Top Favorite Small Boutiques

I love shopping period. You can normally find me checking out different boutiques to shop at for unique items. I love brand name clothes, but I also love small boutiques. I love being able to support a small business too. I wanted to share with you all some of my favorite small boutiques I have worked with and some I haven’t worked with yet, but love. 

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Five Spring Date Night Ideas

Date night is always a special night for us. I always look foreword to date night with my hubby. We both have off on Friday so we either do a date during the day or in the evening. Now that it is finally starting to feel like spring in PA we can start doing some fun date nights. As a young couple, it is hard sometimes to think of date ideas, especially if you live in a smaller town. I figured I would share my top five favorite spring date nights with you all.

1. Going to the Zoo.

We have to travel to get to a good zoo near us, but we make the travel fun. We bring some of our favorite snacks along in the car or we stop for lunch at Chick Fil A along the way. We live a little over an hour from the D.C. Zoo so we like to go on Friday during the day typically. The best part about this zoo is it’s free. You will need to pay for parking, but it’s not much more than $20 at most. There are so many fun animals and things to see at the zoo. We always have the best time there. Afterwards, we go to a frozen yogurt shop which is right across the road from the zoo for a treat. They also have an amazing sorbet for anyone else who is dairy free like me.

 

2. Going Hiking or Going to the Beach

We have lots of great hiking spots around our area including the Appalachian Trail, so we love to go hiking during the cool spring days. If you don’t have hiking and have a beach or lake near you then make a trip to the beach or lake for the day. We have a beach about three hours from us, which is far, but we are planning a trip there this summer already. Going on adventures together can be so much fun. We love packing our favorite snacks for all of these adventures and also stopping for some ice cream afterwards. Our favorite place to hike in our area is up near high rock. You have some amazing and beautiful views up there.

 

3. Going on a long walk or bike ride

We also have some amazing trails for walking and bike riding so we love going during the spring time when it’s still cool outside. Make sure you have a bike rack for your car if you are planning on going biking anywhere. We will either grab lunch on our way or pack a lunch and have a picnic. This is one of my favorite things to do during the spring and fall.

 

4. Visit a city close by

We live in a small town but are really close to lots of bigger cities so we have a lot of different options. Find a big city near you and go visit it for the day or stay one night over the weekend. We both find it so romantic and exciting to go somewhere outside of our comfort zone. We love visiting Georgetown, D.C., Hershey, Baltimore, Gettysburg, and Frederick is one of our favorites. There is so much more to do in bigger cities like walking around the town, going into shops, visiting national monuments, and lots of different restaurants. I love food, so that is the best part of traveling different places to me. Traveling together makes some of the best memories.

 

5. Have a Picnic then Star Gaze

Find a different park in your area and plan for a picnic. Don’t forget to grab your supplies at the store before you head out. We haven’t done this a lot recently, but I am looking foreword to being able to have more picnics this spring together. Grab your favorite foods to grill or even your favorite fast food and bring a blanket to sit on. You can also make it romantic by playing some music and dancing together. We also love bringing a frisbee to throw as well.

 

One of the most important parts of marriage and building a relationship with someone is by spending time with them and having fun with anything you do together. It’s so important to date your spouse and make them feel loved by adventuring together. I can’t wait for many adventures this spring with my hubby. I hope this helped you all to think of some new ideas for date nights this spring and I hope you all have a great weekend!

 

XOXO,

Autumn

Favorite Spring Trends and Dresses

Spring is my favorite season and although it still feels like winter in PA, I love getting ready for spring.  I leave for FL on Tuesday and I am so excited for warm weather and sundresses. I love the feeling of being able to throw on a sundress and sandals and head out the door instead of putting five layers on. I know many of you all have wanted Spring Vacay outfit ideas as well so I am excited to share some of my favorite Spring trends, rompers, and dresses. I wear a variety of casual and dressy so I will share some ideas for both. I am also going to share a lot of unique boutiques which I have gotten to work with on spring items and I have coupon codes for you all as well. 

