Happy Sunday everyone! I hope you all are enjoying the holiday weekend! Summer is unofficially here, right?? We’re planning on going for a walk along the river tomorrow and then coming back home to grill. This past week went by so fast but like I mentioned last week, our activities rapped up so now we’re officially in summer mode! Here’s a little recap of our week:
WHAT WE ATE
my plan is to share the meals I made the previous week, with links if possible, as some inspiration for your own menu planning.
MONDAY- White Bean Soup with fresh Sourdough
TUESDAY- Black Bean and Sweet Potato Tacos
WEDNESDAY- Grilled Flank Steak with a Basil Vinaigrette and Herby Orzo
THURSDAY- BBQ Chicken Salad
FRIDAY- Dinner at a friend’s house- They made the yummiest fish tacos with mango salsa and black rice.
SATURDAY- Spaghetti alla Nerano
SUNDAY- Chicken Enchiladas
I made these chocolate chip cookies over the weekend and they are SO good! Mine turned out a little thinner than the photo but the flavor was so good! Perfectly crispy edges and soft chewy interior. I definitely will make them again!
Also made this delicious sourdough banana bread recipe. I’ve made it before and it’s so classic. Perfectly soft and not too sweet!
I made Alison Roman’s Coconut Cake last Sunday like I had mentioned. It was really good and not too sweet. The buttercream/cream cheese frosting reminded me of carrot cake so it would be a great alternative. And I also made her Carmelized Apple Tart to bring over to a friend’s house which was delicious too.
WHAT I WORE
I got my new boots from Margaux and they are so cute and comfortable! I love that it’s a small business and they handmake their shoes in Spain. Yes, they’re pricier but the quality is so good. I can vouch because I have a pair of their Demi flats from 3 years ago that are still going strong. The Woven mule is next on my wishlist.
SALES TO NOTE
Lots of Memorial Day Sales right now!
Anthropologie– Extra 40% off sale
J.Crew– Extra 60% off sale style + 40% off everything else. Use code WEEKEND
Everlane– Up to 30% off- so many great basics!
Jenni Kayne– 20% off everything! Use code MDWEVENT. Their Cashmere Cocoon Cardigan is basically famous so if you’ve been looking, this might be a good time to get it! I have my eye on this square rib tank and these oiled leather sandals look so cute and comfortable. Their slip dresses look dressed up/down.
Maisonette– Up to 40% off plus an extra 10% off
ON MY MIND
Sezane is one of my favorite sites to “window shop” on. They have the most beautiful pieces. Here are some favorites:
We’ve been reading so many great picture books lately. It’s been a fun activity to do in the afternoons together. Here are some of our recent favorites:
One of my favorite restaurants in California had the most beautiful collection of floral plates and I’ve been wanting to build up a mismatched collection of my own. I LOVE green floral prints and found these at Zara Home that look like exactly what I want. Matthew thanks we have too many plates already but I just love the idea of using ones like these as our everyday plates. Life is too short to not eat on pretty plates right??
Beatrice got her second front tooth in this week! So thankful because it was causing her a lot of pain. She loved to be front-facing in my carrier this week. We took a nice walk to the park and she loved to watch the older two run around and go down the slide.
We went on a walk along the Boise Greenbelt this week and the water has been running so fast! It’s always such a pretty walk, especially with the blooming trees. Getting a coffee from Push & Pour before heading out is a pro move!
We’re enjoying lighter evenings these days because the sun has been setting around 9:15 pm lately. I’ve loved lighting a candle (love this one) and doing dishes/cleaning up before heading to bed. The extra 30 minutes spent cleaning is so worth it to wake up to a cleanish house.
Have a wonderful rest of your weekend!