Celebrate Good Times, What to Wear

A Blues Party!

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This past weekend, we celebrated my birthday and Matt’s birthday. Mine was on the 14th and Matt’s was the same day as the party, the 16th! We settled on blue as the theme and ran with it! I have to say, it was a fabulous! From the clothes we wore, to the drinks, to the rock candy – all shades of blue. We decided to have it at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Denver. We had our party there last year and it was such a hit, we decided to go for it again. The museum has an incredible rooftop café and that’s where the party took place. The food was incredible and the cake was sweet! We ate our rock candy, had good conversation, posed with our photo props and made the best of memories! My amazingly talented friend, Lauren from Pearls Poppies Pinkies Up was so wonderful and captured so many special moments. She even did a mini photo session after the party for our Christmas cards and did a little feature on her blog today! So, without further adieu, enjoy our Blues Party!

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And that friends was our Blues Party. Our annual parties mean the world to me – to be able to bring together all of our closest friends from different areas of our lives, treat them to a party that gives them an experience and opportunity to explore something they might not otherwise, like the MCA. On our birthdays, we like to love on our friends, spoil them a bit and let them know how thankful we are to have them in our lives. Good friends are hard to come by and best friends, even harder, but I tell ya – we were surrounded by some of the best Saturday afternoon. I hope they had as good of a time as we did. We made memories that will last and genuinely had the best of times. So thank you friends for taking time out of your day to celebrate with us and for letting us treat you to a little bit of blues and fun!

Happy Monday, Friends!

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Never Stop

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Hello. My name is Aubrey and I am a planner. I plan my day, my month and the next five years. I plan birthday parties a year in advance, our kids names who probably won’t be here for at least three more years and I can’t stop. Planning is good. Planning is helpful. Planning is a stress reliever for me. But when things don’t go according to my plans, to my dreams… I have to change the plan. I have to rethink and work on a new plan. Dream up something a little different. Sometimes it’s hard. Especially when I really like my original plan, but things change. Dreams change. So here’s to new plans and new dreams. Bigger and better than the ones before. Let’s go!

 

Happy Tuesday, Friends!

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Celebrate Good Times, Day at a Time, Inpsiration, Recipe for Delicious

A Spring Partaaay

With Spring in the air, my mind goes to party mode. What best way to celebrate Spring than with friends at the house! The yummiest part of a dinner party is the food. For my next party, I’m thinking a fun, finger food roam around the house style party. So of course, when I get my mind set on a party, I head over to Pinterest and start pinning on my Party! Board. What better way to let out all of my plans! Here are some of the best things Pinterest has given me for past parties we’ve had  – Plus a few things I have yet to try!

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A delicious, refreshing punch of sorts! Stuff that punch with lime, rasberries, cucumbers, lemons and whatever else looks and sounds good!

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Speaking of fruit… try out this fun presentation. It’s especially fun for a Thanksgiving look, but for Spring – just look at those colors! The crunch of the cone and the sweet and sour fruit. It doesn’t get much more delectable or  prettier than that!

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Since we’re on a fruit roll, this will be at my next party. Doesn’t it just sound incredible. What a mix of flavors and incredible coloring! Spicy and sweet! Can’t wait to make this next!

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Prosciutto on those little breadsticks that always appear in Glee. Seriously sounds amazing. A little protein and a bit of carbs.

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Bruchetta. These were a huge hit at two different Christmas parties last year. Easy to make and they just melt-in-your-mouth!

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For a sweet fruit dessert, try these mini strawberry cheesecake deserts. Easy to make and oh so delish!

 

So maybe I’m lacking on protein, but would you come to a dinner party serving these finger foods? Seriously! They all sound perfect on this warm Spring day! I can’t wait to start setting up and don’t worry there will be plenty of pictures of how they actually turn out! If you try any of these finger foods out, tell me! I’d love to hear how it went! Just click on my Party! Board link to find the recipes! Enjoy!

 

Happy Monday, Friends!

 

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I’m Dreaming.

It’s happening. It’s snowing again. And I’m dreaming of a day when there’s no more snow and sunlight streams through my windows. I’m also dreaming of A Change of House. If you’re a follower on MY PINTEREST PAGE you know what’s been on my mind lately. My A Change of House board has gotten lots of attention. I’m dreaming of light colors, sunlight and little details that make the place. Feminine. Flirty. Whites. Neutrals. Cozy. Darling. I think I’ll share with you.

