Tuesday, October 17, 2017

This and That


//  I get emails at least once a week asking about kid friendly restaurants here in Charleston, and while we have a few, there really aren't that many that have really amazing food. So, I was pretty excited when I heard about the new exploratory food court Workshop opening downtown. 


And don't be turned away when you hear the term 'food court', because you guys, the food was AMAZING!!!! And trust me, I know because we tried something from all six of the rotating kitchens. And they have a little something for everyone, no matter what type of food you are in the mood for. 


Our favorites were Pink Bellies, Slider Gold, and Juan Luis. It is seriously some of the best Vietnamese, Japanese, and Mexican you will ever taste!!  


And of course the kids loved the pizza from Slice Co, and of course, the doughnuts from Sambar! 


Oh, and this Wicked Watermelon beer may just be my new favorite drink. 


The setup was so cool and the kids had a blast running around and playing with the oversized bowling set :) 



Outfit Deatils



// I finally popped in the new Mylkbar for a much needed manicure yesterday. If you are not familiar with this place, it's Charleston's first upscale non-toxic nail and beauty studio! I must say, I was blown away with the beauty and the cleanliness of the studio. And of course, I love my new non-toxic gel manicure! The gel nails at all the other nail studios have damaged my nails with the glue, so I'm so happy to have a place I can go to and get nails that will last longer and won't do any damage! 



New manicure with a fun little design! 

What I'm wearing
Dress ($56 and comes in 11 colors) // Cardigan old (similar here and here ) //



// And last, but not least, Charleston is finally getting the cooler weather we've all been begging for!!! That being said, it's time to bust out the "best leggings ever" and all the cozy sweaters!!!! 

Outfit Deatils









Monday, October 16, 2017

What I'm Wearing - Fringe Hem Sweater + Leopard








Outfit Details

Happy Monday, ladies! I hope you all had a wonderful weekend!! We had a really fun weekend, and I can't wait to share more of that with you tomorrow. 

But today, I wanted to show you guys this super soft fringe hem sweater from Lilly Pulitzer! You guys know I'm a huge fan of any and everything Lilly! And as much as I love her bright colors and fun prints, I also love it when she designs classic neutral pieces that can be worn everyday. So yes, you can plan to see me in this sweater all fall and winter with many different bottoms and shoes :) 

Photos by Kim Graham




Friday, October 13, 2017

5 On Friday

ONE // 

These two have been having so much fun together lately and it makes my heart so happy! With Carson being in the third grade and Taylor in kindergarten, I feared that they wouldn't play together as much anymore but they actually play more together now than they ever have! 





And I've got to tell y'all the sweetest story about this little guy. At school they get stickers for having a good day, showing an act of kindness, etc and once they fill their sticker card they are allowed to choose one reward. And there are some pretty cool rewards, for example...no homework, a day in the wiggle chair, 20 minutes of game time, or a chance to read to a kindergarten class. As soon as Carson filled his first card he told me he was going to choose to go read to Taylor's class. I'm not sure why, but when he told me that I literally teared up. I am so proud of both of them, and I hope they are always as close as they are right now. 



TWO // 

If you guys are on the hunt for a good pair of workout leggings, then you need to order these! As soon I saw that Lou and Grey had come out with workout line, I knew I wanted to test out their leggings. And let me tell you, they do not disappoint. They are high impact and very form fitting so don't be alarmed when you are trying to get them and they feel really tight. They are supposed to fit this way, so go with your regular size. For reference, I'm wearing the xs. 




THREE // 

Yesterday, I was invited to attend the one year celebration of Trunk Club Charleston. If you guys have never heard of this, it's a really cool concept. You can either choose to come to their clubhouse and shop (which is where the event was hosted yesterday) or you can choose to have a tailored trunk sent to you. If you are interested in reading more about it, you can check out their website here

I loved finally getting to meet Cristin in person! She is just as pretty, sweet, and funny as she is on Instagram and her blog :) 


What I wore
Blouse (on sale with an additional 40% off) // Black Skinny Jeans // 


FOUR // 

While I was downtown running a few errands on Wednesday I popped in Sephora and grabbed some of the new beauty products that I've been wanting to try.  

I loved all three of the things I picked up, especially the bye bye under eye concealer



Please excuse the awkward up close selfie, but I wanted to show you guys all three of these products on! And a few of you also asked what mascara I was using, and it's this one by Mac.   


Also, here are the colors that are on my lips. 



FIVE // 

Last night, some girlfriends and I tried out the new Sorghum and Salt for dinner. You guys, everything was AMAZING!!!! I can't wait to go back on our next date night so Todd can try it! 

The sweet potatoes were to die for y'all! Best I've ever tasted! 


This was one of their specials, spaghetti squash cake topped with braised short ribs. It was my favorite dish of them all...melt in your mouth good! 


And also, thanks so much to all of you who helped a girl out and voted for which dress I should wear last night! It was a really close tie, but in the end, the simple split neck blue dress won! I have my girls supper club next week, so I may just rock the green drop waist one then! 











