Friday, April 21, 2017

5 on Friday

ONE // 

Yesterday evening we had a little cookout with our friends that are in town staying with us. Both she and her two kids are gluten free, so I decided to make this pasta salad. The original recipe calls for orzo, but since that's not gluten free I used gf penne pasta instead. It turned out really good, and it was such a nice, light side to accompany our main dish. 

If you guys have a Whole Foods near you, I highly recommend their coconut habanero chicken kabobs because they were delicious!  

TWO // 

I have had a few reader requests for some petite friendly good white jeans. The jeans I'm wearing below are some of my favorites and the price point is so good, but I do still have to cuff them. 

Here are a few others that I think would be a good fit for all my girls that arebetween the height of 5'1-5'4. 


On Wednesday, I attended the most beautiful luncheon that was hosted by the wonderful girls from Persifor. Everything from the setup, the food, and the yummy cocktails were amazing. And their clothing is so fun and perfect for summer. 

What I wore

Romper also here // Wedges

FOUR // 

Yesterday, I shared a few new dresses on Instastories that just arrived. I had a lot of questions about sizing, so I figured I would share the dresses on here along with sizing and fit. 

Dress runs small, so size up. For reference, I'm wearing the small. 

Swing Dress (only $34) // Sandals

This swing dress runs tts, and for reference, I'm wearing the xs. 

Swing Dress (only $34) // Sandals // Earrings

Runs a little on the small side, so I would size up if you're between sizes. For reference, I'm wearing the 2p. 

This dress runs big! I'm wearing the xs, but I could have easily sized down to the xxs so size down at least one size in this one. 

FIVE // 

Cheers friends, and Happy Freaking Friday!! 

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Shop My Instastories

$39 Cross Back Ruffle Tee

Good morning, and happy Thursday!! 

I am so excited to share this darling little cross back ruffle tee. You guys know I love a good white tee, and the added ruffles make this one even better. It's super soft, comes in four colors, and the best's only $39!!! For sizing reference, it runs tts and I'm wearing the xs.

Photos by Kim Graham

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Life Lately

// We had a wonderful Easter weekend...the weather was perfect and we were able to visit with both our families.  

We spent Saturday afternoon and evening with Todd's family. They live on the most beautiful farm, and there is something so magical and peaceful about this place. The kids love to go feed the donkeys and the goats, and Taylor also loves to run and run in the open fields. 

 And can you guys tell who won the Easter egg hunt :) 

// We spent Saturday night with my parents. We were all up bright and early to see what the Easter bunny brought on Sunday. After all the excitement, we all got dressed and headed to church to meet my brother and his family.

Dress // Cardigan (on sale and 50% off of that) // Sandals

Taylor's outfit - Texture Pleated Dress (on sale only $22) // Sandals

After church we headed back to my parents for the big Easter egg hunt. My grandmother gets really into the egg hiding, and she loves to put lots of money in the eggs. I mean, it's kind of crazy the amount of money these kids walk away with, but my grandmother is almost 90 so nobody's going to tell her what she can and can't do ;)

Everyone getting ready for take off...

// Last week I popped into Loft to check out a sale they had going on. 

I loved this dress, but ended up leaving it behind because I already had too much in my hands. And now I'm kinda of happy I did, because it's on sale for even less than it was then. 

I did end up leaving with this dress, this cardigan, these earrings, and these bracelets

And this dress is the softest thing ever...and added bonus, it even has pockets! 

// I may have gone a little overboard with the flowers yesterday at Whole Foods, but one of my dearest friends, Mariah, along with her two precious kiddos are coming to town today and they are spending the next two nights here with us. I am so excited to see them I can hardly stand it. It's been way too long and I can't wait to catch up! 

Monday, April 17, 2017

8 Fool-proof Mother's Day Gifts (All under $70)

I hope you all had a wonderful Easter, and I also hope the Easter bunny was good to all of you. This is my favorite time of year for so many reasons....the weather, the beautiful new blooms, and the fun holidays. 

Speaking of fun holidays, did you guys know that Mother's day is less than a month away!? I know a lot of you are like me and wait until the last minute, but I am really trying to get better about this. And I'm happy to report that this year I already have gifts for my mother and mother-in law. So for any of you ladies stumped on what to get (or maybe what to tell your husbands/kids you would like), I thought I would share eight fool-proof gifts from Nordstrom that I know any woman would love to get. 

(Click the image to shop the items)

It's no secret around here that I am a HUGE fan of the Nordstrom Lingerie brand. I'm actually embarrassed to admit how many pair of their pajamas I actually own, but if you read here often then you know I've got more than enough. I'm loving this new lightweight material that just came out for spring. 

I am a candle lover, and Nest is by far my favorite brand. They are a little on the pricey side, but they last a long time and fill your entire home with their amazing scent. And the new white camellia may just my new favorite for spring. 

I just recently purchased my first bottle of Jo Malone London cologne, and I'm hooked. I have heard about and have also read all the great reviews for this brand for years, so I'm happy to say the least that I finally gave it a try. I went with the nectarine blossom and honey scent, and it is the perfect light and fruity scent for spring.

I've been using this bubble bath for years, and it's by far the best. It only takes a small amount to get your tub full of white fluffy bubbles. The scent is so relaxing, and it's my favorite way to unwind after a long a day. 

Nadri, in my opinion, makes some of the most gorgeous (and also affordable) jewelry around. I own these hoop earrings, and as you've probably noticed I wear them all the time. Their pieces may look delicate and expensive, but they are sturdy and the prices are great. Pictures do not do this pave bangle any justice. It's even more sparkly and beautiful in person. 

Clearly pink nails and toenails are what I always go for, so when I saw all the stunning colors of ink in this one I knew I had to have it. Deborah Lippman makes some of the polish, and it goes on super smooth and never chips. On my nails, I'm wearing the lightest pink at the front of the box and on my toes I have on the bright one on the end.

This little pink case is not only pretty, but it's also super functional. It is great for traveling, and it keeps all of your jewels organized and in place. It also looks pretty on your nightstand. 

Last, but not least, these chocolate truffles are the most delicious you will ever eat. They seriously melt in your mouth as soon as you take one bite. This is one of those chocolates you just have to enjoy and not worry about the calories :) 

So, if you were stumped on what to get this year for that perfect Mother's Day gift, I'm hoping this post gave you a few ideas. And don't forget, Nordstrom Gift cards always make the perfect gift, and would accompany any of the things mentioned quite nicely ;) 

Photos by Kim Graham 

* Thank you Nordstrom for partnering on this post.