Barre3 in the Park

My roomie Kristen and I have been doing some Barre3 classes here in Portland over the last year, and I love it.

Barre3 was actually started in Portland, and the studio we go to is actually the first one.

On August 23rd (my birthday), they had their 6th anniversary Barre3 in the Park.

I went, and it was the most surreal experience. Doing barre, which is yoga, pilates and a bit of ballet all together, with 500+ people on the most beautiful day. Incredible!

Here’s some photos:


taken from my instagram



10629637_759161964125484_374162234904299827_nThat arrow is pointing to ME!

All other photos are from Barre3 Portland’s Facebook Page

It truly was an amazing experience, and I cannot wait to do it again next year!



That’s right, I turned 24 THREE weeks ago, and it was a wonderful night!

I ended up celebrating twice. Dinner on Friday and then again on Saturday. That didn’t include my trip home to my parent’s the weekend before.

So Friday, the plan was to meet my (soon to be) roomie and my friend at Departure Lounge, which is a fancy rooftop bar in a fancy hotel in downtown Portland. Well, I walked in, and this was my face:

10603121_10152737760508413_1309989103_n10653902_10152737760543413_740409807_nI was really confused, because about 6 of my friends were all sitting there! Kristen (the roomie) had planned this surprise dinner for me! I had no idea. It was pretty funny, since we had talked about how I had always wanted a surprise party the week before. Little did I know, she was planning it!

Dinner was great, I got to see some people I hadn’t seen in a while.

The next morning, I woke up and went to Barre3 in the park, which will have it’s own post, but look how pretty it was!


That night, I met up with my friends at one of their apartments for a pre-game, since I live in the ‘burbs.

It was SO much fun celebrating! Some friends happened to be in town from Eugene, so they came along!



I swear I was laughing. Apparently I look like I’m going to cry when I laugh.

IMG_0256I was also pretty into this crown.

But a HUGE thank you to my wonderful friends that made my birthday a wonderful one!

Here’s to 24 being the best year yet!

Spring/Summer Sandals

Now that it’s [kinda] stopped raining in Portland, I’ve been wearing more sandals.

I’ve been wearing the brown Madewell sandals below ALL the time, except when I’m wearing my Jack Rogers.

I love the Madewell Sandals so much, I bought them in black for my mom for Mother’s Day. She’s going on a trip to Europe this summer, and I thought they’d be comfy to wear while sight seeing.

Block heels have also been really in this spring, and I’ve been loving the trend. As someone who cannot walk in heels very well, I’m appreciative of something that is slightly easier to walk in.

These are some of my top picks of sandals for this season!


Jack Rogers Wedges | Loeffler Randall Heels | Franco Sarto Heels

Gap Sandals | Sam Edelman Block Heeled | J.Crew Tie-Dyed Sandals | J.Crew Jeweled | Madewell Crisscross Sandals

Have a great day!

Wedding Number 1

The wedding my family went to in Philadelphia was actually the second wedding we had been to this summer.

Another one of my cousins, same side of the family got married in a little town called Keizer in Oregon.

The weekend after my graduation, I met my parents up there for a weekend of family.


My uncle Joe and I


My family!


My sister, cousin and I

[my aunt calls our pose the Kappa Delta pose, as my sister and I are both Kappa Deltas, as is her daughter]


My family with the bride and groom!

[I look very awkwardly pigeon toed]

My summer…

Has consisted of:
Work. 5 days a week.

Sleeping. Alot. I’m kind of an old woman.

Movies. Watched the first 6 Harry Potter movies when my mom sent them to me. :]

Reading. Currently, The Help (review coming when I finish it)

Moving. I’m moving into my new house on Friday, so I’m packing. and on Thursday, I have to meet the cable guy… so grown up! 🙂

I’ll post some pics of my new house when I’m in there this weekend.

So excited for the Fourth next week!