Tuesday, May 3, 2011

I'm wearing, eating and loving!

Thank you, everyone, for all the well wishes. I'd say Kaylee is feeling much better, but I'm still a little iffy. Thank goodness for already written posts, right?! 

It's that magical day of the week when I post my link-up extravaganza :) This is such a fun post for me to do each week, and I hope you enjoy it too!

I'm linking up at The Pleated Poppy for this week's edition of What I Wore Wednesday. You can do it too :)

Since I enjoyed getting dressed up last week, I figured I should do one up myself and do it twice this week. Nothing fancy, just a little step up from jeans and a tee.

On the day our roof was getting fixed, Isabelle and I picked up lunch from one of our favorite upscale cafes and went to eat lunch with the hubby at work. Isabelle was excited to get to wear a dress...that only happens on days when it's nice outside.

And over the weekend, we all went out to dinner as a family at Bonefish Grill. It's definitely one of our favorite restaurants, and a good excuse to get dressed up.

I absolutely LOVE wearing dresses, and pretty much live in sundresses in the summertime.

I'm linking up with Jenn at Peas and Crayons for this week's edition of What I Ate Wednedsay.

This week I wanted to mix things up by showing you my family's weekend lunch.
For us, dinnertime is always a family event. That's the way I was raised, and that's the way I want to do it with my family. And this mama cooks ONE dinner, and that's what we're having.

Lunches, though, are a mix of fend for yourself, use up the leftovers, or throw together something easy.
Here's what Kaylee had:
Turkey sandwich, carrot sticks, and blueberries.

Here's what the hubby had:
Leftover chicken marinara over rotini with fresh grated gruyere cheese. Yum!

And here's what I had:
Turkey and cheddar quesadilla, carrot stick and blueberries.

I really like this approach to lunchtime, because then there's no stress associated with cooking, not much prep time involved, and everyone is able to have what they want. It's a win-win for everyone!

And lastly, I'm liking up with This kind of love for What I'm Loving Wednesday.
I'm loving...Ben&Jerry's Dublin Mudslide. SO delicious. I may or may not have eaten an entire pint in one sitting, which may or may not be a full 1000 calories.
{edited to add: I WAS enjoying B&J Dublin Mudslide...but now the thought of it makes me nauseous. Bummer!}

I'm loving...this this week is Kaylee's last soccer game for this season. Call me a terrible parent, but I just do not enjoy watching sports, even if it's my own kiddo playing. And I'm glad it'll free up our weekends too!

I'm loving...that Isabelle will be starting her swim lessons this week. The term "swim lessons" is used very loosely, because at 8 months, it's really just 45 minutes of splashing :)

I'm loving...my new bracelet from ek Designs. I love glancing down and seeing my sweet girls' names! 

I'm loving...that I have a $25 amazon gift code burning a hole in my pocket in my amazon account. I need new books to read...PLEASE LEAVE SUGGESTIONS!

I'm loving...that there's a new Sweet Valley book out. I know it's been out for a few weeks, but I can't bring myself to pay the $10 for it. But I definitely want to read it!

What are you loving today??


  1. can you be my mommy and make me dolphin sandwiches? =) hmm... no? ok how but just as my bff? haha!

    loooove it! <3

    Jenn @ Peas & Crayons

  2. I with Jenn!!! I want Dolphin sandwiches!!! your toooo fun!! Lunch Art!!! I love your dress you just tooo cute!!!!! we had leftover dinner tonight!! love night like this! LOL!

  3. How cute are those dolphin sandwiches?? Love them!! I love your dress. I always live in sundresses, too.

  4. You are darling. And ummm...hi- can we trade hair?? I want mine to be soo pretty and silky cute like yours! :)

    And if you could also send over some dolphin sandwiches that would be great.

  5. None of these are new books, but I was recently talking with someone about books we both loved: The Time Traveler's Wife, Sarah's Key, Julie and Julia...

  6. I LOVE your dress!!! And that Ben & Jerry's sounds delish!!! Hope you get to feeling all the way better soon - there is nothing worse than a stomach bug!

  7. I love your dress. And I love Kaylee's lunch, looks like something Kayla would eat. And the whole glad with soccer being over? Totally understand. When we had dance classes I was so glad when it was over. It was at 12 on a saturday. It made it impossible to do anything.

  8. Be sure to let us know how swim lessons go. I was thinking about signing Faith up, but I wasn't sure if that was just silly at this age (also, she might be afraid of the pool?)

  9. What a great WIAW. The pasta and quesadilla dish look amazing. Wow that ice cream looks delicious!:)

  10. You look so cute in the dress! Well done mommy! :)

  11. fantastic dress! love it! and what a rockstar mom you are for whipping up such a fun lunch for kaylee!!

