Thursday, January 5, 2017


Get ready for a brain dump today.  

First thank you for all the comments about a Vitamix.  I am sold and I am going to order one.  I made a new smoothie this week and wanted to share because it was really good.  I made it in my Ninja which made me realize I want the Vitamix even more because it just doesn't blend things as well. 

1 small cucumber chopped, 1/4 cup coconut water, 1 pear sliced, 1 large handful kale, 1 kale handful spinach, 1/4 cup mint, juice of one lime, 1 frozen banana, 1/2 cup frozen pineapple.  This made enough for two smoothies or one large one.
The smoothie recipe came from this cookbook which I am loving.  So many great healthy recipes and gorgeous pictures.  I am cookbook snob and I only like books with pictures of everything:)

Anyone else addicted to The Bachelor?   Ah, it brings me so much happiness.  I am so glad it is back on and with lots of crazies to watch this season.  

I got to meet my new nephew James this week.  It is Matt's sister's 3 baby and he is just a doll.  I could have cuddled with him all day.

I mentioned the Colleen Rothschild face mask on my favorite buys post but I wanted to share a few other favorites because many are all on sale.  The prices are great right now!

Dual Enzyme Polish (on sale) - This is a rough exfoliating scrub.  You let it sit on your face for about 10 minutes and then rub in a circular motion and wash off.  I do this twice a week followed by the Intense Hydrating Mask
Detox Mask ( on sale) - a clay mask that helps pull impurities from your skin.  
Body Lotion (on sale)- A light fresh scent.
Face Oil - I use this every single morning it is the first thing I put it.  It really moisturizes your skin. Not on sale but it is pretty amazing.  
 Intense Hydrating Mask (on sale )- this is a thick lotion mask that I actually put on and wear overnight. 
 Gel Face Wash (on sale)- I love a foaming face wash and this one is great.

Frances Moon has used the potty two days in a row this week.  We are still rocking pull ups but she is starting to tell me when she needs to go.  I am so excited we are making progress.  

New PJ obsession is this 2 piece set.  They feel like the softest most worn in tee shirt.  I am wearing the periwinkle color but they also come in a gorgeous cloud color.  I am wearing a medium for those curious about sizing.

I need a few new book suggestion to download.  I am thinking of the Girl in Cabin 10 but would love some other light weight reads.  Lets be real I love a girly romance novel:)

I am still veggie sandwich obsessed.  Square Onion in Mt Pleasant has a great one called The Whitney.
Frances Moon's bedroom clean for once for our guests last weekend.

Today starts the big Lily Pulitizer sale!  Don't miss out.  I am hoping to snag a few dresses for Frances!  You can shop it all HERE, it starts at 8 am and sizes go fast!

I am a sucker for a white blouse and this one is a new find that I am loving.  It buttons up the back and has the cutest fit.

Have a great day!


Tess said...

Yay for FM!! Hopefully it continues to click for her. We've been on a major smoothie kick lately and I'm strangely liking beets in our smoothies in the morning! They're so good for you and pop into the blender really easily!

Christina said...

I am the same way with cookbooks. I *need* photos. Like what am I even eating if I can't have a photo to show how pretty it can be?! Haha. And yes, I have a blendtec but don't like it nearly as much as I love the Vitamix. Have fun with it!

Unknown said...

I just finished A Hundred Summers, it was really good!

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Keltz said...

Read The Couple Next Door!!! Super good!!

Boston Brit said...

I didn't love "The Woman in Cabin 10". It just got too ridiculous at the end for me.

amanda whittemore said...

I just finished "The Singles Game" by Lauren Weisberger. It was a good light read!

BLovedBoston said...

I'm reading girl in cabin 10 right now and it's SO GOOD!! It's a really good thriller!

Unknown said...

What size are you wearing in the white blouse?

Unknown said...

Have you read Ruth Ware's previous book, In a Dark, Dark Wood? I enjoyed that one more than Woman in Cabin 10 but I would still recommend it.

Erika said...

I LOVED the Girl in Cabin 10. Ruth Ware's other book (in a dark dark wood) is amazing as well. :) I agree with the couple next door too.

Pretty in Pink said...

The Good Girl , Pretty Girls, In a Dark Dark Wood ... all so good!

Anonymous said...

I have had pretty good luck with books lately - a few light, but good YA books to get through the holidays. I cannot concentrate on anything too deep during this time of year! They are: Tell Me Three Things by Julie Buxbaum, Paper Princess by Erin Watt, and Everyone Brave Is Forgiven by Chris Cleave. If you loved The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah, then you will love that last one. And if you haven't read The Nightingale, then read that one too!

slipbananapeel said...

The Woman in Cabin Ten is just meh. It was ok.

Unknown said...

I love book suggestions. I just read "eligible" and really liked it. It is a modern day "pride and prejudice"