Wednesday, July 01, 2015

Margarita salt...



It's no secret that our margarita game around here is strong to quite strong and now we just took them to another level when I came across the most amazing gourmet sea salt that is just perfect to rim our glasses. The brand is Sal del Mar and it's harvested from the Sea of Cortez (Gulf of California.) This course grain salt compliments the lime and tequila while it quickly dissolves leaving you with the most refreshing,  smooth taste of your margarita. Trust me when I say...this isn't your usual salted 'rita.  I'm thinking we might have to add another taco night to our weekly menu! BTW if you don't enjoy an occasional margarita or two,  this salt is ideal for cooking. Plus the cute embroidered cotton bag that the salt comes in is hand embroidered by Mexican women supporting their families. Cute right? 
To shop or read more about this brand and their process please click here.

*P.S. This isn't a sponsored post...just sharing what I love.

Friday, June 26, 2015

Friday Favorites...

cinnamon roll waffles
This past week was full of camps for the kids and late night dinners. I enjoyed running the kids around and seeing them enjoy the long, hot summer days. They have been requesting these cinnamon roll waffles pictured above a lot and it's the easiest breakfast to make while pleasing the both of them. Stick your cinnamon rolls in a waffle maker for about two minutes and you have the best of both worlds! 
perfect sunglasses for a smaller face
puffy clouds via ry little


Friday, June 19, 2015

Friday Favorites while surviving Tropical Storm Bill...

homemade chocolate chip cookies
Even though school has been out for two weeks it still doesn't feel like summer. I guess it's because we really haven't had that summer weather quite yet. Tropical Storm Bill brought Houston a rainy week and one where I have changed from my gray sweatpants to my darker gray sweatpants to really changing it up and wearing my blue sweats the past four days. Ya...we haven't left the house too much this week! We have played board games, watched numerous movies and even made our killer homemade chocolate chip cookies. I guess I can thank mother nature for keeping our water bill down so far this summer and for blessing us with pretty green grass and plants. Here are my favorites from this week and hope you all have a wonderful weekend celebrating the dad's in your life.
Our beautiful Crape Myrtle blooms
simple, light weight silver hoops
O.P.I. neutral nail polish


Friday, June 12, 2015

Friday Favorites with Minted...

California Dreams

Your home should tell your story and displaying artwork is one of the easiest ways you can tell it. It can really make a space come to life and it can also tie everything together for a nice finished look.  The internet has given us access to such a huge range of affordable art from so many great unknown and independent artists. I came across Alexandra Nazari, a LA based photographer, on Minted.com and I can't help but to be drawn to her whimsy, California landscape prints. I take one look and I'm instantly California Dreamin'. Here are a few of my favorites from Alexandra:
Seaside
Upside
LA Sky
Surfside


There are so many different print styles you can choose from and framing is also available from Minted. I am so pleased with the frame options and love that it will be picture ready when it arrives. While I was browsing their site I was amazed at all of the different categories they have to choose from. You can pick out home decor, party decor, announcements and planners. In the market for wedding invitations? Minted has a new line available with tons of options for those of you getting ready to take the proverbial "plunge" that can be viewed here. I wish this site had been available 17 years ago when I was getting ready to send out my invites...shoot, you Generation Xers have got it made! 

*Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Minted.com and this is my honest opinion of their site and products. I was provided with Minted.com credit for writing this review.

Friday, June 05, 2015

Friday Favorites...

I feel like a giant weight has been lifted off my shoulders now that school is out and our summer vacation has officially begun. It has been an extremely busy, but awesome school year but we are all ready to take a load off and enjoy these long summer days. We have been celebrating our son's 5th grade graduation and our daughter's stellar school year all week and these bundtini's take the cake. Hope your summer is off to a great start!
 Our graduate



Tuesday, June 02, 2015

Try It Tuesday...Supergoop! Suncreen


It's that time of year again where sunscreen is a major player in my everyday skincare routine. Hello Supergoop and welcome to my world! Sunscreen lotion has always been my go to but I tried this oil at Sephora a few weeks ago and fell in love. It's a lightweight oil with a perfect scent that will make you think you're on the beach with an umbrella drink in your hand. The 50 spf protection is nice and this 1 oz. bottle is just the perfect size to fit in my purse. I'm pretty sure that I will have to go for the 5 oz bottle as well! BTW-their products are made without those nasty parabens and full of healthy ingredients. I know this post sounds like an ad but it's not...just passing along what I love. Click here or here to read more and look at their other products.
P.S. Their CC face cream is great for the summer months too!

Friday, May 29, 2015

Friday Favorites under $25...

This is our last weekend before school is out for the summer and let me tell you that there are 4 1/2 days left. Let me also tell you about these deals I found recently that will be on heavy rotation during these next few months. There was no second guessing these textured shorts when I saw them and especially when they're 25% off...no brainer people. Plus I can't wear cut off denim everyday so these are perfect to break it up a little. I can promise you that every white t-shirt and tank that I have will be worn with these patterned beauties! These white banded sandals were a last second purchase because when my brown sandals rang up for $17 I thought it would be silly of me not to have two pairs for summer. That's what I call "style for a steal". 


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