Tuesday, March 31, 2015

How to Build the Perfect Easter Basket {For Her}

Easter is almost here! I'm not sure exactly why I love Easter so much, it just happens to be one of my favorite Holidays! Today I am sharing with you some idea's of things to add to an Easter Basket, or just some cute things you could pick up for your girlfriends, sister etc., for Easter!

My mom always seemed to incorporate "summer accessories" into my easter basket, so that is what I have done here! All of these little items are fun for college girls, moms, or any special lady in your life and are especially perfect for this time of year! I feel like Easter is the time when I can officially say, "Ok, warm weather is coming... go shop for it!" lol. Easter is like my official check off date for beginning my summer clothing, shoes and accessory shopping and what better way to start it off then with a cute basket! 

Of course, Easter baskets are much cuter when they come in the form of purse (or beach bag) and then you can fill up the purse with Easter goodies! See some of my additional favorite picks for those below.

I hope that you are enjoying your week and that the weather is beautiful where you live! It is finally  sunny in VA! #yay

Monday, March 30, 2015

Spring Pea Salad Recipe

Spring is here (at least it looks like it is, it is still freezing in Va) and Easter is right around the corner! This week I will be sharing with you so of my favorite things for Easter and today we are starting with a recipe!

I love to cook. I love to eat. I love food. 

There are always many delicious recipes in my family no matter the time of year. Pea Salad is one of my favorite side dishes for spring (and summer), so I wanted to share it with you! It is super easy to make and can be made ahead, in fact it get's better if it has time to sit in the fridge overnight. I'm not sure where my mom acquired this recipe, but if I can find out where it is from originally I will be sure to note it!

1 bag frozen sweet peas (thawed)
2 hard boiled eggs
4 to 6 slices of bacon (chopped)
1/2 cup green onions (chopped)
1 cup shredded mild cheddar cheese
1/4 tsp. pepper
1/2 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. garlic salt
1/2 cup mayonnaise
1/2 cup sour cream

Mix all ingredients together, except peas, until fully combined. Once combined, stir in peas and allow to sit in fridge overnight or for at least a few hours. 

This recipe is great for spring and summer, or really anytime of the year! It combines bright spring colors (sweet peas) with the home-like comfort foods (mayonnaise, cheese and bacon). It is the perfect combo to take to a dinner party, brunch, lunch or a cook out!
I hope that you enjoy this recipe and if you try it out be sure to let me know! I would love to see your pictures!

Friday, March 27, 2015

Friday 5

Happy Friday everyone! 

I apologize for my absence (as always, right?) I have been pretty busy and have not been able to blog. But, today I am sharing my "Friday 5" again because I really love making these and I hope you enjoy reading them! So let's get started!

#obsessed & obviously I love Starbucks too!

Pink, specifically my NEW Kendra Scott items {Earrings, Necklace}- on sale at Nordstrom.com

I have been thinking about purchasing a Louis Vuitton Agenda for my graduation present to myself!
When that time comes, lol!

A sneak peak of an upcoming post... Can you guess what it is?

Completely swooning over Lilly Pulitzer's New Arrivals! Especially this outfit! 

I hope that you enjoyed this week's Friday 5! What are your five this Friday?!

Friday, March 13, 2015

Friday 5

Happy Friday Y'all!

I think this Friday qualifies as the only Friday I am sad to see arrive. My spring break is coming to an end and reality is once again in sight. I really, and I mean really, do not want to go back to school-lol. I don't know what is up with me this semester I just can't seem to get into the groove of things. Am I the only one or is there something in the water?

I thought that it would be fun to do a "Friday 5" or "Five Friday Favorites" (I'm not sure what I am going to call it yet!) I really love checking these out because it is a quick way to see (or share) your favorites things from each week. 

So let's get to it!

Grey's Anatomy- How am I just now discovering this? #bingewatching

 This Dodie Thayer for Tory Burch collection is so cute for spring!

Loving these booties! I really want a pair for spring to where with some cropped jeans!

I cannot wait until I can use my Alessi Heart Shaped Spoons that Jay got me like three years ago! I am holding out for when we get our own place! (This spoon just posed for my Instagram pic last week!)

The Target dollar section killed it this week! How cute are these little stationary items?

Jay and I met this week with an architect to start designing our house plans! We are both over the moon excited and I can't wait to take you along during the process of building and designing! Follow my Pinterest to see some of my inspiration! 

What are your Friday 5's this week?

Thursday, March 12, 2015

February Favorites | Beauty, Fashion, Lifestyle| + Youtube!

Happy Thursday! 

Sorry I have been absent this week. I thought that having spring break off from school would encourage me to blog a little more however I have been a little busy and have just been enjoying some me time!

Today I wanted to share my February Favorites and instead of blogging them all, I decided to make a youtube video (HERE) since I had a little extra time! 

I hope that you will check out my video and subscribe to my channel if you haven't already! I also hop you are having an awesome spring break, if you are out of school!!

What were your February Favorites?!

Friday, March 6, 2015

5 Friday Favorites!

Happy Friday!!

I have two classes that stand between me and SPRING BREAK!! I don't have any special plans for SB2015 other than getting lot's of sleep, be lazy and hopefully go shopping! Today I wanted to share 5 of my favorite things of the moment! 

Here they are:

Trader Joes in general, but this Pineapple Salsa is to die for! If you don't like cilantro or spicy things, give this a go-it's amazing!

I broke my "no-coffee" rule and had some. Then it was over. I basically go to start bucks every day or every other day-I know that bad, but it's life. I always get their Iced green tea unsweetened or an iced vanilla latte. What's your favorite drink from Starbucks?

White Nails and my new handbag! I love my new Saint Laurent Sac de Jour! She is such a beauty!


Shopbop Sale is heavenly! Be sure to check out my picks: here & use the code "BIGEVENT15" for 25% OFF at checkout!

You know I love Pinterest all the time. But this is my favorite pin from this week! #addtohomewishlist

P.S. Be sure to follow my new Instagram account to shop my closet!

What are you loving this week? 

Thursday, March 5, 2015

Shopbop SALE Favorites + Instagram SALE

Use code "BIGEVENT15" at checkout for 25% OFF of your order!

If you follow many bloggers on Instagram and Twitter you probably already know about the Shopbop sale! But, I have been so busy with school this week that I haven't been able to post any this week so far. I am very sorry about that! However, by Wednesday I had already tackled two test, a presentation and an intermediate microeconomic's homework assignment (Econ is evil). So I haven't been completely slacking off! 

Anyway, next week is my spring break so I should be sharing lot's of posts (fingers crossed) and get back on schedule! I wanted to share some of my favorite items and brands in the Shopbop sale and also let you know that I have created an Instagram account (here) to sell things from my closet that I know longer use!


Some of my favorite brands featured in the Shopbop sale are:
+ more!

Don't forget to use the CODE: "BIGEVENT15" at checkout for 25% OFF of your order!

What are you thinking about picking up from the sale?