Saturday, October 31

Fall Lookbook

I think we could all agree that Fall is our favorite season. 
There's just something about the trees when the leaves change colors. We also LOVE any excuse to wear fall attire (sweaters, coats, boots, etc.) 

We decided to take an afternoon with just us girls to explore the mountains a bit and admire fall ;)

Here's some pictures of our adventures together in our favorite fall outfits.


xoxo Allie 

H A I L E Y ' S  O U T F I T
Knit Sweater: H&M
Sateen Jegging: American Eagle
Camp Socks (Similar): American Eagle
Hat (Similar): Forever 21

M A N D I ' S  O U T F I T
Tee: Brandy Melville (Similar)
Jeans: Delia's
Coat: Target (Similar)
Boots: Madden Girl
Knit Beret: (Similar) 

A L L I E ' S  O U T F I T
Patterned Blanket Poncho (I'm OBSESSED): Abercrombie & Fitch
Top: TJ Maxx (Similar)
High Waisted Jeans: American Eagle


Wednesday, October 28

Hailey's Fall Favorites & Autumn Playlist

Fall is my absolute favorite time of year! As soon as October 1st rolled around this year, I made a conscious effort to be present in the feelings and beauty of this season and to really express my gratitude for each new experience I'm given. I can honestly say that it has been so FUN to bake pumpkin treats, light my favorite candles, go on walks as the colored leaves are falling to the ground, and enjoy the October sunshine and cool weather and to be thankful for it.

A U T U M N   E A T S 
This year I decided I wanted to try baking as many festive baked goods as I could since I'm obsessed with any food that includes the warm flavors of cinnamon, nutmeg, pumpkin and cloves! I've made pumpkin chocolate chip cookies, waffles, pancakes, muffins, and my mom's amazing pumpkin bars with cream cheese frosting. If you follow me on Pinterest, I've actually tried every recipe I've pinned and they have been so delicious! Harney & Sons also has a really yummy Pumpkin Spice Herbal Tea that I got at Target!

 I've taken to collecting mock neck tops and love how they look paired with some basic black pants and booties! I feel classy like Audrey Hepburn. Or maybe I'm just channeling my inner Hermione Granger.

A U T U M N  S C E N T S 
Bath and Body works has some really lovely fall scents and I couldn't resist picking up a few to last me through the coming months! I really love the Sweet Cinnamon Pumpkin Body Cream and even bought a fragrance for my car as well! My favorite candle scent is Autumn, Lindsay loves Sweater Weather, and Abby is obsessed with Lakeside Sunrise.

  S W E A T E R  W E A T H E R 
 There's nothing cozier than lounging in a comfy sweater! I stocked up on some great knits from H&M this year in festive colors like mustard, red, & hunter green. Sweaters, leggings, and my slippers are pretty much my go-to outfit until the sun comes out again in Spring.

 A U T U M N   P L A Y L I S T 
 Driving through the bright red and yellow trees always makes me feel like I'm in a movie, and I need a good soundtrack to accompany my adventures. This has been my go-to playlist this year that I listen to when I'm driving through the mountains on my way to a hiking trail or on long roadtrips, so I thought I would share it with you! Some of these artists are my all-time favorites and create that sweet, nostalgic and thoughtful vibe I love to feel when I'm outdoors. Uplifting and beautiful music creates feelings of peace and gratitude in my heart!

Lonesome Dreams - Lord Huron

Old Pine - Ben Howard

into the wild- Lewis Watson

Towers- Bon Iver

A Little Opus- Little Comets

Fortune (Acoustic) - William Fitzsimmons

Mountains- Gabrielle Aplin

Diamonds- Ben Howard

Window to the Sky- Kim Churchill

Luna- Bombay Bicycle Club

Blindsided- Bon Iver 
Elements- A Fine Frenzy

Pittsburgh- William Fitzsimmons

Ends of the Earth- Lord Huron 

St. Clarity - The Paper Kites

In The Wind- Lord Huron

I've found that it's so easy to be happy when you take the time to be grateful for and enjoy the small things in life, and the changing of the seasons this year provided a chance for me to make more of an effort to express gratitude to my Father in Heaven. As I spend time with my loved ones and open my eyes to the grandeur around me, I feel so much joy and fulfillment and am just so happy to be alive! 
I hope you all can take the time to experience that same joy and peace that comes from being still and finding balance.
Much love,

Friday, October 23

Northwest Is Best

B E T T E R  A C O U S T I C  T O U R 
Pacific Northwest
The final portion of our Better Acoustic Tour was spent in some of the most beautiful cities in the country: Portland & Eugene, OR, and Seattle, WA. We lived in the pacific northwest growing up and are so grateful we got to go back and be supported by so many wonderful people!

