Lentil, Feta and Bruschetta Spread


My girlfriend Lacey told me about this gem. The easiest and most delicious appetizer (or even meal).
All you need is to combine one package of the following goodies from Trader Joe’s:

Crumbled Feta Cheese
Steamed Lentils
Fresh Bruschetta Sauce

Now dip some pita chips and enjoy!  Seriously mouth watering and my new go-to appetizer for parties. Some people on IG suggested adding some chicken and tossing it in a pita for a meal.

Seychelles ‘So Far Away” Leather Sandal

sofaraw9s1LEOA few months back, after a loooong day in high heels, my friend Cassaundra (of the Blue Closet) let me borrow these shoes to give my feet a rest.  So so comfortable! I knew I had to have a pair for myself–now I want every color and style.  I got mine at Nordstrom, here. I would normally order a 5.5 or 6 in this style of a sandal but the 5 actually ended up fitting perfectly, so they run just a little bit big.


Purse/Diaper Bag c/o: Lily Jade
Vest: Gap
Dress: TJ Maxx
Glasses: TOMS
photo sofaraw9s12



Fossil Stella Leather Watch

I stepped into Fossil the other day with no agenda–just to browse.  And I stumbled on this beauty.  It’s even more lovely on! It took every ounce of self control I had to not buy it on the spot.  But you bet it made my wish-list!  And $135 is a great price for a nice watch.  Plus you can switch out the wrist bands.

shop here (free shipping and free returns)


My “Everyday” J.Crew Favs

I stepped into J.Crew the other day to make a return and I got sucked in. They were having one of those surprise sales where the entire store is 25% off and then another 20% off on top of that–the math confuses me, but I know thats a pretty great discount.  So I treated myself to a few wardrobe staples. This Spring I have a goal of sprucing up my Mom-uniform with some accessories. I still want to be comfy, so jeans and a t-shirt it will be–but perhaps with a bit of pizazz like a bauble necklace or a fun hat.

These shirts–I’m obsessed. They are linen and insanely soft.  And they hand loosely while still giving some shape (i don’t like my shirts to hug).
1-photolinen je t’aime shirt  // baseball tee // leopard ball cap // similar necklace

2-photo// similar necklace //

jcrew tee

ashley head shot
// these are the days linen tee //

This Makes Me Happy

Frozen just brings me so much joy, I can’t even explain it. Glad to see I’m not the only parent who may enjoy the movie more than my kiddos.

This will be the best thing you watch today, trust me.

Good Read


This pretty girl–if you can believe it, her heart is even prettier!
And her blog, well it’s just pure awesome.
Hands down, my favorite go-to blog for all things mama style and kid’s fashion.
Check her out.

Spring 2014 Anthro Wish List

Anthropologie is probably the store I get the most giddy to stroll through when I get the chance to go to the mall.  Touching all the soft fabrics, smelling the nostalgic Volcano candles and scouring the sale section for that perfect deal.  And while I rarely take home anything that isn’t from the sale section, it doesn’t stop me from making my wish list.  Here are the Antrho goodies that I’m coveting from the Spring 2014 collection (you’ll note there’s a jacket phase I’m going through):

imgThis jacket is vegan, which is pretty rad.  And it seems like the perfect, timeless coat.  I’m obsessed. Also, it has a ruffle in the back! Shop here, it’s almost sold out.
img-8I’ve been on the hunt for the perfect little black coat.  Loving this one, especially the collar.  Pretty please, share links to your perfect leather coat finds–I’m ready to commit to one. Shop here. img-5Chambray AND a jacket.  I can think of nothing more glorious.  I tried it on in the store, and it’s just as fabulous as I knew it would be. Shop here. img-1The only thing stopping me from buying these cargos is the fear that I might be compelled to wear them every day of my life–they are soooooo soft.  Shop here. img-2On a whim I decided to try these floral pants on and I was so surprised by how much I loved them.  Its the only time this style of pants has not made me look 10 pounds heavier.  They are a super flattering cut and they make it to the top of my Spring wardrobe wish list. Shop here. img-3Classic, cotton tunic with LACE–enough said.  My girlfriend tried it on and it fit fabulously! Shop here. img-9I’m drawn to this tunic.  The universe wants me to own it.  And because I’m a shorty I know I can count on it being longer than it is on the model. Shop here. img-4These boots.  The perfect way to wear booties in the Spring.  The color, the holes, the slit–just perfect. Shop hereimg-6I’m a fan of a good ol’ rancher hat.  Love that this classic brown one is such a reasonable price.  The perfect everyday hat. Shop here. img-7Another reasonably priced accessory–these glasses add some vintage flair to a wardrobe.  Shop here.

Etsy Finds: For Little Guys

There’s something extra special about opening up a handmade gift for a little one–they’re always my favorite.  Here are a handful of the handmade goodies I’ve been admiring for a while.  You’ll want to visit these shops–they are incredible and jam packed with so many more fabulous items.

‘Little Mister’ by LittleMissMomma

A collection of goodies for little misters.

Bob the Bear Lambswool Plush…


Black Knitted Helvetica &quo…


Toy Alphabet Letters Boy Fab…


Cloud Cushion Hand Embroider…


Go Ahead, Swoon Baby Tee


Crayon Organizer Roll – Laun…


Wooden Toy – Personalized Bo…


Wood Toy Slingshot with Pom …


World Globe 12in Teal Painte…


You Brighten My Day – hot co…


Green Cardigan and Bow Tie S…


Rainbow Village Blocks – A W…


DRIFTWOOD and Colorful FELT …




Pyjama set – red onesie and …


Dinosaur Animal Set Wooden …


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