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Happy 3rd Birthday Ava!

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Happy birthday to my beautiful baby girl Ava! Today marks her third birthday, which I can hardly believe. Where did all of that time go?! I told Ava it was cool that her and I both entered our 3’s this year with my 30th and her 3rd. This birthday is all about Star Wars for her, especially Darth Vader. The force is strong with my little Jedi! Star Wars and Vader are her big current loves right now and when I asked her what theme she wanted for her birthday this year, without hesitation she said Star Wars. Ava and I decked ourselves out in our finest SW gear for her 3rd birthday photos and even had a mini lightsaber battle! She really enjoyed that. Her aunt Caitlin got her some Vader and SW tops, which she wore one of for these photos. I pulled out my Millennium Falcon shirt and paired us both in pink skirts. 

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Same spot, three years apart. I get so emotional looking at these. How did my itty bitty get so big. 


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A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away.....

Her birthday party was so much fun to plan! Caitlin made the coolest Darth Vader cake, which was beyond delicious. Needless to say, it did not last long, haha. Uncle Mike’s gift was a huge hit too! We even had a piñata this year, guess who it was :) Ava was absolutely mesmerized by all of the decorations and had a look of awe on her face when she saw them all. Below are some more photos from the day! 

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 A Birthday Note From Mommy 

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To my darling Ava, 

Happy 3rd birthday and what a special day it is. It seems like yesterday I was holding you in my arms for the very first time thinking how lucky I was you chose me to be your mommy. You stole my heart then and continue to steal it everyday. You continue to amaze me as I watch you grow into a beautiful little girl who is strong and courageous with a shining spirit that can light up the world. You light up my world even on the darkest of days. You are my sunshine girl. It is a true joy in life to be able to see you reach for the stars with your curiosity and ever growing imagination. I cannot wait to see what your third year has in store and what adventures life will take you and I on together. Our bond only grows as each year passes. Happy birthday my love bug. May the force be with you on your special day. I love you. 

Xo, Mommy  

 

4th Of July In Red, White, And Blue

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Can you believe the 4th of July is right around the corner?! It’ll be here in the blink of an eye. It’s one of my favorite holidays to celebrate with all of the Americana, fireworks, warm summer sun, cookouts, s’mores, laughter, and fun. Even if you aren’t celebrating the 4th, these pieces are essential summer classics. 

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Design History Shirt Dress c/o || Vineyard Vines Hat (Old, Similar) || Sunglasses || Earrings || Pearl Necklace || Rattan Clutch || Similar Red Sandals || 

For my patriotic look above, I went with a classic blue shirt dress with super cute bell sleeves and my ever faithful Vineyard Vines Straw Hat. I pull this hat out every single summer and consider it one of my all time favorite summer accessories. To round off the look, I stayed with the red, white, and blue theme choosing red heeled sand also (a staple!), white sunglasses, and a blue and white ratan frame clutch. 

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xo, Amanda  

Happy Birthday To Us!

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Hello friends and happy Tuesday! Today is a very special day for me, my 30th birthday! It’s hard to believe I’m in my 30s now, haha, but I’m at a good place with it and excited to see all that my 30s have to offer. If you know me or have been following along, then you know today is also JFK’s birthday. It is the coolest thing for me to share my birthday with him! The best gift my mom could have ever given me. He would have been 101 today. I treated myself to these cute Cape Cod turtles the other day. They were absolutely delicious and even better with my favorite place on earth on them. 

xo, Amanda

Weekend Update

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Good morning friends and welcome to Wednesday! This post is all about our adventures celebrating May The Fourth Cinco De Derby weekend. Haha, it truly was an amazing time with many many memories that we’ll cherish forever.

To start with, Friday was Star Wars day, known as May The Fourth Be With You. Ava was thrilled! My brother and I took her to her first baseball game where they were celebrating Star Wars with characters walking around, sounds and video from the movies, boat loads of merchandise, and changing out the opponents team photos with Star Wars villains while our players photos had light sabers for bats. The weather was phenomenal too adding the overall greatness of the night. Even the Rail Riders mascot Champ came over and gave Ava and big high five! 

