Thursday, August 10, 2017

Summer Dresses in Sunriver and Something to Stay Tuned for!

Dress: Target; Wedges: Nordstrom Rack; Purse: Charming Charlies














Another Moon family Sunriver trip for the books! It was such a fun time this year. My nephews are getting so much bigger now, so they did a great job of keeping up with all of our activities. We went to the pool and rode bikes and floated the river which is always my favorite activity! I loved sharing meals together and when the baby boys went to bed we would all play games and would just laugh and have the best time! It was fun having C.J. there too, to show him one of my favorite places, because he had never been there before! This year was definitely a year to remember and already can't wait to go back! Well and C.J. and I will be back there at the end of August actually for a wedding, so I get to go twice in one year which is a dream come true, even if it's only for a weekend! Can't believe how fast this summer is flying by already, trying to enjoy every moment of it, but C.J and I are very on the go that it can be exhausting. Trying to find rest during the week the best I can.  

Stay tuned for some updates on life and some difficult decisions that were made this week that I am having to wrap my head around. Life never goes according to plan, and you would think I would know that by now. But I guess that makes the Lord all that more important in our lives as we choose to trust him knowing that he has a plan that is far better of us than we could even imagine. Even if it looks different than we thought. Praying I can keep surrendering the plan I thought I had for myself, and choose to accept his will and guidance in my life. 

Love and Summer Vacations! 

-Kate

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

The Perfect Floral Dress to Wear to a Wedding!

Got to be the plus one for this handsome guy
Dress and Heels: Lulu's - The slit is what sold me! 
Seriously the prettiest hotel
It's all in the details
So fun meeting Olivia and Kelsey!
Inside the Hotel 
About to leave for the rehearsal dinner; Dress: Nordstrom Rack (5 years ago...) Heels: Lulu's

Friday of last week CJ and I headed from Eastern Oregon up to Spokane Washington for his good friend's wedding on Saturday. Friday night we had the rehearsal dinner at this beautiful castle with an amazing meal of Steak and Halibut. It was nice to meet alot of CJ's friends in a smaller setting. Saturday was the wedding and they had the reception at The Historic Davenport Hotel where we stayed the whole weekend. It was beautiful and charming and I felt so fancy staying there. The kind of hotel that comes with robes in the closet... you know what I'm talking about! The wedding was beautiful and it was fun to celebrate CJ's friend's and get to know them all better!

I was very much so looking forward to this wedding so I could finally wear my dress from Lulu's that I had been saving for this occasion! The perfect guest wedding dress! Shop Lulu's here! I tried to find the exact link to my exact dress, but I think it might be sold out. However... they have so many other fun flirty floral dresses to choose from! This website has been my life saver for all of the weddings I have coming up this season! Definitely check them out, they have a great return policy and they offer you discount codes all the time sent directly to your inbox!

This was the 2nd wedding of the season! 5 more to go!!

Love and Lulu's Obsessionssssss

-Kate

Monday, July 10, 2017

Fourth of July Weekend and My FAVORITE Jean Shorts from THIS Season!

I just like him Ok?!
I also just can't stop kissing him...
This cutie little roommate of mine 
Off the Shoulder Top: Target size XS; Jean Shorts: EXPRESS Size 4
St. Paul Rodeo
C.J's Families Cabin at the river
Trooper doesn't get the joke
Handsome Model Dog Trooper

