Making tens. After a week of soccer games, golf, cub scouts, field trips, running club, school, and work, we are looking forward to a lazy weekend of sleeping in and college football watching.
Best casual outfits.
Writing tips from Roald Dahl.
Tennis ball scuff remover.
On wearing makeup for yourself.
Favorite podcast of the week.
Little local Texas cookbook.
Best hydrating face powders.
Yoga practice of the week.
And finally, sneakers and sweatshirt in my shopping cart.
Victoria Beckham can really do no wrong in my fashion opinion, but there are some looks that are my absolute favorite. Her outfit at her most recent fashion show is in my absolute favorite category. Simple, structured, and a pop of bright cranberry color. Combined with an effortless bun and make-up that includes a brown smoky eye, light plum lip color, and a bright blush, it’s perfection. Check out how I recreated it below!
Shirt, shoes, watch, pants, earrings, long bobby-pins
Eyeshadow, Blush, Lip Color
When I haven’t gotten a chance to get to Costco to pick up a pan of chicken alfredo, this Momfessional’s recipe is my new go to casserole. I edited the recipe from shells (they were out of stock at Walmart), and used mini penne pasta instead and defrosted rotisserie chicken (I get refrigerated rotisserie chicken from Costco and freeze four individual portions, if you haven’t tried this, you should!). I cooked it for about 30 minutes because the chicken was cold.
I served it with zucchini spirals, and it was delicious! B, J, and I all took leftovers to work and school the next day. This would also be a great take and bake casserole for a potluck, friend with a new baby, etc. Pair with a loaf of Italian bread and a salad and this is enough for four to six people!
One of J and I’s favorite activities when going to his check-up appointments is memorizing the different animal fact posters. We’ve made it through frogs and butterflies, this time was dogs:
End of the week mood:
I went on a field trip with A on Friday and it was very fun. By the time the boys finish elementary school I’ll have an excellent knowledge of Alabama history.
The many gestures of playing Mario:
It may still be 100 degrees, but I’m putting out the Halloween and Fall decorations anyway:
And finally, we had a great time celebrating B on Saturday! He’s the best! And Auburn won their game! Woot!
The Target Anniversary Collection dropped today! While a lot of it is selling out quickly there are still some items online and in store. I didn’t set an alarm for this collection, but I managed to pick up the few items that I had my eye on:
The Missoni sweater I picked up in store is amazing quality. I ordered the Missoni dress online, but saw it in store and it also is great quality. Definitely worth the purchase.
The Lilly Pulitzer clutch I found in store, and it would be great to carry on a date night, or to carry essentials in your purse.
The Altuzzara coat I ordered online, but also viewed in store. I like the weight and trench coat with a twist design. It was slightly wrinkled in store, so I’m hoping the one I ordered is less wrinkled, or easy to iron.
Finally, I grabbed this Philip Lim long sleeve shirt for B. A great basic and it comes in two colors. Perfect for fall!
A worked with his Cub Scout Den at a local nonprofit this week and it was a wonderful experience! It’s B’s birthday this weekend! We are excited to celebrate him, watch some football, and eat Walking Taco Salad (stay tuned for the recipe next week) and brownies. We’ve also got a soccer game for J, a Den Meeting for Cub Scouts, and A has an artifact to create for social studies.
Heart health tips, considering I’m now 37 and have high blood pressure (hurray for late thirties).
Chocolate peanut butter smoothie.
Honest academic job postings.
Scary stories to read on chilly fall days (that will happen eventually).
The skill of being “indistractable”.
Buffalo check + dark denim.
Cheesy turkey meatloaf bites.
Dream craft room…for me.
The last train to London.
And finally, wildlife comedy.
Tuesday: Anthropologie top (similar here), Anthropologie tank, JCrew skirt, DSW wedges (old similar here)
Wednesday: JCrew top, JCrew skirt, Sandals (old similar here)
Thursday: JCrew Factory cardigan, Target tank, Banana Republic pants, Nordstrom sandals
Friday: Anthropologie sweatshirt, Gap pants (current season style), Nordstrom wedges (similar here)
The best part of the week was my sister and I showing up to school pick-up in coordinating outfits, down to our shoes:
Must be our sister brain!
One of our favorite things about fall at Disney is the Food and Wine Festival! And one of the boys’ favorite parts of the Food and Wine Festival last year was Remy’s Hide And Squeak. For $6.99 you get a map with stickers to match where you find Remy throughout the World Showcase. Once all the stickers have been placed, you return to one of the listed locations and get a souvenir cup!
This gives kiddos a fun scavenger hunt to do, while you taste all the yummy treats that the festival has to offer. In addition, we really enjoyed how kind other park goers were to the boys while they were searching for Remy.
We had several days to complete the map (you can take as long as you need, or until they run out of souvenir cups). One night we were searching in Britain to figure out what food Remy was holding and several other visitors whipped their phone flashlights out to hold up so the boys could see it better. The boys still have the souvenir cups they received at the end:
For 2019 they have updated the cups and they have lids, making the prize even more fun! You can also pick up the prize even if it’s not fully completed in case the kiddos (or you) get tired of searching. The Food and Wine Festival runs until November 23rd this year, giving you plenty of time to stop by if you are visiting Disney this fall!
Soccer season has started! How grown-up does this kid look?
Smart casual dress code.
Support for me walking to the mailbox barefoot. Ha!
The eyeshadow palette on my list.
Shredded beef enchiladas were on our dinner list this past week:
I switched the recipe up a bit, using my favorite Frontera Red Chile Enchilada sauce, and cooking the beef in a slow cooker for eight hours before I put the enchiladas together.
Book I am currently reading.
Stepping into fall with a maple apple french toast bake.
It’s still blazingly hot here, so I’m trying my best to have work wear that looks both professional and isn’t stifling. Oh and that I can walk a half mile to class in.
Tuesday: Banana Republic dress, Nordstrom blazer, Target shoes (similar here)
Wednesday: Banana Republic Top, Ann Taylor pants, Old sandals (similar here)
Thursday: Uniqlo Top (similar here), Anthropologie pants, Nordstrom shoes (similar here)