Next came my brother’s fiancé’s graduation from Penn State, my almamater! It was so special to be back and get to share this new chapter in her life with her family. Ava and I dressed up in our blue and white dresses to match the PSU colors. As soon as the lion saw her he came right over to snap a photo. We took some photos together after the ceremony, had lunch tnd then some ice cream before everyone needed a nap lol. Later on, we had a little Cinco De Mayo party followed by a bonfire at my brothers. We didn’t watch the Kentucky Derby, but we were keeping our ears open as to how the race went. So many celebrations in one day! 

Our last big event of the weekend was a trip furniture shopping with my brother and his fiancé. I also have to note the photo of Ava in her car seat, my brother took that! It turned out being one of my favorite photos from the weekend. He really knows how to make her smile. 

 

xo, Amanda  

 

Easter Weekend

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A very happy Easter Monday, friends! I hope everyone had a joyous Easter weekend. He is risen, alleluia!! I wanted to share some of my favorite parts from this past holiday weekend. We started with an Easter egg hunt in the backyard and then dyed some eggs, which we later decorated some of Ava’s favorite characters. My dad’s birthday was this past Tuesday, happy birthday dad!, so we celebrated his birthday along with the holiday. Easter Sunday started with church, then a hunt for some baskets the bunny left for Ava, followed by a lunch that I hosted. We lucked out with kind of spring like weather so some walks were also included. It’s wonderul to breathe in the fresh air! It actually snowed last night. It looks a little more like Christmas than Easter right now, but hopefully the couple of inches will melt quickly. I hope everyone has a great start to your week! 

 

                            xo, Amanda  

Fly Eagles Fly

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First off, THE PHILADELPHIA EAGLES ARE SUPER BOWL CHAMPIONS!!! The biggest congratulations to them! This was the first Super Bowl win  for them and what a amazing game it was to watch. The commercials were, eh, not that great, but the game was incredible and truly a nail biter at the end. In all fairness, I love Tomy Brady and The Patriots, but I also support all of my family’s  teams, which include the Eagles. My dad and brother were so excited, but my dad especially so! He’s been a long time Eagles fan and I’m so happy he finally gets to see them win the big game and take home the Lombardy trophy. Philly must be going crazy right now. How about Nick Foles too. What a Cinderella story. He was the second string quarterback who then filled in for Wentz with his injury, to then taking the team to Super Bowl and then WINNING the Super Bowl against one of the best teams in football. That play Foles made where he received the touchdown was pretty amazing too. It was an exciting game to watch. On top of that, we got blanketed with a TON of snow on Sunday. Ava and I had some fun in the snow and she helped me brush off my car, but wow there was a lot. ‘Tis that time of the year. I hope everyone had a fantastic weekend! Cheers to the new week ahead. 

xo, Amanda  

Mommy & Me Valentine’s Day

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Sequin Tulle Dress c/o || Ava’s Velvet Dress || Jackie Kennedy Pearl Earrings || Jackie Kennedy Cascade Ring || Stella & Dot Brier Ring || Stella & Dot Engraved Ring ||

Good morning and happy February 1st! It is officially the month of love and what better way to kick it off than with a little Galentine’s Day Party. Just the “gals” here hence, Galentine’s lol. Ava and I spent the better part of a day celebrating and having our yearly party. We started with putting on our makeup and then getting dressed up. Ava picked out her own accessories and was very excited the whole time. The anticipation of it all! This has always been my favorite post to do throughout the entire year and one I always look forward to. Then we set the table together and lastly baked the cookies. She helped spread the icing and sprinkle on the sprinkles, all while enjoying eating some in the process, haha. Ava kept saying it was a tea party and honestly, we’ve been having little tea parties every day since then. Every meal happens at the dining table so why not make it pretty and fun?! After taking some photos, we dug in to all of the goodies and had some girl chats talking about the things we love. The heart ballon has a nice little story behind it. We were out the day before picking up the roses for the party, when a worker at the store just fell in love with Ava. He ended up cutting this ballon down from one of the displays and giving it to her, which was incredibly sweet! Thank you! This was one of the best days I’ve had and couldn't have spent it with a better gal than my little Ava. Cheers to all of the loved ones in your life! <3

xo, Amanda  

Personal Highlights From 2017

The last day of 2017, I still cannot believe it! 2017 had quite a few beautiful memories for me that I wanted to highlight below. Thank you again to everyone for following along on this journey with me! I hope you enjoy and cheers to a happy and healthy 2018!!  

