Monday, April 21, 2014

Scenes From Our Weekend

I hope everyone had a wonderful Easter Weekend.  The weather here was kind of crappy but we still had a nice weekend.  I am super ready for some warmer temps and sunny days!  I have a feeling we are going to have a really hot summer.

Friday night we got brave and took the kids to meet one of Matt's old co workers for Happy Hour at Taco Boy.  Apparently we were not the only people with the idea to get there at 5:30, it was a zoo and the kids did not cooperate at all. Lesson learned to stick to happy hour at home.  This was us before we headed out.  Should have know by Sterling's face he would be full of himself!
(I am wearing an Equipment Python Blouse on sale at Saks plus 25% off with code FRNFAM, in the button up version HERE.)

Saturday we had the most delicious breakfast, thanks to one of my blog readers.  She owns RoRo's Baking Co and was sweet enough to send us some cinnamon rolls and when I say they are the best cinnamon rolls I have ever had I am for real.  They were amazing.  Filled to the brim with cinnamon and icing!  She said it is her grandmothers recipe.  They don't carry them in stores here yet but hopefully soon!  You can order online here!

Saturday we mainly stayed inside since the weather was a bust- I walked in to this scene.  Sterling had created a pillow fort all around Frances.  It was pretty funny.

Saturday night we made Korean Beef Tacos that were truly amazing.  Matt and I devoured two pounds of beef.  I will share the recipe Wednesday!  I am still dreaming about them!

I am officially ready for Summer thanks to my cute new one piece from Social Dress Shop.  I can't wait to wear it this Summer. 

Sunday morning the Easter Bunny came.  It was special since it was Frances Moon's first Easter- although Sterling basically claimed everything in her Easter Basket:)

 Then we headed to early church.  All was well until I started smelling something.  I looked down and Frances had pooped everywhere- we are talking it was coming out of her tights and was all down the front of my dress.  Church was packed so we waited til the last hymn and tried to discretely leave without anyone noticing the poop everywhere!  It was an interesting Easter church experience for sure!  Afterwards we strolled the Battery.

That night we had a wonderful family dinner with Matt's family, I love living near the water!

 and these two made it the best Easter ever.  Blessed + Thankful.

Have a great Monday!

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Saturdays Steals and Splurges

When it rains it pours.  It seems everyone likes to do their Friends and Family Events at the same time.  Today is the first day of the Saks Friends and Family Event, it doesn't start in stores til Monday so get a head start this weekend.  I rounded up a few things I am lusting after!  You shop the whole site Here.  Use code FRNFAM.

Gap is having their Spring Sale right now. Let me tell you I love their zip up pjs they are the best!  I got the cherry and flamingo ones for Frances- aren't the patterns adorable??  Both are part of the sale!

 and I am loving these fish swim trunks for the little boys!  Only $13!
Serena and Lily is offering an additional 20% off sale stuff with code love20.
I love these DecoDot Sheets for a little girls room.

and how awesome is this Pacific Tote?  It was $148 marked down to $44 and then you get an additional 20% off.  It would be great to tote stuff to the beach or for a Summer Picnic!

It comes in a mini version as well that is only $24.99- the perfect size for a 6 pack of beer or bottle or two of wine.

and if Matt would let me I would buy two of these Lounge Chairs.  How amazing are they??  Originally $600 down to $199 then an additional 20 % off a real steal!!

Happy Shopping!

Friday, April 18, 2014

Designer Spotlight : Christina Jervey Jewelry

I wanted to start a fun new blog series called Designer Spotlight where I share some of my favorite jewelry designers.  I love hand crafted and hand made jewelry, it is such an incredible talent and art.  I always love finding new designers so thought it would be fun to share some of my favorites.

First up is a local Charleston based Jewelry Designer- Christina Jervey.  I was first introduced to Christina after I had Frances Moon.  She was so sweet and sent me the most beautiful Moon necklace after Frances was born- that I still wear all the time!  It is just one of those pieces that looks good with anything you are wearing.  Plus it holds such special meaning for me since Moon is Frances' middle name, I hope to pass it on to her one day.

I then fell in love with her jewelry line. It is so simple, delicate, and feminine, and I just adore it.  Christina designs and hand makes each piece herself,  so they are all so organic and unique.
Another favorite of mine are these hammered bangles and the cage ring.  What I like most about her jewelry is they are great everyday pieces you can mix and match in with your other jewelry.

 I have been on the hunt for some earrings for everyday wear and these ARROW STUDS are the perfect thing!  They are dainty and so cute.

Her rings are also gorgeous.  I tried a few on so you all could see how they actually look on!  They look great together or alone.


Isn't her jewelry just amazing?  I always love supporting local talents and Christina is one insanely talented lady!  Lucky for you guys Christina has graciously offered 15% off her entire site thru the weekend.  Use code DBDD15 at check out.

You can shop her whole site HERE.  Any of these would make awesome Mothers Day Gifts, which is right around the corner!  Below are a few of my other favorites from her site although I really love everything!

Happy Shopping!  

If you know of any other jewelry designers you would like to see featured in this series or if you yourself are a jewelry designer and are interested in being featured shoot me an email at!

Thursday, April 17, 2014

The One Dress You Need From The Shopbop Sale

Today is the last day of the Shopbop Friends and Family sale.  Don't forget to use code INTHEFAMILY14 for 25% off your order.  Thanks to Amazon Prime my order already arrived and I highly recommend this Amanda Uprichard dress!  I was a good girl and just ordered one thing, trying to be selective and add pieces I will wear often to my closet and this dress is just that.

First of all Cobalt blue is like my favorite color ever and the fit of this dress is amazing.  I love the cut out detail the side.  It also comes in black which would be such a classic dress to own. So order this dress while you can with 25% off!

 and to see how it looks on a real person and not a model:)
The color is even more vibrant in person!

The pictures don't do it justice it is even better in person trust me.  Such a great dress for any event!

NDM Style : Seeing Spots

In the words of the wise Jenna Lyons " As far as I am concerned, leopard is a neutral." and I could not agree with her more.  It is no secret,  I am a huge fan of leopard print (well really any animal print)!
This outfit makes me pretty darn happy because its time to wear white jeans and I am wearing leopard:)

 I will say it again the Rag and Bone white skinny jeans are the best white jeans you will find.
They are flattering and not see thru and fit perfectly.  They run TTS.  I don't recommend going down a size in white jeans because you really don't want your white jeans too tight.

I am loving the Bablebar\ Nordstrom Earrings they were sweet enough to send me.  I thought I would wear them more for special occasions but actually love them for everyday wear to jazz up an outfit!
They are such a steal only $34- these would make super cute bridesmaid gifts too!

The Leopard blouse is pretty much perfection.  I love that is in lighter spring colors.  Rebecca Taylor makes the best blouses!  For those curious I am wearing a size 2 in the blouse, I find her blouses run on the large side.  It was just marked down so snag it while its on sale:)

My mom and I traded cross body bags, I have the blue and she has the gray, so it was fun to switch things up.  I am loving the gray embossed one it really goes with everything.   It comes in like 10 different colors too, an awesome everyday purse.  I love all my Gigi New York bags.

Of course I am wearing my favorite Dolce Vita Sandals again- I told you I love them and now they are on sale!  Locals stop in Thera M they have them in stock there,  that is where I bought mine:)

This is one of my favorite outfits for a night out with the girls or a day running errands!

You can shop my whole look here: