Tuesday, March 31, 2015

My Favorite $15 Dress!

Alright ladies, I have to share with you this dress that is only $15!  I know hard to believe, right??  I am pretty smitten with mine.  It is light weight and the perfect little Summer Dress, plus it comes in 5 different colors ( also comes in cream, coral, blue, and olive).  Buy one of each and its still under $100!  I bought two I loved mine so much!
For those curious it runs TTS, I am wearing a size small.

I am sucker for this mustard color, I always seem to love it.  Plus I love it paired with the turquoise for Summer.  
My turquoise rice bead necklace is made my my local friend Deirdre and designer for Candy Shop Vintage.  I toss it on with everything!  I also love the coral version for Summer.

My sunglasses are also just back in stock.  I have the tortoise shell version but they also come in black.

The sandals are a Summer favorite and under $75.  A great nude sandal that goes with everything.

This tote is a must have, especially if you have kids.  It still looks chic but can fit all your baby stuff plus your personal stuff inside.  You can also easily wipe it down.  I had mine monogrammed which I especially love.

I am pretty certain I will be living in this dress all Summer.

You can shop my whole look below.

Photo Credit || The amazing Rick Dean Photography

Monday, March 30, 2015

Scenes From Our Weekend

I don't know about ya'll but it was cold here this weekend!  At least cold for Charleston March standards.  Luckily the sun was out so it was at least gorgeous. Today starts Spring Break.  I am excited for a week with no real schedule!

Friday for lunch I decided I had to have some chips and queso.  I stopped by Barberitos for a kick ass burrito and cheese dip.  Their queso is some of my favorite.
Friday early evening I stopped by the Shop Buru Event.  Shop Buru is a fantastic website filled with all my favorite designers.  They travel with a van filled with clothes so you can shop in person. Frances Moon and I had a blast shopping.

I picked up the cutest tee shirt for Frances Moon.
Pants are from Tarjay.
I got myself this gorgeous Mara Hoffman Dress.
It is the perfect casual Summer Caftan Dress.  Also comes in a beautiful lavender color.

Friday night was ended in my pjs (which Matt said looked like I was going to jail) with a vodka cocktail and the rest of House of Cards, we powered through the 3rd season.  I liked it but not as much as the first two seasons.

Saturday I decided it was time for a run.   Everyone was doing the bridge run but I don't do bridges nor 6 miles, so I did my short run and caught a glimpse of some of the hard core bridge runners:)

After my run we headed to Sterling's first soccer game of the season.
I think little kids are just adorable in uniforms.

Then we hit up Smokey Oak for a delicious Southern lunch.
Their chicken tenders and sides were on point!

My brother was in town for the bridge run so we had him and his wife over for happy hour.  I don't get to see him nearly enough so it was great to catch up.
Wearing my Tassel Candy Shop Earrings that are a new favorite.

We ended the weekend some Rose and a sweet happy hour spread.
Serval of you wanted to know where I found my marble cheese board. I was lucky and scored this at TJMaxx but here are a few that are really similar that I like:

I made another recipe from Ina Garten's new cookbook | Parmesan Chive Smashed Potatoes. 
 It was so good.  Ina never disappoints.

1 pound mixed small Yukon Gold and red new potatoes, scrubbed
-Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
-3 tablespoons good olive oil
-½ cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
-2 tablespoons minced fresh chives
-Fleur de sel or sea salt
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
Place the potatoes and 1 tablespoon salt in a large saucepan and add enough water to cover the potatoes. Bring to a boil, reduce the heat, and simmer for 17 to 20 minutes, until the potatoes are tender when pierced with a skewer. Drain the potatoes and place on a sheet pan. With a potato masher or metal measuring cup, press each potato until it’s about ½ inch thick (they will be messy). Toss the potatoes with the olive oil, 1 teaspoon salt, and ¾ teaspoon pepper.
Roast the potatoes for 25 to 30 minutes, turning once, until the skins have become nicely browned. Sprinkle the potatoes with the Parmesan cheese and roast for another 2 to 3 minutes, just until the cheese melts. Sprinkle the potatoes with the chives and fleur de sel and serve hot.

