We just returned home from a super duper fun family vacation in Hilton Head Island, SC. We stayed in Sea Pines, which is a magical area where the  streets are lined with Live Oaks and covered in Spanish Moss. There are bike trails everywhere…we biked and biked and ate ice cream and then biked some more…it was pretty much perfection!!

I found these fun summery prints  by Charlotte Love and thought they summed up our summer trip very well…Born To Ride and Born To Eat Ice Cream!!!

Before we left for our vacation, I was lucky enough to learn about an app: 8mm. It ranks up there with Instagram for me. 8mm gives your video that vintage feel, with scratches and frame jitters, and it even comes with the an optional film reel sound effect! I am having fun trying out the different filters and lenses. I had enough footage from our trip to put together my very first iMovie. yay! I found out about this app from one of my favorite blogs, Dear Lizzy. She used it  to make a little film of her family. She also used the sweetest song, Holiday, by Sarah Sample. I liked it so much, I used it myself. So…yah, I pretty much just copied what she did; but if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it, right? Now that I have another fun little app on my phone, I have no excuse not to capture more videos of my family!!
I hope you enjoy my very first video!




Just back from another trip to Vegas!! It feels like we were just there for my 40th birthday in June. This time our trip was with my husband’s company for Chairman’s Club…we were spoiled rotten!! We did not stay at the Stardust, I just love this iconic sign, but we did stay at the stunning Encore hotel. Steve Wynn sure does know how to build resorts! We usually stay at the Bellagio (another Steve Wynn hotel) and it is always amazing, but the Encore was a treat. It is toward the end of the strip so it is a little quieter than some of the other hotels, but it is still close enough to all the action that you can enjoy Vegas in all of its glory!

Here are a few of the highlights from the trip:

*Cocktails in the Ferrari showroom!!!! Then dinner downstairs, in what seemed like a private Ferrari showroom. Street magicians mingled among us doing the most amazing slight of hand tricks…you know, slipping playing cards under people’s watches and  making credit cards fly…mind blowing magic that left us speechless.

*Learning how to play Ultimate Texas Hold-em. (Still not exactly sure how it all works, but it was fun.)

*Winning $80 on a slot machine, but soon giving it back to the Texas Hold-em dealer.

*As the night get darker and the neon lights shine brighter, the hemlines get shorter and shorter. Watching girls teeter around on their ten inch heals while constantly tugging down on their dress to make sure their butt cheeks aren’t hanging out is a real treat!  By the end of the night their shoes are in their hands and they don’t really care what is hanging out.

* The company took over the Tryst night club at the Wynn hotel…this was the best night of all!! They had an eyelash bar!! All of us gals waited our turn to have some luscious lashes put on. I loved them!! I will never ever go to Vegas again without my lashes!

* The BEST part of the trip was dancing with my husband!!!!!!!! I love to dance, but Sean doesn’t….well, he really does like to dance, but it takes him awhile to warm up to the idea… a little liquid courage always helps. Thank you honey for dancing with me! I love you!

Next stop ,SXSW in Austin!! Can’t wait!

Stardust photo