Wednesday, April 16, 2014

what i'm lovin' wednesday

1. Nephews
I can't wait to see these two munchkins!
Love my new gear from this awesome fitness brand!

3. Besties & Bridesmaids
I love these two girls...ambitious, kind, and young at heart.

Monday, April 14, 2014


[tee: Style Love Living, shorts: Urban Outfitters, wedges: Dolce Vita, lipstick: So Chaud by MAC]

Okay, this shirt is my new favorite thing. Style Love Living sent it over and now I am obsessed. So thanks, gals! As if being excited over being engaged wasn't enough, now it's even more exciting with cute clothes to commemorate this special time in my life.

Ironically, my ring was at the jeweler's getting cleaned when I did this shoot. I reeeaaaally am engaged, guys.

I paired it with some high-waisted shorts, red wedges, a red lip, and a messy pony. I can do so much with this tee, which I love. Did I mention how soft it is? No? Well, it is.

And lucky you! You can get it for yourself with FREE shipping with my discount code: BRIANNASKY. Head over here and snag one.

While I love the idea of being independent and being career-oriented, I also love the idea of becoming a wife. Especially when it's to Matt. I enjoy cooking for long as he does the dishes. I love that I get to share his last name. I look forward to kiddos running around the house. I love dusting and cleaning the bathrooms. Hey, it's therapeutic. Vacuuming is a different story. Sometimes popping in headphones helps ease the struggle of this mundane chore. I get to singing, and by singing I mean screaming the songs to Frozen. The dogs wait in the backyard until I'm finished for some reason...

Anyways, so I'm totally okay with being labeled as a "wifey."

Saturday, April 12, 2014

turquoise & crochet

I love my new dress from Lime Lush Boutique. It's the perfect shade of turquoise for spring and as  the weather heats up. I especially love the crochet detailing. It pairs perfectly with a cute pair of ankle boots or wedges.

I wore it to as a more boho casual look to brunch with my best friends this morning. I sinched the waist with a stitched, camel-colored belt from HM. I also wore a black hat from Topshop to match my black ankle boots from Aldo.

Thank you to Kristina Garcia for snapping these photos.

Friday, April 11, 2014

foodie fridays

[source: Food Network]

Had to post this yummy recipe from Food Network. It's a unique way to get some protein in your diet. I'm always looking for yummy ways to cook up chicken.

Glazed Chicken with Dried Fruit and Parsnips


2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
6 medium shallots
4 medium-large parsnips, peeled and cut into 1-inch chunks
1/3 cup apricot preserves
2 tablespoons whole-grain mustard
1 teaspoon ground ginger
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
8 medium skin-on, bone-in chicken thighs
Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper
1/2 cup pitted prunes, roughly chopped
1/2 cup dried apricots, roughly chopped
1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar


Position a rack in the center of the oven and preheat to 425. Heat the olive oil in a large ovenproof skillet over high heat. Add the shallots and parsnips and cook until golden, shaking the pan, 2 minutes.

Whisk the apricot preserves, mustard, ginger and cumin in a bowl. Season the chicken with salt and pepper; toss with the apricot glaze.

Scatter the dried fruit in the skillet. Place the chicken, skin-side up, on top. Add 1/4 cup water and bring to a boil. Cover and cook until heated through, 6 minutes. Uncover and transfer the skillet to the oven. Cook until the chicken and vegetables are tender and golden, 20 to 25 minutes.

Push the chicken to the side of the skillet, then stir the vinegar into the pan juices (add up to 2 tablespoons water if the sauce is too thick). Serve from the skillet.

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

what i'm lovin' wednesday

1. Pressed Juicery
Just got in a new shipment of delicious juices from PJ!

2. My little family
Had to say goodbye to Matt again, but we had a great two months together with the pups.
3. Mastiffs
Saw these adorable, gentle giants at Scottsdale Quarter and had to snap a pic.

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

engagement photos

I am absolutely in LOOOOOVE with the sneak peek of engagement photos our fabulous photographer showed us. Terry McKaig is a true talent, and I'm so glad we snagged her for our engagement and wedding photos.

Our shoot was at Page Springs Cellars. I found it by searching areas in and near Sedona. Up popped this fantastic place. Matt and I both love wine, so it couldn't have been a better choice. Terry was totally down to meet us up there, which was fantastic.

We drove up while listening to our usual playlist. Every road trip it's the same. Taking Back Sunday, New Found Glory, The Used. All our high school favorites. It's the best when we are cruising, singing our hearts out, and seeing new scenery.

We got to the winery, found a table outside, and enjoyed a delicious white wine flight and yummy bruschetta. The wine definitely helped ease our nerves and help us loosen up for our shoot. We explored the grounds with wine in hand. We found huge, beautiful trees. Walked the rows of the vineyard. Found a creek and a bridge. The place was just beautiful

Then it was time to put on our "model faces." We hit it off with Terry and her sweet hubby right away. The first picture she snapped and showed us blew us away. The rest of the shoot was effortless and so much fun.

Here are some of the photos...

You can see more on Terry's website.


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