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Mother’s Day. Ava and I dressed up in matching pink tulle outfits! This was so special and the day was beyond beautiful. Everyone was commenting on how cute we were dressed alike at the restaurant we went to. 

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Ava becoming a little fashionista! This past year Ava has absolutely fallen in love with my dressing room and playing with all things girly!  

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Easter weekend. Jesus has risen. The weather finally was turning a corner and a little bunny visited our home and left some treats!  

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Spent my dad’s birthday down with the cherry blossoms. What a magical time of the year. 

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Taking walks in the park and handing out flowers. This photo melts my heart. Ava lovesss flowers. She’ll go pick them and then hand them out or just continue to smell them haha. 

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Trips to Knoebels. This year Ava actually rode some rides. A fun time for all! That smile.  

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Spending my 29th birthday at the JFK 100 birthday celebration. This was a BIG one for me. JFK and I share the same birthday, which is beyond cool. Ava also has Obama’s birthday! The cake was sooooo good. 

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Our annual trip to Cape Cod was a memorable one since it was Ava’s first visit!  

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Getting to ride on Thomas the Tank. This was amazingly cool. Thomas looks absolutely real! I was blown away. We also got to visit with our family while we were there. They’re the best, I love you guys! 

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The dedication of the JFK statue in Pittston, PA. My shirt was a hit!  

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Our last year enjoying all the fun Belle brought to our lives.  

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Ava’s first time to the Luzerne County Fair. She loved this tractor and was pretty good at working it too!  

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My little shutter bug. She goes to grab my camera all the time now. Maybe she’ll love photography too someday.  

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Halloween! Ava dressed up as Peppa Pig. All of the little kids loved her costume. I kept hearing, mommy mommy, there’s Peppa Pig!  

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Ava and I on a photo shoot. This was one of my favorites with her. We dressed in matching colors and went to the park. We always have a blast on location! 

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Watching the night sky and the space crafts that zoom up above. 

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Valley Forge. My favorite spot in PA, especially in the fall. The word spectacular comes to mind when describing the foliage there.  

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Matchy matchy. We’re a family that likes to match together haha.  

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Christmas! Yay! The most wonderful time of the year. We packed so much into this Christmas season between decorating, singing carols, baking cookies, light rides, reading Christmas stories, watching Christmas movies, catching snow  flakes on our tongues, going to tree lightings, visiting with family and friends....the list goes on! My favorite part of Christmas is actually going to church on Christmas Eve and singing Silent Night by candle lite.  

 

xo, Amanda  

Goodbye 2017

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Every year I like to round up my favorite outfits from the year and to take a moment to thank each and every one of you for following along and taking the time to read my blog. To all of my family, friends, and collaborators, thank you from the bottom of my heart. Without you, none of this would be possible. I hope everyone is enjoying the holiday season and looking forward to ringing in 2018! Tomorrow I’ll be taking a look back at some of my favorite personal moments from 2017. Stay tuned! 

