Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Compass by Lady Antebellum

In my last post I mentioned that we may be moving, and the news is true! On May 10th we get our keys to a house that is just about a mile down the road from our current place. It has more square feet, a two car garage, and a fenced in yard for Bentley. We really have enjoyed our townhouse but we are outgrowing it and looking forward to being in a single family home. We have signed a two year lease which will finish out our time here for residency. The other day Hubby, Bentley, and I went for a run and ended up at the new house, sat on the front steps, looked in the window, and saw that the For Rent sign in the front yard has a Rented sign on it, and we are all very excited! Its a great neighborhood, one of the top 5 safest cities in Washington, and an easy commute for both of us. So the move will be starting soon, I need to convince myself to start packing, because we will be doing most of it ourselves, with the help of some friends and a uhaul truck. I'll share a little along the way!

Shirt: Old Navy / Jeans: American Eagle / Boots: Famous Footwear / Earrings: Kohl's / Necklace: Target

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Navy and white stripes always remind me of spring and the whole nautical theme that comes out in stores about this time of year. I paired it with grey boots and a grey/silver necklace and earrings combo to keep it simple on a normal running errands type of day. I did just about the same thing a few days later when the weather was even nicer so I rolled up my jeans and added flip flops!

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Drink To That All Night by Jerrod Niemann

I never used to talk about the weather very much. Now I talk about it all the time due to working at a golf course. Yesterday it was 70 degrees and sunny! After work I took Bentley for a run, checked out the neighborhood of a house we might move into, did dishes, laundry, and a regular clean up of the house, made potato salad and went to one of our friend's houses for a birthday cookout. The weather really gave me the motivation to get stuff done yesterday. I love those kind of days. In other news we may be moving out of our townhouse into a house with a fenced in backyard and garage... details to come!

Shirt: TJ Maxx / Jeans: American Eagle / Jacket: Abercrombie and Fitch / Heels: Shoe Show / Earrings: Old Navy 

There seem to have been a lot of birthdays lately. Last night was a birthday cookout, the weekend before was a surprise birthday dinner, and one of my best friends turned another year older this week. This outfit was what I wore to the surprise birthday dinner. We went to a restaurant in downtown Tacoma that has the best view of the city as well as awesome food. I like to be dressy casual for most events with friends and thought this one fit the bill.

Friday, April 4, 2014

Mayberry by Rascal Flatts

I swear everytime I go to write a blog post, Bentley needs more of my attention. He sees me typing on my laptop and gets up from his lounging spot to have me throw a ball for him. So I write a little, throw the ball, write a little more. But now he's entertained with a water bottle to chew on, so I can get back to writing this blog post. Anyway, I'm glad its finally spring time. I'm also glad to take on some pacific northwest rainy days vs snowy days back home. I planted some primrose flowers which love this current weather we're having and whenever its sunny I like to take Bentley out for walks or to the park. When the weather gets just a bit warmer Hubby and I are planning to go camping! We got a tent, sleeping bag, air mattress (camping comfortably), backpacks, and water bottles for our upcoming adventures of camping and hiking. There are some awesome places around here to explore.

Shirt: Bought on vacation in St. Thomas / Cami: Aeropostale / Jeans: American Eagle / Boots: Steve Madden / Earrings: American Eagle

I wore this outfit for St. Patrick's Day weekend. I bought this shirt in St. Thomas when it cooled down one night and I was cold after a day of sunning on the beach. Tough life in the caribbean. Anyway, the horseshoe says Feelin Lucky, which is cute and fitting for St. Patrick's Day. 

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Red Hands by Walk Off The Earth

Did you watch The Bachelor this season? I have always been a fan and this year I watched with a group of spouses just about every week, and we even made bets on it. I'm proud to say that I won, even if Juan Pablo has not been everyones favorite. We had to pick a top six (Sharlene, Clare, Nikki, Andi, Renee, and Ally) and got points for every week that they continued on, and when it got to the last few weeks we had to rank the girls (6. Ally 5. Sharlene 4. Clare 3. Renee 2. Andi 1. Nikki). It was a lot of fun and we're already looking forward to Andi's upcoming season of The Bachelorette. I wish Juan Pablo and Nikki all the best, even though I think everyone is glad that its over for him and we can move on, since he's ready to get away from the cameras and have his privacy back. I understand him wanting his privacy, but like Catherine said at After The Final Rose, "don't slap that hand that feeds you." This was an amazing opportunity for him and he knew what he was getting into, so when Chris Harrison is just asking you questions related to the show, give him an answer so you can end the season on a positive note! What did you think?
Sweater: Old Navy / Cami: Aeropostale / Jeans: American Eagle / Heels: Shoe Dept. / Scarf: Christmas gift / Earrings: Walmart

