July 29, 2015

Chicken Teriyaki Recipe | You'll want to try this one right away!

Is everyone having a good week so far?  I meant to post this yesterday but got caught up in the day!  My nephew is in town and we're tying to pack in as much cousin time as possible.  I'm determined for him to know us even though we live so far apart.  It's such a special relationship and it warms my heart to see my kids and my sister's kids love each other. 

This is one of my favorite dinners!  It's easy enough for me to make because the sauce comes from a jar.  Love a good semi-homemade meal to cut down on the time and prep at dinner time  In full disclosure, Matthew typically does most of the real cooking around here including this dinner.  He's the chef and I'm the self-appointed taste-tester and vegan baker :)

Chicken Teriyaki with Jasmine Rice
Cook Jasmine Rice according to the directions
In a skillet, saute half of a diced yellow onion in olive oil until browned
Add in diced boneless skinless chicken and begin to cook over medium heat
Add in a tablespoon of diced garlic (more or less depending on taste)
Add in Teriyaki marinade (we used kikkoman teriyaki marinade)
Allow chicken to fully cook
Add in 1/2 bag of Angel Hair Cabbage
Garnish with diced green onions and serve over jasmine rice

July 27, 2015

Gorgeous LA Home with East Coast Style

I fell in love with this home and wanted to share it because I knew you'd like it too!  The interiors were designed by BirchHill Interior Design and are so soft yet sophisticated.  So lovely!

July 24, 2015


It's FRIDAY!!!  Who's ready for the weekend?  I took the kids to Pawleys earlier this week.  We had the best time!  It was exhausting but nice to spend some time with old friends and new friends.  We ended up cutting our trip a little short because I was so ready to get home.  I'm more and more like that the older I get.  I like my bed and my routine!

I'm so excited to celebrate my baby girl turning FIVE in two days!!!!!!!!!  I can't even begin to believe how quickly this time has flown by.  What a wonderful and life changing five years!  I'm so thankful for her and can't wait to shower her with lots and lots of extra love!

I've also been off the grid all week and couldn't help but take one more look at the Nordstrom Sale.  Of course I found a few more finds that are fabulous and all still available!

Skinny Jeans || Roll Slab Tunic Blouse || Open Cardigan Coat || Frye Melissa Button Tall Riding Boots || knee high riding boots || Pointy Toe T-Strap Studded Flats || Black Running Shoes || Pointy-Toe Loafer Flats || Suede Booties || Sleeveless Wrap Dress || Featherweight Underwire Bra || Long Sleeve Basic Tee (amazing price and tons of colors)

J.Crew Factory is offering 50% off Clearance with code: EXTRA50

July 23, 2015

Favorite Non-Fruity Summer Drink

I'm not really a big liquor drinker.  Actually, I'm not really a big drinker in general anymore.  Although I'm guessing the college years + early twenties could have provided enough good boozed times to last a lifetime.  Thank the lord that social media didn't exist then.  I do however, love a good late summer afternoon cocktail or more often an end of the day glass of wine.  But if the responsibility of average parenting weren't enough to keep me always clear headed and able-bodied, then my son's frequent food allergies, asthma, and quick ability to hive make for a pretty strong case of staying sober enough to drive to the ER.  Always.

But like I said, I do like a drink.  And I'm looking for a new one.  I've been a long time fan of the fruity boat drink sort, Malibu Rum + Midori + Pineapple Juice + lime, but I'm ready to try something new.  It needs to be less sugary and heavy.  Something like my favorite LaCroix but that comes with a slight buzz.  ha! 

Who's got some ideas of where to start?  What's your favorite drink?  Also, I admit that I'm not really sure what the difference between gin and vodka is so I'm pretty much starting from scratch in the tasting department.

My other favorite is a glass of Sauvignon Blanc or Prosecco with a Popsicle dumped inside.  Now, that's a fun treat!

July 22, 2015

Colorful Kids Room by Nicole Hollis

I was going through my pinterest account the other day and came across some recent eye candy rooms I thought you'd like!  All rooms are by designer Nicole Hollis.  It's interesting to see her dark and modern aesthetic completely transformed for kids' spaces.  I'm all about soft neutral spaces for babies and little ones but love how and energetic these are for growing children!  Such fun!


