Morning! As I’ve mentioned before, Kyle and I worked our little fannies off this summer. We both love our jobs, but it’s nice to have a finish line at the end of a busy season, and ours was sunny Arizona last week.
We stayed at a darling historic hotel named the Wigwam. The place has individual casitas that are incredibly charming and cozy. I almost died when I saw our room for the first time – the fireplace killed me. Love. The Wigwam was originally built in 1918 as a gathering place for the Ohio-based executives of Goodyear Tire & Rubber who discovered the West Valley of Phoenix as a prime location to grow cotton for rubber production. In short, this place has some serious history, and that makes it so easy to love.
I didn’t take too many photos, as sleeping, eating, and relaxing aren’t anything to write home about, but here’s a quick snapshot of our time away + the beautiful Wigwam…
Going on vacation for us is like going to couple’s therapy. We actually get to really talk, spend quality time together, and relax. It’s the best, and just what we needed.
Now it’s time to hunker down in cloudy Portland and enjoy Fall…bring it on!
Friends! I am back for a special edition TGIDIYFriday craft. In all honestly, life has been outta control busy for myself and the hi, friend ladies. But, let’s be honest. We’re suckers for a good DIY, and with the holidays approaching, we couldn’t resist. Plus, the key to vanilla extract is timing and patience. Therefore, if you make the extract in October, it will be ready to go by the holidays. We’re all about planning ahead and prepping holiday gifts in advance, and this craft is certainly one you can make ahead. So head on over here to get your vanilla extract holiday gifts in gear!
The beauty of this craft? It can be used for a long time – vanilla extract keeps for many years if stored properly – at room temperature and out of direct sunlight.
Happy weekend to you!
Today’s post is quick and dirty. I couldn’t resist sharing this new nail polish shade I’ve discovered. It’s called In Stitches from Essie. Come Fall, I always resort to gray or neutral polishes…so I was pleasantly surprised when this one caught my eye. It’s warm and subtle, but still seems fun.
Essie calls it “cheeky, blush pink polish” and neutral. I’m not a pink gal, and this color reads more rosy and soft to me, but it’s very grown-up too.
Any other good fall/winter nail polish colors I should know about:)?
I know I always say this, but this month flew by in a flash. Like I can’t even believe it. October, you are here waaaay too soon. And if this weekend tells us anything about what we’re in store for weather-wise, we might have to build a boat to make it to the holidays. So. Much. Rain.
Anyway, here are some of my very favorite pins this month. They seem to have a very “fallish” feel to them – lots of leather and dark colors:).
For product sources, follow me on Pinterest here. Have a happy week!