Charlie's 10th Birthday Paw-ty

Hi Friends,

I hope you had a wonderful weekend.  Jonny and I got to spend the cold, dreary, sleaty, snowy weekend enjoying a cozy staycation at the Hotel Teatro.  We had planned on playing hometown tourists all weekend all over downtown, but it turned out to be the perfect weekend to stay in and cozy up with a good book and watch the White House Correspondence dinner and some Lifetime Original movies.  Gahhh - I forgot Lifetime marathons can really suck you in!  But there was really no need to go anywhere with the awful weather... and hard to leave a room with a great view of Denver, watching the snow fall while enjoying the company of your two favorites - human and non.

There is no doubt about it, I have a healthy obsession with our golden retriever Charlie Brown.  I would bet a lot of you are animal lovers too, I typically don't get along very well with non dog people (so guessing you all are animal lovers of some kind).

After my freshman year in college I had my heart set on a golden retriever puppy.  Most people would tell me what a terrible idea it was to get a puppy during college, but for me, getting Charlie Brown almost 10 years ago, was one of the best decisions I made.  We have been through so much together: countless moves, graduating college, starting jobs, leaving jobs, meeting Jonny, falling in love, first fights, getting married, and becoming the little family we are now.

I may seem like a crazy dog lady (and I definitely am!) but Mr. Brown has been an eager bundle of love happily waiting for me with a smile, or a pup hug when needed, every day for the last 10 years.  He has been the best doggy and more than a girls best friend and I felt his 10th birthday was a reason to celebrate.

Liz and her pup, Gus,  came (also here) came over and Bethany brought Hank, the golden they were puppy sitting.  It ended up being the perfect way to spend a snowy afternoon - a gaggle of girlfriends and goldens.... nothing better!  We enjoyed a little champagne during our walk and came back to  our house and warmed up with a hot cocoa bar and birthday treats for all.

I love all of our bright jewelry from Lonna and Lilly, it is so fun and cheery and brightened up the snow day a bit (here, here and here).  Our mugs and this glass pitcher are two of my favorite hostessing pieces and I got the the party hats from Swoozies (which you will hear more about later this week!).  I have to tell you, I also do not wear these rain boots enough.... yellow, monogrammed, bow? Love!  And I have been wearing these earrings as often as possible - perfect with a plain tee.

Hope the rest of your week is wonderful!! Thrilled the sun is shining today and crossing my fingers we have seen our last snow for the season.

xo

This post is in collaboration with Lonna and Lilly. As always, all opinions are my own. Thank you for supporting the brands that make this blog possible! 

Hello From the Other Side

OMG - HIIIIIIIIIIII!!!!

I have missed you guys!  So sorry for my longer than planned absence from the blog.  I was worried while we were preparing for our trip that posting from half way around the world would be difficult... doable, but difficult, but it proved to be more like impossible to find wifi that was compatible with my site.  At first it was nerve-wracking, and a little frustrating, but I am now so thankful for the break that forced me to completely unplug and allowed me to focus fully on spending time with Jonny and soaking in memories from such a life-changing trip.  I can't wait to share more from our adventure with you all!! Currently compiling all of our pictures and will be posting all of the details from SE Asian travels soon!

Photography // Corey Anothony

Full disclosure, this was probably not appropriate attire for playing tug of war with Mr. Brown on a windy day, but I just can't say no to him - especially after being away for so long.  As much fun as Jonny and I have traveling, it is so hard for us to be away from Charlie Brown for extended periods of time (can you blame us?!).  I heard foot steps one night during our trip and woke up in a panic thinking it was Charlie (#crazydoglady).

I love the color of my dress from Stitch Boutique.  Stitch is an adorable store located just up the road from me, that my friend, Jourdan (here), recently introduced me to - can't thank her enough!  The exact color of my dress is only available in stores, but in white here, and very similar here.   This faux leather jacket is so comfy and ideal for spring evenings (also a steal $92).  I think horn pendants like this one or this one are so fun and unique and add a touch of edge to a clean and colorful outfit.  Also... you can find Mr. Brown and me in floral sunnies like these ($11) for the foreseeable future 👓.

I have linked all outfit details and some additional, similar favorites below! 

Hope you have been great!! Let me know if you have any questions or comments or something you would like me to discuss!  Have a wonderful Tuesday!

xo