Monday, July 21, 2014

Don't miss this dress...

This long sleeved shift dress caught my eye recently while I was walking guessed it, Nordstrom! The price was right and my daughter really liked it on me so I decided to bring it on home. It's always a good idea to have something in your closet that you can throw on in a moments notice and this is the dress for me. I wore it to an event with my daughter while we were in California on vacation and it was simply perfection. It's now on sale at Nordstrom for $29.49 so I figured it was my duty to share it with you. I love that it can be worn year round and I think the print is fantastic. Pair it with a fur vest or jacket in the colder months and you'll be all set!
Be sure to check back later this week for my Nordstrom Anniversary Sale favorites...

Friday, July 18, 2014

Friday Favorites-Overall Love...

photo courtesy of Jack Little
I kept eyeing these killer Free People overalls online and when my bestie bought them I couldn't get them out of my head. So when I saw them go on sale at Nordstrom a few week ago I didn't think twice to press confirm to complete my order! They came just in time before we left for vacay and I've worn them multiple times and couldn't be happier. They have quickly become my favorite to running errands in or for a night out! So if you're on the fence about this trend I suggest you try them and you can thank me later.
Here's a better picture of them from the website:
photo courtesy of Nordstrom


Tuesday, July 15, 2014

California Dreamin'...

Southern California is one of my most favorite places to visit and we were fortunate to spend some time there last week. Although we didn't get to check off everything on our list of things to do we did spend some much needed family time together! I took this picture of the kids the first night we were there and it might be one of my favorites. They both love the beach and SoCal has everything we love to do. We fit right in or at least we think we do! I'm still trying to regroup but there will be more to come. You can check out more of our trip pics on my Instagram!

Friday, July 04, 2014

Friday Favorites...Happy 4th!

Happy Fourth of July and hope you all have a wonderful, relaxing holiday weekend! I'm looking forward to celebrating with friends tonight and then heading off to a wonderful, much needed vacation with my family. I'm not wearing this today but wanted to share one of my favorite outfits that I pulled together last week without having to buy anything new. My mood was a little boho with a splash of dressy so I paired this shirt with navy denim shorts...mission accomplished. Plus I told myself I was going to wear these shoes that I've had for years more often this summer. Check your closet...dig deep and pull a fabulous outfit together!

Tuesday, July 01, 2014

Try It Tuesday...Mini Pigs In The Blanket

I love to make a simple breakfast when we have guests in town or when we have to rush out the door for an early morning sporting event with the kids. These "mini" pigs in the blanket are perfect to make for just these reasons. We have made the full version for dinners when the kids were little but never thought to make smaller versions of these until friends of ours made them for us when we were visiting them this past spring. They would make for a great appetizer as well. Small bites are sometimes just the right amount!
I used a can of crescent rolls and cut them in half before wrapping them around cocktail sausages to make 16 mini pigs in the blanket.
 I used Applegate organic mini cocktail pork franks
If you're not the meat eating type just add cheese to the crescent rolls before you roll them up to bake!

Friday, June 27, 2014

Friday Favorites at Nordstrom...


I could browse Nordstrom's website all day long...better yet I could spend the whole day there. Seriously, here are a few favorites that caught my eye the other day while I was looking for the anniversary sale items. Sometimes it's just the little things that make me smile. I have number 1 and 4 and can't imagine enjoying this warmer weather without them. I'm loving how fun number 3 is too short not to have a pair of "fun" shades to wear to the beach or pool (have I ever mentioned that I have every pair of sunglasses that I have ever purchased? Now that's crazy)!  Number 2,5 and 6 are just fab because who doesn't love palm trees? Hope y'all are enjoying the beginning of summer!

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Try It Tuesday...Homemade Disinfectant Spray

Homemade Disinfectant Spray
Lately I've been experimenting with essential oils to remedy everything from better health to cleaning our home. It's amazing the benefits these oils have without having to use harsh chemicals and toxins. They've been around for years and you can read more about them here. But last week when the stomach bug hit my daughter I made sure to use my homemade disinfectant spray to clean the house! I used oregano essential oil to make my spray. Oregano is antiviral and antibacterial, among other properties, so it's a no brainer to use it as a disinfect spray. No virus, fungus or bacteria can survive in its presence making it one of nature's most powerful antibiotics. Better yet it only takes a few drops since it is so potent. I took this 4 oz. glass spray bottle and filled it with water and put 10 drops of oregano oil in it. A little goes a long me. Shake and spray...Germs go away!