lately: #chesterlyeverafter

Last weekend, we celebrated the marriage of our dear friends, Seth & Allison. It was an amazing, epic, fabulous, stupendous, and fun weekend – so full of love and laughter, we were sad to see the end of it! From the start of the festivities at the rehearsal dinner, to the final send-off after Sunday brunch, we couldn’t have asked for a better time. I was honored to be a part of the bridal party, and couldn’t think of a better way to show off the weekend than here, for you all! I hope you enjoy the peak in : ) 

Cheers to the beautiful new couple! 

Alicia x0x0

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halloween ideas!

In keeping the upcoming holiday weekend in mind {remember this post from last week?}, I thought it would be fun to share some food and decor ideas for Halloween! It’s such a festive occasion, and with it being on an actual weekend this year, just that much more reason to go slightly above and beyond our usual plans. Here are some inspiring images, articles & the like – and please, do share any of your favorite ideas and ways to celebrate! 

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Decor & Details

 Our 55 Favorite Halloween Decorating Ideas 

11 Fun Halloween Decorating Ideas

Homemade Halloween Decorating Ideas  

40 Easy to Make DIY Halloween Decor Ideas

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Inspiring Imagery 

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Spooky Snacks & Festive Foods 

Fun & Frightful Halloween Recipes

20 Halloween Party Appetizers & Drink Ideas

Adult Halloween Party Ideas

21 Gross Recipes: Halloween Party Food

29 Spooktacular Halloween Recipes for Kids  

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! ! ! ! h A p P y  H a L l O w E e N ! ! ! !

lately: brew-do weekend 2015!

Another beer festival for the books! Although we’ve been a bit behind the curve with festivals this year {we’ve been busy!}, we make sure to never miss one of our favorites. The best part?! – it’s local! While we love travelling far and wide, especially in the name of craft beer, it’s nice to be just a few minutes away from such a celebration. We had glorious weather, delicious food, and of course…SO.MUCH.BEER.

The weekend was extra special this year, too – we had a surprise visitor on Sunday! My youngest sister was in the area, so we met up for a solid 8-mile Sunday hike, followed by {you guessed it!} more beer at one of our favorite local breweries. It was a fabulous weekend, and sister time made it extra special. 

Here’s a look! 

Alicia xo

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thirsty thursday: spooktacular cocktails

You know that there’s a holiday coming up when I plan a post around themed cocktails! In true Alicia fashion, these festive adult beverages are geared towards toasting Halloween weekend {!!}, in the best way possible – with ‘spirits’, of course. Here are a few of my favorite cocktail and drink ideas for celebrating; may you find in-“spooky”-ration in some, or all, of them!

Cheers! 

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The Black Velvet {image & recipe c/o Real Simple}

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Witch’s Brew {recipe & image c/o Food Network}

Witch's Brew

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The Jack o’ Lantern {recipe & image c/o cocktails.about.com}

Hennessy Cognac Jack-O-Lantern Cocktail - Photo Courtesy: © Shannon Graham

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Swamp Sips {image & recipe c/o Martha Stewart}

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The Green Goblin {image & recipe c/o food.com}

Green Goblin

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The Boo Beverage {image & recipe c/o food.com}

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Spider’s Kiss {image & recipe c/o The Cocktail Project}

Midori® Spider's Kiss | The Cocktail Project

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lately: wedding time!

Last weekend, two of our dearest friends tied the knot. It was everything I could have possibly imagined, and even more so! The hubs and the groom go way back – we’re talking grade school, peeps! He was the best man in the wedding, and I was so proud of him – he prepared the most amazing trip for the guys, gave a wonderful toast, and basically rocked the title of “best man”. But I digress. 

It wouldn’t be in true Alicia form to let such a momentous occasion pass by without sharing some of the shots from the weekend with y’all, so here’s a peak in! Cheers to the newlyweds, we love you!

Alicia xoxo

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lately: 3rd anniversary weekend celebration

Last weekend, the hubs and I celebrated our three-year anniversary. Our original plans {a weekend of camping at one of our favorite spots, full of hiking, winery hopping, and cooking delish campfire food} was foiled by the awful weather – but nonetheless, we made a marvelous weekend out of it! In true form, I documented the time we spent together celebrating and it couldn’t have been more fun. Here’s a peak into how we spent it! 

Alicia xo 

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happy 3rd anniversay <3

To my wonderful husband: 

Cheers to the past three years of marriage, to 6-1/2 amazing years together, and to infinity more. We’ve created wonderful memories, laughed way too hard, and shared countless X’s and O’s. My life couldn’t be more perfect, but everyday that I spend with you – it is. I love you!