Saturday, March 28, 2015

Saturday's Top 5 Deals

Up to 65% off items.

The best tee shirts!

25% off the whole site
My favorite rug in our house in Frances Moon's nursery is from Lulu and Georgia.

Use code FRIENDS
I own these and love them

These are the jeans I mentioned yesterday, they are awesome!
this is my basket considering it for this summer!  I love the print.

This item is more of a splurge but it is the most flattering bathing suit.  I ordered it for our upcoming trip and I am so in LOVE with it.  It is selling out fast on most sites but a few sizes are left.  I got a size small seems to run TTS.  I always love a classic black suit.

Happy Saturday and Happy Shopping!

Friday, March 27, 2015

Thoughts For Friday

Ahh It's Friday. I don't why but this week has seemed super long!  I am thankful for the weekend and some sun!! I have big plans to try and plant my vegetable garden this weekend weather permitting.

First I want to say thank you to everyone who wished me a Happy Birthday on my blog or instagram.  Ya'll seriously made my day.  I felt so much love.  So far 35 ain't that bad!
My sister sent me a bottle of champagne that Matt and I enjoyed and my parents, my in laws and Matt all sent me flowers. I honestly cried when I came home to all the flowers, I just felt so blessed and loved.

Matt took the kids and I out to dinner for my birthday. It was chaotic but loved having the whole family with me to celebrate.  I thought about just Matt and I going alone but Sterling insisted he wanted to come help me celebrate, it was super sweet.

A few days later I went out for some wine and cheese with my girlfriends to celebrate. We had a blast like we always do.  We hit up the Avondale Wine Bar and enjoyed a delicious Rose and two cheese platters.

Outfit Details
The blouse arrived in my Finicky Filly Brown Box this week- stay tuned next week for a follow up on that!
 The jeans are a new favorite.  I still love my white Rag and Bone jeans, but I wanted a fun distressed pair.  These DL1961's really suck you in and fit perfectly. I have worn them almost everyday this week.

This week I made quite possibly the best tuna salad ever.  I have to give my friend Liz credit, I found it on her blog, Beets and Bratwursts.  She always has the best recipes!  This tuna was outstanding full of so many fresh flavors!

Tuna Salad
Two or three 6 oz tins of albacore tuna packed in water
3/4 cup of light mayonnaise
1/2 chopped green onions
1/2 cup of chopped cucumber
1/4 cup of chopped fresh dill
1/4 cup of drained capers
2 TBS whole grain Dijon mustard
3 TBS of chopped fresh tarragon
2 TBS of chopped flat leaf parsley
Fresh cracked pepper
*Optional, add some toasted walnuts OR 1 chopped apple

Met with our neurologist again this week and got some great news.  The fluid around Frances Moon's brain went away on its on, so no need for a shunt to drain it.  Thank you for all your prayers, this is such a relief.

I took Sterling to see Cinderella this week and I think I loved it more than him.  It was magical and beautifully done.  I forgot what a beautiful message the book had in it about kindness.  I want to see it again and will definitely be buying the DVD when it comes out!

Has anyone watched Bloodline?  I keep hearing amazing things about it.  We are almost done with House of Cards and need a new show to start.

I picked up the cutest blouse at JCREW.  Pretty sure I will be wearing it often this Summer.  Runs large I am in size 2.
Currently 25% off with code HAPPYSPRING

Don't miss out Loft just started their 40% off sale.
A few of my favs

I need a new book to read!  Ya'll always have the best suggestions so tell me what to read next!  
Speaking of books I just ordered the new Inspiralized Cookbook and this book on The Japenese Art of Decluttering.

 I am officially obsessed with these pickles.  They are so amazing.  If you get lucky you can find them at TJMaxx, they also make an amazing Bloody Mary Mix as well.  The spicy ones are my favorite they pack some heat.

Have a great weekend!
These ecards made me laugh:)

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Coconut-Macaroon Nests + Easter Basket Ideas

Thanks to my girl Martha for this easy 3 ingredient Easter treat.  
 Each year around Easter I like to make some sort of treat the kids will be excited about.  True confession I suck at baking, sweets are not my strength at all.  I never know how a dessert recipe will turn out.  These turned out really well, better than I had hoped
These could not be easier to make and it is fun for your kids because they can stuff the eggs afterwards.  Everyone is happy.  Be sure to spray your muffin tins well because these will stick and can be hard to get out otherwise.

|| C O C O N U T - M A C A R O O N   N E S T S ||
via Real Simple

- 4 egg whites
- 1/2 teaspoon coarse salt
- 1 package 14oz sweetened flaked coconut
- cooking spray
- jelly beans and or mini malt balls

preheat oven to 300 degrees
coat mini muffin pan with cooking spray

In a bowl stir together egg whites and salt with a fork.  Mix in coconut.  Drop into each muffin tin.  Lightly press mixture up sides and bottom of cup.  Bake until golden brown edges about 28-30 minutes.

