I hope you’ve all had a wonderful week! I am back from my trip to Paris, and I have been attempting to catch up on life, while conquering jet lag. 🙂 I am so grateful for the experience of traveling overseas with one of my best friends! Life is getting back to normal now, and I am thankful for that as well. I will post all about our Paris trip in the next week or two! For now, I’m linking up with all the girls for the fun Friday posts!
ONE: Macarons from Paris! Casey and I didn’t shop much while we were on our girls’ trip, but I did want to bring something back for Davis. He loves when I make macarons, and Casey and I wanted to try some from Pierre Hermé. We went to the store and tried a few flavors ourselves, then I brought a box of 7 home for Todd and Davis. He was quite excited!
TWO: Eye beauty products. I am trying a few new items – makeup and skin care – for my eyes. I posted about Neulash a few weeks ago, and so far I’m happy with it. It does make your eyelashes grow, and I’m excited to see how much they’ll have grown in a month! It slightly burns my eyes after I apply it, but it quickly goes away. I have bad dark circles, so I bought a product at a pharmacy in Paris to hopefully remedy that some. It can also be bought in the U.S. And my friend, Allison (thanks!), suggested I could try charcoal eyeliner. I’ve been pairing that color with a matte green eyeshadow (new as well), and so far I’m liking the combination!
(color is Covet)
(color is Charcoal)
THREE: Fall produce! Apples and pumpkins take center-stage this time of year, but this season yields so many other delicious vegetables! I included some of my favorites in this salad for dinner last night. The beets, brussels, cauliflower, and butternut squash were all roasted – delish! The kale, beets, and squash were all from our CSA.
- Kale, chopped; toss with dressing and let sit for 30 minutes before serving
- Beets, peeled, drizzled with olive oil, loosely wrapped up in foil, roasted at 400 for 50 minutes
- Brussels Sprouts, toss with olive oil, salt and pepper, roast at 375 for 30 minutes
- Cauliflower, toss with olive oil, salt and pepper, roast at 375 for 30 minutes
- Butternut Squash, toss with olive oil, salt and pepper, roast at 375 for 30 minutes
- Quinoa, cooked in chicken stock with 1 clove garlic
- Walnuts, toasted
- Goat Cheese
- Balsamic Vinaigrette
FOUR: My mom let me borrow her leather jacket for our trip, and now I know I need one for myself. But hers is pretty great so I may have to steal it. 😉 I looked online and found a few promising options. One of these may need to be added to my Christmas/birthday wish list. (These are all faux leather).
FIVE: As I’m sure many of us are, I am thinking about the holidays, and how I want to decorate my house. This table setting from Style Me Pretty would be perfect for a simple Thanksgiving look, and could easily transition into Christmas, with a few added touches! It is a given that I will love anything with magnolia leaves!
Have a fun, restful weekend! Thank you for reading!