• Point Sur X J. Crew

    My apologies for being behind on blog posts. While I am working out this SIBO (small intestine bacterial overgrowth… lovely. I will do a post on it in the future)  with Low FODMAPS diet situation, my meals have been boring, redundant and not always that colorful… I have not had any inspirations for new recipes as of late. That said, I am actually excited to have been diagnosed with SIBO (yesterday!) so I can move on with treatment and get back to cooking! The other thing that has been all consuming, although exciting and fun, is our house renovation. I  have spent so much time looking at tile, lighting, paint…

  • TOMS Friends & Family Sale

    Okay… we all know how much I LOVE TOMS. I love their product, I love their mission and I love their prices. Win, win, win. They are having their Friends & Family Sale right now; 20% off all full price items! (Use code FRIENDS20) I have gathered my favorites for the whole family below! Let me say limiting the sunglass choices was hard… I have four pairs of TOMS and I would take about four more- my favorite! All of these are sure to be Summer go-to’s! 1. / 2. / 3. / 4. / 5. / 6. / 7. / 8. / 9. / 10. / 11. / 12. / 13. / 14. / 15.    

  • Book List

    I love to read. I find it to be the ultimate escape, more so than tv or movies. So, for me, a book needs to be a real page-turner. My mother has always told me life is too short to finish a book you aren’t enjoying. I gravitate to mystery and suspense novels. Gratefully, I have a wonderful book club that makes sure I also read some excellent, thought provoking fiction and non-fiction too! A few have asked if I have a book list, so it was time to compile one! Below find 16 of my recent favorites! Click on the book title to purchase! Commonwealth by Ann Patchett Little…

  • Secret Source: J. Crew Factory

    Summer clothes… they get so grungy by Labor Day am I right? I do not like to invest heavily in summer pieces unless it is a dress for an event. I would rather buy less expensive items that only last a season or two. Not to mention summer is the best time to try out new trends, new colors & new styles, so why break the bank. I have been getting my fun summer upgrades from J. Crew Factory for years (I probably do have a few shorts from the first trip there!). Everything is always on sale and you are guaranteed to get cute style for less. They are…

  • Athleta Picks For Spring!

    Have you been in Athleta lately? Gotten their catalog? They have some fantastic new pieces for Spring! It’s hard not to want everything! I love this brand for fit, function, quality and aesthetic. Here are some of my favorites for workout and for everyday clothing… Sophia Street Tight – I have actually had these for a while and they are AWESOME! Great moto detail on the leg and who doesn’t love a zippered ankle for a little edge? Stellar Crop Pant – I bought these before my trip to Bermuda and wore them out to dinner every other night. Flattering is an understatement… the sales girl said they were like…

  • What I pack for a trip!

    I got a bunch of messages from you lovely people asking what goes into my suitcase for a trip after my Travel post focused on my carry on and what I wear on the flight. Since I try and keep my bag for the plane on the smaller side I  keep it streamlined, stick with the basics and make sure every item can be worn together! These are pieces I have (or are similar to what I bought long ago) and love. These outfits have taken me to California, Colorado, Bermuda, Tennessee and beyond, so not just a tropical getaway! Lou & Grey Signature Soft Dress – I have the short…