Sunday of Summer

August is like the {Sunday of summer} – trying to squeeze everything in before the chill of fall sets in.  I’m taking advantage of each sunshine-filled day that’s left!  I’ve gone on some great {adventures} this summer and look forward to packing in a few more!  Here’s what I’ve been up to lately:

Summer 2014

1. Crossing {homemade martini} off my 25-year bucket list with these mango cosmos

2. Luke Bryan at {CUSA}

3. Birthday cookie delivery from my BFF in Seattle

4. Reunion with old co-workers in La Crosse, WI for Rockin’ the Docks fundraiser

5. Visiting my favorite {hole-in-the-wall bar} for the best bloody mary

6. Celebrating my 26th birthday with a backyard patio happy hour


Hope everyone is enjoying their summer! xo


Hello May


The first weekend of spring couldn’t have been better!  We finally had {sunshine} after a 7-day rain/gloom fest.  I think it brightened everyone’s spirits.  I attended a {wine tasting} on Friday evening and discovered some delicious reds that I will be purchasing for impending wine nights with the girls.  {Hats & horses} was Saturday’s themed as I donned my new hat and bet on “the best two minutes in sports.”  It was a fun day with my mom and my aunt, and unfortunately, we didn’t win any money.  I always look forward to the {Kentucky Derby} and it’s on my bucket list to make it there one day!


I’ve wanted a {tattoo} since I was about 16 years old.  My parents, my brother and my sister each have at least one tattoo.  Well, I am now 25 and after close to 10 years I can officially say I’ve crossed another item off of my bucket list!  Over the weekend I got my first tattoo:


My new ink (which is on the inside of my right ankle) represents my love for all things French.  I love the language, the culture, the food.  I started taking French classes in summer school as a child – I now have a minor in French and studied abroad in France for 6 weeks while in college.  {Paris} had always been a dream of mine.  My tattoo reminds me of the feeling I got the first time I saw the Eiffel Tower – pure joy, breathtaking, a {dream literally come true}.  Etoile (*star*) is my favorite painting by French Impressionist, Edgar Degas, and as the painting depicts, to me it represents singular, shining, confident, breaking free from from the noise and {standing out}.


What do you think?