Happy Hour!

Happy Thursday!!

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I’m linking up with Holly over at Osborn Extravaganza to chat about summer fashion! So grab your cup of coffee or wine (I’m not judging!) and let’s get chatting!

I’m all about easy and comfortable wear most of the time and summer isn’t any different!

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I love shorts that are stretchy and comfy (and Β not up my butt!).

I’m also very into dresses, in case you hadn’t noticed! πŸ˜‰

I wear a lot of Lilly in the summer since I can’t get over all the colors!

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I love any type of kimono with shorts that can double as a swimsuit cover up!

My summer fashion is seriously all about looking great with easy outfits πŸ™‚ Doesn’t this make you want to go on a shopping spree with me?! πŸ˜‰

Before I go… Logan and I are entered into a giveaway to win a free Anniversary Photo Session with the amazing Jess Nolan and we’d love it if you’d help us win! What do you need to do, you ask?! It’s easy! Just goΒ hereΒ and “like” our picture! The person with the most “likes” will win! It also has a little snippet of our love story in case you’re interested!

Thank you in advance for the “likes” and I’ll see you back here tomorrow for a few favorites from the last week!

heartKristi

Try it on Tuesday!

Who’s ready for another edition of “I need to share what I tried on the other day because I clearly need to document these.” ha! Just kidding.. BUT I do have a few things I tried on last week (or the week before, who knows?!) and some were hits and others.. total fails!

Ready?! Let’s start with good ‘ol Nordstrom!

I tried this cute dress on and was surprised that I liked it so much! I didn’t realize how much I love the OTS trend apparently. I wore it while at my in-laws the last week!

The next dress was so fun that I had to bring it home with me… and I wore it that weekend again for some wine tasting πŸ™‚

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Ok… am I the only one who can’t get too much on the “one shoulder” trend?! I mean, I loved it when I was 14-15 years old and it just reminds me of back then!  I just can’t decide if I can jump on it or not…

I was so bummed trying on this gingham top.. I was hoping the giant flap would help with my large chest but I don’t know if it’s that part that I don’t like or if it’s the shortness of the top but this was a fail in my book.

I did not care for this top after trying it on… I think this is so cute on so many people but it wasn’t so flattering on my body type!This was such an interesting top.. to be honest, I couldn’t figure out how to wear it at first and put the straps on my shoulders (which didn’t really fit!) until I realized that duh.. that’s not really the trend these days! ha!

My next stop was Loft! They have such cute stuff and always have such great deals but I forget to go in there all the time! It’s on my list now 😊

This swing dress was so soft and flowy! It’s perfect for running errands or for date night with wedges!

This romper runs REALLY big so i’d recommend sizing down! This is the small on me and the XS would have been a lot better! It’s seriously SO soft and comfy though.. so if you’re in the market for a good romper – check this one out!
Who doesn’t love a little gingham?!
This dress made me want a fun event to happen! I wish I had a reason to wear this because I would have scooped it up in a second!
I love the colors and tassels on this tank! You can dress it down with shorts or dress it up with white jeans and wedges!
How cute is this lemon top?! Seriously… if I was more on this one shoulder trend, I would have bought it immediately!

Oomph, if you’re still reading this, thank you for sticking around πŸ™‚

What are some of your favorites lately that you’ve tried on?!

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Mango Strawberry Mojito

Happy Monday!

I thought I’d start the week off right with sharing a fun drink that many have you asked about!

It’s no surprise that these Mojitos are going to be my new “go to” summer drink after seeing our friends a few weeks ago.. I mean, I’ve only mentioned it approximately 1,205 times πŸ™‚

Full disclaimer: I dont usually like Mojitos but these are the bomb.com! πŸ˜‚

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PSA: I don’t know measurements at all so basically I’m giving you the ingredients and you make the drink to your liking!

First, cut up your strawberries (I used three!)…

And put those right in the glass!

Next, you’ll add your mint leaves to the strawberries!

Add sugar!

Don’t forget the mango rum!

And then you’re going to… muddle muddle muddle!

I forgot to add ice to this before I muddled so it was a little hard muddling those leaves!

Then add a bit of Sprite.

And a splash of sparkling water!

Put in a fancy straw (and ice!!) and mix it up!

Lastly… Enjoy it on a patio or deck in the sun πŸ™‚

For real though… I’m no expert but i’m sure you can finagle the ingredients and create the perfect drink!

