Jan 30, 2015

Friday Favorites

Happy Friday babes! I am SO happy it is REALLY Friday! The snow day this week really through my for a curveball, so it feels more like a Wednesday.  Greyson has been beyond a handful lately - whoever invented terrible two's NEVER had a three year old (insert ghost face emoji.)  But, I digress... I'm linking up with Amanda for Friday Favorites!  Here is what I am loving this week...

This Recipe
I am mildly obsessed with Ina's Lemon Fusilli with Arugula recipe.  I add shrimp or chicken to get some protein and cut calories with low fat milk and quinoa pasta.

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This formula commercial...
has been making me laugh and cry every time I watch it (which is way too many, obviously!)  The cliques are so accurate and the ending is also so, so very true.

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Girl Crush

So I have had a minor girl crush on Hilaria Baldwin for a while.  You can follow her on Instagram here and check out a post I did obsessing over her daughter's nursery here.  I love her daily yoga/health/workout tips, and her super healthy approach to life.  Plus, she's a mom who gives great healthy food tips for kids and is also totally down to earth.  Lurve.

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Organizing
This post about how to declutter your home.  All of my fellow organization junkies please stand up!

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Favorite Purchase
I picked up this J.Crew turtleneck in the store the other day.  It was an extra 50% off sale price, coming to about $22!  There are some available online - it runs way big, I went with an XS, and in stores!  I love the fit, the swingyness, and the delicious neck.  Get one while you can!

What are you loving this week? Leave the deets because I want to know!

Have a fabulous weekend!

xo


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Jan 29, 2015

Superbowl Necessities

Who is excited for the Superbowl this weekend?  Neither of my teams are playing, but my Boston-loving husband's is, so this year (like many others) is extra fun.  Like any event, I clearly approach this like a fashion show (isn't that everyday?!)  After getting an awesome suggestion about it on Facebook (thanks April!) I decided to put together a couple of looks one could wear to a football soiree that isn't all sportsfanny.  Granted, I do love a good team tee and face tattoo as much as the next guy, I also love an easy look with a little bit of edge. 



Superbowl Party #1


Superbowl Party #2





What goes better with a fun Superbowl party outfit than some delicious apps?  After reading about these amazing tater tots on Katie's blog, I was basically drooling and hunting down recipes.  


(top row) Hot Spinach Salsa Queso Dip ||  French Dip Crescent Rolls || BBQ Chicken Dip 
(bottom row)  Pickle Dip || Loaded Baked Potato Dip || Buffalo Chicken Cupcakes

I'm linking up with Natalie and Annie for Thoughts on Thursday!

Have a fabulous day!
xo


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Jan 28, 2015

Beauty Favorites

Fun fact about me: I am a beauty product and makeup hoarder.  I have to force myself to purge them pretty frequently, and they are one of my favorite things to shop for.  There is nothing like a fresh pot of foundation or a brand new mascara, to make you feel extra put together.  My likes and dislikes seem to change pretty frequently, and definitely seasonally.  Here is what I am loving right now:


clockwise from top left

RMS Beauty Living Luminizer - I love this brand and their commitment to non-toxic ingredients.  A tiny dab of this goes a long way.  I put it on the tops of my check bones for a little glow.

Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara - I picked this mascara up at Sephora last week when I went in for They're Real and they were sold out.  This was a little less pricey, but it gives great volume.  The length isn't really there, but volume is usually my go-to priority and I get that with one coat.

Trish McEvoy Intense Gel Eyeliner - I own this in a few colors, but Arabian Nights (a dark navy) is my go-to lately.  This glides on so smooth and easily, almost like a liquid liner.  It stays put all day, which is my favorite part.  I have used it in my crease as well, and blended it.  If you want to blend for a smokey look, you can do it right after you put it on.  This is hands down my favorite eyeliner ever and I cannot say enough good things about it.

Trish McEvoy Blush - I have this in the Natural color.  I got it when I decided I just could not make Nars' Orgasm work on me (way too dark.)  This goes on much lighter than it looks, and just is such a gorgeous color on.  I wasn't having it at first look, but I am glad I listened to the sales associate, because you can layer it on for more intense color, and it is flattering on everyone.

Mac Eyeshadow in Orb - This shadow has been my base for basically everything the last couple of weeks.  It is a great light neutral that every crease color (grey, brown, blue, purple) works with.  I love it and will continue to buy it because of its versatility.

What are you guys loving lately?  I just ordered some new skincare and have a couple more beauty products to try out that I will share next week!

Have a fabulous day!

xo

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Jan 27, 2015

Shopaholic

Happy Tuesday!  Can you guys (in the Northeast) believe the snow?! Still not as much as expected, though.  The kids are so stir crazy, and I am tackling every project I possibly can, because, what better time to organize then whilst homebound due to an epic-less storm?  Said non-epic storm also leads to some overindulging in online shopping...




I still cannot get enough of the adult tutupeplum and stripes - always stripes.  How perfect would these socks be today?  This is my new favorite tee shirt - stock up you won't regret it!  And can someone please just mail me this top?  It is pretty necessary!

Happy shopping and stay warm babes!

xo

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Jan 26, 2015

Thank you all so much for taking the time to fill out the survey last week! It definitely helped me get a read on what you guys like and want more of!  I am working on a lot of fun new things that I can't wait to share with you guys!  We spent our weekend celebrating G's birthday (post to come!), cleaning, and eating.  So much eating.  Expect a monster diet post very soon.  Today, I decided to switch it up and get a tiny bit Springy, even though we spent our weekend in a snow-filled Winter wonderland (I use wonderland REALLY loosely here.)  I love this vest - even though it isn't currently available - it will be back! It was available last Spring and this Fall so I am just waiting for it to make its way back to shelves.  It is so fun to dress down or pair with another pattern and some sparkles.  I love it with my favorite Wrenn necklace!  Make sure you check out her jewelry, it is all gorgeous and she constantly changes what she has available!  You can shop the entire look and some similar vests at the bottom of the post!


Top JCrew Tee || Jeans J Brand || Shoes Tory Burch ||  Bag Louis Vuitton Neverfull || Necklace J.Crew Factory || Necklace Wrenn Jewelry || Vest, not currently available, similar and similar











Have a fabulous day!
xo
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Jan 23, 2015

Fa, la, la, la FRIDAY!

Happy Friday babes!  I have seen some of my bloggy buddies doing surveys, and realized it has been years (YEARS) since I have done one.  If you could take a minute and take this survey to help me make this blog even better, I would SO appreciate it!







Have a fabulous weekend!
xo
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Jan 22, 2015

Outfit Round Up

Happy Thursday babes!  I thought I would switch it up and do a little outfit round up today!  I am working way too hard on my selfie skills (HA!)  Here's a peak at what I have been wearing lately...





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Every one of these outfits has been on repeat the last couple of weeks.  I snagged almost everything on sale (some on caaaaarazy sale) and am trying to wear them all before I start focusing on Spring.  Because it will be here.  Soon.  One day.  Linking up with Annie and Nat - p.s. check out the skirt Nat posted yesterday (heart eyes!)

Have a fabulous day!
xo

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