Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Music Video Tuesday

I am kind of in love with this band. My newest find that I just cant stop listening to! 
The video is simple and nothing special but listen closely to the background noises of birds chirping and insects buzzing and some how adding raw goodness to this soundtrack! I just love when the band shares a little about themselves and how they met.......it makes me feel as if someday my traveling Gypsy band could actually happen:)

Instagram Week

Another weekend had gone by and all that is left is memories and these Instagram pics we took. The Midwest weather gave us a sunny and super breezy weekend, flowers finally popped out and graced us with their beautiful blooms and house projects where completed. All in all, a super fabuloso few days were had!
If you do not follow us already, we would love to have new friends check out our 11 Eureka Instagram

Thursday, April 25, 2013

Drink Recipe: Gin + Juice

I was introduced to the regular ol' Gin and Tonic cocktail years back when I was trying to find a better option then the Amaretto Stone Sour (a new drinkers beginner cocktail). I quickly fell in love with the clean crisp taste but lately I have become a bit bored and wanted to try and spice up this great drink. This is how the Gin and Juice concoction was created! 
2 oz gin
4 oz blood orange soda
1 oz fresh squeezed grapefruit juice
2 grapefruit wedges

Pour the gin and the orange soda into a highball glass filled with ice cubes. Squeeze the grapefruit juice on top and garnish with the grapefruit wedge (let one float in the glass). Stir with your favorite fun straw!

This drink was a success and after a few glasses of our Gin and Juice concoction, we where all laughing and toasting to our day which was filled with sun shine (about time for the Midwest)! Cheers everyone:)

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Music Video Tuesday

If you are native to the Midwest it is no secret that we have had our fair share of rain in these last few weeks. Dark clouds, thunderstorms, and floods have made me appreciate the sunny rays of states such as Florida. This coming weekend my love is having a bachelor party in the keys and I am super jealous! Believe me, I am not one of those girls wanting a phone call check-in during his bachelor party weekend but I do want to slip into the suitcase so I can steal some sun rays!!!!
I hope you enjoy this video by Hey Marseilles and if they catch your musical ear, make sure to check out their other soundtracks (To Travels & Trunks is really great)!

Monday, April 22, 2013

Accessorize Your Head

Over the past few years I have collected a wide variety of stunning and super cool hats. My biggest problem was figuring on how to put my ensemble together without looking as if I tried too hard. 
I have collected images to help guide your way into the world of hats and have learned the secret....put your hat look together as if it was the easiest thing you have done all day and it is guaranteed to look efforetly chic (ok, honestly not guaranteed but a general rule). 

1. Skinny Jeans, Big Floppy Hat
Wear that over sized floppy hat with your hair loose and a little unkempt with your favorite skinnies. The tight fit jeans gives your big hat a more balanced appearance. Think skinny on bottom, big on top!

2. All Black to Blend
Black has been our go-to color for those days we want to hide a little extra of ourselves and this is true for hats as well. If you are new to hats and want to take it for a spin, dress your self in black with a little pop of color (so you don't look like your attending a funeral) and this will help you to not stick out like a soar thumb. 

3. California Cool
You may love the Cali vibe or hate it, but somehow every gal has acquired that favorite tee shirt and tried to pass it off as a cool fashion statement. Some of us have succeeded (I am still working on it), and some have failed miserably. Below are two photos to help you get it right. A tan hat (to blend), loose fitting tee and over sized sweater or coat. The secret is to accessorize with your nicer pieces such as jewelry, a handbag, sunglasses, or a great pair of jeans. Also, if you can safely swing it, a tan always helps!

4. Hat and Frock
This is the absolute easiest way to wear a hat on a summers day. Throw a cute frock on and grab your favorite hat to help protect your delicate skin from the suns rays. No matching required!

5. Brim and Blazer
If you are traveling or out on a day of exploration and want to dress for all of the elements, the blazer and big brimmed hat is the best option. You can easily take off a layer if needed or leave them on and look chic while you frolic around town!

6. Breezy Bohemian 
This is the trickiest of all the ensembles but looks like the easiest to copy. Beware! Putting your outfit together in a non fussy hippie chic sort of way takes some thought and time. This is the look I seek after the most and still look like the gal who got it all wrong. Ha Ha

7. Toned down Hat, Bold Clothing
Almost everyone has a single piece of clothing that is so bright and beautiful but maybe a bit too bold to wear all by its self. No one wants to look like a highlighter or walking neon sign, so add that solid colored fedora and your look becomes appropriately toned down.
HATS OFF TO YOU! Happy Earth Day:)

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Memories: Wedding Shower Moments

I can't believe that  TJ and my wedding shower has come and gone. It seems as if I blinked and the moment has past but thank heavens for the people who took pics for me to remember this day by (pssstttt, thanks Viv). 
So where do I start? It was such a lovely gathering of very close friends and family at our favorite town spot, Bottles. We had decided early on that a couples shower involving the men and ladies as well as a few choice kiddies is what we felt comfortable with. The flowers where provided by Petal Play Design (amazballs), the sweets and decor where gifted from my family and the invites (not pictured) where from my bestie, P. It was a beautiful event and to make the day a bit better, Mr. Sun came out and smiled upon us!
We are now counting down to our wedding day and praying for some smooth sailing from here on out. Thank you to all who where involved in our day and put smiles on our face:)

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Music Video Tuesday

We are back and ready for new blogs, new products (yay) and new adventures. This weeks video was chosen solely on the connection between this film and our latest moving venture.

Many tears where shed last week leaving our home and hub for the last seven years but 11 Eureka Boutique moves forward, so shall my attitude and state of mind:)

Into the wild is one of those films/books that is always on my mind. I want to connect (truth be told, I have always wanted to be a hippy but may be a little too needy in life for the finer things) and so every time I watch this movie, I long for an adventure, well, now I have one! Stay tuned for updates and pics of our last week.

Oh, and how great is Eddie Vedder! I can listen to this soundtrack 1 million times and still want more.

Have a Happy Tuesday! We are back!

Wednesday, April 3, 2013


We apologize for our lack of posts lately. We are moving locations and have been busy little bees packing and painting. We will be up and running smoothly (hopefully) next week and will have lots of goodies to post! Have a great week:)