our weekend adventures


i had the busiest day at work so i just relaxed on the couch as soon as i got home. i’m hoping that work slows down soon, it’s been so hectic! year end always makes me want to pull my hair out.


stupid cats woke me up incredibly early so i took advantage of the empty streets and hit an early morning barre class. my first class in 4 months! whoa….and OW OW OW! my person hurts alllll over! it felt so good to be back at it again!

we headed out to pick up my mother-in-law from the airport and i had way too much fun with a new app i downloaded. you can hear jaz cracking up in the background…hahaha! it gets me every time!

after picking her up we headed down to university village to meet up with cale’s sister, who was in from out of town as well, and brother for some delicious, albeit unhealthy as poop, delfino’s pizza! nom nom nom jaz loves when she gets to see her auntie berit!

and then of course we had to stop at trophy cupcakes to get my favorite cupcake ever…CHOCOLATE PEANUT BUTTER! oh my goodness so good!


after sleeping in a little i got up and got ready to go to my sister-in-law’s baby shower! from left to right is bea {cale’s sister}, momma jo {cale’s momma}, glowing momma-to-be kelsey, and yours truly! i married into a wonderful family and i am forever grateful! we cannot wait to love and adore our new nephew, yay for baby boy anderson!

again, so lucky to now have all these women in my life.
also…what a day it was!

this was the view from the terrace…can you say gorgeous?

it was another great weekend for us. we are always excited to see berit and momma jo when they come in town and catch up on the recent shenanigans.
and cheers to the first baby shower of the year! i have another one for a friend next weekend and then another in march…IN TEXAS! woop woop, i can smell the kolaches and breakfast tacos already!

what did you do this weekend??


our weekend adventures


i just wanted tacos alll day friday. i miss texas and i miss tacos. and big red. oh and hot fritos.

friday night we had dinner plans with our friends, shannon & galen, and their two precious babies! this little munchkin is our flower girl and jaz just adores her!


waiting for our mina girl to cheer!!

she is the tiniest out there but that doesn’t phase her! her little high kick at the end cracks me up! you can hear me laughing at the end… hehehehe!

oh you know…just regular family shenanigans.

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i was alllll ready to go head to my full body intensive at pure barre buttttt 70 mph winds and rain had other plans in store for me. yeah, i sat in traffic for two hours to get about 3 miles from home and back. we went through a wicked wind storm and boy did it cause some major damage.

this is our neighbors house…a huge limb went completely through their roof and into their baby’s room! thank goodness the baby wasn’t hurt and momma was able to get him out. ugh so so scary! can you see the tree on top of their house??? eek!

welp, since we couldn’t go anywhere (everyone’s power was out except ours, luckily) we decided to start packing up all the wedding things that have to be sent down to tejas! cale is super excited about our koozies 🙂

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jaz helped by making a robot head.


cale’s momma is in town, so we went and had crepes and coffee! nom nom.

ugh best coffee ever!

after breakfast, momma jo and i went thrift shoppin’ for some wedding things. i can’t wait to get these babies shined and painted all prettiful!

i know this one is kind of dark but lulu was letting jaz love on her and it was so sweet! we love the lulu cuddles!!

holy weather batman! if you live in seattle, did your power get knocked out or did the wind cause any damage??
it got super scary at one point, with every crack we heard in the tree behind us we just cringed.
the rain was nice. we definitely needed that.

cheers to a happy week!

our weekend adventures


IMG_9886 i finished a pure barre challenge! yayyy!! 25 classes in 30 days, whew!!

IMG_9893 coming home and checking the mail is by far my favorite thing to do each day. getting our rsvps back is so exhilarating!

IMG_9895 we went out to our favorite mexican restaurant and of course momma had to get a margarita!


IMG_9898 a regular service appointment for lucy {my car} landed me in this beaut… please, please sense the sarcasm.
oh and i get to stay in this bad boy until tuesday!

IMG_9899 it was just me and this minion all day

IMG_9900 a couple chai teas and manis never hurt anybody!

IMG_9904 so fresh and purdy!

IMG_9908 we got lots and lots of wedding errands taken care of, which includes perusing hobby lobby & michael’s.

