Friday, May 30, 2014

Life Lately

TGIF.  Today marks the first day of our week long vacation and I am so excited to relax in the sun.

I guess since Monday was Memorial Day I never shared pictures from our weekend.  We traveled up to the mountains for one of my close friend's wedding and it was just beautiful up there.  I am such a beach person but I do love the mountains every now and then.  We stayed in an awesome cabin in Valley Crucis.

We had such a good time with my old high school friends.

The happy groom and one of my best friends (his dad married Matt and I )

Before we left town Sterling graduated from his 3 year class.  I can't believe next year will be his last year before kindergarten!  Gotta love the fact he chose to wear cowboy boots for his performance!

After his graduation we tried out a new restaurant here called Box Car Betty's that was incredible.  It was the best fried chicken sandwich I have had.  All the chickens are organic and locally farmed, which I really liked.  This sandwich was slathered with pimento cheese, pickles, and peach cole slaw.  It was truly incredible.  They are located on hwy 17 for all my local friends.

We did a family boat ride Monday night, that was just gorgeous.

I started packing for our family vacation. I am so excited for a week to relax and most importantly spend time with my mom and dad and brother and sister and their spouses.
*If you like vodka try the Absolut Texas it is cucumber and Serrano chile. It is refreshing with a bite at the end!

Flamingo Towel | Burberry Bikini | LSJ Hat (use code LSJ-DBDD for free shipping) | Absolut Texas | JCrew Coverup | Cards Against Humanity

If you are looking for the perfect Summer Tee, I found it!  The Bella tee from La Senorita Jolie is my favorite!  I have been living in mine.  It is soft and the colors are gorgeous. Best part it is only $34!  Use code LSJ-DBDD to get free shipping on all orders!
I am wearing it with my Rag and Bone Boyfriend Jeans Shorts also here

Social Dress Shop is offernig 15% off all Zinke Swimwear.
I have this one piece and love it. Use code SWIM15
I also love this mint one piece!!

I just started reading the best book.  If you are looking for an easy Summer read you must buy/download Jane Green's Tempting Fate.  I am hooked.

Have a great weekend!

Thursday, May 29, 2014

NDM Style: 50 Shades of White

You might remember this Sabine blouse I blogged about last week.   It recently arrived and I just love it.  Lately I have been all about neutrals. I love wearing tans, blush, and white and layering them all together.  I think it creates such a fresh and clean look.

 This tank top is so light and airy and I just adore the lace detail.  Added bonus it is super comfortable!! It runs true to size, maybe on the larger side because it is a loose fit.  It also comes in red and black.

The great thing about white on white is you can wear any accessories.  
These are two of my favorite necklaces because you can layer them so many different ways and they are affordable.  You must check out my friend Meg's Etsy Shop Dolce Ave, she creates such unique necklaces, like the shell one I am wearing.
The tassel necklace is from a Raleigh company called Boho Beads, they make kids necklaces too!

The turquoise from my Gigi New York Purse is the perfect pop of color with the white.  I carry my Gigi New York Uber Clutch all the time.  It is great because you can fit so much inside it.

I swear by the Rag and Bone high waisted white jeans.  Most flattering white jeans ever.  They are worth the money I promise.
The DV Shoes are also a favorite and on major sale (less than $50).

I have to include one with my main man.  He loves getting in my pictures now- I should dress him up too next time!  As you can see he dressed himself:)

Sabine (the line that makes the white tank top)  has quickly become a new favorite line of mine.  It is affordable yet looks expensive.  A few of my other Sabine favorites.

You can shop the whole look below.

