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Saturday, August 9, 2014

Hectic summers & a volcano.

A few times a year life in our household gets hectic. (Or should I say more hectic than the usual amount?:) 
After coming back from Costa Rica, we found ourselves smack dab in the middle of a crazy summer.  Now, I must preface this by saying that our summers are always kind of crazy.  Both of our birthdays are in the summer, as well as our wedding anniversary.  And because summertime in Michigan is short-lived, almost every weekend is booked and planned by late spring. (And both of us working full-time and my two hour daily commutes really leave the weekends as the only time that we devote to getting things done.)  
This specific summer, however, has been especially busy.  With our Costa Rica trip in early July, my 30th birthday bash last week, a few visits from out of town family (My mom is staying with us right now. Hi, mom!) and tons of other planned activities, there hasn't been much time to just sit around and well, do the normal daily things that we want to be doing.  (I can't even tell you how much laundry I have sitting in a pile, just waiting to be washed.  And hopefully you don't judge me too harshly when I tell you that a month after getting back from Costa Rica, I'm still not really unpacked.  Actually, I think I'm passed the point of worry about judgement and have sailed straight into the 'I-don't-care', 'this-is-just-how-my-life-is-right-now' zone.=P)
Inevitably though, I always get to the point where I feel like I'm stuck in a spinning tornado.  But, I know that if I just buckle down and regain my composure, I can make it out alive.   So, my lovely friends, this is me posting the last of my "real" Costa Rica pictures and trying to get my life back in order. 
Be prepared for tons of work outfit photos from the past couple of weeks!
Have a wonderful weekend! :)

Volcan Arenal, Costa Rica
Mandie top c/o Catch Bliss Boutique (Exact here)
Skirt c/o Flourish Boutique (Exact no longer available; Love this Flourish skirt here; Other super cute versions here, here, and here)
Wedges (Similar here and here; LOVE these here)
Necklace c/o Flourish Boutique (Exact no longer available; Love these options herehere, here, herehere)
Geo cuff (Love these ones herehere, & here)


  1. Get your mommy to tackle some of that laundry for you! Lol! :-)

  2. I love this skirt. It looks so interesting. :)

    (Good luck with that laundry pile! :D)

  3. Love seeing your Costa Rica photos! I got married there in March. Did you do the zip-lining by Volcan Arenal? Crazy exciting!

  4. We went there when I was in college. GORGEOUS. I'd go back in a heartbeat!!!

  5. I really love that skirt paired with that necklace! You look great!

    Michaela || The Monogrammed Midwesterner

  6. Great photos and loving the skirt.

    x x

  7. I think I always say this but this but I think I found a new favourite outfit of yours! The skirt is beautiful.

    Nicole from

  8. Gorgeous,the Sexy Dress make you charming and it is really fit for you.

  9. LOVING your skirt! The print and colors are amazing! With the fall approaching, hopefully things will start to feel a bit more settled for you.


  10. You look gorgeous, love the skirt and the whole outfit!!!


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