Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Weekend Recap

Happy Tuesday loves! I am back from a lovely weekend spent catching up with good friends and no shocker here but I am already for the weekend to be here again. This past weekend I headed back to my college town to celebrate my good friend and bride to be at her Monogram and Mimosa shower. Everything from the flowers to the food was absolutely amazing and I am thrilled to be apart of her special day in August. I didn't do a stellar job of documenting throughout the weekend but here's a few snapshots...

The bride to be and her honorary bridesmaids. 

All of us girls before dinner. We ate at a new Greenville spot, The Rickhouse. While we did have to wait a good while for our spot, everything from our drinks to our dinner was great. 

How adorable is this decoration for a baby's room? The host on Saturday had an amazing home and I made sure to get a picture of this to save as a gift idea. What a great idea for anyone that is expecting a little one and definitely something easy to make and affordable. 

Lastly, over the weekend my friend Sarah had this gorgeous necklace from Z.Zdesigns. While I haven't yet figured out where they sell them in Raleigh, I can assure you one will be mine soon. Be sure to check out their instagram account, so many cute pieces and I am a sucker for anything oyster related. 

Hope everyone has a great week!

Yours truly, 
Emily Ann

Friday, February 19, 2016


Happy Friday friends! I apologize for dropping the ball on posting this week, it was a busy one and I am looking at a busy weekend ahead. This weekend I am heading to Greenville to celebrate one of my good friends wedding showers and will be staying the night for some girl time and catching up. I can't wait to celebrate the bride to be as well as be back in my college town. Here are this week's links and finds...

/ Tonight will be a low key dinner at home and movie night. We are going to make homemade pizza and I am thinking these two recipes [ one & two]  will be making a debut. Any recs for a good redbox?

/ Trader Joes is my weekly grocery stop, from their flowers to their frozen food selection, it's by far my favorite grocery store. Check out this list of favorites and things to try next time you stop by. 

/ I have an unhealthy obsession with Fixer Upper and anything related to Joanna and Chip Gaines. Anyone else? 

/ Old Navy has so many cute things for the spring, I am love this top, these sandals, and this dress

/ My favorite as of lately. 

Hope everyone has a lovely weekend!

Yours truly, 
Emily Ann

Friday, February 12, 2016


Another week in the books and this girl is not sad about it. It has been miserably cold here this week and I am itching for some warmer weather days hopefully to come soon. On tap for this weekend includes a few last minute Valentines errands, a few gym sessions, and catching up on shows/relaxing. Anyone catch Scandal or Greys last night? I saved to watch this weekend and can't wait to watch both. Here's this week's assortment of finds...

// I am a candle lover, it is rare to find me at home without at least 1 candle burning. The only downside is, I tend to go through candles pretty quickly, Enter- this guide for the best candles under $35. 

// Now that I am eating meat again, I am slowly trying more and more recipes that involve different meats. Chicken is the only one I haven't ventured to yet but I am thinking this recipe could change that. 

// Nordstrom is currently having their Winter Clearance sale which is a good time to get some things you may have had your eye on. I wouldn't mind if these or this arrived at my door. 

// If my future house has the curb appeal of this one, I will be a happy girl. 

// Truth and something I am 100% guilty of. 

Hope everyone has a lovely weekend!
Yours truly,
Emily Ann

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Q & A Time

Blogger Q &A's are my favorite. I love getting to a know bloggers past what you see on your computer/ipad/phone. I've made a ton of blog friends since starting the blogging journey and most have started from a comment to what turned into an email thread to what turned it to feeling like I know some of these girls personally. A few weeks ago I was reading one of my favorite blogs, Cupcake and Cashmere and saw this fun Q&A and decided to play along and share. 

Thoughts for Thursday: A "Q & A"

Hope everyone is having a good week so far!
Yours truly,
Emily Ann

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Tuesday Things/ Photo Catch Up

Happy Tuesday friends. I am officially back at work after a great weekend away spent with lots of family and relaxing. Today's post includes a bit of a photo collection of what I have been up to lately...

Lunch date with work friends at Bull McCabes. 

A yummy lattee from Cocoa Cinnamon. 

Excuse the horrible iphone pictures but last we week we tried out Blue Apron for the first time and absolutely loved it. This was out first meal and it was amazing. It was super easy to make from start to finish and only took 30 minutes to make. We saved the recipe card to make it again and I can't wait. 

Another not so great iphone picture but our second meal was a recipe for "italian grinders" aka a cheese steak. Unfortunately this recipe didn't turn out the greatest due to our bread being moldy and a cheese sauce malfunction but in the end we improvised and everything tasted good. 

Manfriend and I fitting in with the locals, camo hats for all. 

An outfit favorite as of lately. 

What have you been up to lately?
Yours truly, 
Emily Ann

Friday, February 5, 2016


Thank heavens we made it to Friday. Sorry for the lack of posting this week, I had every intention of posting everyday until my scheduler went haywire and posted everything as drafts... not ideal. From that to countless work meetings, not sleeping the greatest, I am over this week. This weekend I am heading to home with the manfriend to meet his family. I am looking forward to relaxing, getting in some sights, and just enjoying their company. Here's this weeks finds...

// I made a variation of this recipe this week and it was ahamazinggg, definitely something I will be adding to the rotation! 

//  Shopbop just added a lot of great pieces to their sale section, I am loving this shift dress, these fun booties, and this ring

// Another swoon worthy apartment

// Not too many plans this weekend, check out this guide of the best romantic comedies. 

// Yes, yes, and yes 

Hope everyone has a great weekend!
Yours truly, 
Emily Ann