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Monday, March 30, 2015

Easter Outfits on Wardrobe Remix Monday

Spring is here and that means sundresses, midi skirts and crop tops are back in season!  What could be better?  Since next Sunday is Easter, I thought I'd do a post on some cute Easter Sunday outfits.  Here's 7 ideas below, with only one item over $50.  Happy Monday and Happy Shopping y'all!
Clockwise from top left:
Blouse $24.17 // Ring $28.50 // Skirt $34.90 // Clutch $19.99 // Pumps $22.90
Blazer $21.17 // Blouse $29.95 // Jeans $39 // Earrings $18.52 // Pumps $29.99
Blouse $5.99 // Pants $29 // Watch $24.80 // Pumps $32.99 // Bag $31.74
Dress $43.93 // Cardigan $40 // Earrings $15 // Pumps $30.99 // Bag $12.49 // Belt $48

Clockwise from top left:
Skirt $25.40 // Blouse $49.95 // Necklace $45 // Cardigan $14.95 // Clutch $33 // Pumps $29.99
Skirt $46.67 // Bow $8 // Shirt $50.50 (with new email sign up) // Clutch $39.99 // Pumps $36.90
Dress $74.99 // Bracelets $49.99 // Pumps $17.49 // Clutch $32.58 // Earrings $14.95

Monday, March 23, 2015

Yellow Crop Top on Wardrobe Remix Monday

I just picked up this sunny yellow crop top from Kohl's and it is so fun and versatile (also available in coral).  I am loving all the new spring items I'm seeing out and this just pops.  Here's 7 ways to wear it with everything under $50.  Happy Monday and Happy Shopping y'all!
Clockwise from top left:
Shorts $24.95 // Watch $24.80 // Earrings $48 // Sunscreen $32 // Sandals $29.40 // Crossbody $41.30
Pants $35.99 // Necklace $34 // Vest $29.58 // Bag $49.95 // Pumps #32.99
Top $27
Skirt $10.99 // Clutch $20.30 // Earrings $10 // Pumps $29.99
Pants $22.90 // Crossbody $34.99 // Earrings $48 // Lipstain $36 // Pumps $49.95

Clockwise from top left:
Pants $14.99 // Sunglasses $5.90 // Necklace $22.99 // Wedges $29.97
Skirt $47.52 // Sunglasses $25.41 // Earrings $15 // Pumps $47.99
Earrings $33.49 // Skirt $15.99 // Jacket $25.99 // Pumps $43.99 // Sunglasses $19.97 // Clutch $18.50

Friday, March 20, 2015

Aqua Vase - Gorgeous TJ Maxx Score

My mom picked up this vase for me for Valentine's Day from TJ Maxx.  Adorable right?  And for under $20 it's a total score.  I added the flower arrangements but the color is amazing.  I always get my glass decor from the Maxx and I am never disappointed!

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Lucky Baby

Some of our best friends recently had a baby, and I am so excited it was on St. Patrick's day!  The beautiful Everly entered the world at about 8 PM on the 17th so I couldn't wait to get started on her welcome home gift.

Thankfully, Dollar Tree had a ton of cute stuff with pink for Easter so I was able to fill up a cute basket with all sorts of stuff!  I gave myself a limit of $10 and this is what I came up with:
Bunny and Teddy Bear $1 each.  Box of animal crackers $1.  Chips ahoy $1.  Granola bars (from my pantry)

Baby lotion $1.  Baby shower candle $1.  Hand cream $1.  Wash cloths pack $1.
Pink Baby Ribbon $1
I already had some clear cellophane, and I spent $1 to store all the goodies.  I designed and printed out a pink four leaf clover and made it into a card.  I also had some leftover stickers and accessories from a baby shower a couple years ago, so that added a little bling.  Final project was a success!  $10 for all items.
 

Monday, March 16, 2015

Overalls on Wardrobe Remix Monday

Yet another trend I've struggled to get on board with - overalls.  I suppose I still have cringe worthy vivid visions of the loose farmer look pair I sported for years from 6th-9th grade, ugh.

The new trend uses cleaner lines and slimmer tailoring so admittedly the trend has come a long way.  Whether you love or hate them, here's 7 ways to wear with nothing over $50.  Happy Monday and Happy Shopping y'all!

Clockwise from top left:
Tee $26 // Scarf $8.90 // Bag $60 // Pumps $50
Bustier $19.30 // Sunglasses $5.90 // Handbag $32.90 // Ring $11.99 // Pumps $29.99
Overalls $47.99
Oxford $39.95 // Bow $9.95 // Trench $37.99 // Flats $44 // Bag $39.00 // Sunglasses $9.99
Tee $18 // Scarf $21 // Bag $34.99 // Pumps $54.99

Clockwise from top left:
Tee $48 // Bag $34.99 // Hat $15.90 // Flats $8.90
Overalls $47.99
Overalls $29.95 // Tee $9.90 // Watch $24.80 // Bangles $20.97 // Sunglasses $5.90 // Espadrilles $43
Bun Mesh (no longer available - similar here for $3.99) // Booties $44.99 // Tee $32 // Cardigan $20.40 // Necklace $10.95

Friday, March 13, 2015

Oreo Trifle

We have some guests coming over this weekend so I needed to throw together a yummy dessert on the fly.  As usual, I reverted to my specialty: trifles!  I made this one up but it was delicious!

Ingredients:
Oreos
Vanilla Pudding
Chocolate Pudding
Cool Whip
Oreo Treat Box (picked up a couple at Aldi a while back)

Directions:
Follow the directions for each step on the treat box.  I did the cookie crust first, then a layer of the cream filling.  I then alternated pudding/cool whip/cookie crumbs (twice to fill my bowl).  On top I layered with oreos and I was done.  Once again, my trifle saved me with an easy dessert under $10.






Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Cookie Monster Party - A First Birthday in the Works

Hudson's first birthday is coming up and I cannot believe it's come so soon!  I now appreciate what people mean when they say time flies.

More to the point, I spent a while thinking on what to do for his birthday, and I finally settled on a cookie monster themed 1st!  Here's a little teaser of what's to come - these are the invitations I made.  Keep on the lookout, I'll be posting them for sale on my Etsy page soon =).  Stamps are from Zazzle, 20 for $23.75.   

Monday, March 9, 2015

Denim Shorts on Wardrobe Remix Monday

As a child of the 80s, it's taken me a long time to get on board with this trend, but since it seems to be sticking, I guess I'll have to try it.  Denim shorts 7 ways, but I beg you, please don't buy some that show your butt cheeks, even if they look like you stepped out of the brazilian butt lift video.  As usual, nothing over $50.  Happy Monday and Happy Shopping y'all!
Clockwise from top left:
Top $39 // Tank $5.95 // Bracelet $26.50 // Sandals $16.90
Top $44.99 // Bag $21.90 // Fedora $14.90 // Sandals $18
Shorts $26
Top $32.99 // Sunglasses $5.80 // Earrings $48 with coupon code SWEET // Bag $44
Anorak (no longer available - similar here for $36.99) // Tee $36.40 // Clutch $21.90 // Sandals $35.99

Clockwise from top left:
Tee $27.40 // Fedora $24.99 // Sandals $24.21 // Bag $21.21
Shorts $26
Top $34 // Beach Spray $28 // Boots $49.99 // Bangles $7.66
Watch $28.02 // Sunglasses $23.33 // Tee $34.99 // Jacket $36.63 // Tote $49.90

Friday, March 6, 2015

Bedroom Accents with a Chaiiiiiiiiise

Anyone seen the Haverty's commercial about the chaise?  My husband says the woman is me.  I'm pretty sure he's right.  Technically, this new addition is not a chaise, but is a similar style with a settee.  I just can't get enough tufting & velvet in my house.  Though the color was a bit more blue than I imagined (I thought I was getting the pool), I still think it looks great against our moody grey walls.  I ordered mine from Wayfair but since their customer service was terrible, I can't recommend them.  However, Target now has this piece for less at $449.99!

There is also a true chaiiiiiiise option here for $396.95.  The pillows are from Z Gallerie (no longer available but I also like these).  Print is from where else - Kirkland's!  I did not see it online but this one is also really beautiful and would look amazing framed.

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Creamy Tomato and Spinach Pasta with Grilled Chicken on What's for Dinner Wednesday

I was shopping at Aldi the other day and they had chicken on sale for $1.93 a lb!  Naturally, I wanted to stock up and I bought 4 packages.  So we'll be having chicken for a while, but it's lean and healthy so can't hurt right!

I found a recipe for this tomato & spinach pasta and decided to add grilled chicken to it.  I have a bad habit of forgetting to take photos until the end, but this was too good not to share!  Here's the recipe with my lone photo.


In total I spent $1,93 on the chicken, $0.49 for diced tomatoes, and $1.99 for spinach.  A meal for under $5 since I had the rest of the ingredients already in my kitchen.

Original recipe here

Ingredients
1 lb chicken
1 TBSP olive oil
1 small onion, diced
2 cloves garlic (I used my minced garlic from the fridge)
1 can diced tomatoes
1/2 tsp oregano
1/2 tsp basil
pinch red pepper flakes
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp pepper
2 TBSP tomato paste (I opened up the fridge and mine was molding so I made some with tomato sauce - see how here)
2 oz cream cheese
1/4 cup grated parmesan
1/2 lb tomato flavored pasta (I had some birds nests from a sale at Aldi a few weeks back)
1 bag fresh spinach

Directions:
Pre-heat your grill to medium-high.  Add chicken and cook until a bit charred and no longer pink  in the center.  I completely forgot to season mine with anything but it ended up being fine since the pasta is so flavorful!
While grilling, boil pasta until tender (7-10 minutes) and start on the sauce.  
For the sauce, add diced onion and garlic to olive oil and heat on medium-high for 5 minutes.
Turn your chicken on the grill if you haven't yet.
Add the entire can of diced tomatoes, oregano, basil, red pepper, salt, pepper and stir to combine. Add the tomato paste and 1/2 cup of water, stirring until the paste is dissolved.
Turn the heat down to low and add the cream cheese, stirring until it's fully melted.
Add half the Parmesan, doing the same and finally the last bit of Parmesan.
Turn your chicken on the grill again and check your pasta - if it's ready, drain it.
Add the spinach and stir until it's wilted, about 3-5 minutes.
Add the pasta and stir until all ingredients are mixed well.
Pull the chicken off the grill and slice, serving on top of the pasta.

Monday, March 2, 2015

Coral Skinny Jeans on Wardrobe Remix Monday

It's getting closer to feeling like spring and so I'm excited to bring back out one of my favorite wardrobe staples - colored skinny jeans.  I love the coral pair below, and with so many ways to wear them, who could resist?  Below, 7 ways we wear your pair with nothing over $50.  Happy Monday and Happy Shopping y'all!
Clockwise from top left:
Top $49.90 // Bracelet $30 // Sunglasses $5.99 // Clutch $14.22 // Shoes $34.97
Top $24.90 // Necklace $34 // Sunglasses $11.86 // Bag $32.90 // Shoes $39.50 // Bracelet $45
Jeans $47.27
 Blouse $31.75 // Jacket $37.99 // Pumps $22.90 // Watch $24.90 // Clutch $32.97
Sweater $49.99 // Necklace  $42 // Nail Polish $4.25 // Pumps $35.99


Clockwise from top left:
Jacket $27.37 // Top $14.22 // Shoes $49.99 // Earrings $9.97 // Bag $37.50
Jeans $47.27
 $21.89 // Scarf $30.54 // Shirt $28.99 // Earrings $8 // Pumps $34.97
Earrings $6 // Tee $38.61 // Bag $31.75 // Scarf $14.99 // Pumps $49.90 // Watch & Bracelet Set $22.99