Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Here's What: Happenings {Summer Edition}

What we've been up to... 
Enjoying summer to the max.  We had our annual trip out to California and kicked off the summer with a new destination, gotten in some time at the lake, and enjoyed a few "Dining Under the Stars nights" but other than that we've been having fun doing the classic summer things - ice cream nights, dining al fresco, family walks, rocking on our patio, etc.

The sea breeze is one of the best parts of summer.

What I'm loving... 
Being home!  After managing a long distance relationship, after we got married, we made a "two weekends home a month rule" no matter what - except with all summer has to offer, we're usually home very few weekends during these warmer months.  This year we've made it a priority to log in some relaxing weekends at home (yes, at least two a month!!!) and they are becoming my favorites.

Nights with nothing to do, impromptu plans...

Hosting Mexican night.

What I'm wearing... 
Anything that I can stay cool in, ha! But seriously, I'll be happy to see this heat wave go.  I'm a dress girl so I'll be sad to see these summer months go and I'm continuing to love all the florals for the season but also toned down neutrals.  I'm getting in all my Lilly wearing before the temperature changes.

With the Nordstrom Sale and stores stocking the fall inventory I've put an end to my summer shopping and am slowly stocking up for fall.

Having a Lilly moment.

What I'm excited about... 
I'm starting to get the itch for fall and the start of that new season... and football season - I can't wait to be back up in State College cheering on the Nittany Lions!

Right after the end of summer we'll celebrate our second anniversary (I can't believe it's almost been two years!) and we've been debating how to celebrate and I think landed on a long weekend location - we were considering heading back to our favorite, California, but I think we're going to save that for the winter and keep it within an easy flight.

Cheers to almost two years.
romper (40% off) / wedges (30% off)

What I'm looking forward to next month... 
Usually August is pretty busy for us - things always get crazier as the summer weekends run out - so this year we tried to keep our calendar as simple as possible for this month.

After a break in weddings all summer we're gearing up to enjoy celebrating a few more starting in August.

I've quickly mentioned before that the end of the summer marks the end of our 50ish run at our family lake house so we'll enjoy a final family weekend at the old cottage and prepare for our recent new alternative (which I'll be excited to share soon...)

Stella enjoying the lake view.

Spring Edition 
Winter Edition


  1. Can't wait to find out where you guys decided to go for your 2nd anniversary! I'm pretty ready for this heat wave to be over as well! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

  2. How did you find the floral loft romper (in your first pic) to run? I've loved it forever but the reviews are so mixed I wasn't sure!

  3. YES to football season starting oh so soon! & yes to being home. I can't even begin to tell you how excited we are for some at home weekends (that aren't consumed with wedding planning). Happy Wednesday!

  4. ah yes to all things fall! i really want to break away from the 100+ degree heat ha. and almost 2 years - amazing!

    xoxo cheshire kat

  5. Sounds like you're having the perfect Summer! I'm in love with your patio furniture and I think I may need to host a Mexican night - yum!

  6. I hear you about the heat wave! I'm definitely over it and have moved onto shopping for fall. Can't wait to find out where you settled on for your second anniversary!

  7. I am so ready for the heat wave to end too and for college football! I love how much you love Lilly, your back deck is so cute. Can't wait to here where you plan to go for the anniversary!

  8. Good for you to adhere to the two weekends at home per month! I wish we did that this summer, but I'm looking forward to fall when it is easier to do that! Cheers, Laura

  9. With how hot it is, I'm definitely starting to look forward to football season and sweater weather too! I love that you try to have a two weekends at home rule! Maybe I should try to implement that because I think it would help us to not get over-scheduled.

  10. Yes for college football! I am so ready now!

  11. Love that you guys make it a priority to relax at home 2 weekends per month, so important for your relationship and to recharge! Enjoy every last second of the summer months and of course the lake! Can't wait to hear where you guys decide to go for your 2nd anniversary <3
    Green Fashionista

  12. Bring on football yesss! (and cooler temps please whew) I'm dying with jealousy over your fabulous patio with Lilly pillows! I would never leave that space!

  13. I bet it's nice being home after traveling a lot lately! Wow 2 years is coming soon!! How exciting!! Can't wait to hear what y'all have planned :) I'm itching for the fall after seeing everyone's N Sale pictures lol

  14. Being at home is so nice. I love that rule you guys have - definitely keeping that in mind for the future! I am getting ready for fall - my favorite seasons. Can't wait to hear about the change for your lake time!

  15. Yeah it will be fall soon and football season but your summer looks WONDERFUL and love your back your seating gorgeous.

    Allie of ALLIENYC

  16. So much to look forward to. It really is nice being home though. And I love your home two weekends a month rule.

  17. Since we're anniversary twins... which weekend are you taking?? And spill the deets because I'm still working on ours. ;) love the Lilly details on the patio!

  18. I love your two weekend a month at home rule. We really need to implement that! We're gone every weekend in August and I'm already stressed. xo, Champagne&Suburbs