Things That Thrill Me

Annie won my heart this week when she shared her recipe for slow cooker eggplant Parmesan – eggplant is one of my very favorite foods, and I’m never one to turn down the easiness of making a meal in the slow cooker!

Any dog owner will love this list of must-have apps for dogs – I downloaded nearly the entirely list.

You all probably have figured out by now that I’m convinced that
Julia can do no wrong when it comes to putting together an outfit – this
casual white tee and flared jeans look is no exception.

While we don’t plan to tackle backyard projects and renovations this season, it never hurts to look for inspiration – I’m loving the simplicity and renovated deck rails in this backyard.

I’ve long been a sucker for the full midi tulle skirts that have come
on the scene in the past couple years. This one is styled to
perfection, and for the $20 price tag, I may just have to add it to my closet.

Since we’ll soon be basking in the glory of all things rum in Puerto
Rico (hello, Bacardi tour!), I see no harm in starting the party a few
months early – these mixed berry rum slushies look positively delicious and refreshing.

A lightweight collared button-down and denim shorts is basically the quintessential summer outfit – I am in love with this outfit from head to toe.  (Psst: the shirt is part of the Nordstrom sale!)

During the summer months, Ryan and I constantly have a craving for Mexican food; however, as we all know, that isn’t always good for our waistlines. I’d love to try this lighter version of a fiesta chicken bowl at homebonus that you make it in the slow cooker!

Now that we’ve officially started to tackle sprucing up our entryway
(pictures coming soon of the black front door!), I’m hoping to also jazz up our stairway – this is pretty much what I hope it turns out like.

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  1. mdb0112 wrote:

    That skirt for $20?? OMG yes. And that crockpot recipe is my favorite! Love all those pup apps too! http://www.champagneandsuburbs.com

    Posted 7.21.15 Reply
  2. Sure!! Haha. Or you can take a little trip here and we can meet and I'll give you some! 🙂

    Posted 7.20.15 Reply
  3. oh that skirt is $20?! thats amazing. gorgeous colour as well. i love eggplant parmesan – so good! will have to try it in the crock pot.

    Posted 7.20.15 Reply
  4. Ughhhhh Mark has been buying eggplant lately and not cooking it correctly hahahaha I am going to forward him that recipe because maybe it will be more edible then thanks girl! 😉

    Posted 7.20.15 Reply
  5. Molly Middleton wrote:

    All of those things are pretty much up my alley also!!

    Posted 7.20.15 Reply
  6. Glad you found it helpful!

    Posted 7.20.15 Reply
  7. Absolutely – I love slow cooker meals, too because you really don't have to think too hard about it. Just dump everything in, turn it on, and you're good to go!

    Posted 7.20.15 Reply
  8. Yes! Perfect weekend drink. 🙂

    Posted 7.20.15 Reply
  9. Thanks, lady! Hope you had a nice weekend!

    Posted 7.20.15 Reply
  10. I agree – so fun and chic!

    Posted 7.20.15 Reply
  11. Thanks, girl! Those are on the menu this week, they look so good.

    Posted 7.20.15 Reply
  12. I can't wait to make that recipe!

    Posted 7.20.15 Reply
  13. I'd have nowhere to wear it either, but I feel like it would make me smile whenever I see it in my closet. It's the little things in life, right?

    Posted 7.20.15 Reply
  14. Absolutely, I was amazed at all the apps available for us dog owners.

    Posted 7.20.15 Reply
  15. Yeah, girl! Glad that was a good recipe for you guys. 🙂

    Posted 7.20.15 Reply
  16. The pup apps are SO good!

    Posted 7.20.15 Reply
  17. Hopefully you find the dog apps helpful – I sure did!

    Posted 7.20.15 Reply
  18. I know you love that blog!

    Posted 7.20.15 Reply
  19. I'm so jealous! Please send some of the eggplant my way. 🙂

    Posted 7.20.15 Reply
  20. I so agree!

    Posted 7.20.15 Reply
  21. I agree about the skirt!

