Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Girl Behind The Rug

I was super excited when Lulu & Georgia asked me to participate and be a part of their new series  "Girl Behind the Rug."  I am a huge fan of Lulu &Georgia and actually have three rugs from them in our house!  They wanted me to share about my style and why I chose a particular rug.  For this series I decided to feature the Ink Dye Rug in Frances Moon's nursery.  It is pretty much me in a rug, and quite possibly my favorite rug ever.

To me this rug is edgy, boho, and chic but still classic.  That is pretty much exactly how I would describe my style.  I love to dress with some fun elements but always something classic.  The pattern makes it makes it stand out but the black and cream color combo makes it a classic!

The Ink Dye Rug is even more stunning in person.  It is classically chic, like I like to think I am.  It makes a bold statement but in a good way.  It is not too over the top.
The best part is it is where we most often gather as family.  The rug is super plush for lots of playtime!

These two especially love it!

I find that I am often to drawn to neutral colors like this rug, but the pattern makes it not boring.  My fashion style is similar.  My outfit in these pictures is pretty standard but the shoes and ripped jeans give it some character.

Our first baby, our boxer Nelson, was feeling left out and wanted in on this last picture.
As you can see we all really adore this rug!

This gorgeous rug and so many other fabulous items are available at Lulu & Georgia.  Huge thank to Lulu & Georgia for my rug and featuring me in this series.  They have graciously provided a discount code for my readers- DBDDRUG20.  You can use that for 20% off everything thru Sunday!
I think I am going to take advantage of the discount and order this woven basket.  I love the idea of it filled with succulents!  You can shop the whole site HERE!

And for any curious about my outfit you can shop it below.

Tuesday, April 29, 2014


First off for all my local friends, the insanely talented Jamie Meares from Furbish Studio is in town hosting a pop up shop tomorrow from 10-4.  You should definitely stop by, it will be filled with tons of fabulous stuff!

If you are looking for the perfect pair of nude/camel heels then look no further.  After I saw Liz wearing these in several posts, I fell in love with them.  I had been on the hunt for some neutral heels and these are just perfect.  I have been wearing mine nonstop because they go with everything.

This is what they look like on.

I was beyond excited when I saw this top version like the dress I posted a few weeks ago.  Love the neon and white.

I was lucky enough to meet the owner and designer, Yosi, of this awesome shoe line last weekend.  I fell in love with his ballet flats.  They are comfortable, chic, and affordable.  They come in so many great colors and patterns so check out the Yosi Samra Site.  I am smitten with my pair!

I love this floral tee.  The colors are so fresh for Summer.   I tried this on over the weekend and it was such a cute fit- looked awesome with white jeans!

I wore this cover-up while I was in Dallas last weekend and got several requests where it was from.  It is from JCrew and currently 30% off with code GOSHOP!  It runs on the large side, I am wearing an XS.  It also comes in neon pink and white.

I am so lusting after this Vince dress.  Vince dresses are my absolute favorite, I just wish they were a little cheaper!  But the quality and fit is fantastic.

I love these Lulu & Georgia Baskets, they are so fabulous and would look awesome on any patio or deck!

I just adore this Canvas tote for Summer.  It would be a great everyday purse, pool bag, or diaper bag!

Baby Gap is killing it this year, how precious is this swimsuit??

also loving this tiered stripe dress.

Monday, April 28, 2014

7 Things I am Loving

Happy Monday Friends!  Sorry for the lack of a post Friday.  If you follow me on Instagram then you know I went to Dallas for the weekend for a blogging conference.  It was so much fun to meet some of my favorite bloggers in real life- highlight was dinner with the fabulous and insanely talented Jamie Meares and Erin Gates one night.  I was in heaven as they are two of my biggest inspirations. As fun as it was I was so ready to get home and see my babies, I am such a homebody and I missed them so much!  I know it does us moms good to get away every now and then but man was I glad to get back!  I will try and share some pictures later this week when I have time to upload photos!

I ended up getting this tank in blue and gray I love it so much- you can get it for 25% off at Saks thru tonight.  It is such a great everyday shirt.  It is super soft and I find it goes with everything, it is even super cute under a blazer too.  Use code FRNFAM at checkout.

I made this potato salad per my Mom's recommendation for our Easter dinner and it was amazing.  I loved the combo of potatoes and lentils.  There is no mayo in it so it is super fresh and light!  I ate the leftovers for my lunches last week and it still stayed fresh and delicious!

I stopped in my favorite department store here Gwynns last week to let Sterling pet the Easter bunnies.  While I was there I remembered I had a birthday gift certificate- if you live locally sign up and they will send you $20 the month of your birthday to spend there.  I decided I needed some new lipstick.  I went in wanting to buy neutral but the woman that worked there was great and talked me into this fun new color which I just love!  It is the perfect bright pink for Spring.

They snapped a picture of us while we were there and put it on there FB page (it's a little blurry).

This is me wearing the lipstick. I am not a big lipstick person but loving this color!

Download their whole album its amazing.  I have always loved them but then got sucked into watching a live performance videotapped from Coachella and it made me love them even more.  They rock.
and I have a weird crush on the lead singer, I have a thing for men who can sing.

