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Thursday, September 27, 2018

museum day 2018

Last Saturday, September 22, was Museum Day! Luckily I don't live far from some pretty amazing museums down in Richmond, so we chose tickets for the Virginia History and Culture Museum, which saved us $10 each. Before that, though, we stopped by the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts. I'd never been to either place, so it was a fun day. I didn't take many photos, but here are some highlights.
The ancient art was amazing. This is a floor mosaic of the four seasons from a house near Antioch. The tiles were tiny and I can't imagine painstakingly setting each one. It was gorgeous.
After lunch in the lovely cafe, the gift shop was the next stop, of course. There were numerous shelves filled with local Virginia artists' work, and these soft sculptures by Vicki Bruner which were fascinating. I really like her style and hopefully I can snag a piece soon. I did end up walking out with a pretty funny mug, though. We headed over for some history afterward.
I don't have very many photos from the history museum because I was too busy absorbing everything. There were tons of things to see! Since it's all Virginia related, it's interesting to see where things happened throughout history in relation to the locations I frequent today.

Museum days are pretty awesome. See what's near you!

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Wednesday, August 08, 2018

link love


Check out the Honduran White Bat...how adorable are they??

I absolutely love this look by Jessie over at Mini Penny.

Allllll the heart eyes for this celestial tea steeper.

Here's 24 ridiculously easy vegan recipes anyone can master.

Oh my gosh, I already love Amy's Spaghetti Italiano dish, but they have a new vegan spinach ravioli bowl and I can't wait to get my hands on one.

I love this post titled 'Things All Bloggers do in Summer' over on The Emerald Dove.

This story about a scientist repeatedly catching an old, fiesty female cardinal every year for eight years made my day.


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Wednesday, July 25, 2018

local haunts // boutique 31

Last week I was out in beautiful ole Tennessee to house sit for my mom and I stopped into one of my favorite boutiques, Boutique31. It's a small little shop that carries adorable clothing in standard and plus sizes. Kaitlyn, the owner, is the sweetest gal and she always has adorable pieces. Here's what I picked up!
I'm a sucker for cute leggings because they're soooo comfy. These leggings were posted on Facebook and I was hoping to snag a pair. They were only $5! Since these aren't quite as loud as some other pairs I have (coughcoughDOGPRINTcoughcough), so I'm excited to pair them with a black tunic and boots out somewhere casually.
How pretty is this necklace?! I love the green, the black, and the tassle. Definitely a good score for my jewelry collection.

And coming soon is a second location for Boutique31 in Knoxville!! I'm so excited to visit and happy that they're doing so well.

Be sure to check them out:
Website // Facebook // Instagram

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