Thursday, September 1, 2016

Thoughts For Thursday

Is everyone getting excited for the long weekend?  I know we are especially to have no school Monday.  Matt has a group of guy friends that come down every year so they are staying at our house and the kid's and I are packing up and staying at my parent's condo for the weekend.  I am excited for some pool time and time with my parents.  Tomorrow I will share a list of all the best Labor Day Sales this weekend! 

Monday night Matt got home from work early so we decided to take the kids to the Yacht Club to run around before bed.  We don't normally do this on a school night but they loved it and we caught a gorgeous sunset.

Sterling got a haircut this week.  What is it about haircuts that makes kids look so grown up??

All the stores are filled with Halloween decorations and it makes my kids so happy.  It is their favorite holiday.  Frances spied this dress at TJMaxx and I couldn't resist it for her.  I figured even we she wants to be something different for Halloween it would be perfect for our dress-up bin.  Not kidding she wore it for 24 hours and even slept in it:)

Tuesday night my parents invited me dinner at FIG.  Would y'all believe I have lived here for 9 years and never eaten at FIG!?!  My mom and I shared several things : the roasted okra, charred eggplant, lamb gnocchi, and prosciutto and figs.  They were all delicious but the gnocchi was my favorite.
How gorgeous is my mom?  Dad snapped this picture of us right before dinner.
What I wore:
Gigi New York is offering 15% off the entire site and free personalization for Labor Day Weekend, no code needed.  You can save $50 on my cross body purse.  I have the stone color but I also love the gray and navy for Fall!  It is a really nice and has plenty of space inside.

Beauty Counter is also running a pretty amazing special this weekend on their Spa Set.  It includes 5 products: the charcoal face mask, nourishing night cream, rose water spray, cleansing wipes, and charcoal cleansing bar.   Until Monday this set is $129, it is originally $179.  It includes so many of my favorites products.  I love the charcoal mask, night cream (I use this everyday), and face wipes.   I also really like the rosewater mist for when I travel.  It is great for dry skin.   It is a great way to try out some new products too!  I am actually thinking of ordering this for my sister and saving it for a Christmas gift while it is on sale. 

Sterling has been begging me to make meatballs so last night I did.  The thing about blogging is I am constantly trying out new recipes so I forget about old favorites.  I blogged about these meatballs about 2 years ago and decided to use the recipe again.  I forgot how damn good these meatballs were.  Both kids scarfed them down and I did too!  I ate mine with zucchini noodles tossed with pesto, the kids ate theirs plain.  This was such a great weeknight dinner I am adding back into our regular rotation.

This tee shirt tunic dress I blogged about a few weeks ago is now out in a gorgeous green color.  When I find something I love I buy it in multiples and this dress was no exception.  I love that is comfortable, super soft and you can machine wash it!  Tee shirt dresses a daily staple for me.  This dress is also cute dressed up with heels but I am normally in flats:)  You can use code DB&DD15 to save 15% off your order, making the dress under $100. I am in a small for those curious about sizing- this would be a great maternity dress too.
I am loving this sweater for Fall.  The black would go with so many different bottoms and I love the cut out shoulder detail and slouchy fit.

My Dad shared this with me this week and I really loved and wanted to share it on here.


steph said...

Your Mom is gorgeous and has such a great figure. I appreciate you sharing your daily eats and how you stay healthy. Im 50 and never had to watch my weight until the past few years. Don't know if it's age or changes in metabolism but it's constant struggle for me to lose weight. I would love to know how your Mom does it. It would be a good informative post for some readers like myself who are much older than you and are looking for tips and or ideas. Hope you don't mind my suggestion.

Jen said...

These meatballs look delish!! Do you mind sharing what kind of tomato sauce you use? I will be making these next week!!

Ramona said...

I made these meatballs last night and to quote you 😉 They were amaze balls. 😋 Thanks so much for your daily inspirations. ❤️