 

xo, Amanda  

Silver Bells

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Sequin Dress c/o || Similar Bow Sequin Shoes || Similar Black Sequin Clutch || Black Jacket || BaubleBar Bracelets c/o || Jackie Kennedy Earrings (sold out) || Jackie Kennedy Cascade Ring || Stella & Dot Ring || 

Hello and happy Thursday, friends! I hope everyone had a magical Christmas and a truly wonderful holiday season. We had a great time at church on Christmas Eve and celebrated Jesus’s birth with a small birthday party afterwards. My favorite part has always been the candle lite singing of Silent Night. I vividly remembering doing that with my parents when I was younger and then going home to the reading of The Night Before Christmas. I always get a little sad when Christmas is over, but that means New Years Eve is right around the corner! I can hardly believe 2017 is almost over. It literally feels like it went by in the blink of an eye. While we remember all that went on in the year, here’s to celebrating the new one! This little sequin dress would be PERFECT for your NYE celebration. I’m wearing a size small. There is also a gold version of the dress too. I found it to be quite comfortable. Sometimes sequin items can be scratchy, but this dress felt fabulous on. This dress would be great for a fun night out too, whether it’s New Years Eve or not! Cheers to a shimmering New Year! 

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xo, Amanda  

Rose Gold Sparkle

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Rose Gold Maxi Dress c/o || Faux Fur Pearl Jacket c/o || Rose Gold Sequin Clutch (Old, Target, Similar Here) || Jackie Kennedy Earrings || Jackie Kennedy Cascade Ring || Stella & Dot Ring || DW Watch And Bangle c/o || 

 

Happy Friday, everyone! Tis’ the season for sparkly gowns and festive parties! This elegant outfit is all about ringing in the new year with style. It’s the one time of the year where you want to dazzle with all of the shimmer and shine. This backless rose gold maxi dress is exceptional with its stunning sequins adorning the entire gown. How about the faux fur jacket with pearl detailing along the front?! Talk about glamour. It’s the icing on the cake with a cherry on top! Daniel Wellington is also having a sale on their watch and bangle bundles. You can get 10% off of your order plus an additional 15% off with the code AMANDAB15. 

 

I hope everyone has a wonderfully cheery Christmas weekend filled with magic and love!  

xo, Amanda

Our Christmas Song List

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My Christmas PJ’s (Old) || Ava’s Rudolph PJ’s || Classic Vintage Style Turntable || 

Good morning and happy Thursday, friends! This was such a fun post to put together. Christmas songs are one of the most magical and fun parts of the Christmas season. You only get to listen to them for a short while, though I know some people who listen to them throughout the year, haha. Ava and I listen to them everyday whether we’re at home or in the car, Christmas music is always playing. I created a list that are some of our most favorite Christmas songs. The list would be a mile long if I included all of them! There are the stand by classics, some newer editions, and maybe even some you may not have heard before. We all know Jingle Bells, but have you heard Sinatra’s version? It’s so much fun and the best there is! If you need some Christmas cheer, look no further than We Need A Little Christmas sung by Angela Landsbury, an instant mood lifter! I hope everyone enjoys.

  • Jingle Bells- Frank Sinatra
  • White Christmas- Bing Crosby
  • Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer- Burl Ives
  • Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let It Snow- Dean Martin
  • Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays- *NSYNC
  • The Christmas Song- Nat King Cole 
  • All I Want For Christmas Is You- Mariah Carey
  • The Christmas Waltz- Frank Sinatra
  • Carol Of The Bells-Trans-Siberian Orchestra
  • We Need A Little Christmas- Angela Landsbury  
  • Winter Wonderland- Johnny Mathis
  • It’s Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas- Michael Buble
  • Baby It’s Cold Outside- Dean Martin
  • Rockin Around The Christmas Tree- Brenda Lee
  • The First Noel- Frank Sinatra
  • The Little Drummer Boy/ Peace On Earth- Bing Crosby and David Bowie
  • The Littlest Angel- Bing Crosby
  • Santa Claus Is Coming To Town-  Michael Buble
  • The 12 Pains Of Christmas- Bob Rivers
  • Cool Yule- Louis Armstrong
  • A Marshmallow World- Frank Sinatra and Dean Martin
  • Frosty The Snowman- Jimmy Durante  

Jingle Bells- Frank Sinatra  

White Christmas- Bing Crosby

Also including this duet of White Christmas  with Michael Bublé and Bing Crosby- The technology is amazing! 

Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer- Burl Ives

Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let It Snow- Dean Martin  

Marry Christmas, Happy Holidays- *NSYNC

The Christmas Song- Nat King Cole

All I Want For Christmas Is You- Mariah Carey

The Christmas Waltz- Frank Sinatra  

Carol Of The Bells- Trans-Siberian Orchestra  

We Need A Little Christmas- Angela Landsbury

Winter Wonderland- Johnny Mathis

It’s Beginning To Look A lot Like Christmas- Michael Bublé  

Baby It’s Cold Outside- Dean Martin

Rockin Around The Christmas Tree- Brenda Lee

The First Noel- Frank Sinatra

The Little Drummer Boy/ Peace On Earth- Bing Crosby And David Bowie

The Littlest Angel- Bing Crosby 

Santa Claus Is Coming To Town- Michael Bublé  

12 Pains Of Christmas- Bob Rivers  

Cool Yule- Louis Armstrong

A Marshmallow World- Frank Sinatra and Dean Martin  

Frosty The Snowman- Jimmy Durante

4th Of July Inspiration 2017

4th Of July Inspiration 2017- Enchanting Elegance
4th Of July Inspiration 2017- Enchanting Elegance
4th Of July Inspiration 2017- Enchanting Elegance
4th Of July Inspiration 2017- Enchanting Elegance
4th Of July Inspiration 2017- Enchanting Elegance
4th Of July Inspiration 2017- Enchanting Elegance
4th Of July Inspiration 2017- Enchanting Elegance
4th Of July Inspiration 2017- Enchanting Elegance
4th Of July Inspiration 2017- Enchanting Elegance
4th Of July Inspiration 2017- Enchanting Elegance

It's hard to believe that July 4th is less than one week away already. They say that summer is half over by then! That's way too sad to think about right now, haha. I feel like summer just got started really. Regardless, today I'm rockin' the red, white, and blue combo, along with Ava!, for the upcoming American holiday. It's one of my favorite ones to celebrate with friends and family in the warm weather with fireworks, bbq's, and all of the American pride. The dress I'm wearing is an amazing dupe for the famous Self Portrait one. It's a good quality, fits true to size, and is only $50 compared to Self Portraits $500 price tag. You can't beat that! Ava is also wearing her red, white, and blue with her gold foil star dress. I saw this high-low dress back in May and saved it for the 4th. It's absolutely stunning in person, especially when the sunlight hits the gold stars.

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Happy Memorial Day and Happy Birthday to Us!

Happy Memorial Day and Happy Birthday To Us- Enchanting Elegance

^^^ One of my most favorite photos. This is in front of the JFK museum in Hyannis. This was taken early in the morning on May 29, 2014 (our birthday!) My dad took this and captured the scene perfectly. The sun peeked out through the clouds just at that very moment. It's one of my most treasured memories.

Happy Memorial Day and Happy Birthday To Us- Enchanting Elegance

My parents are the best! They got this cake made up for me with an image of JFK on it saying "Happy Birthday To Us." Needless to say, that was the best birthday cake ever. It's hard to believe this was 11 years ago.

Happy Memorial Day and Happy Birthday To Us- Enchanting Elegance
Happy Memorial Day and Happy Birthday To Us- Enchanting Elegance

^^^ This was from my first trip to Cape Cod back in 2013 and one of the most memorable. I fell in love with Hyannis and Cape Cod the moment I laid eyes on it.

Happy Memorial Day and Happy Birthday To Us- Enchanting Elegance

^^^ This was from the same trip as the first photo back on May 29, 2014.

Happy Memorial Day and Happy Birthday To Us- Enchanting Elegance

^^^ That is the Kennedy Compound in the back where the family grew up and would spend their summer and early fall on Hyannis Port. Thanks to my brother for actually taking this photo for me!

Happy Memorial Day and Happy Birthday To Us- Enchanting Elegance

^^^ This was my second trip to Hyannis wearing my favorite JFK hat. It's really the only one I wear!

