Friday Favorites

Well, the first full week of summer is in the books! It was a busy, relaxing, and fun week! 🙂 I hope you and your family have the best weekend ahead!

One.I used to own a frother that was similar to this. But one night I got over ambitious and it didn’t end well. 🙁  After making matcha tea this weekend, I really wanted to order another one and try it out. This one got great reviews and works like a charm. Plus, it’s so inexpensive! It just makes your average cup of coffee or drink extra fun. 🙂

Two.So many feelings in one little post right here. 🙂 These rings are a new favorite.

Three.

As I started to compile some more recipes for an e-book…I wanted to ask all of you what you want to see the most. Main dishes? Side dishes? Snacks? Drinks? Leave a comment or message me with which you want to see the most of!

Four.This candle seriously smells like my Mom’s kitchen..and now mine too. 🙂 Antique Candle Works did it again. I love their candles!

Five.On Wednesday, I went to target to pick up five things and couldn’t find hardly any of them. So what did I do? Naturally I went to the clothing section and stuck a few things in my cart. Ha! I love my military vest and wear it a lot, so when I saw a similar version of it in jacket form, I had to get it. Bonus: It was on sale for $7! I couldn’t find the original one online but it was a combo between this and this! Hopefully your local Target carries it also! 😉 If not, check out these cute ones: One. Two. Three.

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Our wedding day really was everything I imaged and more. I feel blessed beyond belief, thankful beyond words, and more confident in God’s timing than I ever have been. You have probably seen the long and short of the story of Eric and I on here a time or two but reliving it often, especially as an anniversary is approaching, feels like an essential.

About three months into dating, the idea of marriage slowly snuck into our conversations. It became something that we talked about more as the months went on, and 11 months into dating I was surprised with what I thought was breakfast, and turned into a, “Will you marry me?” There was no question in my mind that this was the right decision and I am grateful each day that I said, ‘yes.’


One of the most difficult parts of our relationship though was living a distance apart. We savored the weekends and spent almost all of them together. Sunday evenings and the goodbyes were never easy but leaving little love notes to each other became our thing until the next time we would see each other. I started writing him little sentiments on a post-it note but fell short one time when I couldn’t find anything but a thank you card. Somehow, it seemed fitting as I rambled on about all of the things I am thankful for that he encompasses and does. From there on out, a lot of our notes were written on thank-you cards and it was no surprise (and also the sweetest thing-ever!) when Eric wrote his vows on a thank you card for our wedding.We’re coming up on two years of marriage and to say I’m over the moon about him doesn’t do any justice. Things have only gotten so much better with time and I love doing life with him. I wanted something to wear to celebrate two years of us. Since I wear my bar necklace and ring all the time, I thought an engraved ring with our wedding date would be the perfect touch! I also added this stacking band for fun. If you need a reason to celebrate someone you love, there are endless options you can find here. 🙂

 

*Thank you to Jessica N. Designs for sponsoring this post and providing the rings. Opinions are 100% my own.

Friday Favorites

Today is the last day of school! I am SO ready and cannot believe it is actually here! 🙂

One.If you watch my Instagram stories you have seen my love for matcha lately. I ended up getting this brand because it got great reviews and is organic matcha. (Which is really important for the nutritional value). I was a little uneasy about trying it but it turns out I have had it every morning this week in place of my coffee!

I’ve heated up a little water, coconut milk, a teaspoon of matcha, and a tablespoon or honey. It’s delicious!

Two.I know I talked a few weeks ago about all these one piece swimsuits:

One. Two. Three. Four. Five. Six. Seven. Eight. Nine. Ten. Eleven. Twelve….

…and then I came across this one. 🙂 I love all the ones I linked to but also can’t wait to get this one in the mail!

 Three.

I plan on laying by the pool tomorrow which is one of my favorite things!

Four.My Brighten-your-day Smoothie!

