August 30, 2014

Let's Go Shopping: Major Labor Day Sales!

Hi friends! I hope that you're on a white sandy beach, waking up with a mimosa and having a long relaxing weekend...if not, I have an amazing Labor Day sale round-up for your this morning that is sure to cheer you up! There are some major deals around the web this week and I've got my favs up for you today....Happy Shopping!

Nordstrom is having a major sale with 40% off around the store. See the killer boots I scored for under $100 below!! ...and if you've been dying for a quilted Burberry jacket for Fall...THIS one is half off!!
Anthropologie is offering an additional 20% off of sale items (ends 9/1)
Bauble Bar has tons of adorable styles 50% off!
BCBG Generation has 40% off of the entire site (ends 9/1)
C. Wonder has 30% off of regular priced items site wide, plus an additional 50% off of sale items!
Furbish Studio is offering 15% off of the entire site (including ART!) with code ENDOFSUMMER
J. Crew is offer 40% off of final sale.
Kendra Scott is offering 15% off site wide!! Lots of amazing new pieces I'm dying over for Fall!






So my MAJOR score was these DV boots from Nordstrom! I contemplated them during the Anniversary sale, but ended up passing. Now that it's much closer to sweater weather, I decided to try them on again tonight while we were out shopping. They weren't on the sale rack, but I was thrilled to find out that they were on sale for under $100! They really are the perfect fit, a bit wider at top to wear with jeans, and the perfect low profile heel. I decided on the Taupe color, as they are a great neutral to wear with anything this Fall...but they also come in black. You need these, trust me. Such a steal!




I hope that you share in my excitement over a good sale and have a fun long weekend! Cheers to the end of a great Summer!


xo-







August 27, 2014

Cream Cheese + Pumpkin Stuffed French Toast

Um yes, it's as good as it sounds, too! I have to admit, this year I hopped on the pumpkin train early. Like mid-August early, which is usually totally out of the question for me, as I like to save my Fall delights for when there's a little chill in the air and (at the very least!) after the first college football game. This year I threw all caution to the wind and went for it, I mean who could resist?! I've had a thing for French Toast lately, so this recipe really combines all of my foodie cravings into one dish French Toast + Pumpkin + Cream Cheese...Oh My! This is the perfect dish to serve up for weekend guests or for a pre football game brunch. The sweet and savory flavors are perfect for Fall!



What you need:

1 Loaf of crusty bakery bread (I used a cinnamon raisin loaf from my Bakery)
2 cups Milk
1/4 cup Maple syrup
1 dozen Eggs
1 tbsp Vanilla extract
1 package Cream cheese
1/2 can Pumpkin puree
1/4 cup of Powdered sugar (optional)

1. In mixer, whip together cream cheese and pumpkin (I  also added powdered sugar)

2. Beat together with a whisk the eggs, milk, vanilla, and maple syrup


3. In a greased 9x13 casserole dish, arrange your first layer of bread slices and pour half of the egg mixture over them.

4. Spread all of cream cheese mixture over this layer.


5. Place the remaining bread slices evenly over the first layer and cover with the remaining egg mixture.


6. Cover with foil and refrigerate overnight.

7. In morning, preheat oven to 375 and bake for 35-45 minutes or until the top is golden and crusty.

8. Serve with maple syrup and sifted powdered sugar.


Yum!! Enjoy :)

xo-

August 25, 2014

Blogger Stylin' Home Tours: Favorite Room Edition


Happy Monday friends! If you're new here from Fieldstone Hill, welcome! I'm so thrilled that you made it here and can't wait to share this space with you. Before I tell you about my favorite room, let me tell you about Lindsay from The White Buffalo Styling Co. I met her at Haven a few weeks ago, and I really don't think that she could have been any more amazing. Full of advice, encouragement and laughs...and the most adorable baby bump you every did see...meeting her was really a highlight of the whole weekend. Anyway, she hosts this series and I am so thrilled that she asked me to be a part of it!

My favorite room...well, I've worked on quite a few rooms in our home at this point, but my favorite of them all is really a no brainer. For those of you who have been around a while, you are probably slightly very sick of hearing about the nursery, but I can't help it...it really is my favorite room in our entire home.

