces!

*now that this blog has taken off {thanks y’all for your support} i will start to add more and more content. i have scoured the inter webs and got some ideas from famous bloggers on what topics will bring in the most traffic. “my favorite things” being one of them. i will be doing this every week, along with “our weekend adventures”. so just know that there will be new content if not everyday then at the very least, every week.

happy saturday!