Thursday, August 30, 2012

To The Tetons

Today, my husband and I (along with my parents) are heading to Jackson Hole, Wyoming. My sister and brother-in-law live out there, so I am looking forward to our mini family reunion. Just the 6 of us in a mountain house for 5 days... sounds so perfect. We'll be hiking the Tetons, kayaking on Jackson Lake, visiting Yellowstone National Park, shopping in Jackson, and so much more. I'll be sure to take lots of pictures!

Oh and did I mention, it's getting down into the 30's in the evening? With temperatures nearly 80 degrees during the day, I may have overpacked slightly. Lots of layers... sounds like Fall. Yes.

avocado all the way

I am a total foodie. 
Seriously... I love food.
Avocados top my list.

1. Burger // panko crusted sweet potato & white bean patty
2. Toast // avocado, goat cheese, lime
3. Tacos // spiced black bean, grilled avocado, goat cheese 
4. Fries // avocado, panko crumbs, parmesan

Mouthwatering good...

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

some days

Some days I relax by taking a hot bath...

some days I top it off with a glass of vino...

some days I curl up in a comfy chair to read for a bit...

and some days I just want to be next to my man watching a movie...
1 // 2 // 3 // 4

The hubby is working late, so it's wine for this chick tonight.
How do you wind down at the end of a long day? 

The Next

Check back next Tuesday to see what our 1st guest picks next. It's going to be a great series.

Monday, August 27, 2012

new shoes + a contest

I recently received a pair of Merrell Shoes from, and I am just crazy about them. My Merrell Barefoot shoes not only feel great, but they look great too. I love that they come in fun bright colors and fit like a glove. Seriously... so, so comfortable. My husband has had a pair of Merrell Shoes for Men for a little over a year now, and they show absolutely no signs of wear. I'm impressed, considering he wears them all the time.

Now, I need your votes! Please go vote for my photo and story here. When you vote, you'll be entered to win a pair of your own... what do you have to lose? 

If I win, I not only get a pair of Womens Merrell Shoes, but I'll receive a $1500 travel voucher through Intrepid Travel. How awesome is that? So, please take the time to vote for me... I'd really appreciate it!

Shoes: c/o, Jacket: c/o, Shorts: Under Armour

Contest closes on Friday, September 7th.

The Next Series

Get excited... there's a new series coming your way! I've asked my guests to share their next purchase, the next recipe they'd like to try, their next vacation (dream or real), the next DIY they'd like to tackle, and the next inspiring words they'll turn to. I am really looking forward to it. We are probably all pinning away, but hopefully this series will help us narrow down the best of the best and figure out what our "nexts" may be. I'll kick off the series tomorrow, so check back to see what's next for me. 

Friday, August 24, 2012


I'm spending the weekend with my best friend who flew in from Dallas. We always have so much fun together... long hard laughs, enjoying good food, playing with our boys, etc. 

Do you have any fun weekend plans? Whatever you do, I hope you enjoy the people you're with. I know I will!

Thursday, August 23, 2012

fiddle leaves in my house

Oh, how I adore the fiddle leaf fig tree. I have admired them for some time now but have had the most difficult time tracking one down. I finally got my hands on a fiddle leaf yesterday. The nursery had received just one that morning, and I immediately claimed it.

Can't wait to watch this beauty take off. Not too much water, lots of light, rotate... I think I've got it. Have any other pointers on keeping my new friend alive and thriving, green thumbs?

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

a guest post, another rug, and a winner

Did you catch my guest post yesterday on Recently? I am loving Emily's Wish & Tell series and am so glad that she asked me to participate.

My rug dilemma continues. This is a decent alternative… but a 5x7 isn't going to cut it. I've thought about the possibility of purchasing 2 small ones, but I'd rather just have 1 that I really love. The WE rug might be the one if RugsUSA doesn't restock the one I really want. Hmmm. What's a girl to do? Wait it out a little longer?

And lastly, congrats to Allison Kring, our iPhone case giveaway winner! I love my case, and I know you will love yours too. Please email me at anewfoundtreasure{at}hotmail{dot}com to get the hookup.

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

wish list

1 // 2 // 3 // 4 // 5 // 6 // 7 // 8

Monday, August 20, 2012

Moroccan Rugs

1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 / 6 / 7 / 8 / 9

I've been crazy about Beni Ourain rugs for quite a while, and now that we are moving, I am on the hunt for something just like #1 below. Sad part is, that exact rug is out of stock. I've contacted the company to see if they will be getting any more in... still waiting for a reply. I'm kicking myself for not buying it up months ago.

#2 is a good alternative. #3 isn't quite right (a little too beige/brown). I've seen the World Market version of the rug, and it is awful. Are there any other decent looks for less out there that I've missed?


Looks like a big move across town is in our near future. We'll be gaining almost 1,000 square feet, and I'll have more rooms than I know what to do with. Problems. I know. I am excited to start decorating with a clean slate, but I am dreading all of the packing that is about to go down. It's so much work to move.

Of course, I've already begun decorating it in my head.

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Fall 2012 Color

Burgundy, maroon, wine... or what have you.

What do you think about this color for Fall?

I love it. You'll find me wearing a lot of this color in the coming months. I actually bought RIT dye in their wine shade back in June and have been waiting until Fall to do something fun with it. I'm thinking a pair of pants might be the ticket. Has anyone used the wine RIT dye? I want it to be a deep, cool red and not turn out too pinky. #499 on their site looks just about perfect, or is it time to calibrate my laptop screen? 

What are your opinions about my little dye project? Should I just go with the red shade that I already have? Help a sister out.

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Wednesday Giveaway

I just adore my new iPhone case. Isn't it pretty? You can win one of your own here.

To enter this giveaway just leave a comment.

Giveaway ends on August 21st at midnight.

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

that look for less


This is how I'd do it...

I love the look! I was recently in my local mall and ended up in JCP where I spotted these. Black wannabe leather leggings... they were cheap cheap, but for such a trend as this, I am not looking to invest much. I think they'll be perfect for layering a long, chunky sweater in the coming months. Don't you?

fast forward

It's official.
I'm ready for Fall. 
Seriously... like now.

chunky sweaters and scarves

a simple braid and bun

colorful leaves

Bring on the cooler temps.

1 // 2 // 3

Monday, August 13, 2012

sconces for cheap

I've got my eye on a pair of these sconces for our home. They'd be just perfect flanking the guest bed. And at $29, you can't beat it. Aren't they fun?

wedding weekend over

Wow, am I glad to be home... weddings are straight up stressful. Thankfully this was the last one in sight. I think I'll stick to just photographing them. Here are a few photos to document the trip to Virginia.

the beautiful Tennessee mountains

my new haircut

girls night out for the bachelorette

I was the delivery girl.

getting ready

That man right there. I am so in...

all of the Weaver couples

photo booth fun

confetti farewell aftermath

There you have it. 

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

on the go

Hitting the road after a quick breakfast… Virginia here we come!

Today, I shared a little post in a new series called She's Got Style. So head on over to A Creative Day blog now and check it.