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life lately: fall party + kc weekend

3 R D   A N N U A L   F A L L   P A R T Y
[wine, appetizers + friends to celebrate the best season of all]


W E E K E N D   G E T A W A Y :   K A N S A S   C I T Y
[fun, albeit rainy, weekend getaway with friends + a concert][55 degrees and rainy shopping day on the plaza]

[KC must-eat: bbq!]

[the BEST brunch at the corner restaurant]

[WWI museum and memorial – highly recommend and beautiful views of the city]

[The National at Starlight Theatre – amazing show and we were so close to the stage!!
It did rain the entire show, but we made the best of it!]

[and THEN – Matt Berninger, lead singer of husband’s all-time FAVORITE band, came into the audience RIGHT NEXT TO US and husband sang into the mic with him. You have to trust me because I barely got a pic, but this “after” photo of husband is pretty telling. Life complete.]

xo xo


Weekend Picturebook: Denver

Screen Shot 2016-08-02 at 5.03.55 PM[first stop – husband’s favorite brewery!]

IMG_2731[great tour + great beer – blood orange IPA]

IMG_2730[did some shopping on Pearl Street in Boulder]

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IMG_2815[perfect date night at Larimer Square – it was so picturesque and adorable!]

Screen Shot 2016-08-02 at 5.03.44 PM[dinner on the patio at Osteria Marco]

FullSizeRender[after-dinner champagne flights at Corridor 44 champagne bar]

IMG_2727[sunday morning brunch at Curtis Club – yes we will have all the champagne, please]

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Screen Shot 2016-08-02 at 5.03.32 PM[coffee + exploring at Union Station]

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Screen Shot 2016-08-02 at 5.03.18 PM[the most amazing tacos + churros I’ve ever had at Pinche Taqueria – we went here 3 years ago and had to fit it in again. it will always be a go-to every time we’re in Denver!]

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13921136_3330664138428_513354503447568288_n[and finally, the main event – The National at Red Rocks!]

IMG_2776[such an amazing show in the most amazing venue – check out the Denver city lights in the background. these pictures don’t do it justice, but you must put Red Rocks on your bucket list!]

We had such an incredible time in one of our favorite cities to celebrate Husband’s 29th birthday. Unfortunately didn’t get a photo with our generous hosts – cousin Ellen and husband Lanny, but so wonderful spending time with family! ❤

xo xo

You might also enjoy: Picturebook: California Dreaming’, Aldermans Go Global: St. Lucia


{Alderman Music Tour} Part 1: Denver

We’re officially home sweet home from our #AldermanMusicTour. We had a wonderful, relaxing vacation. Today I’ll share some photos from Part 1: Denver and tomorrow will be Part 2: Nashville.

Hope you all had a wonderful week! xo

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{beautiful walks in the morning to get coffee + enjoy the gorgeous, old homes}

IMG_4204{new favorite beer – Breckenridge Agave Wheat, and the fries were pretty good too}

IMG_2567{one of our three wonderful hosts – cousin + husband not pictured}

IMG_8477{brunch! bottomless mimosas + chicken and waffles is always a good thing}

IMG_5419{“Come quickly. I’m drinking the stars!” – Dom Perignon)

IMG_7689{day trip to Colorado Springs – Garden of the Gods was amazing}

IMG_4825 IMG_1627{stunning Air Force Academy Cadet Chapel}

IMG_1982{the BEST tacos I’ve ever eaten in my life and the best churros – ate them too quickly to get a picture!}

IMG_5762 IMG_5767 1236595_10151578240657251_1013123981_n-1{first leg of the Alderman Music Tour – The National at Red Rocks Amphitheater!}


life lately + blogging hiatus

Life lately has been busy, busy, busy. Along with moving and getting settled in I’ve had some big projects going on at work that have been taking up a lot of time (hint, hint: follow @Walmart on Instagram). I’ve had hardly any time to blog and when I have had the time, spending more time on a computer did not sound appealing.

Other than moving and working, see a few life lately highlights below.

IMG_9811{Jersey Boys at the WAC}

IMG_7021{Sidecars at Club Frisco}

IMG_3803{several evenings in downtown Bentonville, pictured – Tusk & Trotter}

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{Calling the Hogs with these fun guys}

Saturday we head off on our next adventure to Denver and Nashville.  One day while drinking mimosas on a patio, husband and I dreamed a dream that we could see his favorite band (The National) in concert and mine (Taylor Swift) in the same week, despite the shows being across country. That dream has officially turned into reality.

We will see The National at the breathtaking Red Rocks Amphitheater outside of Denver and spend a few days in the city with my cousin and her husband. We then head to Nashville where we will meet up with my parents, and Mom and I will see T. Swift (for the second time because she’s amaaaaaazing). I am BEYOND excited and so ready for a week-long vacation.

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21st birthday trip – Taylor Swift in LA!

See you in a few weeks! xo