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Favorite Swim for Spring

With Spring Break right around the corner and vacation planning, I had a lot of requests to share my favorites Swimwear for this Spring. I know we all have our minds on sunny weather and beaches, so I hope this can brighten up your week a little and give you a break from all the cold winter weather. I am still shopping for some spring swimsuits so I will share a couple I own already and several others I have my eye on, as well as the trends for swimsuits this year. 

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Cruise to Mexico

We had such an amazing time on our cruise and I wanted to share some of the highlights with you all and also share about Royal Carribean and why we will continue to cruise with them. I am also going to share some of my favorite outfits I wore during the trip as well as some of the adventures.

 

We chose Royal Carribean as our cruise ship since we found out that in December through January they run a special of buy one get the second guest 60% off. So we got an incredible cruise for a bargain. We stuck with the inside cabin of our ship which was still very nice and spacious. Our ship was the Independence of the Seas which had just been remodeled last year. There were so many different events and activities to do on our ship including: Shows, Music, Art Auctions, Laser Tag, Arcade, Pools, Hot Tubs, Dance Parties, and even ice skating. We were very impressed with the entertainment level on Royal Carribean. Our favorite show was the musical Grease they had on board. We also enjoyed some dancing at the silent disco which is like a dance party, but with head phones and the ability to switch between two stations for two different types of music. This was one of the highlights from the ship since they played a lot of the classic party dance tunes. We also enjoyed the pool area and the hot tubs. There were two pools for adults and also two hot tubs as well.

 

The other amazing part of our trip was the food on the ship! We had assigned dining in the evenings and the food was always delicious and the service was amazing. We had the sweetest servers for our table. There was a formal night where we got to dress up and I wore this gorgeous floral maxi from Red Dress Boutique. They also had a great buffet for breakfast that we ate at as well as a pizza place. The pizza was so good and they even made me a gluten free pizza with vegan cheese so I could enjoy it. They had specialty dining, however we did not try any of that.

 

We also did some exploring in the two ports we stopped in Mexico including, Cozumel and Costa Maya. In Cozumel we went to the mainland of Mexico to see a mayan ruin called the Coba Pyramid and a Grand Cenote as well. The ferry to get over to the main land was not very fun though and you will need to take dramamine before it and also sit in the back of the ferry on the deck as well. They had to send one lady to the ER due to getting so sea sick from the ride. We then took a bus to a local mayan shop and the pyramid. The Coba Pyramid was such a neat experience with a lot of history and culture. We got to climb the pyramid which was a little scary, but worth the view at the top. The Cenote was a sink hole made up of limestone rock and it was really neat. We swam in the water which wasn’t too cold but definitely deep. In Costa Maya, we went to a local beach which was stunning and ate some authentic chicken tacos and chips. The food was really good and is less spicy than US Mexican food which I liked.

 

 

We had two days of just cruising which was so nice and relaxing. We spent lots of time laying out in the sun, walking around the ship, eating lots of food, and going to shows.

 

For most of the dinners, I wore a dress, skirt and top, or a romper. I wore comfortable sandals and wedges along with a cute straw bag I found on Amazon for $30. I linked all of my outfits, accessories, and beach essentials from the cruise here below.

Goldenrod DressBeige WedgesGold EarringsWhite EarringsGreen Floral DressRed RomperDenim ShortsBlack Target SuitBeige HeelsStraw Round PurseFloral One PieceSwimsuit Cover UpTurquoise EarringsBlack Floral SkirtOff The Shoulder Bikini,Beige ShoesPink TopRose Gold WatchBlack Wedges

We had an amazing time in Mexico and on our cruise! We would highly recommend sticking with Royal Caribbean. They did such an amazing job and are the best cruise we have been on yet.

 

Hope you all have an amazing week!

 

XOXO,

Autumn