Thursday, September 18, 2014

Thursday Brain Dump

Hope you are all having a great week so far! I can't believe it's almost the weekend already! I feel like my brain is about to explode so I figure it needs to be dumped. Haha, that was really corny, I know. 

* Both Taylor and Carson are really into to Halloween this year. I secretly love it too and as a kid I remember it being one of my favorites. I mean, what's not to love about getting to dress up and receiving all your favorite candy? 

I picked up a few new Halloween books this year and we are having so much fun reading them at night with the kids. I found them all at TJ Maxx along with this precious costume for Taylor. I just couldn't get on board with the fairy, she looked way too old, plus it was little big on her. She LOVES the bumble bee and actually wore it around the store the entire time we shopped singing the bumble bee song.  I love hearing her little voice sing this, if you aren't familiar with the song here are the words. 

* Speaking of dressing up I discovered this little gem  last week. Todd said he would try to build one for the kids soon. How fun is this going to be for all their dress up clothes and costumes. 

* All you Charleston ladies, you do not want to miss the Mosaic trunk show that is coming here this Sunday! Leah really has some of the most amazing pieces I have ever seen. Not to mention, she's a total sweetheart. Trust me when I say it's going to be fabulous! 

* Our kitchen renovation is in full swing! We our missing half our counter tops and it's a hot mess right now:) We made a few changes and decided to drop our bar to counter level. I think it's going to make the kitchen look bigger and overall just a better look. That being said, it looks like I will be selling my new bar stools. I found the same ones in counter height here, but I really hate to pay this price considering I payed $70.00 apiece for the others. Here are a few other options I am considering and I would love to hear which ones you like best. 

* Going on with the kitchen updates, I am thinking about installing a pendant light above the sink. I am not 100% on this idea because I am just not sure how it's going to look with the wall in front of it? Here is what it looks like right now. 

Here are a few options that I am thinking about and I would love your opinion on this as well ;) 

In white or chrome.

* Last, Old Navy is doing something right this year. I mean, how precious are those shoes and this vest.

Flats // Vest  // Boots

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Wish list Wednesday.......

Happy Hump Day loves!!!

Who's ready for a little wish list! Isn't it so fun to makes these, especially since fall weather is right around the corner! 

I am really loving booties paired with dresses this year. Here are a few of my favorites that I think would look great together.  And here's my inspiration picture, gah, I love her!

I also love this dress with these booties

I've been on the hunt for a perfect pair of ripped skinny jeans and I think I may have just found them. I love that they have just a little rip instead of being covered in them.

I absolutely love this tank, it's perfect for now, and with a black jacket for later. And this dress of hers is to die for!!!!

My favorite baby brand finally came out with a mommy lotion! I can not wait to try this stuff out!

What an awesome tank for the gym! I love the fact that you can wear it different ways and the fact that it has a built-in bra! 

Last, in case you missed my post yesterday this Jacket is gorgeous!! And it comes in 7 different colors!! And you should definitely check out this blouse while you are over there. 


Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Don't count them out!

I know when most of us hear the name Express, we get flashbacks from high school and college :) 

But, I am telling you they have really stepped up their game! I was shocked when I saw some of their new fall arrivals, and I mean shocked in a good way. 

They have a special online that ends today $50.00 off of $150.00, plus their jeans and leggings are buy one get one for $19.90! Such a great deal. Use the code 1476 to save!

Blouse // Coat  // Blouse

Snippets from our weekend + a recipe

We had a lovely weekend filled with friends and lots of family time. Always my favorite kind of weekend!

We had a pool birthday party Saturday morning complete with hot now Krispy Kreme doughnuts! I stayed strong and only had one bite of Taylor's and man it was hard to stop, but that was all I had. My sweet friend Lauren also had these precious little cookies as party favors. I mean how cute are these?

My little man has come so far in the water this year and I am so very proud of him!

Then, Saturday evening we had a gender reveal party for some of our great friends! I know I threw some of you off with my Instagram post, so for the record, I am NOT pregnant. Haha! It was such a fun and cute party and I could not be happier for our friends. They are going to make the best parents ever.

 Team Pink

Team Blue

It's a......................


Can't wait to snuggle this sweet little guy when he gets here. And look at my beautiful friend just glowing with her tiny bump. 

Last, here's my favorite salad recipe. I could literally eat this every single day!

It's so easy to make too. 

1 can of black beans. Rinsed and drained.
2 or 3 ears of fresh corn
1 avocado
Half of an onion 
1 or 2 large tomatoes 
A small hand full of cilantro 
1 lemon 
Salt and cracked pepper

Mix the first 6 ingredients together and then squeeze the lemon over top and add salt and pepper to taste. Let refrigerate for at least an hour and enjoy!

The thing that I think makes this salad so delicious is to sauté the corn in olive oil for about 10 minutes. All you do is cut the corn off the ear and toss it in a pan with 2 tablespoons of olive oil. It smells like buttered popcorn while cooking, so yummy. 

Monday, September 15, 2014


Did you all have a lovely weekend? We had a great one and tomorrow I am planning on sharing a few fun things we did, but today let's talk fashion. Not just any fashion, but a little fall fashion. Todd just informed me that the weather here in Charleston is going to be amazing this week. I am talking low eighties all week.  This makes me so happy and I am officially blowing the dust off of my knee boots :) 

I think I may have mentioned a few times that I love a good vest so I took the plunge and decided to splurge on this Lafayette 148 New York one that I blogged about last week. I was really blown away by the quality and it looks even prettier in person.

I think I will be filling my closet with a few more vests this season and this one is at the top of my list.

Outfit Details 
 Vest // Blouse // Jeans
Pumps similar // Bracelet // Sunglasses similar

Now, let me be completely honest, most of the Lafayette 148 New York pieces are out of my price range and really just not my style. But, I did find a few gems in the mix that I would consider to be timeless pieces that would be great for anyone's wardrobe. I have always loved mixing high and low pieces in my closet.

*This post was sponsored by Nordstrom. All thoughts, opinions, and outfit choice are my own.