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Cozy and Sleek.

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These frames. That bouquet of flowers. The whole layout. Beautifully simple.

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Clean. White. Colorful. Rifle Paper Co. That did not get past me. Daily Inspiration. Happy.

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Mustard Yellow. Fave. Prints. Patterns and Neutrals.

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Picture layout. Gray couch. My dream. Perfect flower accent. Stairsss.

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Crafty Ikea Table Revamped. The color! The rug! The Globe!

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Genius. I have a scarf from Italy I’d love to frame. Simply elegant and oh so pretty.

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Perfect Pop of Color! No Thank You!!

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This BED FRAME. The RUG! Comforter. Pillows. Ahh…

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Eiffel Tower. Simple. Clean. A great spot to work.

I’m dreaming. I’m dreaming of the above…. Spring is in my head. I want it in my house. It’s snowing outside. Today I’m thinking in short sentences. Is that okay? Hope so. Happy Monday, Friends!

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Mrs. Bride to Be & the Gals

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A flight to the South. A shuttle. A dinner date. A quick chat with the fam. A late night. An early wakeup. A Starbucks breakfast run. A dress find at Target. A quick dress up and onto the Partaaay…

This weekend we celebrated my dearest friend, Kylie. She’s set to wed on the first of June and I’m one of the lucky girls to stand beside her. Weeks of planning led to the fabulous Lingerie & Bridal Shower for the lovely lady and boy was it funnn.

What happened at Kylie’s Shower, stays at Kylie’s Shower…. am I right, girls?!

A reunion of sorts with all of the gorgeous gals I haven’t seen since high school! It had been way too long. Overall it was a whirlwind, but what a fab whirlwind it was!

27 hours later back in Denver Matt & I celebrated Easter on Sunday and now it’s back to school and work for me.

Happy Tuesday, Friends!

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Day at a Time, Inpsiration, Obsession, What to Wear

Obsession [ASOS]

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Cheetah to the Neck | Dots & Flowers | Green Paisley | Tight Stripes | White Ruffles | Organza Love | Red & Purply | Spicy Mustard | White Collar | Navy Pep | Mint to the Max | Red Class | Navy & a Flower | A Little Hippy | Maroon Curves | Stripes Too | Fly Away Orange | Green Lantern | B&W Geometric | Make Me Blush | Color Me Ivory | Polka Dance | Cherry Wrap | Color Block & White | Pom Color | Cheer Blue | Black Magnet | Houndstooth Happy | Black Daisy | Red Pearl | Trumpet Surprise | Pleat Me Pretty

And that’s my Obsession. Asos has the most beautiful collection of dresses. Just think of the possibilities – parties, weddings, work, play, errands and even around the house. I’d wear them everywhere. If only I could buy every one on my Pinterest page. For now, I’ll scroll through Asos, dream and pin. And just in case you’ve never heard of Asos before, let me introduce you.

This a bit from their site.

ASOS.com is a global online fashion and beauty retailer and offers over 50,000 branded and own label product lines across womenswear, menswear, footwear, accessories, jewelry andbeauty. ASOS has websites targeting the UK, USA, France, Germany, Spain, Italy and Australia and also ships to over 190 other countries from its central distribution centre in the UK.

Love love love. Check them out US.ASOS.COM

 

Happy Saturday, Friends. I’m back to work.

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On the First Day of Valentine’s…

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My True Love gave to me…

Monday | Hammonds Chocolate Covered Marshmallow Hearts

Tuesday | Utz Disney Chocolate Covered Pretzels

Wednesday | Gianna’s Heart Shaped Sugar Cookies

I’m one spoiled wife… I think he’s trying to make me fat. They’re hard to resist and so delicious. He knows the way to my heart. I know the way to the gym.

I’m getting so excited for tomorrow, but most importantly for our Valentine’s getaway this weekend.

Do you have a Valentine’s tradition with your special someone you do every year? Have you started a new one like the Five Days of Valentine’s my Sweetheart just started this year?

Tell me about it!

Until tomorrow, Happy Valentine’s Eve, Friends!

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