12.19.2012

Tis The Season

The past couple days have been filled with celebration and treats and presents!
We celebrated my husband's birthday on the 18th.
It was super special this year because he was able to be around all his friends and family in New Zealand.
He hasn't spent a birthday here in three years, so we went all out and had two nights of birthday dinners,
a day full of kayaking, lots of presents, and tons of delicious coffee and yummy treats.






It's such a blessing to have a husband like Tim.
 I love when his birthday comes around, because I have an excuse to treat him extra special and shower him with gifts and treats.
He's such a sweetheart. You'd all love him if you met him, I'm sure ;)

And Christmas is only 5. days. away. CRAZY!
It's so strange to be in the southern hemisphere during Christmas.
No snow? It's actually getting warmer as Christmas gets closer?
Something I'm definitely not used to. But I'm learning to appreciate and enjoy it.

Things will probably be fairly quiet around my little blog over the next week or so.
Seeing as this is my first Christmas spent with my in-laws, I've got lots of family time to catch up on.
I hope you all have a very Merry Christmas!
Appreciate every moment you get to spend with loved ones.

Here's a little Christmas playlist to stir up some Christmas spirit ;)
Christmas Favorites by twohappyhearts on Grooveshark

12.10.2012

A Getaway in Paradise

What a wonderful week it's been!
Sorry for the hiatus, but with my friend Genni in from the States I've been busy having fun with her ;)
My sister and I went on a mini road trip with her this past weekend and it was a blast!
We went to Hobbiton, Waitomo Glowworm Caves, Rotorua (did the terrifying Sky Swing!),
Hot Water Beach, and Cathedral Cove.
It was 2 days packed full of amazingly fun activities with two of my best friends.

So here are some outfit shots and a few snapshots from our getaway!






Skirt, Shirt, and Jewelry: Thrifted | Boots: Aldo | Tights: ASOS 

And here are some sweet photos from our little vacation:


 
 





It was SO fun having one of my best friends here for 2 weeks.
Now I'm off to sort through the photos & videos from all the fun trips I've been having.
Hope you're all having a perfect day!

12.01.2012

South Island Part 1 // Queenstown & Wanaka (And a Giveaway Winner!)

Well we are back from our trip!
I've got tons of photos to sort through, so I thought I'd share them in different posts.
I'll start off with Part One : Queenstown & Wanaka!
We absolutely LOVED both towns.
They're both surrounded by amazing mountains and lakes.
And both have the cutest little cafes, restaurants, shops, and things to do.

So if you're not up for scrolling through lots of holiday photos, you should probably stop here ;)
 








 


 







We found so many amazing places to eat and things to do!
I definitely recommend hitting up these two towns if you're traveling through NZ.
There are so many tourists around, you fit right it when you're cheesin' it up being touristy.
We rode bikes, ate lots of sweets, drank coffee, rode up the gondola & did the luge in Queenstown,
and just had a good ol' time shopping and chatting and laughing while we explored these towns.

Hope you enjoyed! I've got some more photos to share in the next few days!
And if any of you are traveling to Queenstown or Wanaka, I've got lots of recommendations for ya ;)

Oh, and I've got a winner for the Shabby Apple giveaway! Congrats to Amy!

Please email me at twohappyheartsclub{at}gmail.com with your contact info to claim your prize!