Cheers to Friday!! Thanks for all your kind comments and messages this week! I’m thrilled you loved the posts, and can hardly wait to share more with you. But today you get a brain dump of the ramblings currently going through my head, and latest happenings around here.
ONE // It’s been a good week for re-stocks…several of my recent favorite items are finally (as of now!!) back in stock in all sizes! Starting with the colorful romper from this 3 Ways post. You guys went kind of cuckoo for it, but it sold out in a day. The colors are just stunning, the elastic waist is flattering and comfy, and don’t forget the pockets! It has a cute racerback, so I wear this bra with it. And I love that it’s just as cute with espadrilles, wedges, or my favorite sneakers!
TWO // I’ve had two fun features recently…starting with this one in Relish Magazine (it’s a Sunday insert in major market newspapers). The story was how to throw a Texas-style party/cookout…and I had the pleasure of being the resident Texan! #yall
And a sweet reader was nice enough to let me know our previous Dining Room was in the current issue of Family Circle! How can magazines use pictures of my house without my knowing, you ask? Well, since it’s a shot taken from the BHG shoot, they own all the images and rights to those pics, and can use them in all of their publications and websites.
Even though there’s no mention of me, it’s still flattering that they used my design as one of ‘3 Trends to Try’ (the brightly colored ceiling). Plus, it makes me so nostalgic to see our old house!! I miss her! (See the full House Tour here.)
THREE // How cute are these sandals, and would you even believe they’re from Target?
FOUR // Okay, I’ve been hesitant to share this next thing with you, well, because it’s pretty disgusting. But I think of ya’ll as my good friends, and I can’t seem to stop telling all my other friends about it…so here goes. It’s called Baby Feet, and it’s the most amazing, horrifying, genius, mystifying, shocking product I’ve ever tried.
Here’s the scoop….first you soak your feet in water to soften the skin, then you put these little plastic booties on and settle in for a couple hours of Netflix. It just feels cold and slimy, and smells a little citrusy, but that’s all. Then you wash your feet and wait a few days.
At first, you’ll think it didn’t work, and maybe you didn’t do it right. I mean, nothing is happening…your feet are just as dry and cracked as they were before.
But keep soaking your feet in water every night (I would actually just plug the drain while I was showering, and considered that my soak). Towards the end of the first week, you’ll start noticing the pads of your toes getting a little peely, then in between your toes and little sections of your heels. You’ll get really excited and text pics to your mom, and together you’ll be gleefully disgusted.
Then large sheets of skin will start coming off the bottom of your feet, and you’ll use it as a party trick to disgust your family.
A few days after that, you can no longer wear sandals, and you start wearing socks to hide the horror. But you’re secretly so mesmerized, you spend countless time alone in the bathroom peeling and inspecting.
And then, just when you think you can’t take it another day (because seriously, even the cuticles of your toes are peeling!!), the last piece of loose, dead skin rubs off…and you are left with the feet of a baby. No more calluses, no cracked heels, no scaly spots. The bottom of my feet and heels straight up look just like my 10-year-old’s!!!
I have no idea how or why, but it’s been over two months since I did it, and my feet look and feel just as new and smooth. The only downside is the week of foot disgrace. But considering the caldera-sized cracks in my heels before (thanks to years of going barefoot), it’s a sacrifice I’m willing to make! Find it here.
FIVE // I know I’m a few years behind the times, but my brother and sister introduced me to How I Met Your Mother last Summer, and I was instantly hooked. It quickly became my evening de-stresser…every few nights, I’d climb into bed with my laptop, and watch an episode before bed. Each time, laughing out loud. Literally.
Now I’ve come to the final season, and have only about six episodes left…I know who the mom is, but don’t know how they’re going to wrap it all up, or if Barney and Robin actually get married. And the thing is, I just can’t bring myself to finish it! I’m not ready to say goodbye to those characters, or lose my evening laugh! Am I alone in getting that attached to a show? Are you a fan of it, too?
SIX // Now that Summer is full-blown here (we’re supposed to hit 100-degrees this weekend!!), I’m looking for easy, refreshing outdoor treats. These watermelon pops (from this party post) are always a hit around here, and really couldn’t be simpler. We’re big on easy homemade ice cream, too…find all my recipes here.
SEVEN // Finally, I noticed several items from recent style posts are now on sale, so I thought I’d share in case you had your eye on them. This handkerchief hem dress is 40% off, and fully stocked. The colors and strappy back just scream SUMMER to me.
Nordstrom // Tons of mid-season markdowns, including my fave flat sandals