Monday, September 1, 2014

Happy Labor Day

I hope everyone is having a fabulous long weekend
 and
 making the most of the end of summer.

I wanted to share a recipe with you today.
It is for a 

We have been making this at our house a lot lately. 
 Mostly without the tequila,
 but did amp up the drink for the weekend.

Just follow this link for the recipe.
We made no changes in the recipe
 except to cut the maple syrup in half.

How much water you need to add depends
 on how frozen your watermelon is.

The recipe says it is enough for 2,
 we manage to get 4 drinks out of one recipe.

This is a refreshing drink with no processed sugar.
 We love it.
I hope you will too.

Enjoy your Monday!


Friday, August 29, 2014

Awkward and Awesome Friday

Happy Labor Day weekend!
Here's to a fun and exciting last wave to summer.
Awkward:
  • When the a/c goes out on one of the hottest days this summer has seen.
  • Not just a bad hair day, but a horrible hair day!
  • When pages to your blog randomly just disappear for a few hours.
  • When some random dude interrupts a conversation between you and your friend and won't go away.
  • Unexpectedly having a toe injury that leads to getting half of your toenail removed.
 
 Awesome:
  • A newly groomed dog.
  • Husband shows up with dinner one night without letting you know before hand.
  • A much needed cut and color for myself.
  • Cracking open a new Bible Study.
  • A fun, long, holiday weekend.
Just trying to stay cool in this easy, breezy, lightweight outfit.  Chambray goes well with anything,
 but I do love it with this eyelet skirt.
  A perfect look for the dog days of summer.

 Let's hear about your awkward or awesome moments in the comments.

Loft shirt-similar
Francesca skirt-similar
Target wedges-similar
Groopdealz necklace-similar
Kate Spade bracelet-here
Calvin Klein belt-similar


Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Betty Draper Calling...

Hello Readers!
Today I am reviewing a dress from the company eShakti.
I was so excited when they contacted me about choosing a dress.
With eShakti you can customize your item to your exact specifications.
I wanted something colorful, fun and flirty,
 so I went with this cute little number.
It reminds me of something Betty Draper
 would have worn on season 
1 or 2 of Mad Men.
I love the nostalgic aspect of this dress.
 As far as customization: 
 I added the sleeves and changed the neckline.
  I also had it hemmed to my perfect length. 
 The pockets were just an added bonus!
eShakti doesn't only have dresses. 
 They have skirts and tops as well. 
 If you haven't visited their website you need to head over asap.

The turn around time for my custom order was pretty quick 
and they helped me with all 
of my questions and concerns.

Have you tried eShakti yet?

This dress was provided by eShakti, but all opinions are my own.


Monday, August 25, 2014

Florals + Dots

Today began the first day of school around here.
I guess that means summer is official over.
 As you know pattern mixing is a favorite of mine. 
 I am not sure I mix florals and dots too often.
I should though, 
I love how this look turned out.
It has been hot around here the past few days
 and this was a perfect look that
 was also cool and comfy.
You gotta love a linen skirt.
Of course I had to add some statement jewelry 
to the mix for the 
finishing touch.

If you have school age kiddos, are they back in school now?

Gap top-similar
Loft skirt-here
Chambray sandals-similar
Handpicked necklace-similar
H&M bracelets-similar



Friday, August 22, 2014

Awkward and Awesome Friday

A happy Friday to you all.
I hope you have some great end of summer plans for the weekend.
Awkward:
  • A fruit fly invasion in the kitchen.  I thought those suckers only had a 24 hour life span.
  • The long tassel necklace you are wearing gets caught on the grocery cart handle and tassel parts go flying all over the aisle.
  • Getting a text from son2 this week asking if it was Daylight Savings because his clock on his phone jumped back an hour.
  • When you are walking your dog on the walking trail and you converge with two other dogs and a wild rabbit appears on the trail at the same time.
  • When your sock seam bunches in the wrong spot and you get a big 'ole blister.
 
 Awesome:
  • The Yonanas machine that husband brought home.
  • Clean closets in every room of the house.
  • When a complete stranger compliments you on your makeup.
  • Finally delivering the stuff that has been in the back of your car for weeks to Goodwill.
  • My ever faithful, consistent, loyal Prayer Warriors!
 
I love the look of sneakers with a blazer. 
 Add some lace to the mix and you have yourself a great outfit.

Let's hear about your awkward and awesome moments in the comments.

Cabi lace top-similar
Gap trousers-here
Target blazer-here
Converse sneakers-here
Old Navy necklace-similar
Stein Mart bracelet-similar