Happy Memorial Day and Happy Birthday To Us- Enchanting Elegance

^^^ This was from our third trip to The Cape in 2015 when I was pregnant with Ava. We always make our first stop the JFK Museum!

Happy Memorial Day and Happy Birthday To Us- Enchanting Elegance

^^^ This was from our trip last year, 2016. We actually went a little later in the year around June and had the most amazing weather.

Happy Memorial Day to everyone! I hope everyone enjoys their cookouts with friends and family and maybe even sneaking in some Memorial Day sales as well!

Today also happens to be my 29th birthday and also John F. Kennedy's 100th birthday. There are so many centennial celebrations going on right now for his 100th birthday (check out the hashtag #jfk100) and I am ecstatic that I'll be able to partake in them at the Boston and the Hyannis Museums! When you're getting to know me, one of the first things I'll tell you is that JFK and I share the same birthday, thank you mom! It is one of the coolest things ever for me. A fun fact, there are other members of my family that share presidential birthday's as well. We're a very presidential family, haha! 

- I share JFK's birthday

- My brother Michael shares George H. W. Bush's birthday

- My daughter Ava shares Barack Obama's Birthday

- My cousin shares Lyndon Johnson's birthday.  

When I was younger, images of JFK were actually all around me, though I didn't know who he was at the time. My mom was a big JFK Jr. fan and she had some clippings of him taped onto her mirror along with magazines of him (sexiest man alive lol.) As I got older, I realized that I shared my birthday with JFK when I looked at the calendar my school teacher had on his wall and saw that May 29th had JFK written on it. I knew he was a famous president, but did not know much other than that. I started doing research on him, reading and watching anything I could get my hands on. I instantly fell in love. My first big JFK moment was when my dad took me to the JFK Library and Museum in Boston for my 18th birthday. I could not believe my eyes! Whether you like history or JFK, this museum is a must. The views are spectacular too. Next came my first trip with my dad to Hyannis and Cape Cod in 2013 for my 25th birthday. Our first stop was to the JFK museum on Main Street. We went around town seeing all of the JFK highlights (they have a walking tour) and ended our first night at the Kennedy Memorial with the sun setting behind us shinning out onto the bay. That trip holds a very special place in my heart. 

There is no one that has captured my heart (of course we're talking celebrity wise here) more than John. F. Kennedy. He truly is an inspiration for me. He provides hope of achieving the impossible, hope for a brighter tomorrow, hope to never give up on your dreams. His quick wit always make me smile and laugh and his charm is so swoon worthy. His style and grace even inspires my own today. He was a champion of peace, equality, and justice. He challenged us to be the best we could be. He wanted us to go to the moon, not because it was easy, but because it was hard. He knew that we could accept this challenge, turn it into an opportunity, and succeed. 

It is with a happy heart that I say Happy 100th birthday JFK! I cannot wait to celebrate with my family. Cheers to a fabulous Memorial Day for everyone too.

xo, Amanda

Memorial Day Style

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Similar Pleated Top || Pleated Skirt (on sale) || Vineyard Vines Hat, old || Sunglasses || Striped Flats || Wicker Bag || Daniel Wellington Watch c/o || Jackie Kennedy Unity Band || Jackie Kennedy Emerald Unity Band || Rose Gold Love Bangle || Lip Color: Ava ||

Happy Wednesday, friends! Memorial Day is right around the corner and it actually falls on my birthday this year! With the holiday nearing, I automatically started pulling out all of my finest red, white, and blue pieces. I always tend to dress very patriotic with a preppy side for Memorial Day. It's also a time when I want to be near the water. There's something very soothing and peaceful about being around a lake, the ocean, or even a stream. I've always been drawn to them. I think JFK said it best when he said:

“All of us have in our veins the exact same percentage of salt in our blood that exists in the ocean, and, therefore, we have salt in our blood, in our sweat, in our tears. We are tied to the ocean. And when we go back to the sea - whether it is to sail or to watch it - we are going back from whence we came." -John F. Kennedy

A lake was the perfect backdrop for this pleated ensemble, which is on sale! Both the top and skirt are from Banana Republic Factory, though I could not find the top online. I picked up both pieces in the store and both fit true to size. I couldn't help but swish and twirl the skirt a few times too. It's irresistable!