Let me know if you give it a try!  Is it Friday yet?!

heartKristi

This & That – Weekend Recap

This last weekend was a busy one! We were out of town at my in-laws and for the US Open and came home to lots of damage to our house from a hail storm that happened on Sunday morning!

It’s been a little crazy to say the least!

What did we do all weekend you ask?! Oh just a little bit of this and that πŸ™‚

My sister-in-law turned 21 the weekend before so while Logan golfed with his Dad, I headed to Dockside for a drink with my SILs and MIL.

Such a fun place to grab a drink by the water!

The Mr smoked two pork butts (did you see these videos?!) and we brought them with us for everyone to try! Β So after drinks, we headed back to my in-laws and had over the family for some good food and games!

We hit up the Farmer’s Market for some flowers and cheese curds πŸ™‚

Afterwards, while the boys golfed again, we headed to a few wineries we’d never been to!

The first one… was legit in some guy’s basement!! Can you believe that?! We had no clue until we got there but we decided it was an adventure πŸ™‚

The next winery was more legit and had a beautiful back drop (as most wineries have!) and their wood fire pizza was so good!

The last one we tried for the day was at an old school!! Seriously though… I can’t make this stuff up! ha! This was our least favorite (wine wise) but it was fun to check them all out!

Since the boys weren’t with us for the day (or when Dee ordered a drink the day before) we headed to the Ground Round to get a drink with her!

The next morning, we (I say we but let’s be real… I didn’t do anything!) got Cambree (my SIL) set to head to the airport for her trip to England! The hubs had a bit of homework so we stayed back and while he did that, I headed to the Outlet to do a little shopping!

After they got home from the airport, I headed for margaritas and queso with my MIL. Let me tell you… they were sooo good! It was a new restaurant so my MIL wasn’t sure how it would be but it did not disappoint!

Monday morning we were up bright and early and made our way to the US Open at Erin Hills. Β Both my MIL and SIL joined us this time (and my FIL) so it was fun to have them experience something Logan is so crazy about!

Hope you enjoyed the picture overload for this Thursday!

Back to cleaning up all the crazy debris in our yard now and dealing with all the contractors/insurance company! Let’s hope this is a simple process πŸ˜‰

What’s going on with you lately?!

heartKristi

Try it on Tuesday!

Happy Tuesday! 

The Mr and I had such a fun (and busy) weekend in Oshkosh with my inlaws that it’s hard to be back home and back to work! I’ll be recapping our weekend later this week and SPOILER ALERT: it includes a ton of pictures! As if that’s a shocker I’m sure… πŸ˜‰

While in Oshkosh this weekend, I stopped by Gap Outlet and seriously.. I wanted so much stuff! I thought I’d share what I tried and what worked (or didn’t) for me since the sale has continued this week!

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This dress was so cute! I loved the pink and the fit. It’s perfect to just throw on for errands or drinks with the girls!

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This was not a win for me! I wanted to like it so much (it’s off the shoulder, striped and has pockets!) but there was no shape to it and I felt like I was wearing a sack! 

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I loved this dress for 4th of July (it was $7 in store!) but I definitely needed a size up and unfortunately, they didn’t have one! Otherwise, I would have been all over it 😊

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I scooped this dress up as it’s perfect for a day in the office or for a morning at the Farmers Market! Bonus… it was $10 in store!

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I didn’t know if I loved this dress on the hanger.. the colors were totally on but the shape made me a little hesitant! One try on session later and I knew I needed to bring this home with me! 

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I was torn on this jumper.. these have some potential for such a cute summer outfit! Add a hat and you’re set- so easy! I just didn’t think it worked well with my shape though or maybe I’m not used to jumpers yet?! If you wear these, you need this one though!

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I’m usually not a big maxi girl because I can’t find ones that are short enough for me but this one definitely fit the bill!

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This top (exact sold out online, similar) would be perfect for an office or even for a happy hour! 

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How cute is this top?! You know I love anything pineapple and this top is super soft! 

Right now, Gap Factory is offering free shipping on all orders with no minimum – just use code GFSHOP! Or you can save 10% off your entire purchase with GF10!

Do you have an outlet by you?! The deals always seem to be so much better in store! I love stopping in there when we’re in town since it’s 7 minutes up the road! Also, how do we feel about those jumpers?! Are they a yes in your book or an eh, leave it at the store?!

