Friday, February 26, 2021

Friday Favorites


Hi Friends and Happy Friday!  Yay!  We made it!  I am sooo excited that Monday is March 1st..I can't stand it- yeah!!!  As always, linking up HERE and sharing some faves from our week....I am going wordless...just sharing snapshots and some favorite products....enjoy!




Have an amazing weekend friends!

Thursday, February 25, 2021

Monthly Musings: Spring Fashion Edition


Hi Friends!  Patty and I are so glad you stopped by!  I am soooo excited about this month's edition of Monthly Musings as we are talking all things Spring Fashion...woohoo!



Get ready!  Hope you will join in on the fun...answer the questions below and link up at the bottom..please only linkup on this topic!  Thank you!!



1. Must Have Pieces?


Bring on all of the Lilly of course!  Other essentials include white jeans, wedge sandals and flip flops



2. Must have accessories?


Sunglasses...a spring bag/crossbody...a denim jacket or white denim jacket



3. How do I transition my wardrobe?


I add in more white and bright colors/pastels and move to open toe shoes...and dress up in layers like cardigans or denim jackets that can easily come off if I get too warm


4. Favorite colors to wear in spring?

Anything bright or pastel



5. Any Spring Fashion advice?

Get those toes painted so you are ready to go when it is warm enough to wear open toed shoes!


6. Do I change my makeup in Spring?



7. Do I change up my skincare routine in Spring?

Nope!  Once I find what works...I stick with it...for years!



8. Do I have a favorite spring scent?

YES!  Pleasures by Estee Lauder...started wearing it years ago (1997) in springtime and reminds me of spring every time I smell it...it is my springtime must!


(Definitely a floral scent- smells like a magical garden)


9. Best budget tips for updating your wardrobe?


I think good investments are those statement pieces that never go out of style: i.e. white jeans- open toed sandals/shoes- denim jacket- versatile and not too trendy!



10. Do I think I will be wearing dresses this Spring?

This one is a tough one- I really really hope so- for business at the least but really hope to be able to put a dress on at least once this year! 

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Wednesday, February 24, 2021

What's Up Wednesday: February 2021


Hi Friends!  It is the END OF FEBRUARY- woohoo!  One day closer to spring and time for my fave linkup!  Here is What's Up with Us!

What We're Eating This Week

Monday- Air Fryer Chicken Breasts, Broccoli, Mushrooms and Steamed Brown Rice (I have been obsessed with our air fryer lately- have been throwing everything in there- chicken gets crispy and stays moist- it is genius!)


Tuesday- Egg Roll In A Bowl (find the recipe HERE ) for M&D and Chicken, Veggie and Rice Skillet for the Kids



Wednesday- Chicken Burgers and Sweet Potato Fries 

Thursday- Breakfast for Dinner- Pancakes, Eggs, Chicken Sausage and Berries

Friday- Pasquale's Takeout




What I'm Reminiscing About



A year ago...living in oblivion...enjoying life but not knowing the nightmare ahead...how happy and clueless we all were :/


What I'm Loving



My Healthy Lifestyle




What We've Been Up To 

It has been a quiet and cozy winter for obvious reasons...


This guy keeps us laughing and entertained


Diana has been working hard on her piece for YAGP- the competition was postponed and will now be happening later in March in Worcester, MA- fingers crossed!


The girls had fun dancing in the snow...

and Eva has been working hard at hockey!

We had a fun night with the Fourniers...

and enjoyed the annual School Deliberative Session...


Saturday Morning Date Walks have continued!



We went bowling with our Dance Pals...


Diana has enjoyed learning how to bake and cook in her FACS class


We celebrated Valentine's Day



We celebrated Fat Tuesday with our very first King Cake!


and we committed to our sacrifices for Lent and got our Ashes


We have been working through this challenging year of in-person school that sometimes flips to hybrid and sometimes flips to all remote- trying to ride the wave without getting too stressed but easier said than done for sure :/

We do see glimmers of hope and experience joy especially when we get to spend time with our COVID bubble- our besties and families!

 What I'm Dreading


Nothing...just soooo looking forward to Spring already!!




What I'm Working On


1. My career - always re-assessing and seeing bigger and better things ahead!

2. My fitness and overall health- can't wait to update you all soon!

 3. My 2021 Goals- killing them but always an ongoing challenge!

What I'm Excited About

Some fun things planned later this year- can't share just yet!



What I'm Watching/Reading


We are all caught up on The Crown


 We are all caught up with Big Sky now too- can't believe this show is on Prime Time- it is thrilling-racy- dark- a must see!  It is returning for the rest of Season 1 (6 more episodes) in Mid April


 and other than that, I continue to binge Smash every chance I get ;)



and my two books for February....



A Good Neighborhood by Therese Anne Fowler


In Oak Knoll, a verdant, tight-knit North Carolina neighborhood, professor of forestry and ecology Valerie Alston-Holt is raising her bright and talented biracial son, Xavier, who’s headed to college in the fall. All is well until the Whitmans—a family with new money and a secretly troubled teenage daughter—raze the house and trees next door to build themselves a showplace.

With little in common except a property line, these two families quickly find themselves at odds: first, over an historic oak tree in Valerie's yard, and soon after, the blossoming romance between their two teenagers.

A Good Neighborhood
asks big questions about life in America today—what does it mean to be a good neighbor? How do we live alongside each other when we don't see eye to eye?—as it explores the effects of class, race, and heartrending love in a story that’s as provocative as it is powerful.


Friends?  This one makes you stop dead in your tracks- very thought provoking and uncomfortable at times but really made me think outside of myself- perception-reality- racism- so very good- grab it...TODAY



and I am working my way through

Murder At The Bake Sale By Lee Hollis


Maya and Sandra are friends, fellow moms, and private-detective partners in the picturesque waterfront city of Portland—where sometimes their cases can get as rocky as the Maine coast . . .

While private investigator Maya Kendrick is still mentoring her new partner, PTA president Sandra Wallage, in the detective game, the two women don’t need incredible powers of deduction to know their marriages are on the rocks. With Maya’s ex-cop husband in prison and Sandra’s senator spouse separated from her, both find themselves investigating the dating scene. Until Diego Sanchez turns up dead. The flirtatious high school Spanish teacher who had eyes for Maya was poisoned by cookies from a bake sale fundraiser for a Portland High class trip to Spain.

Hired by the students to find out who killed their popular and beloved teacher—including their own children—Maya and Sandra get a real education in parenting, relationships, and murder as their search for whodunit leads them deep into the unpleasant realities found in the small town politics and gossip of their Maine community . . .


This is actually the follow-up mystery to Murder At The PTA- this is the 2nd book in the mystery series by this fabulous Brother Sister writing team using the pen name of Lee Hollis.  I am LOVING it and flying through it...nice light read after the heaviness of my first book this month. 



What I'm Listening To


Please don't think I'm crazy...the soundtrack to Bombshell/Smash...I know I know ;)


What I'm Wearing

TONS of workout clothes but business casual attire a few days/week too...
If you have been reading for awhile, you will see that I got to dress up one night last week for an event and I was so excited! Ha!

What I'm Doing This Weekend

We have family plans on Saturday and friend plans on Sunday

What I'm Looking Forward To Next Month

Spring!  My Mama's Birthday!  Diana's Dance Competition!  Dinner with the Fab Four to name a few things
What Else Is New?
I think I covered it! 
Linking up for What's Up Wednesday HERE 
See you back here tomorrow for Monthly Musings with Patty!  We are talking all things SPRING FASHION- I am giddy!  

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