Friday, November 4, 2016

Thoughts For Friday

TGIF!  I am excited for the weekend and the fact that it is getting a little cooler here- like under 80, yes please!  The kids are dying to see the new Trolls movie so I am hoping to do that one day this weekend. 

We had a fun Halloween only bummer was it was on a school night.  Both kids had last minute costume changes.  Next year no joke I am not buying their costumes til the day before.  Frances ended up going as a princess and Sterling was a zombie rocker.  He was bent on creating his own unique costume- gotta love his creativity:)
We were cleaning out the garage and the kids found Matt's old Halloween costume from college and insisted he wear it.  He obliged and we called him a wiener all night:)
Scored this tank at Target- perfect for halloween.  It is only $12, I wear it to the gym too.

Made Tomato/Zucchini Pie for dinner this week.  I crave these every few weeks.  Frances Moon loves it as much as I do and gobbles it up. 
 The den is finally coming together.  Loving my recovered chairs and pom-pom throw.

We had a playdate after school the other day.  Frances Moon and her friend Anna Louis are the sweetest together.

Two recent OOTD's.
I originally bought this tee for the gym but I have loved it equally for causal wear with jeans.

The new Beauty Counter Holiday gift sets were just released and they are so good.  I ordered a few and I will report back after I try them.  I am super pumped about this lipgloss set.  BC lipgloss is my favorite because it is not sticky.  Frances loves it too:)  All of these colors are great. 

I am in a major book rut.  I want something good to read but not too heavy.   Any recommendations?   I just finished Jane Green's Falling and really liked it.  Her books are always easy reads.  
A few pink pretties:
I love these pink calf hair pumps and they are on sale 40% off right now with code BRFAMILY.  They come in several other colors too.  They run TTS.

Have a great Friday! 

Thursday, November 3, 2016

Entertaining + Home Favorites

There is nothing I love more than entertaining whether it be a full blown dinner party or an impromptu happy hour with neighbors.  With the holidays right around the corner so many stores are getting in some great entertaining items.  Perfect to use over the holidays or to use as gifts. 

This round cheese board is my favorite,  perfect for a small nibble.  I actually own two.  They make great gifts too and are under $50.  The table runner is such a fun addition to any table and great for the holidays because of the sparkle.

Our fig tree has had so many figs so I have been trying to think of ways to use them.  Pictured below are figs sliced and wrapped with prosciutto then drizzled with honey- super yummy!  

I am kind of obsessed with this wine coaster!!  The gold lips, are so fun!   It is only $22.  I love the idea of this as a hostess gift or birthday gift for a friend paired with a good bottle of wine.

My martini shaker has since sold out but this one is almost identical and even cheaper than what I paid for mine.  I love gold bar accessories.

I really like these simple stemless wine glasses.  They can go in the dishwasher which makes clean up easy! 
I want to add these pink martini glasses to my pink glass collection I love them so much.  I have started collecting pink glasses and these would be the perfect addition to my collection.

I recently bought this Pom Pom throw and I am loving it.  The pom poms make me happy every time I walk in my den.  Perfect for snuggling on the couch after entertaining!
A few other entertaining favorites.  The Nordstrom Home department has so many fabulous things right now!  

home favs

I want one of each.  I am especially lusting over those pink decanters for my console table in my dining room.  That Nest candle is my favorite scent for the holidays and I love the pretty container it comes in.  

Right now Nordstrom also has this special holiday edition of the 3 Nest holiday scents.  Trust me they all smell amazing.

Thanks to Nordstrom for partnering on this post!  

Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Kale Chicken Caesar Chopped Salad with Crispy Prosciutto | Two Sales

If you love caesar salads you will love this salad.  It makes a great meal and saves easily too since the kale won't wilt as quickly as other lettuces.  I came across this recipe in my new Skinny Taste cookbook and then decided to add quinoa and prosciutto to bulk up the salad a bit.  I loved the addition of both.  The dressing is so good.  Don't get scared by the anchovies they really give it great depth and flavor.  This ended up being a really filling salad because of the protein and grains.  

Also I know many of you wonder if I feed my kids the same thing we eat.  The short answer is yes.  In this case my kids don't like salad or lettuce- go figure.  So I just served them some of the chicken with a little sliced Parmesan cheese, sliced eggs and a veggie (carrots).  That way I didn't have to cook them an entirely separate meal.  

||  K A L E   C H I C K E N  C A E S A R  S A L A D + C R I S P Y  P R O S C I U T T O  ||
- adapted via Skinny Taste 

- 1 bunch laciando kale. chopped finely
- 1 rotisserie chicken chopped into bite size pieces
- 1 cup chopped cherry tomatoes cut in half
- 1 cup cooked quinoa
- 2 hard boiled eggs, chopped 
- 4- 5 pieces prosciutto
- shredded Parmesan cheese

D R E S S I N G 
- 1/2 grated Parmesan cheese
- 4 anchovy filets
- 1 garlic clove minced
- 3 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 tablespoon water
- juice of 1/2 a lemon
- 1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
- 1 tablespoon dijon mustard
- fresh black pepper

Place all dressing ingredients in a blender or food processor and bend until smooth.  Add another tablespoon of water if dressing is too thick.

Heat oven to 350 degrees.  Lay prosciutto on a baking sheet and bake about 10 minutes until crispy. 

Arrange all salad ingredients in a bowl.    I like to keep my ingredients separate because I feel like it makes the leftovers less soggy.  Scoop a little of each ingredient in a bowl, top with crumbled prosciutto and drizzle with dressing.

Neiman Marcus is running a sale til Friday with 30% off new arrivals.  

I have these Rag and bone tees in both the black and white.  They are great alone or layered under sweaters.  
I own this Vince sweater in the gray.  I wore it last week while I was in NYC.  I like the fact that it has short sleeves and is a lighter weight knit.  Added bonus it is so soft!!
I also packed this open shoulder sweater.  Now on sale too.  I am wearing a small.

Shopbop just started a surprise sale.  Many items are up to 40% off just til Friday.  Scroll through to see a few that caught my eye.

This Off shoulder blouse is a favorite and now on sale.  

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Obsessions | Under $70

A few goodies all under $60.

This little black dress is now on sale and only $35.  I am wearing a small. 

This tee is only $19 and finally restocked in all sizes.  My sister and I both bought it a few colors.  They are great alone or layered under sweaters and vests.  I bought a size small.

I love this color and the slouchy fit.

This is one of my favorite shades for Fall.  It looks so comfy. 

I like how these are fitted at the bottom for a cuter look.  They come in several different color options but I love this royal blue.

I love trying out new lipsticks and this is a great way to try 4 colors.  These would make great stocking stuffers!
I just ordered this in black.  I am always looking for something lightweight to throw on over my tank tops when I head to the gym.

So cute and only $28.

Another fabulous BP scarf and under $30.  These colors are so pretty.
I love the pattern on this and the neckline.  

This comes in 3 colors would be great casual for date night or dressed up for a holiday party.

This sweater is so soft! I tried it on the other day and now I am wishing I bought it.

I love this pewter color.
These would be so cute with jeans or leggings.   A great everyday shoe.
I love all 3 colors.  These would be great to jazz up any Holiday outfits.