What We’re Eating
Hmm….well let’s see, my kids are at camp this week so I was bound and determined to do as little cooking as possible! I did manage to plop some chicken in the crockpot this morning with some salsa, taco seasoning and chicken broth so it looks like there will be some chicken tacos for the rest of the week.
I did share my twist on stuffed bell peppers a few weeks back and it is a lower carb version if you are into that! If you head on over it was a round up of some of my favorite recipes shared here on the blog.I’ve been trying to eat fairly clean and these are some of my favorites meals.
What I’m Reminiscing About
Every year my kids head off to camp and all week long my Timehop is filled with pictures like these from prior years at camp. It is tradition to eat lunch at the Gristmill with friends and then walk down to the river for a minute before heading off to T Bar M for drop off.
I mean look at these sweet sisters 7 years ago! They were so little!
We took this picture of the boys ever single year and it was perfect for showing just how much they grew. Last year T bar M did some upgrades and we were beside ourselves to find our photo op spot was long gone. They have grown just a tad since this pic!
What I’m Loving
Summer is tough on my skin but I’m so excited to have these products to help me win the skincare battle. Micro-dermabrasion paste was one of my first Rodan + Field products and using just a few times a week really helps my skin regenerate and gives me a glow. The newest product, Active Hydration Serum, has really taken my skin to the next level. I battle a bit with drier skin anyway and have noticed how “crepey” the skin on my neck was looking. Adding this to my regimen as well as using the AMP roller a little more consistently on that are has really improved the skin on my face as well as my neck. I would love to help you with your skin! Contact me if you have any questions at firstname.lastname@example.org or take the
What We’ve Been Up To
Summer is one of our favorite times to get out and serve in the community. Thankful for friends who will drag Carly Jo along while I’m working! Dillon and I spent 5 nights in Dallas and stayed with one of my besties I met in college. We had some fun at Top Golf and really enjoyed catching up over the week. Some people come into your life and you never have to question why….Lisa is one of those people for me! More serving at one of our favorites. While I’m on our local foodbank board I had only seen that side of the distribution so working at an actual pantry and helping get the food directly into the hands of those who need it has been a humbling experience.
Monthly date night with my big girl is always one of my favorite nights of the month! She’s halfway through Whole 30 and I’m so proud of her for being so diligent and sticking to the plan. I mean…everyone so hot but happy about heading to camp!
What I’m Dreading
Stinky camp laundry!
What I’m Working On
Deciding what to keep and what to send back from the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale. This year I shopped some in store and some online and the first order I placed just finally arrived.
I do love, love, love this jacket/shirt thingy but it just doesn’t seem to love me! I’ve now tried it in a medium, a small (pictured in burgundy above) and a petite medium (green above) and I really think the best fit is the petite medium. Not sure the green, however, is the best color on me and the burgundy is now sold out. I think it’s a sign it should go back! If you are a thinner built and don’t have a super short waist like me this is probably a super option but I would definitely say sizing down is the right choice. I mean even in the petite the sleeves are long enough for me and, y’all, there is nothing petite about me!
One item I really wanted to add this year was a pair of black jeans I felt good in. I grabbed the Paige jeans with a fun hem in the store but ordered the DL1961 jeans in two sizes online. I’m thinking the DL1961 are going to be the winning pair as they feel just a little more comfy and they are $40 cheaper. I am not quite sure about this top. The color is different from anything I have and I do think it works for me and I love how the sides cut up but I’m just not sold on the sleeves.
If you read my Friday post then you know I was on the fence about these booties but I have since come to my senses and decided they must stay! Last year I purchased 2 different pair of Vince Camuto booties and both were super comfortable even with the higher heel.
What I’m Excited About
My 3 year Blogiversary is next week! I’m hoping to bring you guys a few fun giveaways.
What I’m Watching/Reading
See the books I completed with my review in this June Book Review.
I’m currently reading The Fringe Hours: Making Time for You and Bright Side but not confident I will finish either one by the end of July. My reading was somewhat hijacked when I became addicted to podcasts this month! I tried a few self-help type podcasts on productivity and that was a waste of my time because it stressed me completely out. Listening is not easy for me anyway and especially if I have to have a takeaway! Oh, but then I found Up and Vanished and I am completely hooked! So entertaining! Definitely heading for Serial next.
What I’m Wearing
I’ve been on a bit of a black on black kick lately! I’m loving this ruffle wrap tank. It is perfect to layer under a jacket for work but dressed up these shorts perfectly for a a girls night out.
Love how this outfit came together for work! Mixing patterns like dots and stripes isn’t out of the question, you just have to find the right balance. This top (also shown here) is one of my favorite purchases this summer and it is now on super clearance (like $9.95!!) and comes in black as well as a polka dot version.
What I’m Doing This Weekend
Picking my babes up from camp! I can’t wait to hear all about their week.
What I’m Looking Forward to Next Month
Seeing my big boy again! Hopefully we will be heading to Frisco the first weekend in August to watch the Hooks play. We haven’t seen Riley since the end of June and I’m missing him!
Also hoping to take a few days off from work and relax a little but we will see how that goes!
Bonus: What’s Your Favorite Thing About Summer
Long days and tan line! Even though I much preferred the tan lines of my youth and not the shorts lines I now have from too many baseball games!