Friday, July 31, 2015

Summer Nights

Hi ladies!  I purchased this dress a couple of months ago when Ruche was having a 30% off sale.  
I thought it would be perfect for festivals, graduations or recitals during the summer.  The blouson waist is actually quite flattering in person.  The dress a little bit twisted in the photos giving it a weird bulge, but it's really not like that.  It's nice to have a little flexibility in the waist line!  

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Dress (Summer dreaming maxi dress) // Headband // Nude heels // Clutch // Earrings

Thanks for reading!!
~ Rose

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Scalloped Details

Hi ladies,  As I have said before, I am not crazy about shorts.  However, I love the scalloped detail on this pair.  The fabric is also thick and has a subtle jacquard print which makes them appear more dressed up.  They do run big, so definitely size down!

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Shorts (same, but in white or very similar black option)// Top // Cardigan similar // Necklace // Shoes // Handbag (gift) Similar

**Linking up with The Stylish HousewifeThe Pleated Poppy

Thanks so much for reading!! 

~ Rose

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Neutral Territory

Hi ladies!  Hope your week is going well!  Here are the details to today's look!

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Jeans// Top Similar// Necklace // Earrings // Shoes // Bag

*Linking up with The Stylish Housewife

As always, thank you for reading!! 

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

One Crock pot, Two meals

Hi ladies!  Hope everyone had a good weekend.  Today I am sharing some quick, easy and nutritious recipes that I have added into my weekly rotation.  The best part of all, most of the prep can be done all at once, in one crock pot for these two separate meals which is so helpful when you have little ones hanging on you during dinner preparation.

Meal #1. Chicken with Roasted Potatoes & Peas
-whole roasting  chicken
- onion
- garlic
- garlic powder
- 1 tsp sea salt
- 1 tsp pepper
- 1 tsp thyme
- 1 tsp rosemary
- 1/4 tsp cayenne
Frozen peas

-Remove giblets, rinse chicken and pat dry .  Mix spices together and rub on chicken.  Roughly chop onion and place in bottom of crock pot.  Place chicken, breast side up on top of the onions.  Crush garlic and place on top of chicken.

Cook on low for 6-8 hours or on high for 3-4.
-Take chicken out and let cool.  (Leave all the juices in the crock pot.  You will use these when making homemade bone broth for Meal #2.) While chicken is cooling, preheat oven to 475, chop potatoes and toss with olive oil, sea salt and rosemary.  Cook potatoes for about 10-15 min or until crispy at 475 degrees.  Stir occasionally.  Warm frozen peas according to instructions.
-Remove all the meat from the chicken, then place bones back in the crock pot, (with all the extra juices)
- Serve the chicken breasts and legs, then reserve the other meat for the soup.

Friday, July 24, 2015

Blush, Ivory & Gray

Hi ladies!  I bought these gray jeans a couple of years ago and they really go with EVERYTHING!  It is a nice change from your usual denim and they pair well with reds, blues, pinks, black and white.  This flowy top from Ruche was perfect when I was in the early stages of my latest pregnancy and worked well right after she was born too.  Plus, it is so soft and cozy for my kids to snuggle and or slobber on now!

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Top: Shop Ruche,  (Similar)//Jeans (similar, updated darker gray), same color gray only $14.99 here// Necklace (similar here or cheaper (only $7.00) here// Earrings // Shoes // Lip Gloss

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Summer Essentials & 30 % off

Hi ladies!!  I put together a few of my favorite NYR products for summer.  I don't just love these products because I sell them, I truly use these everyday and am completely loyal to the brand, plus the discount doesn't hurt!  I could go on and on about the quality of the ingredients in the these products, but I will try to keep it short for you all!  There are no GMO's, synthetic fragrances, parabens, phthalates, nanos, mineral oils or EDTA in any of our products.  You can feel good about what you are putting on your skin!  We are also having a major promotion if you are interested in becoming a consultant and a 30% sale here.  Email me if you have any questions! 

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Mint & Red

Hi ladies!  So I have been trying to be a little more bold with my color pairings when I am putting an outfit together, and mint and red is a combination I was excited to try.  It is hard to tell from these pictures, but the two colors really do compliment each other well.  
We are still working on figuring out lighting, aperture, cropping and photography in general, but it's been fun learning along side my older daughters (5 & 7).  They are my photographers and their bedtime is during the "golden hour" (haha) of photography so it's hard to find good lighting during the day. 
This blouse from LOFT is so pretty.  The extra detail (fringe and cut outs) give the blouse an interesting texture so I did not need to add a necklace.  It is hard wearing jewelry with an almost one year old, so any top that can stand on its own will get a lot of wear!  

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Top:LOFT (sold out) Similar//Bottoms//Shoes

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Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Floral Pants

Hi ladies!  Last week it cooled down just for a little bit so I could wear these floral pants again.  I  bought them in the spring on clearance for only about $16 and I believe they are sold now.  Ann Taylor has some similar pants though that happen to be on sale!  The print is a little less loud so I actually like them better, but these work too.  A pair of floral pants are great when you are wanting to dress up but not wear a dress or a skirt.

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**Linking up with Fizz and Frosting and the Pleated Poppy.

Friday, July 17, 2015


Hi ladies!  On those days when you have to get moving early, this the kind of outfit I typically gravitate towards.   A classic, white button down, denim and a few accessories.  

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Thursday, July 16, 2015

Exciting Opportunity

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Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Therapeutic Playdough

Hi ladies!  I'm sharing one of my first successful Pinterest projects with you today!  Most of my attempts to recreate the lovely images you see on Pinterest have ended quite badly, but this turned out wonderfully and my little ones LOVED it!!  I have tried making playdough numerous times and the consistency has never been quite right, but this recipe from The Prarie Homestead was perfect.  Ever since I became an independent consultant for NYR Organics, I have been slowly stocking up on essential oils and was excited to use a few of my favorites for this project.

I gave each of my kids their own bowl with the dry ingredients and then helped them cook one at a time.  They loved mixing in the colors and were so excited about adding the oils to make it fragrant.  Lavender promotes relaxation, Mandarin gently calms nerves and emotions while increasing focus, and Lemon is purifying, supports a positive mood and healthy respiratory function.  So the kids are receiving the added benefits of aromatherapy while playing!  I had delusions of my nap resistant 3 yr old falling asleep while playing with the lavender and it was not quite that good but they did play with the playdough peacefully for hours in different scenarios without arguing.  I'm putting this aside and only taking it out during "school hours" once we start up homeschooling again.  Please click on the links or email me if you are interested in purchasing any oils.

Thanks for reading!! 

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Cornflower Blue

Hi ladies!!  When it is really hot and humid outside, I find it is most comfortable to wear a lightweight sundress and minimal jewelry.  This linen cardigan provides some extra coverage and it is nice to have when everywhere you go has the air conditioning blasting!  

Thanks so much for reading!! 
~ Rose 

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**Linking up with Fizz & Frosting today.

Friday, July 10, 2015

Plaid, White & Blue

Hi ladies!  I am so thankful it's Friday today!  There are lots of good sales going on this weekend as retailers are already preparing for fall.  Everything in this look is on sale!!  Shop the links below! 

Thanks for reading! 

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Thursday, July 9, 2015

Peach & Purple

This outfit was definitely inspired by these shoes.  These striped espadrilles from Target are super comfortable.  I love the mix of colors and they coordinate with more than you might think.  I couldn't find them online but I've seen them (and many other cute patterns) in the stores.  

Outfit Details: 
Top: Similar Option, Shorts: J Crew Factory ( on sale) Shoes: Target, Similar, Clutch: Striped version