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% 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". 

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Try It Tuesday...Homemade Sloppy Joe's

One of the easiest and kid friendly dinner's you can make is homemade sloppy joes. We have been on a pretzel bread kick lately and decided to try the buns out on the joe's this last time. It was fun to change it up a little with these but regular buns taste just as good too. These sandwiches are also great to make for a big crowd and if you put them in a slow cooker everyone can eat when they choose. Believe me when I say that these aren't your typical manwich loose meat sandwiches...

1 1/2 lb ground beef
1 onion-chopped
2 cloves minced garlic
1/2 green pepper-chopped
3/4 c ketchup
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp water
2 T brown sugar
2 tsp mustard
2 tsp worcestershire sauce
chili powder to taste

How to
Cook first four ingredients together and drain. Add remaining ingredients and let cook for 20 minutes or so. Serve on buns, add chips and a pickle and dinner is served! 

Friday, May 22, 2015

Friday Favorites...

The countdown until school is out has officially begun. Having an extra day off this weekend is just what we need to get us through these dog days of May and brings us one step closer to summer break.  We had another busy week but it was a good one and I am so thankful. We celebrated, we added some green around the house, finished up school projects and prepared for this holiday weekend. Here's a glimpse of the past week and in case you're living under a rock, Nordstrom is having their half-early sale...
Cutest, tiniest little bloom on my succulent.
Taking Taco Tuesday very serious while wearing Funny Bunny by O.P.I.
Banded Sandals on serious repeat. 
I finally have my fig plant.

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Getting ready for summer...

 I'm always on the hunt for cute one piece swimsuits and let me tell ya...they are hard to find. My luck came in yesterday when I made my daily run to Target. If you're in the market for a  new suit you might want to head to your local Target, or maybe run, because their swimsuit collection is 20% off right now.  This retro flamingo/flower print had me as soon as I walked down the aisle and most importantly the fit and price was just right. It's definitely worth the trip to go take a looksie or at least check it out on-line here. These other one piece suits caught my eye as well and summer is officially just a month away y'all.

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Try It Tuesday...

Try It Tuesday has been delayed until next week! I have been appointed campaign manager by my daughter who is running for NJHS secretary and she's keeping me busy. Campaign week is off to a strong start and be sure to check back next Tuesday for some new things to try. 

Friday, May 15, 2015

Friday Favorites...#ootd

And just like that it's Friday again! This week flew by but this whole month will, as it does every year, so I have mentally prepared myself for the good kind of craziness. Here is one of my favorite outfits that has been on major repeat and btw these shorts could probably walk by themselves at this point! When I was cleaning out my closet awhile back there were a few shirts I just couldn't part with and this is one of them. I've had it for years, so many that I can't remember but buffalo plaid really never goes out of style in my opinion so this was definitely a keeper. Plus, when I find a button down shirt that fits me well and is super comfy I'm like "woohoo" because that doesn't happen very often. Since my shirt and belt are as old as the hills you can find my shoes here and my shorts here! Happy Weekend Y'all!

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Try It Tuesday with monogramming your Converse...

My daughter is developing a love of shoes and I'll have to say that deep down it makes me beam with pride! She has switched back and forth from Vans to Converse over the years and she's now back on a Converse kick but stepping it up a notch by personalizing them with her monogram. I love the look of high-tops with either leggings, flowy shorts or dresses. What is most important is that they are perfect for her to wear all day at school. My daughter would say that they are on fleek and I can't argue with her...this is one trend that you have to try!  Nordstrom did a great job with the monogramming and she was able to pick her own font and color of thread to make them her own. Obviously, she chose the white sneakers with navy thread but step out of the box and choose a different color of shoe with a coordinating thread color. I think this special touch adds just the right amount of femininity and the only down fall is that I won't be able to borrow them from her! 
Ryan rockin' her Converse
Or go with low tops and monogram the side of the sneaker.
The perforated sneakers are one of my favorites too!
pics via

*This isn't a sponsored post just sharing some sweet style!

Friday, May 08, 2015

Friday Favorites...Spring Dress

It's been awhile since I've posted an outfit pic and I actually remembered to have my daughter capture me in this on Monday. I made a promise to myself that I would wear more dresses this spring and so far I've done a pretty good job of keeping it. I've bought a few, including this one that was perfect for Cindo de Mayo and for the hot and humid months coming our way. The round neck, cap sleeves and  embroidery was flattering for this type of dress and it was love at first sight. Man, this week turned out to be a good one. We celebrated Cindo de Mayo with a surprise visit from one of our out of town friends and were fortunate enough to catch up again for bubbles and wine before he left town. I'm excited about celebrating Mother's Day this weekend and looking forward to seeing what next week brings. 

Tuesday, May 05, 2015

Try It Tuesday-It's Cinco de Mayo Yo...

Happy Cinco De Mayo Amigos! This holiday is one of my favorites and definitely one that we never miss. We always celebrate with tacos and tequila of course and man do we whip up some darn good margarita's. Yesterday morning, I decided that we should start our fiesta early and grill out our favorite skirt steak tacos because the weather was absolutely gorgeous and our evening schedule was free. Plus it's always a bonus when a good friend of yours from out of town stops in unexpectedly. It turned out to be a wonderful night and like I said earlier...the margarita's were on point. We made a quick version of our unusual ones but I found this really, simple margarita recipe on Food & Wine's site yesterday.
Hope you're celebrating Cinco de Mayo today or if not just have some tacos tonight since it is Tuesday!  Here is my chicken taco recipe and one of our other margarita recipes in case you need a little inspo...

Friday, May 01, 2015

Friday Favorites...

 Sandals (similar)
Every spring when I pull these fringe sandals out of my closet I am so thankful that I have held on to them for so many years.  Shoes are the one thing you just don't get rid of because they will always fit, right? Also, some styles never leave and others will always come back around. In my humble opinion, fringe is just plain fun and it's one trend that seems to stick around year after year. It's simple really...everyone just needs a little of it in their life. 
Here's a few pics of my week according to my went by in such a flash and sometimes I have a hard time remembering yesterday! 
My gardenia plant is finally blooming after four years!
Classic Ray-Bans for summer.
I stumbled upon this neon pink polish accidentally and it might replace my go to summer white.
Bottoms Up Y'all!
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