Sports and Sunshine






Hi! It’s been quite some time—I know! I’ve been such a blogging failure. We recently returned from an extremely fun trip to California, so there were lots of opportunities for photos! Hopefully, you don’t mind getting snapshots of our favorite moments over the next few days. We left after work and went as far as Vegas (our normal pitstop). Although we’ve driven all the way to California in one day, we definitely prefer stopping for a bit of pool time and of course, Grimaldi’s! It makes the arrival in California substantially more exciting when you’re not fighting to stay awake or recovering from stiff legs and tired eyes.

As usual, when our delicious pepperoni and mushroom pizza arrived, the conversation ceased immediately and we got down to business. We definitely didn’t even realize that we stop speaking for about five solid minutes as we get through our first pieces! We sure to love Grimaldi’s! We wanted to get a good night’s sleep in order to leave early the next morning, so we were kind of Vegas losers. We fell asleep around 10. I’m pretty sure that makes us official adults.

We stopped in Baker at The Mad Greek, which is such a fun sight in the middle of the desert. I was completely taken with the colors of the building. So simple and clean (love). It was a marvelous photo subject. The next hour or so of driving was filled with impersonations, karaoke and travel anecdotes. If you want a good laugh, find my husband and request an impersonation of anyone. The man is hilarious.

Our arrival in Orange County couldn’t have come sooner for little B. We drove directly to the nearest dog beach and just let her run! She was such a champ in the car and she deserved the hour of splashing and digging (don’t worry – we refilled the holes as we were leaving!). We were pretty worried about how she’d handle the ocean and sand—her first encounter at 2 months old was filled with whining and diving into my purse. We were so proud! She definitely loved it. Her happy disposition was just a preview of all the fun that was to come! We can’t wait to share. Stay tuned!

If you want to see what we did, check it out on Instagram: @rachealjade.



Weekend Moments: Summertime at Its Best

Happy Monday! I hope you had the most marvelous weekend. We had a relatively easygoing couple of days accented by a few noteworthy events. We (of course) did the usual mundane, adultish activities: Friday night Target trips, deciding on new lamp shades and bill paying. These seemingly boring activities all eventually turned entertaining…we were near tears from reading greeting cards in Target and deciding on which lamp shade made the best hat. Living with your best friend is fun. 
We also had a wedding to attend this weekend, which was lovely. Any excuse to get dressed up, right? Other than that, we took our dog child to a local petting zoo (not a great idea by the way), ate delicious summer foods & treats, and bought some cleverly designed notebooks on one of our Target trips. I truly love their stationery section! I would highly recommend checking it out.
Have a wonderful week! And in the words of Ellen, “Be kind to one another!”

A Weekend Away…


This weekend was so much fun! I bought tickets to the Angels-Yankees game about five weeks ago and was excited to give them to my husband for his birthday next week. I was absolutely positive that the tickets were for June 21, but apparently they were for June 14! After some frantic shuffling, we got on a flight the same day I realized my ridiculous mistake. 
The weekend turned out wonderfully! We spent time at the beach, Fashion Island and went to L.A. for a day. The game itself was really fun! Husband bought me ice cream for making it the entire time. Bonus! 
I wish we could be on vacation indefinitely. I guess it wouldn’t be a vacation then thought, right? Sigh. 

Styled: For the Hostess

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Don’t you just love summer parties and BBQs? As the hostess, I always find that I run out of time (or finish prepping just in time) and have to rush to get ready. Dresses and outfits that are simple, yet event-appropriate are my go-to! These four dresses are comfy, laid-back and ideal for an outdoor event! Paired with espadrilles or strappy sandals, they’re basically all you need! Bold statement jewelry would be the perfect finishing touch. The bigger (and brighter), the better in my opinion!