Thursday, February 4, 2016

dessert love.

If you are looking, there are some stellar Valentine lists floating around the interwebs. While I would love a pair of $300 shoes to grace my closet come February 14th, the hubs would laugh in my face... after a "Seriously Julie".

We have never really celebrated Valentine's Day but this momma would still love a pretty bouquet of flowers (hint, hint, cough, cough).

Although, the real way to my heart is a yummy dinner, glass of wine, no responsibilities and a good dessert.  I will settle for just the dessert and wine...this coming from the woman that is starting P90X on Monday (great timing). Here are a few favorites:

 All recipes via my Pinterest Page

Thursday, January 28, 2016

Thursday Thoughts

Y'all, I love World Market. I would equate it to a full-priced Home Goods...but their prices are still good. Where else can you buy a bottle of wine, lovely table linens and shop for furniture? I mean you can do that at Target but World Market is another great option. They have some great looking home decor pieces that look like big bucks!

Mary Tilman is waking up earlier and earlier every morning. Google is seriously letting me down in the research department. Seriously I google everything so my search history is probably pretty interesting. I have it chalked down to an early bout of the 18 month sleep regression but this sleep deprived momma is at a loss.

We HAD to find something to do last weekend and so we took MT to the pet store. You would like the kid had never seen a dog before. Seriously she has two rather large pig-dogs to bother all day long. She literally pushed adults out of the ways to squeal at the dogs. Cheap fun!

While not intentional, I have not bought a single piece of clothing for myself this month. It kinda makes me pretty proud. The strange temperatures and the influx of spring clothes could be the reason. Whatever the case, I have my eye on this Loft sweater when February hits.

Speaking of things I don't need... this cover-up. It is cute... cheap... that is enough.

I don't know if my sense of humor is appropriate for an 18 month old classroom but I love these Llama Valentines. I will most likely go the route of craft glue and applesauce but these are pretty killer.

Wednesday, January 27, 2016


Trying to keep my New Year's resolution top of mind as January comes to a close.

Thursday, January 14, 2016

Thursday Thoughts

TGI - almost Friday! Cheers to a long weekend with the MLK holiday! Welcome to thoughts on a Thursday, aka brain dump!

Us girls + my mom are trekking up to Charleston to visit my brother. I have only been once but it is my soul town (you know a place that you instantly love but haven't spent much time in). It is a thing... don't question it. I am ready for some yummy food and pretty scenery. Any recs are welcome!

My allergies have been crazy this week. Like I have been rocking the four-eyes look this week because I can't wear my contacts. I keep wanting to take my glasses off like are sunglasses, only to realize I can't see a dang thing with my horrible eyesight #realworldproblems

Little Miss loves animals. When I say love, I mean FREAKS out every time she hears a dog bark or even a squirrel cross the road. Thanks to Eric Carle, bears are an obsession. Her favorite video right now is a seven minute segment on farm animals. Her adoration is precious and hilarious all at the same time.

I love winter because the baggy clothes conceal fat rolls but I want spring... Brights, Florals, White. Spring clothes are hitting the stores like crazy but my pale legs and 15+ winter blubber are suggesting to hold off for another two months.

I picked up these beauties at Nordstrom Rack earlier this month (Perimeter store for you Atlanta gals). I talked myself out of them twelve times but decided to bite the bullet. Blouse + white pants + shoes + losing these 15 lbs. = perfection.

Thoughts for Thursday