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Thoughts For Thursday

Mar 14, 2013

Happy Thursday Friends.  This week is flying by, which is a good thing!  Means we are closer to my Birthday week where anything goes!  I plan on celebrating all week (much to Matt’s dismay)

My Splendid Dress came and I am obsessed with it.  It is so flattering + comfortable.  I see myself living in it this Summer.  I highly recommend it and it was a good price as far as dresses go.

::S P L E N D I D  P A R I S A N  T U L I P  D R E S S::

I picked up the most beautiful Orchid Stems yesterday.  If you are local you must stop by Lotus.   They have the best orchids.  I got all these for the price of flowers at Harris Teeter.  A real steal.

I made my moms Veggie Pizza for dinner last night.  We used to eat this all the time growing up and I still love it.  It is a sneaky way to get your kids to eat veggies- although disclaimer Sterling made me remove all the carrots before he would touch it but he did eat the broccoli and cauliflower.  It’s base is crescent rolls- enough said right?  You will love this pizza.

::V  E G E T A B L E  R A N C H   P I Z Z A::

Our Marshalls and TJMaxx here have been getting in the best stuff lately.  My mom took me early birthday shopping and I scored this awesome Equipment Dress. I also spied these Rebecca Minkoff Purses but neither came home with me.  Somebody please buy them!

Sterling really wanted me to get the purse.

As I mentioned before my parents were here for a few days this week and it was lovely.  My sweet dad spackled all the rough spots and holes in our kitchen and bathroom.  He even trained Sterling how to do it, added bonus!

We took a late afternoon boat ride that was awesome.  Makes me ready for summer and warm weather.


I have had a hard time getting into any books lately until I picked up Safe Haven.  So far I am loving it, it is an easy,  entertaining read.  Next up – any recs?

 I am completely obsessed with The Lot a local restaurant here.  I ate there Monday and I am headed back Saturday.  How gorgeous is this plate of veggies?   It was all locally farmed veggies with jalapeno aioli- so good!   Locals you must check this place it out it is such a hidden gem on James Island.

Lastly here is a sneak peek of some goodness going on in our bathroom.  Loving the Serena and Lily Shower Curtain!  
Everything is slowly coming together!

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  1. Happy almost birthday!! My thoughts for Thursday? Why isn't it Friday? You look gorg as always in your dresses! I am going to need that Rebecca Minkoff purse. Stat! Perfect for Summa! BTW, wine in a coffee mug? Loves it!

  2. Liz says:

    I love the shower curtain! As far as books, I'm tearing through "Wonder" right now. It's about a boy who has a facial deformity and his story about finally going to a real school from him and the perspective of those around him. At first I didn't want to read anything so emotional, but it's remarkable to see how resilient and adaptive kids are. I recommend it! Happy Early Birthday Friend (you don't look at day over 23!)

  3. Oh the shower curtain is gorgeous! And both your new dresses are so super cute. Love that "birthday week" is dismaying Matt šŸ™‚

  4. Erica Roux says:

    The Opportunist & Dirty Red by Tarryn Fisher are both amazing…

  5. Okay, that shower curtain looks incredible. I'm totally sold on getting one for our next house. Those dresses both look perfect for early spring too, not too summery, which I love. And that veggie pizza is a must try. I've been making our bbq chicken pizza at least once a week lately and have been thinking of ways to sneak in a veggie. I see this one uses ranch dressing, maybe throw it through the food processor with the carrots or other veggies next time?

  6. I adore that Splendid dress! They really are such a great brand! Happy early birthday šŸ™‚

    Haute Child in the City

  7. Love your new dresses. And umm that pizza looks incredible!

  8. KatiePerk says:

    Pretty pretty! I think I need to eat that pizza! Yum.
    I need to peruse TJ Maxx soon. I haven't been in ages. I am so ready for some warm weather. I love that boating shot of Sterling and the fam! Cute.

  9. you look adorable in that splendid dress and YAY for our equipment dresses!

  10. Alice says:

    I have read a lot about Bittersweet, so much that I ordered one for myself & two to give away. Just came in the mail yesterday, so I can't really review it yet, but it looks like a book you'd prob like, too. Check it out!


  11. Miranda says:

    I love the dress. It looks better on you than in the model pic…youd definitely do it justice.

    I love the pic of little man and your dad. I love watching my Princess with my dad…making memories!


  12. Christina says:

    did you cut your hair again? your ends look so fresh in the first pic!! šŸ™‚

  13. That Equipment dress was an amazing find! And love your S&L shower curtain, it looks great!

  14. You look great in both of your new dresses. Happy Birthday!!! I'm so ready for summer too – wanting to go our for boat rides too and enjoy our new pool finally.

  15. Absolutely LOVE the dress… you have such great style!

    The orchids are beautiful!


  16. Kris M. says:

    Read The End of Your Life Book Club–you can do a great blog post after you red it!

  17. I read Safe HAven and loved it! I also suggest Gone Girl! I ordered that Splendid dress, too! How funny!! šŸ™‚

  18. Morgan S. says:

    I'm reading Safe Haven right now! Saw the movie with hubby then rented the book from the library. I am enjoying it! http://www.styleoyster.blogspot.com

  19. Alexa says:

    So fun! That dress is gorgeous on you! And happy almost birthday to you!

  20. Chimmy says:

    That shower curtain is gorgeous!

    Pre-order this book ladies: Carry On, Warrior by Glennon Doyle Melton


    You will LOVE it.

  21. Jam packed.

    Dresses are gorgeous, happy to have that pizza recipe. Flowers are amaze, and that book is really good – I flew through it.

  22. That dress is so fantastic, better on you than that other chica…and I really, really need to make that pizza! I have been craving more veggies in my life, but the kiddos are kind of downers in that department )c: But pizza makes everything better, right?

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  24. Taylor says:

    I love that dress! The cut at the shoulders/neckline is so flattering. and that veggie ranch pizza looks and sounds incredibly delicious.

  25. Katie says:

    LOVED Safe Haven!

    Book suggestions, hmm…if you haven't read the redhead series, you have too!! They are hilarious. Also, The Edge of Never is a great read as well.

  26. Just bought that Splendid dress, so cute!!!

  27. Happy Happy almost birthday!!! I am so ready for Friday too!! I'm jeal of your TJMaxx finds…and your bathroom looks fab!!

  28. 17 Perth says:

    Where do I even begin? Haha. I love that equipment dress…that pizza looks delish! And yes–I HOPE someone buys you that purse. LOVE them.

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  30. megan says:

    Loving that shower curtain! Can't wait for boating weather this weekend!!

  31. I just read The Bungalow by Sarah Jio, and it was really cute. Nice story, different than the typical ones and a quick read. Definitely recommend it!

  32. Katie Gunter says:

    Noticed "The Week" magazine in your bathroom. I LOVE LOVE LOVE that magazine. It is my carry-on staple when I travel. I always feel smarter after reading. A great way to stay current on world news…and I love their real estate section.

  33. Loved your purse and your pretty blue dotted outfit..you look amazing in that

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