Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Scenes From Our Weekend

I hope everyone enjoyed the long weekend!  Ours was extra long since they called off school Friday because of a hurricane threat.  Luckily no real damage here just lots of broken branches and leaves we had to clean up in our yard.

Big news we moved Frances to a big girl bed!  She has been asking me since our beach trip this summer for a big girl bed.  We are still waiting on her headboard and few other pieces for the room but her bed is in and she loves it.  This was the entire crew she insisted on sleeping with the first night.
Here is a peek at what it looks like now.  I will do a post soon and share everything when we arrange and get her headboard and other pieces in.

Loving this off shoulder top I blogged about last week.  It comes in about 7 color options and is under $50.  I wore it over the weekend.  Sizing wise it runs TTS, I am wearing a small.

Loved having my parents in town all week! 

This purse is my new obsession.  I love the color and shape.  Chips and dip for Friday happy hour.
 Oh and the new Beauty Counter lipgloss color Fig is perfection.  It is not as dark as it looks, it goes on sheer and is a great shade for Fall! 

Also loving the BC Charcoal Mask.  It gets super tight while you wear it and then when you wash it off your skin feels amazing.  I also use it as a spot treatment for zits.  It helps dry them out and works great.  I dot it on the zits and sleep with it and then in the morning they are so much better.  This was my raging Friday night in bed by 9 with a book and my face mask:)  
Since we stayed with my parents for the weekend, I loved sitting on their back deck enjoying my coffee every morning.  Such a gorgeous view.
Sterling loves my parents Maltese, Moonie.  I keep telling him one day we will get a small dog.

Saturday was a pool day!  
My cover-up I have been raving about all Summer is now back in stock in all colors.  I have both the long and short version and love them both.  My cover-up, sunglasses and tote are all under $100 too.

That afternoon I met my girlfriend for some wine and cheese and then we headed to dinner with my parents and the kids to try out a new restaurant on James Island.   I just love this tee shirt dress, it is so soft and easy to dress up or down!

Sunday was my mom's birthday and if you follow my instastories then you saw I made her a cake to celebrate.  I made this Toffee Bundt Cake with Caramel Icing and it was so good!!  Mine does not look that pretty but I assure you it was delicious.  

My Dad took us all out to dinner at The Grocery that night.
My mom and I shared several things: the oysters, butternut squash, chopped salad, and okra.  They were all incredible.  The Grocery is quickly becoming one of my favorite restaurants, it never disappoints.  Even the kid's meals were fantastic!
My brother and sister in law were in town for the night so they were able to join us which was really fun.
What I wore:

I let Frances sleep in bed with me that night and we had the best time taking pics before bed:)  

Monday I went fabric shopping for our chairs in the den and the cleaned house.  After 5 guys stayed there all weekend there was lots to clean:)   Then we let the kids play outside and caught a beautiful sunset last night.

Thanks to my Dad I found a new instagram account to follow called @thinkgrowprosper.  It has some really good inspiring quotes everyday.  I loved this one and so many more.
Have a great short week!

Friday, September 2, 2016

The Best Labor Day Weekend Sales

TGIF!  School was canceled today because of the chance of major flooding so we are cozy at home enjoying a low key morning.  Although of course both kids woke up at 6 the one morning we could sleep in! 
Frances was very excited to have her brother home for a day.  She has really missed him since school started.  Everyday she asks me when he will be back home.
I rounded up some of the best Labor Day sales.  As I hear of more I will post them over the weekend!  
The Summer Clearance sale started today.  Most markdowns are between 40-60% off!
This Burberry Quilted jacket is now 50% off!  Such a great classic investment piece.  It comes in 5 colors.  I especially like the olive green and black.

I bought this sweater during the anniversary sale, and it is now 40% off.  Runs on the large side so size down.  I am wearing an XS. I know I will wear it often this Fall with jeans or leggings.
My favorite high waisted leggings are now 50% off.  These will go fast!  
Another great investment piece now 40% off.  I have this in black and it is my favorite Fall jacket.
I have this in the rose color pictured below.  It is a great basic top, looks awesome with some fun necklaces.  Now 40% off and under $100.
Scroll through to see some other awesome deals:

Extra 40% off all sale styles with code LABORDAY.
I had been eyeing this top for awhile and I finally snagged it in the black color.

15% off site wide, no code needed and free personalization.

This is my new favorite fall handbag.
I also really love the Carly style in the rose color.

Beauty Counter is also running a pretty amazing special this weekend on their Spa Set.  It includes 5 products: the charcoal face masknourishing night creamrose water spraycleansing 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! 

Buy one get one 50% off.
These are 2 dresses I recently purchased and love.  I am wearing a size small in both.
I also recently bought this leopard blouse.
it is on sale for $39 and then you can take 50% off making it $19.99
Blouse + Jeans + Sandals are also on major sale.

Extra 25% off all sale.
The cutest Swing Top.

It is no secret Twine and Twig Necklaces are my favorite!!  I wear them all the time.  This deal is pretty amazing you can take 25% off the entire site with code LABOROFLOVE.

Happy Labor Day Weekend and Happy Shopping!!

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.