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Apr 14, 2014

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My Weekend Lookbook: April 12-13, 2014

tennies via Ashley Brooke Designs

Good morning and happy Monday to you! Here is just a peek at what I was up to this weekend…

Photo 1: New kicks! I finally (begrudgingly) ordered myself a pair of new running shoes… after staring at these on Pinterest for like a year! I am one of those crazy people that puts WAY too many miles on my shoes and then holds onto them in fear of the new shoes not being like my old shoes–which is true, because they are always better! Anyways, I ordered these from Zappos last week and they came in just in time to take them out for a weekend run!

Apple Juice Bottle via Ashley Brooke Designs

Photo 2: They have been renovating my Publix, which has proven to be stressful as of late when you just need to figure out where they’ve moved the avocados to… but in regards to the renovated floral department, they are really killing it (exhibit A, exhibit B)! I picked these little beauties up this weekend and put them in an old apple juice jar… it’s embarrassing how happy this little arrangement makes me. There really isn’t anything better than fresh flowers.

Lilly Pulitzer Necklace via Ashley Brooke Designs

Photo 3: I sported this new gem to dinner with friends on Friday night, and every time I wear it I get like one billion compliments! I’m pretty sure I couldn’t live life without this necklace; not sure how I’ve been surviving all of these years! It was recently gifted to me and has by far made it to the top of accessories… honestly, I think I’ve worn it 6 times since it was given to me last week. Best gift ever?! I think so.

I hope your weekend was equally as lovely, but for now I am off to go get this week started! Cheers to an extra fabulous and productive week!! xx

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Apr 7, 2014

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My Weekend Lookbook: April 5-6, 2014

Take Home Meals via Ashley Brooke Designs

Good morning and happy Monday to you! Here is just a peek at what I was up to this weekend…

Photo 1. I love to cook! Really, if I could just wrap presents, cook, and set tables all day, I’d be in Martha Stewart heaven… but since, you know, that’s not real, I try to do one or all of those things as much as possible! So when I get the chance to make dinner for a friend I hop at the chance! Plus, there really isn’t anything better than making a home cooked meal for friends who have just welcomed a new baby… that’s possibly my favorite meal to make!

P.S. You MUST try this super healthy Sweet Potato Shepherd’s Pie recipe! I made it dairy free, but you can also make it gluten free! So it’s kind of the perfect recipe!

Tulips via Ashley Brooke Designs

Photo 2. I just love tulip season! Tulips are my mom’s favorite flower so I love having them around the house during Spring, because every time I see them I think about home! These were sitting on my desk all last week and all the sudden they P-O-P-P-E-D so I couldn’t help but move them out of my office so that I could look at them all weekend!

P.S. These were from Publix… crazy, right?!

Jewlery Organizer via Ashley Brooke Designs

 

Photo 3. My new MASSIVE Jewelry organizer is pretty much the best purchase I have EVER made. I know that’s a strong statement, but it’s an extremely true one. You need to stop what you are doing right now and order one. Mine is hanging up in my closet and it has been a serious morning game changer! Now everything is right where I can see it and not in a clump on my dresser!

I hope your weekend was equally as lovely, but for now I am off to go get this week started! Cheers to an extra fabulous and productive week!! xx

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Mar 31, 2014

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My Weekend Lookbook: March 29-30, 2014

Swirly Lattes via Ashley Brooke Designs

Good morning and happy Monday to you! Here is just a peek at what I was up to this weekend…

Photo 1. I can never pass up a swirly, twirly latte from Barnie’s on Park Ave–especially one that you get to enjoy with your bestie! This is quite possibly my favorite weekend activity… ever.

Lilly Pulitzer via Ashley Brooke Designs

Photo 2. On Saturday afternoon, we had our Sip, Shop, and Style event (and pop-up shop!) at the Lilly Pulitzer in Winter Park! To say that we had a great time would be a complete understatement! I got to meet lots of our readers and clients while sipping on champagne and snacking on popcorn topped with pink sprinkles!! I’m pretty sure there couldn’t have been a better way to spend Saturday! So much fun!!

Morse Museum via Ashley Brooke Designs

Photo 3. If you haven’t visited the Morse Museum in Winter Park, FL it’s a must! I can’t believe I’ve lived here for years and haven’t stepped foot in the building until this weekend! The museum holds the world’s most comprehensive collection of Tiffany glass… it’s quite dreamy, and a Winter Park must see!! If I were you, I’d add it to your to-do list ASAP!

