Weekend Fun!

A little glimpse into our weekends and fun adventures.

 

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We finally had some really nice weather this weekend, so being a FL girl, I was so excited about the weather!! I swear I am destined to live on a beach all day everyday. Something about the warm weather makes me excited and more energetic!

Since it was a nice weekend, we got out on Friday afternoon and went to one of our favorite places, the C & O Canal. It’s a beautiful old canal that now has a towpath that you can walk and ride bikes. You can even rent bikes from them there and in the summer they do canal boat rides. I love biking so much, so it was definitely a fun day!

We then headed for ice cream, well ice cream for my hubby at bruster’s. I haven’t blogged about it yet, but I am gluten and dairy free. So ice cream is no bueno for me, except on the occasion when I want to just go for it at an organic ice cream place. So…we ended up stopping at the grocery store for one of my favorite ice cream bars. It’s a brand called So Delicious and they have the best dairy free ice cream bars! My favorite is the almond milk mocha fudge bars. Definitely try them if you are eating dairy free!

Also, check out my yellow top in the pictures! I found this cute thing at Francesca’s for $38. They are having a big sale this weekend, so grab those spring shirts and dresses now! For sizing reference, I am wearing an XS. They are doing a buy one get two 40% off. I linked the shirt above and some shorts that look similar to mine from Target. I am wearing a size 2 in the shorts.

Also, we ordered The Greatest Showman a month back and got it on Tuesday. We seriously love that movie SO much! I swear I could watch a bunch of times, so if you haven’t seen it yet, definitely check it out!

Hope you all enjoy this weekend and the nice weather!

XOXO,

Autumn

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Adventurer at Heart

My heart for adventure and travel.

Similar Yellow Floral Top, Denim Jeans

Happy Wednesday! I hope you all are having a great week and enjoying the spring weather that is starting to come our way! I am so excited about the 70 degree weather that is coming this weekend!! That means lots of bike rides and adventuring for us!

The winter time is a really hard season for me. I yearn for warm weather and adventures. I recently realized how much I love traveling! Even if it means just going an hour away from home for a short weekend getaway.

I did get some traveling done this winter, I visited my family twice in Florida and that was such a nice break from the cold. We did a lot of fun things while we were down there, including going to Disney and shopping at one of my favorites stores, Bealls. My favorite part…warm weather and the beach!

My husband and I are going to be moving at the end of May which is keeping us very busy, but once we figure that out, we will start planning our vacay.  I would love to know if you all have any suggestions for a great place to vacay that is affordable and preferably next to a beach.

Back in October, we visited Jamaica and had a wonderful time! It was on of my favorite trips so far! We stayed at the Bahia Principe Resort in Runaway Bay and also got to enjoy Dunn River Falls. If you are traveling to Jamaica anytime soon I recommend doing the Dunn River Falls hike. Make sure to bring a tank top to throw over your swimsuit, grab some water shoes, and don’t bring a bag. Also, I will link a bag for your phone that allows you to take pictures of the falls and get it wet. (Phone seal bag)

I feel like I am always planning the next trip or vacay. Does anyone else love traveling?? I’d love some tips on how to find affordable vacations. I love the google flights to look for the cheapest flights to places, so I definitely recommend that!

Also, check out my shirt from H&M, it’s so perfect for spring! I got so many compliments on it so I wanted to share it and link it on here as well! I found it for $20 and it’s so comfy! I also, linked my jeans I found at Banana Republic.

I hope you all have a great week! Be sure to check back this weekend on some of our weekend adventures!

XOXO,

Autumn

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One of my favorite places to shop

I have to confess, I love shopping!!! Read more on my favorite stores to shop.

 

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I have to confess, I love shopping!!! What girl doesn’t?! I even just love going into a store and trying on clothes for fun. What are some of your favorite stores to shop in?? I’d love to get some new ideas of places to go! So feel free to leave comments!