IMG_9910 panera lunch date, om nom nom. it was pretty chilly, sitting at a cool 57° all day long and rainy! brrrr, hot soup was necessary.

IMG_9916 i did a whoopsie and got the most fantastic sunnies. i can’t wait till they come in!

IMG_9919 you guys…my little toothless is getting so big! how on earth do i have a 7 year old?! it’s crazy!


IMG_9922 we had a brunch date with our good friends, aaron, misha and little miss eloise, at the most delectable restaurant in seattle. fellow seattleites will agree…portage bay is the bomb!

IMG_9924 stealing some snugs from my lusers. this is a rarity, folks. so….remember this.

we seriously are so thrilled with how many rsvps we have gotten back. more than half of our guests have returned them! i honestly was thinking that we wouldn’t even get a third back. sheesh, shows how pessimistic i am, right?! ugh, these make me so happy! i can’t wait to see all of these wonderful faces!

i can’t believe another week has come and gone, i’ve been so busy focusing on our wedding that i just realized the year is almost over! WHAT?! christmas stuff is out at hobby lobby and that freaks me out!

i have a fun wedding post coming up tomorrow so make sure you come back because i need y’alls help and would love your opinion!
hope everyone had a great weekend! whadda do??


our weekend adventures


IMG_9805 friday morning i woke up to the sweetest repost from love ophelia! i ordered my bridesmaid’s robes from them and i adore them! if you are a bride in need of getting ready robes, i 100% support love ophelia!

IMG_9811 after a dermatologist appointment i worked on this all day… eek!! sometimes payroll makes my head hurt.

IMG_9812 the leaves are changing! fall is just around the corner! and you know what that means??? WEDDING TIME!

IMG_9815 after work, getting some blood drawn and shopping with jazmina, i went and had drinks with a coworker.


IMG_9817 how awesome does this look?! i bought this a while back {mine’s sold out but {here} is a similar one} and i needed to have it personalized. luckily, my friend, misha, is seriously the best calligrapher and said she would whip this up for me! i absolutely love it!! thanks misha!!

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jaz went to a friend’s from school birthday party while cale and i got to celebrate this little munchkin’s first birthday! happy birthday little miss eloise!!!

IMG_9834 after a longggg day it was time to go night-night. do any other couples do this at night? haha we get snuggled in and then like clockwork we whip out our phones and surf away.


IMG_9837 i posted a ‘mini sephora haul – nars lip pencils‘ review. come see why i’m raving about them!

IMG_9839 okay okay…i’m admitting to actually liking kacey musgraves. i really really disliked her because of how she treated the bobby bones show {a country morning radio show that started in austin but now is syndicated all over the u.s.} she just came off really yucky and mean. in a recent bit that they did they went over their favorite albums that were just released and surprisingly this was one of them. they played a song on it so i thought i’d give it a go and…. yep i absolutely love it!
anyway! the whole reason for that blurb was just to say that i was jamming to this cd while i was cooking breakfast for my two loves. haha

IMG_9843 we had a few trees in our yard that looked a little sad so we went to the nursery to get a few plants that would fair a little better.

IMG_9844 plantin’ in the planter!

IMG_9849 after barre we all went grocery shopping! it’s a lot faster when cale comes because he just pushes the cart right behind me and i just throw things in. ‘easy’ is also a relative term when you have a 7 year old in tow. “can i have this? oh oh i need this! mommy, can i get this??”

this weekend was busy! with some recent health issues i’m really looking forward to the next quiet one. a weekend where we have no plans and nothing to do.
one can dream right?

what did you do this weekend??


our weekend adventures


IMG_9623 started my friday off with my 10th pure barre class in a row! woohoo!

IMG_9633 after barre i went and got a mani/pedi and an eyebrow wax, it was so long overdue! then cale and i packed up and went on our way to coeur d’alene, idaho to visit some of our very good friends! 

IMG_9641 roadtrip shenanigans!

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one of the rest stops we stopped at was a wind farm! whodathunk it would be crazy windy?! haha look at my hair!

IMG_6635 we finally made it and this little nugget was all smiles!


IMG_9655 i didn’t take very many pictures on saturday but i did snag this one and…ohhhh my ovaries!!


IMG_9657 every time we come and visit, it is a must that we stop at the old european. this is cale’s favorite breakfast place of allllll time! so yummy!

