Tuesday, July 19, 2016

How We Wore It | Nautical

My favorite color combination of all time is red, white, and blue. I've never known why, but if you say its because they are the colors of the American flag, I'll deny it every time. Go Canada!

I just think this combo is so classy and fun! We even used these colors in our wedding. So whenever July comes around, I love all of the excuses to wear my favorite colors starting with Canada Day on July 1st and shortly after, Independence day on the 4th. There is such a classic, nautical feel to these three colors that mmm I cannot get enough of. So for our How We Wore It series for the month of July, what better inspiration than nautical/red white and blue, right? This outfit was pretty darn easy for me to put together because I have so much red, white, and blue in my closet lol

Parker and I spent the weekend of these two holidays pretty low key. We didn't have the 1st off, although I think America should honor that holiday as well ;) but we both had the 4th off so we decided to go to the local beach even though it was pretty overcast. It was still super hot outside due to the humidity so it was fun to just get out of the house even though there was no sunshine. After the beach we found some short hiking/nature trails nearby that we explored for a bit and you guysssss, Parker took my photos for me this time! Whaaat? hahah I was surprised and grateful. He's so good to me <3

Patriotic and delicious!!

Reppin' the Chatbooks <3

Excuse the swimsuit straps ^^

We didn't see any fireworks on the 4th because we are lazy and didn't want to drive/knew that we would see them on the 8th at the Cleveland Indians game we had tickets for. Here are a few photos from that outing as well since the patriotism just kept on goin' all week long! I'm so grateful to be a part of both of these amazing countries! How blessed we are <3

Dollar hot dog night and fireworks. Oh ya, and the Indians kicked the Yankees butts so that was pretty cool, too. And spending so much time with this guy makes it all that much better! Happy summer, y'all! xoxo

Dress: Joe Fresh
Cardigan: Target
Shoes: Forever Young Shoes. They don't have a website so I've linked some similar ones here!

Be sure to see how Hannah and her cutie pie twin daughters 'Wore It' this month :)

Sunday, July 3, 2016

Our Love Story: Part 8 | The First Date

"Here's the thing about this love story of ours. Its long. And drawn out. And mushy-gushy. And even a bit cheesy. But it's true. And I've decided to take my time writing it, capturing all the special details of those moments I never want to forget. So if mushy-gushy, cheesy love stories aren't your thing, I totally get that. Just know that I'm writing this as a gift - to my family, and my children, and their future children - and also, for [Parker] and me - so that on those days when the kids are screaming, the laundry is overflowing and the bills are rolling in...on those days when it all just seems so hard, we'll have this to remind us of those first moments when we fell in love. And if sappy, detail ridden love stories are your thing, well then you've come to the right place." -Ashley Stock

To read the beginning of our love story, click here.

After having said no to Parker asking me out a few times, naturally, he stopped asking.. So when I finally realized that I liked him and wanted to date him, I knew I needed to trick him into asking me out again... which I really believe I did but he is convinced that it was all his idea - mwahaha my plan all along ;)