Kristi

This & That

We’re almost to Friday so I thought I’d share a little bit of what’s been going on in our lives lately!

We recently hung out with our old friends (whom we hadn’t seen since August!) and it was so much fun! 

Their little boy is now 1.5 years old and he was SO sweet!! We haven’t seen them much so we were surprised he didn’t have “stranger danger” with us and so thankful we could hold him (and play with him) a bit!

We’re constructing (is that the right word?!) a patio in a few weeks (sooo excited!!) and we’re trying to map out what we’re wanting for size and shape! We’re going to be doing it ourselves with pavers so any tips would be appreciated!

We celebrated my coworkers birthday with a fun Mexican lunch 😍 can you guess which one is the birthday girl?? πŸ˜‚

I snuggled these little pups lots! Melt my ❀️

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We prepped two Pork Butts! And yes, that’s my goofy husband! 

And after prepping them one night, we smoked them the next..

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My friend, Steph made us some Strawberry Mango Mojitos and I wish I had a picture because they are my new choice of drink!!

Now to remember how to make them.. Steph, I need you!!

I tried this top on and totally loved it! I shared this on Instagram for an outfit I wore to the office if you’re looking for some inspiration!

And I’m sure those workers thought we were crazy at work πŸ˜‚

My not so little niece graduates middle school today and I’m seriously like 😭

Where does the time go?!?! I can’t be there today which makes me even more sad!! I’ll be on standby for pictures though so don’t you worry!

Well, that’s all for life around here lately! What have you been up to lately?!

Kristi

Waffle Wednesday: Pizza Edition!

Happy Wednesday!

I had plans to share a fun outfit today but then life happened aka L wanted to get 2 pork butts ready to smoke tomorrow and that seemed to take FOREVER!  I helped with the rub and everything else πŸ˜‰

Onto today’s recipe….

Logan and I have made these fun waffle pizzas a few times and I keep forgetting to share them! They’re so easy and are great for kids (hello, fun little dinner they can help with) or for adults!

Ingredients:

Waffle Maker

1 pack Pillsbury crescent rolls

1 jar pizza sauce

mozzarella cheese (or cheese of your choice)

Toppings of your choice (pepperoni, sausage, veggies)

First, you’re going to roll out the rolls and separate.  Put your toppings of choice on first (sausage, veggie, pepperoni, etc). Make sure you turn on your waffle iron to get it heated too while you’re preparing the waffles.  I add a bit of non-stick spray on it as well to help!

Next, put on your cheese of choice – we used Mozzarella and a little bit of Italian Seasoning.

After you have your toppings on, you’re going to fold it over (or you can put another crescent roll over it) and place it in the bottom part of the waffle maker.

Close the waffle maker and flip (if yours does that!).

Once it’s done, the light will go off and you’ll be almost ready for dinner!

Heat up your sauce and you’re set to get dunking!

A few tips:

Make sure you pile on the toppings and cheese, otherwise there isn’t a ton of the pizza flavor!

Adding the Italian Seasoning on the waffle added a little extra flair as well πŸ™‚

These are seriously so easy and I love them because they taste good and you can’t mess them up!

Have you ever made these or something similar?! I’m always looking for more (easy) recipes!

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Invitations!

So, the hubs and I are getting ready for our 4th annual crawfish boil and barbecue this summer and we’re seriously so excited! Β We have done this the past four years and evenΒ got engaged at our first one – you can see a few pictures of thatΒ hereΒ ! Β We usually do a FB invite, which is super nice since people get it right away and can RSVP easily BUT this year, we want to send out snail mail invites!

I feel like we rarely get exciting things in the mail so clearly no one else does, right?! πŸ˜‰ So I’m setting out to send some happy mail to some friends!

Here’s my question…. where do you go for cheaper/nice invites?! Since these aren’t wedding invites or an engagement invitation, we don’t need them to be SUPER nice but of course I’d love some color and for them to be sturdier.

Here’s a few I think I like….

Also, I’ve never ordered invites from Etsy that you download and print.. so let’s chat about that. Is that your go-to?! I really like to have them printed and sent to me but if that’s the best option then holla at me! ha!

I know I’ve mentioned it before but this is our FAVORITE party to have! Β It’s relaxed, low key, there’s games and some beverages! Oh yeah and those Louisiana crawfish are oh so yummy!

