Weekend Recap

cafe gratitude, itsy bitsy indulgences {Family lunch at Cafe Gratitude}

I love weekends that you don’t want to end. Those Sundays where you stay in your swimsuit and coverup until the very last minute… trying to savor in every last moment. There wasn’t anything particularly different about this weekend, and maybe that’s what made it so special. I sometimes get caught up in planning…. and getting away… that I miss the simplicity of having “nothing” to do. We were able to wake up and be a little spontaneous…. a walk to breakfast on Sunday morning, and a long 7 mile run on Saturday morning. We spent time at the pool, enjoyed good friends and family, and just sort of hung out. It was a reminder to me that sometimes the simplest moments can be the sweetest. With a busy week ahead, I’m taking that mentality with me. Have a good one all!

cafe gratitude, itsy bitsy indulgences

cafe gratitude, itsy bitsy indulgences {Most delicious food and cocktails}

itsy bitsy indulgences {Slides + Snacks}

cafe lucca, itsy bitsy indulgences {Spontaneous Sunday brunch at Cafe Lucca}

itsy bitsy indulgences {This little miss just loves bougainvillea (dress, hat)}

I’ve been keeping up with half marathon training… we did a 7 mile run on Saturday. I’m thinking next weekend it might need to be extended to 8!

We have a few weekend getaways on the calendar, and I’m looking for some cute pieces to take with me. I found this beautiful flowy pink blouse and these cute sandals. I’m also loving this ruffle romper, or this skirt paired with this button back sweater. This blue ruffle tank and pastel striped swimsuit would be perfect for another Palm Springs getaway….

For our weekend in wine country, I am wanting to wear a cute sundress one of the days. I’m so indecisive, as I feel there are so many cute options out there right now! But, these are some of my recent choices: this pink layered dress, yellow floral off the shoulder dress, chambray shift dress, and floral midi dress. For the other days, I’m thinking my new favorite cut offs paired with a cute top. I like this cold shoulder tee, ruffle and cold shoulder tank (in multiple colors, but I think I like the white one), this lace trim cotton blouse, blue lace boho blouse, or this lace insert cami, The evenings tend to get pretty chilly up there, so I’m thinking this eggplant colored top would be perfect. I also love this taupe panama hat, perfect when paired with a low messy bun (you know… on that last day of vacation…).

Also, just a little reminder that the Nordstrom Anniversary sale begins July 22. If you want early access to the sale (as early as 1 week… July 14th), be sure to read more about that here! I’ll be sharing some of my favorites starting Thursday.


  1. Missy says:

    I am excited for your favorite nordstrom finds, so many of yours have become my favorite too now that I follow you! I recently bought the Alterna spray for my hair and love it. Do you have a favorite hair salon? I live in OC and am four months post part and dealing with hair loss too and just need a GOOD trim. My regular stylist recently moved to San Diego :\

    • Shannon Pulsifer says:

      Missy- I am so glad to hear that! I am particular to only post products that I love on the blog, so I am so happy to hear that you like them too! I go to a salon in Orange,… have been going there for 3 years and I love my hairstylist. Her name is Niki Bentley. If you’d like her number feel free to e-mail me and I can send it to you directly…. and feel you on the whole hair thing!

  2. rachel says:

    I wish my husband was up for going to gratitude cafe more!! looks good!!

    • Shannon Pulsifer says:

      It’s so delish! I didn’t tell TJ that it was vegan the first time we went… when we got there he was surprise by how much he liked it!