Barker's and Beggar's

Nothing like a Monday morning to get an instant pep to your step.

Speaking of pep to your step, have you tried this pumpkin spice chai latte mix from Target yet? I picked it up over the weekend and I think I will have it four times a week now until the carton is gone. Good stuff right here.

This weekend had both good and bad parts. Let's talk about the good first.

On Friday, my parents gave us tickets to a jazz concert at the Southern Theatre that originally they were going to go to, but couldn't at the last minute so we went instead. Billy and I have never been to a jazz concert and weren't expecting much from it (if we're being honest here), but we were really surprised! It was a good time and our seats were literally almost on the stage. We had the best seats in the theatre, but we were definitely the youngest couple there by about 20-30 years, ha.

{Dolce Vita booties, F21-sweater, scarf, and leather pants}

I took Rocky to a "Barker's and Beggar's" (dog trick-or-treating event) on Saturday morning that was put together by a dog shop downtown called Three Dog Bakery. I decided to dress him up as a lion because it was chilly out and it was the warmest costume of his (and the one that fits him the most) so it seemed like the best choice. Plus, he does look pretty precious in it, doesn't he?

As for the event, picture dogs walking around everywhere in the cutest Halloween costumes going in out and out shops looking for treats to add to their treat bag. Who wouldn't like this event? It was seriously so cute. I loved every minute of it and I know Rocky did too as he kept running from shop to shop so fast.

He came home with enough treats to last him a day or two (just kidding-much longer than that) and I may be biased but he was the most well behaved dog at this event. The shop owners just loved him and he was so polite letting all the other dogs get their treats before asking for his... ;)

{when we got in the car to leave he was asleep in less than a minute...little boy had so much fun!}

I wore this new Old Navy vest (more about this awesome buy later this week!), Lululemon leggings, my Hunter boots, and a Marley Lilly scarf. It was also OSU game day, so of course I had to support my team all day (Go Bucks!) 

Sunday we spent time with my parents and the weekend ended by watching of my favorite Halloween movies...Hocus Pocus. I'm not sure if that movie will ever get old. 

Now for the bad. Unfortunately, on Saturday afternoon I got word that my uncle (my Dad's brother) had passed away. He was diagnosed with kidney cancer about 8 months ago and it took a turn for the worst this past month. I plan to share more later this week, but I just wanted to mention it today and say thank you to those who left me kind message via social media yesterday about it. They are so appreciated!

What did you do this weekend?

Did you see Ohio State's win over Penn State? :)


  1. Rocky looked too cute! Love your outfit from Saturday too!

    1. thank you, girlfriend. I was so excited by how EXCITED Rocky was, haha! I hope we can go every year.

  2. "It was the warmest costume of his..." because there's no question he has many to choose from, being that I couldn't help dressing up little nuggethead if I were you either! ;) Such a sweet boy.

    I'm so sorry to hear about your uncle, Katie. There really are no words at a time like this, but please know I'm sending positive thoughts and prayers to his family as they navigate and try to heal.

  3. I'm so sorry to hear about your uncle *hugs*

    On a happier note, Rocky is adorable!

  4. Love the scarf and outfit! and PSL Chai tea?! No way! :)

  5. His costume is adorable! Sounds like he had fun!

    I'm so sorry to hear about your uncle. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family!

  6. There is a 3 dog baker in Santa Barbara where I went to school and we loved going in there to watch them sing happy birthday to the doggies that would visit on their birthday! It was so sweet! I love the boxed Sbucks Chai!!

  7. I wanted to take my pup to a trick or treat event this past weekend but never got around to it :( Looks like you had fun though!

  8. Oh my gosh, how fun!! I need to find a costume for our dogs this year just in case we get any trick or treaters :)

  9. So sorry to hear about your uncle :( Cancer indeed sucks!!

  10. that is the cutest idea ever..doggy trick-or-treating..ahh love it and how cute is Rocky?!

  11. Glad you had a fun weekend before the sad news came. So sorry for your loss - thinking of your family!

  12. Cute little Lion. Sorry to hear about your uncle, thinking of your family.

  13. i love how it was rockys warmest costume indicating he has multiple. love that little muffin!!

    and love that outfit on you! leather pant sistaaas!!

    im so so so sorry about your uncle :( will be thinking and praying for you all <3 <3


  14. I am sorry about your uncle, I hope that your family takes the healing steps you all need! And Rocky... Hes adorable :)

  15. Sorry to hear about your uncle. Happy thoughts and prays coming your way. And I must say that I thought of you during that PSU vs OSU game..I am a PSU grad and, well, obviously I wanted PSU to win. But whatta gonna do?! Super cute outfit, btw! :)

  16. Katie I'm so sorry to hear about your uncle. You and your family have sure had to deal with your unfair share of cancer. It sucks. Sending prayers to your and your family. xoxo

    P.S. Rocky looks adorable!!!

  17. Ohio kicked Penn State butt!! :) I love your scarf and your hunters, I REALLY want some red hunters but it is hardly ever rainy or cold here so I'm not sure if I can justify them. So sorry to hear about your uncle :(

  18. I'm sorry about your uncle. You and your family are in my prayers.

    I love your outfits! They're so cute! I had a pot luck at my apt with my college friends this weekend.

  19. Sorry to hear about your uncle :( Sending hugs and prayers to all of your family.

    Sounds like the rest of the weekend was great though :)

  20. I'm so sorry to hear of the loss :(

    But I don't think Hocus Pocus will ever get old...

  21. I realize this post is not recent, but where did you get the white shirt you are wearing with the old navy vest? I have been looking for a white shirt like that forever!! Thanks!!


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