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Thoughts For Thursday

Feb 2, 2017

Happy Thursday.  

Several of you messaged me and wanted the recipe for this quinoa salad I made for lunch this week.  I used Ina Garten’s recipe for her Middle Eastern Salad and just added quinoa.

You can see the recipe HERE

Inspired by my resort post I picked up this pom-pom maxi dress for St John.  It is cotton and so comfy.

Dress | also in white

My dresser arrived for the bedroom.  Things are slowly coming together.  I am having it painted in the next few weeks and a new rug is on the way too.  I also plan to mount the tv on the wall.


I mentioned last week that I had crazy bad chapped lips for almost 2 months.  I received so many great suggestions and some of you wanted to know what people recommended, so here were the most popular:

– Lanolin (aka nipple cream)

– aquaphor 

Fresh Sugar Lip Therapy

Sarah Happ Lip Slip and Scrub

Elizabeth Arden 8 hour miracle cream

Beauty Counter Lip Conditioner

– coconut oil

I ended up ordering the Sarah Happ products and love them.  I had been using Aquaphor before and for me it just wasn’t working.  The scrub really helped to get the dead skin off my lips.  I ordered this grapefruit flavor but you are better off to buy the set as it is cheaper.  The lip slip feels amazing on your lips and really moisturizes.  

Several people said you could make your own scrub as well with brown sugar and olive oil.

Lip Slip + Lip Scrub

Snapped the sweetest picture the other night while Sterling and Frances Moon were watching TV.

Two White blouses I am loving.

This one is currently on sale + 40% off making it $26.

Tie Neck Blouse

Off Shoulder Blouse

Under $100 and I am wearing a small.

Shopbop just reduced many items.  Scroll through to see a few I am loving.  That first sweater is my favorite! 

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I stopped in Indigo Market this week to look at a rug and they had some really pretty stuff.  

Loving this Pinot Noir I picked up at Total Wine.

How gorgeous is this orchid I found at Lowes?  It came already potted in the glass container with the spike plant. 

Outfit planning.  I am hoping to wear this out this weekend.

Blouse | Jeans | Pumps | Purse

My dad shared this with me and I loved it so I wanted to share it too.

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  1. Heather says:

    Love the thoughts your dad shared!

  2. Yum! We love that pinot too!!

  3. Jennifer says:

    Can you share where you found your round starburst mirror? Obsessed! Love that is has gold and silver!