Eagle Ridge Weekend

Blue Polka Dots

Well hello and Happy Friday! I know I’m new to this whole blogging thing, but I’m pretty sure I shouldn’t have gone a whole week with no post 🙁 I’m a bad blogger! I’ll learn and I make a promise from this day going forward to post at least a couple of times a week!

I mentioned a couple of posts back about a special weekend away for my mom’s birthday. My dad and some of our really close friends and family members rented a house in Galena, IL for a surprise birthday party weekend for my mom! If you’re in the area and looking for a quaint little town with lots of great shops and restaurants, Galena is the place to be! We had such a great time catching up and making memories. These are people who have been a huge part of our lives and have seen my sister and I grow up so it was very special that they were there to help us celebrate!  We not only had an entire house for the weekend, but we had our own chef too! Chef Bruce and his wife from local restaurant, Victory Cafe, made a three-course meal for us right in our kitchen! He even did a demo and explained how he made everything and provided us with <some> of his recipes! If you follow my Instagram, you might have seen some of the photos from his cooking and a couple of outfits pics.

Hope you all have a great weekend!

Any big plans? I’d love to hear about them!

Blue Polka Dots

Top: Apricot Lane, old (loving this) // Jeans: A&E // Necklace: Baublebar

Chef cutting tomatos

This little tomato tool is genius!

Caprese Salad

Caprese salad – my favorite!


Bruschetta – yum!

Turquoise Peplum

Turquoise Peplum

Turquoise Peplum

Turquoise Peplum

Turquoise Peplum

Turquoise PeplumTop: Express (similar) // Pants: Cynthia Rowley via TJMaxx (almost exact pair and on sale!) // Necklace: H&M, old (loving this) // Bracelets: Glimmer Lane here, here; Stella & Dot // Watch: Michael Kors // Shoes: Alloy


The whole crew after a delicious meal! 🙂

P.S. Linking up today’s post with Friday’s Fab Favorites Link-Up //Funday Monday

  • You look gorgeous! I noticed that you were in Illinois! My husband is from the St. Louis area!

    Take care, girl!


    • Hillary

      You’re so sweet! Thank you! Ya, St. Louis is just a couple hours away from me, it’s such a fun city!