Friday, April 24, 2015

Five on Friday

{ONE} Tutti Frutti -- I have totally jumped on the tutti frutti bandwagon! Aren't you just loving all the fruit themed goodies for Spring? I absolutely adore this roundup on Everyday Cuvee. Those pineapple ice trays? Too fun! I'll take one of everything!

{TWO} Picnic Top -- And speaking of fruit, how darling is this watermelon top?? I am obsessed! I picked it and a few others up at Anthro last weekend. Perfect for Spring!

{THREE} Jump and Splash Bounce House -- When it's warm, we live outside. Thankfully the boys are just content to play for hours on end in the backyard. Last summer we had a simple inflatable pool that they loved, but this summer I'm thinking we need something a little more entertaining. I've been looking for a splash bounce house and think it will be the perfect gift and entertainment for Jude's birthday. Anyone have any recommendations?? 

{FOUR} Outdoor Pillows -- While the boys are out playing, I'm perfectly content to sit back on the patio watching them. And in two short months, have a glass of prosecco in hand! Sadly our porch pillows took a beating over the winter so I stocked up on some new lovelies. How fun are these bright colors?

{FIVE} Words of Wisdom -- I stumbled across this quote the other day and found it so convicting. A great reminder for us all!

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Anthro Maternity: All about the tops!

If there is one thing I have learned when it comes to being pregnant, it's you don't have to spend a lot on maternity clothes. Sure there are some basics you absolutely need {maternity pants!}, but I often find a lot of maternity clothes are overpriced and end up making me look bigger than I am {not a good thing!}. My solution is usually just to find some of my favorites and size up.

I was so happy to get the chance to go shopping with my mom during my time in Dallas. We hit up my favorite shop and go-to for pregnancy clothes, Anthropologie, and it did not disappoint. I always find myself searching the reviews and anytime a reviewer gives it a poor rating for looking big or maternity like, I bookmark it. 

As far as dressing the bump is concerned, I'm pretty set on pants, dresses and tees, but I was in desperate need of some fun summer tops.  I was thrilled to find so many! For all you pregnant ladies out there, I would highly recommend any of these tops. The best part is they will all look great post-pregnancy too as I'm working to shed all the added pounds.  

This is my absolute favorite top! I snagged it in all three of the prints above and had to keep myself from getting each print offered. It is so comfortable and so flattering. Plus the button down will be perfect for nursing! Even if you are not pregnant, I highly recommend this top. It is darling tucked in or even tied up. And how fun are those prints?? The banana is my favorite!

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Miami + Dallas Trip

What a weekend! Usually when we travel sans kiddos I come back rested and refreshed. Sadly, we were so on the go, I needed yesterday just to catch up! Don't get me wrong, we certainly got caught up on some sleep and indulged in fantastic food and tasty mocktails, and there really is nothing better than lounging by the pool!

We spent the first part of our trip in Miami staying at the Fontainebleau Hotel. It was absolutely gorgeous! The pool scene was interesting and people watching was at its finest. Let's just say I was happy the bump and I had access to our floor's private pool. B and I felt like we had the place to ourselves! Sleeping in, room service, spa treatments and oceanfront dining made for the perfect retreat. Sadly our time in Miami was cut short as we headed to Dallas for the ACM awards.

This was technically a work trip for B but I was happy to tag along. B had to play in the Lifting Lives golf tournament Saturday, so I was fortunate to hook up with my mom for a wonderful girls day! My dad was out of town, and I hated missing him, but it was so nice for my mom and I to catch up, dine and of course, shop just the two of us! I bid farewell to my mom and met back up with B at our hotel. Sunday was another treat to sleep in and brunch late. Dallas has the best brunch spots! The rest of the afternoon was spent relaxing and primping for the big awards. We made it to the stadium with plenty of time to soak up all the VIP area had to offer including the best truffle mac and cheese and mini cupcakes. Who needs an open bar when you're eating for two! We settled in for the awards and our seats were fabulous. I'm not the biggest country music fan, but I do love me some old school country. I loved seeing George, Reba, Martina and Garth. The highlight was definitely shaking hands and thanking the military folks for their service as they walked by us during Garth's performance. Talk about emotional! 

After a late night bite, it was back to the hotel to hit the sack before our early flight home. We were definitely tired but so ready to see our little men! I love traveling just B and me. It is so good for the soul. But it always makes me miss George and Jude. I'm just going to try and remember that the next time a tantrum occurs!

Friday, April 17, 2015

Five on Friday

{ONE} Cucumber Mint Cocktail -- I have been loving some good mocktails these days, but believe me, I'm counting down until this baby arrives and mama can sip the good stuff! Warmer weather has me so excited for patio sitting and cocktail sipping. My favorite mocktail these days has been a cucumber mint combo, but thinking this one with the gin will be perfect come July.

{TWO) Fourth of July Outfit -- And speaking of July, how precious is this onesie I picked up for my little Fourth baby? With a July 1st due date we will most likely be in the hospital celebrating Independence Day, but I think girl or boy these little stars will be darling! I can always add a big bow if it's a girl, right?

{THREE} Veep -- Did you all catch the season premiere of Veep Sunday night? Oh my goodness this has got to be my favorite show. It just makes me laugh out loud. Seriously so funny. If you are not watching, start now!