I hope your weekend was equally as lovely, but for now I am off to go get this week started! Cheers to an extra fabulous and productive week!! xx

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Mar 24, 2014

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My Weekend Lookbook: March 22- 23, 2014

Pretty Please Nailpolish via Ashley Brooke Designs

Good morning and happy Monday to you! Here is just a peek at what I was up to this weekend…

Photo 1: A few weeks ago Pretty Please Nail Polish sent me a box full of heaven!!! Custom nail polishes that match our mugs and have sassy ABD names on them… to say that I am obsessed is a severe understatement! So this weekend I took this “Let’s Get Down to Business” (based off our branding sessions!!) for a spin! Love love love!! Also, as a side note… I am a total nail polish snob, and this stuff is MAGICAL!! You need it!!

Dinner Party via Ashley Brooke Designs

Photo 2. I love to throw a dinner party! I come by this honestly; my parents are imfamous for throwing dinner parties and growing up I would help them set up, cook, tend to guests, take down, and wash dishes! I actually learned how to cook for 10 before I learned how to cook for 2! There is just something so magical about having your friends and family over and making them feel special! This weekend I threw together a very quick and informal cookout for a few good friends who were in town from Portland. We had the best time!

P.S. Quick Dinner Party Tips:

1. If you are doing something like burgers… make something “memorable” to go with it! I whipped up homemade Guacamole and Spicy Aioli Sauce which was super simple, but made the meal feel fancier than it was! Plus, who doesn’t like aioli sauce on their burgers and sweet potato fries?!?! No one. That’s who!

2. Hang twinkle lights and light candles… to quote Cher Horowitz, “lighting is everything”. So simple and so inexpensive!!

3. Linen napkins. Change. Everything. … pretty sure that is a direct quote from my mother.

Warby Parkers via Ashley Brooke Designs

Photo 3. I am in desperate need of new eyeglasses, so I ordered a Try-On Box from Warby Parker… now, all I need to do is pick a pair, but I am pretty sure these are the winners! So, needless to say, I spent the better half the weekend playing dress up and saying “these” or “these”?!?

I hope your weekend was equally as lovely, but for now I am off to go get this week started! Cheers to an extra fabulous and productive week!! xx

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Mar 17, 2014

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My Weekend Lookbook: March 15-16, 2014

Wedding flowers via Ashley Brooke Designs

Good morning and Happy St. Patrick’s Day to you! Here is just a peek at what I was up to this weekend…

Photo 1: On Friday night I got all gussied up and headed out to a BEAUTIFUL Florida farm wedding! Two of my good friends said “I do” under a big oak tree as the sun was setting… it was a magical night! Also, the flowers were stunning.

French Pressing via Ashley Brooke Designs

Photo 2. I know that I am late to the game, but I just got a French Press and a milk frother… and now I am in latte heaven. I am not even joking. I may or may not have been researching how to do those twirly swirly designs in my coffee on Saturday morning! Nothing makes you feel more fancy than sipping coffee that’s been French-pressed. And we all know how I feel about that.

Sushi Party via Ashley Brooke Designs

Photo 3. On Saturday night, I went to a surprise (sushi rolling) birthday party! I can honestly say that I never knew how much work went into rolling sushi, and now I know why it’s like $14 for a California roll… it’s HARD. I could never get my rolls to look just right, mostly because I put twice the amount of avocado as the chef told me was preferable, but, whatever… it was DE-LISH! Also, not to mention a really fun birthday party idea!

I hope your weekend was equally as lovely, but for now I am off to go get this week started! Cheers to an extra fabulous and productive week!! xx

 

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Mar 10, 2014

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My Weekend Lookbook: March 8-9, 2014

Good morning and happy Monday to you! Here is just a peek at what I was up to this weekend…

Green Thumbing via Ashley Brooke Designs

Photo 1. I tried really hard this weekend to take it S-L-O-W! I am one who likes to pack in as much as possible on the weekend, and usually by the time Sunday night rolls around, I am so tired I cannot even stand it!! So this weekend, I set myself up for a little stay-cation filled with a whole lotta reading, Target-tripping, and backyard sittin’! One of the first things to do on my “non-to-do-list-weekend” was re-pot a few plants. I try my very best to have a green thumb, especially since I have a backyard to play with… but let me tell you, having a green thumb is NOT easy!!

Slow Saturdays via Ashley Brooke Designs

Photo 2. Second on my “non-to-do-list” was to eat breakfast outside and read a magazine… I never have time for magazines, which is kind of unacceptable. Mostly becuase I L-O-V-E magazines!! So, I am making a new rule… read one fashion magazine a month. Seems doable, right?!

Sunbathing Lucy via Ashley Brooke Designs

Photo 3. And last up on my list, sunbathing (or in mine and Lucy’s case, “shadebathing”) in the backyard while getting in some reading!

Some may say it was kind of the best weekend ever!

I hope your weekend was equally as lovely, but for now I am off to go get this week started! Cheers to an extra fabulous and productive week!! xx

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