Must have Mondays

travel coordinating

{coordinating my luggage to my travel outfit – yes I am that person}

adorable kitten books

{comical kitten books for a new cat owner}

10Things To Do in Your 20s

{10 moves you should do in your 20’s}

my favorite donuts

{my favorite donuts + a Nespresso to kick start my trip in Dallas}

old fashion soda shop

{an old fashion soda shop}

Happy Monday!



Must have Mondays

90 degrees at the beach

{one good thing about the heat wave we’ve been having – 90* at the beach}

a relaxing morning

{coffee + fashion magazine = a relaxing morning}


{loved watching these artist live canvas paint at Artopia}

beach bonfire

{spur of the moment bonfire at the beach to conclude my saturday night}

lincourt wine tasting

{topped of the weekend wine tasting & a picnic at my favorite winery}

Watching films now, that you originally saw as a child, is an interesting experiment. This week we did a marathon of Jurassic Park – one, two, and three. Re-watching the first one I understood things that I didn’t when I first saw it and I had an entirely different feel for each of the characters than I did originally. Obviously your perspectives and outlook on life are different at age 7 than 25 but it just amazed me at how different the same film could be just so many years later. Happy Monday! xxxooo

Must have Mondays

12 Elevators to See{12 incredible elevators you have to see to believe}

Donating Blood{doing my part to give back – on the weird side, I noticed how beautiful the color of my blood is}

End of a good night{the end of a good night out & a pair of tired feet}

Head Scarf{love the trend of head scarves for spring & summer}

Iced Mocha{I’m going to miss my visits here, but will relish in the few moments left}

Lately the main thing on my brain aside from the usual (current events, latest baking crave, newest fashion trend, etc.) is trip planning. Last week I pretty much spent every free day researching and putting together – what I think is to be – a great 10 day trip to Italy. It covers 85% of where I want to go, what I want to see, and do. It goes without saying that I’m beyond excited to go and bring back plenty of memories (and of course souviners). Any upcoming trips you have planned? Happy Monday! xxxooo

Must have Mondays

20140309-210239.jpg{this view never gets old – so beautiful even with its dark history}

20140309-210247.jpg{a minor detour on our drive up to Paso Robles to prepare for all the wine tasting in Napa}

20140309-210253.jpg{I would almost plan an entire trip up to the Bay Area to get my hair done here – they do an outstanding job}

20140309-210258.jpg{a new find for delicious coffee & uniquely flavored dynamo donuts here – I had a cappuccino with a chocolate rose donut}

20140309-210311.jpg{pleasantly surprised at all the history – and wine of course – at Robert Mondavi}

Something about San Francisco has always made me love the city. The mixture of cultures, such different neighborhoods, and varieties of foods to being an hour drive to wine country. There’s something to love no matter who you are or what you want to do. Granted I’ve only been up there a handful of times, but ever since my brother got married in the city last June it holds a little bit of home. So many great memories, I need to make a more conscience effort to visit it more often. Happy Monday! xxxooo