Another one of those weekends for the books! I had a 4 day weekend which was much needed and glorious. I drove over to Echo on Friday after work and CJ and I and a few of his family members headed to his river cabin the next day to spend one night. The weather was beautiful and the river was refreshing! Did I get in you ask? Does sitting on a nerd emoji blow up water raft count? CJ made me get in so that I would be forced to wake up. I think I took a total of 3 naps in one day that afternoon, I was so pooped! I was not purposely being anti-social, but CJ thought getting in the river would be a good refreshing wake up. However what he forgot was that I HATE to be cold. Like seriously hate it. So I compromised and agreed to get on the floatie in the river. After we BBQ'd for dinner CJ and I played a little pool, and let me just tell you the outcome. I WON!!! I get few victories with him, so I think my running total right now is 1. Shuffle Board and 2. Pool. I felt pretty great about myself. No lie. The next day we went to the airport to pick his parents up who had just flown home from Europe. Monday we drove back to Portland and laid by the pool on Tuesday before heading to the Rodeo! I just don't think it would really feel like the 4th of July without going to St. Paul! I love that place and we had such a good time. CJ hadn't been there before so it was fun to show him around and watch the fireworks with him. 

I just love the 4th! What a great Holiday and what a wonderful reminder of the Freedom we often take for granted. I am thankful I can proclaim my love for Jesus and that I can feel safe in my country. 

I have been looking everywhere for these shorts that have the lighter denim and the fray and the shape these do. I think these are the same ones and if not they are very similar! They are also on sale right now! Love that! 

I hope you all had wonderful 4th of July celebrations and that you got to have a 4 day weekend like I did. 

Love and Fireworks

-Kate

Thursday, June 15, 2017

What I Wore to my Roommate's Bachelorette Party

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We celebrated my roommate's Bachelorette this weekend by going to Jack Knife to dance and have drinks. We got dressed up and had a fun evening celebrating her and her upcoming marriage! Crazy she will be married in less than two weeks! We even ran into my boyfriend's friend's Bachelor Party he was celebrating there... crazy what a coincidence! ;)

Usually I wear a cute/ sassy dress to Bachelorette parties but this time (mostly because of the cooler weather) I decided to wear jeans, a cute top and sassy wedges. Most of the time the Bride will dictate what she wants the girls to wear to the party so she stands out, but Christina didn't really care so I went a little more casual than I normally do. I think sexy dresses can be really fun to wear sometimes, but this past weekend I wanted to break out this cute off the shoulder top I have been saving to wear since Christmas time! So really... if the Bride doesn't care, than do what feels fun for you!

Can't wait for her wedding although it's bitter sweet to say goodbye to her after living together for almost 4 years! We will miss you C-Tips!!
Top: Express from Holiday Season; Jeans: J-Brand; Wedges: Charlotte Russe; Choker: Charming Charlies
    
 

Love and Bachloretting

-Kate

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

If I Wanted to Adopt a Puppy...

Before you say anything, no I didn't actually adopt a dog over the weekend. Part of me wishes I had, and the other part of me is quite content being a dog borrower not owner. I LOVE dogs. Especially stubborn, untrainable lemon and white Beagles like I had growing up. (RIP Reggie!) I am however very aware of how much work dogs can be, and I live too busy of a life to devote the time to a dog that he/she needs. My lifestyle isn't conducive to having a dog. I love that I can come and go whenever I want and leave for weekends without having to worry about a dog sitter, which would inevitably end up being my parents... and I know they don't want to dog sit every weekend.

Even though I am not currently in a place to adopt a dog I am very aware of the many benefits to having a dog. When I was single I thought a lot about getting a dog because having a dog around helps you fight feelings of loneliness and or isolation. They can help reduce stress and anxiety which seems to be what every Millennial struggles with these days. I know dogs are also helpful in getting you to be more active. I love having running partners and even a four legged running partner helps your motivation to be active and even helps you feel safer on your run.

I recently heard about a company called Puppy Spot that is a great resource for finding responsible breeders if you are looking to adopt a puppy of any kind. This company provides a health guarantee and a no puppy mill guarantee. They have all kinds of breeds to choose from and make the adoption process as easy as possible. If you are interested in adopting and don't know where to start, feel free to browse their website, and they even have a hotline you can call with any questions!

Jeans and Top: Express; Wedges: Nordstrom Rack a few years ago; Sunglasses: Ross
Thank you to my friend Abrielle for letting me borrow her puppy Winnie for an afternoon and for being my photographer!
Love and Puppies!

-Kate