Monday, July 24, 2017

Mixed Stripe V-Neck Sweater

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TOP: Loft | SHORTS: American Eagle (old) similar, similar | SANDALS: DSW (old) similar, similar | BAG: Louis Vuitton

When I shop I’m always looking for tops that can pull double duty. Work and play! This mixed stripe v-neck sweater from Loft is great for the office with a pair of dress pants. The sleeves are an excellent length, especially if your office tends to be chilly 😉 The sweater has a lot of stretch so you may be able to size down comfortably. The color is called Forever Navy, but it’s so close to black it’s really hard to tell.

I wore this outfit to brunch while in New Orleans so it’s just as easy to dress down. A pair of skinny jeans or shorts works. Add heels for a little extra.

Check back Friday for a couple pictures from our weekend in New Orleans. Until next post…xoxo Becca

Friday, July 21, 2017

30-Day No Eating Out Challenge Week 4

30-day no eating out challenge week 3Well friends, it’s the 4th and final week of the no eating out challenge. To be honest, the 30-days/4 weeks went by really quick. It was nice to plan out a menu for the work week and do my grocery shopping once a week rather than going to the store several times.

What I learned from this challenge is I’d rather eat at home! Not only did I enjoy getting back in the kitchen to make new and favorite meals, but I felt accomplished. If you remember back to the What StrengthsFinder Did for Me post from June, one of my strengths is achiever. By being an achiever I have to feel like I have done something and this challenge definitely made me feel that.

The no eating out challenge also made me step outside my usual routine of recipes and pick up some new ones. A few failed (I did not share those with you), but many were winners so it paid off in the end. You can thank the hubs for being the guinea pig of those good, bad, and ugly recipes. Overall I am glad the hubs and I tackled this challenge and we will continue to cut back on eating out.

By the way, anyone have an Instant Pot? I’ve been considering buying one. Let me know your thoughts in the comments below.

Week 1 | Week 2 | Week 3

Monday: Sizzling Southwestern Chicken from Hello Fresh

Tuesday: Crock Pot Spaghetti Squash with Meatballs from I Wash You Dry

Wednesday: Asian Beef Tacos from Plated.

Thursday: Open-Faced Turkey Patty Melt from Womanista

Friday: Herbed Sirloin Steak over Orzo Pasta Salad from Hello Fresh

If you follow me on Twitter then you know we’re off on another weekend adventure. Just when I thought the traveling was over (sad day) we say yes to a trip with our favorite traveling couple. Hitting the road to New Orleans! Looking forward to some good food and great company. Until next post…xoxo Becca



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