My favorite store currently is Francesca’s. I love their style and the clothes always fit me great too! I typically wear an XS in their clothes whether it’s shirts or dresses. I love everything lace, floral, and comfortable. Oh and I also love heels….I might own way too many.

The only bummer is I don’t have a Francesca’s local. The closest one is about an hour away, so it’s definitely a trip. I do a lot of shopping online, which is sometimes risky hoping that the clothes fit when you get them in. Recently, I have had pretty good luck with that. Below, pictured is a dress I ordered from Francesca’s online and I love it! It was one of only two left, so there is only 1 left, but there are still a lot of other cute dresses on their site. My shoes are from there, and are super comfortable so I linked them. I found several tops at their online store too that I will post in a later blog. So, if you are wondering where I find most of my clothes, that’s my store.

I also recently went into Target and found lots of cute clothes as well for really great prices. Including the dresses and shirts below. I will post a link for them on here as well!

On another note, I wanted to update you all on our house search. We have found a couple of houses to look at, but have not found the one yet. If anyone has any tips on house shopping, I’d love to hear them! We are new at it, so we are still trying to figure out how everything works. We are so incredibly excited about this and can’t wait to see where God takes us!!

Hope you all have a great weekend!

 

XOXO Autumn

 

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A few of my favorite things

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Wednesday is always a busy day, but I’m thankful that it means we are halfway through the week! I wanted to share with you all a few of my favorite beauty products that I use for hair and face. I get a lot of questions about what make up or hair products I use, so I figured I would let you all know and list them here.

I mostly use a brand called Senegence for my make up and skin care, since I have a sensitive face and value a high quality product. I love that their products are cruelty and gluten free, and the make up doesn’t smudge. I get my products for 40% off through them, so let me know if you’d like more info on that.

My favorite face wash right now is Senegence’s 3 in 1 cleanser. It not only works to cleanse, but it also exfoliates and tones your face. It’s detergent-free and contains volcanic ash. I also love using the neutrogena face wipes to clean off my make up at night.

Some of my favorite make up brushes are from Ulta beauty and elf which is a brand sold at Target. I love the soft texture of them and the blending brush from Ulta is the best for eyeshadow and even works well to blend my cream to powder eyeshadow. I have a picture of it below. I also posted the link to get the brushes!

I love using Senegence eyeshadows, foundation and lip color too. Their eyeshadows are a cream to powder base and blend really well, plus they last through sweat and swimming during the summer. The foundation is probably one of my favorites! It’s a cream base that matches to your skin tone, has SPF 15 in it, blends well, is not oily, and also lasts me almost a year on one bottle. The lip colors are pretty great too, they last me all day and I don’t have to worry about smudging it on clothes! My favorite lip color is Bella with Sand Gloss.

You can grab some of the eyeshadows and lip colors from me personally! I carry my own stock since I love the products so much!

What I like to use for my hair. I don’t use a whole lot, I’m pretty simple when it comes to hair. I use Biolage shampoo and conditioner for my hair and I alternate back and forth between the volumizing and hydrotherapy.  The volumizing is best in the summer and the hydrotherapy is best in the winter and spring when my hair is dryer. I use a hot tools curling iron that I found from Ulta and I love it! You can get the curling iron in an extra length barrel too. I use Garnier Fructis full control anti-humidity hairspray and I love the hold. (Links below for products)

I hope you all enjoyed this blog and that it helps you to maybe find a beauty product you like! Feel free to comment with any questions on where to find the make up and hair products!

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Our Easter Adventures

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Thank you all so much for the wonderful ideas for Easter! We had a very good weekend and enjoyed our time together.

On Friday, we went apartment shopping, phone shopping, and shopping for me at H&M! I got a lot of cute and fun shirts for spring, check them out below. We waited way too long in Verizon to figure out what to do with my husbands phone, until one of the guys directed us to a local store that fixes phones. So we got the phone all figured out! Then we headed to Chick Fil A for some lunch, man do I love their fries and sweet tea!

