Summer bucket list.


Since it is officially summer I am trying to take full advantage of everything summer related, that’s why I made a summer bucket list so we can make some amazing memories!

1. Watch a sunset at the beach

2. Lot’s of pool lounging

3. Make homemade popsicles

4. Watch fireworks

5. Eat BBQ!

6. Picnic at the park

7. Take an adventure to Disneyland

8. Make fresh lemonade

9. Go to the farmers market

10. Eat as many smores as posible


love notes.


Sometimes I take trips home without my husband and I usually try to do something special for him before I leave… The last time I took a trip I decided I was going to write him a little love note or make a drawing for every single day I was gone. I then put them in numbered envelopes and told him to open one everyday I was away. It was a lot of work but beyond worth it. It was a nice reminder to him that I loved and missed him and even though I was out of town I was still thinking about him. If you have the time before a long trip I think it’s such a nice way to show someone some extra love while you’re away.

night lights.


{Friday night in Gastown}

There is something extra special about pretty street lights at night…  Gastown’s old fashioned street lights stole my heart last weekend so I’ll be paying extra attention to all the sparkling lights this weekend (especially since there are so many holiday lights out now!). Hope you catch a glimpse of something special too!!

piazza san marco.

Other than the little ally ways and canals, the Piazza San Marco was quintessentially Venice to me. We spent a good amount of our trip there shopping, enjoying the architecture, and feeding the pigeons. Even though it was definitely the most crowded area of Venice it was the area I remember most. These photos don’t do it justice but I hope you can tell why I was smitten…


{the game if life- one of my favorites}

A while ago we did dinner and a game night with another couple. It made me so happy that I decided I need more games in my life and I think it’s time to incorporate them into more weekends. I hope you all find something that makes your weekend a little more fun! xx


{shirt: old navy, skirt & socks: forever21, boots: tj maxx, bag: dooney & bourke}

Fall is in full swing and I am totally inspired by the leaves. I have even been wearing a lot of brown, red, and orange… I didn’t notice until my husband pointed out the fact that I had worn orange three days in a row. My thinking is- if you like it, wear it! So that’s what I have been doing. Plus, who doesn’t love playing in leaves- it’s so quintessentially fall!