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American Style: July 4th Edition

Summer has arrived and July 4th will be here soon! Below are some of the current items I am eyeing for all of the fun events that will surround the 4th!


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Piperlime Blue Top [Silk Flutter Blouse]//Nordstrom Rack Top [Starlight Flutter Sleeve Tee] Piperlime Red Top [Silk Flutter Blouse]//Piperlime White Skirt [Eyelet Circle Skirt]// Norstrom Rack Short [Cuff Denim Jean Short]//Target  Dress [Ponte Dress]//Piperlime Blue Skirt [Eyelet Circle Skirt]// Target Scarf [American Flag Infinity Scarf]// Nordstrom Rack Shoe [Steffo Espadrille Wedge]

BONUS Maxi Cutout dress:

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Piperlime [Stripe Cut Out Maxi]

Threads Thursday: Wonderful Whites

Happy Thursday y’all! After the trip to New York I am LOVING white.  I am usually a color girl but I am loving this crisp neutral pallet.  You can easily add a pop of your favorite color or make a statement by going ALL white.  You can even mix white with winter white and it looks fabulous!  Here are some of the current things I am lusting after!

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Cotton Eyelet Spaghetti Strap Romper [Loft]- Rompers are all the rage and a great way to stay cool this summer.  I love the simplicity of this white number.

Amanda Logo Clutch [Tory Burch]- Great for an evening out and a classic piece!

Embellished Perfect Button Down [Ann Taylor]- The name says it all! Such a fun twist on a classic piece.

Peacock Cluster Necklace [Ann Taylor]- This great necklace is embellished and I love me some SPARKLE! Would go great with so many different outfits!

Floral Jacquard Jacket [Loft]- The structure of this jack is fabulous! Again another versatile piece that you should have in your wardrobe!

Mirror Embellished Top [Ann Taylor]- This blouse is so versatile and fun! You can dress it up with a skirt and blazer or down with a pair of skinnies…. Also, will keep you cool in the HOT summer.

Thea Chain Should Slouchy Tote [Tory Burch]- I love the structure of this bag with the hint of fun in the tassel! I have been obsessed with tassels lately so of course this was a pick for me!

Bubble Stretch Bracelet [Ann Taylor]- I love the fact this bracelet is stretch and not a bangle.  I have such small wrist that bangles tend to fall right off my hand! Love the gold and white contrast and would go great with so many outfits.

Striped Organza Skirt [Ann Taylor]- Y’all this skirt is EVERYTHING.  I have been ogling it since i saw it in a window display in NY.  So fun yet chic at the same time.

What is your favorite trend right now?  Do you have a staple white piece that you LOVE?

#100daysofhappiness: 79, 80, 81, 82, 83, &84

This update seems to have a lot of food pictures! Enjoy!

-I tried out a new bacon wrapped chicken recipe…. and it was a success!  As I have said before my recipes are sometimes not done by measurement.

Preheat over to 375. Butterfly chicken breast. Stuff with a few blobs of cream           cheese and chopped onions.  I also added some fresh herbs from our garden (oregano and thyme).  Wrap with bacon and secure with toothpicks.  Bake for about 40 minutes.

-If you haven’t downloaded the time hop application, do it!  It is fun to see what you posted about so many years ago! Mine alerted me to a post I had about moving to Texas 4 years ago! Can’t believe how fast time has flown!

Tory Burch was having a seasonal sale! I purchased a pair of Reva’s and Flip Flops.  I will post pictures once they get here! So excited!!!

-Last post I talked about the Betty Crocker Ultimate Brownie Mix.  Well on the back of the box they had a recipe for brownie bites.  SO I had to try.  I followed the recipe EXCEPt it said it made 42 bites… I only made 32 and they were the perfect size!  I also made some homemade peanut butter icing:

8oz cream cheese- room temp

1 big scoop of margarine (about the size of a stick of butter)- room temp

1/2 cups peanut butter

1 cup sugar

1/2 t vanilla extract

Mark took these to work and they were gone VERY quickly! So yummy and bite size!

Casey and I went on an adventure to shop and to see Zac Efron without his shirt on a movie.  We met when we worked at Texas Motor Speedway for Speedway Children’s Charity.  So we got a laugh out of taking a selfie with the TMS pace car.  We used to get to drive those all the time….  They are fun and FAST!

-Mark was out of town so I tried a new breakfast. I fried an egg, cooked some lunchmeat ham and melted cheese on a “slimmie” bagel.  Turned out so yummy! One of my favs now!

 

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Fort Worth Favorites

Oklahoma holds such a special place in my heart but I really have fallen in love with Fort Worth, TX.  Here are a few of my favorite things! Somethings may not be Fort Worth ONLY but I didn’t experience them until I moved here!

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Food

Joe T. Garcias– Their marge will knock you off your feet! Such a great patio too! They do have a limited menu but the food is great!

The Original– Typical mexican food but it is a Fort Worth staple! We have tried most menu items and they have all be yummy!

Lucille’s– LOVE their brunch but their seafood is AMAZING too!

Old South– A fort worth staple open 24 hrs! GERMAN PANCAKES for the WIN!

The Woodshed– Outdoor seating with unique smokehouse choices.

RailHead– Texas BBQ at it’s best!

Winslow’s– Wine and cheese… can’t beat the cool atmosphere!

Hoffbrau- Steak, Steak, Steak… YUMMYY and great prices!

Swiss Pastry Shop– Black Forest Cake is AMAZING… not like a typical one but it will rock your world people.

Entertainment

Billy Bob’s– Country music at its best! Have been to several converts and we love the atmosphere [very intimate]! At an Eli Young Band concert we caught a guitar pick and drum stick!

Movie Tavern– Drinking and movie… unlike the place in Oklahoma the whole theater can drink as long as you are 21! Ticket prices are reasonable too!

Concerts in the Garden– Summer time, music, food and drink.  The FW Symphony has different themes and collaborations so you can attend for the music you love most!

Four Day Weekend– Similar to “Whose Line is it Anyway”, this 4 man group will keep you laughing!

Stock Show and Rodeo– Cowboys know how to have fun! Another great event for the whole family!

Zoo– Fun for the whole family!

Colonial– Caddy races, drinking and great scenery!

Shopping

Neiman Marcus– Top notch designers and several great sales throughout the year!

Apricot Lane– CUTE boutique. I am OBSESSED with their fleece lined leggings.

Health/Beauty

Smart Barre Class– LOVE these classes and can’t wait to see my body change!

Zeeba– Meredith is my girl and helps keep my hair looking fab.

I will continue to add to this list! What Fort Worth Places do you feel I missed or maybe that I should try?

#100daysofhappiness: Day 12

Happy Friday everyone! One if my favorite things is just going to eat dinner with friends and getting to catch up!

I got to see some of my favorite people tonight and loved it! At our table I saw this little light below and loved it!

Over the last few years Texas has SLOWLY but surely become my home! All though I was born here I was raised in Oklahoma and it hasn’t been the easiest change.

Making friends after college is tough but the friendship I have made here are great!

So without further adieu…

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