Let's start with what I made on Sunday night, Ina Garten's Tzatziki. This recipe had been tempting me when I received one of Ina's cookbooks, but I hadn't made it until now, because I knew it was something that the husband wouldn't like. However, knowing that the husband would be on a business trip the first part of this week, I decided to go ahead and give this recipe a try. I'm so glad I did because it's really delicious and pretty easy even for a novice cook like me! Now, I realize that this doesn't constitute a meal, but it is a really tasty appetizer, and the next time I have to bring something or host a meal, I'm definitely going to make this. It packs a lot of flavor and you can make it ahead of time, which is always really important to me!
|My wedding shoes on display. I love how the wrapping paper matched the box.|
|Here's a little tray I also picked up at Home Goods. I've been wanting something like that for awhile now.|
|The two shelves all lined. It is a lot of pink, but I like it for now. I was just using the same boxes and bins I had previously.|
|A shot of the back of the closet. I love this little votive I picked up from C. Wonder for a few dollars.|
Unfortunately, the mood wasn't very jovial because of the loss, but it was still quite the night for me!
Currently, I'm craving white. It is calming, clean and seems refreshing in this summer heat. After many discussions with the husband, I was finally allowed to have white towels last April (hurray!). We have lots of beige ones and green ones, but I could always go with another set of towels. I love the texture on these from Jonathan Adler's line at JCP.
|Here's me at the beginning of the concert, super relieved that I wouldn't be spending the evening in the pouring rain.|
As I mentioned in my last post, I was able to visit C. Wonder in NYC. It's a bit ironic, because they also have a store in Tysons, which isn't that far from me. I love C. Wonder's bright colors and monograms. I didn't buy anything, but of course, I was tempted! I loved these napkins in our wedding colors. I think I might have to buy those anyways, even though I already have a ridiculous amount of paper plates and napkins already.
What's been catching your eye? As always, I'm obsessed with monograms. Have you ever checked out For Chic Sake's website? It is a printable monogram heaven!
While in Florida, I also found these little lanterns and rug at Ikea with my parents, and I absolutely love both purchases. You can't see from the picture, but the lanterns have little stars on them. So now, here is the view of our balcony from our bedroom.