Tuesday, July 22, 2014

I've Always Wanted to Be in Cosmo

I'll be honest, I was struggling for a blog topic today.  Thank God for Kristen and her post yesterday or I might have been MIA from the blogosphere!  The lovely Erin created this lovely quiz and I had so much fun filling it out.

No clue why it's so small….but I've uploaded it 4 different times and I give up.

Monday, July 21, 2014

Weekending: Beachin, Relaxin, Cookin!

Here we are at another Monday.  These weekends just feel shorter and shorter.  Let's get down to business shall we?

As always, linking up with Meghan and Biana!

Friday night a few of us headed down to South Haven to have dinner and drinks on the beach.  We started at a place called The Idler.

The Idler is a riverboat turned bar and grill.  We didn't try their food but they make an excellent Moscow Mule.

After a couple of drinks we headed over to Captain Lou's which is famous around these parts.  We sat out on the deck and got to watch all of the fancy boats drive by.

After dinner we headed to the back deck at Captain Lou's to listen to a band.  Such a fun night.

Hanging out with my Twin!  Not sure why it turned out so fuzzy.

Saturday I got up early to take a barre class and run a few errands.  That afternoon Michigan took me on a movie date to see Maleficent.

We both agreed that it was one of the worst movies we'd seen in awhile. Not at all what I was expecting and so disappointing.  

Sunday I hung out in the kitchen most of the day and am proud to say found 2 more FABULOUS recipes. 

Steak Kabobs with Chimichurri Sauce

Brussel Sprout and Bacon Salad

Michigan and I both agreed that these were both home runs!

I've got a super busy week ahead between work, teaching 2 barre classes, 1 dance class, and packing for the weekend.  We're headed to Mackinac Island this weekend for a little getaway!

How was yall's weekend?


Friday, July 18, 2014

Friday Favorites

Does anyone else feel like this week has been so slow? TGIF for reals this week yall!

too bad nurses don't have fridays! but this is how i feel at end of shift! heck even at patient hand off!

You know what Fridays mean around here!

Linking up again with Amanda!

Favorite Songs
Mr. Probz - Waves
Such a mellow song with a great beat.  For some reason it reminds me of being in LA and taking dance class at the Edge. #randomthought

Last week on So You Think You Can Dance we got to hear the acoustic version of Sam Smith's Latch.  I loved everything about the song and the choreography of this piece.

Favorite Recipe

I first saw this recipe on Skinnytaste, then on Fab Fit Fun and then on Ashley's blog.  It looked delicious and I knew I had to make it this week!  I picked up the veggetti and was 100% convinced that it wouldn't work.  Boy was I wrong!  That thing worked like a charm and I had a big bowl of zucchini noodles in NO time!

Favorite Purchase
As you read yesterday, I finally bought a Panama hat.  I will definitely be wearing it this week.

I also picked up this lovely little lady and she was on sale!


Favorite Netflix Discovery

Sometimes at work, instead of listening to music I put Netflix on my phone and zone out.  This only happens when I'm updating spreadsheets or doing something that I can totally zone out for (which isn't often). I was so excited that The Wonder Years has been added to the site!  I remember watching that show every week with my mom and loving it even though I probably didn't understand half of the storylines.  Insert binge watching party this weekend!

Hope y'all have a fabulous Friday and a great weekend!

Thursday, July 17, 2014

The Perfect Summer Trend: Panama Hats

I know I'm a little late to this trend but I FINALLY purchased a panama hat at Target yesterday.


I've always been a hat person but have usually stuck with baseball caps and summer fedoras.  Since the Panama hat is much bigger than a fedora I am a little nervous about styling it.  I need some outfit ideas for my trip to Mackinac Island next weekend so naturally I did what any girl would do. I turned to the wonderful black hole of Pinterest (you can follow me here).  Here are a few of my favorite ways to wear this cute summer trend.


Y'all know I LOVE me a good maxi!  I feel like a plain tank and a fab skirt are the perfect canvas to add a fun hat and other accessories. The skit has some major walkability!


I love the mixing of brown/neutrals with black.  The denim jacket, boots, and panama hat are perfect for dressing down your favorite LBD making it perfect for a Saturday brunch with the ladies.


Did anyone else think this was Blair Waldorf at first glance?  This look is perfect for a travel day!


Perfect for transitioning into fall!  I love everything from the panama hat, to the elbow patches on the cardi, and that bright POP of color!  No wonder the gorgeous Abby Doll is one of my fashion icons!


Another home run from Abby.


Probably my favorite dress from this whole bunch.  The dress doesn't "touch" you (no hiding that food baby), it has POCKETS, and it pairs so great with the panama hat.  #perfection