Five.Earrings / Charm Bracelet / Nautical Bangle / Sandals / Dress / Necklace / Ring

Last year I talked about my summer style a few times. As I’m headed to CT for the weekend for a bridal shower, I realized some of summer staples still remains the same and my favorites. Of course I have added a few new pieces for the summer that I am really excited about but I also love a long, black dress. 🙂

Happy Friday! I hope it’s the best one yet! 🙂

May 2017

whatsupwed1WUWquestions editI am SO excited it’s May! I am so ready for some sunshine and pool days! 🙂

What we’re eating this week:A lot of my Veggie Cornucopia and my Strawberry Rhubarb Crisp has been on repeat the last few weeks!

What I’m reminiscing about:Mother’s Day made me spend a lot of time thinking about my Grandmothers. 🙂 You can read all about them, here!

What I’m loving:

My mom brought me a box of old pictures the other week. I have loved looking through all of them. So cute! 

What we’ve been up to:

Life has been busy! School is winding down. Italy is right around the corner. Eric has softball each week. Birthdays. Bridal showers. Baby showers. Weddings. You name it, we’re probably doing it!

What I’m dreading:

Nothing. 🙂

What I’m working on:

My tan. 😉 But I’ll also be wearing a lot of this.

What I’m excited about:

What am I not excited about lately?! There is a lot to look forward to, which is also why we have been so busy! 😉 

What I’m watching/reading:After my dilemma last month with Netflix cancelling Chesapeake Shores, I decided to try Cedar Cove. I now love it and can’t stop watching. I’m such a sucker for Hallmark movies.

My Mom bought me both of these devotionals over ten years ago. I pulled them out of my desk the other day to switch up my devotions and have found some of the days so inspiring. They are short devos to read any time of day! You can buy the books here and here.

What I’m listening to:

I have been loving the acoustic version!

What I’m wearing:

 
I mentioned last month how I like to keep it pretty simple with shoes over the summer, which is true. But my pair of sandals that I love needs to retire. I ordered these three pairs in hopes of loving them just as much?!

Click any of the lovies above for the direct link!

What I’m doing this weekend:

Showering a sweet friend that is getting married! 🙂

What I’m looking forward to next month:

Getting more sleep!

What else is new:

Not much in the Spring household. 🙂

Bonus Question: What is your favorite vacation spot?

I have talked about my favorite vacation to Greece, Punta Cana, and Italy but….My favorite spot is Cape May, NJ. It is the sweetest area with the cleanest beaches and has the best food! I love it!

Have the best Wednesday! xo


Organic Everywhere

Eating organic as often as possible is one of the main goals in our home. Seasonal, healthy food is what we strive for in our recipes throughout the week. Some days it feels like everywhere I turn there are more tempting foods that are the exact opposite of healthy. However, organic products are also something that is at an arm’s length these days, even at your local Wal-mart.

A few weeks ago we had family over for Mother’s Day and needed to stock up on some of our favorite organic products. My homemade Strawberry Rhubarb Crisp (recipe below!) topped with Stonyfield’s Organic Greek Yogurt was exactly the seasonal dessert I wanted to serve. We grabbed a few of their yogurt’s for snacks throughout the week, and since Eric drinks milk like it is nobody’s business, we picked some up as well. Organic and affordable products that we love to buy really can be just around the corner if you just look for it!


Strawberry Rhubarb Crisp

  • 4 cups cut strawberries into 1/2 inch pieces
  • 2-4 large stalks rhubarb (or desired amount) cut into 1/2 inch pieces
  • 2 cups organic oats
  • 1 cup almond flour
  • 1/2 cup pure maple syrup
  • 1/2 EVOO
  • sea salt to taste
  • Stonyfield Plain Organic Greek Yogurt


Directions:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line an 8×8 pan with the cut up fruit. For the crisp, in a medium-sized bowl, combine oats, almond flour, maple syrup, EVOO, and salt. Mix. Top fruit mixture. Bake for 35 to 45 minutes or until crisp on top.



 

Happy Memorial Day weekend everyone! Here’s to prepping for the craziest/busiest/last-week-of-school! 🙂

 *Thank you to Stonyfield for sponsoring this post. All opinions are my own.