My Best Friend

Hi lovelies! I hope that you all had a wonderful weekend! I spent this weekend celebrating my best friend– my Mommy. I feel so completely blessed and honored to not only have such an amazing mom but to get to call her my friend as well. She is the woman who instantly puts everyone at ease and the woman that everyone wants to open up to, even if it’s their first time meeting her. She really is that good of a listener and she is also incredibly wise, offering wonderful advice. She is my biggest cheerleader and fan, always making me feel good no matter how small the accomplishment. She is an amazing woman of God who truly has lived her life listening to God’s call. She is smart and funny and truly the most incredible woman I know. And somehow, I’m lucky enough to be her daughter. She has had the most profound impact on my life and I don’t know what I would ever do without her. Everything is just better when she’s around and I love spending time together.

Here are a few of my favorite pictures of us (that I had on my computer!)

Isn’t she absolutely beautiful and so stylish? I’m also lucky to have some very good genes! 🙂


-Tell me about your weekend!

-Did you do anything special for Mother’s Day?



Hi lovelies! I hope that you all had a great week and are having a wonderful Friday so far. I just finished packing (and it’s already past midnight) so today’s post is going to be short.

Today I’m taking off for a weekend in, you guessed it Vegas! But this trip will look less like this…

And more like this…

(And yes, the above is one of our photo shoot pictures… more to come soon!)

That’s right, this weekend is my Grandma’s 87th birthday! We are surprising her and taking her to Vegas for the weekend. Not only has she not been on a plane in years, but she’s never been to Vegas. We’re going to take her on a little tour around the world (Venice, Paris, New York) and then surprise her again and take her to see the Donny and Marie show. I’m so excited to experience Vegas with my Grandma and family. It is going to be so much fun and something we’ve been planning for a very long time! I’ll be sure to post a full recap of the trip and our delicious eats next week!

Have an amazing weekend!


-Have you been to Vegas? Any favorite restaurants/activities?

-What are you up to this weekend?



Wordless Weekend

Hi lovelies! I hope that you all had a fabulous weekend! My Friday kicked off the weekend to a great start when I had the opportunity to have lunch with one of my best friends from high school. We haven’t seen each other in way too long and it was fabulous to catch up. Then after work I headed to Santa Cruz with my mom to go to a Church Women’s Retreat. It was completely relaxing and restorative and we had a wonderful time. Now it’s back to reality and tonight I’m going to another ballet class… can’t wait!


-Have you been to a retreat or to camp?

-What was your weekend like?

A Springtime Afternoon Tea

Hi lovelies! I hope that you all had an amazing weekend and were able to stay out of the rain or enjoy the sun! Sorry I was a little mia last week- it was just one of those weeks but I fully intend on making up for it this week!

This weekend I had the privilege of attending an afternoon tea that was put on by my mom’s best friend. If you remember, I love going to tea and have been going with my mom, her best friend and her daughter since I was a little girl. Back then, I would wear my prettiest, frilliest dress (and I’m sure my mom would make me wear those horrible itchy lace tights) to afternoon tea. I always enjoyed going but being the picky eater that I was, I didn’t drink the tea nor eat the food.  Luckily though days are far behind me and I enjoyed every morsel this time around.

Aren’t the tables so pretty? My mom has always loved setting the perfect table and her best friend is the same way. I love a beautifully set table and it makes enjoying afternoon tea all the more fun! As does dressing up! I count Afternoon tea as the perfect time to wear my pearls (the necklace I’m wearing below my best friend gave me on my 13th birthday) and I got this BCBG Generation dress for the event! It’s one of those dresses that I got a great deal on and I know that I’ll get a lot of wear out of… aka a great purchase!

Having tea together since we were little girls

If you look closely, you can see I took my 5-inch heels off for the picture with my Grandma!

And now onto the main event… the food! Everything was absolutely delicious but as always, I enjoyed the scones the best! She served two different types but the White Chocolate Lavender was incredible with clotted cream and jam! Oh and I had 3 different teas over the course of the afternoon- Vanilla, Coconut Cocoa and my favorite Chocolate Peppermint! All were perfect with the delicious food!

All in all it was an absolutely fabulous day and I had such a wonderful time with family and friends. I couldn’t ask for a better weekend! Sunday included a relaxing day, an amazing Church service, a dinner of roasted veggies and quinoa and a screening of one of my favorite movies– Young Victoria.


-What did you do this weekend? Did you celebrate St. Patrick’s day?

-Are you more of a coffee/tea person? What flavors do you like best?

-What item on the menu looks best to you?