But first, I need invites because we need to get them out (the party is in August!)!!

Thank you in advance for your suggestions! Also, let me know if you want more details for our party while I’m planning it πŸ™‚

heartKristi

Friday Favorites!

Hello and happy Friday! Two posts within 24 hours?! What is up?! 

It’s Friday and therefore I’m linking up with Erika and Andrea to share a few of my favorites from the week!

A random note first, I have loved having 4 day work weeks the past two weeks and I can tell it’s already going to be rough next week when I’m back to normal 5 days!

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These shorts.. they look lighter in the picture but they’re the same ones I’m wearing (and same color!).


I am not usually a big “jean shorts” girl because let’s be real… I can never find a pair that fit well and aren’t too short but I finally found THE pair! They are so cute, comfy and under $40!

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I shared the rest of our Charleston trip last night (who am I??) and it makes me sad to think it’s been two weeks since we were there!


I don’t even feel like we were there at all! So I’m happy to reminisce about it all!

You can read about the first part of our trip here!

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We’re finally seeing these fun folks this weekend and we can’t wait!

Random fact: this picture was our first double date over 7 years ago! 

I can’t believe we haven’t seen them since August! Way over due 😊

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It was my birthday on Wednesday, which is always a favorite! I am so thankful that I am able to get older every year but at the same time, birthdays just aren’t the same when you’re getting older!


Case in point… I worked all day (my sweet coworkers took me to lunch) and then went for drinks and dinner with a few favorites; Logan, Jess and Jeff!  Then home and to bed.. I mean.. Logan was sleeping by 8:30… it wasn’t anything too crazy but it was nice to be able to sit on a patio outside!

And I’m always so excited to get some beautiful flowers!

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A good night out trying to take a selfie with good friends! 


This picture just makes me πŸ˜‚ take 322 and still no good pictures!

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Tory Burch Miller Sandals… yes, they are expensive but oh my.. they are amazing! I heard mixed reviews about them before I purchased but thought I’d take the plunge since I’ve wanted them forever! 



Honestly, they are so comfy and cute! I brought 5 pairs of shoes to Charleston (wedges, flip flops, heels, etc) and the only shoes I wore were my Millers, aside from at the beach! They’re a pair that will last for many years to come as well! They go with everything and are definitely my “go to” for summer! 

Well, I think I’ve covered a few favorites from the week 😊 What are your plans for the weekend?! I hope whatever you’re doing this weekend, is fun and eventful or nice and relaxing!

Kristi

Weekend recap!

Hi there! 

It’s always refreshing to have a 3 day weekend and to start the work week off on a Tuesday, an I right? Hope you had a relaxing weekend and spent time thinking about all of the fallen soldiers who gave their lives for this country!

Here’s a little bit of what our weekend looked like around these parts!

I went to the Farmers Market downtown Minneapolis to pick up some flowers and check out all the food! #givemeallthedonuts

I went with Gayle and it’s always helpful that she knows her way around way more than me!

Logan golfed (as if you didn’t already guess that!) and then smoked quite a bit of food! On the menu was Smoked Maple Bacon wrapped Pork Loins, smoked mac and cheese (yum!) and some smoked chicken!


We brought some of that smoked food over to our friends house for a fun night of games! We played bags, ate some great food, had drinks and had so much fun! 

Seriously such a great couple! I think we’ll be seeing a lot more of them this summer and we can’t wait! πŸ€—

I saw Snatched this weekend and while it wasn’t my favorite, there were some funny moments for sure! I can’t believe how great Goldie Hawn still is!


We relaxed a bit this weekend as well which was much needed after our trip! Don’t worry, I’m finally sharing the rest of our trip this week πŸ˜‰

We got some projects done around the house; nothing crazy but it felt good to get those flowers planted, the fire alarms switched out and the back flood light put up!

Now to figure out exactly how I want our front steps to look for summer! Can’t wait for those flowers to bloom right up! 🌸


I wasn’t feeling the best yesterday (headache central!) but am hoping that changes throughout the day today! 

We started watching the West World on HBO and it’s pretty interesting! Have any of you watched that series? If so, what are your thoughts?! 

Tomorrow’s my birthday and I can’t believe it’s already here! It’s crazy how quickly a year flies by! And crazy to think I have one more year left in my 20s! 

Thanks for stopping by! I hope you have a fabulous Tuesday!

Kristi