P O R T L A N D , O R

Portland is one of the coolest cities in the world. We spent the whole day we were there in the arts district- eating and exploring local hotspots!

We started off our day in Portland with breakfast at The Waffle Window. We had the most flavorful and delicious waffles we have EVER had and would highly recommend trying out one of the local waffle spots while in Portland!
Farm Fusion Waffle - a great vegetarian option.
 Nutella & Fresh Banana Waffle. HOLY HUGE.
Mandi's go-to when ordering breakfast is a big hot chocolate topped with lots of whipped cream.
Though we weren't able to get a photo of the ice cream we ate here at Salt & Straw, you HAVE to make a stop here and taste the most fresh and innovative ice cream around. Thanks to the Hollens for taking us!
We recommend trying as many flavors as you want, but some of our favorites include the Strawberry Honey Balsamic with Black Pepper, Pear & Blue Cheese, Freckled Woodblock Chocolate, & Honey Lavender.
 We visited the famous International Rose Test Garden in the afternoon. We have never seen so many beautiful varieties of roses in one place!
 The garden smelled so heavenly!

Portland, we love you! And your quirky signs.

Our time in the pacific northwest was a great way to end our very first tour. Thank you to everyone who came out to our shows. It means the world to us to get to see and meet you in person!
Hailey, Allie & Mandi

Saturday, October 17

YouTube for a YouTuber

Who doesn't open up YouTube every once in a while for a good laugh or favorite channel pick-me-up right? I want to share with you my favorite channels that are my "go to" YouTube splurges on weekend nights, complete with my fuzzy blankets and hot chocolate... My sisters and I often laugh about how little time we actually spend watching YouTube, and maybe that's because we're usually on the other side of it, but every once in a while I will get on and enjoy me some good videos!
Just thought I'd share with you some of my favorite videos and channels! I hope you enjoy them as much as I do!
<3 Mandi

The Perfect Laugh:
Sometimes you just need a good mood booster after a long week at school or work, or even during the day to keep you going and happy! My favorite channel(s) for all things funny are:

The Ellen Show

Kyle Mooney

Beauty Tutorials:
I will admit it! I love to watch makeup tutorials randomly, but I am really picky when it comes to these kinds of videos. I like to watch people who either really know what they're doing, or who are pleasant to watch. Makeup can be so fun to play with, so sometimes if I have nothing better to do I'll watch a makeup tutorial and then try it! 

Lisa Eldridge


Pure Entertainment:
Let's be real... sometimes we just get on youtube to just watch anything and everything! Here's a couple of my go to channels! 



Most Important~ The Music:
Here are a couple of my favorite music channels. Thank goodness for those great YouTube musicians! ;) It's fun to be one, and it's even more fun to learn from each other! Enjoy some of my personal favorites! 

The Fergies

Before You Exit

Tuesday, October 13

Home Is Wherever I'm With You

As part of our Better Acoustic Tour, we got to play a couple shows, shoot some videos and see some of our favorite sights in North Carolina - our home state and one of our favorite places in the world!
 We had a really wonderful experience shooting our cover of "Dream" while in NC. There’s something to sweet and nostalgic about the lyrics and simple melodies of Priscilla Ahn’s music, and we have always wanted to create our own version of a song that means so much to us as sisters. We love the message of this song, that your dreams and hopes are what carry you through life and make it worthwhile, and that God can help you discover who you’re meant to be.

Filming was an unexpected emotional experience for us. We really were those little girls talked about in the song, with dreams of singing and creating music for the world to hear, and then to be back in the place where it all started and realize that those dreams have come true was a humbling and special moment for us. Thank you for allowing us to fulfill our childhood dreams. 

One of our favorite places to visit as a family is the Biltmore Estate in Asheville, NC. It's the largest privately owned mansion in America, built by George Vanderbilt in 1895. A must-see if you travel through Asheville!


The views from the veranda were incredible.

The Estate overlooks the blue ridge mountains, a sight that immediately makes us feel right at home!

The shops and restaurants at the Biltmore are fun to explore after you tour the house itself.

Jumping FAIL.

We also love to explore the grounds and gardens, as well as visit the vineyard for the most delicious grape juice you will ever have!

Living at Biltmore must have been a fairytale!

The greenhouse is full of plants from all over the world! George Vanderbilt filled the property and house with treasures from his travels around the globe, including exotic plants.

We also vlogged our travels in between shows in the video below! 

No matter where we are in the world, home is wherever we are together. That being said, nothing compares to the food, people, and beauty of the place we call HOME!
Hailey, Allie, Mandi, Lindsay, & Abby