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Thoughts For Friday

Jun 8, 2012

I am so glad it is Friday!  And guess why?  My in-laws are keeping Sterling for the night (and I mean overnight) so Matt and I can go to a wine tasting and then date night!  We have not been out on a date in forever!   Oh the joys of finally having family living in town!

I picked up my Silhouette of Sterling that WayWay did and I could not be more pleased. I love it in a major way, it is pure perfection!!  If you are looking to get a Silhouette done of your child you must contact WayWay.  She did a stellar job.  Now I am trying to decide where to hang in his room or our hallway? You can check out more of WayWay’s work HERE.

Speaking of WayWay she turned me on the best way to cook Okra, roasting it.  All you do is slice down the middle, toss with olive oil and sprinkle with salt and pepper.  Roast at 400 degrees about 20 mins.  It is

so good.  Matt and I were eating them right off the pan like they were fries.

I need some reader help.  I am obsessed with this Milly Sari Hostess Dress.  I really want it for a wedding I have later this month but I can’t find it in my size anywhere.  I found it online at Neimans and had it in my basket when someone else (snatched) bought it while I was looking.  I need it on sale not full price for sure..  So tell me where can I find it???   I saw it on Rent The Runway but I would rather own it.  I hate to pay $100 just to wear it once.

I went to Banana Republic yesterday to check out the Trina Turk Collection and I was not too impressed.  Nothing fit me just right so I left empty handed.  This dress was probably the cutest I tried on but just not digging it for me.

{Cochella One Shoulder Dress}

Is it weird I want to go see Magic Mike?  I know it will be a cheesy movie but,  tell me it isn’t wrong to want to look at all those hot men shirtless?

My sister has me intrigued about a drink she and my mom made this week, a beet martini.  I have been all about drinking my beet juice in the mornings to cleanse my liver but I am just not sure about a beet martini.  She promises it will rock my world.  May try this weekend, wish me luck!

LOVE this wallpaper.  I need to wallpaper a room so bad. 

Happy Friday!  Don’t forget to enter the Stella and Dot giveaway it ends Sunday!

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  1. Thanks for the love Natalie!!! SO happy you love the silhouette!! Sterling is the cutest!!! See you later today…

  2. Kyle says:

    Such an an adorable silhouette! That would make an awesome Father'ss Day gift. Rent the Runway may not be a bad option. The Milly dress is just so pretty. I have rented the Chatterbox orange and pink maxi by Tibi for a wedding later this month. Never tried RTW before this, but will let you know!

  3. The silhouette turned out awesome! And I, too, wasn't very impressed with the Trini Turk collection. I was thinking about renting a dress for my engagement photos from RtR, but it is hard to spend $100-$150 on a dress when you know you're going to have to pack it in the mail the very next day. Anyway, happy Friday girl!

  4. Love it all of course. Sterlings silhouette curls are amazing!!! I havent been to BR yet but heard itvwas dissapointing. Boo.

  5. They have a 4 at Saks but I bet you are a 0 or 2! Start calling all Saks and Neimans and see if they can ship you one! Any Charlotte stores have it? I LOVE it…but how do you choose color???

  6. Jill says:

    Enjoy your date night tonight!! BR is on my to do list this weekend, just to check out Trina Turk. The collection seems small from what I have seen online, hope I find something cute:)

    Happy Weekend

  7. Try Bleu Belle in Savannah. They had the blue…not sure about the other colors…but they do ship.. Their number is : 912.355.3554

  8. My husband looked at me after I saw a commercial for Magic Mike and said "you want to see that, don't you?" I mean, how can one pass up Matthew with no shirt? Duh!! That dress looks cute on you! Have an awesome date night!!!!!

  9. I've been loving that wallpaper too. And Way Way's picture is adorns, so cute!

  10. Um not weird that you want to see Magic Mike because I have been counting down the days till it comes out with one of my friends! I know its probably not gonna be a great movie, but who wouldn't wanna see those hotties practically naked?! 🙂 Happy Friday!

  11. Loooove the silhouette and love that wallpaper!

  12. I think that Banana Republic dress looks really cute on you… beer martini? Let me know how that tastes..

    Love that quote at the end, enjoy your weekend!


  13. You look darling in that dress. What are you talking about ?!?!?

  14. Emily says:

    Definitely going to try the okra and I am loving that wallpaper too! Happy Friday!!

  15. Oo I will be on the lookout for that dress for you…what size? I have some good sleuthing skills! 😉 Love the silhouette too!

  16. Anne says:

    Enjoy date night! Did you see that Pippa is on ideeli today?! There's a mint sleeveless blouse that has your name ALL over it – for only $59!

  17. Taylor says:

    I will DEFINITELY be seeing Magic Mike! I have a new obsession with Channing Tatum. That dress is incredible – love, love it! I hope you are able to find it somewhere!!! Have a great date night and weekend 🙂


  18. That silloutte of Sterling is so darling! When I saw it on instagram I was loving it. So excited you and hubby get a date night together! Have fun!!

  19. Tess says:

    Happy Friday Chica!! I'm totally wiht you on the Trina Turk collection – it just fell short of her real collection. My biggest complaint was the material that was used – I felt like it was really cheap.

    Have a wonderful date night with your hubby. Wine tasting dates are ALWAYS the best. xo

  20. Beet martini? Can't wait to hear what you think about that. I haven't checked the TT collection at BR in person yet, but I wasn't super impressed with what I've seen online and in print. Have a fun Friday! It's always nice to have an overnight sitter!

  21. Love the pic of Sterling! peyton's hair is too crazy to get one done. LOL! I want the trina turk shorts… I hope they are cute

  22. Love the silhouette! Adorable! Have a great date night 🙂 I really want to see that movie as well, who wouldn't want to see all those men shirtless?? I think it would be a great girl's night out movie!!

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  25. I need some wallpaper too, want to put one on my guest bathroom, looove those! And I have to say, I looked online and I really don't like that TT collaboration with BR, not my style I guess. Have a great weekend!

  26. Oh my gosh I loooove that wallpaper. I really want to do our kitchen but we're renting in NYC & I just can't bring myself to invest in it until after our wedding when we finally get a house. Can't wait!!

  27. Nuha says:

    Love the dress you picked out, keeping my fingers crossed you'll be able to find it on sale somewhere! And I'll have to try the okra recipe..i LOVE okra!

  28. Bud and Leo says:

    Ok Stering's curls are PRESH!!! I die. And I am trying that okra this week! Yum! It looks so delish! I would keep searching again online at NM bc peeps return so much stuff I bet they will get it back eventually! xoxo

  29. Val says:

    Can I just tell you how much I love your date night dress….Gorgeous. Wine tasting makes me happy.

  30. I wasn't that impressed with the line either! I went to go try things on on friday, and didn't even end up taking anything in the fitting room! Glad I wasn't the only one!

  31. Totty says:

    What a small world. I came across your blog from Honey We're Home and saw the post on the silhouette. Wayway is my step-sister-in-law's sister-in-law.
    Too funny!