As a blonde I have never been one who would buy anything in yellow. When I came upon this dress this spring (I forgot I had taken blog pictures of this outfit I don't know if it would fit anymore). I ordered it and even when I tried it on I was unsure about the color with my blonde hair and skin color. I never thought blondes could really pull off yellow. Well I was pleasantly surprised that I really loved this dress and mostly the mustard yellow color.
School is out or almost out and everyone is starting to think about their summer plans. Leo is starting soccer this summer and doing swim lessons. But on top of that I made a little summer bucket list for us. This one is more catered to toddlers and younger kids, but is a fun start to some summer activities. I want to make this summer as special as possible because it will be my last summer with just Leo. I have adored my 1 on 1 time with him for the last 2+ years and as excited as we are to add another to the family I am a little sad all my alone time with him will be coming to an end. So until September we will be working away on our summer bucket list!
Father's Day is fast approaching and we teamed up yet again for a fun day at Columbia Center Mall. This time Jay got spoiled as the entire day was about picking out Father's Day gifts for Jay. Not only do I have some good gift ideas for you but I'm also doing an amazing giveaway. You can enter it at the bottom of this post.
When we remodeled our house I wanted to build a little catch all area. The previous owners had installed a little bench here but I knew that would not be enough. So I quickly went to Pinterest and did some looking and made sure this type of space was added to our home. We had a small space to work with but I needed to to be as function as possible. I think we accomplished this and I got to have a little fun decorating it too.
So I've been craving a good kale salad and I can't seem to find one in our town. So I decided to take it upon myself to create the perfect kale summer salad, which included a healthy dose of grapefruit. I have made it a few times this week and I keep telling my husband that it tastes like summer in a bowl. This pregnancy I have craved salad the most (and sour patch kids) and this salad surely satisfies my craving. Plus it is also very pretty so if you are looking for a salad to bring to a BBQ this is your salad.
It is shorts seasons, I mean the last month has been shorts seasons but I'm finally getting around to sharing with you a few of my favorite shorts. I have been able to wear all my low waisted shorts still but my high waisted ones have gone back into the drawer for the rest of the summer. I am sharing with you some of my favorite summer shorts that are "mom" appropriate!
So I kind of skipped over spring cleaning here because it went straight from winter to summer. Normally we get some rainy and windy days in the spring but starting in March we started getting almost 80 degree weather. Then we had visitors and plans so I am finally getting around to doing a little spring cleaning and it feels so good. Today I'm going over 10 things you should throw away!
So I am still not in maternity clothes yet I don't know if that is out of being stubborn or what. I tried a pair of maternity jeans on this week and they stretchy part that goes over your tummy didn't fit over mine. So I think I'm sticking to my anti maternity clothes policy for a few more weeks. When it comes to dresses I like to look for non maternity dresses I can wear all the time. I hate buying dresses that are maternity specific. I didn't realize when I was buying this dress it was an empire waist but once I got it on I really enjoyed the cut.
So I've been crazy about eye cream for years. I wish I could tell you I have an eye cream that I love love love but what I have noticed is as I have age or the season's change my under eyes require something a little different. With this pregnancy my skin is really dry so I've been really into gels which is something I have never used before. So I am sharing my top 10 eye creams and the best part of the top 10 is that 5 or 6 are all under $30. You don't always have to pay an arm and a leg for eye cream. And if I could tell my 18 year old self anything I'd say start using eye creams NOW. I didn't really get into them till about 24 (which is younger than most) but I wish I would of started even earlier.
It is Mother's Day weekend and if you are looking for something to make I highly suggest these scones. All you need to spare is 45 minutes and maybe a quick trip to the store. I had all the ingredients at home except the coconut extract (I had to buy imitation) and the heavy cream but I accidentally bought heavy whipping cream but it worked perfectly. I have a girlfriend visiting from out of state this weekend and I always like to have some quick breakfast options for guests if they wake up early or we are in a rush to get out of the house in the morning.