Friday, March 31, 2023

Friday Favorites (March 31, 2023)


Hi Friends and Happy Friday!  Or should I say.....


 It's spring...I am feeling sparkly AND we have a SUPER FULL WEEKEND...party tonight out...party tomorrow at our house and the "Dotty Dance" on Sunday...with rehearsals and softball and mass mixed in too!  Yes I am hydrating and gearing up for all the fun!


Before we get to the weekend though, I have a day of work ahead of me and some fun faves to share with you!


Linking up for Friday Faves HERE



Here we go!



Spring Fashion

We have SO many spring events this year!  It can be overwhelming.  I was in need of some items and scored some great ones on sale- it was a lot of work to seek out the deals but I am so happy with my purchases.  Check 'em out!

Sweater for our Egg Hunt AND Easter Season :)

Maxi Dress for Nights Out- Celebrating Some Besties' Bdays soon and also thought I could bring this one to Italy in August too.  Also meeting up with my high school bestie this summer to celebrate our 50ths and feel this would be appropriate for a night out in NYC- what do you think?

Easter Dress- and could also bring this one to Italy too!


First Communion and Confirmation Dress!  Will also double as an Office Dress

This stunner for Nantucket- haven't decided if I will wear it on Friday Night for Dinner or on Saturday for the Wine Fest- still planning my options for that weekend and you know I love options ;)

and because you know I ALWAYS need some Lilly- scored these palazzo pants and will wear them the day we head to Nantucket- I think they will be stylish AND comfy for our ferry ride and walking around and for those summer nights when I want to be comfy and it may be a bit cool for shorts :)

Easter Egg Hunt and Spring Fling Planning


I have been imagining this in my head and I always have big plans and as the day gets closer I panic a little...anyway...hoping it all comes together and everyone has FUN here tomorrow.

Here are a couple of things I am making....

This adorable centerpiece

This Mediterranean Lemon Feta Dip and Veggie Board

and this Spinach Dip with Bunny Biscuits!

Voting Day

One of my favorite pastimes and we laughed when we saw that we made our local paper- The Windham Independent or "Windy Indy"

Fave Entertainment

ABSOLUTELY GIDDY that this one is happening- Diana and I hope to be the first two people in the theater when it hits Broadway!

and can't wait for the final season of Workin' Moms!

Around the same time, we should also get treated to the final season of

The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel

and can't wait to catch this one in the theater with Diana- this was my FAVORITE book growing up by one of my FAVORITE authors of all time- Judy Blume!


That's a wrap!  Have a wonderful weekend friends!  Wish me luck :)

Thursday, March 30, 2023

Monthly Musings: Spring Fashion Essentials


Hi Friends!  Patty and I are so glad you stopped by!

This Month we are Talking Essential Spring Fashion Pieces- so much fun!  Hope you will join us by answering the questions below.....

Here we go!

1. How do you transition your wardrobe?

The biggest thing for me is switching from mostly black attire to brighter and springy colors and bringing back my Lilly.  I keep sweaters out all year as I tend to layer in spring with cardigans and then tie them around my waist when it gets warm.




 2. Favorite Spring Item?

My Louis Vuitton Never Full in Damier Azur :)

3. Favorite Spring Footwear?


Sandals and Flip Flops of Course!



4.  Favorite Colors You Wear in Spring?

Anything bright or pastel but as you may have surmised,  I am a BIG fan of PINK :)

5. Favorite Spring Accessory?


I would say my Kendra Scott Rayne Pendant Necklaces- they compliment my spring and summer outfits- Lilly ones and others- I love a pop of color that is a nice contrast to the top or dress I am wearing AND I am obsessed with Blenders Sunglasses...really all year now!

6. Ways to add Spring to your Outfit even when the Weather does not Cooperate?

Oh I should be a pro at this one...living in New England and all.  Just toss on a jacket- denim or leather.  That way you can still look bright and springy and be warm.  That's all I got ;)


7. Do you Change Up Your Makeup Routine in the Spring?

No I don't- I always stick to what works for me which is pretty much neutrals and some light pink from time to time 

8. Puff Sleeve Trend?  Yes or No?

I think it is adorable but it is just not flattering on me

9. Do you Change up your Mani/Pedi Colors in Spring?

Yes I bring back the white and pale pink colors for sure!


10. Recommend your Favorite Spring Handbag/Tote

See Answer to # 2



That was fun!  Can't wait to see all of your spring fashion essentials!


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Wednesday, March 29, 2023

What's Up Wednesday: March 2023


Wow!  The end of March...that means April is next with MORE spring temps and all the fun outside things....yeah!  It is time for my favorite link up of the month as we share "what's up" with us!

Linking up HERE

What We're Eating This Week

Monday Chicken Caesar Salads with Rolls

Tuesday Chicken and Veggie Stir Fry


Wednesday Turkey Burgers, Pickles and Fries

Thursday Breakfast for Dinner- French Toast Sticks, Turkey Bacon, Strawberries

Friday - Party at BWG for Mimi and Papa Bob= Party Food!

 (I modify meals for me of course)




 What I'm Reminiscing About


Watching My Girl Light Up The Stage :)


What I'm Loving

The longer days- can I get an Amen?? 

What We've Been Up To

Some Bestie Time

A Little Titanic

I took the girls to spend a weekend with my Parents in Siesta Key FL- we had a blast-not enough time!

and we returned to Winter so the girls could make auditions for some spring shows


Rob took one last selfie with his favorite crew

We enjoyed seeing Jocelyn in her production of Annie

We attended Stations of the Cross- one of my favorite Lenten Traditions

We enjoyed a fun visit with Zach and Zoe

We had a great night when our friends came over for dinner

The Girls Made Us Proud at Performance Awards

I had a blast when we started up our Book Club again...woohoo!

