Friday, February 23, 2018

2017: The Year of Travel | Seattle & Portland

2017 was deemed the year of travel right from the start. It was full of adventures and our biggest travel year to date. We started the year in Seattle and Portland, spent the the kids' school breaks in Los Angeles and traveling the east coast (Boston, NYC, Philly, DC), took the kids on their 2nd trip to San Diego Comic Con, celebrated my birthday in Disneyland, and followed Andrew to a conference in San Francisco. There was even more traveling happening when I went to more places because of my Posh business including Costa Rica, New Orleans (where Andrew also tagged along), and Las Vegas.

Because I haven't been very good at keeping up the blogging, I figured a series of catch up posts were in order to sum up the trips. It was an epic year full of travel which included 5 family flights, 14 states visited, and a renewed sense of wanderlust as we get into 2018.

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Estelle Ponte Jacket | #SewMyStyle2018

My first make for the Sew My Style project is complete and I couldn't be more thrilled with how it turned out! I'm not very experienced with sewing with knits so it was a bit scary to delve into this pattern and material, but it turned out to be a very straight forward process after I figured out how to read the instructions. I've been very deliberate in focusing more of my energy and time on things that I enjoy doing and this challenge was exactly what I was looking for. With my first make complete, I can't wait to get started on making more clothing for myself and pushing outside my comfort zone.

Thursday, June 15, 2017

A Short Trip to New Orleans

Royal Street is filled with unique shops and is very pedestrian friendly.

Andrew and I went to New Orleans earlier this year. I was going for a work event and had been asking Andrew to come along for awhile. It wasn't looking like it would work out, but Andrew was able to make it work just in time. Andrew flew out a day later than I did just in time to catch the festivities my work had going on. After my work events were over, we had an extra day and a morning to soak in NOLA before heading back home. Although I'm sad the kids didn't come along, I'm really happy Andrew and I got to spend this time together.

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Sundance 2017

Sundance has been a favorite annual event of ours for years. Ever since 2010, Andrew and I have been making it to at least one film a year which we eventually increased to two each year. From our experience, the movies can be very hit or miss especially since a very short description can't really give anyone a good idea of what kind of movie to expect. Two gives us better odds. This year was the first year we saw four and they were all picked entirely by Andrew with no help from me (since I was in Costa Rica at the time). I'm not sure how Andrew decided on four, but I'm so glad he remembered because I completely forgot.

Monday, April 17, 2017

Stitch Fix #7 - April Review

I was super disappointed after my last Stitch Fix and I wasn't sure I'd try it again. It was a solid box but it didn't refect my personal style very well and I felt like my stylist didn't do a great job listening to what I wanted. I was starting to lose faith but decided to give it one more try. Even though I was disappointed, I was still super excited to get this month's box and almost spoiled the surprise by taking a look at the contents online beforehand. I resisted temptation and I'm so happy I did. This box ended up being one of my favorite ones yet.
Recap on how it works:
1) Fill out your Style Profile and schedule your first Fix.
2) Use your Pinterest board to your advantage! Pin what you love/hate and make notes. (Check out my board HERE.)
3) Get your Fix in the mail and decide what to keep and what to send back in the prepaid envelope.
4) Make notes on what you loved/hated in the Fix so your stylist knows for your next Fix.
5) Use the $20 stylist fee toward anything in the box. Keep it all and get 25% off everything.

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

DIY Disney Dress and Wire Mouse Ears

DIY Disney Dress and Wire Mouse Ears

One of my favorite things to do when planning a trip is putting together outfits. I love it even more if I can throw in some handmade outfits, but it's been awhile since I've made anything so it didn't even occur to me that I could make something for our upcoming Disney trip until the week of our departure. In my usual fashion, I decided last minute to throw together an outfit for Isabelle and I couldn't be happier with how well it turned out.

Friday, March 24, 2017

Seattle: "10 Things I Hate About You" Style

If you knew me well, you'd know that I'm absolutely head over heels for movies and television. That isn't really shocking news since most people also like movies and television, but I'm someone that likes to read IMDB like a novel and watch every bit of special features I can get my hands on. Watching director commentaries is also a popular pasttime of mine. With all that background info, Andrew wasn't too surprised when I told him I wanted to visit locations from 10 Things I Hate About You on one of our last Seattle trips. Because we're both fans of the movie (and because this wasn't our first trip to the area), Andrew indulged me and we spent a good part of a day finding some of these iconic locations.