Sunday, June 26, 2016

Le Tote Fashion Subscription Box: Maxi Dress and Statement Necklace

Another brutal, hot day in Las Vegas meant I wasn't in any mood to wear pants. I was so thrilled to find the Summer and Sage dolman sleeves maxi dress, in my subscription box! All I had to do was pair it with the Camilla Statement necklace (another Le Tote piece) and a pair of Target white laser cut sandals.

The dress was wicked light and comfortable. I'll wear it again before sending it back to Le Tote.

How does it work per Le Tote website: Le Tote is a fashion subscription service that allows members to borrow clothing and accessories for $59/month and maternity clothing for $69/month. Each shipment includes three pieces of clothing and two accessories, curated using Le Tote’s proprietary algorithm. You can choose to swap items ahead of delivery and keep them as long as you like. Once you're done enjoying your tote, simply return it to receive another.

You also have an option to purchase items for 20-50 percent off retail. Le Tote partners with more than 150 brands including French Connection, Vince Camuto, BCBGeneration, Free People, Splendid, BB Dakota, House of Harlow 1960, Rebecca Minkoff and more.

#WhatsForDinner Mushroom and Swiss Burger w/ Truffle Mayo and Fries

Another 2 thumbs up for Home Chef! They're a meal delivery subscription service that sends you 3 recipes and ingredients for $59.70. As empty nesters, we enjoy a great meal, at home. It's also fun to prep and cook together.

Since our son was visiting, I decided to make the Mushroom and Swiss Burgers with Truffle Mayo and Oven Fries.

Since I cannot have acids or dairy, my husband, and son enjoyed the meal. It was very entertaining listening to them discussing their taste experiences. I think they should have their own YouTube foodie channel!

I Love This Table ~ Wouldn't Change A Thing!

Hubby and I were in the market, for a new end table, when our daughter-in-law to be mentioned it.

I actually was considering repainting it but once it was in the living space, I fell in love with it, 'as is'!

#WhatsForDinner Bistro Steak Frites and Arugula Salad

This meal reminds me summer. A fresh salad and steak. Our favorite way to wind up a hot Vegas summer day!

Thursday, June 23, 2016

Gaia Is 3 Months Old !

We're so excited that Gaia is celebrating being 3 months old. She can hold up head, turn herself over, and smiles. I love hearing her make cute sounds and giggles. We love her so much!

Sunday, June 19, 2016

Happy Father's Day Hubby!

Look What I Purchased At The Thrift Store!

I paid $3 for the pill box handbag and $6 for the tote.

Gable Lane Crates Box ~ Love It!

One of my favorite things about Gable Lane Crates is the theme boxes. These items are from the Girls Room box. The pillow case and photo mobile work well in my glam room!

Check Out Naked Fashion On Your Next Vegas Trip!

Christina, co-owner of #NakedFashion, is a wonderful person. I met her today, while visiting the Craig Ranch Regional Park.

Her shop has affordable trendy clothes and accessories. Here, I'm wearing this beautiful top and skinny jeans from her shop.

Saturday, June 18, 2016

#WhatsForLunch Eggplant Sandwich

Our Lives Have Been Touched By Gun Violence

One of my husband's co-workers and friend was ambushed, by 3 men, in front of his home. He was shot multiple times. Sadly, the circumstance of his death came to no surprise in Las Vegas. The murder rate has climbed over the months. It's not unusual to hear about 1-2 murders daily.

This week, we attended the funeral. I kept telling myself I wasn't going to cry. No good. I balled my eyes out.

I thought about all of the people we have loved and lost. I thought about his children, family and loved ones who are not only grieving due to his lost but now have to face a murder trial.

His mother's presence and words did give me strength. Many friends and family shared poems and stories. I found my heart getting lighter.

It's times like this that I'm reminded that we're not here forever. I don't want to be a bitter person. It's not a good look and wears one's soul down.

I want to experience the joys in my life and hold onto them.

I want to tell my husband how much I appreciate his love and support all day long!

I want to kiss and hug my son, daughter-in-law to be and grandchildren all day long.

I want to believe, that when it's my time to say good-bye that my family will be fine.

I want to see the violence stop

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

#WhatsForDinner Tuesday, June 14, 2016

I really love cooking, trying new ingredients and techniques. Don't you?!

What I've learned, over the years, has kept our meal plans interesting and fun.

Last night, I made Home Chef's Texas-Style Steak on Toast with Red Onion Gravy and Mashed Potatoes for my hubby! I knew that this meal would be a homerun since it had all of his favorites!

You know what? I was right! He loved it!