Do you guys love an embroidered blouse as much as I do? These are giving me all of the Spring feels. These are the perfect touch of bohemian that make you want to move to a beach town but still be able to go to your job (and wear a lot of these tops). They're flirty and fun! Just click on an image to shop it.
I've been on the hunt for pink sneakers that are really comfortable for so long. I have a really high standard for sneaker comfort. I'm so happy that I found these! They're perfect for Spring and so cheerful. I basically want all of the sneakers that I linked below...help! Get ready to step into spring with these bad boys...
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Easter and Passover are the perfect opportunities to wear floral, lace and pastel colored dresses. Even if the weather isn't matching the tone of the holidays, I'm always up for the task, how about you guys? I'm so excited for Spring I could burst! These garden roses from Bouqs are giving me all of the Spring holiday feels! So are these pretty dresses!
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My husband is the Christian one in the relationship but he isn't religious so we don't go to church or anything like that for Easter. Still, we like to use it as an opportunity to get together with family so we go to his mom's house every year and celebrate! I also like every opportunity to get festive so I always make festive treats and will decorate a little bit. If you also like to get festive, I linked some cute decor and serving pieces below!
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I love a festive treat! Have you guys ever had puppy chow? Another name for it is muddy buddies. I made this one with Lucky Charm instead of Chex for St. Patrick’s Day and it did not disappoint! It’s easy, a great thing to make ahead of time because it doesn’t matter if it’s fresh, easy to share (and put in cute bags) and is highly addictive. Check out this other Lucky Charms/St. Patrick's Day treat that I made last year here.
10 cups Lucky Charms cereal
1 cup creamy, unsweetened peanut butter
1/4 cup unsalted butter
11 oz white chocolate chips
1 t vanilla extract
1 box (16 oz) powdered sugar
I've got a few things to brighten up your Tuesday...10 in fact! One of them is this pretty white lace romper that came back in stock and is only $68. It has a blush undertone that is just perfect! It would look so good with this layered necklace! Clearly I'm on a romper/jumpsuit kick haha. Hover over an image to see the price and click on it to shop. Happy Tuesday, loves!
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Following yesterday's post with all of the clothes that you need for a warm weather getaway, today's post brings all of the accessories that you need to pair with those outfits! Whether it's a cute hat to wear on the beach, a pair of shoes to wear with your new romper, a set of flip flops to toss on for the pool or a new beach bag to throw over your shoulder, or a fresh pair of shades...I've got you covered! I want every.single.one.of.these.pieces! Seriously, how dreamy?! Now if only I could be transported to a beach wearing all of them STAT!
March is my least favorite month of the year because it seems like spring is arriving but really it isn't just yet. I'm also so over winter by now. It also makes it my favorite month of the year to get away somewhere warm and head on a vacation! This year Jay and I decided to save our money for an anniversary trip instead (more on that soon!) so we aren't heading anywhere warm. I've been dreaming of it though and looking at all of the resort wear! I also thought that I would have your back in case YOU are heading on a "spring break" trip. Remember the wet t-shirt contests on spring break? Oh, how times have changed! I never participated but it was definitely one of the most entertaining things I ever watched in my life haha.
Shopping for a warm weather vacation is my absolute FAVORITE thing of all time to shop for! Today's post includes resort wear clothing and tomorrow's will include resort wear accessories. I figured that it'd be better to break it down into two posts since there's so many great pieces! As always, hover over an image to see the price and click on it to shop it!
Rompers, Jumpsuits & Sets
I’ll never forget the look on my poor mom’s face as she had to pass tests from the OT & PT before they could release me from the hospital & into her care following my accident. She had to assist me into fake cars, up flights of stairs, onto toilets, etc. and if she couldn’t, I’d have to go to a rehab facility, which I did NOT want to do. I have a memory of her concerned face as she watched me suffer through each task, with her hands assisting me, permanently sketched in my brain. In hindsight, I can’t believe I had the ability to notice HER experience through my own but I’m always so connected to hers’, as she is to mine. Our mother daughter connection is so strong that we feed off of each other a lot, which is both so healing and also so painful during recoveries (thankfully this recovery will be a tiny one). Which means that she suffers almost as much as I do during these times. I know that she has as many horrible memories from this hospital as I do..hers are just memories of my screams in her ears instead of screams in my lungs. The flip side of our connection is that I know that she’ll be able to comfort me in a way that only she and Jay are able to. There’s just something about the comfort from your mom that never goes away. We’ve come a long way from those practice round days years ago...we have systems (so.many.systems) in place, wayyyyy more serious surgeries under our belts (seriously, this is a joke), and a puppy waiting for us at her house. My connection with the best mother-turned-nurse remains the same though and I’m eternally grateful.
Shopbop's buy more save more sale is going on so if you have things that you've been pining for, now would be a great time to add them to your cart. Use the code GOBIG18 for 15% off orders of $200+, 20% off orders of $500+ and 25% off orders of $800+. Here are some of my favorite items off of the site, broken down by clothing first and then accesories. Just click on an item to shop it!
Reese’s were always my JAM! In college, Jay and I would buy big bags of the seasonal Reese’s (eggs at Easter, hearts at Valentine’s Day) in white chocolate and milk chocolate and would eat them as our late night snack after going out.
The cleaner that I’ve eaten over the years, the less appealing they’ve become crazily enough. They taste too artificial and also make me feel like crap after I eat them. However, I still love the idea of them and LOVE peanut butter. I decided to take a crack at making my own version of them and have finally perfected them enough to share the recipe. They may not be as pretty or as sweet as a Reese’s but they’re just as satisfying! As far as I know they’re Paleo and Whole 30 approved too. I think that they’re best served frozen but to each his/her own!
CHOCOLATE LAYERS INGREDIENTS:
1/2 cup cacao powder
1/4 cup coconut oil (melted)
4 T honey
1 T coconut flour
1/2 t vanilla extract
1/4 t pink himalayan salt
PEANUT BUTTER LAYER INGREDIENTS:
4 T peanut butter, creamy and unsweetened
2 T coconut flour
2 T unsweetened coconut flakes
1 T coconut oil, melted
2 T honey
1/2 t cinnamon
Place mini cupcake liners in a mini muffin tin.
In a medium sized bowl, melt the coconut oil for the chocolate layer and then add the rest of the chocolate layer ingredients. Mix until smooth.
Divide the chocolate layer mixture in half. Use half of it to create a thin layer on the bottom of each mini muffin tin. Place in the freezer for ten minutes.
In a medium bowl, melt the coconut oil for the peanut butter mixture and then add the rest of the peanut butter mixture ingredients. Mix until smooth and combined.
Remove the muffin tin from the freezer and disperse the peanut butter mixture amongst each mini muffin tin.
Cover the peanut butter with the remaining chocolate layer mixture.
Place back in the freezer for 40 minutes-an hour. Enjoy frozen or let them come to room temperature (I prefer them frozen). Store them in an airtight tupperwear in the freezer with parchment paper between the layers of peanut butter cups.
President's Day brings the most random sales but I AM NOT COMPLAINING! I love how every long weekend brings sales with it. These times are my favorite to shop (aren't they all of ours though). The first set of items will have the price adjustments done automatically. At the bottom of the post, I set aside the ASOS items, which you need the code I listed in order to get the 15% discount. Hover over an item to see the price and click on it if you want to shop!