Thursday, March 8, 2012

Lay It On Me....

Happy Thursday Lovely Ladies!
Today I am looking for some feedback from you. I want to know what you enjoy reading on my blog. I feel like there are so many blogs out there and I want to be one you enjoy reading daily. I know I personally like blogs that are a mix of family, fashion, food, and interiors. That is what inspires me and makes me happy, so that is what I like to write about. I like "real life" blogs where people show me a sneak peek into their lives. That is why I often show pictures of things we did over the weekend etc. I love seeing how other people live and spend their time.

I have gotten pretty comfortable with my standard line-up of Monday being Weekend Happenings/Random, Tuesday- Obsessions, Wednesday- Recipes, Thursday- Fashion/Interiors, Friday- Random Thoughts. But is this working or am I in a rut?
Are the Obsessions posts getting old or do you still enjoy them? Same with the Recipes and Random Thoughts. Are you sick of seeing pictures of my family (be honest)? Basically I want to know your favorite thing to read on my blog and what you would like to see more or less of. I love writing this blog and your comments make my day, seriously! I am so honored that you guys read and actually respond to things I write. You see I majored in Journalism in College so this is my jam writing this blog. Spelling and grammar however are so not my jam, so bear with my grammatical errors. I may or may not have failed the Spelling and Grammar Test 7 times in College, but hey that is what computers and spell check are for these days! Blogging makes me so happy and I look forward to doing it each and everyday as well as reading your blogs. I feel like I have made so many "virtual" friends through this crazy blogging world and I love you all and treasure your friendships. I get excited each morning to read your blogs and see what you write on mine! Being a stay at Home Mom= long ass days alot of the time and blogging helps keep me creative and sane.

A reader emailed me and asked if I would do a questions and answers post about myself which I am working on. She said she wanted to know more about me and my daily life and life preblog etc. So if you have any questions you want me to answer for this post shoot them my way and I will add them in.

So lay it on me ladies. Share what you love/hate want to see more of! I want to make this blog even better! I appreciate each and everyone of your feedbacks. xoxo
(and if you actually read this whole post- you rock because I can be kind of wordy at times)!

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Brie, Apple, and Arugula Quesadilla

Get ready for your new favorite spin on quesadillas. I made these quesadillas for lunch last week and they were amazing. The perfect combo of flavors and so easy to toss together. It also made me feel healthy because mixed in with all that gooey cheese was a fruit and vegetable! I highly recommend!

1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
2 teaspoons apple cider vinegar
3 10 inch flour tortillas
6 ounces Brie cheese rind removed and cut into 1/4 inch pieces
1 Fuji Apple cored and cut into 1/4 inch pieces
3 cups Arugula divided
3/4 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper

Combine mustard and cider in a small bowl; stir well.
Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Spread each tortilla with about 1 1/2 teaspoons mustard mixture. Place 1 tortilla, mustard side up, in pan. Arrange one-third of cheese slices over half of tortilla; cook 1 minute or until cheese begins to melt. Arrange one-third of apple slices over cheese; top with 1 cup arugula. Sprinkle with 1/4 teaspoon pepper. Fold tortilla in half; press gently with a spatula. Cook 2 minutes on each side or until golden brown. Remove from pan. Repeat procedure twice with remaining 2 tortillas, cheese, apple slices, 2 cups arugula, and 1/2 teaspoon pepper. Cut each quesadilla into 4 wedges.

Recipe via Cooking Light

Tuesday, March 6, 2012


I am sure you have seen some pictures of Loren's necklaces floating around Pinterest and the blog land. Well I am officially obsessed. Here are three of my favorites. Check out her whole shop HERE it is filled with lots of beauties.

I am all about the floral trend this Spring. I am really digging this blazer. It looks so cute with the colored jeans and shorts. I bet it would even be cute over a dress. And the best part, its super affordable, only $79!

I picked up a bottle of this Chardonnay at Costco and it knocked my socks. It was one of the smoothest Chardonnays I have ever had. Not sure what it retails for elsewhere but it is $16 at Costco. A great buy!

I recently got this cookbook and love it. It is filled with staff favorite recipes from restaurants across the US. A few I can't wait to make: Brown Sugar and Bacon Cookies, Tuscan Kale Salad, Buttermilk Fried Chicken, and Ground Beef Tostadas. The book is also filled with gorgeous pictures of the food and a question and answer section about each chef. A fabulous cookbook!

