Breakfast at Wimbledon

One of my favorite Sundays of the year is the men’s final of Wimbledon every July. As a huge tennis fan, Wimbledon is my favorite Major to watch every  year. A tradition I started a few years ago is to make Strawberry and Cream Biscuits for breakfast at Wimbledon. I found this recipe from Smitten Kitchen (she has great recipes) and this has been a go to ever since. It would be a great recipe to make extras of on Sunday and take on the go during the week.

Hope you had a great weekend!



My Go-To Summer Dress

Every summer I usually have one new dress that I fall in love with and wear a ton. This usually is a breezy option that is comfortable and keeps me cool on the hot days. This year’s dress might be my absolute favorite. I found it for only $40 at a little boutique. The black and white pattern is so fun and I will have a great time accessorizing it. I wore it recently for a double date night where we sat on the patio of one of my favorite restaurants. Next time I’m thinking of pairing it with pops of neon🙂.

Have a great evening!






4th of July Fashion

Hello hello! I hope you had a wonderful weekend. We had a blast with cardio tennis, date night, some pool time and a fun lunch with my bro. Oh and we got really wild and rented a carpet cleaner from Home Depot and deep cleaned the whole house. It was time consuming but made a huge difference! Funny how things that excite you sure do change as you get older huh?!

I’m excited for this short holiday week! We are headed to spend the long weekend with Eric’s family. Can’t wait! Of course as I think about packing I consider what to wear for the 4th of July festivities. Whether you’ll be hitting the pool or hanging out at a BBQ, here are some fun, festive 4th of July fashions.

(Click the images for product links)

For the Pool: 

jcrew bikini top

jcrew bikini bottom

jcrew one piece

BBQ Style: 

jcrew maxi

nordies outfit

loft romper

Friday Favorites

Hello Friday…I’m glad to see you! I’m looking forward to a relaxing weekend. This is the first time in awhile where we don’t have a ton planned. We are really excited to hang at home and enjoy the nice weather. Maybe fit in some pool time!

Here are some of my favorites from the week!

We have been dog sitting sweet puppy, Echo, all week. He’s adorable!



Favorite Inspiration: Being a worrier myself this really spoke to me! 

warrior quote



Favorite Neighbor: This guy has been hanging around our house quite a bit. He’s a beauty!


Favorite Funny: Story of my life.




Favorite Summer Drink to Try: This looks delicious and refreshing! 

watermelon cooler

Have a great weekend!!

Grilled Tuna Steak Salad

We have pretty much been living outside on our back patio this summer. All meals that we can, we eat outside. Naturally we are using the grill and the smoker for the majority of our dinners.

We also have been really trying to eat clean, whole foods. Last  night’s dinner was a go-to for this. A grilled tuna steak on a bed of kale salad. I grilled the steaks in a foil pouch with lemons, olive oil, salt and pepper. For the salad we used baby kale (love that!) as a base and threw on veggies we had in the refrigerator… this time that was green peppers, onion and mushroom. I squeezed a lemon over the top of the greens for the dressing along with pepper. Simple but fresh. Lastly, I added pumpkin seeds for some crunch. We topped with the tuna steaks and chowed down. Delicious, healthy and whole ingredients!



Oh and I can’t forget to mention my current obsession with cherries. They are amazing right now! I can’t get enough🙂

Swimsuit Style

Summer time is here which means getting some fun pool days in! In the past I usually just grab a low-cost swimsuit that doesn’t fit great but works. I decided this summer I would like to find one that fits well, is stylish and functional. I like to be able to swim around, snorkel or do water sports if we are on vacation, etc. I’m not great at just laying by the pool or beach…I want to jump in the water and be active. I found some fun suits below that look both stylish and functional. Now I just need to narrow it down!


I love the preppy, fresh feel of this suit from TopShop



Fun patterns and coral touches in this cute active suit from Tone It Up and Maaji



Okay, not sure how functional this is but it is adorable from the Loft


Love the scalloped edges on the top and they have several different options for bottoms from Victoria’s Secret 


Athleta has tons of stylish, athletic suits right now… perfect for water sports or swimming laps



Happy swimming!!