July 21, 2015

Bloggers I love | House Seven

One of my favorite home design instagram feeds is Anissa from House Seven.  She has the most beautiful home that feels so calm and liveable!  My favorite part about her pictures is that at least one of her gorgeous daughters is always sneaking into the shot.  I love watching how real people live in real houses, don't you?

Be sure to check out her amazing instgram feed and lovely blog.

July 20, 2015

Designers I love | Waterleaf Interiors

Happy Monday!  Is everyone staying cool today? Our little reprieve from the heat last week ended abruptly yesterday with some pretty swampy temperatures.  Get me on the beach stat!

I've got another one to watch my friends!  Waterleaf interiors has the most beautiful rooms with an updated traditional feel in a coastal palate of blues and greens and tans.  My favorite!  They all feel very American!  I first found them via their instagram feed which posts lots of pretty images of their retail store and project sneak peeks!

 Lots of color and pattern in these rooms!  Something I just love in other people's home and am slowly trying to try in my own house!

July 19, 2015

Long Sweaters under $50

It's no secret that I'm pretty casual.  I love simple classic pieces that I can wear over and over again and be comfortable.  I also want to spend about five minutes getting dressed but still look polished.  One of my favorite ways to do that is with skinny jeans or leggings and long sweaters.  So to help get you ready for I've rounded up some awesome long sweater buys under $50 for you today! 

Just click on the image below directly and it will open the item up in a new window for you!


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July 18, 2015

Saturday Outfit

I love a good casual outfit!  It's not that hard to look polished but still be comfortable. Just a few key pieces can really make you feel better when out running errands or watching kids sports events!  I'm a huge fan of this look!

Striped Sweatshirt Dress ($43) || Pendant Necklace ($43) || Long Open Cardigan ($31) || Tory Burch Smart Phone Wallet ($119) || Cole Haan Oxford Sneakers ($129 during sale) || Faux Python Tote ($35.90) || Laura Mercier Flawless Face Trio

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July 17, 2015

Top Favorites from the #NSALE

Between connection problems and coding problems I'm about to call uncle on the whole internet today.  Maybe my computer is just going nuts over the #NSALE like everyone else!  I wanted to get the easiest way for you to get to the best stuff but that's proving difficult.  In the end, I'm guessing all of my posts will show up working fine on your end and you'll think I'm crazy for over posting.  Sorry if that happens!  I'm cataloging for myself and my mom and sister too and we need easy quick reference!



I just noticed that the links in my last post weren't working.  So sorry!  I just redid everything so hopefully it's all up and running now!  


Rag & Bone The Skinny Jean || Kut From The Kloth Jeans (designer looking for half the price!) || Belted Cape || Long Sweater ||

Live-in Leggings ($33!) || Tunic Sweatshirt ($29!!) || Grey Suede Booties || Kadie Bootie || Sperry Waterproof Rain Boots || Hunter Fleece Boot Socks (these ALWAYS sell out so get yours now and thank me come December!) || Shawl Collar Cardigan || Patagonia Down Jacket (hands down warmest jacket ever!) || Relaxed Slub Tee

Scalloped Dress || Leather Trim Trench || Black Side Zip Tote ($35 but hurry the tan already sold out and the sale hasn't even gone public yet!) || Black D'Orsay Pumps || SPANX High Waisted Mid-Thigh Shaper.  Best $26 you'll spend and pray no one ever sees. ha! || Tory Burch Smart Phone Wristlet || Cubic Zurconia Diamond Studs.  Everyone should have a pair of $22 back-ups!

Table Mess Two Art Canvas (great price!) || Large Drum Basket || Pom Pom Pillow || Personalized White Lacquer Tray || Striped Bath Towels || Mirrored Bar Cart (great deal for under $200) || Voluspa Candle Set so smart to order a few for teacher and hostess gifts! || Jacquard Towel || Amira Pillow || Friessa Euor Sham || Archipelago Botanicals Initial Candle

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