so much to celebrate

Life lately has been busy, an actually I think busy may be an understatement. However I can’t complain, this type of busy is good, as a matter of fact great! From planning parties, to attending weddings and celebrating birthday’s. I feel like I have hardly have had time to breath. Not to mention we have turned my mom’s house into a DIY central {for my sister’s upcoming very-fast-approaching wedding}. Which has created enough activity for everyone to participate in.

Even with all the non-stop activity I did manage to sneak away to Austin for a few days. A much-needed break from DIYing and my everyday work routine! A little shopping and amazing food was just what I needed. And when I got back into town, I celebrated my birthday with family and great friends! Here is a glimpse into the celebrations lately……

{surprise bridal tea party for my sister}

{tea hats were a must for the tea party}

{beautiful centerpiece at a good friends wedding}

{high-low floral dress worn to a good friends wedding}

{a little canoeing away from it all}

{Barton Springs, Austin}

{Austin Food Trailer Park, my new favorite}

{birthday cake with family}

{champagne is perfect for a celebration}

{dinner with girlfriends, and a few gentlemen too!}

{and one last slice of cake with friends}

in my backyard

From Jazz Fest to the French Quarter, this weekend had a common theme, local tourist. Sometimes it’s fun to do tourist things in your own backyard. Especially when the days are full of sunshine and the streets are full of smiling faces!

St. Louis Cathedral

Festival Feet {shoes: Urban Outfitters}

Mardi Gras Indians Parade at Jazz Fest

Beach Boys

festival wear floral shorts {seen here}

French Quarter Streets

Locally made Blueberry Cheesecake Ice Cream {from here}

*all photos taken by me and the bf