Kyle and I LOVE to do brunch, 

there are so many little places downtown that have amazing brunch 

and we love trying out new restaurants. 

Last Sunday we met up with Bryan & Skye for brunch and mimosas!

[my brother in law and his girlfriend]


We went to a place called Royal Oak Bar & Grill,

I had been there once with my girlfriends and all I remember was there amazing mimosas!

They come in pitchers and they have a few different flavors.

I decided to get blackberry this time around, and oh my word it was YUMMY.

Oh and in case you were wondering, the food is pretty delicious too.

After brunch we all headed back to our place and then headed off to the dog park!

 

These pups are seriously obsessed with each other. 

It was a pretty great Sunday if you ask me.

I’m pretty excited about getting to see and spend time 

with both of our families this weekend for Easter!

Sooooo on a different note.

I have gotten a few requests to do a “get ready with me” video.

Now, I’m not a makeup or hair professional. Hell, I can’t even apply eye shadow.

BUT, I will totally do this for y’all!! 

My every day “look” is pretty simple and most of my products are cheap!

So keep an eye out for a video soon, possibly even THIS week…

like…maybe even tomorrow if y’all are really lucky! ;] 

Happy Hump Day

xoxo, Monica

On Saturday Kyle and I packed Charley up and headed to the beach!

The weather was too perfect not to go.

[you can get the adorable sweater I’m wearing here]

[and this cute headband here]

Charley was THRILLED to say the least, I think this picture pretty much sums that up.

[if you’re a bird I’m a bird?]

It was super windy when we got there, Kyle and I were expecting it to be a little warmer,

but Charley didn’t seem to mind at all lol

We stayed for a few hours but then it started getting crowded and we hate having to tie Charley up,
so we headed on out!
I’m so so glad we got to go though!
Now I’m ready to get Charley into the snow, she would REALLY love the snow.

Hope all of you had a fantastic weekend, the weather was awesome for us,
hopefully it stays like this for a while!

Happy Monday!
xoxo, Monica

Top: ShopMCE.com (similar)

Scarf: thrifted 

Jeans: Kohls

Boots: Forever21.com (similar)

Beanie: Nordstrom.com

On Saturday, after spending all morning in our PJ’s watching Sons of Anarchy…

 I decided to make Kyle take me on a little lunch date!

I’ll give you one guess where we went….

This picture should be a dead giveaway.


I ate probably 7 rolls…like no joke, the honey butter addiction is real.
Did I ever tell y’all that I bought large amounts of this butter freshman year of college?
I literally put it on everything…15 lbs later I realized I should probably stop, haha.
Ya live and ya learn.

So, Charley got spayed about 2 weeks ago and we’ve had to kind of limit her activity.
Which has been a PAIN for me because her energy is ridiculous.
I haven’t been able to take her on our every day walk/jogs and
we haven’t taken her to the dog park in what seems like forever…

But TODAY we are finally taking her to the dog park!
She should be fully healed and I am so happy it’s sunny out and we can take her.
We are going to freeze our buns off but I am beyond excited for her to get all of her energy out.
She is seriously a handful…like I’ve never felt more prepared for parenthood…

Okay, maybe I wouldn’t go that far…but still, she is a lot to handle.

I’m making baked potato soup in the crock pot for dinner tonight
and I’m SO excited to see how it turns out!!
I’ll be sure to share the recipe if it’s as good as I think it’s going to be.

Happy Tuesday y’all!

I’m going to be hosting a Giveaway on the blog tomorrow so make sure you stop by!!

xoxo, Monica

Last week was a little crazy for me…

I had the bright idea of adopting a kitten last weekend, 

and we were able to bring her home Tuesday evening!

Since we have a dog they let us have a “week long sleepover” 

in order to see if Charley and the kitten would actually get along.

I brought her home Tuesday evening and was SO excited,

she is honestly precious and the sweetest little kitten you’ll ever meet.

I decided to name her Chloe.

I brought her home and let her get used to the house first.

Then we decided to introduce her and Charley,

I wrapped her up in a blanket and Kyle brought Charley over so she could smell 

her [hopefully] new little sister.

