Fashion: Free People
I have a huge crush on Free People’s style. It’s a bit carefree, a touch country, slightly hippie, and each piece always has just the right amount of sparkle. If I could, I would take one of everything, but for now these pieces are on my radar for perfect end of summer style (plus, I couldn’t pass up a to die for cardi for fall): Embellished Palms Tunic $148.00 Keep Me Tee...
Today marks the last official day of “our” summer. Ty is leaving today to report to training camp in Germany again, and I am left here wondering where did the time go? I feel like it went by way too fast (and if I had a penny for every time I said that, I’d be rich). At least I get to join him in a few short weeks. In the meantime, here are some of our highlights this week: we...
For the Home: Penny Farthing
I love good design. I am drooling over everything on Penny’s site.. Visit it here!
DIY: Dainty Necklace
After a recent trip to a jewelry store in town, and some inspiration found from Emily over at Cupcakes and Cashmere, I added jewelry making to one of my favorite hobbies. I applied her delicate necklace how-to and found some beautiful jade and amethyst stones for the project. The directions are so simple and perfect for a lazy sunday afternoon. Stock up on some stones, wire, chain, flat head...
We went on an Engaged Encounter this past weekend and had a wonderful time. Ty and I were able to stop by the Orange County Fair too! (We had a busy week) A reading recommendation from a few new friends. It has some wonderful and useful information for couples. I highly recommend as well! I little jewelry making DIY coming to you all soon. Had such a fun Thursday Night. One of the...
Recipe: Raspberry and ice-cream oreo sandwich
We’re huge fans of oreos over here. While living in Germany last season, I am pretty sure we got a pack in every “care package” we recieved. With that being said, these Raspberry and ice-cream oreo sandwiches obviously need to be made in the Haskins-Fry household. Follow the tips from a subtle revelry here. To make the oreos: First scrape the inside filling out of a...
Party Planning: Vintage County Fair Birthday
Yesterday, Ty and I went to the Orange County Fair - it quickly reminded me of how much fun I used to have at the fair as a kid. We both ended up reminiscing about our memories that we both had as children, and sporadically talked about the moments we both have shared during these past few years. It was so much fun to munch on fried food, play a few games, and walk through the barns filled with...
Fashion: Hair Ties
One thing that I am absolutely loving right now are these hair ties - seriously, I am obsessed! They are wonderful for the hair during a hard workout.. and they can be fun as a little arm candy too. Click the links below for a bunch of different options! Free People Elastic Printed Hair Ties - Turquoise $10.00 Emi-Jay ‘Leopard’ Hair Ties (3-Pack) $6.50 Free People Elastic Printed...
This past week can only be described as our “official wedding planning week.” We had appointments after appointments (and made lists after lists)… BUT, now we have FINALLY made some serious headway on our big day! Today we are headed to a Marriage Retreat down in Montebello, California for the full weekend… and I am going to owe Tyler lots (and lots) of beer. Talk to you...
Recipe: Summer Salad
I am not going to lie, it is warm here. Like 107* warm. It is times like this that I think “why the h*ll was I dreaming about this in the peak of winter? What was I thinking?” But, any who… I think the perfect cure for a hot night is: a tall glass of something cold, preferably beer or white wine - but I guess anything will do, and a refreshingly delicious summer salad, like...
Wedding: Engagement Pictures
This past weekend, my wonderful friend took pictures of Ty and I in Mentryville, California (an old ghost town near my hometown in Southern California). The setting was perfect for our shoot and my friend did an incredible job. Here are a few snaps: follow the jump for more![[MORE]] And my favorite outtake:
For the home: Kitchen Finds
I have a soft spot in my heart for home goods that are both stylish and practical. Lately, I’ve found myself drawn towards more simplistic styles, but I’ve been known to add a few fun and quirky pieces in to the mix as well. Here are a few of my favorite finds for the kitchen. Farmers Market Basket, Large Square $20.00 Cork Knife Set $398.00 Milk Bottle Measuring Cups...
I successfully survived wisdom teeth pulling! It’s funny how I was dreading it for so long, and in reality, IT WASN’T THAT BAD… AT ALL. Other than that, we definitely got pretty patriotic over here, and enjoyed a few DIYs while we were at it. Here’s what we’ve been up to this week: I dressed in red, white, and blue ALL week with the help of this Free People Scarf...
Happy Birthday 'Merica!
Happy (late) Fourth of July!! We got to celebrate the day with lots of food, laughter, fireworks, and friends. It was an absolute perfect day. What did you do for the Fourth? Hope it was wonderful! source. xoxo, sunset & vine
DIY: Fringe Balloons
I absolutely am in love the look of fringe balloons - and because of that, I decided that it is extremely necessary (emphasis on extremely) to incorporate them in an engagement shoot set up for this weekend [insert big grin face here]. I saw this adorable DIY featured on Glitter Guide a while back and am so happy that I pinned it for future reference. Thanks to the beautiful photography of Sweet...
Party Planning: Gorgeous "Dutch Still Life" Dinner...