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xo, Amanda

Mother's Day Gifts with Fossil

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Mother's Day Gifts with Fossil- Enchanting Elegance

Chicwish Bow Wrap Top c/o || White Skinny Jeans || Pink Slides (ties are removable!) || Fossil Cross body bag c/o || Fossil Wallet c/o || Fossil Cactus Key fob c/o || Fossil Blue Tassel Key Fob c/o || Sunglasses || Fossil Jackie Watch c/o || Rose Gold Love Bangle || Jackie Kennedy Unity Band || Jackie Kennedy Emerald Unity Band || Lip Color:Ava || On Ava: Robeez Red Mocassins c/o ||

Good morning and happy Monday, friends! With Mother's Day right around the corner, it's never too early to start thinking of gifts for the woman who will always love you unconditionally, your mother. Fossil has some beautiful bags that are the perfect gift with designs being both fashionable and functional at the same time. Being a busy mother myself, I definitely appreciate a good bag, especially a cross body, that stays true to my style and also allows me to be on the go with little fuss. How cute are the stripes on this cross body too?! A classic summer trend that never goes out of style. I'm also loving the complimenting wallet that has a special lining built into it that protects your credit card information from being stolen from unwarranted scanning. You can never be too careful these days! Any mom would be thrilled to get these specially curated bags made with mom in mind.

I'm completely in love with this bow wrap top from Chicwish too. You can never go wrong with blue and white gingham print! It fits true to size (wearing an XS) and is absolute perfection for the upcoming summer months. I can't help but think about summer bbq's or picnics when wearing this top. Bring on the warm weather! Chicwish is also having a 20% off mother's day sale right now with the code GFM20. I'm also smitten with these candy pink slides. The ties are removable and they fits true to size. They are super comfy and the bright pink shade adds the prettiest pop of color to any outfit. I'm actually really excited that slides are a huge trend right now. Who doesn't love a chic and comfortable shoe.

 

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xo, Amanda

Mommy And Me Valentine's Day

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Mommy And Me Valentine's Day- Enchanting Elegance

Oh my little Ava bug. These are always my favorite kinds of posts to do. The whole time I was like, oh I love you so much Ava and she kept eyeing the cupcakes haha. She had cake on her first birthday, but this was the first time she had cupcakes and let me tell you, she LOVED them! As you can see from most of the photos, she's holding one and has icing all over her mouth. They were Ava approved! I tried to get our dresses to match as best I could too. I really want to find a store that specializes in matching mother daughter outfits. My dress is an old one from Modcloth. Ava's is a recent one from The Children's Place.

Every Valentine's Day I pretty much prepare the same treats and make sure the house has pretty flowers throughout it. While many feel this may be a "hallmark" holiday, I see it as a day to celebrate all of the love you have in your life. In grade school, we handed out valentines to our friends and as we grew older, we started celebrating with significant others. Whether it be your husband, wife, best friend, mother, father, brother, sister, daughter, or son, you can celebrate with any of these people and show them that you care. The list can go and on and on!

Glossybox Holiday Edition

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Glossybox Holiday Edition- Enchanting Elegance
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Glossybox Holiday Edition- Enchanting Elegance

Glossybox Holiday Edition c/o || Black Pleated Top || AG Skinny Jeans || Marble and Gold Table || Baublebar Star Drop Earrings c/o || Baublebar Bracelet Set c/o || Baublebar Rock Stuf Ring c/o || Lip Color: Ava || 

With the holiday's right around the corner, I've certainly had gift giving on my mind recently. Glossybox takes the idea of gift giving and makes it a year-round event for their lovely "glossies." Get into the holiday spirit with a bit of elegance and sophistication from Glossybox and their newly launched limited edition Holiday Box filled with six full six essentials. This festive keepsake golden box includes all of winter's top trending beauty products guaranteed to make anyone from your mom, sister, aunt, best friend, significant other or even yourself smile with holiday cheer.