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This past Friday, I wore a purple sweater with my dress pants and black shoes instead of my usual black top to work. I know, I'm such a rebel sometimes. Anyway, Hubby and I decided to go to one of our favorite restaurants for dinner and I wanted to look nice for date night. It was a quick change from dress pants to jeans, flats to heels, and added the scarf to make it interesting. The colors match perfectly and its really soft, and Hubby commented that it looked really nice. Simple yet cute is how I roll :)

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Unconditionally by Katy Perry

Happy belated Valentine's Day! I hope you all enjoyed a wonderful weekend whether you celebrated the day with a significant other, friends and family, or none of the above. Hubby and I dressed up and went out to a nice dinner Friday night. We had planned to go to The Cheesecake Factory because its a favorite of ours and we had a gift card, but they don't take reservations and had a 2 hour wait when we called before we left. So we went to Duke's Chowder House instead which has a great view of the Sound and fabulous food. We both had to work on Saturday and had a cozy night in because Sunday was our fun day... we went skiing! This was Hubby's first time ever and my first time on skis after about 10 years. I took lessons in elementary school and was in ski club in middle school, but haven't skiied since my junior year of high school. We went to one of the ski resorts nearby that had a rental, lift, and lesson package. I got right back into it and Hubby did awesome for his first time. The lesson was helpful to teach him the basics better than I could, although we did do a few things to get him started beforehand which made the lesson really easy for him. Afterwards we did the easiest run about 5 or 6 times. We loved it, and will most likely be going back this Sunday on our day off! :)
Sweater: Target / Skirt: Corilynn / Heels: Macy's / Earrings: American Eagle


This is what I wore for our Valentine's Day date. I recently purchased this skirt from Corilynn when they were having a big sale. I've seen lots of bloggers that I love wearing her skirts and have always wanted one. The regular price for her skirts is a little more than I'm willing to pay so I was super excited when I found this one for half price. It fits perfectly too. I'm so excited to pair it with lots of other items in my closet and wear it again!

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Chillin' It by Cole Swindell

This weekend it snowed a whole two inches! It started Saturday night when we went out to dinner with some friends, continued all night, and didn't melt away till Monday! And the best part was that Hubby and I both had Sunday off and could enjoy it, and give Bentley his first real experience of playing in the snow. So we bundled up, went for a snow covered walk on the trails in our town and loved every minute of it. I took a few pictures because it was so beautiful and we fully enjoyed some sweet family time playing outside and snuggling up on the couch. We are also fully inspired to go skiing next weekend, which will be Hubby's first time and my first time in quite a few years. :)
Sweater: Old Navy / Skinny jeans: American Eagle / Boots: Crocs / Scarf: Target / Earrings: Old Navy

Part of the reason that I haven't been posting as daily as I used to is because I wear pretty much the same thing to work everyday. In the warmer months, I wear a black polo with the golf course logo, dress pants, and black flats. In the colder months, I wear a black sweater, dress pants, and black boots. Occasionally I'll add color with scarves and accessories, like this outfit, which makes it a little more blog worthy :)

Friday, January 31, 2014

Story of My Life by One Direction

Are you excited for the Superbowl? We are around here! I went food shopping with a friend yesterday to get things for our party on Sunday. We will in fact have two Broncos fans at the party, surrounded by Seahawks fans in Seahawks territory, but that's what you get in the military. There is some serious 12th man spirit in western Washington! In other news, my camera broke. I don't know what happened to it, but it won't take pictures. But good news, Hubby got me an awesome new Canon camera for Christmas! However I'm still playing around and working on how I should take outfit pictures with it. So in the meantime taking pictures on my iPhone is easiest and still looks the same to the other pictures. 
Sweater: Old Navy / Cami: Aeropostale / Jeans: American Eagle / Flats: Old Navy / Earrings: American Eagle / Necklace: Old Navy

It was a rainy day yesterday till the sun broke through the clouds and turned it into a pretty day. On gloomy days I like to wear fun bright colors to counteract the weather. You don't get much brighter and happier than yellow! And Bentley always likes to be right by my side, and the first picture was just too perfect a way to prove it to you! :)

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Timber by Pitbull featuring Ke$ha

My facebook feed is currently about the weather and the state of the union address from last night. I'm happy to say I can't complain about either. Our 50* slightly rainy weather is much better than the harsh freezing weather that is effecting most of my friends and family and closing schools, and I watched The Bachelor wedding with the girls last night instead of the President's speech, so I have no opinions on the matter. Its just another regular work day for me and I'm looking forward to the weekend and the superbowl! Go Seahawks!!!
Shirt: Target / Cami: Aeropostale / Jeans: Buckle / Shoes: Old Navy / Earrings: Walmart / Necklace: Macy's  

This outfit is mostly new things from Christmas. I wore this to Sunday brunch with Hubby. It was perfectly comfortable yet put together instead of wearing yoga pants and a sweatshirt. The top is practically made for pajamas and the moccasins are pillows for your feet. Works for me! 