This dress is just so "me". The style, the colors, the fit. The price tag not so much, but I am stalking it on Shopbop and as soon as it goes on sale I am buying this dress. I see myself wearing her all the time. I can't decide which color I like better though!

Monday, March 5, 2012

Scenes From Our Weekend

We had a lazy and relaxing weekend which was perfect since it rained cats and dogs here most of the weekend!
We snuck in a quick walk to the beach near our house Saturday morning before the rain. Nothing warms my heart more than seeing my two boys hanging out together.

We enjoyed some lemon martinis Saturday night. So delish that I swear I got tipsy off just one (I blame the hubs he makes a stiff drink)!

My little man has decided he has no need for diapers during nap time. I peaked in on him Friday and found him just letting it all hang out. Luckily no accidents were had!

Sterling and Matt grilled me some Hot Dogs for dinner Friday night- Thanks to my parents for the grill they gave Sterling for his birthday! He loves it so much.

I finally got to wear my JCrew floral dress to church on Sunday. Love it and so glad I snagged it on sale.
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Speaking of JCrew, I am obsessed with this maxi skirt in the new catalog. It looks like it has side pockets though which are a definite no go for me. Pockets on the hips can really ruin a outfit in my opinion. Makes me sad because it is a great color!

I found this awesome bracelet on Hautelook this weekend. It looks just like the Jennifer Zeuner Cross Bracelet I blogged about but for a fraction of the cost. Only $42, I am so excited about it.

Got back into my Chopped Greek Salads for lunch, see recipe Here. I took a break for awhile but now I am back on to this tasty lunch!

Hope you all had a great weekend too! xoxo

Friday, March 2, 2012

Thoughts For Friday

Please tell me you saw the latest post on Gwennie's blog GOOP. It is Gwyneth modeling different outfits and showing how to go from day to night. It provides links to buy each outfit, so loving it! I really want to try and recreate several of these looks. Here are a few of my favs, check out the others HERE

I think Molly Sims is the cutest pregnant lady ever! How stylish does she look with her little baby bump!

I went in a Lululemon store for the first time yesterday thanks to my pal Katie. Have I been living under a rock?? These workout clothes are freaking amazing. I swear they sucked me in all the right places and looked stylish at the same time. I am hoping to get these 3 staples for my birthday at the end of the month. Tried on the shorts and pants and LOVE them!

Our neighbor just delivered our three boxes of girl scout cookies I ordered this week and I can't stop eating them. I ordered Samoas, Thin Mints, and Shout-Outs (a new cookie this year). I am really digging the Shout-Outs, they are light, crisp, caramelized, and you can eat 4 for only 130 calories!

I am seriously considering making these Bacon, Egg, and Blue Cheese sandwiches from Smitten Kitchen this weekend. How amaze do they look?

I am obsessed with this Mara Hoffman cover-up. Has anyone seen it for sale anywhere?

Your quote for the day. Happiness.

And I couldn't resist one funny quote. Because let's be real all I want to watch is the Housewives, Bethenny, and Gossip Girl, and all Matt wants to watch is sports and the history channel. Nothing in common TV wise unless we are watching Diners, Drive in and Dives (yep I admit it I kind of like a Guy Fieri show- don't judge).

Have a fabulous weekend!!

Thursday, March 1, 2012

The Look For Less

I so wish the Old Navy version of this blouse was out last year when I dropped a pretty penny on my Milly Sailboat Blouse. They look pretty similar. I am sure the quality of the Milly Blouse is better, or at least that is what I am telling myself since I already own it! The Old Navy one is so cute for a fraction of the price! Get yours HERE!



Do A Little Good With Rue La La

Ladies you must check out Rue La La today. Rue La La partnered with celebrity mom Busy Philipps to create a boutique that not only beckons you to live out loud, but helps do a little good. The boutique is filled with Busy’s favorites from Tibi, Tutu Couture, Alex Toys, Twirls & Twigs and more. In turn, Rue La La is donating part of the proceeds to the Step Up Women’s Foundation in Busy’s name. The Step up Network for those who don't know is an organization that does two things simultaneously: It puts professional women in a mentoring position with undeserved teen girls, and puts like-minded professional women in contact with each other, helping to advance women all across the board. So go and get your shop on for a good cause! The sale starts at 11 today.