Halloween // Roaring 20's Style


Wednesday, October 31, 2012

When Alden's parents bought their current home the back party room (where we used live!) came with an old bar straight from San Francisco. Not a mini bar or a bar cart but an actual full size bar! We don't drink alcohol so this thing hasn't got much use, but when the idea came about of having a Roaring 20's Speakeasy party for Halloween we knew just the place! There was murder, mystery, drinks, beautiful women and dashing men. All and all I'd say this party was the cats pajamas!

baby wynn


Thursday, October 25, 2012

wynn_25wynn_1wynn_15wynn_2wynn_26wynn_33 This girl is 3 months old today so I figured I'd post some of her newborn pictures. Isn't she the sweetest little lady? It's been so fun to see our friends have babies and watch them grow (both parent and baby). Sometimes I get overwhelmed thinking of the things that are coming our way, but then I get to snuggle one of these sweet angels and I know it will be worth it.

 ps. Did you guys know I am FINALLY going to be an aunt in December! I can't wait for the little guy to arrive and to see my sister become a mother.

going out on a limb


Wednesday, October 24, 2012

I'm doing something a little different today (no, I'm not talking about ACTUALLY blogging). I'm doing a post about fashion featuring me! (Yikes) I'm not sure if these kinds of posts are really my jam (mostly because I am an awkward model) but I met a new friend (Shannon) who is a ball of fun and convinced me we should get out and do a shoot. So we snapped photos of each other atop a parking lot, like normal people do.

It's refreshing to meet someone new that you instantly feel friends with. I mean this girl is from IDAHO. I think we both knew we could be soul sistas after that. So without further adu...... blackdress_04blackdress_01blackdress_03 blouse: f21, skirt: target, tights: H&M, booties: shoemint

This look is the ultimate safe look. Black is the way to go if you want to look good without taking a risk. Its also fun because you can spice things up with something as simple as a sequin collar or polka dot tights.

ps. Don't forget to check out my look for less over on Say Yes to Hoboken.

Restaurant Group // The Stinking Rose


Friday, October 5, 2012


Res•tau•rant Group | gro├Áp | noun
a number of people who gather once a month to partake of delicious and unique foods and sometimes even babies.

First Documented Stop: The Stinking Rose/San Francisco
Type of food: GARLIC
Atmosphere: Dark (hence no inside pics), full of character and old bw pictures of famous people.
Biggest Surprise on the menu: 40 clove garlic chicken
Approximate number of days the smell lingered: 2
Was it worth it: Heck yes
Favorite item: the garlic relish to dip your rolls in
Best Part: Watching my husband hold cute baby Vivian and hanging out with good friends.

Next Stop: Chicken and Waffles. TONIGHT!

look for less: printed pants


Wednesday, October 3, 2012


Hop on over to Say Yes to Hoboken to see this look (which I love) for less! Someone commented and said that colored jeans are the gateway drug to the "real stuff"... printed pants! I like that line. It makes me want to say, pass me the pipe.

Daily Eats #01 Recap


Tuesday, October 2, 2012


 I just wanted to give a quick recap on the recipes that I posted for the first Daily Eats. I managed to make two of the four recipes...not too bad eh? I made the granola but realized while making it that I had quick oats instead of the whole rolled oats so it turned out soft instead of crunchy. I also made this RIGHT before/during my teeth problems so I really didn't end up eating more than a couple nibbles. SO in all fairness I think I will have to try this one again. And I do recommend it! It's peanut butter and honey after all.

 As for the WINNER...... The black bean veggie tacos! We actually made them again last night. I cheated and used canned black beans because I didn't plan ahead but they still turned out great. We also added a little bit of red cabbage to ours as well, which was a nice crunch. The first time we made it I didn't have any paprika and after making it with the paprika last night I have to say I think I liked it better without! Overall a great vegetarian dish that doesn't leave you hungry or thinking, where is the meat?! Even Alden said so. And you know how those men love their meat. Stay tuned for Daily Eats #02!

idaho trip / part 2


Monday, October 1, 2012

idaho1idaho2idaho3idaho4 After part 1 of our trip spent in bear lake we headed up to swan valley for the Shaum family reunion. This reunion was so much fun! The kind where everyone cries when we have to say goodbye.
The highlights:
• Taking Alden to the secret waterfall
• Staying in a HUGE lodge (all 50ish? of us)
• The long slide down the front of the lodge (see above) that my grandma went down! That thing was scary. She may have said the s word and it may be on video. Just sayin.
• Playing "steam roller" at night and laughing till we couldn't breathe.
• Alden playing with my cousins triplet 5 year old boys. I'm mad I never got a picture because they seriously thought he was the coolest (who doesn't??)
• Going white water rafting down the snake river (no pictures, sorry!)
• Eating LOTS of food (its what us Shaum's do best)
• Taking a hike and learning all about the plants/flowers
• Doing a couples relay, including a giant slip and slide. Alden and I lost, big time. But to be fair we were the first ones to go. Someone had to test the ropes!
• Playing softball and watching all the boys make a dam in the river.
• Seeing all my extended family, especially my sweet grandparents. They mean the world to me and I am so blessed to have grandparents that arrange events like this so we can all be together.
• Getting home that night, getting sno cones and going to a double feature at the drive in. We had only planned to go to one movie but when my dad ordered hot french fries after the first movie while we were loading up, we just had to stay.

Part 3 next week..... Island Park and Yellowstone!

  ps. October??? Whaaa? When did that happen?

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