Sunday, June 10, 2018

Romping Around The Weekend

I have been living in rompers lately. I feel like rompers are always on sale so I have been stocking up for the past year or two, but I love wear them any time I have somewhere to go. 

This weekend we went to the casino to watch the Belmont race. Prairie Meadows in Des Moines has a little horse race track that during the summer and for big race days you can watch the race there.


It is most exciting for the Kentucky Derby because everyone dresses up (This was us last year!) 

This year I just wore white jeans, but I noticed everyone was wearing rompers. I obviously love trends, but I love seeing the local trends. Des Moines has hot and humid weather, and sometimes a dress is nawt what you want to wear. Rompers are the perfect way to look great and stay cool. Here are some of my favorites for this summer. 



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Monday, June 4, 2018

Weekend in Seattle



I recently took a trip to Seattle to see my boy friend in Seattle! Long story short for the next year he is moving every month for rotations. He goes for med school, and I get to visit for travel! The first stop was Seattle.   

Full disclosure the first time I went to Seattle (You can check it out here)I had a fun trip, but I did not really love the city. I was not dying to ever go back. BUT this whole next year I promised myself that I was going to have an open mind. (I mean I am young, have a job, and I have no roots, so why not?)

I was not expecting anything from Seattle, but I knew I would have great company and at least get to go to some good restaurants. Surprisingly enough I loved the area, and I never stepped foot in the city of Seattle. 

We always joke that our favorite hobbies are morning cocktails and walks with good views. Which in Seattle that did not disappoint. We woke up Saturday heading to a whole in the wall breakfast place. Which hands down had the best morning cocktails I have ever seen. A got a smoked bloody mary and I got what I think was a blueberry mimosa. It was bomb, amazing. Also the food was wild. A got a taco that the waffle was the shell (what?!) and I got "Hipster eggs Benedict" which was pretty much spinach and tomato and eggs. 

From there we headed to a hike! We parked at this little coffee shop/ petting zoo (What?!) And walked about a half a mile from the coffee shop to trail. It was so funny all the gals were wearing these cute legging and crop top sets. Then, all the guys were wearing chinos and a tshirt. 


The last time I went to Seattle I learned that hiking is not just walking. It is actually a little hard! The hike we went on was pretty crowded and pretty steep so that took a big chunk of our day.

From there we headed to a little brewery. All I have to say about Seattle's breweries is that there are amazing cider options. I had a fruit salad cider and shared some loaded sweet potato fries. 

The theme of this trip was eating. We got ready for dinner and got some bomb sea food. Which living in the midwest I never get too much. And we finished off the night at another brewery called ODD OTTER. If you are new here, I love otters (not in a weird way that I would ever wear an otter shirt). 

The last day I was there we grabbed brunch, and headed to a little beach for another walk. I love West Coast beaches, it was low tide when we were there so we could walk way out. I loved seeing all of the kids running around and the little dogs chasing sticks. We ended off the trip going for a nice little forest hike and going to another brewery. (Did you know there are such thing as hoppy ciders?)

Overall the trip was AMAZING. I totally fell in love with Seattle.
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