Saturday, May 23, 2015

Favorite Items on Sale This Weekend

Currently 40% off, they also come in black!

All items on the L&G site are 25% off with code TAKE25
This is my favorite rug in our house.

I actually ordered this and love it! The blues are so pretty in person.  40% off.

All regular priced items ate 40% off.  These are a few favorites I bought for Frances Moon.
 Use code Summer.

All regular priced items on Joe Fresh are 3o% off.  I recently ordered this cover-up and really like it.  It is so soft and with the discount it is only $19!

I love my romper and it is on major sale right now you can take additional 50% off bringing it to $45!

All sale items on Equipment are additional 20% off. I own both of these and wear them often.
Use code MD2015.

This beauty is now 50%.  Such a great everyday purse. Rebecca Minkoff purses always hold up really well and are great quality.

40% off, also come in brown.

These are a Summer staple for me.
also in black.

Happy Memorial Day Weekend!  

Friday, May 22, 2015

Summer Vegetable Chopped Salad with Jalapeno Viniagrette + Weekend Sales

If you are looking for a great salad recipe for the holiday weekend, look no further! 
I have a tendency to hoard old cooking magazines.  Any other magazines I toss in the recycling bin but I have a hard time parting with my old cooking ones.  I found this recipe in an old issue of Food and Wine as I was going through them to toss out.  This salad blew my mind.  The jalapeno dressing is so bright and flavorful.  It really makes this salad pop.  The original recipe calls for nectarines too but I could not find any and honestly it was great as is.  The original recipe also calls for fresh lima beans but I used frozen and cooked them myself. 
This salad will be made all Summer long.

|| S U M M E R  V E G E T A B L E  C H O P P E D  S A L A D  + J A LA P E N O  
 V I N A I G R E T T E ||

adapted via old issue of Food and Wine

- 1 small bag frozen lima beans
- 1/3 cup fresh lime juice ( 2 limes juiced)
-1/4 cup olive oil
- 1 scallion thinly sliced
- 1 jalapeno thinly sliced
- 1 small shallot thinly sliced
- 2- 3 ears of corn cut off the cob.
- 1 avocado diced
- 1 pint heirloom cherry tomatoes halved
- 1 orange bell pepper thinly sliced
- fresh basil chopped

Place lime beans in a pot filled with water and bring to a boil.  After water comes to a boil cover and let simmer about 15-20 minutes.  When they are fork tender drain and immediately season with coarse salt.
In a large bowl whisk together lime juice, olive oil, scallion, jalapeno, and shallot.  Season with salt and pepper.
Fold in lima beans, corn, tomatoes, bell pepper, and avocado.  Add basil right before serving.
If you want to make this ahead wait and add the avocado right before serving too.



-Rebecca Taylor extra 25% off sale use code SALE25
-JCREW - 30% off sale and regular items with code WEEKEND
This tassel cover-up is headed my way!
 - Gigi New York- free shipping and free gift if you spend $200.
This is my favorite purse these days.

- Neiman Marcus- 25% off shoes and swim.  Plus 40% off new contemporary styles
-Baublebar- 20% off site with code MEMORIALDAY20
- Loft - 40% off site wide

- Serena and Lily - 20% off sitewide use code ALLOUT
-Gap- 40% off regular priced items use code SUMMER
- Old Navy - up to 50% off everything.

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Thoughts For Thursday

This has been a whirlwind week of major events.  It has been an emotional one for sure.

Last week we lost our sweet boxer Nelson.  She lived a long life, she was almost 13.  Matt got her right before he started law school and before we got married.  She was sick towards the end and not herself the past few months but that still doesn't make it any easier to lose a pet. Our house is so lonely without her constant sweet company.  I know she is in doggie heaven now with her family. Just looking at this picture makes me want to cry.  She was the best dog and so great with Sterling and Frances.  She is dearly missed.

Yesterday Sterling graduated from pre-k.  I can't believe he is starting kindergarten this fall.  Like I said it has been an emotional few days.  I cried as soon as all the kids walked out in their tiny graduation hats.  They are all splitting up and going to different kindergartens.  I loved his sweet crew he has been with the past 3 years.  Sterling however was super excited to be out for Summer!

This was Frances Moon on her last day of school.  I feel like I blinked and she was no longer a baby.
Several of you asked about the shoes she is wearing, they are called Natives.  I actually went to buy Sterling a pair and she would not put them down so I bought her a pair too. They are a great for Summer because they are rubber and you can wash them.
These are the ones she is wearing- Natives
I wore my Equipment Dress to the graduation ceremony.  It was just reduced this week.  I wear mine often and love the floral print.
I am wearing a size small for reference.
My tiny graduate:)  We had someone snap family photos but all they turned out fuzzy.  I can't wait for my iphone upgrade mine is a hot mess!

New favorite pizza, The BBQ chicken from Pasianos.  I love the addition of jalapenos.

Speaking of jalapenos.  I just started adding them to our avocado toast in the morning thanks to Matt's idea.  It is a genius combo with the crunch and heat.

Sterling also had his last soccer game this week and got his second trophy. So proud of my little man.

Had some fun in the sprinkler this past weekend.
Frances is rocking her favorite shoes again, I am telling you they are all she wants to wear!
Working it like a supermodel.

I had a little more time to browse the Nordstrom sale.  I ended up ordering this Rag and Bone tank.  It is 60% off right off right.   Figured it would be great with shorts and especially white jeans.

Rebecca Taylor just started their Memorial Day Sale.  You can take additional 25% off sale merchandise.  Use code SALE25.  I am obsessed with this bright poppy print.

I wanted to mention next Saturday May 30th I will be helping to host an event at Gwynn's in Mount Pleasant debuting the new Laura Mercier Spring line!    The event is 10-7 and there is a fabulous gift with your purchase.  If you want to schedule an appointment to have your make-up done which I highly recommend call Britney at 843.849.9667
She did my make-up and is amazing!  I will be there in the morning and there will be fun drinks and nibbles!

Happy Thursday!

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Island Vibes.

Happy Wednesday!  Today Sterling graduates from Pre-K and not gonna lie I am feeling emotional about him growing up so fast! Wish me luck that I don't cry the whole time.

Wanted to share an outfit that I will be packing for our upcoming trip.  I love this dress so much.  I actually wore it this weekend to a graduation party.   It is super light weight and I love beachy and breezy vibe.  I wore it this weekend with flip-flops so you can easily dress it up or down. The colors are just stunning.
It runs pretty TTS, I am in a size small. 


The back is my favorite part.  You can't wear a bra, so I recommend the silicone stick on nipple covers.

Arm candy.
The cool thing about the ring is that it looks like three rings but it is just one.
You can tell I love Kendra Scott, such great everyday pieces. 
 The purse is actually bigger than you think it opens up super wide and can hold quite a bit.

These tassel earrings are from Finicky Filly, they came in one of my Brown Boxes and I just love them.  Such a fun statement pair of earrings.
 a close up view (wrinkles and all)!
Wanted to mention Nordstrom's Half Yearly Sale started today.  Some great deals.  I will share more this week but here are a few of my favorite deals.

you can shop my outfit below.

Photo credit | Rick Dean Photography