July 28, 2015

New Fave Podcast - Mystery Show

This past Friday night I hosted a girls night with some friends. We were all chatting about our weeks and catching up on life when my friend told me about a new podcast that she had been listening to, Mystery Show. She knew I was a HUGE fan of Serial (because she told me about that one as well) so she told me about her newest obsession. I love listening to Podcasts when I walk to and from public transportation for work, while I am on public transportation I read. It's a little schedule I have going for myself. Anyways, I started listing to Mystery Show and it's great. Each episode they dive into a mystery that "cannot be solved by going online". I love this because I think it is a great way to remember that not everything is searchable online and sometimes you have to step away from the computer to find things out, anyone remember encyclopedias?

There are 5 episodes so far and each is very unique, from celebrity heights to licenses plate meanings this podcast does not disappoint!

Have you followed along on Twitter or Instagram yet?


July 21, 2015

Ashley's Obsessed - Oliver Gal

Recently I have been making a lot of changes around the house. I have been thinking of painting my kitchen, I've been planting a lot of new flowers, and just reorganizing. One of the easiest ways to change up a room is to add a new picture. I have recently become obsessed with Oliver Gal's prints and artwork. I just purchased three for my bedroom and I'm excited to get more for other parts of the house! Take a look below at the three prints that I purchased below and some of the homes that I am interested in getting soon! 

Art for the fashionistas 



Are there any pieces that you are interested in getting? Let me know in the comments! 


July 15, 2015

Interweb Goodies

Happy Wednesday everyone! Trying to get back into a regular posting schedule after many exciting changes and vacations (more info to come!). Take a look at our favorite links from the past week!

Ashley is so excited for this new movie, she read the book and can't wait for it to come out! Kate Winslet AND Liam Hemsworth (with his Australian accent). Perfection.

An interesting read about why flowers really do make us feel better. 

We had the best lobstah rolls when we were in Cape Cod, we can't wait to recreate them.

Ashley is making one of these benches soon to have in her backyard! Wish her luck!

Nick Offerman is hilarious, he's all about eating healthy in this clip.

What did you find this week? Let us know in the comments!


July 14, 2015

Ashley's Summer To-Do List

Almost ready for the surf & sun! Just a couple more essentials ... #alwayssomethingnew 

I can't believe we are almost half-way through summer and I feel like I haven't done everything I want to do yet! This past weekend I made a list of all of the summer-filled activities that I still want to partake in. I did this last summer and it was a great way to stay focused and find fun things to do. I highly recommend doing one for each season. Below is a sampling of some of the items on my list; 

1. Go to the beach 

2. Host a BBQ with my extended family 

3. Take a walk with friends by the bay while eating delish ice cream 

4. Make pineapple margaritas for a girls night

5. Go wine tasting in Napa 

6. Go to my cabin for a weekend with friends 

7. Spend a day reading in the park 

8. Try out a new restaurant with an outdoor patio 

9. Plant some new succulents in my yard (California drought friendly!)

10.  Visit a county fair or festival 

What are some items on your list? 


June 18, 2015

Picnic Essentials

We love outdoor parties and BBQ's. Seriously I think is every party was a day rager we would be thrilled. Below Ashley has rounded up some of her fave items to make any picnic, BBQ, or outdoor party extra special!

Picnic Essentials

Picnic baskets are a great way to transport your items and to bring a classic nod to the event. I love Turkish towels, they are light weight and come in so many great colors. For serving the food I go with mason jars and outdoor plates, recyclable and easy to use! Bamboo cutlery and serving spoons are light weight, perfect when you are carrying stuff to your desired location! I want to make sure that I bring fun to the event so, an outdoor speaker is ideal. Pillows are a great way to make your guests feel comfortable and to bring some extra color to the overall look. Don't forget the wine and corkscrew that you can bring in this adorable watermelon cooler! Lastly, a cutting board is something that almost everyone forgets, it can double for a serving platter as well! 

What do you like to bring to your events? Let us know in the comments! 



June 3, 2015

Interweb Goodies

Some of our fave read from this past week! Enjoy and let us know if there are any articles that you like (from blogs) that you would like us to feature in the future!

Thank you Lauren Conrad for making this change on your website, it is needed more often in American society.

We are already booking our trip for LA! Harry Potter forever!

 Speaking of trips, here are some that we want to go on via Travel + Leisure 

Some helpful "tips" on tipping that everyone should know

We love San Francisco, but prices are insane! If you are thinking of moving here maybe one of these castles is more in your budget.

Have a fantastic day!


May 28, 2015

Fashion Fridays: Nashville Inspiration

Happy Friday y'all! I am in Nashville this weekend which you can follow on Instagram. For all of my trips I try to stick to a certain "look" to make packing easier. I try to follow these key things:

1. What is the vibe of the city - high fashion like NYC or LA or laid back like Napa or Tahoe?

2. What will I be doing while I'm there - relaxing, site-seeing, shopping, wine drinking?

3. What colors remind me of this place - Nashville feels feminine, and lightly-colorful so I wanted to bring that out in the clothes that I brought.

Below take a look at some of my fashion inspiration for this weekend getaway!