Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Obsessions | Holiday Style

I love finding fun new items for the Holidays.  A little red, green, gold, and plaid are always fun around the holidays!  

Holiday Style

I ordered this during the Black Friday Sales and it arrived yesterday.  I love it!  It seems to run TTS.  I am wearing a 4.  Currently 30% off with code CARDPERKS.

I ordered this for an upcoming holiday party and its under $50.
This beauty is only $25.  It comes in several other color options too.

This is so gorgeous!

I love my Ugg slip ons and these are even cheaper. 
This is such a fun way to dress up jeans for the holidays.  I am wearing a size small below. 

These would be great just paired with a solid color blouse for a little sparkle.

I featured this dress last week, it is cute alone or paired with leggings.
A classic black shift dress but with crystal cuffs.  

Loving this cute print.

This would make such a great gift.  It comes in several other patterns.

Such a gorgeous shade of green and on sale.

I just ordered these and love them.  So comfy and I love that the metallic gold.

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Quinoa Vegetarian Chili + Jalapeno Cheddar Cornbread

I have always wanted to try out a vegetarian chili.  Don't get me wrong I love the kind with meat but I wanted something a little lighter.  This one knocked my socks off.  Not only was it so easy to make but it was so full of flavor you don't even miss the meat.  I loved the addition of quinoa in it, it added a nice texture.  I served it with Ina Garten's Jalapeno Cheddar Cornbread- Recipe Here and it was the perfect meal for a chilly night.  I make her cornbread all the time, it is so delicious.  You can could easily make this in your slow cooker if you want, but I used my large Dutch Oven pot.   Saves and reheats well. 

|| Q U I N O A   V E G E T A R I A N   C H I L I  ||
adapted via Damn Delicious


  • 1 cup quinoa
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 2 (14.5-ounce) cans diced tomatoes
  • 1 (15-ounce) can tomato sauce
  • 1 (4.5-ounce) can diced green chiles
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons chili powder, or more, to taste
  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • 1 (15-ounce) can kidney beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 (15-ounce) can black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 1/2 cups corn kernels, frozen, canned or roasted
  • Shredded white cheddar cheese for topping
  • sliced green onions for topping
  • Juice of 1 lime, optional
  • 1 avocado, halved, seeded, peeled and diced


  1. In a large saucepan of 2 cups water, cook quinoa according to package instructions; set aside.
  2. Heat olive oil in a Dutch oven or large pot over medium high heat. Add garlic and onion, and cook, stirring frequently, until onions have become translucent, about 2-3 minutes.
  3. Stir in quinoa, diced tomatoes, tomato sauce, green chiles, chili powder, cumin, paprika, cayenne pepper and 1-2 cups water, making sure to cover most of the ingredients; season with salt and pepper, to taste.
  4. Reduce heat to low; simmer, covered, until thickened, about 30 minutes. Stir in beans, corn, cilantro and lime juice, if using, until heated through, about 2 minutes.
  5. Serve immediately with avocado, sliced green onions, shredded cheddar and sour cream  if desired.

Monday, November 28, 2016

Scenes From Our Weekend + Frances Moon turns 3 + Best of Cyber Monday Sales

First things first Frances Moon turned 3 on Friday!  I can't believe how fast time flies.  She is such an independent little lady these days and full of so much personality!  My friend Lucy Cuneo snapped these pictures.  This is the third year she has captured Frances for her birthday,  it is becoming a birthday tradition!  

We did a small family party for her while we were in Charlotte.  I found the cutest Unicorn balloons that were a huge hit with the kids.

Frances insisted on wearing my sister's old dress for the party:)

We spent the past week in Charlotte with my family and had the best time!  
I managed to sneak in one night out with some girlfriends.  We had wine and snacks at Foxcroft Wine and I loved it.
Two of my oldest and dearest friends, Courtney and Melissa.
Wearing this blouse from Loft that is now 50% off!
Thanksgiving morning Sterling and I did a 5k race with my sister and her kids.  It was his first race and he was so excited. We did more walking than running but had a blast.
Before the race.
This cross front cardigan is perfect to toss on over your workout clothes!
and after:)

A close up of my leggings.  I love the scalloped detail and they are super flattering.  They really slim you and suck everything in.

Thanksgiving Day with my little loves.
My sister and brother.

All the cousins.

It was my first year having a Bojangles turkey and it was so good!  

We got back in town for Frances Moon's actual birthday and took the kid's to the Yacht Club.  
All Frances wanted was for Matt push to her unicorn on the swing for her birthday so he did- you can see the sheer excitement on his face.  He resisted at first but she suckered him into it.

These booties were on repeat all weekend.
The most gorgeous sunset.

Saturday we decorated and put up our tree.  I decided to buy a fake tree this year and I am loving it.

I also picked up a rose gold tree because why not?!

Sunday we went to church and had lunch with Matt's parents.

B E S T   O F   C Y B E R  M O N D A Y  S A L E S
Many sales are the same as Black Friday you can see my original posts HERE and HERE.  I tried to round up the new sales below.

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I love all her beauty products.  Pictured below are 3 favorites I use often.  Use code BLKFRIDAY to save 30%.

40% off the entire site.  Use code CYBER40.
I am wearing a size 4.

My over the knee boots are a favorite.

25% off the entire site.  Use code THANKS.
I have had my eye on this plaid shirt for awhile, may have to snag it.

Extra 25% off.

I wore this shift dress to church yesterday.  It is 40% off plus the extra 25% off.  Use code FALL25.  It runs on the large side so size down.  I am wearing XS.

I also own this Cashmere sweater.  It is almost 60% off plus the additional 25% off makes it under $100!  I wear a small in this style.

30% off select clothing.
I love this for the holidays!

I LOVE this vest and its reversible!  

30% off everything. Use code YETIPARTY.  Tea Collection pj's are my favorite for the kids.

30% off white label.  All white label items are made for before, during and after pregnancy and most are machine washable! Use code BWLCYBER
I love this white turtleneck.  The fit is loose and swingy and I always love a white top.