Hump Day Links

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This is proabaly the most accurate portrayl  I’ve seen, hysterical.

Hate to admit, but I can relate to these problems, especially 20, 18, and absolutely number 7!

These underwater pups are absolutely adorable.  The quality of these photos are out of control.

Is it weird that I want to rock these in my everyday life?

I’m dying over this.  I want to do this in real life, who’s with me??

I really want to try making these, but I am afraid I will be disappointed.  Can they really be as good as the real thing?

 Hope everyone has a great Wednesday 🙂

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Game Day!!

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It should come as no surprise to you that I am a Patriots fan (my blog name didn’t give it away?).  Being from Boston, we take extreme pride in all our sports team and continue to voice to everyone, how much our teams are better than your teams (obnoxious, I know!!).  I make sure to rep my teams on game day and love how fashion forward sports gear has become.  I will say I am NOT a fan of the “pink” style (example here).  You will never catch me in a pink anything when it comes to reppin my team.  Can’t wait to rock one of these options for tonight’s game.  Go PATS!!!!

Cape Cod Paradise

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Cape Cod has been a big part of my summer vacations, ever since birth.  Growing up, my family and I would spend 2 weeks in Brewster and my fondest memories always included the beach, bike trail, and getting ice cream every night.  Not much has changed, just maybe more boozing.  There is also great seafood on the 65 mile long peninsula (technicaly an island since you can only access by bridge), however I don’t like seafood, so I’m normally chomping on all american favorites like chicken and beef.  I know, I know…I don’t like seafood, something has to be wrong with me.  I always try it when offered, but I just can’t bring my taste buds to accept it.  Oh well, on to some favorite photos of my time down the Cape.

JUMP if you’re excited to be on vacation!!!

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My idea of a perfect night, bonfire on Cape Cod Bay, ahhhhhmazzzzingggg!

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One of my favorite places, The Brewster Store!  The beautiful hydrangeas outside the house, and of course our barrel of empties…classy people we are!

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I’m so sad it’s over, but am already on to planning my next trip…Labor Day Weekend in OBX (Outer Banks, NC).  This is the southern version of Cape Cod and I can’t wait to share it with you.

What vacations have y’all been on this summer?

 

Cape Cod–>RIC

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My family and I have been vacationing “down the Cape” (what us Bostonians say) ever since I was little, and my year doesn’t feel complete until I arrive.  Now, I’m at the airport headed back to Virginia, depressed that vacation is over.  But who says I can’t bring the beach with me?

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I look forward telling you all about the Cape and sharing my favorite spots.  More to come!

Celebrating the 4th on Chincoteague Island

Howdy people!  Kinda of a delayed post, but I wanted to share my time at Chincoteague Island with y’all.  If you aren’t familiar with the Virginia coast, Chincoteague is located in the far NorthEast section of Virginia’s Eastern Shore.  Whenever I told local Virginians that we were going there for the 4th, I got the same response each time…”why, there isn’t that much to do there”….and you know what??  They were right!  But that is exactly what the bf and I wanted, a relaxing, calm beach town where we could relax, bask in the sun and read a few books.

We stay at a beautiful Bed&Breakfast, that had so much history and charm, it was a great pick!  The innkeepers Bob and Carole, were such great hosts.  Bob was so knowledgeable in all that was Chincoteague, and Carole could whip up some hearty breakfast biscuits!

See below for such snaps of our long weekend retreat!

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The beach was absolutely beautiful!

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Fried pickles are my absolute favorite!  I’ve never tried them before moving down south, but I am hooked.  Carole’s delicious breakfast.  Nothing like some champs and world cup coverage on the iPhone!

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Beautiful cranes on our bike ride.  Nothing says America like Mexican beer.  The underwhelming fireworks display.

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My rusted bike, almost crashed into oncoming traffic several times.  Mister Whippy is amazing, had it numerous times on our trip. The Watson House lit up at night.

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Summer is going by too fast.  Hope everyone is enjoying every minute!

4th of July Weekend!

