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Thoughts For Frday

May 1, 2015

TGIF.  I am so excited because my sister and her husband are in town for the weekend.  Nothing makes me happier than having my sister in town!

I am loving all the new arrivals at JCrew this season.  My second romper I ordered arrived and it is perfection.  The material is so soft and I adore the palm pattern.  I am in a size xs, I found their rompers run on the large side. 

|| Romper

I stopped watching Greys Anatomy a long time ago.  I realized hospital shows were a horrible idea for a hypochondriac.  I just saw on the previews they are killing off Derek and that makes me so sad. 

Dr. McDreamy was the best part of the show.  Anyone still watching?  How does he die?

I could not be happier that it is peony season. They are hands down my favorite flowers.

We leave for trip to the Caribbean in just over a month, so I am full on resort mode shopping.  How amazing is this embroidered one piece?  I know I need to branch out with a bikini but I just love a one piece.

|| Nanette Leopore One Piece

 I am all about some of the pre-released songs from the new Mumford and Sons CD.  The cd drops May 4th and I can’t wait to download the rest.

Believe is so good.

I have become obsessed with this cookbook.

This week I made the California Quinoa Salad for lunch and it was so good.  Such fantastic flavors.

If you are looking for a great Mother’s Day gift, check out the boxes my friend Karina from Waffles and Honey makes.  There are 3 different boxes you can chose from and you can customize your charms.  I have the spa box and my necklace has a “s” and “f” for my kids.  The box comes gift wrapped and with adorable goodies.  Such a great gift and a great price under $100.

Mother’s Day Boxes

After being out of town last weekend, I have enjoyed my kids so much more this week.  Sometimes some time apart (although it was hard) is good for everyone.  It made me appreciate all the little moments that much more.

I am so excited about my new tote for Summer.  Barrington gifts was sweet enough to let me design my own tote and I could not be happier with the results.  Their new monogram collection is so fun.  This makes a great diaper bag too as it can easily be wiped down.

The Barrington Site is so fun to play around on, so many fabric and monogram choices.

|| Monogram Tote

I am hosting a girls supper club for Cinco De Mayo next week.  I am pumped for a fun Mexican themed dinner.  I picked up this embroidered runner this week at World Market and think it will be perfect. Don’t forget World Market just started their Friends and Family event you can save 25% on all orders.  Use code FFSAVE.

I am thinking about wearing my tie dye dress for the fiesta and good news it was just marked down to 40% off.  I am wearing a size small.

Love Sam Tie Dye Dress


When did Zac Efron get even more ripped??  Just a little Friday eye candy.

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  1. B says:

    McDreamy died last week. Not sure I can keep watching – for me, he and Meredith are the show. And they could have come up with a better story line to end his run. I haven't watched this weeks episode yet.

  2. Sarah says:

    I embarrassingly still watch! haha.. but he had been working in DC, and he was on his way back for a final meeting and took a short cut to the airport and lost phone signal he had a near miss with a bad accident and stopped and saved all these ppls' lives, but then he was on his way home after all that, he was hit by a truck in his car. the hospital they took him too didn't have the resources or training.. so they made some bad calls in regards to his treatment and he ended up being brain dead… Meredith had to make the call to pull the plug.. omg.. I cried like a baby!!! šŸ™ I can't even imagine. BTW Frances Moon is getting so big!! gorgeous girl, and Sterling is a handsome little guy! Why do our babies grow up so fast?!

  3. Sam says:

    I love that you love one pieces! There are some fabulous prints out there, why not venture away from bikinis?!

  4. Tess says:

    McDreamy goes out getting hit by a semi. He took a back road to the airport due to heavy traffic and saw an auto accident. Of course he stops to help and after getting those folks headed to the hospital he pulls out on the road and a semi nails him. He had a massive brain injury and the hospital he is taken to has a less than par nuro surgeon who shows up an hour and a half after he was paged. So McDreamy lost all brain function and Meredith had to pull the plug.

  5. Stephanie says:

    Mmmmmm, that quinoa salad looks delish! If you are looking for a yummy twist on tacos, I stumbled upon this Quinoa Black Bean Tacos recipe the other day and really enjoyed them! http://damndelicious.net/2014/04/19/quinoa-black-bean-tacos/

  6. Happy Friday!! I think we will do an early Cinco de Mayo tonight!! šŸ˜‰

  7. Yes, for some reason I'm still watching Grey's. It got weird but then got better again. The show when Derek dies was awful. So heart wrenching. I haven't seen the one from last night, the 2 hour one where Meredith has to tell everyone that he died. But it was so sad.

  8. spenn says:

    Would love the quinoa salad recipe!