Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Long Weekend Recap

I'll be the first to admit I'm a little behind my game this week. We enjoyed a glorious Memorial Day weekend, the sun was shining and the air was warm! The girls had the Friday before Memorial Day off so we had four days altogether. Among the exciting events of the weekend, we played mini-golf, grabbed dinner at our favorite local diner, planted the garden, had a visit from the tooth fairy, spent a lot of time outside and got our fair share of grilling on!  The first day back to school has greeted us with mid summer temperatures in the 90s! Needless to say, everyone seems to move a little slower in this type of heat.

I wanted to share some of the delicious salads we had this past weekend, I'm sure many of you had similar ones but these are some of my absolute favorite and definitely worth repeating. Lucky for us, Fourth of July is right around the corner and I will definitely be making some of these again!

Tried-and-true, I'm always a huge fan of this Chipotle coleslaw! My dear friend introduced it to me years ago and although I can never duplicate her recipe, this comes pretty close!

This Mediterranean Salad is also a favorite, flavored with artichokes and lemon, it's light and refreshing!

This quinoa salad has a delicious Summer flavor, you can find the recipe over at Townsend House, yummy!
On that note, I'm getting hungry! I'm happy salad days are upon us, we are most certainly ready to enjoy the delicious flavors of Spring and Summer!

Monday, May 25, 2015


Hoping you and your family are off enjoying Memorial Day and making the most of it!  I have been obsessed with the incredible sky lately.  We are lucky to live in such an amazing place!  Now get out there and enjoy it! 

Friday, May 22, 2015

Tea Collection's Memorial Day Sale!

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It's no secret that I'm a HUGE fan of Tea Collection's clothing.  I usually buy one of their wardrobe sets for back to school and it seems to last us all year long.  Tea's mix and match options makes getting ready on those hectic school mornings so much easier and the clothes are soft, stylish and comfy!  Now that we are heading into Summer, I'm ready for easy, breezy dresses in beautiful prints, soft shirts and shorts.  I'm super excited to tell you about this...Tea Collection's Memorial Day Sale: Take 20% off everything with code WEGOTHERE plus receive totally free shipping!  Click on the link below and take full advantage of this incredible sale!
Check out some of my favorite looks for Summer and beyond!
We've been dressing in Tea items for a long, long time and I'm happy to report that their clothes go all the way up to size 12 in girls so we have at least a couple more years to enjoy them!  
Remember, this sale runs from May 21st until May 25th.  The perfect way to celebrate Memorial Day!  Enjoy my friends! 

Wednesday, May 20, 2015


The beautiful weather has got me dreaming of new clothes and outfits. Unfortunately, my budget doesn't match my desire buy a bunch of new things. If you're a mom, I'm sure you can relate! Often times, I prioritize my kids who are obviously growing and need new clothes over myself.  If you see me sporting the same t-shirt I had before I had my oldest (11 years ago), that is why!  I simply can't justify spending much on my wardrobe when they need things and we need items for the house.

I have been reading the blog, Our Life in a Click for a while now and she features a thrifty Thursday column where she shows off her thrifty finds.  I'm talking about beautiful, name brand clothing that's seasonally appropriate. She has been an inspiration for me and her encouragement couldn't have come at a better time!  So, I figured I'd see what I could find and I did pretty well!  We are lucky enough to live in an area that is sprinkled with some nice thrift shops. Here's what I found on my most recent adventure...

  • A Garnet Hill embellished pale pink tee.
  • A pretty Gap marine blue tee with eyelet detailed sleeves
  • An Eddie Bauer tee
  • A funky tunic from Fresh Produce for my Mom
  • A flowy Old Navy top for my Mom

My hunt today was for tops mostly and I was surprised with my finds.  Best of all, it was 1/2 price day so I scored it all for $5!  I think I'm hooked :) I'll continue to share my finds as time goes on!  It's something worth doing, especially if you life in a wealthier area where one persons trash is someone else's treasure!

Do you go thrift shopping? Any pointers you'd like to share?
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