Monday, March 27, 2017

Scenes From Our Weekend

Happy Monday. 

Friday was my birthday and I have to say it was a wonderful day.  I am so thankful for my parents and girlfriends for making my day so special.  The last year has been a rough one and their love and support has been amazing.  I am one lucky gal. 

Birthday flowers from a dear friend and the kids gave me this new Nest candle that smells amazing- the scent is White Camellia.

Ready to head out to dinner.
Outfit Details:

We ate dinner at The Grocery one of my favorite spots in Charleston.
My adorable parents.
Fried Oysters + Lamb Meatballs.  Both were so good. We ordered 4 rounds of the oysters we loved them so much.  
They were sweet enough to send me some Churros for dessert candle and all.
 The most insanely delicious dessert.  The dipping sauces are so good.

My girls, just missing my other girl Caycee who was out of town.

We ended the night at Halls with more birthday cake.  
Saturday I felt horrible.  The older I get the more I realize I can't hang and party like I used to.  I spent most of the day watching Netflix and then we had dinner with my parents. 
I found this embroidered blouse and love it.  I am wearing a small.  

Sunday we went to church.
I love how Frances Moon has her legs crossed:)
How gorgeous are these planters we saw on our walk to church?
My outfit.

We hit up Walmart and I found the best round beach towel for under $20- online HERE

Matching pj's and bed sheets.

Have a great start to your week.

Friday, March 24, 2017

Thoughts For Friday

Happy Friday!  
Today is my birthday and I am looking forward to a fun dinner out with my parents and best gals.  
I ordered this dress to wear and hoping the weather stays warm so I can wear it tonight.  If not I will definitely save it for another occasion because I love it.

Sterling talked me into letting him get a trendy haircut yesterday and I am loving it on him.

I enjoyed this wine with my parents last night. It is a fabulous Sauvignon Blanc from Orin Swift Cellars. I highly recommend it, I am super picky about Sauvignon Blancs because they can be too sweet and this one is perfect. 

I had lunch at Five Loaves this week, hands down one of my favorite lunch spots.  The ham and brie sandwich is amazing.  I also love the mushroom quinoa salad. Actually thinking I should recreate that salad for the blog i love it so much.

Dinner out with my loves.
My friend Melissa was in town from Charlotte, so we enjoyed hanging with her and her two boys.

Loving this embroidered dress I tried on at Madewell this week.
I am obsessed with these new workout pants and they are high waisted too!  They run TTS, I am wearing a small.

After several recommendations I picked this book up and started reading it last night.  So far I am liking it.  It talks about focusing on the important things in life and not wasting your time worrying  about the little things.

New wedges on sale for under $50.

If you don't follow @thebookofprosperity on instagram you should.  The quotes have really resonated with me.  I look forward to what he posts everyday.  

Thursday, March 23, 2017

What I Wore | Plaid Off Shoulder Blouse

Lately I have been loving plaid.  Sometimes I feel like plaid can be more geared towards Fall but I have seen some great Spring options lately.  This blouse is perfect for Spring.  I paired it with back jeans but it is also super cute with jean shorts. 

 Excuse the massive amount of wind in these pictures.  It was super windy the day we shot these pictures. 
I love the shoulder tie detail.  The blouse runs TTS, I am wearing a size small.
I know I show these earrings often but they are seriously the best!   Super light weight and they go with so many outfits.
Arm candy on repeat (and please ignore my nails, the gel nail struggle is real.  I want to peel them all off every time ).

I tried on this plaid dress yesterday and love it.  Would make such a cute Easter dress and is currently on sale and under $70.  Runs TTS, I am wearing a size 4.

Scroll through to see some other Spring plaid favorites.

You can shop my look below:

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Prosciutto + Artichoke Stuffed Shells | OOTD Stripe Tee and Loft Sale

I have not made stuffed shells in years.  In all honesty I don't cook much pasta.  I can't control myself when eating pasta so it's better for me not to eat it:)  This week I had a craving for some stuffed shells so I set out to make them.  I originally was going to do chicken and artichoke stuffed shells but decided prosciutto would be way better and have more flavor than chicken.  This would also be great with Italian sausage.  The shells turned out awesome and the kids both actually ate them- winning mom moment since most of the time they won't touch what I cook.  
These can be made ahead and just baked at dinner time.  

|| P R O S C I U T T O  +  A R T I C H O K E  S T U F F E D  S H E L L S ||

- 1 box large pasta shells
- 1 small container ricotta cheese
- 1 shallot, finely diced
- 1 garlic clove minced
- 1 cup chopped prosciutto (I used the pre-chopped) 
- 1 can quartered artichoke hearts, drained and chopped finely
- 1/2 cup parmesan cheese
- 1.5 cups mozzarella
- 2 tablespoons chopped basil
- 1 jar marinara sauce

Cook shells according to box.  Drain and let cool.  

Heat 1-2 tablespoons olive oil in a medium skillet.  Add in shallot, garlic, and prosciutto.  Cook about 5-10 minutes until shallot is wilted and prosciutto is slightly crispy.  Add in artichokes at the end and cook about 1-2 minutes. 

In a large bowl combine ricotta cheese, 1/2 cup parmesan, 1 tablespoon basil, 1/2 cup mozzarella, prosciutto mixture and salt and pepper.  Mix well.  

In a baking dish cover the bottom with 1/2 the jar of marinara.   Stuff each the cooled shells with the ricotta mixture and place in the baking dish.   Scoop the rest of the mariner over the top of each shell.  Sprinkle with remaining mozzarella- and add more cheese if desired.  Sprinkle with 1 tablespoon chopped basil.  

Bake at 350 degrees about 20-25 minutes until bubbly and cheese is melted. 

optional- bake 3-4 slices prosciutto at 350 degrees until crispy.  Crumble and place on top before serving.

Yesterday's OOTD.  I figured this pastel stripe tee was perfect for the first week of Spring.  I love the slightly oversized fit and colors.  I am wearing a small in the tee.

LOFT is offering 40% off everything if you have a Loft card with code SPRING17.  I think the sale opens to everyone tomorrow.  A few things I have spied lately and love.
Wearing a size small.

Wearing a size XS.

Wearing a size small.

I am also loving these scalloped shorts.