08.28.2017

Weekend Recap || Simple Things

(Spent most of our evenings, right there, at that fire pit)

This past weekend we enjoyed a quick staycation, about 30 miles north of us, in Long Beach at The Hotel Maya. It was a trip that had been planned for about a month, but one that came at an opportune time for us…. life has a funny way of working out like that. As we headed up there, TJ was stressed about a few calls he still needed to make, and I had a few loose ends that still needed to be tied up. Yet, when 4:30 rolled around, a sense of calmness came over us, and we settled into the weekend fairly quickly….

We met with old friends, who we hadn’t seen in months, on Friday evening… and enjoyed time around the fire, sipping libations, eating take-out sushi, and watching our little ones play in the sand. As we spent time catching up, and getting grilled cheese sandwich dropped in my rosé glass (#MomLife), I was gently reminded as to what makes a rich life. It’s not a big home, fancy cars, designer duds, or high powered jobs (although… don’t get me wrong, those are nice luxuries)… life is about filling yourself, and surrounding yourself, with the things that make you happy…. and most often, those are the simple things…. and for me, that Friday evening, it just happened to be good friends, family, rosé, and fireside s’mores….

It was a contrast to last week’s weekend recap, and it’s a reminder I plan on taking into the week ahead, as I hope you will too. Have a good one friends! xx

(Headed up to Long Beach for a little staycation with the family at Hotel Mayadress, hat, Harper’s top, bloomers)

(Love all the decor around the hotel)

(Fuego…. home to delicious ceviche + libations…. and the view isn’t shabby either)

(Good friends, take-out sushi, rosé champagne, fireside s’mores… a pretty nice little Friday evening…. open knit, jeans)

(Ventured out to Wide Eyes Open Palms for one of the yummiest breakfasts ever)

(Yes, we were that family…..)

(Poolside Saturday afternoon in one of the hotel’s floating cabanas, with our little fish…. my suit, evil eye necklace, Harper’s suit)

(An oversized thermal for some Mexican food…. my thermal)

(Ending where we started…. fireside….)

(Sunday stroll on the boardwalk before heading home. pullover)

Thank you to Hotel Maya for hosting our stay
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Well, this weekend was relatively indulgent, as most weekend’s away tend to be…. so, tomorrow, we’re hitting the re-set button. We grilled some turkey burgers and chicken breasts so that we would have some lean protein to top salads and bowls with during the week… and loaded up the fridge with veggies + fruit. I made a batch of these egg muffins for busy mornings, as well as these energy balls for days I don’t want to make a smoothie.

We have a relatively low key weekend planned for Labor Day, with the exception of a quick day trip up to LA, we will likely be lounging by the pool and BBQ. I plan on wearing these stripe drawstring shorts (on sale) with this comfortable open knit, as well as this knot back sweater or bell sleeved one with my favorite cut-offs. For our day in LA I’m thinking about tossing on this comfortable jumpsuit since we will be at a children’s museum exhibit and I’ll want something easy, and lightweight to wear…. and if I don’t wear that, I’ll likely toss on my lace tank and shorts and toss my favorite cardi in my bag.  I’m also thinking that for one of the BBQ evenings, my favorite v-neck, long sleeve, stripe tee will be perfect front knotted with a pair of shorts or jeans.

I snagged a few new pairs of kicks lately that I’m super excited about! These blush kicks are amazing, and I love these lace up boots and flats… a little different than what I might typically wear, but I think they will look so cute with distressed skinny jeans and an oversized sweater for fall!

I also made a few purchases for our home lately! Anthro had their site wide 20% off sale and I snagged this comforter, which I had my eye on for a few months. I also bought this super soft blanket and these mauve throw pillows.

And, last but not least, I had to share these cute little etsy items that are in my cart for little miss. I’m obsessed with this blush sleeveless hoodie, stripe bloomers, and this adorable boho romper and two piece set.

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