It's my favorite because....

When I open the door every morning, there's a bouncing baby (with the most amazing bed head) who has her arms stretched out over her sweet Jenny Lind crib reaching for me.

Some nights (like last night) she wants me to rock her to sleep. And I oblige. The quiet moments of a baby falling asleep and melting onto your chest are simply priceless.

We read lots of books here and we learn here.

Because every morning upon waking up she insists on putting a bow and shoes on before going downstairs. What, you don't wear a bow and shoes with you jammies?!

Because the afternoon light shining through the windows and onto her strawberry blonde curls after a nap is just about the most beautiful thing I've ever seen.

Sure I still love the Watercolor Peony Wallpaper, but the memories we've made in this room will always be my most favorite thing of all. I had been itching to change a few things up, so slowly but surely I've updated the nursery since my initial post about it here. Well, here it is...my favorite room...



One major change was this wall. Originally there were 5 vintage prints and a table lamp. The proportions always bothered me, so I decided to start over. The mini gallery wall and gold sconce make it feel fresh to me. We also love the sconce for reading bedtime stories.  

Another really fun and easy project was the turn the shoes that she took her first steps in (fitting that they are gold glitter Toms, right) into art for the nursery. I just glued fabric around a piece of cardboard and then glued shoes on. Literally a 2 minute project.  



Another big change was adding the lattice rug. It used to live in our mater bedroom, but since we are getting a new one soon, I was happy to bring this one into the nursery. It makes the space so much brighter and I love it.  

If you don't know the story about the inspiration for the nursery, it was very much influenced by our trip to Paris, and this Laduree bag in particular. I was so enamoured with the ambiance there (and the macaroons, of course) and thought that it was so fitting to center a perfectly girly nursery around. I love that the bag still hangs in the nursery.
The gallery wall was originally here over the changer, but since you can't really see it when you walk into the room, it's definitely better on the opposing wall. Once I saw this Lindsay Letters print at Hobby Lobby though, I knew it would be great for this wall though. I am obsessed with the colors (of course!), but I also love the quote "The World is Lucky to Have You"...so sweet, right? The amazing tassel garland adds the perfect touch of whimsy.
To make the print a little more personal, I added gold hardware brackets to the frame, for a more custom look.  


The Louisiana art is actually a blanket that my sister gifted to Landry. One day it will be framed somewhere, but for now I love the color that it adds to her closet. She even monogrammed her initials on the Parish (remember Louisiana doesn't have counties) where I am from...which happens to be St. Landry Parish...ahhhh get it? :) 

This little situation makes me happy...

Fun idea...use an old mannequin to display bows and headbands. I also left my wedding veil on to display.  
And this my friends, is why I love this room so much. So many moments like this that melt my heart...
Sources:

Crib: Jenny Lind
Bedding: Pottery Barn
Frame above crib: Vintage
Monogram above Crib: Hobby Lobby
Chandelier: Lowes, painted gold
Rug: Garden Ridge (old) // Similar
Drapes: Overstock.com
Curtain Rods: Pottery Barn (sprayed gold)
Glider: Buy Buy Baby // Similar
Sconce: Ikea Rodo (sprayed gold)
Shade: Ikea (pom trim added)
Mirrored Frames // Starburst: Garden Ridge
Nightstand: Vintage
Bla Bla Doll: Project Nursery Shop
Lindsay Letters Print: Hobby Lobby
Gold Brackets: The Home Depot
Tissue Tassel Garland: Project Nursery Shop
Changing table: Vintage

If I forgot anything, please shoot me an email...happy to answer!

Thank you guys so much for sharing in my favorite room today. I hope that you'll come back by soon, or you can keep up with our daily shenanigans on Instagram! Now (even though I wish you didn't have to leave so soon!), there are more amazing bloggers to check out today...next stop is All Things Thrifty! You know that Brooke has some fabulous-ness to share...so head over to check her out!!

Here's the full list of bloggers for today, in case you miss any:


xo-



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