We’ve had lots of friends cycling in and out to meet Ryder and my in-laws arrived early Wednesday evening and will be here through Monday morning. It’s all fun stuff (and very important to me!) but doesn’t leave much time for blogging which I know it totally fine right now, though it admittedly feels weird to not check in as regularly these days. In the meantime, my list of blog topics that I hope to touch on will just keep on growing!
As for this weekend, we will be soaking up some quality time with my in-laws at home and hope to grill out and take them into Davidson as well as our favorite local pizza spot before they have to head back to Sarasota. Chase is in heaven with some extra playmates around here right now and it’s been so nice to have Diane and Les here to hang out with their grandsons. I’m really, really hoping to have a chance to type up a weekend recap to share on Monday morning. My fingers are crossed!!
And now let’s dive right into my weekly Things I’m Loving Friday fun!!!
Things I’m Loving Friday
Key Lime La Croix
I was never the biggest fan of the lime La Croix flavor but on the Fourth of July, I had a can of key lime La Croix at my friend Lauren’s house and I was totally shocked at the difference in the two flavors. I LOVE the new key lime flavor and think it’s so refreshing. It has a stronger flavor that I think would also lend itself well to cocktails and mocktails as well. I’ve only seen it for sale in our area at Target but I have a feeling I’ll be picking up a case whenever I find myself at Target in the near future.
I’ve been on a mission for a quality pair of cat eye sunglasses for months. MONTHS. I have a pair I like from years ago but the side of the sunglasses have a weird pink floral design that looks very teeny-bopper-ish to me and I was determined to find a simple pair of plain black cat eye sunglasses that looked a little more sophisticated but came at a price that wouldn’t break the bank. This was a LOT harder than I anticipated and I ordered at least four pairs online and returned all of them until I found this pair of Le Specs Cat Eye Sunglasses. They are perfect! The frames aren’t too big (I didn’t want to look like a bug) and they’re comfortable without feeling flimsy. It was love at first sight with these beauties!! Though I purchased them in black, they’re also available in a variety of colors including a gorgeous tortoise shell, smoky gray and a mocha brown color.
Zoe’s Kitchen Cauliflower Rice Bowls
One of my friends brought dinner over to our house this week which was so sweet and very delicious! Alexis picked up cauliflower rice bowls from Zoe’s Kitchen and they were fantastic!!! I’ve only ever had hot cauliflower rice but this version was chilled and made with fresh parsley and mint and I am determined to recreate it at home. If I have any luck, I’ll definitely keep you guys in the loop because it was so tasty and a great healthy base for everything from chicken and hummus to shrimp and black beans.
I’m semi-embarrassed to admit that I follow former Bachelor Sean Lowe on Instagram but I do and he is hilarious so naturally I had to give his account a shout out. If you are looking for some laugh out loud captions related to kids and parenting give @seanloweksu a follow! He’s all about sarcasm and I love the way he seems to approach parenting with a healthy dose of humor. Plus his family is absolutely adorable!
I shared this on Instagram Stories earlier this week but HOW TRUE IS THIS!? One day I will become an adult and abandon use of The Chair but right now it’s pretty much a staple in my life.
I shared a detailed roundup of my Nordstrom Anniversary Sale picks in last week’s post but since the sale officially opens up to the public today, I wanted to give it one more shout out now that the deals aren’t exclusively available to card holders. If you caught last week’s roundup, you’ll notice some repeat favorites!
Here are the items I personally ordered:
Free People So Easy Tee (Love this feminine take on a basic tee. I ordered the moss color!)
AG Boyfriend Jeans (My splurge of the sale thanks to a million great reviews. Hoping for the perfect pair of comfy, relaxed jeans to pair with tees and tanks.)
Cocoon Cardigan (I saw a million fashion Instagrammers share this one and nabbed it in the mustard yellow. Planning to throw it over a breezy tank or knotted tee this fall.)
Nike Essential Logo Tank (I opted for the rose pink color for a little feminine flare.)
Adidas Edge Lux Sneakers (These need to hurry up and get here because I am dying to wear them already! I ordered the gray pair.)
Nike Toddler Running Shoes (Chase loves his Nikes so I always advantage of this sale to order the next size up!)
Here are a few items I already own, love and highly recommend:
Barefoot Dreams Cozy Chic Cardigan (My sister and I are obsessed with this cozy cardigan. A fall and winter month staple!)
Moonlight Pajamas (I cannot recommend these enough! So soft and great for nursing/postpartum as well. )
Zella Live In High Waist Legging (You cannot beat this price for the quality and they smooth over everything and hold in your belly.)
Adidas Muscle Tank (Flattering but not form-fitting. A great gym tank!)
Converse Slip-On Chuck Taylors (Staple casual sneaker to pair with everything.)
Longchamp Le Pliage Tote (I’ve had this large tote for years and love it for travel.)
DockATot (We borrowed this from a friend and are using it for Ryder ALL the time right now! )
Belly Bandit Labor & Delivery Kit (I received this kit as a gift at my baby sprinkle and loved it. Filled with postpartum essentials.)
Aden + Anais Swaddling Blankets (I use these every day!)
Greek Yogurt Rotisserie Chicken Salad (A great way to use leftover rotisserie chicken! A creamy, lightened-up recipe perfect for a summertime lunch.)
Butternut Squash Grain Bowl (This one-pot meal is still a staple in our house! It’s creamy, flavorful and tastes fantastic as leftovers, too!)
Question of the Day
What is one thing you are loving this week?