Let’s Talk: Summer Plans + Winner!

letstalkAndrea, Erika, and I are talking all about summer plans which is convenient since summer break starts in 3 days! THREE DAYS PEOPLE! 🙂 Summer is my favorite season and I am so excited for this particular summer! This summer includes vacations and a lot of time spent with the ones we love. We are headed to Colorado in just a few short days to see everything it has to offer and visit my family all in one. We plan on hiking, biking, going to wineries, kayaking, and taking it all in. We celebrate our one year anniversary and will most likely reminisce about our wedding day at least ten times.

I’ll be tutoring and babysitting one day a week which leaves a lot of free time that I am SO thankful for. I plan on spending time outside, by the pool, a beach trip here or there, and a lot of cooking and baking. What types of recipes do you want to see?! I plan on catching up on the never-ending list of things I’ve put off during the school year and catching up on a lot of sleep in the mix of it all! 🙂 I’m wholeheartedly ready for you, summer!

Head over here to see who the winner of the $50 PinkBlush Gift Card is! Thank you to everyone who entered! I loved reading all of your sweet comments! 🙂

Need something quick and easy to take to a picnic today?

My Summer Quinoa Salad!

If you missed any of my previous, “Let’s Talk” posts…

Let’s Talk New Years

Let’s Talk Guys

Let’s Talk Moms

Let’s Talk Hair and Make-up

Happy Memorial Day! 🙂

Friday Favorites

Just when I thought last week was crazy, this past week proved me wrong. 😉 Here’s to Friday being extra special this week because it is a three day weekend and much needed!

One. 2016-05-20_0001One Monday I talked all about my love for PinkBlush AND there’s a fun giveaway attached! You can enter the giveaway, here!


Again, a three day weekend is ahead and four and a half more days are left in the school year! 🙂 Favorite!


I started using Bloglovin’ and LOVE it! You can follow me, here!

Four.ebbittfooda880x440_0Yesterday I talked about this restaurant that easily became a favorite of last weekend!


I’ve blogged about these with my summer style post. I absolutely love, love, love these sandals from Target!

I hope your weekend lasts long and involves a lot of sunshine! 🙂 Happy Friday! 4 fridays

The Ebbitt Room

Last weekend, Eric and I went to Cape May. They were calling for rain all weekend but we decided to make the best of it and catch up on some snuggles and reading. As always, one of the things we were most excited about was our reservation at The Ebbitt Room. They are a farm-to-table restaurant with a menu that made my mouth water just reading it.

We dressed up and walked into a dimly lit room with live piano music, the bartender doing his job flawlessly, and an extremely attentive staff. Honestly, they were SO professional, friendly and knew what they were doing. We started with a charcuterie board, wine, and bourbon on the rocks. I proceeded to order Pan Roasted Organic Salmon with Spring Vegetable Fricasse, Sauce Bearnaise and Eric ordered Roasted Duck with Couscous and Spring Vegetables. The food was more than just food, it was an experience.Every bite was worth every penny, and more. It bursted with freshness and flavor, while the portions left you feeling completely satisfied.

We will be going back in a heartbeat. 🙂

What’s Up Wednesday: May

whatsupwed1 WUWquestions editWhat we’re eating this week:stephanie-spring.comSalmon, salmon, and more salmon. I can’t get enough! You can find my recipe, here!

What I’m reminiscing about:stephanie-spring.comstephanie-spring.comOur beach weekend. 🙂 

What I’m loving:stephanie-spring.comThat our pool is open!

What we’ve been up to:

Planning trips, setting goals, and talking a lot about the next five years. 🙂

What I’m dreading:

Nothing. 🙂

What I’m working on:

Finalizing plans for Colorado.

What I’m excited about:stephanie-spring.comThis giveaway! You can follow me on Instagram here and Bloglovin’, here

What I’m watching/reading:It’s baaaaack! A group of girls and I usually get together to watch the Bachelor/Bachelorette and last night was no exception. We ate, talked, and filled out our brackets for who we think will make it from week to week. 😉 This book! 

What I’m listening to:

A serious modge podge of everything. 🙂 

What I’m wearing:stephanie-spring.comSneakers / Tank / Shorts / Old Navy Flip Flops / Rainbow Flip FlopsThis dress, here! You can also see more of my summer style, here and here!

What I’m doing this

Going to the pool as much as possible. Prepping for the last week of school. Getting ready to celebrate one of my sweet friend’s getting married next weekend and spending time with this guy as much as possible! The next few weeks are jam-packed with goodness! 

What I’m looking forward to next month:stephanie-spring.comSUMMER BREAK!

What else is new:

stephanie-spring.comEric plays on our church softball team and I try to make it to at least one game a week. It definitely changes our schedule and it is completely new to me. Other than that, same old, same old!

Bonus Question: What are you looking forward to this summer?

Does anything and everything count?! Summer is my favorite season. Slower and longer days. Sunshine. Summer food. Grilling. The pool. The beach. I’ll stop now. 🙂 

Happy Wednesday! xo


Show and Tell Tuesday + Favorite Vacation

Show and Tell - IG GraphicI’m linking up with Andrea for Show and Tell Tuesdays! Today, we’re talking all about our favorite vacations! I have been extremely blessed with the opportunity to go on a lot of vacations that were nothing short of amazing. One of my all time favorite vacations though was a girls trip in the midst of studying abroad in Greece. I talk about Greece like it’s my job but I don’t technically consider it a vacation since I lived there. 😉 A few weeks after arriving in Greece, Mace and I decided to go to the fashion capital of the world: Milan, Italy. We were instantly in awe with all it had to offer. The architecture, language, shopping, food and atmosphere were incredible and we had every intention of soaking up every inch!We ate, drank, shopped, painted, got pampered, and loved life. We made friends, learned about life in Milan and loved every second of it. It is consistently a vacation that appears in my memory when I think of a favorite and I am so, so thankful!