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Vegas 2018: Las Vegas Travel Guide

October 24, 2018
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A couple of months ago, I spent 48 hours in my hometown of Las Vegas with one of my closest girlfriends. Back in January, right before my move, she had called me up because she was about to purchase some Backstreet Boys tickets, who are in their last leg of their residency at Planet Hollywood. Now, I may not be a Backstreet boys superfan like she is, but I can appreciate a 90’s boyband and a quick visit back to my hometown. I’m going to break down my super fast and sleepless trip to Sin City.

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Everything to Be Thankful For

November 10, 2017

It has been a whirlwind of the past few weeks. The last post I was able to publish on here was all about Andy’s birthday. I am still reliving that day as it was pretty awesome (you can relive it with me, here). The past few weeks I was busy preparing to have my family in town and take a few days off of work in preparation for my brother’s wedding on October 14th, then Andy’s brother wedding on November 6th. After all the time with family, I decided it is about time to count my blessings and write about all I have been thankful for this fall!

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My Incredible Birthday Surprise

September 20, 2017

A little over a week ago, on September 10th, I celebrated my birthday! Not going to lie, I had no clue what was in store for my birthday as well as the remainder of my birthday weekend. My birthday was on Sunday, so I made sure to celebrate all weekend long. Here’s what I did:

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Summer is Here + Weekend Recap

May 31, 2017

While technically summer begins in late June, This past weekend we celebrated Memorial Day, which kicks off summer (unofficially).

Memorial day is not just about starting summer off on a good note, but also about remembering those who lost their lives while serving in the military.

We decided to get some cool shots of Chicago by visiting Navy Pier, which is located in downtown Chicago. Over 100 years old, Navy Pier is a beloved tourist spot to Chicago. They recently revamped the pier, and boy was it packed! We grabbed a margarita and headed to the water to shoot.

 

Tank Top | Shorts Shoes | Tote Bag

I chose this outfit from the Loft because it was easy, breezy and comfortable. My colors this summer are definitely navy and red and felt like the best thing to wear for this holiday weekend. It made maneuvering around tourists that much easier.

On our way back, we stopped by Molly’s Cupcakes for a yummy dessert. I chose the Key Lime Pie cupcake and Andy chose the Chocolate Raspberry. We ate them so fast, we forgot to document in a picture!

After, we enjoyed an evening stroll on the beach. We finished the weekend off at a Memorial Day party at a friend’s. Needless to say, it was a relaxing and fun-filled weekend. Nothing makes me happier than when it gets warm and the sun comes out!

 

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Wanderlust Wednesday + Bucket Lists

May 3, 2017

It’s no surprise, I’ve got quite a few things on my Bucket List. My list is always changing and growing, but I figured that if I put it down on paper, maybe I’ll stick to them even more. I wanted to take a few moments to share some of those goals and see what kind of things are on yours!

Here are some cool ones:

  • Learn horseback riding.
  • Go horseback riding on a beach.
  • Start a clothing line (from the days when I was a Fashion major).
  • Learn a new language (and actually know how to speak it!)
  • Travel to a new country/city at least 3x per year. I would like to begin with Bora Bora, Germany, and England.
  • Take one of those cool DNA tests like this.
  • Own a home in a new place.
  • Own a vacation home in an even cooler place.
  • Buy my dream car

Then there are the obvious, cheesy ones, like:

  • Go back to school
  • Pay off my car
  • Learn a new dish to cook
  • Start a family

I’ve always wanted to learn to ride horses, but it would be even cooler doing it on a beach. How romantic does that sound? And recently, I’ve been seeing more and more beautiful photos from people vacationing in Bora Bora. I would love to do this in the next year (hopefully my boyfriend is reading this). And as much as I love Chicago, settling down somewhere I can call “home” has always been a dream of mine. Even better, having a vacation home we can go to on weekends sounds DE-LIGHTFUL!

Tell me, what’s on your Bucket List??

 

Steph Shakes

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Welcome Back

April 26, 2017

Hi there! Welcome to my new lifestyle blog, where I’ll feature fashion, interior design, travel, health/fitness, social media marketing, and so much more. If you’re a friend or a close lurker, you may have noticed I used to have a blog called, The Shop On Call.

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