  12. You are so so CUTE!! Love your outfits! I want to live in sundresses as well..but I have the hardest time finding ones I love :(
    Ok... dolphin sandwiches?! SO cute! I'm taking notes for when I have kids haha :)
    And I've just heard about the new sweet valley book...ah I need to read it!

  13. Your dress is so cute! I also love summer dresses - I can never have enough!

    And Dublin Mudslide looks sooo good. I love ice cream and I can also maybe sometimes eat a whole pint :)

    I am loving... that I am going to the beach in 2 days!!

  14. Couple of comments since this is a couple of posts all rolled into one. :)
    1) I loved your outfits (especially the first one). And Bonefish Grill? Yummy!
    2) Cookie cutter sandwiches are THE BEST!! When Aubrey's in an especially picky mood, it's the only way I can get her to eat.
    3) Any Ben & Jerry's is good in my book. Baby swin lessons are super cute. I'm jealous of the gift card. AND um... grown up Sweet Valley Twins? Yes, please. I knew there we're high school ones but I didn't even know they had adult ones out. They were my favorite when I was little. I have a whole box of them for Aubrey when she's a little bit older.

  15. I loved the Sweet Valley Twins and Sweet Valley High books when I was growing up. I haven't even heard of the Sweet Valley books until now! I need to check into this!

  16. Looks like you have some awesome things you are loving right now!!! Your food looks delish!

  17. well hello good looking! Love your dress! And dolphin sandwiches? How cute are you!

  18. We love Bonefish as well - such a great place to eat, especially that Bang Bang shrimp!

    And how cute are those sandwiches?!

  19. Great post- something for everyone! Your belted outfit with the dress is really cute! At my house, the boyfriend and I both fend for ourselves most of the time, and hang out together in the kitchen while cooking :)

  20. love the dress + cardi + belt combo!! and those sandwiches are so cute in the shapes!

  21. I am completely jealous of your super cute outfits… and CUTE lunches… I need to step it up! haha!

  22. Love the dolphin sandwiches. Too cute. And your dress is beyond cute. Cute cute cute. :)
    You should read The Help and all the book in the Dragon Tatto series.

  23. I am loving yoga even more than usual right now. I needed the extra relaxation today!

    I'm glad that you are beginning to feel a little better. I hope you make a full recovery soon!

    Twitter: @GlamKitten88

  24. Love both of your outfits...especially the black and white with a touch of red!

  25. hey! nice to meet a fellow Kansan!
    love your blog!

  26. Another Sweet Valley Twins book came out? That's crazy! Pretty sure I read every one written back in elementary school!
    Sorry for the sickness...hope your family is tip top here soon.

  27. Hi! I just discovered your blog and I must say, I love it! Your little ones are adorable!

  28. Such a fun post! I am seriously LOVING everything about your second outfit. The red belt is the perfect finishing touch! Isabelle is too cute!

  29. 1. I'm loving both of your outfits! Gorgeous girl!

    2. I love Bonefish Grill Pomogranite Martini's...Mmmm!! Soo good!

    3. Have you read Redeeming Love by Francine Rivers? If you haven't, I do suggest you read it eventually! It's a fabulous book! My friend introduced it to me, I've read it and hopefully will read it again soon!

  30. I love that you just admitted that you don't like watching sports, even if it's your own kid! I will be calling you when we have kids to let you know that you are not alone in that feeling.

  31. Oh my gosh, you are so cute! And tiny! Holy cow, didn't you just have a baby? My littlest's name is Isabella, so I love the name Isabelle :)

    Cute dress, cute lunch, and now I am craving Ben and Jerry's :)

  32. omgh ow cute are you girl! LOVE B&Js! ooooo and i did get your guest post! thanks so much for it! you're featured on june 12th!

  33. Mmmmmm Bonefish, Love the bang bang shrimp!! and love the outfit you wore too! And that sandwich is the sweetest thing EVER! What a good mommy you are! Um, and Sweet Valley Confidential?! Say what!! I am all over that, gotta get me a copy ASAP!! New follower here!

  34. love your skirt outfit! :) Cute photos!

  35. I just found your blog. How adorable! I'm a new follower. Great things you were loving today.

  36. Those dolphin sandwiches are too cute! I've been having such a craving for ice cream and I love B&J!

  37. You look great in that skirt outfit. I love dressing up now and then too :)

  38. Hi there,

    Oh I love those dolphin sandwiches how cute!

    And you have a beautiful dress.

    Hugs Mirella

  39. Those dolphin sandwiches are adorable!

    Also, I'm loving that dress-I live
    in sundresses during the summer too. Hopefully it'll warm up here in MI soon so I can break all mine out :-)

  40. just read the lincoln lawyer - it was great, i'm reading water for elephants - also great, have you read the hunger games series? AMAZING!!!

  41. You're too cute! Your dress is cute and so was Kaylee's lunch!


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