Monthly Archives: April 2013

Weekly Outfit #7

JCrew Outfit

Outfit #1: J. Crew Military Jacket, Pink Converse Button Up, J. Crew Skirt, Gladiator Sandals

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Outfit #2: H&M Sweater, Maroon Dress, Steve Madden Wedges

Dress

Outfit #3: Abercrombie Sweater, Eyelet Dress, Cole Hann Sandals, Tory Burch Purse (similar)

Whitney's Camera 2820

Outfit #4: DVF Sweater, Striped A-Line Dress, Tory Burch Sandals

Girl’s Night In

My high school girlfriends and I try to get together every couple of weeks for some quality girl time.  I wanted to host them at my place and couldn’t have been happier when I found out our Girls Night was going to be the one day blessed with 80 degree whether this week.  So I put together a light greek inspired menu, set the table outside and chilled the wine… here was the menu:

Tzatziki with Pita

Chicken Souvlaki 

Greek Salad

Zucchini Fritters

Cooking Schedule

Night before:

  • Marinate chicken 
  • Make Tzatziki
  • Make dressing for Greek Salad

Day of:

  • Grill chicken
  • Assemble Greek Salad
  • Make Zucchini Fritters

It’s the Little Things

Here are some things making me happy right now:

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Flowers from my boss for Administrative Professional Day

Wisteria

Some gorgeous Wisteria growing in my backyard.

Hawaii

Wishing I was back on the beach in Hawaii.

Coloring Books

Some coloring books my husband surprised me with (I swear I’m not 12).

Afternoon cocktails by my parents pool.

A simple yet gorgeous bouquet (can you tell flowers make me really happy)

A simple yet gorgeous bouquet with roses from my mom’s garden (can you tell flowers make me really happy)

Strawberry Basil Bliss

This drink is the perfect evening cocktail for these warm spring evenings.

Strawberry Basil Cocktail

Strawberry Basil Bliss

1 1/2 oz Square One Basil

3 Strawberries

1/2 oz fresh lemon juice

1/2 oz simple syrup

1/2 oz sparking wine or 1 1/2 oz club soda

Strawberry Basil Cocktail

Directions:

1. Muddle strawberries.

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2. Add remaining ingredients (except sparkling wine/club soda) and shake with ice.

Strawberry Basil Cocktail

I have “two drink options” from this point”

3a. Strain into a martini glass and top with sparkling wine.

3b. Strain into a low ball glass filled with crushed ice and top with club soda.

Strawberry Basil Cocktail

You can’t go wrong either way in my opinion… enjoy!

Closet Transition

So I am like… a month late, but with Spring here (and the weather reflecting it), I have transitioned my wardrobe from Fall/Winter to Spring/Summer.

Closet Organization

Due to lack of storage, during the winter I store my summer dresses/beach hats/shorts in the attic.  Come the warmer months I swap that bin out for my larger knit sweaters/heavy pants/sweats.  I also put my winter boots in a large container, and store my winter coats on a clothing rack in my garage (work with what ya got).

I also use this time to sort through (keep, donate, trash) my belongings and see if I can find them better homes.

Before:

Closet Organization

After:

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Fun colored skirts!

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Floral prints, linen, and bright colored short sleeve tops!

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I was able to move my sweaters out and swim suits in!

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I store my flats and hats in a small hanging organizer. I also have a hanging purse organizer that I tucked in the back to store my totes.

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Don’t forget to check out some of my past Spring Cleaning blog posts:

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