Thursday, April 16, 2015

Thoughts on a Thursday...........


// Our new patio furniture arrived last week, and while it wasn't exactly the look I was planning to go with, I couldn't pass it up.  Our previous set was in great condition except for the cushions.  It would have been nice to just replace the cushions, but I have never been able to find any that fit quite right.  I priced the ones I bought for it last year and they were going to be $350.00.  That being said, not only were they a bit pricey, but they weren't even very comfortable.  Anyway, I ended up in Home Depot plant shopping the other day, and there it was in all it's red glory :)  I went over and sat in the chairs, and immediately I knew I had to have it!!  Here's a few reasons why the set is a total steal!! 

1)  It's $599.99 for the five piece set (and the chairs rock, no literally, they rock ;)!! 
2) The construction and material are great quality. 
3) The cushions are slip-covered, so buying replacements are way cheaper!!! 
4) The fire-pit table is huge (you can use it as a standard table, a fire-pit, or a grill). 
5) They will assemble it for you for free!! 
6) The reviews were great! 



// Loft just announced their friends and family! It's 40% off their entire store, use code SHAREIT to save!! Oh my so many good new arrivals!! 



My tee is still available in all sizes too! 

How adorable is this top?!?





// Pink+white+gold = A really good combo ;)  How cute is this pink dress?!  Plus, it's under $50.00!!! 



// Speaking of dresses, Vineyard Vines is knocking it out of the park this year.  I am kind of obsessed with that pink horse sash. 




// I finally gave good ol' Mark Kay a try!  My sister-in-law started selling it, and she swore by it. Don't let the fact that it's old school scare you away, because it's nothing like it used to be.  I kept it basic with mascara and lipstick, but I am officially hooked! 



// As far as our home, the most common thing I get asked about are the chairs in our living room. Well, shut the front door!!!  My exact chairs are on Joss and Main today for $313.00 ($9.95 for shipping).  I paid $900.00 for ours, so this is a crazy steal!!  They have been fabulous chairs, and look way more expensive than they are.


Speaking of things in our home, my Gable wall mirror is on One Kings Lane today!!  Another big steal, as I believe I paid over $200.00 for mine! 



// Two things you must pick up at Trader Joe's 

This chicken is insane!  I made it last night for dinner, and my entire family gobbled it up!  I cooked it in the oil and I think that made it more crispy.  I would definitely go that route instead of cooking it in the oven.  I served it over jasmine rice with a side of sugar snap peas. 



I know this looks pretty gross, and please excuse the fact it's been opened, but if you love brie cheese and you also love mushrooms, this is going to knock your socks off!! 


// Last, but definitely not least, how beautiful are these bracelets English Norman created for me!?  I am in love with them.  We are working together creating a one of kind necklace right now as well, and I can't wait to see how it turns out!  She is seriously talented!


She is also an absolute doll to work with, and for all my local readers, she will actually be here this weekend!!! 




9 comments:

  1. Great post-these are my favorite posts! :) :)

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  2. We love that chicken from trader joes! My kids devour it !!!

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  3. home depot for the win! i love the price of that patio set. cute bracelets too! xo jillian - cornflake dreams

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  4. Vineyard Vines Kentucky Derby stuff is so cute! Have you seen the fascinators? Perfect for a derby party!

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  5. I so wish I had known about the LOFT sale yesterday :( Spending about $100 too much makes my heart hurt.

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    1. Oh no Julie!! Call them and they will refund you the difference!! If not then I would return it, and by it at the sale price!! They should honor it though!

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  6. I make that orange chicken at least once a week!! It's sooo good! (and so bad for you!!)
    NEXT WEEK, MY LOVE!!

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  7. I need those bangles on my wrist!!! Hinting desperately to the hubs... x

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  8. Loving your home decor pieces that you have shared! And I walked into Vineyard Vines this weekend and was so impressed with their Spring collection! Xo, Stephanie

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