I am a stalker mom and love watching my kids sleep.  I started noticing that Frances always sleeps in the same position with her arms behind her head.  It is crazy adorable.  I decided I am going to capture as many pictures of her sleeping like this thru the first year or so and make a book out of them!

Matt and I are officially hooked on House of Cards we can't get enough of it!  We are almost done with Season 2 and can't wait for Season 3 to start. It is so nice to have a show we can watch together and both enjoy!  I highly recommend this if you have not watched it yet.

The Tory Burch Friends and Family Event ends today.  So one last chance to snag some goodies.  Get 25% off with code FRIENDLY.  
You can shop the whole site HERE
A few of my favorites:

Thursday, April 24, 2014

NDM Style: Neon Affair

Since I showcased a short dress last time, I thought it would be fun to feature a maxi this time.  I bought this dress to wear to an upcoming wedding we have and figured it would be a great Summer Dress in general.  It is actually sitting packed in my suitcase right now for my girls trip to Dallas this weekend. 
I just love a maxi for a wedding.  The great thing about this dress is that it could be super dressy or casual.  I went for a more casual vibe with flats and a fun necklace.  I found this dress at Nordstrom and it comes in black, navy or royal blue as well!  I swear Nordstrom has been my go to place to shop for wedding dresses lately.  Honestly had the royal blue been available when I ordered this one I might would have gone that route, but the pink is fun and I don't own many pink dresses.   Pink is always a good idea right?

This dress has adjustable spaghetti straps and elastic on the sides- it is super comfy!

If you don't own a House of Harlow Sunburst necklace you need one.  I wear mine all the time.  It goes with everything!

I mentioned before but Isola sandals are my new favorites. 
Similar styles here, here, and here.

Sterling of course wanted to model too.
 If you are looking for a fun new lipstick for spring I highly recommend Laura Mercier's Fresh Raspberry color, I am loving mine!  It is the perfect pop of pink!

You can shop my whole look here:

This post was sponsored by Nordstrom, all opinions and outfit choices are my own,  always.

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Korean Beef Tacos

If you liked the Koren Beef Bowls that I posted a few weeks ago then you will love these Koren Beef Tacos.  I swear Matt and I have been on a Korean Beef roll lately, the flavors are just so intense and good!
 The beef slow cooks all day and is fall apart tender filled with such amazing flavor.  This meal was super easy to whip together too,  you just toss everything in the slow cooker and it does the work for you.  I made mine into tacos but Matt just scooped his beef over white rice and both ways were excellent,  so if you don't want tacos you could go the rice route.
Serve them with some shredded cabbage slaw and sliced green onions and you have an awesome meal!

|| K O R E A N  B E E F  T A C O S ||
adapted via

2lbs Chuck Roast
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/3 cup soy sauce
5-6 minced garlic cloves
 1 white onion sliced thinly
1 inch fresh ginger root, peeled and grated
2 tablespoons seasoned rice wine vinegar
1 tablespoon sesame oil
1 whole jalapeno, diced

The Directions.
Use a 6-quart slow cooker.  Place chuck roast in and the rest of the ingredients.
Cover, and cook on low for 8 hours or until meat has fully shredded.   Turn the meat over a few times during the 8 hours.  At about hour 7 I took a fork and started shredding the beef and removing any excess large pieces of fat.  Let cook for the last hour shredded to soak up the sauce!   Serve in soft corn or flour tortillas.  Top with shredded cabbage slaw and green onions.

shredded cabbage slaw

1 bag shredded coleslaw from the grocery store's produce section
1 tablespoon soy sauce
2 tablespoons seasoned rice vinegar
salt and pepper to taste
toss together and serve immediately (it gets too soggy if you make it early in the day)

Tuesday, April 22, 2014


The Saks Friends and Family Sale is still going on.  I treated myself to these sandals. How gogeous are they?? They also come in black! Use code FRNFAM

 I also really love this animal print version.  Joie has some really cute summer shoes.

I am loving this white lace top for Summer.  Would be so cute with jean shorts!

I keep hearing amazing things abut Frame Denim!  I really want to try a pair, loving this lighter wash.

 I love a good Chambray Dress- this one looks like a great fit!  I always love Current\Elliot they never disappoint!  Also part of the Saks Friends and Family Sale use code FRNFAM

I am obsessed with the Pom-Poms on these shorts!  These would be perfect to toss on over your bathing suit!

I am smitten with the vibrant colors in this dress.  I never met a shift dress I didn't love!

This Milly Bikini is fabulous!  Part of the Saks Friends and Family sale too so you can get a good deal on it!  

I love this new cross body purse Gigi New York came out with.  The sand color is perfection! and bonus if you spend $150 at Gigi New York you get a free personalized jewelry case!  Would be a great Mothers Day gift!
I had no idea but jewelry is also part of the Saks Friends and Family Sale- you can get 20% off!  Would love this long Alexis Bittar necklace for my collection.  I love the blush color it would go with everything!  Use code FRNFAM!