Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Loft Spring Sale Favorites

Hey guys and happy Tuesday!! 

I am off to the gym, the grocery store, and after school I've got to take Carson to the orthodontist! Ahh, it looks like braces are going to be needed early around here. 

I wanted to pop in really quick and share some of my favorites from the Loft sale! They just got in a TON of gorgeous new spring arrivals, and today they are having a 30% off + an additional 10% off because apparently it's International Day of Happiness :) 

And don't forget to use the code HAPPY at checkout to save! 

Monday, March 19, 2018

Life Lately

Good morning friends and happy Monday! It's been a while since I've shared a life lately post with you guys, so I thought I would catch you guys up and let you know we've been up to. 

This past Thursday, we had dinner plans with our friends Ashley and Lanier. They were supposed to come to our house, but because of our kitchen cabinet mess getting pushed back,we decided to grill and have dinner at their new house. 

I made this appetizer and it was a huge hit! It's so delicious and easy to make. 

It is crostini bread (I picked these up at Whole Foods in the bag), white truffle cheddar spread (also found at Whole Foods with all the other cheeses), prosciutto, and micro greens sprinkled on top.

My girl, Ashley and I with her gorgeous backyard view. 

// I found the most beautiful bouquet of flowers at Whole Foods last week. They always have the best flower selection ever. 

// Saturday's casual look...my new striped tee and AG shorts. My shorts are from last year, but here is the same style in just a slightly different color 

Stripe Tee // Jean Shorts (similar here) // Earrings

On Saturday evening, we had a bunch of our neighbors over and we may or may not have stayed up way too late drinking wine, learning all the Irish dances, and laughing our butts off. 

When Sunday morning rolled around, we all felt like Taylor. Unfortunately, Todd and I had quite the outdoor project list to check off and it was way too pretty outside to stay in bed all day. 

// I planted a few new herbs in one of my raised garden beds. Ours is from Grandinroad, but they are sold out. I did find similar ones here.

// Taylor and I painted garden stakes to go with our new and old herbs. A few of you asked about Taylor's art kit. She received it as a gift last Christmas, so I'm not sure where it was from, but I did find a very similar one here on Amazon. 

// Sunday night's dinner was SO good and I know a lot of you wanted the recipe for the orzo pasta and the mushrooms, so here you go! 


// And last, but not least, here's a little peek at our new deck spruce up with Grandinroad! I will be sharing everything with all the sources later this week. And I know a bunch of you wanted to know the color of the stain we used...it's called Cedar Naturaltone by Behr. 

Saturday, March 17, 2018

March Amazon Purchases

Good afternoon and happy, happy Saturday! The weather is gorgeous here today, so Todd and I are planning to clean off and stain the deck, and then if we have time we're going to plant a few flowers. Todd usually does the cleaning while I handle the staining. I'm not sure why, but I love to do the staining / painting of anything outdoors :) 

But anyway, as promised, here are my Amazon purchases from March so far. I feel like I buy SO much stuff from Amazon these days, but they literally have everything (and usually the best prices). Not to mention the convenience of Amazon Prime's free one day shipping. 

I LOVE these bows for Taylor's hair. They have the good, sturdy alligator clips, plus, the quality of the ribbon is awesome. And you just can't beat 15 hair bows for $11! 

I just ordered these tees and I'm obsessed! Later today, I'll share what they look like with you guys! 

We just used these pulls on our updated cabinet and drawer fronts, and they are gorgeous. Plus, the price was unbeatable for good quality hardware.

This picture does not do this dress any justice at all...it is soooo pretty in person! This is another dress that I will show you guys later today. 

If you have never used oils, this is the set I swear by and you really need to try it. And these days, Todd loves them as much as I do. Knock on wood (and I am not saying this is the reason), but neither Carson nor Taylor have gotten sick once this entire winter. Every single night we mix health shield, breathe, and good sleep into their diffusers...and we swear by these three for a good night's sleep and no cold symptoms. 

I just ordered this stuff about two weeks ago and I've only used it twice, but I am loving it so far. My hair feels so soft and silky after I blow dry it. 

These are like mini Yeti cups for kids! They keep drinks super cold, and I just love the no-slip rubber grips and lids. To top things off, they're dishwasher safe...which is a big plus in our house. 

Taylor has grown out of all of her pajamas over the last few months, so I did a lot of digging on Amazon and found the two adorable pairs below. Both are super super soft and the prints are adorable. 

Taylor's sweet Easter dress...it's even more gorgeous in person! The quality is amazing and so is the price tag. 

The kids and I are planning to make some sugar cookies with these today. And I also ordered this royal icingthese bottles for the icing, and these pastel food colors.

How adorable are these bunny pajamas! And again, these are super soft as well. 

Carson is obsessed with this gaming headset. I did some research and these had awesome reviews, plus, the price was about half of what it was at Target and Walmart.  

