Monday, December 5, 2016

Scenes From Our Weekend

Now that it is December I feel like our weekends are filled with lots of fun stuff.  Here is this past weekend's happenings.

Thursday's Outfit.  My cashmere sweater is now 60% off.  Yes I am still wearing flip flops in December,  it has pretty warm in Charleston! 

We had a double playdate at our house Thursday.  I picked the girl's up first and then we went to wait for the boys at the bus stop.  The girls were so excited to see their brothers get off the bus:)

A few of my current favorite cookbooks.  I meant to include these on my post Friday as any of them would make great gifts for the Foodie.  

Friday we had dinner/ playdate with a few of our best friends.  I made this cheese platter for us moms to enjoy.

I wore this leopard sweater that I bought earlier this week.  

My best gals.
The taught me how to use Snap chat.  We had a bast with all the filters.

Saturday we headed to the Garden and Gun Jubilee.  I had never been before and it was so fun.  We stopped for brunch first at Ms Rose's.  This place was such a gem with a great menu and drinks.

We had mimosa flights and I had the Caprese flatbread and pimento cheese grits for my meal.  The grits were so good!!
What I wore:

The Jubilee was split into a few sections.  

This was the wall right when you walked inside.  Super cool to see all the past magazine covers.

There were so many cool vendors where you could shop and eat and drink.  One of my favorites Goat Sheep Cow was there.  They have the best wine and cheese.

They offer golf cart rides to take you to the other outdoor tents.

Sally King Benedict one my favorite artists was there.  I just adore her art.
She did a collaboration with Twine and Twig and the necklaces are gorgeous.
I loved all the flowers at the SYG Designs booth.  She also made some beautiful wreaths. 

The event was so much fun.  I already told my parents they need to plan and come next year!

Sunday poor Sterling woke up screaming that his ear hurt so we headed to urgent care and he had an ear infection.  Crazy thing is he has never had an ear infection before.  We laid low during the day during so he could rest.  
I picked up some fresh flowers when we got his medicine.  Christmas cards from friends are starting to roll in and it makes me so happy!
Two favorites currently on sale:
This white blouse is now on sale plus extra 40% off!
This poncho has been a great find.  It is so easy to toss on over anything.  It looks cute with leggings and jeans and it is 40% today making it under $50.

I made crispy prosciutto wrapped asparagus for dinner.  Sterling had been wanting me to make this and it was so simple and tasty!

Happy Monday.

Friday, December 2, 2016

Gift Guide | For the Foodie

Today I am kicking off my December Gift Guide Series with the Gift Guide for The Foodie.  Over the next 2 weeks I will be sharing some more gift guides so if you have any ideas of what you would like to see leave me a note!  It is no secret I love food, so this was a logical first gift guide.  I own a few things on this list and many are on my Christmas list! 

foodie Gift Guide

The most gorgeous fruit bowl.  I would love this beauty sitting on my counter.

I love these gummies,  not only are they gorgeous but they are tasty.  I have tried the champagne flavor and they are so good.  You could give the whole box as a gift or separate it out for stocking stuffers.
I ordered this for myself and it really is a gorgeous cookbook.  Filled with so many wonderful cocktail and food recipes.  I always think cookbooks make nice gifts. 
I really like this set.  You could use one board at a time or all 3 at once for a beautiful presentation.
I have made several recipes from this book and they are so good.  Plus I love all the stories from Chrissy.  I mean she and John Legend are like the perfect couple.
This beauty is on my list.  Would be perfect to use with these matching pink glasses.

These are so fun to use when entertaining.  They are perfect for individual souffles, casseroles, baked eggs- so many possibilities.   They are currently on sale too!  They come in several other colors but I love this bright turquoise. 
These can be used separately or all stacked together so the possibilities are endless.
This is a great gift for anyone.  Especially great for any men who love to grill. 
I love wooden serving bowls, they never go out of style and they make for a pretty presentation.
I am kind of obsessed with this for myself.  I always have several baskets on my counter with citrus and produce and this would perfect for that!
These are stunning.  Every year I admire them!  So festive for the holidays or year round. 
These are so tasty.  Starbucks sells them in small individual packages and I always buy them for a mid day snack.   This would be great to have on hand for entertaining. 

How adorable are these cheese markers?  Perfect for a girl's happy hour!
We are pretty obsessed with truffle oil in our house.  The kids love it over popcorn,  it is one of their favorite snacks.  It is also great in mac and cheese, pasta, grilled cheese, scrambled eggs, and pizza.

This thing is genius.  I drink iced tea every single day so this is right up my alley.  You brew then immediately ice.  It comes with several awesome flavored teas.

and for the mini foodie how adorable is this little grill set??

Thursday, December 1, 2016

Thoughts For Thursday

Our house is finally totally decorated inside and out!  It feels good to have all this accomplished by December 1.  Here are a few snaps of my favorite decorations around the house.  

I am hosting my annual girl's Christmas party next week.  I usually just serve wine and appetizers and we do a dirty santa gift exchange which can be pretty funny.  I am looking for some fun new apps to try- any holiday favorites?  These are 2 I found on Pinterest that I am considering.  

Big thank to you my reader who told me start Elin Hilderbrand's Christmas series.  I just started the first book in the series and I am loving it.  A perfect story for this time of year.
Speaking of books I just finished listening to Amy Schumer's book and loved it.  She is hilarious and it was so interesting to hear stories about her past.  Books on tape on my new jam, so perfect for road trips.

I spied the most gorgeous table setting at GDC Home this week.  I bought a few of those cute linen napkins to save as gifts.  

My favorite lounge pants from last year are back in stock in some fun new prints for the holidays.  These pants are seriously cozy!!  I am wearing a size small.

Sterling lost another tooth this week.  I just love his notes for the tooth fairy.   He is such a sweet boy except when he is talking back which is often these days:)

I picked up this red wine while I was home in Charlotte last week at the Winestore.  It is so good, I highly recommend it.

Ombre Love.  This top is tee shirt material but it has cashmere blended in which makes it so soft!!

Any potty training tips for difficult kids?  Frances is honestly too big for her diapers and now that she has turned 3 it's time.  Sterling was so easy to potty train and so far Frances cries every time I ask her to tee tee on the potty.

Happy December 1st!