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Hi Everyone!!  Talk about slacking, I haven’t loaded up a post for you in over a week, woof!  Is everyone looking forward to this long weekend?  I’m headed to Chincoteague Island for the long weekend, praying that Tropical Storm Arthur stays far off the coast.  Is it me or is it a little too early for this types of shenanigans to be going on?  Anywho, hope everyone has a wonderful 4th of July weekend, spending time with the people who make you smile the most:)

A Beautiful Day for a Wedding

Last weekend I attended a close friend’s wedding at beautiful Belle Haven, and let me tell you, it was ah-maz-zingggg!  Everything from the weather to the venue to the food, it was just perfect.  Belle Haven is a whimsical historic estate overlooking the James River.  Check out some of the snaps below of the property.  My classy iPhone pictures don’t even do this place justice.

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Loved how different all the bridesmaids dresses were.

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This barn above was beautifully restored and hosted as the cocktail reception.

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Inside the beautiful tent with the most gorgeous flowers from Southern Blooms.

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The seating arrangement and favors were put together as one.  The mother of the groom made her famous homemade jam for everyone.  Can’t wait to try it!

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The food was unbelievable.  Usually I’m not blown away by wedding food, but this filet, asparagus, and potato au gratin were absolutely sensational.  A flavor party in my mouth.

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Group shot with my fabulous ladies.

I didn’t end up going with Rent The Runway for a dress because when all was said and done, the dress and necklace I wanted to rent ended up being $85, and I just couldn’t do it.  Knowing I’d spend $85 and have to return it within 24 hours really turned me off.  The dress I wanted was only $45 but they tack on insurance and dry cleaning fees and it adds up.  I think I will try them out though for a black tie wedding I’m going to in October.

How’s wedding season going for everyone else?

 

 

 

Friday Favorites

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Well, well well…the favorite day of the week has arrived!  What’s everyone up to this weekend?  I’m going to a close friend’s wedding at the beautiful Belle Haven Estate and couldn’t be more excited.  Can’t wait to post some photos for ya’ll!  Below are some tidbits that I’m loving on lately.  Enjoy!

I’m loving all the ingredients in this.  Perfect for a hazy, hot summer day.  Will absolutely try this out this weekend.

I could not stop laughing at this.  So uncomfortable and actually pretty spot on.

4 ingredients to pure ecstasy.  Get in my mouth asap.

I have an unhealthy obsession with goat cheese.  Like as in I consume it almost at every meal, daily.  This is so simple yet will absolutely create the biggest party in your mouth!  Give me some crusty bread and I’m done…DONE.

This will be my next vacation.

I need to have this, how amazing is this?

Hope everyone has a spectacular weekend!

Shipping up to Boston

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Hope everyone had a dandy weekend!  I flew home to Boston to  spend some time with my crazy family.  We literally are nuts when we are together, the good kind, if that’s possible.  I am so fortunate and blessed to have a wacky, funny,  loving, inappropriate at times…family.  Below are some snaps from the weekend.  Check ya’ll later!

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Cheese&wine, nothing quite pairs like it…maybe chocolate.

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OOTD for Sunday mass.

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My baby enjoying the sunshine.

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Got to spend some time with my homegirl.

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Loving my new Nordstroms sunglasses, only $12.  Shop them here.

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Tuesday feels like a Monday

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Back to the grind we go.  Hope everyone had a spectacular Memorial Day weekend, can’t believe it’s already over!  This summer is going to fly by.  My weekend was filled with pool, food, cocktails, sun, reading, laughing, dancing, and eating a cheeseburger and french fries at 2AM on Sunday morning.  Check out my recap.  Hope your Tuesday is flying by and remember, only 3 more days till the weekend!

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Had such great weather this weekend in Central VA, was able to lay out everyday thanks to my SPF75 (pale girl problems)

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Something about skinny cans that make me feel like I’m drinking 0 calories beer, if only that were true…

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Nothing like a game of corn hole on a perfect Saturday night with a PBR tall boy (don’t judge, throw a lime in there and they are pretty damn good).

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My boyfriend and I polished this bad boy off in just 3 days.  I squealed with excitement when I found this in a grocery store down here in VA.  I grew up on this every summer back in bean town.

Speaking of bean town, I’m heading home this weekend to celebrate the greatest man alive, aka my dad.  Cannot wait to drop my R’s and drink dunkies all day’errday…at least until Monday morning when I fly back to RVA.