I had so many questions on Instastories about these rollerblades for Taylor. She loves them, and has actually gotten pretty good with them. These are the ones I ordered for myself and they are really good as well. I used to roller blade and ice skate a good bit in my younger years, so thank goodness my old body still remembers how to do it...ha! 

I've been using this stuff in Carson's and Taylor's hair since they were both babies, and to this day, they both still use it every morning. It's the best de-tangler, and makes their hair smell so good. 

Thursday, March 15, 2018

Kids Easter Outfits and Basket Ideas

Can you guys believe Easter is less than three weeks away!? For once, I'm actually ahead of the game this year! I already have Easter outfits for both kids and most of the goodies for their baskets. If you don't already have baskets for your kiddos, I highly recommend these from PBK. We bought Carson's when he was only a year old and eight years later it's still in great shape. 

As far as their outfits go, I bought Taylor this dress (I showed it to you guys earlier this week on Instastrories) and I bought Carson this shirt and these shorts

I know a lot of you have been requesting Easter outfits for babies and toddlers through dm messages so I rounded up my absolute favorites for you guys below. 

- I cannot get over how adorable the matching brother and sister smocked short sets are, and those mini boat shoes...I die. 

- Lace white dress with bloomers, such a sweet, classic look for Easter. 

- And oh how I remember the sweet little Robeez shoes, they were favorites of mine for both Carson and Taylor. 

- Love those ruffle sleeves on that seersucker smocked dress. And the price is so good! 

- I'm not sure what it is about that yellow, but I am so drawn to this dress. And of course it would look so good with the classic salt water sandals

- That little man seersucker suit, I have no words. 

- And how darling is that shirt and suspender short set

Along with requests for Easter outfits, a lot of you also wanted to see Easter basket ideas as well. And I am pretty excited about all the super cute and fun stuff I found! 

- Oh how I miss the cute little hooded towels. And this one is a great price and has wonderful reviews. 

-  This little finger painting art set is so fun, and I love that it's their actual fingerprints they use to create the art. 

Easter egg hunt Legos...both my kids will LOVE these! 

- This pollinator push garden set is so cool, and I know Taylor is going to have a blast planting and watching everything grow. 

- No matter what age, this light up football would be something all boys would like. 

- I've been on the hunt for the perfect little tea set for Taylor for a while now and I love every single thing about this one. 

- One can never go wrong with Play-Doh... especially in adorable Easter eggs :) At age nine, Carson still loves Play-Doh! 

- Cutest sidewalk chalk I ever did see. 

- Perfect basket filler for those of you with new tiny ones. 

-  Go Fish, Old Maid, and Slap Jack all in one set! And the Easter themed cards are way too cute.  

- Taylor is going to flip over these decorate your own butterfly magnets. She has really been into playing school with the chalkboard and magnets in our laundry room, so this craft kit is a total winner.

- OBSESSED with these name books. Taylor and Carson both have one, and they still get excited to flip the pages and see their name throughout the entire book. 

- Someone please get this bunny, if y'all don't then I'm going to have to. And trust me, we DO NOT need another stuffed animal. 

- I feel like my kids would've really enjoyed this interactive puppet set when they were younger. Heck, Taylor may still enjoy it now. 

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

This and That

Happy Tuesday! Sorry for the unexpected five day break, but it's been a little crazy around here. To add to the craziness, we are having all of our cabinet doors and drawers in the kitchen replaced. I'll share more with you guys on Instastories today about this situation.

// This past Saturday, I had wonderful (but short) little girls night away at Kiawah! I always enjoy my time with these ladies.

We ate lunch at Fuji in Fresh Field Village and their sushi was amazing! 

After lunch, we did a little shopping and you guys know I had to stop at my favorite Lilly Pulitzer store. I can't wait to show you guys what I grabbed for Taylor and myself. I'm hoping it warms up this weekend so that I can take some photos. I also finally got to try on their new swimsuits, and you guys, they are even better than I expected! The styles, the material, and the support were amazing! 

Isle Lattice One Piece (runs tts - I am wearing size 2)

Lanai Halter One Piece (runs tts - I am wearing size 2)

I also tried on this top and loved it! It runs tts and I'm wearing the xs. 

After a fun day of shopping we headed out to Turtle Point and had dinner at the club house. You guys, the views were breathtaking and we watched the most gorgeous sunset I have ever seen. 

// Found the cutest top ever and it is so comfy!! It runs really big so make sure you size down. 
For reference, I'm wearing the xxs.

And these high waist distressed jeans are such a good fit and also at a great price! 

// I had so many requests for this recipe!! It was SO good, but a little time consuming. 

Luckily, there was enough leftovers for Todd and I to enjoy it again for lunch the next day. And these meal prep/leftover containers are the best! 

Okay, off to go grab a few groceries and tackle my never ending laundry load. I hope you all have a great Tuesday!