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:1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 / 6
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!