Minnesota Weekend

We had such a fun couples weekend in Minnesota visiting our friends Leslie and Jeff. Leslie is one of my good friends from college. We got to explore Minneapolis and St. Paul and had lots of fun adventures and good laughs (usually just Les and I thinking we are hilarious!). Plus they have an adorable dog, Harry, who became my bestie and was so fun to cuddle with🙂. Below is a photo diary from the weekend. It was so fun to spend time with such great friends!

E & I started the trip off right at the airport with a delicious brunch at Root Down

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Dinner out in St. Paul with Jeff & Leslie

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Barre class kicked our butts and felt great! 

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A walk around Lake Harriet 

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And some shopping at Athleta… obsessed with their clothes right now

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Relaxing with Harry

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Drinks and dinner out in downtown Minneapolis

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Two peas in a pod🙂

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The most amazing Lobster roll ever 

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Sad to go to the airport but thankful for such amazing friends!!

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Silk Tank and Colored Jeans

June is still a bit unpredictable weather wise in Colorado. The mornings start pretty hot and sunny but it can cool down quite a bit by the afternoon as the cloud and rain roll in. For that reason tank tops and jeans are a good option to have to get through the day. I was feeling the cool ocean colors when I put this outfit together. I love this silk top. It is so comfortable yet feels dressy and put together. I was even more excited to pair this outfit with my new Noonday Collection necklace!

The jeans are from Target last summer and the silk top was from Nordstrom BP awhile ago. I just got the gold wedge sandals on final clearance at Target… such a good deal!

This outfit worked for a day filled with lunch with a friend, business meetings and a BBQ that night. Quite versatile!







Outdoor Seafood Feast

We had such a wonderful Father’s Day celebrating my Dad and Eric. I was so excited to host and set up a fun outdoor seafood feast. When we were younger we used to do clambakes or also called seafood boils. I always had such fun memories of those dinners on special occasions. I decided it was time to bring it back and Father’s Day was the perfect reason to. We all love seafood so this was a special treat. It’s also so easy to prepare and it’s a family style feast where you just all dig in. No serving necessary… I love those dinners!

I researched a bunch of clambake recipes and settled on using this one from Ina Garten as a loose outline. I figured I would choose my seafood once I got to Whole Foods and could look at options and prices. Here are the changes I made from Ina’s recipe:

  • Since lobster is pricey, I didn’t end up using that. Instead I used large shell on raw shrimp… about 1lb
  • I also added corn, which is very cost effective and delicious. You can do a half to a full cob per person depending on how much people want. I cut those up in halves and thirds to throw in the pot.
  • I only bought 1 lb of mussels and 1 lbs of clams (just one type) and it was plenty

The recipe will walk you throw the steps and the layering process. I can’t even describe how easy this was to do and how delicious it turned out. We all loved it. We will be doing this at least one more time this summer. It’s the perfect patio meal with loved ones!

I also had a great time decorating our outdoor farm style table. I had found the tablecloth awhile ago at TJ Maxx (my favorite!) and then spray painted bottles to match. You’ll notice a bunch of peonies in the pictures…we discovered three peony bushes at our house that the last owner had planted. I think I almost cried I was so excited… they are my absolute favorite flower and now I can go grab them from the yard. So fun!

Check out the pictures below to see the process and our pretty feast. I hope you try this and please let me know if you do!

Clambake Ingredients - Gold Confetti Blog

Clambake - Gold Confetti Blog

Clambake - Gold Confetti Blog

Outdoor Tablescape - Gold Confetti Blog

Outdoor Clambake - Gold Confetti Blog

Outdoor entertaining - Gold Confetti Blog

Friday Favorites

Happy Friday! It’s a gorgeous day in Denver and I’m thinking I’ll be working from the patio today. We have a few BBQ’s this weekend and of course some fun Father’s day plans that I’ll be sharing on Sunday. I can’t wait to celebrate both my awesome dad and my amazing husband.

Here are some of my favorite’s from this week!


Favorite at Home Workout: I’m loving the Tone It Up Bikini workout videos that you can do at home.


Favorite Cookie Recipe: I’m obsessed with all things lemon lately and can’t wait to try making these cookies!


Favorite Skirt: I would love to add this to my closet. So fun!

piperlime skirt

Favorite Tea: I drink a lot of tea and this is my new favorite. You can find it at Whole Foods and it’s so yummy!

yogi tea

Have a great Friday!

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