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Monday, September 17, 2018

Book Club Monday

Today's Book Club Monday choice is Whiskey in a Teacup: What Growing Up In The South Taught Me About Love, Life and Making Biscuits by Reese Witherspoon.  A friend of mine who is also a blogger emailed me this weekend that it is a MUST read.  Here is the summary:

Academy Award–winning actress, producer, and entrepreneur Reese Witherspoon invites you into her world, where she infuses the southern style, parties, and traditions she loves with contemporary flair and charm.

Reese Witherspoon’s grandmother Dorothea always said that a combination of beauty and strength made southern women “whiskey in a teacup.” We may be delicate and ornamental on the outside, she said, but inside we’re strong and fiery.

Reese’s southern heritage informs her whole life, and she loves sharing the joys of southern living with practically everyone she meets. She takes the South wherever she goes with bluegrass, big holiday parties, and plenty of Dorothea’s fried chicken. It’s reflected in how she entertains, decorates her home, and makes holidays special for her kids—not to mention how she talks, dances, and does her hair (in these pages, you will learn Reese’s fail-proof, only slightly insane hot-roller technique). Reese loves sharing Dorothea’s most delicious recipes as well as her favorite southern traditions, from midnight barn parties to backyard bridal showers, magical Christmas mornings to rollicking honky-tonks.

It’s easy to bring a little bit of Reese’s world into your home, no matter where you live. After all, there’s a southern side to every place in the world, right? - Amazon.com

This book is being released tomorrow 9/18 and can be ordered on Amazon.  Click HERE for more information or to order the book!!!!

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Sunday, September 16, 2018

Weekend Real Estate Stalking

 With summer now a distant memory, a bunch of gorgeous real estate listings have been coming across my email.  This week's Real Estate Stalking pick stopped me in my tracks.  This Greenwich, Ct home is simply marvelous.  It is a turn of the century carriage house which has been updated to it's 6700 square foot splendor.  I just love the look this home and love the history of its 1915 origins.  For more information or to arrange a showing, contact Julie Burke.

Friday, September 14, 2018

Fashionable Friend Friday

This week's Fashionable Friend Friday is one of my favorite instagrammers, Margie Cooper of Thrift and Tell.  Everyday, Margie posts fabulous designer finds 
that she searches the internet for.  
Since she cannot buy everything for herself she happily shares them with her followers.  Over the past few months, I've seen Margie post Gucci, Chanel, Cartier, YSL and so many more amazing treasures at prices that you would not believe.  You really need to follow her.  Before you do here is Maggie account of how she started her Thrifty Site!!!!  Bon Weekend!!!

I have always loved fashion and hunting for deals. 
I started Thrift and Tell by accident really! I woke up 
one morning with "Thrift and Tell' in my head and 
checked to see if the username was already taken. 
Thankfully it was not and thus began Thrift and Tell. 
I really did not do anything with it until the fall of 2018, 
when a friend convinced me to start posting content. 
Since then, it's been such a fun process 
of getting to know others who are just as passionate 
about fashion at every price point. I post my weekly 
finds in my feed and some tips I have learned along 
the way after years of shopping. I also love hunting and 
since I cannot possibly buy all the good deals I find, 
I post those on my stories daily. It has become a fun 
thing for my followers, with many saying that they can't 
stop checking to see if I've posted more deals. I really 
get a kick out of others finding treasures via my stories 
and sharing the T&T love. 

In addition to loving finding great deals, I also love 
cleaning out my closet and selling my clothes. 
My favorite sites to sell on right now are Poshmark 
and Tradesy. I know a lot of people who have found 
great success selling through The RealReal, but I 
have not yet tried them for consigning. 
I am a HUGE shopper on The Real Real however. I find 
their descriptions to be accurate and of the hundreds of 
things I've bought over the last 5 years they've all been 

My whole philosophy on shopping is that you should 
wear what you love, whether it's "in style" or not. 
I don't believe in buying a bunch of clothes just for 
the sake of a full closet. Instead, I love to mix highs 
and lows and choosing silhouettes that will stand the 
test of time. Rather than buying a bunch of J.Crew or 
Rebecca Minkoff bags, 
I recommend saving up for your dream Chanel 
bag (purchased second hand of course!). 
At the same time, if there is a trend (like the skinny 
sunglasses) that you really want to try out, there 
are great options at Target, Zara and other high-street 
brands to fill that need! 
Overall- whatever you're wearing- whether 
Chanel, Zara or Target- you should always 
feel your best 
and get the best possible price! 

