PRAGUE, CZECH REPUBLIC

5/25/15

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Prague! There are no words. Over the weekend we took a little girls road trip to Poland to do a little pottery shopping, and made a pitstop in Prague along the way. The weather could not have been better this day! And can we take a second to talk about Trdelnik??! While walking along the streets we kept smelling something heavenly and finally stumbled across a quaint bakery that was making these magical pastries dipped in cinnamon and nutella on the inside. I could have gone back and had a hundred of those! If you ever find yourself in Prague, stop and get one. You'll thank me later.

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^^ Crowds gathering to watch and listen to the Prague Astronomical Clock. ^^
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^^ Charles Bridge and one tiny baby bump! ^^
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^^ Remnants of wedding festivities. ^^
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BAYREUTH, GERMANY

5/22/15

Eschenbach was so quaint and colorful, but for our next excursion out we wanted to see something a little more fancy. I mean, Germany is the place to see castles and palaces around every corner, right?! We traveled a little bit further out this day to visit Bayreuth where we walked the grounds of a palace built in the 1700's. Pretty stones were set in every inch of this place. So colorful!!

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^^ My cutie niece, Jane. The stones didn't impress her, she was all about chasing any bird that came within site. ^^
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Next stop: Prague, Czech Republic

ESCHENBACH, GERMANY

5/21/15

Our flight from Amsterdam to Nuremberg was a quick one. When we landed, our luggage was one of the first ones off the carousel (which never happens to me)! We quickly grabbed our things and met my sister-in-law, Paige, right outside who drove us to her home in Grafenwöhr. Somehow I got lucky and managed to escape jet-lag. Who knew what a good self-inflicted face slap can do for you, ha! The first few days we kept it low-key and stuck around her city. Our first excursion out was to Eschenbach to grab some treats at the local bakery and tour the Speinshart Monastery. Unfortunately the church was closed that first day, but we didn't give up and made it back out a few days later. Here are a few pictures from those trips! Enjoy the many colorful buildings because I sure did!!

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I amsterdam

5/20/15

Hello! Hi! How are you guys??! I guess it's about time I dust off the cobwebs around this site of mine. So many apologies for my prolonged absence, I promise you it was not intended. So much has happened over the past few months, some amazing and some very sad. Truthfully, I feel that I'm still processing most of it so I'm not quite ready to talk about it just yet. Instead, I wanted to kick off the Little Lady blog with some of my fun excursions as of late. If you follow me on Instagram then you know I've been traveling across Europe for the past few weeks visiting family and traveling with the in-laws. Amsterdam, Germany, Czech Republic, Poland, and France. Each one so beautiful and special in it's own way. First stop, Amsterdam!!!
*Disclaimer: Unfortunately my camera was packed away during this trip (I know, what was I thinking), so all of these pictures come to you via my iPhone.*

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I wish I could have spent more time here because it still remains my favorite destination in Europe! A few years ago, Eric and I were actually offered an opportunity to live here for six months but we chose Florida instead because it had a better fit for Eric's specific work. Right now I just keep kicking myself because this place was perfect! The people were friendly, the weather was incredible (we got lucky) and the canals were so quaint. I wish we had a little more time here so we could have done the big tourist attractions like the Van Gogh Museum and tour the Anne Frank house, but alas the lines were WAY too long. Instead we just had fun getting lost in the city, and even ended our trip walking through the Red Light District. Needless to say my SIL, Allison, and I were completely entertained watching my mother-in-law squirm through it all. Sorry Carolyn!! ;)

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^^ Bikes and canals. Bikes and canals. Oh Amsterdam, you're beautiful! ^^
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^^ I love the leaning and crooked buildings every which way! ^^
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^^ Not pictured, the crooked homes and leaning buildings. I'll live here forever, thank you! ^^

Next stop: Germany!

TASSELLOVE + RANDOMNESS

1/30/15


Happy Friday my loves! Is everyone ready for February? I've never been the best about decorating for the holidays but this year I told myself I would be better! I'm even getting ahead of schedule and adding little bits here and there to make this Valentine's day a pretty one, like snagging this tassel garlands from tassellove. Seriously, how cute is this? It's that perfect piece of decor that you can add to any wall in your home, for a Valentine's Day party photobooth station or to hang in a cute little baby room. If it weren't so late I would have gotten myself a Seahawks themed one too, but alas, I can't be on top of everything. 

This next month is going to prove to be a busy one for me and Eric. Our lease is ending in a few weeks and we decided to take the leap and buy a house. So the next few weeks we will be scouring Zillow and Redfin and going on lots of fun driving dates with our realtor. I'm super sad to be leaving our place. It's in an incredible location, walking distance to lots of cool restaurants, parks, the city, and just a short driving distance from both of our parents. I'm going to miss all those dinner invites. Hopefully those won't stop even if we do move a little bit further away ;) I think most of all though, I'm going to miss all of our amazing friends we have made while living here. BUT, I am excited for this next big adventure. 

Also, after seeing this hairstyle from Amber on Barefoot Blonde it made me a little sad that I had chopped my hair off, but only for a second. Luckily my hair is thick enough that braids aren't completely out of the question for me. If you want to try this hairstyle too, check out here tutorial here

Okay, that is it. #GOHAWKS
xo

INSTA-OUTFIT

1/27/15

Wearing: MeUndies Tee | GAP Jeans DSW Wedges (old) - Similar here and here
Never underestimate the power of a simple tee, jeans and heels. I love how switching out sneakers for wedges can turn any look from day to night. It just gives you that little burst of confidence. And seeing as how Seattle decided to grace us with 60+ degree weather, short sleeves were a must! Also, Eric was a big fan of this look, so of course it needed to be documented.
We've been staying at my parents house this weekend dog sitting my little man, Teddy. Hence the awesome garage shot. But he's just about the cutest miniature dachshund you have ever seen (of course I'm biased). So don't mind me, I'm just getting in all the snuggles and kisses I can until my parents come home later today!
xo

HALF-UP BRAID

1/26/15


I've been having a lot of fun playing around with different hairstyles these past few days. I have come to find that the dirtier your hair is the better it will hold those smaller pieces in place (especially if your hair is layered). I have a few more hair posts lined up, but shoot me an email or comment below if there is a particular style in mind you want me to try! Short haired ladies, unite!

To Create
step one: Part hair down the center.
step TWO: Gather a small section from the front of hair on one side and french braid. Secure with bobby pin at the bottom to hold in place. 
step three: Repeat on other side. 
step Four: Gather both sections and secure with small elastic above the nape of the neck. 

Let me know if you try this look out by tagging me in your instagram photos @tanyajtaylor
xo