Friday, September 23, 2016

Friday Favorites


I really like these red Jeffrey Campbell ankle boots. I think the red stands out and is a little different from what everyone else is wearing. I saw this dress online at Nordstrom this week and think it would be really cute for our fall family photos. Also, I really like this style of sweater. I have seen it a few different places and wonder how it would look on. Shooting myself for throwing away all my ruffle blouses, because it looks like they are all back in style. This one is from H&M. I've been looking for a new bag and am interested in finding a backpack that can hold all my stuff plus a few diapers and wipes. I like the idea of a backpack! This one is from Target.

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Life Lately

I have really let my blog go over the last few months and hope to start back up, but life has gotten in the way and there's nothing wrong with that! We had a great summer! It has been so much fun to watch Roman grow and explore new things. I can't believe the difference in Roman when I look at pictures from the beginning of the summer and pictures now. He is still very obsessed with lawnmowers (mow mow) and loves to stand and watch neighbors mow their yards. He loves basketball or any kind of ball outside. He wasn't much into swimming, but really enjoyed splash pads and sprinklers. Every day he is talking more and more. He can be very demanding with what he wants and some days throws terrible fits and has meltdowns. Some days I can't believe he will be 2 in a few short months and others I think we have already hit the terrible 2's!


 
 





 


We had a bittersweet end to the summer as we had to re-home Pancho. It was a very difficult decision to make, but after a series of aggressive behavior we knew we could not keep him in our home with Roman. We surrendered Pancho back to the Indiana Bulldog rescue, where we adopted him 4 years ago with the hope that they can find a suitable home for him. We love Pancho very much and it was an awful day saying goodbye to him. He is currently in a foster home waiting to be adopted. If you or someone you know without children are interested in adopting him, please visit the IBR website to fill out an application. He is a good dog, but we were not able to give him the attention he needed and the jealousy of Roman became overwhelming.






In other news I have started training to run a half marathon! I have always wanted to run one and decided a few months ago to train with my coworker for the Indianapolis Monumental Marathon. The race is about 6 weeks away. I'm up to running 8 miles and it feels awesome to say that. I have never been athletic and struggled to run the mile in middle school PE. ha! I don't really have a goal of time and really just want to finish and check it off my bucket list.



My best friend Lauren and her son Sam were in town last weekend and it was so fun to get our boys together! We talk everyday, but there's nothing like actually seeing each other and getting to spend time together!

Ready for fall and football season.

Roman with cousin Charlotte.





Toddler Fall Style

With the fall season upon us, I have started looking at what's in Roman's closet and what he will need for the cooler months. I love shopping for Roman's clothes! I try to find good deals since I know he won't wear it for long before he grows out of it. Here are some of my favorites for this fall.


Red bomber jacket - Old Navy
Blue bomber jacket- Target
Mustard Hat - H&M
Blue beanie - Old Navy
Sherpa lined hat - H&M
Grey sweatsuit - Roman and Leo
Chambray Puffer vest - Old Navy
Plaid flannel - Gap
Indiana shirt - Roman and Leo
Plaid shirt - Old Navy
Skinny pants (all colors) - Gap
Overalls - Gap
Loafers - H&M
Shoes - H&M
Boots - Old Navy



Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Fall Casual - Mom style

I won't pretend that I dress up on the days I work from home with Roman. I usually wear work out clothes or jeans and sneakers. Serious "mom style". Whatever, I'll embrace it. My style has changed and that's ok!


I am super happy to say that high rise and mom jeans are back in style. Now that I'm a mom I realize why moms wear them. When you are chasing kids around and sitting on the floor all day you need pants with a little higher rise. I think this is why most moms I know wear leggings most days.


I have found that Gap and Old Navy have inexpensive higher rise styles that come in petite or short lengths perfect for me. I still love my designer jeans, but I need something less expensive for every day wear and tear.


One of my favorite trends this fall is the bomber jacket. Brings back good 90's memories! Also loving the Adidas sneakers. Another trend I wore in the later 90's.



Isn't this suede bag adorable? It's from Target! Scarf is from JCrew factory.

Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Easy Prosciutto Wrapped Bundles

I happen to have prosciutto on hand a few weeks ago and decided to wrap it around asparagus bundles for dinner. It was amazing!!! It's such an easy and nice looking side dish. I took a picture before I made them but they turned out nice and crispy. I can't wait to make them again and thought I better post them on my blog, so I will remember how I made it.







Easy Prosciutto Wrapped Asparagus
Ingredients:
5-6 pieces of prosciutto cut in half
asparagus
olive oil

Directions:
Set oven to broil and move oven rack to top shelf. Cut off ends of asparagus and drizzle with olive oil. Use prosciutto to wrap small bundles of asparagus and set on baking sheet. I like to cover my pan with foil for easy clean up. Put pan in oven for 3 minutes. Remove and turn bundles over using tongs, carefully so prosciutto does not unwrap. Cook for another 3 minutes until prosciutto is crispy.

Enjoy!

Monday, August 1, 2016

Pre-fall favorites

Anyone else over hearing about the #Nsale and fall clothes, when it's still hot as hell outside? Me too! But, I jumped on the bandwagon, because, how can you not? I bought the long green cardigan and a pair of Zella leggings from the sale. I didn't see much else that I HAD to have right now. I'm not quite ready for fall, but have started thinking about my fall wardrobe. I went through my clothes to see what I had from last year and what I would want and need this year. Here are some things that have caught my eye.


 J Crew Striped ruffle tee // Sam Edelman olive pumps // Gap plaid flannel // Nordstrom long cardigan
Nordstrom corduroy skirt // Banana Republic feathered clutch // Express lace up flats



Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Spicy Fish Taco Bowls



This is my new favorite recipe. I have made it once a week for the last couple of weeks. We generally have most of the ingredients on hand and it's very easy to make on week nights. I make my tilapia the same way I do when I am making fish tacos, another household favorite.

Spicy Fish Taco Bowls
Original Recipe Here.
Ingredients
Tilapia
Cajun seasoning
1-2 garlic cloves minced
Olive oil
1/2 red onion diced
1/2 red pepper diced
1 cup of corn
cooked brown rice 1-2 cups depending on how many you are serving
fresh cilantro, squeeze of lime juice, avocado, shredded lettuce, shredded cheese, sour cream, pico de gallo, hot sauce or salsa (all optional toppings)

Directions
Season tilapia on both sides with Cajun seasoning. In a large skillet heat olive oil on high, add garlic and sauté for 2 minutes. Add tilapia and cook through, flipping halfway. Remove tilapia and set aside.

Add corn, onion, and red pepper to the skillet (still on high). Do not stir. Let mixture roast until black/brown then stir to roast both sides. Peppers and onions should be tender crisp.

Layer rice, corn/pepper mix, tilapia, and top with cilantro, avocado, cheese, lettuce, etc.

Enjoy!!