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Thoughts For Thursday

Feb 4, 2016

Happy Thursday.  I am getting excited for the upcoming weekend for two reasons.  1) We have no real plans which always excites me 2) Super Bowl Sunday.  I am so proud of the Panthers and can’t wait to watch them play while I dominate some yummy food.   If I can get my act together I want to clean out and organize our garage I have been on a roll inside our house cleaning out and want to do the same in the garage.  It feels good to organize and get rid of unnecessary items.

This Flamingo Suit, is quite possibly the most adorable thing ever (well besides the cute baby model wearing it).  The matching purse of course had to happen too.  

Flamingo Swimsuit | Flamingo Purse

Someone told me about this girl’s tote and I tried to find it at Target for Frances but our store didn’t have it in stock.  I did find it online though, reminds me of Mara Hoffman.

I have been loving my Bon Appetite Food Lovers Cleanse Cookbook so much.  I am not following the cleanse per se but just incorporating many of the recipes into our weekly meals.  I loved this Broccoli Quinoa Salad that I made for my lunches this week.

I am working with Alex Kaehler again (she helped decorate our dining room) to spruce up our den.  I am not doing a total overhaul but making some changes.  Many of you have asked about our new rug you have seen in instagram pictures.  It is the antelope rug from Ballard Designs.  I have long admired the Stark version of this rug so when I saw the Ballard Designs one and I had a 20% off coupon it was a done deal.  I LOVE the rug.  Only issue so far is it does shed some which I hope will get better as time goes on.  We are hoping to move the rug that was in our den into our bedroom.

This is a room I have saved for inspiration for our den.

This Free People Dress was one of my favorites from last year so when I saw it was out in two new colors, I knew I needed another one.  I had the red version from last year and wore it often.  I love the loose style and embroidery detail.  For those curious about sizing it does run on the large side.  I have a size small because I was worried XS would be too short.

I am trying to find a few new recipes to try out for The Super Bowl Sunday. These kettle chip crusted poppers are top on my list to try.

How adorable is this gift box my friend Karina at Waffles and Honey put together for Valentine’s Day??  You can choose from 3 different necklace colors: Turquoise, Labradorite or Crystal Quartz.  They all come packaged like this one and would make such a special gift to send to someone. They also come with a handwritten note and are $79.

I came across this picture on Facebook from 4 years ago.  I have a love hate relationship with the Facebook flashback photos, I love to see them but they make me sad how fast time is flying by.  Sterling was such a little nugget here, hard to believe he is turning 6 in 12 days.

A few new lip colors I am loving:

Estee Lauder Lip Gloss in Passionate Fuchsia | Aerin Lipstick in Rose | Aerin Lipstick in Coral

I just ordered this BB Dakota white off shoulder dress for the Summer.  I just can’t get enough of the off shoulder look and I always love a white dress.  It is a fun backdrop for jewelry and accessories. I hope the quality is good as sometimes BB Dakota is hit or miss.  I will report back!

Have a great Thursday.

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  1. KatiePerk says:

    I love super bowl food. FM in that flamingo suit is too precious! Enjoy your weekend!

  2. Alie says:

    Frances Moon is the cutest model I've ever seen! That suit & purse!!! omg. All you need is leopard pillows for your couch. I love animal prints. And for some reason they are hard to find and expensive in pillows. I know you'll find some. Have a great weekend! xoxo

  3. Amy Baird says:

    Your kids are too cute and that flamingo swimsuit…OMG…cuteness overload. You mentioned organizing your garage, I am a professional organizer and you must check out Rough Racks on Amazon….life changing. They hold more than any other tool/storage rack on the market. I have one in my closet too for scarves and purses šŸ˜‰ LOL

  4. Georgia Glam says:

    Well I know what I'm taking the Super Bowl party we're attending on Sunday! I am also loving the BB Dakota dress!! We're having my 30th birthday at our new house in April and its casual backyard BBQ style. Pair that dress with some great wedges and it would be the perfect outfit šŸ™‚

  5. LOVE that rug! We need a new one for our living room as well and I've been looking for the perfect {fun!} neutral. May just have to bite the bullet and get it. I am such a sucker for Ballard.

  6. Taylor says:

    Im trying to figure out super bowl food too! That salad recipe looks amazing – I'm obsessed with quinoa!

  7. Paige says:

    I love that white dress!! It looks pretty short though- excited to hear your thoughts!

  8. I am using the same picture for room inspo! I'm doing a mini overhaul of our living room and going for the same aesthetic as the Chronicles of Frivolity picture! I just ordered the leopard pillows!

  9. Rebecca Wolf says:

    Please share that salad recipe…it looks delsih

  10. If you swapped out the flip flops for a pair of sandals the same shade as the tassel purse hanging on your door, you'd have a fantastic little outfit! That tassel purse is fantastic!!!

  11. Thanks so much for including my poppers – trust me, they are totallyyy worth making! šŸ™‚ I live in Charlotte (I actually used to live in Charleston!), so I am also beyond excited for the weekend! Hope you have a great one (and go Panthers!)! xx

  12. marissa says:

    What is the recipe for the broccoli salad?

  13. Would love salad recipe!!!