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Friday Musings

Aug 19, 2011

Thank you so much for all your recommendations last week. I picked up a sample of the Bobbi Brown eye cream that most of all ya’ll recommended and so far I am loving it. I am also considering their eye gel. The make-up artist at the counter told me it was great for de-puffing eyes as it is made with pure cucumber.

I just started reading Sarah’s Key and so far I love it. Ya’ll gave me so many great book recommendations I can’t wait to read them all.

You might remember a few weeks ago I blogged about a blouse I tried on at Marshalls in Charlotte and wish I bought. Well when I was home my mom and I actually found it again. What are the odds?? She is proudly hanging in my closet now! If you live in Charlotte you should definitely check out the Msrshalls at Cotswold they had some great clothes!

While I was home my mom and I tried a new restaurant called Luna’s Living Kitchen, it is located in Atherton Mills. It is a vegan restaurant but it was amazing! We spilt a veggie burger and a wrap. They were both wrapped in collard green leaves instead of using bread and they both were so good. Their homemade hummus trio was also delish. You must try this place if you live in Charlotte.

I am so ready for Fall, especially Fall temperatures! These boots are top on my list of fall items I want to add to my wardrobe. I love them, the price tag not so much but maybe they will go on sale.

I am thinking about making this Taco Pizza or Mexican Lasagna this weekend. Has anyone made either? They both look so good, but I dolove me some Mexican food.

I hope everyone has a fantastic weekend!



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Friday Musings

Jun 3, 2011

So, last Friday I told you all I was guest posting over at a Dose of Pretty about my favorite Accessories. Well blogger went haywire and Sara wasn’t able to run my post so it will be running today. Please go check out her lovely blog and my post HERE!

I am super excited because while I was at TJMaxx yesterday searching for silver shoes to wear in my brother’s wedding, I found these Joe’s Jean Shorts for $39.99. A real steal considering they retail for $140 and I have been searching for some cute white shorts. (Note to Matt who I know is reading this, I used a gift card).

I had no luck in the shoe department but thank goodness for piperline, I found these silver beauties to wear for the rehearsal dinner and wedding.

I decided on Dress # 1 for the party tomorrow night. It was by far everyone’s favorite. I will post some pictures next week from the party.

Tonight my hubby and I are making tacos our favorite meal and I can’t wait. We honestly eat tacos at least once a week. I am obsessed with Mexican food! We do it original style- ground beef, hard shells, cheese, jalapenos, salsa and lots of sour cream.

I am pretty sure we will be enjoying some skinny ritas with our tacos. Which by, the way my friend Erin brought me a bottle of Bethenny’s skinnygirl margaritas last weekend to try. It was good, better than I expected actually. Was it good enough for her to be bought out for $120 million? No, not that good. They had kind of a funny taste and I much prefer my own fresh mixture. However, in a bind if I was headed to the beach or on the boat and needed an easy drink to-go I would buy this again.

I hope you all have a wonderful weekend! xoxo



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  1. Liz says:

    I found that if you squeeze a little bit of fresh lime juice in the skinnygirl with a splash of sparkling water, it makes it better. Not as good as homemade ritas, but very convenient! Have a good weekend!

  2. It's 8:30 am and I already want a skinny girl margarita!! Mm

  3. That dress looks gorgeous on you I absolutely love it. I inherited the thunder thigh and "chubby" arm gene on both sides of my family so while I am a billion dresses I never feel amazing in them. Have you tried "Zilch" margarita mix? You just add tequila and water, and you can make frozen margaritas with it as well. I think it taste so much better than skinny girl.

  4. Laur says:

    LOVE the dress!!! And super jealous you found Joe's shorts at TJ Max! I was just there the other day…I'm so not good with that store and hardly ever find anything. Glad you got a steal of a deal! Have a wonderful weekend!

  5. Alicia xoxxo says:

    You look great in that dress Natalie!!! You go girl!! I love the shoes you found too!!! Have so much fun at your brother's party!!!
    I also LOVE Mexican food, way too much!!! I just made chile rellenos last night for dinner! Now you have me craving hard shell tacos!!! Maybe for dinner tonight!!
    Can't wait to see your pics from the party!!!

  6. We love tacos as well and eat them quite regularly. I need to try the skinny marg! 😉

  7. Ohhh love your dress for this weekend! Adorable.

  8. yay for TJmaxx!!! have the BEST time this weekend, love the dress you picked!

  9. I got skinny girl a few weeks ago. It wasn't to bad! I would get it again. Cute shoes too!

  10. Kudos to having the patience to dig through TJ Maxx..or you have a good one! I love Home Goods and the shoes at TJ Maxx but I get lost in the clothing!

  11. Hooray for great buys! And you'll be smokin' in that dress. We eat mexican at least once a week too:)

  12. Ashley says:

    love white jean shorts!

  13. LOVE that dress!! and now im hungry for mexican food 🙂 xoxo jillian:: enter to win a leigh viner print!

  14. Tacos are a weekly staple in our house too! But to cut down on prep time I usually buy a Rotissere chicken and shred it. Then we add the chicken to Ortega yellow corn hard taco shells, add Daisy sour cream (I think Daisy is the best since it's my husband's company and if you buy Daisy you are supporting my shopping addiction! LOL), shredded lettuce, shredded Colby Monterrey Jack cheese and sliced avocados (my favorite part!) My husband also adds tomatoes and sometimes jalapenos. The kids also love them!

    Sorry, I didn't mean to go on and on about our tacos!

    I had a Skinnygirl Margarita a couple of weeks ago and it was okay. I didn't order a second one though! I would however buy it to make ritas in a pinch! You will have to share your recipe! Oh and I love the shoes too!! Have a great weekend!

  15. Just got back from drooling over your accessories at Sarah's…the more I know about you, the more I am convinced that we are like sisters separated at birth or something, you are definitely a girl after my own heart! And tacos, too?!? Seriously we need to meet up and hang out, it would be the shiz. (c:

  16. Heather says:

    sounds like such a great weekend! and what amazing finds!!!

    -Heather from lifeofapasseri.blogspot.com

  17. Hannah says:

    I'm so glad you chose that dress! You totally rock it. Such a good steal on those shorts! I told hubby last night that I had a feeling that my Joe's cuffed shorts were going to be my faves for the summer. I would wear those white ones a ton, too.

  18. I have been loving the skinnygirl's lately! I agree, they are better with a bit of lime in them. I haven't tried them frozen yet but that may up the taste too with some salt.

    LOVE those shoes!!