Hello Ladies! Back today with a whole lot of this-and-that…read on for the best $40.00 I spent this summer, books I’m reading, kid-friendly summer snacks, my fave summer BBQ side (it’s too tasty to be this easy!), this weeks fab Target Finds, and how to keep that carefree summer vibe going into fall. Now before we get started, did you get a chance to check out the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale? All my picks can be found in this weeks Shopping Post (HERE). Even if you are not looking to pick up a pair of the awesome high waist Zella Everyday Legging, restock your panty drawer, or grab a Barefoot Dreams Cozy Cardigan, you may want to take a browse as I covered early fall trends as well. The sale goes public in a few days, and by then the good stuff will be pretty picked over – that’s my two cents on the Nordstrom Sale.
Best $40 I Spent This Summer.
Yes, when the Wide Leg Jumpsuit hit the Anthro sale racks at $49.95, I was thrilled. Then, it went an additional 30% off…I had to snag it up, and I am so happy I did. If you follow me on Instagram, you may have noticed that I have been living in this piece all week long! I’ve worn it everywhere from lunch, and dinner al fresco, to shopping the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale and running errands around town. It’s so comfortable and easy to style!
HD in Paris Wide Leg Jumpsuit | now $49.95, plus an extra 30% off | limited sizing online but here is the link if you want to check in store (HERE) | Reversible Stripe Sun Hat | Anthropologie (HERE) | Prada Cork Wedges (thrifted), ThredUp | Sunnies, DVF | Macrame Tote, Monserrat De Lucca | Anthropologie via Poshmark
I Can’t Live Without My…
Are wrinkles preventing you from wearing that silk maxi or cold shoulder blouse?
I’m bringing back my favorite gadget, My Little Steamer Go Mini.This little guy is great for quick touch-ups and travel. No, you will not be able to steam multiple garments at once, but for the outfit you want to wear now – it totally works. Great for in-between dry-cleaning trips, it packs well for travel. Plug it in, quickly you’ll have steam – within minutes you are ready to go. Some negative reviews state it leaks, I’ve never had that issue. Follow the directions, and make sure it’s screwed on tight? Works for me!
What I’m Reading This Summer
While picking up sunscreen at Target, I added these beach reads to my cart:
I really enjoyed Chris Pavone’s bestseller, The Expats. I’m hoping The Travelers is as exciting.
Elin Hilderbrand, the master of Beach Reads, just released a new book, The Identicals which looks promising!
The Girls in the Garden claims to be a winner for those of us who enjoy reading Liane Moriarty and Paula Hawkins…stay tuned!
Past summer reads: The Rumor (fun beach read!) | Husband’s Secret (chick-lit) | The Girl on the Train |Truly Madly Guilty | Here’s to Us (I really enjoyed The Rumor, so this is on my short list) | All Things Cease to Appear, an unsettling page turner by Elizabeth Brundage | Amazon HERE
More Fab Target Finds!
After my pricey Trina Turk straw bag fell apart on me this week, these totes at $34.95 are tempting!
My Favorite BBQ Side
I love cilantro, so when you mix it up with avacado, tomatos, and fresh corn it’s a winning combo in my book! With only 2 tablespoons of oil in the entire recipe, we have served this alone as a side and leftovers over bowtie pasta!
What I’m Feeding the Kids
My kids (and husband) love these no-bake energy bites,
From Gimme Some Oven (HERE); I put them in the lunches, as well as for an after school snack! They are so simple to make, my son can even make them himself! This week he thought it would be fun to sub out the peanut butter for Nutella – they were delicious!
My picky fruit kid loves these sour grapes.
Frozen Glitter Grapes from Let’s Get Cookin’ Blog (HERE). Easy to make, another great afternoon snack for the kids!
Are you looking for more fun recipes for kids and grown-ups? Pop on over to my Pinterest Page where you’ll find what I’m pinning in the world of food on the board Let’s Eat (HERE)
Keep that summer vibe going!
Grab a sample to try the next time you are at a fragrance counter…
Sadly, my fave Bobbi Brown Beach Body Oil is no longer available. It was seriously THE best smelling, feeling body oil EVER. Now there is a perfume available (HERE) as well as lotion(HERE). If it wasn’t so pricey, I’d wear it year round, everyday – it’s that good!
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