Saturday was a busy day with our first gathering for our Church. We got to sing together for it and it was so much fun! I love being able to sing with my husband! After church, we headed to a local Japanese steakhouse called Aki. They have a pretty great hibachi in this area and they do a gluten free fried rice there which I love. I definitely recommend them for a local restaurant.

On Sunday morning, we had two more gatherings at our church, then headed home for leftovers with each other, pictures, and ended our night with Thor Ragnorak and cookies. Let me tell you, it was not easy catching our rabbit and keeping him in our arms while taking our family picture. Rabbits are almost like young kids, they try to jump out of your arms while you hold them and are hard to grab for the picture. I am pretty sure we chased our rabbit around for 5-8 mins trying to get him and he tried to jump out of my husbands arms once or twice. Ever since we got our rabbit, he has always been afraid of someone picking him up and I wish he would get over that.

My Easter dress is from Shein Love and I found my shoes at Francesca’s. They are super comfortable and affordable. I found them for $54! I posted the link below for the shoes. My watch is from Amazon and I believe my husband found it for $25!

I hope you all had a great weekend with family and friends! I also hope that you had some time to reflect on the reason for Easter and that Christ died on the cross for all of us and rose again to offer us all a free gift of salvation and eternal life with him.

Have a great week and check back soon for my favorite beauty tips and products I use!

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Ideas for Easter

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As we are getting closer to the weekend and Easter is nearing us, I am trying to figure out if there is something fun for a young married couple to do for Easter. We are singing at church and will be busy with that in the morning, however we don’t have much planned for the afternoon.

I was thinking maybe we could make a dessert together? or do dinner together? I am having a little trouble coming up with some ideas so I would love to hear some of yours.

Easter brings so many great memories with it. Growing up as a young girl, my parents always made Easter a fun day! Always making sure that we knew the real reason for the celebration. We always attended church and then would look for our Easter basket which had our favorite candy inside and a little present from our parents. We did a fun Easter egg hunt outdoors around our house and my parents wouldn’t just put candy in the eggs, but they would put little notes for coupons to go get ice cream with them or one free movie with them. My parents were always good at valuing us as kids and spending time with us. I hope to be a parent like that someday.

So now that we are grown ups, I am lost at what fun things there are to do. I wanted to see if you all have any fun ideas for us to do this weekend! Please feel free to share your ideas in the comments below.

Also, I wanted to post this purple dress that I got from Francesca’s that is the perfect dress for Easter! I love the sleeves on it and how comfortable it is to wear! I also found the perfect necklace and jewelry to go along with it at Francesca’s. Also, check out our rabbit Chip below, he is a fun little guy and I thought it would be a perfect time to introduce him.

Check back again soon for my giveaway! I am going to do a $10 Amazon gift card for one of my lucky instagram followers! I hope you all enjoy your Easter weekend with your families and I look foreword to hearing your ideas!

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What I love about the weekends

 

 

I love the weekends mostly because it means relaxation and adventuring with my husband! This weekend we ventured to Hobby Lobby for a while and man have I ever felt tired leaving a store. You could spend hours in there looking around at furniture and home decor there.

We are starting to look for houses and are dreaming about the style we want for it already. So thanks to Hobby Lobby, it gave us some really great ideas. I also found this cute letter board I am holding in these pictures. Check it out below!

My husband is always great at surprising me, so we ventured to our favorite coffee shop on Friday afternoon for a nice afternoon date. I definitely recommend Big Oak Cafe if you live in the Chambersburg, PA area. They have a chocolate fondue which I have yet to try, but they have the best lattes and coffee.

We currently still have snow on the ground, even though it’s spring. So I always have a difficult time figuring out what to wear. However, I found this cute top from H&M for $15 that I love wearing during this awkward season. It’s a comfy shirt that can be worn with a sweater over top or without. Here I am wearing it with my favorite comfy sweater from Francesca’s for $30 and my jeans from Banana Republic. I linked the clothes below.

Hopefully you all are enjoying your spring and can still get out and enjoy doing things with your family and friends! Have a great weekend!