After living the last 3 years in Portland my options for clothing was ample. Thankfully the first 6 months Leo was born we were in the city and Leo was styling. But when we moved back to Tri-Cities we were stumped on where to get more trendy kids clothing. Until stumbling upon a cute little kids boutique at the Columbia Center Mall in Tri-Cities called Concept. I was shocked at the brands they carried and their selection. Needless to say Leo is styling again thanks to Concept.
Summer nights call for my favorite kind of fashion. I love all the outfits you can wear on cooler summer nights, like white jeans and all sorts of blouses, especially off the shoulder tops. This is my ideal summer outfit. My Mom brought back this top for me after she was on vacation. I loved everything about it. The embroidery, cut, sleeves, and the off the shoulder look.
Cold brew coffee is my jam. For those of you who don't know about cold brew you are missing out. It is smooth, not bitter, and just better tasting coffee. When I lived in Portland I got addicted to Stumptown Cold Brew coffee in the summer months. The minute the weather gets warm I can no longer do hot coffee. When I moved back to Tri-Cities I couldn't find the perfect cold brew. I enjoy drinking coffee at HOME and I decided it was time to start making my own cold brew.
So this is still a "work in progress" but it is closer to done and I was dying to share this room with you from our remodel. Jay and I are fairly big wine drinkers, when we bought our house we were stumped on where to put our wine cellar. After ALOT of searching of HOUZZ I came up with an idea and showed it to our contractors. To my SURPRISE they went above and beyond creating my vision. This is how we turned our "formal living room" into the coolest room in our house.
Are you in search for some new summer shorts? I was and after trying 15 pair at Nordstrom I found the perfect pair of "Mom" shorts. I have always had the hardest time finding shorts, for a million reasons. Mostly because I just don't look good in shorts with 1 inch inseam, not to mention now having a small child I need something that is comfortable, cute, and long enough that my booty isn't hanging out. Well friends I'm happy to let you know that I found some!
So if you followed this blog at all you know I'm crazy about the sun and protecting yourself from it. Well I am even more crazy about protecting my child. At the end of this blog post I will give you some facts that will hopefully make you become crazy about protecting your child from the sun too. But the one that really stuck with me was that someone's risk for melanoma can double if they have had more than 5 sunburns at any age. That is such a scary fact because I know I have had well over 5 sunburns in my life. So I know Leo won't always be as strict about his sunblock, shade, and sun wear, but while I am in control you better believe he will be covered from head to toe!
When the weather gets warm all I want is a margarita. It is my favorite summer drink. This week I was dying for a margarita and wanted something a little different. I have rosemary in my garden and I was wondering if I could do something with that. I viewed some rosemary margaritas recipes on pinterest but they all had grapefruit and I didn't have any at home. My eyes stumbled upon the watermelon I had just bought sitting on my kitchen counter and the idea came together. More about this little cocktail creation and what I'll be wearing for Memorial Day weekend!
Ok so I'm really into cucumbers lately. Probably because Leo loves them so much so I end up eating them too. I was just eating cucumbers with red wine vinegar and salt and pepper but that wouldn't hold me over for very long. So I started throwing together different things in my fridge and came up with this little salad. I make it in advance usually on Sunday and I can snack on it on Monday and Tuesday. It is enough for lunch or a side for dinner.
White floral maxi is a bit out of my comfort zone, but when I saw this one online I thought I'd give it a try. I was afraid I'd look like a boho bride or something wearing all white. But that certainly wasn't the case. This dress needed the perfect backdrop and what a better backdrop than a blooming apple orchard. Read more about my views on floral prints and other patterns......
Every 6 or so months I go through and update you on my favorite new products. I don't think it's been 6 months quite yet, but I'm really digging these new products so much that I had to do a quick post and share them with you!