Five Things.

( Beautiful sunset outside of my apartment )

( Sunflowers from the Farmer’s market )

( Red Velvet Cupcake & Blueberry Crumble Coffee)

( Homemade Baked Chicken Fajitas )

( Not Your Mothers – great for beach waves )

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Capital Grill.

I borrowed Meredith’s red flouncy Express shirt paired with a leopard scarf and sandals for a triple date night downtown Indianapolis. We took advantage of the Devour downtown menu at Capital Grill, which none of us had tried before. The outfit had morphed throughout the day – dressing it up in the afternoon for work while tucking it into black straight legs with wedges. Dinner was amazing and the atmosphere was great!

The Parker Wedding.

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We’re going to the chapel & we’re going to get married….I’m not sure if it was the heat or what, but this week seemed to go on forever. Luckily I managed to tackle a bunch of things, before heading to Chicago this weekend to celebrate Shannon & Marc’s wedding day. It was beautiful & so great to see all of my friends from Purdue.

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Al’s Visit & The Brickyard.

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As we move into the second half of August, I find myself getting more anxious for the start of fall. It’s been a mild summer and I am hoping it stays that way and goes straight into Autumn. This weekend Al came to Indianapolis for a girls day. We spent the day soaking up the sun at the pool and ended our night out in Broadripple. image

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I dont think I have met a single person who doesn’t have a little place in their heart for Summer days. Meals are eaten outside, people are constantly going on mini vacations, and lazy afternoons  by the pool are encouraged.  This weekend seemed to be just as hectic and jammed packed as the last. We ended up spending Saturday night downtown with friends and ended our weekend at the Fair enjoying fried foods galore. image

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Painted Vases.

image I find the best DIYs usually end up being the simplest. This simple painted vase is a great solution to spicing up an old glass vase. Here are the steps I took:

1: Pour a bit of thin paint into the vase then roll and swirl the paint around. It takes a bit of patience (though it’s easy!) and just sort of getting the hang of it. Step 2: After you’ve coated the insides, be sure to pour out any remaining paint & let dry (check out your paint instructions) – I found that some of my bottles needed another coat.

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