Friday, August 29, 2014

almost autumn

This time last year, I think that I had already decorated for fall. Fall is my most beloved season, but yesterday morning as I drove to work admiring the golden sunshine that poured a soft yellow over all the buildings, and feeling the balmy breeze come through my windows, I couldn't help but instantly fall in love with this almost autumn time. 

Then again, who knows, it could also be the Southern California mindset of summer year 'round that has me hanging on to summer a little longer this year.
[Dress: Loft (Y'all this dress is only $23 now!), Earrings: 1928, Bracelets: Forever 21, Sunnies: Ray Ban, Shoes: Michael Antonio]

Autumn, I promise, you still have my heart though.

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

1st Deployment Pt.1 - DONE

Guess who's home?!!!!!!!
[We're still trying to figure out my new camera!]
After flight delays and plans being changed a couple of times, my beloved got in late last night. Through sleepy eyes, we are both beaming with excitement! 
I chose not to take the week off from work because I know me and if I had, I'd be antsy wanting to go out and explore and quite honestly, I know Ben wants to sleep-in, veg out, and surf for a few days.

This morning however, Ben woke up bright and early, even before my work alarm and ready to go, which of course immediately made me regret not taking at least today off. Then, just before heading out to work, I received a surprise call, demanding that I come in later on in the afternoon! Such a sweet blessing.

Ben's on a short run right now, but we plan to spend the extra hours biking to lunch.
Ben's 'home coming' gift was a matte black cruiser from Beachbikes and he is already itching to use it.
We have a lot of fun planned over the next few weeks, if you'd like you can follow along on Instagram!

Monday, August 25, 2014

I'll just leave this right here...

Monday has never felt so good!
If you have been counting fingers and toes with me, you may have a hunch on why...

Friday, August 22, 2014


I wanted to share with y'all a few pictures of what our Saturday yoga sessions look like. My first time at beach yoga was the weekend that Ben left and it's been such a good thing for me in so many ways. I love yoga. It's the first time that I have been truly disciplined about a workout. Having friends keep me accountable makes it that much easier, and it's such a positive way to start out my weekend.

Now, It's gone beyond the beach for me, I have begun doing yoga 3x a week and I can tell how much more flexible and stronger I am becoming.

And speaking of friends, I have met some of my very best friends out here thanks to beach yoga.Our morning yoga quickly turned into movie nights, wine tastings, and potluck dinners.
 Isn't our studio gorgeous?
The bird's even doing it!

An after yoga tree pose! Balancing on sand isn't the easiest thing in the world...
...but I think we do a pretty good job at making it look easy!
AGHHHHH!!! Love this stuff, this beachy paradise, and these ladies! I am one lucky gal!

Thursday, August 21, 2014

wine and yoga and yoga and wine

My sister-in-law sent this to me this morning. 
Made me laugh. A lot. 
I'm pretty sure this is how people see me.
California, if I take nothing else away from your state - I will take away my love for yoga and an appreciation for a good bottle of wine.

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

diaper changing station

My friend, Kim, has decided not to turn an entire room into a nursery for her little one. I actually think this makes complete sense, but that's probably because I also told her that she should have turned their over-sized hall closet into the nursery, so I am not completely conventional as it is. She is keeping things very simple, not a lot of fluff or unnecessary items.

So, their guest bedroom is going to hold the crib, and as for everything else....most of the items are housed in this armoire.
When you open the doors, an entire diaper changing station Kim's husband made is revealed.


The bottom cabinets have baskets, holding baby clothes and other items that babies need that I totally don't really know about since I  know very little about having them.
Isn't this such a cool concept?!

PS. The pad covers were sown by my talented friend Chambrey, who will be opening a shop up soon with all of her goodies. Can't wait to share that with you!

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

back to school

Yesterday was the first day of school for the little ones out here in Oceanside, and seeing the little ones off  to school at work yesterday was probably one of the cutest things ever. Some eagerly excited, others nervous about the new start, but all dressed in their 1st day of school best. 

"Don't you love New York in the fall? It makes me wanna buy school supplies. I would send you a bouquet of newly sharpened pencils if I had your address." -You've Got Mail

My momma sent me a goodie box the other day and she included new Sharpies with a little Post-it note attached...
 It was probably my favorite thing about getting ready for a new year, new folders, pencils, binders, a planner, it still has me giddy thinking about it. I think this attributes partially to why I feel destined to maintain an administrative career of sorts.

Were you obsessed with school supplies growing up? What was your favorite thing to get? I'm pretty sure new pens and pencils, in every color imaginable took the cake. That and knowing autumn wasn't far behind.

Happy wishes to the new school year!