Desert Style

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Sunglasses: Chanel (similar)
Dress: Mexico!
Shoes: Mexico!

Cactus Shirt: Forever 21 (similiar)
Shorts: Jcrew
Shoes: All Saints

Jake and I took these pictures on a recent trip to Arizona!  We couldn't get enough of all the cacti around and desert scenery we ended up buying a few cacti to bring home with us!

I got this dress and shoes while I was in Mexico on a girls cruise with my some of my sisters, my mom, and cousins!  I did a study abroad in Mexico and it brought back some wonderful feelings of the great people, awesome food, and fun adventures back in the day there!

Heres a link to a little video from our adventure this day!  I went through a ton of stuff from high school and college and it was fun to relive the memories with Jake!

Thank you for stopping by today! Hope you have a wonderful week!

Easy Salmon and Sides Recipe

Monday, August 29, 2016

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Hi Everyone! Jake here!  I am the main cook in our house so I'm always looking for easy and healthy dishes to create for our meals.   We often walk the grocery store isles looking for good side dishes that are filling and have nutritional value.  When I heard about Minute® Ready to Serve rice, I knew we needed to go find it asap and try it out!

After trying the rice out a few times in the fun diffrent flavors, there were a few things we really liked about the product.
1) It is Convenient and quick - Minute® Ready to Serve Rice:  It's precooked and comes in a cup so all you have to do is pull back the lid, heat the cup in the microwave for 60 seconds and you're done! We are all about the no clean up too, and just throwing the cup away in the trash after making the rice was perfect!
2) Portable and offers portion control.  We love having something portioned out and knowing exactly how many calories we're eating!  It's also great to pack in a to-go lunch or to heat up, add some grilled chicken on top and take it with me as I run out the door! I try to eat grains at lunch time and in the morning so I can have fuel to energize my body throughout the day.
3) Versatile - There are so many fun options you can cook up with the Minute® Ready to Serve Rice.  Between all the flavors you can come up with some super fun concoctions!  I am going to show in today's blog post how we added the rice as a side dish with some protein and veggies.  We have also found other ways we like to enjoy the rice cups by adding seasoning on top, a sauce, adding a veggie with cheese on top, etc. for a great quick meal!  With having busy, on-the-go schedules, it's important to have a go-to food around that you can rely on!

Today I am going to share with you my all time favorite way to make Lemon Salmon and our favorite sides to go with it!  It's a very easy recipe, one of our most frequent dinners and one we would call Minute® Ready!

Plates: Anthropologie | Gold Silverware: Target | Place Mats: Crate and Barrel | Stripe Napkin: Crate and Barrel |  His Shirt: 7 Diamonds | His Pants: Mott and Bow | His Shoes: Sperry | Her Dress: Ann Taylor

Are there any go-to side dishes you love?! We would love to hear it because we're always looking for tasty food to add to our meals!  Thank you for stopping by today! Hope you have a wonderful week!

Rio Olympics

Friday, August 26, 2016

Shirt: Ted Baker
Pants: All Saints
Shoes: Cole Haan

Dress: Russia (similar feel here, here)
Shoes: Rothy's
Purse: Kate Spade
Lipstick: Mac-

Did any of you get a chance to watch the Olympics??! We had big time plans to watch them and ended up not watching any of them yet!! We are going to start tonight binge watching some of our favorite events!

Growing up, my mom was a huge fan of Ice Skating and Gymnastics, so any season, any time the olympics were on, we watched it in the background all day!  As we have had the opportunity to travel these past few years, our love has grown for not only America but for the other countries we have been able to visit, so we need to get watching and cheer everyone on :)

One thing I have loved about the Olympics is its a time for everyone to put their differences aside and learn from each other.  There is something so wonderful about people working hard on their dreams and sharing the achievement with us all, is super magical to watch!

I recently got these cute pink flats from Rothy's.  I wore them out on a date night with Jake when we took these photos and I was so surprised at how comfy they were!  I actually took a lap around the track because my feet felt so good in them!  The shoes come in lots of fun colors and even a ballet flat style to if thats more your jam.  I always like a good pizza toe though ;)

Thank you for stopping by today! Hope you have an amazing weekend!