A Little Happy

IMG_0058 My first bouquet of the spring season.

This week contained both the first day of spring and my mother-in-law’s 60th Birthday, so there were plenty of reasons to celebrate. We spent the weekend in Richmond indulging on Birthday cake and eating all kinds of great food. We also made it to the new Wes Anderson movie, The Grand Budapest Hotel, which was worth seeing for the pastries alone. I love spring because I get to ring in another year (my birthday is in a couple of weeks) and it’s the start of patio season which means picnics, wine tasting, rooftops, and generally dining al fresco.

IMG_0132It’s officially Rosé season and this is a gorgeous bottle.

IMG_0187Nothing improves your spirits like an old school carousel. 

IMG_0233My mom always had a gift wrapping box, and this week I started my own complete with fancy tape.

IMG_0096The perfect bag for the farmer’s market from my new favorite sandwich shop.


A Little Happy

IMG_9973 Inspiration for doing manicures at home – cuticle oil and neutral nail polish.

I was on Spring Break this week, and it’s the first time I’ve felt really relaxed in a long time. I gave the house a much needed deep clean before my mom came in town Tuesday and spent the rest of the week on some solid girl time. We went hiking, went for a nice lunch at a vineyard and did some shopping. My natural inclination is to go away whenever I can, but it was great to stay close to home and catch up with my mom.

IMG_9979 A Ginger Beer for adults-only.

IMG_0008My first pair of designer heels.

IMG_0027Now that I wear eye makeup, I need this.

IMG_9950Finally a nice makeup bag to keep the essentials corralled.