Sweet Story... A must read!

While checking emails this morning I came across this headline news story.  I was captivated by the title so I read further.  What a sweet story of a couple married 72 years, whom passed in the hospital, holding hands, only an hour apart.  Now that's what I call true love.  Read the article HERE  May this be a reminder to us all to tell our family, kiddos, spouses, friends, and loved ones how much we care about them!  Now go give someone a big hug and smooch! 
Enjoy your Thursday!  XOXO - B


A Top Bun! Why Yes Please!

Why HELLO there All you fab readers!  I;m back and refreshed.  Well not totally, considering a vacay with kids is a blast, but lets face it not really a "restful" vacay.  Never the less it was fun and a much needed time for fam bonding.  On the subject of all things fun, don't you adore a top knot? I Love me a great, tousled top bun!  It is my go to hairstyle on busy days, windy days, and when I want a fresh face to show through.  It is effortless and easy if it's done right.  If you need hairspray, lots of time, and a back comb then you are doing it ALL WRONG!  A top bun should look like you threw it up and headed out the door, not like you spent an hour on it.  Take some inspiration from the photos below and get your bun on ladies.  It especially looks chic with a scarf and some great earrings in the fall.  XOXO
LOVE! Major DO! It's Messy yet Pretty

DON'T Way to perfectly placed

Gorgeous!  Def a DO!  Love the misplaced wisps of hair.

A Super DON'T!  Looks looks way to polished and coiffed.  Eek!

Ahhh Lovely!  A DO!  Perfectly "undone"
All Images VIA


Bon Voyage, Beach Bound

What is it about going to the coast that is so magical?  The smell? The tastes? The water? The sunsets? The laid back living?  I would think all of the above and then some.  For Fall Break we decided to get in one more family trip before the busy holidays.  We are headed to the coast, San Diego that is for some R&R with our family.  I'm so excited to see my brother and sister in law who have been away almost a year.  I can't wait to build sandcastles with my boys and nephews, go for long bike rides on the boardwalk, eat delish food, and enjoy night walks on the sand with my hubby.  It will be a great trip and I'll be sure to post some pictures as soon as we are back.  To get in the mood for some California Dreamin' on a winters day (Gotta love the mamas and the paps) enjoy these fun photos!  See you soon dolls!

All Prints VIA


Some Fall Goodies

Hello Dolls!!!  Aren't you LOVING this weather here in AZ?  The overcast days are really making me excited for the fall.  I am so glad it is here.  I have been baking up a storm and have probably gained a few pounds as proof!  On Sunday I made peach cobbler... oh man was it divine, thanks to my mom for sending over fresh peaches from Utah.  The warm cobbler with the cold vanilla bean ice cream was just amazing.  Find the recipe HERE.  I also made homemade rolls on Sunday for company.  We had some of the Hubs buddies over for dinner that were in town.  I wish I could share THAT recipe with you...however it is my mom's, and a family treasure.  It really is gold, the best rolls you will ever taste.  Today I made pumpkin bread and that too is amazing!  I will post that recipe very soon... I have tried many MANY pumpkin bread recipes, and this one is just the BEST.. truly the GREATEST!  Okay, enough about food, even though I could talk food all day!  Onto some other deliciousness...fall wardrobes!  Oh yeah baby. Boots, cardi's, jeans, layering, scarves, trench coats, over sized sweaters...I'm in heaven and GAP has some great fall finds.   They are giving 30% off your order today so head on over HERE and enjoy some fabulous fall threads!  Boom!  Don't forget to use the code 48hours at checkout!  Enjoy your Tuesday loves. 


Book Page Decor

Happy Friday... Oh me Oh my how I love Friday!  My boys come home with NO homework, I get to look forward to weekends with the hubs, playing with my kids instead of being chauffeur and I get to catch up on MY to do lists, not everyone elses.  I just LOVE Fridays!  You know what else makes me happy? Books!  I love reading, I love looking at old books with worn covers, I love even smelling books.  Weird? Maybe.  When my boys come home with their library books I love to open them and sniff the pages... I know that sounds crazy right? wait. Don't answer that...but seriously, does anybody else know what I'm talking about?  Books, especially older ones just have a smell to them that is awesome. Okay now that you all think I'm nutty let me get to my point...Books, their pages in particular posses so much character whats not to love.  My mother is an avid reader, book collector, and has selves upon shelves of all the classics.  I'm sure that's where my love comes from.  But when you open a book, the words are worn, the pages fade from white to cream to yellow and almost brown at the edges, there ageing only increasing their delight fullness...ahhh... so decorating with book pages is genius!!!! I was in heaven going through some inspirational photos on clever ways to decorate with book pages.  I hope you enjoy! 
Have an absolutely amazing weekend!


Wrap it up

I love Free People and they have done it again dolls!  Every time I gaze at a new collection they put out I am in awe of the style that pops out the pages.  I can not say enough how much I love the ease and carefree attitude that is behind every single piece of Free People.  And another thing I LOVE is Head wraps!  You can wrap up your hair or throw on a cute hair embellishment and head out the brush needed!  Enjoy these stunning new pieces from the FP collection, they are PERFECT for Fall's windy mornings when your playing with your kiddos but still want to look chic and for Date night with the Hubs.  Have an amazing Thursday Beautiful Ladies!


Trend Spotting: Polka Dots

I haven't always been a huge fan of Polka Dots.  For some reason whenever I wear them I feel like a little girl, not the grown-up momma that I am.  However, I have definitely been swayed by this seasons polka dots.  I am changing my ways for sure as this  trend is emerging into the fall season.  I really got some fashion inspiration after grabbing these photos.  Enjoy dolls and go have some fun with the grown up version of Polka Dots!