Link Love No. 3

February is finally here! Why are we so excited? Not only is it when a lot our family and friends’ birthdays are, along with Valentine’s Day, it’s also when both of our due dates are! Keep reading for a really exciting announcement that has to do with babies below!

Also, given that both of us become moms this month we’re going to be incorporating a new content vertical, MOTHERHOOD, going forward!

If you’re looking for travel tips, something to cook, read, shop, or be inspired by we’ve got you covered! Here’s the best of the week… 

{Travel}

Lone Star Court

Lone Star Court


Who else is busy planning and dreaming about 2018 travel plans?! We have a lot of exciting travel coming up and we’ve curated a ton of travel resources and articles to share with y’all like this one on The 10 Most Affordable Places To Travel In 2018. Happy to see Denver on this list as we wholeheartedly agree and have a Denver City Guide coming up for you soon as we went in October 2017 and absolutely loved our time there!

Headed to Austin soon? Check out this awesome hotel review by our bestie Stephanie Drenka. Seriously, Liz Lambert’s hospitality group can do no wrong! Swooning over Hotel San Jose (everytime we’re in Austin we stop into their courtyard for our favorite Frose), Hotel Saint Cecilia (where we stayed for my bachelorette party), newly renovated Austin Motel, Hotel Havana (San Antonio, love their bar, Instagram worthy!) and the Hotel San Cristobal Baja (Mexico, on our list of hotels to visit)!

If modernized, elevated glamping is more your thing check out our review of the Lone Star Court in Austin. It’s another fun, unique hotel that’s a bit more North with lots of shopping and restaurants within walking distance.

Love taking photos on your trips? This travel photography guide as some wonderful tips! How to Take Better Travel Photographs, According to a Professional Photographer

We’re big on US travel and this list has us wanting to adventure and get outside ASAP: 25 Must-see Spots in North America According to a Man Who Took a 22,000-mile Road Trip!

{FOOD & WINE}


Yasssssssssss! Texas Chefs Claim 20 Spots on James Beard Semifinalist List Have you eaten at any of these fine establishments? Let us know in the comments below!

Love BBQ and live in Texas? Check out this epic list from Texas Monthly: Best Texas BBQ Bites of 2017. We can vouch for the Dallas pick, One90 Smoked Meats, as it’s just down the street from us and we frequent it weekly. Yep, it’s that good!

We’re adding this CACIO E PEPE MACARONI AND CHEESE recipe by The Cozy Kitchen to what we’re cooking next week! Yum!

We’ve been doing a lot of wine research and are excited to welcome one of our favorite passions back into our life… WINE! Did you know that Texas is continuing to climb the wine regions ranking? Check out this list and support local the next time you’re shopping for wine: Top Texas Wines: Fall 2017

Headed to Fredericksburg, Texas? Check out our ultimate guide and this fun article here: New Places to Shop, Eat, and Stay in Fredericksburg. Looks like we’ll be headed that way soon too for a fun, wine and food-filled weekend getaway!

Need a healthier wine option? 6 Wines We Love That Have No Added Sulfites. You can also use this tool, the wine wand filter, that removes both histamines and sulfites – Savor The Wine, Skip The Side Effects!

These Are the 25 Best Wine Bars in the U.S. // Have a favorite(s) wine bar? Let us know in the comments below!

46 Best Cheap Red Wines Under $20 … You’re welcome!


{SHOP THESE SALES!}


Presidents Day means that there’s some pretty fantastic sales to be shopped! See our favorite picks below with many of them being under $50!!!

Nordstrom is currently running their winter sale where you get an extra 40% off through February 25th! Styles are selling out fast so time is of the essence! Below is what’s in our cart and you can right click the pics below to shop directly!

For Mama | All under $50

For Baby:

Our favorite the LOFT is offering 40% off of everything when you use code: HAPPY and an additional 50% off of sale along with free shipping over all orders $99 or over!

Ann Taylor is running 40% off all items when you use CODE: GETMORE and an additional 50% off of sale!

New baby brand we are loving is Hanna Anderson and they’re running a 20% off sale right now and you can also add on another 15% off of your purchase with code HAPPYSPRING

 

{Motherhood}


As you may have seen on our Instagram I had my baby girl! Eleanor Grace. Born February 6th at 10:37 am. 5lbs, 5oz. It was a beautiful process filled with love, grace and support! We’re incredibly grateful for all of your well wishes & prayers!

We’re counting down the days until Hunter makes his big debut!

Now that we’re mommies we’ll be creating more content around MOTHERHOOD including topics like our favorite maternity & postpartum finds, healthy food options, books, baby essentials, clean beauty and tips!

Cheers!

Emily & Barbie

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