Monday, February 29, 2016

Scenes From Our Weekend

Can y'all believe this is the last Monday of February already??  I am not gonna lie I love March. Mainly because it is my Birthday month and it usually means Spring is close.

Friday we had a low key evening in. We did our standard pizza dinner and watched Fuller House on Netflix.  Totally cheesy but I kind of liked it.  John Stamos looked amazing but man what happened to Bob Saget and why was his voice so weird??
Several of you asked about our shower curtain and it is Serena and Lily.

After the kids went to bed I had time to browse my new Chrissy Teigan cookbook and it is so good.  I think I fell in love her a little more.  She is hilarious and loves to eat.  All the recipes look awesome too.

Saturday the kids and I ate lunch at LaTabella.  I love their Bang Bang Shrimp salad. Sterling loves their shrimp too he cleaned his plate.

New favorite Equipment Dress. I love the leopard print and the fit is super cute too.
Saturday night we met up with a few friends at the Yacht Club for happy hour.  We caught the most beautiful sunset.
since it was super chilly on the water I got to wear my new Rebecca Taylor jacket that I scored on major sale. It is also on sale in the shorter version too.

Sunday everyone was up bright and early so I made Banana pancakes and bacon.  I swear my kids ask me to make pancakes everyday, it is their favorite breakfast.
The weather was just perfect, with highs in the 60's so we went on a super long family walk.  We explored a beach near our house and the kids loved it.

Sunday afternoon I went to an hour and half barre class that was a fundraiser for juvenile diabetes. It was a great workout!
Sunday night we grilled out and watched the Oscar's red carpet.   Our new cocktail of choice is vodka with fresh squeezed grapefruit juice.
I wanted to share a picture of my white dress on that I mentioned on Friday that is currently on sale.
It is fully lined with a cotton slip.  It runs on the large side, I am wearing an XS. Such a fabulous white dress.
This is the last Beauty Counter Makeup Monday.  Today you get a free powder brush with with your powder purchase. I don't currently use this but I have heard rave reviews about it, so I am going to order it today to get the free brush!

Monday Inspiration

Sunday, February 28, 2016

Rick Dean Photography

I often get email requests for people looking for photographer suggestions whether they live here or are visiting.  I have mentioned Rick on here several times before.  As many of you know Rick and Gary are my next door neighbors and they often take pictures of me and the kids for my blog.   They also run a very successful photography business.  They specialize in weddings but they also do so many other types of photography.  They do lots of family photo shoots, engagement shoots,  and newborn sessions as well.  

The best part about working with Rick and Gary is they will immediately put you at ease and make you laugh.  They are amazing to work with, although I may be a little biased because they are my good friends too!   If you are looking for a photographer I can't say enough great things about Rick!  

I wanted to share a few pieces of Rick's work for any of you who are looking for a photographer.  
You can also check out his full website here

His bridal portraits are just stunning. 

All images via Rick Dean Photography

Friday, February 26, 2016

Thoughts for Friday

Happy Friday!  I feel like this week has flown by!  
I have to brag a little about Frances Moon and her first modeling gig with Pink Chicken.  I am such a huge fan of pink Chicken so when they asked Frances to be their model I was thrilled!  The new Spring line came out this week and her pictures are online!
I can't even handle the cuteness.  I want one of each of all the new Spring outfits!

Last night I took Sterling on a Mommy son date.  We went to dinner at Mex One and then to see Toruk, the new Cirq de Soliel show.  
They are in town through Sunday and I highly recommend it! You can still buy tickets Here for this weekend.
I am wearing:

The show was really cool.  A little weird but aren't all Cirq De Soleil shows a little far out??  The scenery and costumes were amazing!! Sterling said it was one of the coolest things he had seen.  He was mesmerized. 

The kids met up at intermission for funnel cakes and dipping dots ice cream.  They were in hog heaven.

A few recent favorites.

I can't stop laughing about this picture of Frances Moon and her friend Anna Louis.   They clearly were not happy with the wheat flour I used in the cookies. 

I have been on a roll organizing around these house.  I ordered these drawer organizers and they are awesome for your underwear and socks.  I love opening my drawers now without crap spilling out everywhere.

My friend Marquin just came out with a new series of paintings that are stunning.  She did a painting for us that is hanging in our kitchen over my desk and I love it.  I am such a huge fan of her work! You can check out her site HERE and other paintings.

I am thinking about making these banana PB snacks for the kids this weekend.  How good do they look??

This Joie Dress that I got for Christmas is now on sale.  The perfect little white dress! 

Have a fabulous weekend! 
Food is clearly my first favorite F word:)

Thursday, February 25, 2016


A few things I am loving lately.


My mom just bought this blouse and I can't wait to borrow it.  It is even more beautiful in person, such a gorgeous blouse.

I can't believe this is from Old Navy!  They are stepping up their game.  Super cute and won't break the bank at $35.

Major love for these wedges. I have decided this is the year I am going to find a pair of wedges I love.

I love a fun bright colored clutch in the summer.  
I love the boho pattern on this tunic dress.

This comes in 3 different colors and is under $100.

Such a cute beach tote. I love the bright colors and embroidery.
I love the fun fringe detail on these.  The black is so classic but I also love the idea of the orange as a fun pop of color.

Of course I had to order this Equipment Dress.  I love the style and leopard print.  I am hoping to wear it to the Food and Wine Festival next weekend if the weather is not too cold!

H&M is hit or miss for me but recently I have found a few cute things there.  Love this blouse and you can't beat their prices.
I have been seeing this purse everywhere.  I found Amazon has some of the best prices many of the color options are 50% off.
Right now Loft is offering buy one shirt or sweater and get the second one half off.  I love this fringe sweater.  Also comes in gray.

The colors are stunning on this blouse! 

So cute and under $100.
I love the deep turquoise color and tassels.  They are only $38!  Such a fun statement earring.
These free people tees some of my favorite tee shirts.  I love this new charcoal color they just came out with.  The tees are so soft too!
Size down they run on the large side!

If you are looking for a pop of color I love my Yves Saint Laurent Lipstick.  It goes on smoothly and the color lasts.  I like that it has a touch of shine to it as well.

These are on my wish list, I love them!  and they are almost 60% off right now!