Monday, July 30, 2012

Weekend Review

Hi, loves! Did you all have a nice weekend? I spent my weekend with L and we had so much fun! A large portion of our time was devoted to flipping between Say Yes to the Dress and the Olympics, however we did take a break from lounging to go to a fun summer concert on Saturday night. While the concert was a little really crowded, L and I still managed to have a great time together! Don't you just love a great girls' weekend?

Here are a few of my favorite snapshots from the weekend...Have a wonderful day!

L and I at the concert 

Two adorable puppies

I wrapped up my weekend by making some peach cobbler...yum! 

Friday, July 27, 2012

Girls' Weekend

TGIF! I'm having a girls' weekend with my beautiful L and I couldn't be more excited! This weekend with my bff will be sure to be filled with tons of laughter, a lot of chips and salsa, and reality tv shows...sounds great, right?! Have a wonderful weekend, loves! 


Thursday, July 26, 2012

Thursday Love List

Happy Thursday, friends! It's once again my favorite day of the week where I share three things I'm currently lusting over! Despite yesterday being the hottest day of the year, I've found myself starting to be drawn to dark hues and rich golds...this means that cooler temperatures will come soon, right?!

What made your list of favorite finds for the week?

Thursday Love List

1.  You all know my love for monograms, so I'm obviously in love with this mini monogram necklace from the always reliable BaubleBar
2.  I've had my eye on this pave bracelet from J. Crew for a while now. It has such a classic look that would add the perfect touch to any outfit!
3. Who doesn't love a great tote?! This Madewell tote comes in about a million colors, but I really love the classic black and chestnut brown combination...perfect for fall! 

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Words of Wisdom

It's been a few weeks since I've shared a Monday Pick-Me-Up, so I decided to share some wonderful words that I've found lately. I have a serious love for well placed words, which is no secret if you've been following ATC for a while so tell me, what are your favorite quotes or words of wisdom? 

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Bicycles and Flowers

Remember last month when I mentioned my fascination with lovely images filled with balloons? Well, it seems that I've found a new favorites thing to Pin...bicycles and flowers! In my opinion, nothing says summer more than a simple picture of a vintage bike and some beautiful flowers. Here are a few of my favorites images that I've found!

Friday, July 20, 2012

Lovely Lavender

Happy Friday, darlings! Over the past few months I've found myself drawn to the color, taste, and smell of lavender. From relaxing lotions to yummy cookies, I seriously can't get enough! So, I thought I'd share some lovely lavender images to send your all off into your weekend...

 If that wasn't enough lavender for you, I suggest purchasing this lovely Essie color! It's the perfect cool shade for these warm days of summer. Have wonderful weekend! 

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Thursday Love List

Happy Thursday, loves! After a week off I've returned with my Thursday Love List in a new format. What do you think of the new look?!

Thursday Love List

1. I'm absolutely in love with these Steve Madden loafers. Seriously. These will be mine.
2. You all know that I'm a sucker for prints and quotes, so it should come as no surprise that I adore this print by Fifi du Vie!
3. This BaubleBar necklace is amazing. I can already imagine this piece being a staple in my wardrobe as I transition into fall!

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Fresh Tastes of Summer

Feeling steamy? I don't what the weather has been like where you all live, but here in Iowa is has been so hot! Whenever we reach the dog days of summer I find myself craving (when I'm not dreaming of ice cream that is) fresh meals to help beat the heat. Here are a few recipes that I've run across while escaping the warm temps the last couple of days. You can bet that I'll be trying all of these yummy ideas very soon!

Monday, July 16, 2012

Inspired by Ice Cream

Did you know that July is National Ice Cream Month? An entire month devoted to celebrating ice cream. What could be better, right?? In honor of this spectacular month of ice cream, I pulled together a few dresses inspired by the tasty treat!

Tell me, what's your favorite flavor to indulge on during these hot summer days?

Thursday, July 12, 2012

On the Move

Hi, friends! It seems like all I have been doing lately is apologizing for being a bit absent...and hopefully this will be the last time! This week I have been in the process of moving and starting a new position with really long and crazy hours. My hope is that after this weekend I'll get the hang of my new schedule and will be back to posting every week day. Have a great Thursday!

Monday, July 9, 2012

Weekend Review

How was my weekend you ask? Well, it just so happened to be the best.weekend.ever. Seriously!
Throughout the weekend I was able to spend time with M (a.k.a. the person with me in all of the photos below!), eat yummy food, drink delicious beer, AND accomplish two more things from my 25 Before 25 list! Here's a glimpse into why my weekend was so great...

I attended my first major league baseball game, which also happened to be number 10 on my list! Although it was an absolutely sweltering game with a temp of 105, M and I still had a great time!...and the Cardinals won!

After the game we went to BB's Jazz, Blues, and Soups where we had some delicious local brews, burgers, and listened to great blues!

On Sunday we knocked number 15 off of my list by visiting the St. Louis Zoo! It was once again a hot day, but we had such a fun time walking around looking at all of the adorable animals.

So tell me, how was your weekend? Did you find a way to escape the heat, or did you brave it like me? Have a wonderful Monday!