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Life Lately

Feb 13, 2015

Did ya’ll miss me yesterday??  We had some internet issues which is always annoying.  Happy to report we now have a new router and modem so hopefully no more problems.  

The past week has been super busy round here.  We traveled to Charlotte, and now my parents are in town this week helping out while we get ready for Sterling’s 5th Birthday Party this weekend.   How do I have a son who is about to turn 5 and start Kindergarten?? I am in denial.

Had so much fun in Charlotte.  Came across this quote from Micheal J Fox and felt it was so fitting

 ” Family is not the most important thing, its everything.”

Dad was out of town on a work trip and Sterling wouldn’t get in the picture go figure.  

I thought this picture of the cousins in their matching bear shirts was adorable.

Bought this top while I was home and it is slowly becoming a favorite.  

On sale in the navy version for 40% .

|| White version 

I started reading Jane Green’s new novel.  I always love her books and after Still Alice I wanted something a little lighter.  It has already sucked me in.  I love her books because I immediately always relate to the characters.  If you have not read her novel Tempting Fate I highly recommend it.

Picked up some sconces to to hang on each side of our TV in the den.  Pretty excited about them.  I will show pics after we hang them this weekend.

So proud of this Orchid Arrangement I potted myself for our dining room table.

All for under $35 ! 

Our TJMaxx is amazing.  This week they had the Valentino RockStud Shoes in.   I of course had to try them on.

Always love when my parents are in town because I can take advantage of the killer view off their back porch. It almost looks fake it is so gorgeous out there.

New cookbook for my collection.  Could not resist the hot pink cover and its my favorite food genre:)

Mexico The Cookbook

 I can’t stop thinking about this white boho lace shift dress.  It is only $72!  It is from a new line called English Factory that is quickly becoming a favorite of mine. 

|| English Factory Dress

Not only is it Valentines this week but is is also Heart Awareness week.  We wore red to support all those with heart problems.   

The Nordstrom Clearance Sale just started! 

These Alexis Bittar Bracelets are a steal, they were $245 now $97 for a set of three.  His bracelets are my favorite!  They also come in a black set.

|| 3 Bracelet Set

A few of my other favorites

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Happy Weekend.

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  1. Ally Harding says:

    I've always been a big Jane Green fan I'll have to check out that book. Love that white dress and can't believe the price!
    Ally – Life as I know it

  2. Still Alice is on my list! Glad to hear you liked it, I have been hesitant to start it because it is quite heavy material. I had no idea it was heart awareness week–so good to know! Have a great weekend!

  3. Natalie H says:

    I want to live by your TjMaxx- our sucks! Can't believe Sterling is 5!! Have so much fun celebrating him this weekend!

  4. Love this post, so much goodness and I am dying laughing over the e-post about online shopping!

  5. adding the Jane Green books to my reading list! xo jillian – cornflake dreams

  6. Sweet Francis looks adorable in her heart dress! I will need to check out that book. Also that quote could not be more true! Have a good weekend!

  7. Christina says:

    someone just showed me those bracelets yesterday! why did you say nordstrom sale? i'm headed to the mall today. the big mall. my wallet is ready. have a great weekend!!

  8. I always love your orchid arrangements! I started doing those last year when you posted about them and I am addicted to them. Trader Joe's always has the best selection at the best prices!

  9. Ruthie says:

    Hi! Love your blog and read it every day!! Is that a Corelle doll that Frances Moon is holding? My older daughter has one she loves, but my 7 month old tries to steal it all the time. I would love to get her a smaller version!

  10. I can't even handle how amazing your TJ Maxx is! Like how the hell do rockstuds end up there?! Unreal! Hope you and your family are doing well. Happy Valentines Day! xoxo

  11. Salima says:

    That cookbook looks amazing! Let us know how the recipes turn out.

  12. I've heard such great things about Jane Green books, I can't wait to pick one up! That cookbook is perfect in every way. Xo, Stephanie

  13. Catherine says:

    I can't believe your TJ Maxx had Valentinos! I just bought the same flats (in cream) at Nordstrom for full price!!! Curious – What did they cost?

  14. Valentinos at TJ MAXX??? crazyyyyyy. Slightly jealous šŸ˜‰