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Italian Sausage, Kale + Zucchini Quiche

I am always experimenting with quiche recipes.  Quiches are so easy to make and filling.  I think this may be my best recipe yet.  It is filled with spicy Italian Sausage, lots of Grueyere cheese and plenty of greens in the form of kale and zuchinni.  The combo is really fantastic.  You won't be disappointed, it is super flavorful.
Also I am starting something new on my cooking posts, at the bottom of each post I will link to all the tools I used to make my meal.  I get a lot of requests for what cooking tools I use and love,  this way you can see what I am actually cooking with!

|| I T A L I A N   S A U S A G E + K A L E  Z U C C H I N I  Q U I C H E ||

- 1 Pie Crust
- 1 lb hot Italian sausage browned
- 1/4 cup chopped sun-dried tomatoes
- 1.5 cups baby kale
- 1/2 large white onion sliced thinly
- 1 small zucchini sliced
- 2 cups Gruyere
- 6 eggs
- 3/4 cup milk
- 3 tablespoons flour
- 1/2 tsp baking powder
- salt and pepper

Preheat oven to 400 degrees and cook pie shell 10 mins.  Remove from oven and cool.

Brown sausage and drain off all fat.  I like to place on a plate with paper towels to soak up the grease.  In the same pan you cooked the sausage in, add a little olive oil and saute onions and zucchini about 5-7 mins.  Then add in kale and sun dried tomatoes, cook just until kale is wilted.  Remove from heat and stir in browned sausage.  In a separate bowl whisk 6 eggs with flour, baking soda, and salt and pepper.  Stir in sausage mixture until combined well.  Finally stir in cheese.   Pour mixture into cooled pie crust.  Bake at 350 degrees about 30-40 minutes.  This can be made ahead and save well in the fridge foe a few days.

Shop the tools I used below:

Tuesday, May 27, 2014


I love anything with a palm print on it. These shorts are too cute and the price is awesome.  I live in my shorts in the summer with a cute tee or tank.

|| Mother The Looker Skinny Jeans ||
These are some of my favorite new jeans and they are on sale now.  I bought them post baby and they really suck you in and the wash is great, plus they are super comfortable.  They run on the large side so order down a size if you are unsure.  I wear mine all the time.  Also just marked down are the JBrand Maria High Rise, my other favorite post baby jeans.

I am swooning over this new RT maxi.  Love the boho feel and pattern.

Such a great neutral dress for Summer!

These sandals just got marked down on Shopbop.  I love the
black/tan combo. Also available in hot melon color.

Through tonight JCrew is offering 30% off a lot of the baby stuff.  I love these skirted one piece outfits, so adorable.  Use code WEEKEND at checkout.  Also love this embroidered two piece outfit.

I have this cami in the green color and love it.  It is such a great versatile cami.  It is great alone or  layered under a blazer, sweater or jacket. The green is such a flattering color in person.

I am head over heels in love with this rattan cocktail set.  It is absolutely perfect for Summer entertaining.  It comes with the glasses and tray.  Would be an adorable gift too.

Such a great tee shirt dress.  I would toss this on with flip flops for a cute Summer outfit.
Mark my words this will be my next purse.  It is pretty much perfection in a purse.
and if you want a leopard cross body, this Tory Burch just got marked down, I really love it!

This is such a great tee shirt, the color palette is so pretty.  Great with jeans or shorts.

I have been wanting this watch and now it is 40% off!  The bands come in so many different colors.  I love that the strap is thin so you can layer some bracelets with it.

Monday, May 26, 2014

Rebecca Taylor Favs on Major Sale

Happy Memorial Day!  Hope everyone is enjoying the day off.  I wanted to pop in and share because two of my favorite Rebecca Taylor dresses just arrived at Last Call and they are an additional 40% off, major steal.  Both run on the large side, I have a 2 in both and even wore both pregnant too. Thru today Last Call is running this sale with the extra 40% off everything.  Shop Here.

The blouse version is also on sale.  I almost bought it last year and wish I had.  It is super cute on.


I love this dress and have worn it to several weddings.  

 The blouse version is also on sale.

Plus this Equipment Dress just arrived, may have to order it!  With the extra 40% off it comes to under $100.