The Gin-SyN + Life Lately + OOTDs

img_7579I enjoyed today’s featured cocktail last week, on a beautiful warm day at Bohemian Bull.  Thinking that was just last week amazes me, considering how much the temps have dropped this week.  I feel like it’s becoming an ongoing trend that I choose something sweet with a subtle kick on the menu.  I’ll try and find something more winter-appropriate on next week’s post.

The Gin-SyN

Cucumber Infused Gin

Strawberry-Jalapeño Simple Syrup

Lime Juice

Soda Water



This past Friday, Lanier had the day off and the kids had school.  After I dropped them all off, I met up with Lanier and we went fishing.  It was a great day, a slight cool breeze, but nothing too uncomfortable, and we caught some great-sized fish!
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Afterward, I went home and got all the kids and we went back out on the boat.  I’m so thankful we did, considering it was freezing cold and rainy the rest of the weekend.

What I Wore


Sweater // Jeans (same style, similar rinse here) // Striped Top (sold out, similar here) // Sunniesimg_6537

Another tennis outfit.  Didn’t mean to mix this many prints.  Haha.  But after awhile, I kind of liked it.  I guess I grabbed this jacket running out the door and didn’t think about what shorts I had on.  Still loving my Nike Tennis Shoes (also available in pink here, and they’re both on sale.  They fit true to size.)img_6486

I honestly can’t remember the name of this place, but their salmon was so good!img_7059

Enjoying hot chocolate, awaiting the super moon on Monday night.img_7046 img_7022

The kids loved seeing it, but I think they liked getting to stay up later and sip on hot chocolate more.img_6792

All snuggled in with my oldest baby in my favorite cozy cardigan (now on sale!).fullsizerender

Effie had a great birthday yesterday.  Thanks so much for all the well wishes!  Lucky 7!  Just like her sister’s cake in June, she wanted a Star Wars cake too.  There will be more celebrating this afternoon, and she’s so excited!img_7517

Sweet E with her newest outfits for her dolls Caroline and Baby Kate.img_7532

Yesterday’s OOTD


Vest (on sale with an additional 30% off with code: FESTIVE; also available here) // Turtleneck (also available here) // Jeans (same style, similar rinse here) // Shoes (absolutely LOVE these shoes; wore them yesterday for the first time and didn’t even have to break them, they’re that soft; for fit, I’m an 8.5 and wear an 8 in them) // Crossbody // Sunnies // Ring


I know I’m constantly raving about my Kate Spade Licorice Heels, but I just found them on sale!  The turquoise color would be such a fun pop of color!  For sizing, they run a little big.  I’m normally an 8.5 but wear an 8 in them.  Click here to check out other colors, like hot pink.  And there are even more on sale here.  My Mara Hoffman dress I wore so much this summer is now 60% off too!  I wear a small in it.  The fabric is amazing!

Stay tuned for tomorrow’s post, including more holiday gift guides!

Happy Thursday!

8 thoughts on “The Gin-SyN + Life Lately + OOTDs

  1. Hi Ashley! Happy Birthday, Effie! What a doll!

    Random question–I always love your hair and I think you’ve mentioned that you use a straightener to curl it. Which straightener do you use?

    1. I actually don’t use a straightener any more to curl my hair. I use the Beachwaver and LOVE it. Posted about it today. 😉

  2. I just have to know…which Nike’s are you wearing??? I love them…and love this post as I do all your others as well!!!

    1. Thanks, Anastasia! I edited the post to include links to them, and also found them in PINK! And both are on sale!

  3. Can you give info on that cute bench Effie and her dolls are on? I’ve been looking for something similar!

    1. I’ll have to ask my mom. They brought it to us the last time they were in town. Isn’t it great?

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