    Posted 7.20.15 Reply
  22. Girl, you definitely know how the house stuff goes – I feel like I've been promising progress/update posts for months, but I just can't seem to get myself to do it until I have everything just right. We'll get there … eventually. 🙂

    Posted 7.20.15 Reply
  23. I'm the same way – I probably would have nowhere to wear it, but it's just so Carrie Bradshaw and hard to resist!

    Posted 7.20.15 Reply
  24. Tori wrote:

    Ok that must have apps for dogs page has me glued–my pups thank you hehe 🙂

    Tori

    FashionBlingGirlyThings

    Posted 7.20.15 Reply
  25. Nadia wrote:

    Definitely pinning those slow cooker meals. I haven't really tried any slow cooker recipes except pulled pork but they always sound like they'd be perfect for having dinner ready as soon as I come home from the office/gym!

    Posted 7.18.15 Reply
  26. That slow cooker eggplant parm definitely looked amazing, now I'm totally craving it! And mixed berry rum slushies? YUM! Just in time for the weekend 🙂

    Happy Friday!

    Posted 7.17.15 Reply
  27. Rachel Emily wrote:

    Mixed berry rum slushies sounds right up my alley!! Happy Friday girl!

    Posted 7.17.15 Reply
  28. Jessica wrote:

    I'm all about the full midi skirt I'm glad it's not going out of style anytime soon!

    xo, Jessica || The Petite Diaries

    Posted 7.17.15 Reply
  29. Ashley T wrote:

    Your recipe picks are always on point. Those fiesta bowls– yes please!

    Posted 7.17.15 Reply
  30. Have SO much fun in Puerto Rico! Ahh take me with you!

    That chicken and rice bowl looks delicious!!

    Her Heartland Soul
    http://herheartlandsoul.com

    Posted 7.16.15 Reply
  31. That stairway looks cool. Can't wait to see a house update! Love the tulle skirts. I hope you get one! I'd have nowhere to wear it to. 🙁

    Posted 7.16.15 Reply
  32. I'm off to check out that dog app must-download list! I have 3 rat terriers, so I'm sure I can find something that'll come in handy. 🙂

    -Ashley
    Le Stylo Rouge

    Posted 7.16.15 Reply
  33. Mia- MakeMeUpMia wrote:

    Just pinned that light fiesta chicken bowl recipe and added it to my meal plan for next week. Mexican dishes are our #1 and that is a healthy one 🙂 Score! Thanks for sharing

    Posted 7.16.15 Reply
  34. Loving the outfits – Julia's flare jeans make me want to get a pair of my own and I totally ordered that blue & white striped shirt from the Anniversary sale after Caitlin's post! Off to check out the pup apps!

    Posted 7.16.15 Reply
  35. I'm totally checking out those apps for dogs! Also loving that stairway!!
    xo Emily
    http://www.fashioncolumntwins.com

    Posted 7.16.15 Reply
  36. Debra Stachelski wrote:

    I love that deck and backyard as well, in fact I love everything at her blog! I'm thrilled to see all of you tomorrow and then start vacation Saturday!

    Posted 7.16.15 Reply
  37. Love those outfits and that food looks delicious!! We're growing mini eggplant so I'm looking forward to making some fun stuff with it. 🙂 Have a great day today!!! 🙂

    Posted 7.16.15 Reply
  38. Pinky wrote:

    Tulle skirts are so much fun!!!

    Posted 7.16.15 Reply
  39. Biana Perez wrote:

    $20 for that skirt and I love that it isn't too poofy!!! So pretty! Sign me up for all the food in this post girl!!! xo, Biana –BlovedBoston

    Posted 7.16.15 Reply
  40. Jenn wrote:

    Run slushies? Yes please! The collared shirt looks super cute and comfy, too!
    Cant wait to see your updates to the house! Hope they are going ok–I know they can be a big project sometimes 🙂

    Posted 7.16.15 Reply
  41. Pamela wrote:

    Love the white tee and jeans look! So classic! And I've been on the hunt for a tulle skirt I've just been nervous to get one because I feel like I'll never wear it haha! That one is super cute though and the price point is perfect!

    <3, Pamela
    Sequins & Sea Breezes

    Posted 7.16.15 Reply

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