Thursday, October 12, 2017

Ground Turkey Sweet Potato Skillet + Dressing Room Fall Picks

Okay, so who else loves the new poll feature on Instastories!? Not only are some of them really funny, but they are also really helpful as well. For example, when I asked you guys if you wanted to see more healthy recipes around here, I was so excited to see that 91% of y'all are digging the recipes! It makes getting in the kitchen even more fun for me when I know you guys are enjoying it too! 



This week I have another super healthy recipe with more sweet potatoes for you guys :)  A few weeks back my kiddos brought home a bag full of fresh sweet potatoes from my parents so we've been trying to use them before they go bad. 

This recipe refrigerates well and would be great for meal prep too. I would leave the cheese off or use the shredded kind if you plan to reheat this for other meals. 









Ingredients:

  • 2 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 lbs extra-lean ground turkey
  • 1 tsp garlic clove, minced
  • ½ cup onions, diced
  • ½ cup yellow pepper, diced
  • 1 ½ cup sweet potato, diced
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • A pinch of red chili flakes
  • ½ cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • Fresh parsley for garnishing

Directions:

  1. In an iron cast skillet, heat olive oil over medium high heat.
  2. Add ground turkey and garlic.Use a wood spoon breaking up the turkey while it cooks.Stir occasionally and cook for about 7 minutes.
  3. Add onions and yellow peppers and cook until onions are gold brown.
  4. Add the sweet potato, chili pepper, salt and pepper.
  5. Cover the skillet and cook until they are tender. Don’t forget to stir occasionally. If necessary, add more olive oil or a little bit of water to cook faster the sweet potato.
  6. While the sweet potato is cooking pre-heat the oven to 400 degrees.
  7. When the sweet potato is tender, add shredded mozzarella cheese and bring the skillet to the oven to melt the cheese* (see note below).
  8. When the cheese melts, remove from the oven and garnish with parsley.
* You can just put the lid on the skillet for 5 minutes. The cheese will melt.
**You can keep this recipe in the fridge for up 6 days.
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In fashion news this week, I had the chance to pop in a few of my favorite stores and try on some new fall arrivals. There are so many good tops and sweaters out right now, not to mention, a lot of them are already on sale! So, I thought I would share the ones I loved the most with you guys. 
Jeans old similar here and here // Mules

Sweater runs tts, and for reference, I'm wearing the xs. 



Bobble Pullover Sweater // Jeans old similar here and here // Mules

Sweater runs tts, and for reference, I'm wearing the xs. 


Ruffle Sweater (on major sale) // Jeans old similar here and here // Mules

Sweater runs tts and I'm wearing the xs. 



Sweater runs tts and I'm wearing the xs. 


Sweater (on sale with an additional 40% off) // Jeans // Leopard Mules

Sweater runs tts and I'm wearing the xs. 



Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Life Lately



// This past weekend the boys went camping so Taylor and I had ourselves a fun girls day! 

Her new favorite store is Clair's and it may also be my new least favorite...haha! It's almost like I remember it was when I was younger, except I'm pretty sure they figured out how to cram 9,000 more items in the smallest space ever! And I love that they are always having a 'buy three get three free' sale!?!?! #umreally #likeweneedsixthingsfromthisstore


And because I'm a sucker, we did in fact, leave with six items in our bag ;) 

After we shopped we headed to PF Chang's for lunch. Taylor is on this major chopstick kick, and if we ever ask her where she wants to go her response is, "The chopsticks place!" That usually means Wasabi, but they were closed for lunch on Saturday so PF Chang's was the best I could come up with.

She is so excited about her new bat 'Beanie Boos'. If any of your kids just have to have these too, you can snag them here for cheaper! 


What I wore


And how do y'all like that nice sauce stain on my white shirt!?!? #whoops 


After lunch we headed to the movies to see the My Little Pony movie. Taylor had been dying to see it, and I've got to admit it, it was actually better than I thought it would be.


// Saturday evening, my girl Natalie came over and we headed out to dinner at one of my favorite spots on the island, Ristorante Lidi. We both ordered a salad and split the wild mushroom gnocchi. 


What I wore

Off the Shoulder Top // Jeans (on sale for $41) //  Open Toe Bootie //


// On Sunday, we laid low and had a pretty lazy day, but we did add one more spooky creature to our house...you know, we didn't already have enough Halloween decor :) I can't help it though, I seriously love it just as much as the kids do! 

Meet our newest addition, Henry the zombie.


What I wore


If you guys order this shirt, trust me when I tell you, you're going to want it in every color! It runs on the big side, and for reference, I'm wearing it in the xs. 


 // I always HATE Monday grocery shopping, but finding these pretty blooms on sale at Publix made it a little more bearable :) 



// And last, but not least, so many of you sent me DM messages on Monday asking about the laser game the kids were playing on my Instastories. Carson had some money that was burning a hole in his pocket (#whathappenedtomylittlesaver) so we stopped by Target on Sunday and spotted these. Since Sunday, they've been playing with these things non-stop!