We Voted


I enjoyed Wine Club and especially this month's theme with enjoying Wines from Women Owned Wineries and Female Winemakers

The 6th Annual Fab Four St. Patty's Dinner was a Blast!

Diana got dolled up for her Frosh Sophomore St. Patty's Dance

There have been more early morning Date Walks

Eva wrapped up her first basketball season

and loved her special time with her Confirmation Sponsor Miss Lea :)



and we ALL were obsessed with Diana's Mamma Mia Production!!

What I'm Dreading

Nothing at the Moment- Praise God!

What I'm Working On

Family- Work- Health- Balance


What I'm Excited About

Our BUSY spring...a little anxious too but trying to enjoy it all

Easter Egg Hunt at our house this weekend- The Daddy Daughter Dance- Eva's First Communion and Confirmation- Easter- ALL The Fun!




 What I'm Watching/Reading

Enjoying every moment of the last season of "A Million Little Things"



We are continuing to binge Blue Bloods when we can sneak in an episode or two on the weekends




I have also been binging Glee on my own



and I read THREE Books in March- this is the month that my reading turned around- Praise God- ha!


 I read...


Lessons in Chemistry by Bonnie Garmus


I picked it for book club- something different than I would usually pick or read and glad I did- although parts were slow I really enjoyed it :)

Chemist Elizabeth Zott is not your average woman. In fact, Elizabeth Zott would be the first to point out that there is no such thing as an average woman. But it’s the early 1960s and her all-male team at Hastings Research Institute takes a very unscientific view of equality. Except for one: Calvin Evans; the lonely, brilliant, Nobel–prize nominated grudge-holder who falls in love with—of all things—her mind. True chemistry results. 

But like science, life is unpredictable. Which is why a few years later Elizabeth Zott finds herself not only a single mother, but the reluctant star of America’s most beloved cooking show
Supper at Six
. Elizabeth’s unusual approach to cooking (“combine one tablespoon acetic acid with a pinch of sodium chloride”) proves revolutionary. But as her following grows, not everyone is happy. Because as it turns out, Elizabeth Zott isn’t just teaching women to cook. She’s daring them to change the status quo. 



 Dear Body by Brittany Williams

I devoured it over my FL weekend- SO GOOD- she is an inspiration to me for sure!


Raised in a turbulent home, Brittany Williams learned to use food as a coping mechanism to manage her feelings at a young age. When she was 14, a family member’s comment “no man will want you with a pudgy figure like that” forever changed the way she viewed her body and opened a door, new and alluring, into the world of self-loathing, self-punishment, and dieting. 

Told with Brittany’s unflagging honesty and trademark vulnerability, Dear Body describes the tensions of growing up in a body that often felt more like a traitor than a friend. She details the slow but steady work that went into dismantling hard-wired behaviors as she learned to trust in herself, even as she faced setbacks like heartbreak, pregnancy loss, and marital infidelity. As we share in her deepest moments of joy and heartache, Brittany reveals that the path to healing requires much more than changing what you eat, and explains how she was finally able to take charge of the course of her health and her life.

and Hopeless by Colleen Hoover

(Book 1 in a 4 Part Series)

Would you rather know a truth that makes you feel hopeless, or keep believing the lies?

Beloved and bestselling author Colleen Hoover returns with the spellbinding story of two young people with devastating pasts who embark on a passionate, intriguing journey to discover the lessons of life, love, trust—and above all, the healing power that only truth can bring.

Sky, a senior in high school, meets Dean Holder, a guy with a promiscuous reputation that rivals her own. From their very first encounter, he terrifies and captivates her. Something about him sparks memories of her deeply troubled past, a time she’s tried so hard to bury. Though Sky is determined to stay far away from him, his unwavering pursuit and enigmatic smile break down her defenses and the intensity of the bond between them grows. But the mysterious Holder has been keeping secrets of his own, and once they are revealed, Sky is changed forever and her ability to trust may be a casualty of the truth.

Only by courageously facing the stark revelations can Sky and Holder hope to heal their emotional scars and find a way to live and love without boundaries.
Hopeless is a novel that will leave you breathless, entranced, and remembering your own first love.



What I'm Listening To

We have been going back and forth between the Mamma Mia soundtrack and Shania Twain in the car...usually this means Diana is "DJ'ing" ;)


What I'm Wearing

I have been able to put business clothes on more often for some networking meetings and a client visit and friends? I am LOVING it...we are all slowly getting back to normal here!  (Wish I snapped a full body pic but you will have to take my word for it)

I have been putting on jeans and some bright springy tops for nights out with the girls- I am willing spring with my wardrobe choices ;)


What I'm Doing This Weekend

Celebrating Mimi and Papa Bob- Bringing the Girls to Rehearsals- Hosting an Easter Egg Hunt and Spring Fling and Taking Pics of my Loves for the Daddy Daughter Dance


(Flashback Pic!)




 What I'm Looking Forward To Next Month

Easter and all of the Traditions and Celebrating some Besties' Bdays!  Also we are headed to the Big Apple for a little Spring Break Getaway and we will be seeing one of the girls' idols...I know such a teaser...stay tuned!

 What Else Is New?

I think I covered it....my head is spinning right now which means life is getting busy again...kinda crazy...and yet I am in my happy place...these are...the days....








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