Happy weekend friends! Sharing some recent favorites with you today! My first Fashion/Favorites post of the New Year! It’s about time. :) And it’s a long one! I’ve got lots of pics to share so grab a snack and settle in. Let’s hit the fashion first! Then on to other things I’m loving and things we’ve been up to lately.
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You all know I have a thing for mint so as soon as I saw this sweater from BR I knew it was coming home with me. It comes in lots of colors, but this green! Couldn’t love it more. It’s fitted but not too tight and runs true to size. The perfect sweater to wear to transition into Spring while it’s still cold outside, but we’re all ready for bright, happy colors. (Right!?) Plus it’s 40% off so you can’t beat that. High fives all around.
Do you all remember this Stripe Cotton Tee I bought in December? And my favorite comfy sneakers? It sort of became my January wardrobe. I haven’t been in the mood to dress up much this past month so I declared this my “post holiday and it’s cold outside and I just want to stay inside and organize all day” outfit.
But since I don’t want to wear my top every day (even though I kind of do want to), I decided to buy the same top in black so I’d have a “post January and it’s cold outside and I just want to stay inside and organize all day” outfit. Ha. :) Seriously.. I just love this cute/comfy top and reach for it a lot and love it in black too. (It runs big so order one size down.)
Still wearing this sweater I got for Christmas often too. It’s seriously SO soft!
And my suede jacket I bought in December and LOVE is half off right now! I get compliments every time I wear this. So cute and sliming – a really flattering fit. (True to size.)
Speaking of all things mint.. (the obsession never ends!) I picked up this mint mixing bowl from C&B for a great price. I was browsing in their store a couple of weeks ago and couldn’t resist! Perfect to make a big old batch of something.. or to look really cute on a kitchen shelf full of fruit. To each his own. ;) C&B has darling stuff in right now for Spring! (I’ll link to several fun things on my wish list below!) They also have an amazing selection of vases right now so if you are looking for some fun new vases and faux flowers to spruce up your Spring decor check there. I picked up this beautiful Esta vase and this Delia vase which is also a minty green but on-line it looks different.
They also have my Chevron Adra vase in stock and my favorite faux apple blossom stems are back! I know so many of you loved them last year and they sold fast. My house is still so empty but I’m starting to feel ready to pull out all things SPRING. Have I said Spring enough in this post yet? It’s time.
A fun new frame for my bedroom and my favorite candle from Anthro. Oh this candle. I can’t get enough. It’s a bit strong for my husband so the second he goes out of town for work I light it.. round the clock. Ha. :)
Ever since my little ER visit I’ve been trying to drink a lot of water. SO learned my lesson there. ;) You all know how much we love our Hydro Flasks around here (they’ve been a favorite of mine since our favorites party last year!). Kenny and I got new Hydro Flasks for Christmas with handles on them (how did Santa know?) and I could not love mine more. I take it with me everywhere.. to the gym, running errands.. the next day I still have ice and COLD water. They are pricey, but worth it! And the new handle makes them so easy to carry around.
We take them on our family hikes/walks too. Last weekend was sunny and 75 degrees out of nowhere. Everything was so beautiful because of all the rain we’ve had lately! There is a fun trail near our home that we love hiking with the kids.
Perfect day to hit our trail! Ad always brings her walking stick. :)
The trail ends at this pretty waterfall.
Chillin’ on the rocks and a quick family pic before we headed back. :)
I took this pic forever ago and keep forgetting to share my new favorite make-up brush with you all! I’ve mentioned before that Bobbi Brown make-up is my favorite. I wear some MAC too, but love Bobbi Brown the best. I splurged on a new brush for my foundation and I feel like it has been life changing! That might be a bit of a stretch.. ha! But I really do love it so much. It just makes my foundation look good and spreads it all on so evenly. My last foundation brush I had for over 10 years! So I knew I wanted to invest in a good one this time around and I’m so happy with it. Also this Bobbi Brown High Shimmer Lip Gloss (color Bellini) has been my favorite for years. I think I’ve mentioned it before. It looks so pretty plain but I especially love putting it on over any color of lipstick. It just adds such a nice sparkle and color. When I bought it again this time the girl who was working told me it’s one of their most popular items! No surprise there. :) Also since it’s in this picture, my favorite foundation is Bobbi Brown’s Long Wear foundation. Love it.