Included in the box are:

  • NeutraLuxe MD Retro Brow: Prime and Extend Duo (Brows are so important in defining the face)
  • Skin & Co Roma Truffle Therapy Cleansing Oil (This is like liquid gold!!)
  • Babor #Masterpiece Ampoule Set (So excited to try this!)
  • Bad Medina Cosmetics Like No Other Invested Shimmer Lipstick (Creates a shimmery lip with a hint of color)
  • dome Beauty Diamond Shadow
  • Figs and Rouge Advance + Invisible Pores Night Detox Serum (Obsessed with this! I've used it every night since receiving it.)

The box is available today for only $40. That's a fantastic deal since all the items included are worth $180.

Even better, all of my readers can get a special deal of receiving a FREE Limited Edition Holiday Box when purchasing a 12-month subscription to Glossybox. Enter the code GLOSSYGIFTING at checkout or go directly to this link: http://www.glossybox.com/quickshop/glossybox-12-month-plan?coupon_code=GLOSSYGIFTING

This offer is valid until November 30th and only as long as supplies last!

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Blooper photo, but oh so adorable haha

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xo, Amanda

Happy 1st Birthday Ava!

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Happy 1st Birthday Ava!- Enchanting Elegance

To My Darling Ava,

Happy first birthday! I can hardly believe that one year has passed since the day you came into our lives and made our world a better place filled with light, hope, laughter, kisses and coos. Your smile is my sunshine. You're becoming such a beautiful and smart little girl with an independent spirit that is curious and adventurous. Speaking of adventure, we've been on quite a few already and I cannot wait to continue to show you all the most loveliest things life has to offer. It's been quite a year to say the least. We've had some sad moments and also many happy ones to keep us going each day. You're daddy gets to watch you from heaven now and see the beautiful little girl you have grown into. He has become our guardian angel walking along side of us in spirit. You have filled my life with a love I did not know existed until now. My hope, and your daddy's hope, was for you to be happy in life and it is my wish for you on this special day to have all the happiness in the world. To know that you are loved beyond measure and that I will be there for you no matter what. Happy first birthday my little love bug.

Love, 

Mommy  

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Happy Memorial Day Weekend!

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Humble Chic White Tank c/o || Shein Red Skirt c/o || Nine West Wedges (Similar) || Humble Chic Pearl Ear Jacket Earrings c/o || Rumba Time Watch c/o || Endless Summer Tote Bag, (Similar Sayings Here) (Here) (Here) and (Here) || Jackie Kennedy Unity Band || Vineyard and Vine Hat (Old, Similar Here) || Ava's Dress: TJ Maxx ||

Happy Friday and Memorial Day weekend! This weekend is all about spending time with family and friends while partaking in cookouts, fun in the sun, bon fires, smores, laughter, and good times. I cannot wait for the unofficial start of summer to get here! After a long winter, I always gladly welcome the first summer holiday with wide open arms. The weather is supposed to feel just like summer too with temps in the upper 80s and high humidity, though I could do without the extreme high humidity. It's been a bit sticky feeling these past few days.

To beat the heat, I opted for a chiffon tank that is one of my closet staples in the summer. You can never go wrong with endless amounts of ways to style it. I obviously went patriotic with a red, white, and blue theme in honor of the weekend festivities. Even Ava wanted to join in with the theme. I actually wish her dress came in an adult size because I would totally wear it! The tutu and glitter anchor print absolutely capture my heart. How adorable is the Endless Summer tote bag too?! That specific print is sold out, but I found similar ones from the same company listed above and below. If only summer were endless. The triple pearl ear jacket earrings I have on here have an understated modern elegance to them. Pearls never go out of style and this silhouette keeps them looking new and fresh. The top pearl is detachable so you can wear them as a classic stud too! You know I love two for one deals! 

I hope everyone has a fun and safe holiday weekend!

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xo, Amanda