I had the supreme joy of baby gift buying recently and, I have to say, I'm pretty proud of what turned out. A couple good friends of mine just had their little guy turn 1 year old, and another sweet couple had a baby just a couple months ago.
After poking around, I decided there was nothing more adorable then a monogrammed hooded bath towel from Baby Bliss. I mean, I want one. I neglected taking a photo of the wrapped gifts going in the mail, but here's how to towels turned out! What do you think?
Can't wait to receive the precious photos of the gift recipients like this:
It's healthy and beautiful. If you have some of the basic flavor ingredients already (rice vinegar, cornstarch, soy sauce) it's quite cheap. Like $10 total for several people cheap. And if you need a little more meal, whip up some rice on the side. And it reheats beautifully! I popped the stir-fry in tupperware and some lettuce in a baggie and BOOM - lunch at work the next day.
I bought this dress a couple weeks ago and have loved wearing it for work or dinner. It's super comfy and flattering, and paired with colorful jewelry has potential to create a number of looks. Best part? It's on sale for only $18 online right now! I thought it ran big, so you should consider trying a size down, especially if you're usually between sizes. Click "Target" below the dress to jump to purchase!
There's a salad/meal that I eat at least three times a week. It has three ingredients, four if you count the dressing. It pairs with everything and is adored by men, women, and children alike. It's fresh and generally cheap. In fact, you might have two of the three main ingredients growing in your garden right now. It is the perfect, pretty, delightful Caprese Salad.
Let's be real, we all watch a serious amount of crap because it's on tv. We have families and have traveled and done interesting things. We've gone to school. We are the doctors, lawyers, teachers, and caring community members. And we go home, go to whatever tv is not already being watched, and turn on Toddlers and Tiaras.
We could get into a big discussion on how awful it is (and it is) but here's the biggest take-away I've gotten from all those hours in front of TLC: FINALLY I have context for those glossy mailings I got when I was a little girl encouraging me to give some rando $85 to dress weird at a Radisson in Richmond.
Harry: There are two kinds of women: high maintenance and low maintenance. Sally: Which one am I? Harry: You're the worst kind; you're high maintenance but you think you're low maintenance. Sally: I don't see that. Harry: You don't see that? Waiter, I'll begin with a house salad, but I don't want the regular dressing. I'll have the balsamic vinegar and oil, but on the side. And then the salmon with the mustard sauce, but I want themustard sauce on the side. "On the side" is a very big thing for you.
Sally: Well, I just want it the way I want it. Harry: I know, high maintenance.
Welcome to On the side! Come on into the kitchen. The caprese salad is almost done and Bethenny Ever After just started. David's outside banging on his car so we can totally make fun of our boyfriends for a while.