Friday, July 25, 2014

Learning to Play

I have spent my free time this summer learning to play mandolin!  My husband (playing stand up bass), a friend (playing fiddle) and I decided to start a bluegrass/old time band and we had our first practice session Wednesday...it sounded pretty good! Our goal is to eventually sound good enough to play a set at our local pub on an off night.

This is not my mandolin, it's a friend's "camping mandolin" that I am borrowing....so it is not exactly the best thing to listen to or play.  Hopefully I can own a decent one soon!


 Shirt-Loft(similar)/Pants-American Eagle(similar)/Shoes-Sam Edelman(similar)




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Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Summer Vacation

It has been difficult to think of style and creating blog posts with the amount of visitors we have had at our house in the past month!  

Both my in-laws and my family came to visit within the past 4 weeks. 
Here are some photos from our adventures a week ago hiking around Colorado and New Mexico...


We climbed a mountain...
 In Southern Colorado.

 Fed the chipmunks.

Discovered petroglyphs (on a trail near my town)....
 ...and ancient Native American pottery shards and arrow heads (my middle brother).

Then we climbed another mountain (because climbing one wasn't enough). This time in New Mexico.
 Did yoga poses on top of said mountain. (my youngest brother)
 (my mom)


Enjoy!

P.S. Outfit post coming soon!!!

Saturday, June 28, 2014

Tribal + Jean Vest

I put this outfit together for karaoke night a few nights ago!  

We have been out of town for the majority of June and it is good to be back for the time being.  We've got family visiting and more family on the way in a few days, fun times to be had!


Vest-Old Navy (here)/Skirt-Old Navy(similar)

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Saturday, June 21, 2014

At the Pond

Every Friday night, during the summer months, my town puts on a series of concerts at the pond near the downtown. They are a big event!  Kid's bouncy castles, face painting, and all sorts of food and merchandise vendors. 

It is always tricky to figure out what to wear to these events.  It starts out sunny and hot and ends up really cold once the sun starts to set.  This is what I came up with last night for the concert at the pond. I wanted something fun and laid back that would keep me warm when the sun went down and that I could sit in the grass in to watch the concert.

Cardigan-old(similar)/Shirt-Old Navy(here)/Skirt-Old Navy(similar)/Scarf-old(similar)

The concert at the pond...
 This is before the concert.  Once it starts up, it is PACKED.  We are talkin' a couple thousand people. 

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Friday, June 6, 2014

Arches

I recently returned from a quick 2 night camping trip in Moab, UT where the Mr. and I went to Arches National Park for some hiking and sightseeing.   This trip was too amazing not to share!!!


Delicate Arch Trail
This is me doing a back bend(wheel pose) under the delicate arch!!
 Picture from early morning driving into the park...
  Primitive loop trail....


 "Double O" arch
 This is a place I have always wanted to go, and we felt the time was right...especially being that it is now just a half day drive from where we live.  

Arches Nationanl Park Trail tip from Kristine:
If you do end up visiting this amazing place, hit the trails EARLY!  By 8:30am the crowds start coming out to the trails and it gets packed.  We started both trails around 6:30am and it was very pleasant, just about had the arches all to ourselves. 

Enjoy!





Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Memorial Day Weekend

Memorial Day weekend turned out to be extremely wet and rainy.  
We went camping Friday night to some natural hot springs up in the mountains and although it was a fantastic time, it was wet and cold.  Plans for an overnight backpacking trip were cancelled due to snow where we had planned on backpacking...so we just did some hiking in town and still ended up getting hailed on (pictures below).  

Yesterday we had a little bit of sun, so we got dressed and drove down the hill to Santa Fe for lunch and this is what I wore.  It was still a tad chilly outside... 

I have had some great outfits in the last few weeks but something always happens to where I can't grab a picture of them.  My photographer has been supper busy wrapping up the school year.  Hoping to be able to post more often in the future!

Jacket-The Limited(similar)/Top-Old Navy(similar)/Pants-Old Navy(similar)/Shoes-Target(similar)


The Natural Arch hike at the edge of town....



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Friday, May 9, 2014

Party Like it's Your Birthday....

This past Tuesday (May 6th) was my BIRTHDAY!!
I went out for karaoke at the local brew pub with some friends, had a fantastic time! What better to wear for a karaoke b-day party than a sequin skirt?  

On another note for those who have been following along, I PASSED my National Boards and am now a certified therapist!  Just had to share, it feels like a weight has been lifted from my shoulders!


Top-American Eagle(similar)/Skirt-Express(here)







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