Let cool in tins on a wire rack then run a metal spatula around sides to loosen.  Lift out cups and let cool.  Stuff with jelly beans, M&Ms, cadbury eggs or malt balls.


I wanted to include a few fun Easter Basket Ideas.  I try not to put too much crap in ours and buy a few things they will really love and use mixed in with some candy.  I do pjs because my kids love pjs and they are a great filler.  I also like to include art stuff.  Sterling is really into art these days.

easter basket

Chick Boy Pjs- I always love to give my kids pjs and they love them too.  These chick ones are adorable
Chick Girl Pjs- use code YAY for 40% off
Plus Plus Blocks- we have these and love them.  Both kids love to play with them.
Draw with Scribbles- Sterling uses this all the time.  He loves a doodle pad.
Jellycat Bunny-  Jellycat stuffed animals are the best, so soft and the bunny is adorable

Play and Draw Create- I love a creative gift and this reusable kit looks awesome.

Jellycat Hippo- someone gave Frances this as a gift and it is our favorite.  So soft and cute.
Smallest Rubiks- who doesn't love a rubiks?? Fun for all.

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Pastel Loving Obsessions + Serena and Lily Private Sale

I don't know about ya'll but I am all about some neutrals and pastels for Spring.  There are so many great options right now so I rounded up a few of my favorites.  Many are on sale for today only!

I love this maxi in the ice blue color.  Such a flattering on color on everyone.  It also comes in a really pretty yellow color too.
The back is gorgeous.

How fabulous are these nude gladiators?  They are only $55 and you can take additional 30% off with code SPRINGCHIC.
Just reduced, now under $100!   I love the floral print on white.  Would look great paired with the sandals above.

I have been all about the fringe lately.  Loving this top- I would probably wear a white camisole under mine though:)  You can also take 30% off it with code SPRINGCHIC.
I think it would look great with all white jeans or jean shorts as well.

 I actually bought this dress for a few events I have coming up.  You can take 25% off it now use code FRIENDS.  The color is so beautiful in person and the fit is great.  Would be perfect for a Summer wedding, I am planning on wearing mine for Easter Sunday too:)

I own this in the sleeveless version and love it!!  The long sleeve version is great for now and later.

You can get the sleeveless version HERE for 25% off with code FRIENDS
It also comes in the blush version below which I own and love!

This tank is such a gorgeous blush color and the back is my favorite part.  Also comes in black.
If you are in the market for white jeans these are the best.  I searched for years before I found a pair that I felt was flattering.  These sit higher up and are not see thru.  They are worth the money, I am going on my third year with mine and they are still in mint condition.  Just recently back in stock for Spring!

This reminds me of my gold stella and dot spike bracelet that I wear all the time.  This one is half price and I love the white for summer.  Would look great layered too.

These are my favorite Kendra Scott Earrings and they are 25% off!
I love the white for Summer but they come in like 10 different colors.
Wilt tees are always a great fit.  This is such a good color for Spring/Summer.

The perfect Summer Sandal.  Dolce Vita is really coming out with some great sandals this season.

Loving this new style of Ray-Bans.  I have been wanting a round shaped pair.

Obsessed with this cover-up and the price, only $28.  
 I also wanted to mention my white blouse I wore last weekend is now 30% off  with code SPRINGCHIC.
The sale ends today.  I am wearing a size small.

I love this for an everyday purse.  This would be great for any new moms because you can fit so much inside.  It also comes in black, camel, and snakeskin. 
Use code YAY to get 40% off the Gap Site today- some exclusions apply.

This beauty is currently 50% off with code BRHALF.  The white would look so good with white jeans for an all white look. Also comes in Navy and a beautiful Nude color as well.

Wanted to add the Serena and Lily Private Sale just started.  You can access it HERE.

Our favorite crib sheet is 50% off plus lots of other fabulous goodies.  Scroll thru to see them all!