DETAILS: Margie Cooper
Location: Washington, DC

Thursday, September 13, 2018

Chocolate Chip Cookies with Toffee Bits and Himalayn Salt

My dear friend and fellow blogger, Jessica Ryan posted this amazing recipe on her PAGE today and I could not resist reposting it.  You know what we will be making in our house this weekend!!!  Bon Appetit!!!

image @gimletsytle

Adapted from www.jessicagordonryan.com

1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 cup salted butter at room temperature, 1 stick
1/2 cup packed light brown sugar
1/3 cup sugar
1 large egg at room temperature
1 tsp vanilla extract (I used milk chocolate)
1 1/2 cups semisweet chocolate chips
1 1/2 cups toffee bits

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a nonstick silicone liner.
Add flour and baking soda to a mixing bowl and whisk together. Set aside.
To the bowl of a stand mixer, add softened butter and both sugars.
Beat with paddle attachment for about 2 minutes, until mixture is lights and fluffy.
Add egg and vanilla, beat on low until well combined.
Gradually add the flour mixture, continue to beat on low until well combined. (About 2-3 times)
Add chocolate chips and toffee bits and blend slowly on lowest speed.
Using a small ice cream scoop, scoop the dough onto parchment paper about 2 inches apart. I baked 9 cookies per sheet.
Bake about 10 until the cookies are just golden brown.
Sprinkle sea salt over the tops of the cookies and let cool on a wire baking rack
Try not to eat them all at once! ;)

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

We All Could Use Some Stile This Fall!!!

I recently stopped into one of my favorite store, Stile, in Armonk.  The owner Julie Root, has the most amazing taste.  The store is full of fashionable finds at the most amazing prices.  I left with a bag full of stuff!  Some for me, some for my girls and a few gifts for friends.  I took a bunch of photos of some of the new fall arrivals but new things are still coming in every day so you have to check it out yourself!!!  Happy Shopping!!

I love these repurposed designer necklaces!!

How perfect is this winter white dress!!??

My girls flipped over this distressed jean jacket!!

This side table is gorgeous.  Just a sampling of some of the chic home wares Stile stocks!!!

Cute T-shirts....love love the Hamptons one

This flared sleeved black dress was another of my favs!

There were a bunch of really cute "designer" inspired sweat pants and T's.. great for high school and college girls!!!

A ton of great sweaters for fall!!

Such a cute one with the ruffle bottom

I love these home accessories!!!  I want to find a spot for the inspirational word sign!!!  Esp. LOVE the gold lettering!!

 And a bunch of skin care freebees await you when you leave!!!!

Tuesday, September 11, 2018


No words today............Just Prayers......


Monday, September 10, 2018

Book Club Monday

Today's Book Club Monday's choice is A Simple Favor by Darcy Bell.  I chose this book because it has been made into a movie starring Blake Lively, and Anna Kendrick, that will be released this Friday and I am dying to see it!!!  But first I want to read the book....Here is the summary:

A single mother's life is turned upside down when her best friend vanishes in this chilling debut thriller in the vein of Gone Girl and The Girl on the Train—now a major motion picture from Lionsgate starring Anna Kendrick, Blake Lively, and Henry Golding, and directed by Paul Feig

It starts with a simple favor—an ordinary kindness mothers do for one another. When glamorous Emily asks Stephanie to pick up her son after school, Stephanie happily says yes. Emily has a life that would make any woman jealous. She is the perfect mother with a dazzling career working for a famous fashion designer in Manhattan. Stephanie, a widow with a son in kindergarten, lonely in their Connecticut suburb, turns to her daily blog for connection and validation. Stephanie imagines Emily to be her new confidante and is shocked when Emily suddenly disappears without a trace, leaving her son and husband with no warning.
Stephanie knows something is terribly wrong. Unable to keep away from the grieving family, she soon finds herself entangled with Sean, Emily’s handsome, reticent British husband. But she can’t ignore the nagging feeling that he’s not being honest with her about Emily’s disappearance. Is Stephanie imagining things? How well did she really know her “best” friend? 
Stephanie begins to see that nothing—not friendship, love, or even an ordinary favor—is as simple as it seems.

A Simple Favor exposes the dark underbelly of female friendship in this taut, unsettling, and completely absorbing story that holds you in its grip until the final page.
For more information or to purchase this book, click HERE

Friday, September 7, 2018

Trader Joe's Favorites

I love when other bloggers and You Tubers post their Trader Joe's hauls.  It's so interesting to see what people choose.  I thought I would do my own Trader Joe's favorite items post.  Some of these I have tried and loved and others I am planning to get on my next visit.  Since it is the weekend, I thought you might be motivated to stop by Trader Joe's and try some of these favs!!!! Bon Weekend!!!

This is one of the most popular items at TJ's.  Its a really good seasoning.  I like it with an english muffin and cream cheese or on avocado toast!

I have not tried this yet.  Every-time I go to TJ's its sold out.  So it must be amazing right?

This is one of our family favorites.  I serve it over rice as a main meal or it can also be used as an appetizer served with toothpicks.

Everyone in our house loves these....

These are sooo delicious and they are small so a handful goes a long way!!!!!  They also go well with Hot Coco in the winter!!!  Someone brought them to us over the holidays and we have been hooked ever since.
This spread is also sooo popular.  It has crushed up gingerbread cookies in it.  It's great on toast, ice cream, pancakes or just straight out of the jar.  My son LOVES it!!!

These are delicious.....

Also one of my favorite soups!!! I actually love all of the TJ's soups.

This is another family favorite...everyone loves this rice.  I always keep some in my freezer.

We all went crazy over this pizza with a cauliflower crust.   It's soo good.  

I have not tried this yet but I always see it everyone's carts and hauls, so next time I am bringing one home with me.

And probably one of the best things at TJ's is the flower assortment.  I cannot leave without a couple of bouquets!!!