cornflake dreams.: five things.

10.07.2016

five things.

Happy Friday! I hope everyone is doing well, it's been a while so I have a lot of things on my mind lately -- here's five quick things:
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ONE: Nordstrom and Saks Fifth Avenue has Mini Melissa rain boots on sale! We bought Vi a pair of light pink duck boots over the weekend and they are so cute in person. I also love the boots with bows. Saks Fifth Avenue has a ton of other styles on sale with their Friends and Family sale -- Vi's classic bow mary janes are on sale and I'm really tempted to buy her a pair of owl mary janes.
TWO: Mini Boden has a limited edition Roald Dahl collection! Everything is so cute and the pieces makes me want to re-read all of Dahl's books. I especially love the Giant Peach T-shirt, Mrs. Ladybird Dress, the BFG cape with it's pretty London cityscape lining, the Alphabet Cord Dress - it's perfect for my bookworm, and the glow-in-the-dark Dream Jar Pajamas. The Rainbow Drops Dress and Veruca Faux Fur Coat are really fun too and soooo Willy Wonka
THREE: H and I finished watching all three seasons of Broad City. It's hilarious and I wish I didn't wait so long to start watching it. All three seasons are on Hulu. I'm also loving Younger with Sutton Foster (she was in Gilmore Girls creator Amy Sherman-Palladino's other show Bunheads). It's a lot of fun and a total guilty pleasure show (H does not watch this one).
FOUR: We finally tried Blue Apron! The first week had three great meals and I cooked with ingredients that I hardly ever use. It was a lot of fun -- but of course more work than going out to a restaurant and almost as expensive. We had two meals that we didn't like the next week so we decided to cancel our subscription. While I like the idea of cooking outside of my comfort zone, the meals weren't filling enough for H and too heavy for me. I also didn't like how much packaging they used for every piece of produce (you can recycle everything but it's still excessive). In the end it wasn't a good fit for us. So this week I decided to finally use my recipes on Pinterest. I made Greek Pizza and it was SO good. I also tried a gnocchi recipe which was way too rich (hello cream base, what was I thinking?!) Anyways the whole Blue Apron experience encouraged me to introduce some new recipes into our usual meal rotation.

FIVE: I'm thinking of all of my family and friends in Florida, Georgia and South Carolina stay safe during Hurricane Matthew!! 

Have a great weekend!
-xo-
Jillian

11 comments:

  1. Mini Melissa shoes are seriously the BEST. I tend to agree with you regarding Blue Apron and the like.

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  2. Oh my heavens those little boots are fabulous! We tried blue apron too Andi agree with you - for the most part we loved it but overall it's pricey. It was fun though for the four meals we did!

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  3. The little boots are so cute, thanks for sharing!
    Cheers!
    Lori in Blue Ridge, GA

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  4. Younger is one of my favorites shows - i watch it every week!!

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  5. Oh my gosh those boots are so cute. And the Roald Dahl collection!

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  6. That greek pizza looks ahhhmazing!

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  7. I've considering giving Blue Apron a try(they keep sending me coupons to) but I've worried about the same things- the cost, not liking the meals, and it not being filling enough. I guess I'll skip it!

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  8. I've seen a lot of ads for Blue Apron and I've wondered about how it really is. I'm glad you posted an honest review, I think we will skip it! Seems to high maintenance for me! :) Hope you're having a great weekend!

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  9. OMG those BOOTS!! I'm in love. I would want every pair, and I'm a grown up. I always tell my dog he's lucky he's a boy or I'd dress him up all the time (boy pup clothes aren't as cute). I didn't really like Blue Apron--just not my thing. I like Hello Fresh better but the recipes are very simple and not adventurous! DIY Pumpkin Spice Highlighter

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  10. OBSESSED with Younger - so glad it's back!

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  11. Love all those adorable boots! I'm with ya on the meal subscriptions... I tried hello fresh. I felt like it was a lot of work and it wasn't very convenient to have to go online on time every week to check the meals to be sure it was something we may like. There's definitely lots of resources on Pinterest! It's just a matter of sitting down and planning (that I lack doing)!

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