Chloe was terrified and was a hissing machine [of course]

The first night we kept them separated, we set up a baby gate in the laundry room.

This way they could see each other but not get each other.

Charley was SO curious and wanted to play with her SO bad.

I was having really high hopes until…

 I started sneezing non stop,

my eyes got swollen, puffy and crazy itchy..

and my nose would not stop running.

I grew up with cats y’all!!

How on earth am I allergic?!

I do remember after coming home from college my allergies would start to act up.

But never THIS bad, I was miserable.

So the next morning I decided I couldn’t handle it.

I literally couldn’t see out of my left eye, couldn’t breathe, and had a major migraine.

Oh, and to top that off Charley would not stop barking at the top of her lungs at the cat.

So I emailed the adoption place and apologized and told them about my reaction.

They said a lot of people at the shelter are allergic and take claritin and it helps a lot,

so I figured I might as well give that a try, 

because it honestly broke my heart thinking about having to take her back.

I made it through the first day, barely.


The 2nd day I took Claritin first thing in the morning, it made such a huge difference!

Although I wasn’t feeling 100% it was SO much better, Charley did’t bark at her as much that day,

and I was finally starting to feel like she was part of the family!

The 2nd day was awesome, I was able to hold her and be with her without being miserable.

I was able to work with her and Charley a lot and they made a tiny bit of progress,

but I was still worried because Charley was being kind of rough with her and scaring her.

But I was feeling pretty happy & confident that we were going to be able to keep her.

So in honor of a new month, I decided we should take an updated family photo!

After about 100 attempts we finally captured a good one!

Y’all the 2nd day was perfect.

Then came the 3rd day….

I took claritin but for some reason it wasn’t working as well…

the sneezing and itchiness would NOT go away.

The kitten (Chloe) and Charley were not getting along at all.

Whenever she would be out of her room Charley would get crazy excited

and paw at her or lunge at her (as if she was another puppy) and the cat

did NOT like that at all…

By the 4th day I just couldn’t handle it…
Charley would not stop barking at Chloe,
and Chloe didnt want anything to do with Charley because she was terrified.
And I had a pounding headache and sneeze attacks regularly.

I had to make the tough decision to take her back,
It was hard y’all…I was way more attached than I thought.
I definitely cried, and definitely made Kyle take her back because there’s no way I could’ve done it.
Thank God for husbands.

At the end of the day I’m really glad we at least tried…
I’m thinking maybe one day when Charley’s older and a lot more calm we can maybe get a kitten.
I’m still shocked at how allergic I am though…

It looks like we may just have to be puppy people!

Sorry for the long drawn out story…
I know that’s not much of an excuse for not blogging AT ALL last week,
but hey it’s kind of an excuse!

Happy Monday and Happy NOVEMBER!
<3 <3

Tribal Tank: ShopMCE.com

Chambray Top: JcPenny [old]

Shorts: ShopMCE.com

Booties: ShopMCE.com

It has been one heck of a week!

On Monday morning my laptop just completely shut down, wouldn’t turn on, wouldn’t do anything.

Which made Monday very difficult.

Tuesday was spent driving all over town trying to get it fixed.

And yesterday Charley was throwing up ALL day long, it broke my heart.

She was feeling absolutely terrible, 

I took her to the vet but they couldn’t figure out what was wrong.

They took x rays but couldn’t see anything weird in her tummy, 

gave her 2 injections, some meds for me to give her daily, and some special food.

I finally got her home and she was still throwing up, she looked so sad and miserable

all day and night, and it kills me to see her like that.

She’s got a little more energy today and finally drank some water, 

I still can’t get her to eat though.

So keep this sweet pup in your prayers!

I am beyond thankful they didn’t find anything crazy in her tummy,

and I am really grateful she doesn’t have some awful disease or sickness.

She must be allergic to something she ate.

Really hoping she starts feeling better soon!

Who’s excited that it’s Thursday?!

The weekend is upon usssssssssssss!!!!

xoxo, Monica