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Thoughts For Thursday

Mar 7, 2013

I have never bought shoes from Forever 21 before but I am desperate to get by there to check these out- how amazing is the nude/neon combo?  I mainly want the flats but for the price I might get the heels as well!  The flats are $22 and the heels are $26, no brainer, right?

{Neon Strap Wedge Sandal}

{Neon Strap Platform Sandal}

I am really intrigued by this DIY Salt Scrub.  I love a good salt/sugar scrub to keep in the shower.  They are so good for exfoliating and moisturizing.  Thinking I am going to attempt to make it this weekend, I will report back with the results.

We finally decided on a paint color for our den after looking at paint samples on our walls for two weeks in different lights.  We are going with Benjamin Moore Revere Pewter.  Hopefully it won’t disappoint. I am picking up the paint Friday and hope to start painting next week!

My friend Sarah took Sterling home from school yesterday to have a playdate with her son and I got so much cleaning accomplished.  I just love having a clean and organized house.  I picked up some fresh flowers and busted out my new Nest Candle.  I am loving the Cane Back Chair in our den- I would love a match to go with it, if anyone sees one similar or has one they want to sell let me know!!

 I still have not watched the Beyonce documentary and I am dying too- I hate
the fact that we don’t have HBO.  I read her article in Vogue and I
just really love her and Jay Z.  I saw the clip from her documentary
where she talked about having a miscarriage and I so appreciated her
honesty and openness, I am sure that helped many women who have suffered a


I am officially addicted to mini Cadbury Eggs.  I don’t even like the big ones, but these small ones are my weakness.  My sister says they are so good because they are made with Belgium chocolate.  Whatever it is they are addictive and I can’t stop eating them.

I went to my first Rikshaw Trunk show this week and loved it.   Thanks to WayWay and Brooke for putting on a fab show!  The designs are seriously awesome.  I picked up this tunic for a beach cover-up.  Mine is the yellow anchor version not online yet.  Hoping the yellow will look sweet with a tan

Check out all the other cute patterns (picture via WayWay’s Instagram)

Can we talk about how excited I am that the Rachel Zoe Project and its a Brad Brad World started back up last night?  Wednesday nights just got alot better.

Last night I made some tea before bed and Sterling insisted he wanted
some not in his plastic cup but in a tiny tea cup.  So I busted out my
wedding china for him to use- because lets be real we rarely use it.  He
was tickled.

Happy Thursday, thank goodness for a playgroup today with good friends!

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  1. Go Forever 21! I totally need these strappy sandals! Love!

  2. Your family room looks great! I love that pewter color! Can't wait to see it in your room! That tea cup picture is too cute!!! Love that tunic! Next time they have a trunk show, let me know! I'd love to go!

  3. Revere Pewter is my go to warm grey choice.You'll love it!

  4. Love Sterling and his little tea cup. I'm going to need those shoes for real. I'm lacking in shoes lately. I can't wait to see your walls painted RP, it's such a pretty color! Love Rickshaw, so pretty!

  5. megan says:

    Wow, I am loving those F21 shoes! Beyonze & Jay Z are one of my favorite celeb couples.

  6. I saw those F21 shoes on Instagram…so cute! I watched RZ and Brad last night…so glad they're back on too!

  7. Cathleen says:

    Your blog rocks!
    I have just started reading and am hooked.
    It is so fun to read and I was so excited about Rachel and Brad being back on last night too!
    Love from Columbia, SC to you and your beautiful family

  8. Taylor says:

    wednesday nights just became incredible! so happy it's back! and that paint color looks perfect – ill be pinning it right now for future home use (aka… in 20 years when I can afford to buy a home :D)


  9. Taylor says:

    oh! and go for the flats first – i have a pair of heels that are great but the fit is just so strange it makes walking hard – but flats much better!


  10. Sterling is just too cute with his tea cup! And I just love you new tunic. Here's to warmer weather!!!

  11. Amanda says:

    I would have never guess those shoes were from Forever .. great find!

  12. Erin says:

    I am SO happy Rachel is back — and I recently discovered they make the mini eggs in dark chocolate. Naturally I bought a bag … they were amazing.

  13. So glad you posted about those F21 shoes. You can always find some steals there. You will love Revere Pewter. I literally have it in almost every room in my place – a half tint of it.

    I just busted out my Nest candle too! I have "Bamboo." Brandon thinks it smells like a funeral home, I like to imagine I'm in a beautiful, lush garden when I smell it. Tomato, tomah-to.

  14. Reagan says:

    Can't wait to see the paint on your walls as that's a choice of ours!!

  15. Meredith says:

    Mini cadbury eggs are by far the best Easter candy! I love them way more than the regular sized ones!
    Love the F21 shoes! I have a pair of booties from F21 and they've held up pretty well!
    Sterling is TOO cute with that cup

  16. Alexa says:

    Oh my gosh I can't get over those F21 shoes! Amazing…love the neon.

  17. Oh my those Forever 21 shoes look great but agree need to see in person. They usually look as cheap as they are, hope not in this case.

  18. Nat says:

    Love those F21 sandals- I might need to check those out.
    We just painted our family room Revere Pewter and I LOVE it- its the perfect warm gray.
    Love that you let Sterling use your china- gotta break it out sometime!

  19. AGullins says:

    My Mom has a pair of those identical cane back chairs! Make her an offer!
    Beyonce documentary was fantastic – perfect mix of info and performance.
    Cadbury eggs rock!

  20. Agree on the cadbury eggs! I already finished a bag! I love those things!!

  21. Loving those shoes! And Sterling with the teacup is too cute. My girls love drinking tea from fancy cups too šŸ™‚

  22. You will never regret revere pewter, we use it all the time and its a gorgeous color!

  23. Val says:

    Forever 21 is my spot…I'm almost embarrassed how much I go in there. You know you go into a place to much when you start to become friends with the ladies at the cash register. Haha. I'm getting those heels. STAT. =)

  24. Natalie, you took the words right out of my mouth! I am SO addicted to the mini eggs. I cannot stop eating them! And, I was so excited about Rachel and Brad last night!

  25. So pumped about RZP! You're right, Wednesday nights just got so much better!!!!!!