Friday, January 17, 2014

You Sound Good To Me by Lucy Hale

I am currently sitting on the couch, with Hubby's legs on my lap who's enjoying this relaxing day after getting two of his wisdom teeth pulled yesterday, listening to music, catching up on some blog reading, and stalking facebook pictures of the undergrad sisters of my sorority who are going through recruitment week. This is one of those moments, besides the holidays, when Washington is too far from PA/OH/NY. West Virginia was much closer. I miss my sisters lots and lots, and all my friends and family, but am looking forward to a trip home in April (hopefully!). Recruitment week is the best. Lots of time spent bonding with your sisters, meeting lots of new girls and introducing them to greek life, and all the excitement that goes with it. I was able to help out the past two years which was a blast. Its fun to be in the background and do all the behind the scene stuff, including matching bids. Plus I was able to be there to pick up my own sister and then spend the week with her the second year. So I wish the greeks at Westminster College all the best and hope they enjoy every minute of final night tonight and bid day tomorrow!
Sweater: Old Navy / Cami: Aeropostale / Jeans: American Eagle / Shoes: Old Navy / Earrings: NY&Co. / Seahawks Bracelet: Christmas present

Vest: Old Navy 

Bid Day 2006, the day I joined KD

Bid Day 2012, right after my sister revealed her match to KD

Up close of the Seahawks bracelet

This is the outfit I wore on Saturday to watch the Seattle Seahawks beat the New Orleans Saints for their chance to get closer to the Superbowl!!! Hubby and I are glad that if the Bills and Browns can't make it to the playoffs, that at least our new home team can. Its easy for me to dress up for the seahawks since I have plenty of blue and green in my closet. Plus I'm in love with this target sweater, which I also have in red, and the old navy vest, which I also have in black, and the old navy shoes, which I also have in blue. I had some Christmas money's to spend so when I found the stores still had them in different colors, I went for it. :)

Friday, January 10, 2014

I Lived by OneRepublic

Happy Friday! I'm enjoying this relaxing morning with Bentley before I work this afternoon. He is currently chewing his ball on the couch next to me and every so often it falls off the couch and he looks to me to pick it up for him. I do it because he's enjoying himself and staying out of trouble this way. Hopefully we have decent weather this weekend so we can go to the dog park for awhile and get out some energy. We went on a long walk with another resident's spouse and her dog (and adorable sleeping baby) on the trails throughout our town yesterday which was just what the little boy needed. The East coast is having a polar vortex, but we're having 40s and rain, which isn't much more fun. In other wonderful news, Hubby took his Step 3 Boards back in December and found out this week that he passed and received his best score yet! Also he has found out that we are officially staying here for 2.5 more years. He also switches to the newborn service today which has pretty decent hours so that will be wonderful! There will be a date night this weekend to celebrate for sure! :)

Shirt: Loft / Vest: Old Navy / Jeans: American Eagle / Shoes: Bobs / Scarf: Old Navy / Earrings: Old Navy / Hipster: Vera Bradley's Bittersweet Symphony

Sometimes I like to match outfits to my Vera Bradley purses. Most of the time I wear solids and let the print stand out on its own, sometimes I like to pattern mix with something kind of neutral to make things more exciting. Well the purse is a Christmas present and I recently got the scarf as well and knew I had to pair them. The stripes were a nice neutral pattern to go with the floral and houndstooth of the VB print. Sometimes I think I should be a VB model, right? Lol! 

Oh yea, and Bentley wears argyle. Very well if I do say so myself :)

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Happy New Year!!!

Happy New Year! I hope you've had a chance to reflect on the past year and are excited for the upcoming one. I'm excited to see what 2014 has in store for us after the big events of 2013. But first a recap of our New Years Eve! As some of you know, its also Hubby's birthday, and he turned the big 27 yesterday! Since he worked Christmas, he was given New Years Eve and Day off, which was a wonderful birthday present for him! Yesterday we had a relaxing morning, spent Christmas money's at Cabela's for new camping gear in the afternoon, and had a 5 course celebratory dinner at The Melting Pot before spending the rest of the night at home in pjs with the pup to watch the ball drop on tv. Today has been spent in pjs, watching netflix, eating pizza and drinking mimosas with the boys. I'd say 2014 is off to a great start!
Dress: eShakti / Pashmina: Christmas gift / Tights: Walmart / Heels: Macy's / Earrings: Old Navy

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This dress is the newest addition to my closet from eShakti. If you are a new reader, eShakti is an online clothing company that specializes in customizing their pieces to your preference and size. I found this black and grey chevron dress and knew it would be perfect for the holidays. I wore it to a work Christmas party a couple weeks ago as well as to New Years Eve dinner last night. I didn't need to customize it because I love that it has pockets and it was already cut just above the knee. Hubby wore a black and grey striped shirt, jeans, black blazer and shoes to match me quite nicely. We celebrated the new year in style! :)