Saturday, March 28, 2015

Saturday's Top 5 Deals

Up to 65% off items.

The best tee shirts!

25% off the whole site
My favorite rug in our house in Frances Moon's nursery is from Lulu and Georgia.

Use code FRIENDS
I own these and love them

These are the jeans I mentioned yesterday, they are awesome!
this is my basket considering it for this summer!  I love the print.

This item is more of a splurge but it is the most flattering bathing suit.  I ordered it for our upcoming trip and I am so in LOVE with it.  It is selling out fast on most sites but a few sizes are left.  I got a size small seems to run TTS.  I always love a classic black suit.

Happy Saturday and Happy Shopping!

Friday, March 27, 2015

Thoughts For Friday

Ahh It's Friday. I don't why but this week has seemed super long!  I am thankful for the weekend and some sun!! I have big plans to try and plant my vegetable garden this weekend weather permitting.

First I want to say thank you to everyone who wished me a Happy Birthday on my blog or instagram.  Ya'll seriously made my day.  I felt so much love.  So far 35 ain't that bad!
My sister sent me a bottle of champagne that Matt and I enjoyed and my parents, my in laws and Matt all sent me flowers. I honestly cried when I came home to all the flowers, I just felt so blessed and loved.

Matt took the kids and I out to dinner for my birthday. It was chaotic but loved having the whole family with me to celebrate.  I thought about just Matt and I going alone but Sterling insisted he wanted to come help me celebrate, it was super sweet.

A few days later I went out for some wine and cheese with my girlfriends to celebrate. We had a blast like we always do.  We hit up the Avondale Wine Bar and enjoyed a delicious Rose and two cheese platters.

Outfit Details
The blouse arrived in my Finicky Filly Brown Box this week- stay tuned next week for a follow up on that!
 The jeans are a new favorite.  I still love my white Rag and Bone jeans, but I wanted a fun distressed pair.  These DL1961's really suck you in and fit perfectly. I have worn them almost everyday this week.

This week I made quite possibly the best tuna salad ever.  I have to give my friend Liz credit, I found it on her blog, Beets and Bratwursts.  She always has the best recipes!  This tuna was outstanding full of so many fresh flavors!

Tuna Salad
Two or three 6 oz tins of albacore tuna packed in water
3/4 cup of light mayonnaise
1/2 chopped green onions
1/2 cup of chopped cucumber
1/4 cup of chopped fresh dill
1/4 cup of drained capers
2 TBS whole grain Dijon mustard
3 TBS of chopped fresh tarragon
2 TBS of chopped flat leaf parsley
Fresh cracked pepper
*Optional, add some toasted walnuts OR 1 chopped apple

Met with our neurologist again this week and got some great news.  The fluid around Frances Moon's brain went away on its on, so no need for a shunt to drain it.  Thank you for all your prayers, this is such a relief.

I took Sterling to see Cinderella this week and I think I loved it more than him.  It was magical and beautifully done.  I forgot what a beautiful message the book had in it about kindness.  I want to see it again and will definitely be buying the DVD when it comes out!

Has anyone watched Bloodline?  I keep hearing amazing things about it.  We are almost done with House of Cards and need a new show to start.

I picked up the cutest blouse at JCREW.  Pretty sure I will be wearing it often this Summer.  Runs large I am in size 2.
Currently 25% off with code HAPPYSPRING

Don't miss out Loft just started their 40% off sale.
A few of my favs

I need a new book to read!  Ya'll always have the best suggestions so tell me what to read next!  
Speaking of books I just ordered the new Inspiralized Cookbook and this book on The Japenese Art of Decluttering.

 I am officially obsessed with these pickles.  They are so amazing.  If you get lucky you can find them at TJMaxx, they also make an amazing Bloody Mary Mix as well.  The spicy ones are my favorite they pack some heat.

Have a great weekend!
These ecards made me laugh:)