11.13.2017

scarlett style


Scarlett has been feeling really stylish lately. She's been adding her bunny ear headband to her school uniform, discovering new style icons like Star Butterfly and rocking her rain boots no matter what the weather looks like. That fuzzy pink jacket she found and tried on at Target might need to find its way into her closet for her birthday. So cute! 

















love & cupcakes, 
elissa



11.11.2017

golden hour...


Last weekend after a day of lazing around the apartment, Nick decided we should go out for a bit to let Scarlett burn off some energy. We ended up at a park that I had saved on Google Maps to check out sometime and Scarlett had a blast playing on all the playground equipment. After she played, we walked down the street to grab a coffee. The coffee shop ended up being closed so no espresso for us, but the sun was starting to set and I snapped some pictures of Scarlett by the pond. It was so pretty! Everything was golden and beautiful. I could've stayed there as long as the sky was golden. I can't wait to go back. 













love & cupcakes, 
elissa



11.10.2017

currently...



Oh, three day weekends. You are lovely. Even when I'm totally sick with a nasty cold, Scarlett and Nick are both home from school/work and the apartment is a disaster, a three day weekend is always welcome. Here's what I'm up to right now...


Watching - I checked out Rough Night from the the library last weekend and I have to return it tomorrow, so I'm going to have to make some time either tonight or first thing tomorrow to watch it. I'm the worst at checking things out from the library and then never finding the time for them. Blargh! Also, I started watching Difficult People on Hulu and I love it! I blew through the first season and I'm a few episodes into the second. So snarky, so good. 

Reading - I just started reading The Luckiest Girl in the World but I'm only a few pages in so far. Hopefully I'll be able to carve out some serious reading time soon! My Goodreads yearly reading challenge is seriously behind schedule! 

Eating - Toasted wheat peanut butter sandwiches are my jam lately. So good at any time of the day, right??

Anticipating - I'm hoping to drag myself off of the couch at some point today to go and see the new Thor movie. It looks so good! Stay tuned to see if I actually make it. 

Listening To - I showed Scarlett this video and she is completely hooked. She loves it! I found the song on Spotify and it's been on a constant cycle ever since. 

Wishing - I wish this terrible cold would go away! I haven't felt this sick in a long time and my poor ribs are so sore... Even my teeth hurt! Being sick is the worst. 

Working On - I'm slowly gathering up the beginning of my Christmas stuff. I got a few little gifts and some stocking stuffers but I'm still waiting on the rest of the family to get their lists out to everyone so I can start checking things off. I want to be done early this year so hopefully I'll get those lists soon! 

Loving - This drizzly weather is so awesome. The clouds went away a little while ago just in time for rainbow hour. It's been cool and crisp outside and everything just feels so much better. Yay for fall! 

What are you up to on this lovely three day weekend? Anything fun?

love & cupcakes, 
elissa


11.03.2017

currently...



Happy Friday! It's wonderfully cloudy and cold and a bit rainy over here and I love it! This weekend we have nothing planned and I'm so excited to be able to just hang out and relax and not rush all over the place for a change. Homebodies for the win! Here's what I'm up to right now...

Watching - I started watching Good Bones on Hulu and I'm completely hooked. I kind of want to go into business with my mom or dad even though I know we would just make each other insane right away. Maybe just a small project or something...

Reading - I finally finished The Ship of the Dead and was immediately blitzed by my library to let me know that I have a bunch of books ready for me to pick up as well as three e-books that automatically checked themselves out to my e-reader. I'm swimming in things to read right now! 

Eating - Nick found a new [to us] Chinese restaurant in town and it's so good! We've already been there twice and I can totally see us going again really soon. 

Listening To - This playlist has been on a pretty constant rotation around here lately...

Wishing - Right now I'm wishing that I had all the wishlists for my family for Christmas so I can start checking things off and getting ready for the holidays! We have so many birthdays during December, too, so the earlier I'm ready, the better! I sent our lists off to everyone yesterday and I might do a post here about what we're wishing for this year. Stay tuned!

Working On - Last night Scarlett and I settled onto the couch after dinner and homework was all done and we ended up watching two movies and just snuggling until bedtime. It was awesome! She loved watching "big girl" movies [we watched 13 Going on 30 and Penelope] so I'm going to make a list of more movies we can watch together. Any suggestions? 

Loving - This gloomy weather is making me so happy! Hooray for fall! 

I hope you have some fun stuff planned for this weekend - even if it's just relaxing on the couch and having no plans! What are you up to?

love & cupcakes, 
elissa


11.02.2017

scarlett style!



We have been so rushed and sleepy in the morning lately... Scarlett has been throwing her clothes on as we run out the door so her style hasn't been as thought out as she normally likes it to be. Hopefully we can find our groove again really soon so she can be as fabulous each day as she wants to be. 







80s Day at school was my favorite look this week. So cute!

love & cupcakes, 
elissa


11.01.2017

this is halloween! this is halloween!


Halloween has come and gone. It feels like so much build up and anticipation for an entire month and then all of a sudden, it's November and my newsfeed is full of stuffing recipes and mustaches. 

We had a fun Halloween this year, even though it flew by at the speed of light. Scarlett and I went to a local trunk or treat event near our apartment on Monday night after her ballet class. We were only there for about twenty minutes but she had a blast and still came out with a ton of candy! 







Last night we got ourselves dressed up and went down to the apartment's office party before heading out to trick or treat. Scarlett loved her costume and was a trick or treating maniac for a few hours before her feet started to get tired and her bag got too heavy. 










Once we got home, we settled in on the couch for some candy sorting while we watched Corpse Bride. All in all, a pretty rad Halloween. 


How did you spend your Halloween? What did everyone dress up as? 

love & cupcakes, 
elissa