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a grateful heart


hi! hope you had a great weekend. ours was very busy, but so fantastic at the same time...
lots of time with loved ones, lots of events, and lots of love-- so i can't complain!
any exciting things happen over the weekend for you? 
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my heart is grateful for:
- first and foremost, mr. monaco and i met up with the hills of hill collection friday night and had the best time- loved them both so much! i knew i adored them before {they are the cutest} but i do even more after meeting up in person! we went to osso at the music factory for italian food and then went over to the vbgb bier garden for some more fun. before i knew it, it was after midnight. they both have such sweet souls and we enjoyed our time with them- very much!  hoping to see them again soon... loved.  have you ever met up with a blogging friend?  have any plans to do so?
i love him so much
- saturday felt like it was about fifty hours long, but was so awesome! i woke up early to set up a first birthday party i have been planning for a hometown friend, who now lives in charlotte. the theme was airplanes: 'time flies' and i think it turned out really well. i am excited to share details with you all soon, but we had a great time. i loved seeing her family and meeting more of his. most importantly, precious van {the birthday boy} was just the cutest one-year-old around. he wore an amazing flying jumpsuit from gap {think top gun} and was so good all day. i have included two photos above and the invite below; however, i can't wait to share the details with you soon! 
- saturday evening we headed over to noda {the arts district in charlotte} for an event that my friends have been planning called 'ales for autism'... such a wonderful time for a great cause! i know how hard they have worked... lots of prizes, live music, laughs together- i was so proud of them.
- late night food at jack beagles with friends- the perfect spot/so good.
- bubblegum pink nail polish
- salmon with risotto 
- sunny carolina blue skies and cozy blankets on rainy days
- taco food trucks 
- being a woman~ there are so many things i love and am grateful for regarding this and this photo shows just a few reasons why...  essie nail polish, tocca perfume, twine and twig necklaces
-the smell of fresh cut grass
- oranges
- friends who are like family
- speaking of family, i get to see mine in just four sleeps! cincinnati bound friday ♥
our friend, brent, showing off his incredible orange shoes to support autism with mr. monaco and i
i found this idea on pinterest and then my friend had a college friend who was able to re-create the look. the invites were folded like a paper airplane when they arrived on the guests' doorsteps ♥
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 what are you most grateful for this week?
also, go check out astleigh's post about their trip to charlotte here
{adore her- and loved reading about their entire trip!}
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 simply loved: 
jenna's new site, gold and bloom {gorgeous- so happy for you!}
monthly meal planning
hill collection's weekly pics and photos 
Grateful Heart w/ Ember Grey
hope your weekend went well!
xo
also linking up with oak + oats and b loved boston
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17 comments:

  1. New friend via GFC and The Blog Love Project! Can't wait to read more: your photos are fabulous!

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    1. hi! thank you so much for your kind words and for joining- i look forward to doing the same! have a great week

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  2. Sounds like a lovely weekend! That airplane theme is such a perfect idea and I love the invitations!

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    1. thanks cole! it was fun and the airplane theme worked out well :) i was happy with the turn out- you never know until you go to put everything together! the hard work paid off though! have a great week and thanks for stopping in!

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  3. Love your list :) I have met some amazing women via IG/blogging and would love to meet them in person someday. Is it normal to feel excited and nervous...like a 1st date? Ha! This week I am so grateful for an upcoming trip with my parents (which hasn't happened in years)!
    Linh
    http://abeautifulrawr.com

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    1. haha- totally normal and that's so funny because we joked about that! have so much fun with your parents- so happy for you! i will be seeing mine, too! it's been since january- so not as long! have the best time! thank you for stopping in!

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  4. I just love this list! And your photos...[swoon]. Sounds like a lovely weekend!

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    1. awe- thank you so much, amy! it was a great one- hope the same for you!

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  5. I am thankful for friends that are like family too :)

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    1. ♥ one of my favorite things in life! thank you, danica!

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  6. That is my favorite Tocca perfume! Can I go to that birthday party!! he he so adorably put together!

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  7. love it so much! i also love stella just as much! and awe- thank you! it turned out well i think! and was lots of fun to plan ♥ appreciate the love, rachel!

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  8. girl, that FACE of that sweet babe! Goodness! How could you EVER say no?! ha! The party decorations are so, so cute. I love hearing about your dates and weekends with your hubby. You guys are fun :)

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    1. i know, right?! he is SO CUTE!!!! and thank you so much... you are the sweetest! we had a great weekend and i think the party turned out well- i enjoyed planning it!

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