Spring Break Style

Spring Break Style

Happy Spring! Finally!! Yippee!! Our first signal of spring is when the redbud trees start blooming, followed by the pear trees and bright yellow jonquils. Their blooms are a sweet signal that the long, dreary, wet winter might finally be in our rear view window, and pretty, sunshiny days are ahead. Only it’s the south, so we can also expect storms, tornadoes, and seasonal allergies (thank you Claritin and Flonase!!) The hubs and I decided to take a road trip to the Ozark Mountains for our Spring Break this year. We stayed at lovely, rustic Big Cedar Lodge, just south of Branson, Missouri. The trip called for a casual wardrobe, and layers, because of the iffy weather. I am usually so packing challenged y’all! But, I was inspired by the items I received in my latest Stitch Fix to use colors of pink and navy, creating a capsule wardrobe for my trip. Read on to see what I packed.

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Stitch Fix Reveal – March 2019

Stitch Fix Reveal – March 2019

Happy March everybody! Winter is slowly loosening her grip on our daily lives, and our wardrobes will soon be transitioning from winter to spring. If you’re like me, you might even get a Spring Break to celebrate the end of winter, and an opportunity to recharge the batteries before the non-stop busyness of the end of the school year. I’m always amazed at how quickly the last few months of school seem to fly by! Anyway, the hubs and I are planning a little getaway for Spring Break –  a road trip to the Ozarks – and I couldn’t be more thrilled! I asked my Stitch Fix stylist for a few things I could wear on our trip – which will be pretty casual and relaxed. Read on to see what she sent me.

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I tried Melissa Clark’s Instant Pot Lemon Chicken with Garlic & Olives

I tried Melissa Clark’s Instant Pot Lemon Chicken with Garlic & Olives

As I’ve shared before, I rarely cook anymore. It’s one of the perks of having an empty nest! The hubs and I both work full time jobs, his hours are ridiculous, and there’s not much point in cooking a meal when there’s nobody here to enjoy it! But every once in awhile, I’ll see a recipe that makes me want to dust the cobwebs off my brain, just to see if I still know how to cook! What can I say? I love a challenge! I saw this recipe for Lemon Chicken with Garlic and Olives, created by Melissa Clark, in the latest issue of People Magazine. How did it turn out? Well, let’s say it was so delicious and easy that I ordered her cookbook! Read on for the recipe and details.

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Spring Accessories for 2019

Spring Accessories for 2019

As I type this, it’s 42 degrees and pouring down rain (again). I am officially hashtag over winter y’all. So I’m dreaming of spring and summer clothes and shoes. I’m seriously shoe challenged, and always struggle whenever I’m shoe shopping. So I’ve been perusing In Style magazine, various style websites and several of my favorite bloggers to get a grasp on trending shoe styles and accessories for the upcoming spring season. Not gonna lie, the couture stuff is a bit too out there for my taste, but as we learned in The Devil Wears Prada, those influences do eventually trickle down to us average folk! I’ve discovered a few trends that I think you’ll find as fun as I do!

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