Thursday, April 4, 2013

Belated Easter Outfit Post

This is a bit late, but here is my Easter outfit post  : }

I particularly enjoyed wearing this outfit because it's very bright and girly, and best of all it says "spring" at a glance. 

Our Easter was fairly quaint, Aaron and I spent the majority of the day enjoying each others company before a nice dinner out. I am also happy to note that I also had my first Cadbury Creme Egg of the year on Easter night, there were only 4 left at the Vons near our house.... they were delicious. 

dress & purse {thrifted}
cardigan {loft}
necklace {forever21}
bracelet {Ruche}
sandals {payless}

xox, a modern dame

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Ways To Keep Your Love Alive ~ Relationship Advice

I thought it would be fun to list some things that Aaron and I do together that really helps keep our love feeling young and healthy. We're not perfect, but we're passionate about each other and our relationship.

We are constantly improving the way we interact with each other, which I think is very important in a making any relationship feel stimulating rather than stagnant.

 So here are my suggestions on keeping your relationship alive and healthy!

 Ways To Keep Your Love Alive - Relationship Advice

Monday, April 1, 2013

DIY: Organic Strawberry Banana Smoothie

I've been so addicted to making my own smoothies lately, I just couldn't wait to share one on the blog. I think it's a great time too, as Spring and Summer are the perfect seasons to make these in!

What you will need:

  •  Banana 
  • 3-6 Strawberries
  • 1 cup or 1/2 cup serving (your choice) Yogurt of your liking (I prefer honey or vanilla flavored). For less calories, you can use a non-fat yogurt. I really enjoy the Greek yogurts from fresh&easy. 
  • 1 tlb Honey (organic or regular)
  • 1/2 cup Soy or Almond milk 
  • 4-8 ice cubes

At home we use the Magic Bullet blender, which allows me to make one cup serving at a time (16 ounces). If you're making more than an individual serving, add to or double the ingredients.

Enjoy it! :}

xox, a modern dame

Our Joshua Tree Adventure!

I finally had a chance to sit down and post these awesome pictures from Joshua Tree. Aaron and I had such an amazing time there. We both took turns using his camera because there was so much to look at.

We went on a perfect day, too. The weather was just amazing, but boy does the atmosphere change throughout the day! I went from wearing a tank and shorts to needing my jeans and jacket almost 2 hours into being there! Aaron suggested that I wear my gym clothes, but I decided against it, I wanted to wear something more casual. I regret that! If you're going to be there for rock climbing and intense hiking, wear gym clothes. Be as comfortable as possible. I was comfy, but I just wasn't wearing the right clothes for the workout we put ourselves through! 

All in all, though, it was a great little trip and I'm so glad we went!

Welcome to Arch Rock!

 "Would'ya just look at those rocks?" 

Aaron was constantly mesmerized by the contrast between the rocks and the sky.

Where we had our lunch. 

 I absolutely love the geometric designs that erosion created on these rocks.

Aaron, looking quite adorable. 

Yup, I was pretty cold. I would have warn a scarf and a hat, had I thought to bring them!

Driving over to Keys View, to see the sunset.

Just loved the lighting here, very romantic and warm. We sat at the edge of the cliff drinking wine and watching the sun slowly fade.

Aaron, enjoying the sunset. 

The colors here were just brilliant. I am so glad the camera captured it because it was very dark at this point. The sun was an amazing red and the sky had this gorgeous blue to violet gradation. 

Aaron and snapped a last shot of us together and headed back home.

xox, a modern dame