[18 month check-up // how?! he was just born! ]
Last weekend my sister and I did an Art Noir Aerobics class at the Des Moines Art Center and it was a great way to start the weekend off on the right foot. After we sweated and lunged our way through the galleries we were treated to delicious goodies from The Cutler Kitchen. Kiley is the sweetest and her treats are so tasty (and healthy too!) – highly recommend!
I’ve been meaning to get some fabric dinning chairs to go at the head of our table for when we have dinner parties, but just never got around to it. Well, until I saw these buffalo plaid beauties. Come to mama!
You all know I love me some Target, and while I tend to go more traditional/farmhouse in our log home, I think their new line, Opalhouse, is so fun!
It’s no secret that I have a serious girl crush on Joanna Gaines of HGTV’s Fixer Upper fame. So when her collaboration with Target was announced last fall, I was in full-on freak out mode.
Her holiday goodies were amazing and I couldn’t wait to see what else would be in store. Well, her spring/Easter line just hit stores and it is crazy cute. I’ve perused the shelves at my local Target and picked out my faves to share with my lovely readers!
Astilbe Flower Bundle // 2-Tier Wood & Metal Cake Stand // Floral Napkins
Metal Bunny Ear Napkin Ring // Decorative Wire Basket // Glass Salt And Pepper Set
Steel Colander // Acacia Salad Servers // Hinged Metal Bud Vase
Over the holidays we got new appliances in our kitchen and switched from an electric to gas stove. My husband is in heaven, but I’m constantly freaking out because Fitz has been turning on the gas! After a quick heads-up from a fellow mama about these safety covers, I think we should be able to feel a little more relaxed in our kitchen now.
We were looking for a quick meal last weekend and Marcus found this Chicken Parmesan Stuff Shells recipe via Food Network. I can definitely see this one being a repeat in our household!
One of my favorite things that my Grandma always had out in her kitchen was her changeable wooden block calendar. I have a black and white version similar to hers in my office at work, but I love this one from McGee & Co.
I have been wanting to host a favorite things party for quite some time, and since 2018 is all about checking things off of my to-do list, I decided to put my plan into motion. And what better timing than around Valentine’s Day to have a little ‘treat yo self’ moment with friends?!
Originally I was going to host, but when I got word that one of my favorite local restaurants was closing soon, we made an early reservation and picked a date.
The wine was flowing and our orders had been placed, then the real fun began! Here are what the other lovely ladies brought to share:
matches + figuring from a fave local store, Boxwoods Fine Furnishings
original piece from local artist, Emily Stumpf
tote made of recycled saris from Mahima Creations
J.Crew sunglasses (similar)
Chef’n stem gem + mini Capri Blue Jar Candle
Chef’n Veggichop vegetable chopper
Vasanti BrightenUp! face rejuvenator + que bella eye masks + MojaWorks face towelslocal goodies that can all be purchased at Dogpatch Urban Gardens
Heartland Burrito + Clear Creek Orchard jam + Pickle Creek oil + Zaza’s artisan pasta + Juan O’Sullivan’s salsa
So much good stuff here that I forgot to take photos of what I gave out as my favorite things!
First up, my ‘wear every single freaking day” eye shadow – Nude Glow by Maybelline. The second thing I gifted was a must-have for Iowa’s long winter months – Kiehl’s ultimate strength hand salve. And finally, a new fave for me – this absolutely darling tissue box cover shaped like a house from Umbra!
The nice thing about having a 4:15 dinner reservation? Having time to pop next door to Bubba for a night cap! Oh yeah, and another new favorite of mine are these jeans from Madewell. I don’t think I took them off all weekend!
Posted in Holidays, Lifestyle
Tagged Boxwoods, Bubba's, Capri Blue Candles, Chef'n, Clear Creek Orchard, Django, Dogpatch Urban Gardens, Emily Stumpf, Heartland Burrito, J. Crew, Juan O'Sullivan's, Kiehl's, Madewell, Mahima Creations, Maybelline, MojaWorks, my favorite things, Pickle Creek, que bella, Umbra, Vasanti, Zaza's
Mondays can be the worst, so why not celebrate with a cocktail tonight?!
With all this sickness and cold weather around here, it’s nice to have a little bubbly to help me think of warmer times ahead. This bevie would also be perfect to enjoy with your Valentine this Wednesday.
Two To Tango
- 1 1/2 cups Sparkling Ice Pomegranate Blueberry
- 1 cup pear nectar
- 1/4 cup orange-flavored liqueur, such as Grand Marnier
- 1 bottle (750 ml) Champagne
In a large pitcher, combine Sparkling Ice Pomegranate Blueberry, pear nectar, and orange-flavored liqueur. Slowly add Champagne. Serve over ice. Garnish with mint and blueberries.
This post was created in collaboration with Sparkling Ice.
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[nothing gets past these two]
Spring break is right around the corner and so I decided to do some searching for a new swimsuit. I ordered these gingham high-waisted bottoms to go with this matching top and I can’t wait to try them on and see if they will work for me. TBD, but I’ll let you know!
My online shopping skills were on fire this week (sorry, Marcus) and Target has been killing it lately with the most recent releases. En route to me: these darling blush suede fold-down flats and a striped jumpsuit from their new line, Universal Thread.
The Winter Olympics are underway in Pyeongchang and I don’t know about you, but I am stoked to get sucked into all the hype. #TEAMUSA all the way. Need a little help getting up to speed? Check out this cheat sheet.