Saturday, April 9, 2016

quick trip to the american riviera...

It's gloomy and rainy here in Southern California today so I thought I would share a few pictures from last weekend when we took advantage of some perfect weather with a quick trip to Santa Barbara.  Santa Barbara is one of my favorite cities so I feel extremely lucky that we have family there so we can take random last minute trips up when we have a free weekend.

Here's a little recap of our trip.

Kicking off the weekend (and our trip) with a pretty drive up Highway 101...


Taking in the view from the pier with some fresh crab from the Santa Barbara Shellfish Company...



 Took a walk through the Santa Barbara Botanic Garden (which was really beautiful this time of year)...






After a stop for some ice cream at the locally based, McConnell's (I recommend the "Santa Barbara Strawberry" flavor), we checked out the view from Summerland's Lookout Park...


After some window-shopping on State Street and an amazing dinner at Los Agaves, we ended our day watching the sunset at Hendry's Beach (Arroyo Burro Beach Park)...





Monday, March 28, 2016

easter recap...

Hello!  Hope everyone had a great Easter weekend!  We hosted a Easter brunch at our place this past weekend and had a great time catching up with friends.  A few guests asked when I would start posting  up here again so today I thought I would start getting back in the swing of things by sharing a few pictures of the Easter decorations.  









Wreaths - Home Goods
"Happy Easter" Eggs - Goodwill
Candleholders & Candles - Home Goods
Birdhouses - DIY {here}
Tablecloths - Home Goods
Ceramic Egg Cups - Cost Plus World Market
Faux Eggs and Flowers - Michael's
Chocolate Eggs - Cost Plus World Market
Pitchers - Home Goods
Mini Bunny Felt Basket - Target
Chargers - Pottery Barn
Wooden Centerpiece Box - DIY {here}