Saturday, August 30, 2014

Return of the Military Vest

Have I mentioned how much I love this military vest? 
If military vests ever go out of style I will be very sad...and probably still wear them anyway.

This striped shirt alone makes me look wider than I am, so using a vest or blazer cuts off the full view of the striped top and allows me to wear my stripes without looking in the mirror and going "yikes, what happened"!?!?


Top-Loft(similar)/Vest-Forever21(similar)/Jeans-American Eagle(similar)

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Thursday, August 28, 2014

Mustard and Paisley

I put this outfit together quickly when my husband came home and told me about a 50th anniversary party we were going to for one of his barbershop group members. I quickly scrambled around in my closet and came up with this....

It was warm out, but I wanted something a little more modest (hence the blazer).  




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P.S. For those who enjoy pictures of my pups, I took this one a couple days ago...

Zoey smiling- anticipating walk.


Monday, August 18, 2014

Nature at it's Best

I decided to take a little blogging hiatus over the last few weeks while starting my new job!!  That's right, I have a job as a outpatient pediatric rehab therapist in Santa Fe!  Just starting my 4th week and loving it.  Also, there is talk of making me full time between pediatric rehab and outpatient adult rehab which is perfect being that my dream was to do outpatient adult rehab or outpatient pediatrics and being able to experience both at the same time is a dream come true!  

Enough about my new job, I could go on and on about it all day.  I have recently picked up a new hobby....backpacking.  Yes, not a very glamorous hobby but it combines my love for hiking with my love for camping all rolled in to one experience.  Here are some photos from my recent backpacking trips....


Backpacking trip to Lake Katherine in the Pecos Wilderness.
This was by far the hardest hike I have ever done with or without the large backpack.  The elevation change was brutal, 8 miles of going up, up, up, and then strait up for the last 2 miles.  At least the hike out was all downhill...
 Lake located at ~12,000ft elevation under the peak of Santa Fe Baldy.
 Me and Chloe at the lake.

 Aspen Grove
 Horny Toad!  I have been looking everywhere for these guys, glad to finally find one.


My 2nd backpacking trip was to Spirit Lake also in the Pecos Wilderness.  
This hike was about 12 miles round trip and a much more enjoyable trail to hike with 50lbs on the back.  It was a lovely way to spend the weekend!

 Me and Zoey at the lake.


 Me and the hubs...I think he has his eyes closed.


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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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