Friday, June 29, 2018

What I'm Loving this Month // June

This month has been a blast! The weather's finally been warm, I've experienced new things with friends, and have been able to see my sister multiple times.

Below is everything I've loved during the month of June.


Shooter & New Girl
I've been watching two very different shows on Netflix this month. I decided to give New Girl another try - so funny. I still find it a little stupid, but it's just so easy to watch. The other show is one I've been watching my parents - Shooter. It's a marine-centric show with Ryan Phillipe; lots of conspiracy and crime. We just started season two and I'm loving it!

The Lake
I spent the weekend at one of my friend's lake houses and was reminded of how much I love being on the lake. When I was younger, a group of us would go every year, so this was a perfect getaway. There's nothing better than floating in the water, riding jet skies, and blasting country music on a pontoon boat.

Blazers
I've started wearing blazers to work to dress up my jeans now that we can wear them everyday. It's something so simple that can take my look from casual to work-appropriate. My current favorite is a pink and purple tweed jacket I inherited from my mom.

My Naperville Friends
I've spent a lot of time with this group this month and I couldn't be happier. I've been reminded countless times just how lucky I am to have met them. It's been four months since I first went skiing with them and am still so blessed they walked into my life.

Bantam Bagels
I've been snacking on Starbuck's new classic bantam bagels a lot in the morning. I mean, can you really go wrong with bagel bites filled with cream cheese?

What have you been loving this month?

Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Weekend Recap // Country LakeShake

This past weekend I went to my first country festival in Chicago - Country LakeShake. A group of us, including my sister and her fiancé, attended all three days. Our weekend was filled with friends, food, and incredible music. Friday, it rained all day, so Northerly Island was quite muddy. It was also supposed to rain that night, so we were decked out in rain jackets. It was definitely a chillier night. Saturday and Sunday were, thankfully, nice and warm. We were able to enjoy the sunshine, play some games, and explore the festival. My favorite day? Sunday! The artists were some of my most played, the company was perfect, and the weather was just right. Below are some photos from the weekend.

LAKESHAKE: DAY 1
LOCASH | TRACY LAWRENCE | LEE BRICE | BLAKE SHELTON


LAKESHAKE: DAY 2
JILLIAN JACQUELINE | JACKIE LEE | LANCO | BILLY CURRINGTON | DIERKS BENTLEY


LAKESHAKE: DAY 3
RUSSEL DICKERSON | DYLAN SCOTT | CHRIS LANE | COLE SWINDELL | FLORIDA GEORGIA LINE


I'm already looking forward to next year!
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Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Our Weekend at the Lake

This past weekend, a group of friends and I went up to the lake. Between bonfires, card games, and hours in the lake, we had the perfect mini getaway. This weekend reminded me of just how lucky I am to have met this group. Back in February, I never would have guessed that they'd turn into my own little Illinois family. Below is our lake weekend recap.


FRIDAY
Drive to the Canadian Lakes.
Stop on the way for dinner at Saugatuck Brewing Co.
Arrive at the lake. Immediately Ice Anil (twice).
Have a bonfire, complete with s'mores.
Cheers to a great weekend with Loconut.
Play What Do You Meme? until 1 AM.
Head to bed.

SATURDAY
Have breakfast.
Take the boat out on the lake.
Shotgun a beer for the first time.
Take our drinks in the lake thanks to our drink floaties.
Head back for lunch. Anil grilled some killer burgers.
Go out on the jet skis.
Have dinner.
Watch Easy A.
Crash before midnight.

SUNDAY
Have breakfast.
Play Kan Jam.
Go out on the jet skis.
Take the boat out on the lake.
Head back for lunch and pack up our stuff.
Relax in a giant inflatable floatie.
Head home.
Stop for ice cream to cap off the weekend.

I can't wait to head back to the lake!
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Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Fun Activities to do with Dad this Father's Day


Last month for Mother's Day, I shared my top nine activities to do with your mom. This month, I'm sharing the Father's Day edition. My plan for Father's Day - take my dad high speed go-kart racing! Not only do we get to spend time together, but we also get to experience something new. Spending time with my dad is always one of my favorite things to do. We love adventuring, as well as just relaxing and talking. I can't wait to race him around the track during the day, and somehow I just know, end our evening with a bonfire. Below are other ideas to celebrate the amazing dad in your life.


A BREWERY TOUR - Try different brews, while getting a behind-the-scenes look at how they're made.

HAVE A BBQ - Learn how to grill your dad's favorites.

CORNHOLE COMPETITION - Friendly competition right in your backyard.


GO TO A THEME PARK - Death-defying rollercoasters, anyone?

GO BOWLING - A fun activity for the whole family.

DO A PUZZLE - Spend some quality time together completing a fun image.


GO RACING - Race high speed around a track.

ATTEND A SPORTS GAME - Cheer on the local team.

BUILD SOMETHING - Learn how to make something special as a keepsake (maybe even cornhole boards!).


Have a wonderful time celebrating dad this weekend!