Monday Morning Musings | No. 222

Festivities, family, and fun…

Ryan and I are sitting on the couch recapping the weekend as I type this musings post, and chatting about what our favorite *moment* of the weekend was and we both genuinely could name at least four! It was a really great weekend.

On Friday night we surprised my mother-in-law with a birthday party! Family came in, we ordered a cake, wrapped up something special, put together floral arrangements (tutorial coming this week!), and toasted our favorite Memom (her sweet grandma name!). Ryan is one of 8 (!!), so it’s quite frankly always a party, but we had so much fun working together on a surprise just for her.

Lost & Wonder dress (old, similar here) // J.Crew cardigan // Bells & Becks loafers (SO COMFORTABLE!) // Vineyard Vines headband (old, similar here) // baby romper (more sizes here)

Then on Saturday we kept the party going with another family get together for more cake (and apple crisp… I made this recipe!) and fun. But I did manage to clean out and reorganize our pantry (it now looks like this again) before heading out the day—it’s been on my list for months and felt so good to finally take care of. For such a small space it gets out of hand quickly!

And on Sunday we headed to the coast for a fun brunch at the Yacht Club with my family. We had such a great time sipping coffee and catching up on all the things. Plus, I’m here for ANY excuse to put Laurens in an outfit this cute (more sizes here!). But you can tell by his face here, he had a GREAT time! I’ll definitely have to frame this one—the little tongue out is too much for me!

We wrapped up the weekend on a picnic blanket in the backyard with wine in hand, reading Laurens books (this is our current favorite!) before popping him in the tub.

Truly such a fun family filled weekend! But now, I’m really looking forward to this week ahead. Hopefully, fingers crossed, we will be heading to NYC, but if not… I’m going to have to throw a hurricane party, because silver linings, am I right? Eeek!

Okay, phew! Now that I’ve totally caught you up on our weekend, let’s get into the five things I’m loving right now…

5 Things I’m Loving

A few new obsessions…


Floral & Quilted Jacket

I love an easy to throw on quilted jacket for the cooler months and this one is just *so* pretty! Preppy and classic, a great addition to the closet. Plus you know I can’t get over those greens and blues!

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Oh-so-good Candles

You know I LOVE Lafco candles, I talk about them all the time, but I brought out my gardenia candle again recently… and it really is amazing. If you are sensitive to scents like I am TRUST ME you’ll love Lafco!

Code: ASHLEYBROOKE for 20% off!

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The Best Run-Around Tee

I share this every few months, but these men’s pocket tees from J.Crew are my favorite. I have a few in a size medium and I wear them over leggings and with denim and sneakers at least a few times a week. Just a great classic basic.

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Hello, Reebok!

Um, HOW cute are these sneakers, and under $90, too! I feel like they are a great neutral sneaker with a bit of *fun* and they will legit go with everything I own! In my cart.

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For All The Things

I have been fixated on this tote for months now, no idea why, but I LOVE IT. I kind of feel like it would be perfect for toting around my laptop, snacks, pump (ha!), and all my many other random things… cute, right?

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