And speaking of all things beauty.. Ad has become quite skilled lately at giving mani/pedis. She is lucky she has so many sweet friends who let her practice on them. Time to line up ladies! ;)
K.. I mentioned in my Reader Survey post that I’m going to try to share more of my quick and easy favorites for dinner with you all. I have quite a few. Quick and easy being the focus key words here. :) This Chow Mein Chicken Stir Fry by Eating Right is one of them. I make two packs at a time and all I have to do is put a little olive oil in the pan, stir everything around for about 10 minutes and then add the noodles and sauce. It’s so good! My whole family loves this. Look for it in your grocery store. We eat it for dinner probably once every 3-4 weeks. I’ll also make one pack quick for just me and Kenny sometimes if the kids are eating pizza or something on the weekend. They have a shrimp Chow Mein too but I like the chicken. :)
Ad had a project in school that she needed to make hummus for so I found this recipe on-line and we made it last weekend. It turned out really good!
Actually.. I should’t say “we” made it.. Kenny and Ad made it. I made waffles that morning for breakfast and they turned out so flat and bad! I have no clue what I did wrong. I mean waffles are 3 ingredients!! How did I screw that up!? Kenny just shook his head and said “I think I’ll be helping Ad with her hummus tonight.. “ So basically I got kicked off team hummus. :( Ha ha.. Oh well. I’d rather clean up vs. cook any day. ;)
I have to share Kole’s all time FAVORITE books with you guys. Have you all read the children’s books by Mo Willems?
Seriously.. they are darling and HILARIOUS. I love them too. We crack up at them every night! That pig and elephant.. and the pigeon! He is my favorite. No.. the elephant is. No the pig.. ;) If you have an early reader you have to check them out. You will be hooked! Kole can’t put them down.
I wasn’t driving when I snapped these pics btw. I’m dangerous, but not that dangerous. ;)
Best buds. :)
These are the two books I’m reading right now and loving. The Best Yes because my December almost killed me this year and I ended 2016 feeling like I needed to scale back and learn how to prioritize better. Something I’m always trying to master! And Look Up, Move Forward written by my sweet friend Becky who I’ve never met in real life but she has been reading my blog since forever and I feel like we are family! She lost her vision years ago and her story is so inspiring and uplifting. I look up to her so much and I’m beyond grateful that my blog brought us together. Love her. She is amazing!
I told myself that 2017 would be the year I would stop my obsession with stripes. And then I saw this striped bag from Sole Society and decided that 2018 is the year I will stop my obsession with stripes. :) Seriously though.. this bag! I know. It’s similar to another bag I bought from SS that is striped but I needed something taller that would hold my laptop. There are so many times that I want to take my laptop with me.. like if Ad’s in a volleyball tournament and is going to be playing but also has breaks in-between games I like to have my computer with me so I can be editing pics, etc. when she isn’t playing. This bag is perfect! Fits my laptop, wallet, snacks for the road, etc. And I don’t have to tell you all how much I love the look/style. :) And price! I always check out Sole Society for their purses/bags because they are inexpensive and just cute. They have some darling new bags in for Spring!
Speaking of volleyball.. a new tradition started with these two one day a week while Ad is at practice. Addison is allergic to eggs (severely allergic) so that pretty much rules out most breakfast foods for her. These two LOVE pancakes so once a week during her volleyball practice we head over to a favorite bakery and they get pancakes and cookies. Ad is fine to miss this and El and Kole look forward to it all week. I always order a salad in an attempt to be healthy, but really just end up eating all of their leftovers too completely defeating my efforts.
That seems to be the way it rolls most of the time around here.
Happy weekend everyone!