We Made It!

So, we've been here in the Big Easy for nearly a week! A VERY busy, fun week, and I haven't had much time to share but before I overwhelm you with beautiful pastel houses and the spirit of New Orleans for the next couple months, I wanted to do a Road Trip summary post. I am sipping on a cold bottle of Praline Cream Soda (it's heavenly!) and loading all our pics and pulled a few for this post. 

It was a 3 day drive (with 3x14+ hour travel days once we stopped for food and gas) and while it was LONNGGGGG, we had a great time and smooth sailing.

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Selfie time! Wren was lucky and got to skip out on the drive since she has a few important days of school left, so we are lucky to have her grandparents bringing her down to us (and visiting us on our adventure here for a week) in just a few more days.

When things got a little boring we decided to rock a periscope, which we will also being doing frequently from set once our wifi is up and running! (click on the link on the top of the sidebar to follow along).

A cute drive in we stopped by in Great Falls

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what a weirdo.

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Just before we entered Wyoming we drove through this adorable little town.

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More selfies, because how else do you amuse yourself for hours?

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And more pretty old buildings.

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FINALLY, we hit the homestretch. You know you're close once the freeway is raised up and you see either water or swamp below you.

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Our little abode for the next couple months.

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We are all settled in and have seen familiar faces and made plenty of new friends already, precisely why New Orleans has such a big piece of our hearts.

I'll do a little neighbourhood tour of our corner of NOLA this week. Stay tuned for lots of pretty houses and charming architecture (just like every street here, but I have a soft spot for our place in The Point). 

xoxo

The Packing Post (aka NOLA outfits)

We have (most) of our bags packed, our additional necessities (dog gear, camera stuff, my Breville) all ready to load into the car and Sean and I are about to embark on a 3 day road trip that hopefully won't end in disaster... 3 days in the car seems like a LONGGGG time!  

Once we arrive in New Orleans on Monday I will be hitting the ground running with the designs we are working on for our homeowners and won't have much time to focus on shopping for myself. To get camera ready I've grabbed a couple items recently that you may see on the show this Fall, but by then you probably won't be able to track them down so I thought I'd share now! All my show-related outfits are pretty affordable because they could possibly get ruined in the process (I usually don't dress too cute on job sites when cameras aren't around).

I am trying to remember just how hot it is in the South... This tunic with a pair of capri leggings seems to say "I kind of know what I'm doing" so I thought I needed it.

This most likely won't make it on camera, but is what I envision rocking while I'm riding new cruiser bike through the French Quarter. I'm hoping that's not going to look as cliche as it sounds. A girl has to daydream right?

Urban Outfitters tomboy romper

This is the perfect little summer dress. The ruching on the back keeps it nicely fitted and it isn't too short on me so I am thinking I will rely heavily on this little number.

Old Navy raw edge dress

This top is super versatile, off the shoulder/on the shoulder, wear as you please. I just love the light weight feel of with without feeling like the shirt is too sheer. I am gonna wear this with my favourite overalls regularly.

Urban Outfitters ruffle top

I don't see it online, but I grabbed this cute clutch at Old Navy as well for a few evenings out. It will go with a big chunk of my stuff and nicely jazzes up an otherwise simple outfit, like my favourite old ripped jean shorts and a loose black tank.

I'm sure I'll pick up a handful more items that feel weather appropriate and construction appropriate... but it's proving hard to find stuff that fits both those needs.

I doubt I'll be posting here again until we are settled into our house in New Orleans, but I will be sure to share once we are up and running with our wifi, etc !

Toodles! xoxo

Inspired 7.0

I'm starting to feel like I'm in a Summer state of mind. It's been hot and sunny, the two things to trigger those feelings of endless days and carefree evenings, the scents of cut grass and fresh flowers.

Summer always brings out a yearning for pops of colour in me. But you know me well enough to know that by pops of colour I usually mean hues of pink and a few other lightly tinted tones added to the mix. Here are a few pins that summarize my Summer vibes today.

1. unknown / 2. Damien Weighill / 3. Leif Shop / 4. Cocorrina / 5. Sincerely Jules / 6. unknown / 7. Ida Interior Lifestyle / 8. Heju Blog