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Thoughts For Thursday

Oct 15, 2015

Happy Thursday!  One more day til the weekend! 

I am especially excited because Charleston is supposed to have some cooler temps!  Matt and I were just saying we may have to light up our fire pit and sit by it one night for happy hour.

I could not stop laughing at this picture of Frances Moon with her book bag.  It’s a big as her.

Wearing Tea Collection dress | Glitter Toms | Backpack

A gorgeous new boutique opened here in Charleston on King Street called Beckett.  I stopped in yesterday and was really impressed.  They carried several lines I had never heard of but loved and many favorites.  They had so many great classic pieces.  Plus the interior design was beautiful.

If you are in Charleston looking for a good lunch spot check out 5 Loaves.  They have a location downtown and in Mt Pleasant.  I always forget about this place but I took the kids to eat lunch here Monday and it was so good.  I love their mushroom quinoa salad paired with half a sandwich.

I love this Free People Blouse so much I bough the white version too.

Today is the last day to get it 25% off.  I am wearing XS.  Use code INTHEFAM25.

 In case you are wondering what I bought from the Shopbop sale, here it is:

T-Bags Dress | D.Ra Blouse (in yellow)

 Free People Blouse | Splendid Booties

I also wanted to mention my Mara Hoffman Sleeveless dress is now back in stock in the grey color.

I am wearing XS.  It is a great year round dress.  25% off until tonight:)

The new Thug Kitchen Cookbook just came out and it is awesome.  I flipped through mine last night and marked so many recipes I want to make.   Lots of good snack food and party grub which I love.

Speaking of books I just finished the Luckiest Girl Alive and it was so good.  One of the best books I have read in awhile.  Thank you to all who recommended it to me.  What should I read next?

I snapped this picture of the kids last night before bed. They were being so sweet just giggling and hugging.

Wine with a view.

 In case you are wondering who takes my pictures on the blog sometimes- meet my neighbors Rick and Gary.  We just adore them:)  We had them over for Happy hour last night and a golf cart ride.  They specialize in wedding photography but also do kids and family pictures too!  

My newest Obsession is homemade granola.  It is so much better than store bought.  I will share my recipe tomorrow!


Sterling is always brutally honest with me:)

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  1. Abby says:

    Great post! Your photographers look like fun! I have to agree on the children being so honest. This morning my 4 year old told me I looked like Cinderella, but he didn't mean the princess version. (EKKK!)

  2. That salad looks amazing! I wish my neighbors were that cool too!! Looking forward to your granola recipe as well. What a fun little random post!

  3. Ooh have you read either Mud Vein or Marrow by Tarryn Fisher? That's what you should read next!!

  4. Jillian says:

    that book was so good! i cant wait to see the movie. xo jillian – cornflake dreams