Friday, August 26, 2016


Chokers are making a comeback and I must say it's one style I always loved ever since Kristin Cavalari was sporting them on her Laguna Beach days.  I saw this photo on Lauren Scruggs' Instagram a the start of summer and have been hooked on the trend since.

I had a lot of comments/questions on my choker in Monday's post (which inspired today's post).  It's Vanessa Mooney and you can find it here.  You can wear it a few different ways which is a plus.

Here is the choker in the above photo of Lauren's and another favorite of mine - since it's thicker I feel like it has a little more of a fall vibe and have been waiting to wear it.

Here are a couple others that I'm loving at the moment... This black one is simple and thin and this cream one is perfect to break away from the generic black.

The last weekend of the summer before Labor Day - I can't believe it! Have a great weekend soaking up the sun and doing summer-y things before we move into fall! xx

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Tailgating Essentials

College football starts up again next weekend - I can't wait to be back in State College and am more than ready for our first game.

Watching the games is one thing but planning the tailgates is another - I love our tailgates just as much (usually more than!) as being in the game.

We have a couple tailgate bins filled with things like plates, cups, napkins, silverware, serving utensils, wipes/santitizer, baggies, tupperware containers, table cloths, etc. that we can easily grab to put into the car.  In addition, 2-3 folding tables, a chair for each person, a canopy tent, a few coolers make the trip down to the stadium with us for most games.

We keep ponchos/rain gear on hand in the "tailgate closet" if we need it.  We rotate between corn hole and ladder golf for entertainment and sometimes the guys even through around a football.

The items below  are great because they aren't school specific, can be used for other events and for non-tailgating fans - they can be used for general gatherings!

My favorite spot for my tailgate gear (all schools) for things like cornhole, folding tables, platters, baskets, tents and really anything tailgate you could want is Fans Edge.  If you need to stock up for the upcoming season, happy shopping!

What are your favorite tailgate items??

Cheers to football season! xx

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Mini Strawberry Shortcakes

These are a great quick dessert and great for either a crowd or small group.  They are also delicious and are very easy to make.

angel food cake cups
whipped cream

Directions :
Place the angel food cake cups on a platter.  Chop the strawberries into pieces and mix sugar into the bowl then pour an even amount into each of the cups.  Top with whipped cream and serve.


Monday, August 22, 2016

It's a Shore Thing

Happy Monday!   It's hard to believe this was one of our last summer weekends with just two more to go.  We had a great time visiting friends at the shore on Saturday doing the beach thing during the day and out for drinks at night leaving time for relaxing at home Friday night and yesterday once we got back.

Our drink of choice was a new one - froze' - frozen rose.  It's delicious and a great summer treat.  Recipe coming soon... 

Have a good week! xx