IMG_9664 we had to say our goodbyes and head on our way back home. it’s been so dry lately that little dust devils were everywhere!

IMG_9672 i came home to a 20 pound box full of gorgeous wedding invitations!! these get sent out in one week, you guys!! one week! ahhhh!!

what shenanigans did you get into this weekend??



our weekend adventures


came home to see these beautiful blooms in our front yard! i think it’s ph level is confused because the blooms are yellow and pinkish!

 since seattle has been so sunny all of my plants are thriving! i kill every kind of plant so this makes me so happy to see!

 cale went out with his buddy to the bar so i treated myself to a filet mignon and some veggies! om nom nom


3 months we are down to 3 months!!!!
you can read all about what we did this last month in our
wedding countdown post → {here}

this guy is a super creep in the morning. oh chandler bingers!   cale has been joining me a lot at pure barre and i love it! he definitely got his booty kicked this time.

we stopped by cale’s brother’s new home that they just bought and fell in love with the neighborhood…which then ended up with us touring 4 new homes. ugh i can’t wait until we buy a new home!!

 our neighbors just opened up their new bottleshop so we went a checked it out! so awesome and so many different beers on tap!
congrats jack & megan, here’s to a very successful business!


i swear she wasn’t pissed…

we were only supposed to go to men’s wearhouse to choose some bowties for the guys…yeahhh i changed their whole entire suits…but i did choose the bow ties too!

 after laundry and some cleaning, i headed out to my 5th barre class in a row with the hardest instructor out there! sami, you kick my ass every single time!

no dairy, no grains, no sugars…i got this!

jazmina is having a blast in texas and she lost another tooth!!
i miss her so so much, luckily, we get her back in 12 days!

how was your weekend?


our weekend adventures


IMG_9310 both cale and i had off on friday to observe the holiday. this is rare…cale never gets the holidays off. so he joined me for an early morning barre class! he’s such a trooper!

ugh…cale tried teaching me to drive stick. lol. no.
enjoy these…oh and my excuse to stop is “i’m getting closer to cars, i’m sweating and i’m hungry and i’m really hungry.”
sorry for the scary no makeup face, this was right after barre.


481425_453159448078861_364597702_n after the death lesson of trying to learn a stick shift, i got to pamper myself with a mani, pedi and eyebrow wax! ugh i love my salon // splash nail bar

45908_475894685807081_36094958_n after the salon i went home and took a little cat nap with my future husband. technically, i slept on his chest and he watched tv. sighhhh. anyway, after i woke up we got ready and headed out to an appointment i had at // the wax bar // some other things needed some attention, one word, OUCH! but ladies who live in seattle, these ladies take care of you! i highly recommend this place!

IMG_9326 after the self-induced torture we decided to go ‘adulting’. since jaz is still in texas, cale and i are able to go and have a couple beers and enjoy just being in each other’s company. we still miss our baby girl though.

IMG_9331 after dinner we got to see our friends new house that they just bought and we were blown away by their view! so gorgeous!


IMG_9358 saturday we slept in, had breakfast in bed and literally did nothing until 3 pm. that was when i had to get up and run to the store so i could make my pasta salad // here // for a get-together at our neighbors house. fourth of july means red•white•blue everywhere!

gone-girl-2014-film-poster i ducked out of the party a little early because i couldn’t hang in the sun. i got really nauseous and light headed…was i ever a texan? seriously, what the hell. so when cale came back home we relaxed and finally watched ‘gone girl’…what in the ever living…what!!?? this movie was crazy! women are effing psycho, man!


IMG_9364 i went to an early morning barre class and basked in my sticky socks glory. i have more than this but these were just the pairs that i had just washed. a girl can never have too many sticky socks…never.

IMG_9363 cleaning soon turned into this. cale and i are mature, i promise.
at least we know that the new luggage we got for aruba will hold all of my clothes… 😉

IMG_9370 hot summer days means extremely oily kitties. and oily kitties means matted fur…soooo that means…kitties get combed!

IMG_9372 mario!!!! that’s all i really need to say for this one.

what a hot weekend!! i hope you all stayed cool this fourth of july!
my bachelorette is this next weekend so sorry in advance if my posts are a little late.
have a great week!