September 29, 2015

Fall Essentials for the Home

I am finally getting around to adding a few Fall touches to our home.  I'm a little late to the game, especially in blogland, but I didn't want to force it.  I decided I would get to it when it felt right.  So I popped in a couple of my favorite home décor stores and made a trip to the Garden Center yesterday to pick up some Fall pretties.  Hopefully, I will do a little mini Fall home tour and share with you all soon.
Have you guys been to Target lately?  They have some really cute and affordable Fall décor.  These pieces I've rounded up are all under $35!  
How is your decorating going? 

September 22, 2015

Fall Style Favorites | Navy + White

I rounded up a few fashion pieces I'm looking forward to wearing this Fall.  Loving these gold New Balance sneakers.  I need a pair to wear other than the ones I run and workout it and thinking about getting these.  I think they will be really cute with jeans and shorts.  I also needed a lighter colored pair of jeans so I went with this pair.  And just ordered this cute scarf!  It's 50% off right now, making it under $20! 
I'm slowly getting my Fall wardrobe we just need the 90 degree temps to fade away.
Enjoy your day!

September 17, 2015

Just Three Things | Black + White

So happy to have the weekend in sight, as this week has been a bit crazy for us in a different way.  Good thing this gorgeous clutch brightened my day yesterday.  The black and white stripes mixed with the neutral leather is perfect!  And the inside is even cuter!!  Such a great accessory.

Next up is this cute $36 dress.  Limited sizes, so hurry :)  And if you can't find your size/color, check back to see if it gets restocked in your size...they do restock.  Seems like a great transition from summer to fall dress.  I actually need more of these.  I seem to have lots of sleeveless and winter dresses, but lack the in between.  

And finally, I just love this black and white buffalo plaid pillow for Fall!  I've seen it or similar ones popping up everywhere lately.

Have a fun day!

September 14, 2015

Fall Decorating


Welcome back from the long weekend.  I hope you all had a relaxing Labor Day holiday.  I had planned on doing some Fall decorating this weekend, but I never got around to it.  So instead I thought would share some that I've done in the past.

I can't ever remember the name of this purple flowering bush, but they are always so pretty this time of the year.  It seems to be the one flowering plant that withstands the end of summer heat here.

This tablescape was from last Fall.  The napkins and cutting board were from World Market and the rustic box I found at Homegoods.  I had the candle sticks and just gave them a coat of navy spray paint.  And then of course my favorite white dishes and pitcher are from Target.
I absolutely love mini pumpkins!  And pairing them with a blue or purple is my favorite combo.  I've seen lots of Fall decorating on Instagram lately, so just curious...have you started decorating?  Or are you dragging your feet like me?
Enjoy your day!

September 11, 2015

Fall Fashion Friday

Yay for the weekend and cooler temps heading our way!  Now that school is in full swing, football has started and Labor Day is over, I'm finally getting into Fall a bit.  So I rounded up a few of my Fall fashion favorites. 
Does that sweater look familiar?  Yep, it's the same one I'm wearing in my profile picture.  I bought it last year and it's back again this season.  It's super soft, lightweight, comes in three colors and on sale for $23.  The riding boots are 33% off as well.  I ordered the boots during the anniversary sale this year and really like them!  And although it's not on sale, I love that plaid cosmetic case.  Love the plum and navy color combo so much!! 
There are a couple of other deals that are not pictured here that I wanted to tell you about.  First is this purse.  I got the Cognac color and you can wear it either crossbody or remove the strap and use it as a wristlet.  And the chain color on the cognac one is gold, not silver as it appears in the picture.  I was on the fence about buying it because of that, but was happy to see that it was actually gold, not silver when it arrived.  I bought mine over the summer and I've used it so much already.  And finally you guys, if you don't have this dress...get it!  Seriously my favorite dress!  I've worn it so much this summer and plan to transition it into Fall with booties and scarf.  And as the temps continue to drop I'll add a jacket.  It's $48 and a very flattering fit.  It comes in eight colors and I have it in the black and pink.  Love it! 
Have you found any good deals lately?
Have a beautiful weekend! 

September 8, 2015

Summery Fall

Hi there!  Can you believe it is September and almost time to start thinking about pumpkins and sweaters?  I feel like the Tuesday after Labor Day Weekend is my green light to bust out the Fall décor.  So I usually don't do much before then, especially with the temps here being so hot yet.  But I did want to add a little transitional decor to our home...
With peach season upon us, I thought a few of those along with some Fallish colored flowers, would create the perfect transition from summer to fall.  I love the color of these snap dragons!  The beautiful color goes perfectly with the peaches.  
So I'm calling this my summery -fall décor.  But after this weekend, it is full on Fall Y'all!
Have a wonderful day and enjoy your long weekend :)

September 3, 2015

Lettuce Wrap Tacos

There's no doubt that I love Mexican food!  My kids love it too and it's usually their first pick when we are discussing which restaurant we want to eat at.  I wonder if it's because they bring you food right away...chips and salsa the minute you sit, so good :) 

Mexican food is a regular for our home dinner time meals too.  Over the years, I've modified our taco recipe a bit and I love these lettuce wrap, ground turkey tacos.  Cutting out the tortillas and substituting the ground beef for ground turkey make this version a little bit healthier.

Lettuce Wrap Tacos


1 pound of lean ground turkey
1 packet of taco seasoning
1 head of iceberg lettuce (or lettuce of your choice)


Season ground turkey with salt and pepper and then brown until cooked. 
Add taco seasoning and 3/4 cup of water.
Simmer for a few minutes.
Wash and prepare lettuce.
Place meat mixture on top of lettuce.
Add toppings of your choice, depending on how healthy you choose to make these (here are some we like):
  • pico de gallo (premade or chopped tomatoes, onion, serrano peppers, cilantro, lime juice)
  • shredded Mexican cheese
  • guacamole
  • sour cream
Serve with:
  • refried, black or charro beans
  • Spanish rice

A great easy, quick meal for our busy week nights!
Have a wonderful day!!