Weekend Round-Up

Hi All! Happy looooong weekend! I had an amazing few days celebrating my birthday by taking in the local sights with hubby, and gathering with my family for a delish turkey dinner made by my Mom- Thanks Mom! While my parents watched the kiddos on Saturday, hubby and I went to the Beak & Skiff Orchard, where thankfully the weather broke long enough to enjoy lunch (and delicious hard cider) outside.


And then it was off to Patisserie in Skaneateles for caramelized onion and gorgonzola focaccia bread, among other treats!


Hubby booked us a relaxing afternoon at Mirbeau Spa, after which we headed to one of our favorite restaurants, Arad Evans Inn, for dinner.  We then had to hit Wegmans and get our shop on (I loathe grocery shopping but somehow doing it with hubby, and at Wegmans makes it easier).

Couldn't resist a pic in the the pumpkin patch @wegmans!
Couldn’t resist a pic in the the pumpkin patch @wegmans!

So in sum, we ate and drank our way through the #315! So.much.fun!

My hat is from Drooz and Company in Skaneateles. Stop in and see the amazing selection of adorable gift ideas!
My hat is from Drooz and Company in Skaneateles. Such an amazing selection of adorable gift ideas!

I also received some fabulous gifts from my family, including the beautiful blazer from Talbots that I wore above (very Chanel inspired), this gorg sweater that comes in several colors (love the scalloped details), along with this adorable dress (love the bows!):




And while the temperatures are far from Fall-like, here are some sales this weekend that may help to motivate me to swap out my Summer wardrobe for chillier Fall days ahead:

Talbots 25% off regular prices

Banana Republic 40% off (some exclusions) and free shipping over $50

Gap 40% off everything and free shipping Code: ForYou

Ann Taylor 50% off everything Code:FALLFAST

J.Crew 30% off Code: GOSHOP

And if you are hunting for something special for your Fall home decor:

World Market 30% almost everything with Code:FAMFRIENDS

PotteryBarn and the entire family of brands (Kids, West Elm, Williams Sonoma Home etc.) 20% off and other perks for card holders Code:Friends

Ballard Designs 20% off Rugs and Holiday and 25% off Wall

Serena and Lily 20% off with Code: HAPPYDAYS

Happy Shopping All!



P.S. All opinions are my own. There was no paid sponsorship or product review in this post. Just thought you would like reading about some fun things I found;)

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What I am Loving…


Hi All! Give yourself a high-five- you made it to FRIDAAAAAAAAAAAAY!!!!!!! Woo hoo! What’s on tap this weekend? Well hubs and I are celebrating our 17th wedding anniversary with a quiet 24 hours to ourselves.  I booked a couples massage, scoped out some restaurants and previewed an art fair I am thinking of perusing.  Also planning to take kiddos to a movie this weekend and get some overdue yard work done.  It is supposed to be sunny and gorgeous all weekend…cannot wait!

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So lately I have been feeling totally blech about my style, or rather “overall lack of pulled togetherness.”  Perhaps this is because we have NO (and this is not an exaggeration) local shopping options, or perhaps it is because I have happily slipped into the Summer mode called “hair-on-top-of-head”.  Regardless, I am feeling the tug of a Fall rebirth to my style.  I always look forward to the doorstop edition of the Fall Vogue, and although I am not rushing a Summer that is already moving too fast…here are some fun Fallish pieces I am loving, including my go-to fav, blazers.

From Banana some classic accessories:

Fun take on a classic accessory
Fun take on a classic accessory


Love this and bonus...On Sale!
Love this ring and bonus..it is On Sale!


For my new biz cards...when I finish them, lol
For my newly designed biz cards

This classic ensemble from J. Crew:


and this well priced blazer (love the elbow patches) from the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale:


and back to a cozy option…

So cozy casual

and a fun August 2017-December 2018 planner from Kate Spade:


and I am excited to try a new lip gloss…never mind that I have several in a similar shade in the bottom of my purse…


and speaking of bags….loving the strap on this one!


And there you have it…Happy Friday and have an amazing weekend All!  Take a deep breath and enjoy some time to be still….



P.S. You can find the “be still” downloadable print on Etsy here.

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Weekend Shopping Round-up #springfeverretailtherapy


Happy Weekend All! Snow, wind and chilly temperatures moved in overnight, so when Spring fashions showed up in my email I went click crazy- there are some awesome deals to be had!

Banana Republic Friends and Family 50% off 5 items (code BRFAMILY), my 5 favs below:

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J.Crew Factory is now 40%-50% off, my shopping cart is below:

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Talbots is offering $20 off all regular priced pants, and this is what I picked up during an earlier bout of Spring fever (when they were having a bigger sale):

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Happy weekend shopping! Hope some retail therapy helps- NINE more days until Spring!!






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