{FOUR} Caldrea Room and Linen Spray -- When we were at B's mom's house a couple of weeks ago she turned me onto this room and linen spray. This pregnancy has given me such a sensitive nose, so I'm not too keen on over the top scents. This stuff smells so good though! So fresh and perfect for spring.

{FIVE} Rocksbox -- Have you tried Rocksbox yet? Oh my goodness, I got my first box this week, and I am obsessed. Fabulous jewelry and such a fun concept. You can sign up and get your first month free on me! Just enter "boltonxoxo" and receive gorgeous lovelies hand selected just for you.

Today I'm linking up with...

Friday Favorites at Momfessionals
Oh, Hey Friday at September F A R M
High Five for Friday at Bright on a Budget
Friday Favorites at The Diary of a Real Housewife
Friday Favorites at Life in Leggings
Friday Favorites at Meet @ the Barre

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Free Jewelry + Rocksbox Love!

Who doesn't love getting packages in the mail? Especially packages that contain gorgeous designer jewelry. From the minute this little box arrived in my mailbox, I was hooked!
Are you familiar with Rocksbox? It's a premium jewelry subscription box that allows you unlimited access to renting designer jewelry. They feature top brands like Kendra Scott, Gorjana, House of Harlow and my personal favorite, Loren Hope. Rocksbox is so fun, but the best part is how simple it is.  
1. Sign up for Rocksbox and take the Style Survey then add your favorite items to your wishlist.
2. Receive three pieces of jewelry hand selected based on your style to wear on loan. And for as long as you like!
3. Return your jewelry at anytime {in a free, pre-paid shipping mailer} and as much as you want to get three new pieces.
I loved filling out my style survey and when I opened my first box was blown away with how well my stylist knew me! I am obsessed with all three pieces I received.
The necklace is gorgeous and the timing could not be better. I plan on wearing this lovely to the ACMs Sunday night! I put these Kendra Scott studs on my wishlist when I signed up and am so glad my stylist added them. I love them so much, I am going to buy them. That's the best part of Rocksbox. You can purchase any item from your set at a discounted rate!

Do you love fantastic jewelry? Do you love FREE, fantastic jewelry? Well you are in luck because I'm giving you one month free! Just enter promo code "boltonxoxo" and enjoy your first month of fabulous jewels for free. 

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Polenta Pizzas + 10 Toddler Lunch Ideas

I don't know what happened, but these days I have a picky eater on my hands. I'm sure you can guess just by looking at my two little men which one I'm talking about. Jude certainly is not skipping any meals, but George on the other hand has become my picky little eater. Sadly, I'm to blame for this. Because I'm too lazy to battle during mealtime, there are days we've been known to have goldfish and granola bars for lunch. Please, no judgement!

So in an effort to get the little men eating better, I decide to jump on the bento box bandwagon. Much to my pleasant surprise it worked! The boys love these containers and get so excited to see what is in them each day. These fun muffin tins and mini containers help keep things separated and the boys love picking out their favorite colors. Each day now at lunch George will say, "What new food are we going to try?" and actually tries everything! Don't get me wrong, there are days he only has his required bites and then moves onto his old favorites. Hey, it's progress! Here are some of our favorite combos.

1. Polenta pizzas with grapes and yogurt
These polenta pizzas are SO easy and the boys loved them! Just slice the precooked polenta and place on cookie sheet. Stick under the broiler for several minutes. Then top with warmed pizza sauce and shredded mozzarella cheese. Stick back under the broiler until the cheese starts to bubble.

2. Pepperoni and cheese kebabs, edamame, fruit kebabs and pretzels

3. Rotisserie chicken with BBQ sauce, snap peas, berries and granola

4. Bean and cheese burrito roll-ups, guacamole chips and applesauce

5. Pita triangles with hummus, carrots and cucumbers with Greek yogurt dip and oranges

6. Sneaky muffins, yogurt, rotisserie chicken and blueberries

7. Tortellini with marinara, strawberries and carrots

8. Turkey and cheese roll-ups, veggie sticks, applesauce and bananas 

9. Quinoa bites, vegetable medley, yogurt and cantaloupe 

10. Peanut butter and honey waffle sandwich, peaches, edamame and crackers

Also, these bento boxes are fabulous for grown-ups too! B and I have been using them to make protein snack packs. He takes them to work, and I have them ready in the fridge to grab when I'm hungry instead of candy!

So do share! What are your little ones eating for lunch these days? What about you? I'm always looking for new ideas.

Monday, April 13, 2015

Scenes from the weekend...

This weekend was all about rest. We enjoyed the best trip home last weekend, but six days on the road can certainly catch up to you. We were more than thrilled to have a low key weekend at home with no real plans. When we weren't catching up on sleep we were soaking up the unbelievably gorgeous weather! We basically lived outside this weekend and it was oh so good for the soul. A quick trip to Lowe's for some yard work essentials and new flowers, and it was back home for some "hard work" as G calls it. He and B were out in the yard all afternoon while Jude and I snoozed. Is there anything better than a lazy afternoon nap?? Sunday afternoon we invited friends over for dinner al fresco. The kids enjoyed a popsicle party, and I sipped on my favorite mocktail {sparkling basil lemonade}. Those kind of nights are my absolute favorite and have me so excited for summer. And for our new babe to join in on the fun!