Thursday, April 30, 2015

Thirsty Thursday

So does anyone have any advice on what food to serve an 8 month old? My daughter keeps waking up 2-3x a night and is slurping down bottles. I need to find some foods that are more substantial for doing the day. Up until a few weeks ago she was sleeping 12 hours a night.

So that brings me to why I need to enjoy a tasty beverage on this Thirsty Thursday! Last week we went out to dinner and I ordered a jalapeño cucumber margarita. When it came out it was HUGE and I may have had 3 sips due to the fact I had to feed the baby, keep her entertained, and eat dinner. Anyway, point of story is that I have been thinking of it all week. So I went to Pinterest and found this great recipe.

Receive from Bon Appetit and serves 12


  • Bring 1/3 cup sugar and 1/3 cup water to a boil in a saucepan, stirring to dissolve sugar. Let simple syrup cool.
  • Combine simple syrup, 3 cups tequila blanco, 1 1/4 cups fresh lemon juice, 1 1/4 cups fresh lime juice, 1/2 cup triple sec, and 1 jalapeño, halved lengthwise, in a pitcher. Chill for at least 30 minutes or up to 3 hours (taste every 1/2 hour or so until spiced to your liking); remove jalapeño.
  • Rub a lime wedge over half the rim of highball or rocks glasses; dip into kosher salt. Serve Margaritas over ice in prepared glasses; garnish with sliced cucumber and jalapeño.

Happy Pinning!

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Wednesday, April 29, 2015

JCrew Sale - Additional 40% off sale and 30% off Full Price

So I have been going a lil nuts with the JCrew sale recently! All full price items are 30% off and all sale items are an additional 40% off with the code SALETHERAPY! I can't wait to head to Charleston this weekend and check out there sale section too. I can definitely use a few more tops, shorts, and am looking for another pair of skinny white jeans. All of the items below I got for $30 and under! SCORE!! Well the navy shorts might have been $35 but close enough right? I am proud to say I also bought my first tankini. I am officially a Mom and ready for Lil Otter Swim School in a few weeks. JCrew Sale - Additional 40% off sale and 30% off Full Price

Have you checked out the sale at JCrew? Let me know what deals you are finding!


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J Crew j crew tuxedo / Flounce top / J Crew vneck tee / V neck tee / Blue ruffle top / J.Crew long shorts / J.Crew long shorts / J Crew j crew jewelry / Vintage cotton V-neck tee : 50% off select final sale styles | J.Crew / Sailor stripe demi-underwire halter bikini top : swim | J.Crew

J Crew j crew tuxedo / Flounce top / J Crew vneck tee / V neck tee / Blue ruffle top / J.Crew long shorts / J.Crew long shorts / J Crew j crew jewelry / Vintage cotton V-neck tee : 50% off select final sale styles | J.Crew / Sailor stripe demi-underwire halter bikini top : swim | J.Crew

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Mamma Needs New Makeup - My Wishlist

So I am almost out of ALL of my makeup! And this time around I am going to buy a bunch of different brands. I always get sucked into the makeup counter and buy items that I don't need. I was looking at the Nordstrom website and saw that they do beauty consultations. So in the next few weeks I am going to make an appointment and test it out. Here are some of the products that I have been eyeing. Have you tried any of these? Looking for any advice that you might have. I am a sucker for the makeup combo packs!! But not sure if they are worth the money. I want to get day to day makeup for running after baby, makeup for shopping, and then date night makeup. Half the time for baby makeup I end up applying it in the car!

Mamma Needs New Makeup Wishlist

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Christian Dior eye care

Fresh lip treatment

Tory Burch dopp bag

Tory Burch bags case

Nars cosmetic

Tom ford makeup brush

Urban Decay evening makeup
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Tom ford makeup brush

Tom ford makeup brush

Tom ford makeup brush

Tom ford makeup brush

Tom ford makeup brush

Tom ford makeup brush

Monday, April 27, 2015

Kentucky Derby Outfit & Party Inspiration

Hope you had a great weekend! The weather here was rainy and overcast, but the sun did sneak out a little in the afternoon for us to grill some cheeseburgers on Sunday. Saturday I ran to the outlets and didn't buy anything...Well a hat for baby A that matches a romper I bought her last year. But nothing for myself even though Kate Spade had 40% off and Coach had 50% off everything! And at Coach if it was on sale you got an additional 40% off!!

I saw so many cute spring/summer dresses that made me think about the Kentucky Derby this weekend. I get so excited for the Kentucky Derby each year! I love wearing fun dresses, hats, and of course my mint juleps in the afternoon! Here are a few ideas if you are going to or hosting a party. What to wear! The more floral and bigger the hat the better! Think preppy overload!!!

Kentucky Derby Outfit Inspiration

And if you are hosting a party or going to a party and need ideas/recipes of what to bring check out Hostess with the Mostess! I can't tell you how many ideas they have as well as free printable and recipes. 
Hostess with the Mostess 
Hostess with the Mostess 
Hostess with the Mostess 
My Mother in Law is going to a Kentucky Derby party on Saturday and made these fabulous boxes for people to vote for best dressed. How AMAZING are these? I can't believe she made these. 

I also found these great recipes on Pinterest for Mint Juleps that look delicious! I have to figure out which one I want to try!
Sparkling Mint Julep
Strawberry Mint Julep
Blackberry Mint Julep
How cute are these napkins I found on Pinterest? Perfect for a hostess gift. 
For more ideas check out my Pinterest board! I also have a post from last year with ideas as well! 

Can't wait to hear and see your Kentucky Derby outfits and party pictures!


White silk dress


White v neck dress


Ankle strap wedge sandals

Yves Saint Laurent fuschia handbag
$1,650 -

Longchamp green tote

Straw clutch

David Yurman white gold bangle