Thursday, May 14, 2015

Thoughts For Thursday

This week it has been hotter than hot here.  It has me a little worried that it is already so hot in May.  Makes me wonder our Summer will entail.  Oh, and my car AC stopped working yesterday- perfect timing:)

Run don't walk to your Rite Aid and buy this face oil.  It is about $20 and works wonders.  I apply it in the morning before anything else.  Vitamin C is so good for your skin and I swear my skin looks brighter and fresher.

I ordered a bikini from a new to me line called Triangl Swim.  The suits are made out of neoprene and fit really well.  A few of you wanted to know about sizing.  I ordered a medium in both the top and bottom and found them pretty TTS.  The top fits me perfectly and offers so much support.  The bottoms are a touch skimpy for me (I am pretty grandma when it comes to bikinis) but they fit fine otherwise.  I love the bright colors.  Compared to other swim suits their prices are not bad either.  I like that they are made out of thicker neoprene material,  I feel like it almost sucks you in.

I just finished two easy reads if you are looking for something lighter to read.
I have become addicted to Jane Green's books.  They always suck you right in and have a great story line.  Amy is just hilarious and so was her book.

I saw this palm print blouse in the Nordstrom catalog and quickly ordered it.  I love a good Palm 
Print.  It runs on the large side though so order down.  I am wearing an XS.  It is light weight and fully lined.
Palm Print Blouse | Shorts are older version | Shoes on sale (only $50 in some colors)
The earrings Hyla was sweet enough to send me, check out her site if you have not.   She makes some really beautiful jewelry.
 You can wear it off shoulder or up on both shoulders and it looks cute either way.

My good friend Ann just painted the most beautiful paintings for beside our bed.  I am going to frame them in a thin floating gold frame and then they will flank each side of our bed.  I am so excited they are going to look awesome!  You can check out Ann's work HERE and she takes custom orders too.

I just downloaded the 7 minute workout app and I have vowed to do it everyday til our vacation.  I mean I can spare 7 minutes a day right?  The app is free and I have heard some rave reviews.
I am on 3 day and not gonna lie I am sore, so it must be working some I hope:)

Two new songs added to my running playlist that I am addicted to.  I could listen to Vance Joy all day and I love me some Britney.

The sunrise I caught on Monday morning was so gorgeous.  Loving my morning runs and proud of myself I can now run 3.5 miles without stopping- this is big for me as I am no runner.  My goal is to get up to 4 miles about 4 times a week.

How amazing are these stairs?  If we end up doing an addition here this is what I would do leading up to the kids playroom.

Totally making this smoothie for me and the kids from Creme de la Crumb 
1 C frozen pineapple, 1/2 med banana, 1/2 C crushed ice, 1/2 cup vanilla yogurt, 1 1/2 C skim milk OR coconut milk.
Happy Thursday


Emily Clark said...

Found the Lumene on amazon for $12!!

Chelsea Mac said...

I swear by Ole Henrikson's Truth Serum, which is also a vitamin C serum. HOWEVER, this one has a much better price tag. Thanks for the heads up.

Haute Child in the City

Julie said...

I am doing the Bikini Bootcamp pic that has been floating around Pinterest and it is no joke. My husband glares at me every night as I slowly kill myself with these workouts. Here's to loosing a few lbs. only to gain them back in liquid calories on vacay!

BaconBear 4 said...

I'm sorry, but your grammer and writing skills in this post are horrendous. You should take some time to edit and proof read.

Jillian Manesh said...

i love the art work! xo jillian - cornflake dreams

Mattie @ Northwest Native said...

Too many things to love! That bikini, Yes, Please (so good!), Vance Joy, those paintings... I've never heard that Britney song so clearly I need to seek it out!

Miranda Hanscom said...

Try adding mango to that smoothie. My favorite, I just keep going back to it no matter if I try something else yummy!

Life As You Live It said...

Love this post! I've been dancing around the idea of buying a triangl swimsuit, but I'm so worried about the sizing. I'm definitely going to go find that serum!! Thanks for sharing!

Priscilla - The Wheelchair Mommy said...

I already told you on IG but I love that top and it's even cuter on.
I love pineapple and THOSE STAIRS!!!!!!

Daisy Harvey said...

Thanks for all the tips, well done on your running and I love those stairs as well! :)

Dominique DeLaney said...

I'm with you on the Triangl bikinis, the bottoms are a little skimpy but not as bad as some other brands! I found the tops to be small? Love the color you picked!

Allie said...

@BaconBear you should take some time to edit your own comments--check your own spelling!

Jen Watts said...

Holy shit! I hope the grammar police don't ever hop over to my humble blog. Moving on... Love that blouse. And Vance joy is so amazing. Mess is mine is even better than riptide. On my running playlist for sure.

VickiM said...

@Allie Exactly! @BaconBear 4 Don't be a hater

You are adorable Natalie and I really enjoy your blog.

ChalkSouthernToMe said...

I've also been wanting to purchase one of their bathing suits but haven't yet! Love the one that you picked! Xo, Stephanie

Emma (Glitter and Gold) said...

I bought the Lumene and I love it!!! thanks for the recommendation BUT i wanted to let you know you can get it on Amazon for $13