Tangerine Top

Tangerine Top

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This past weekend was special as we were able to spend Father’s Day with both sides of our family. My husband’s parents as well as my parents live on parts of Puget Sound so we were lucky enough to spend the weekend at the beach.

It’s still relatively cool around the Seattle area, especially near the water, so I opted for longer sleeves and jeans to stay warm and keep it casual for the weekend. I’m hoping we get some warmer weather here soon!

In the meantime, I’m enjoying this bright colored shirt. It’s from Aritzia which is one of my favorite stores. I just happened to walk into an Aritzia once in Whistler, Canada several years back and loved everything in the store. Unfortunately, back then there wasn’t an Aritzia in Seattle but in the past few years several have opened up in the Seattle area and I have been shopping there ever since. I like that they carry some unique brands that I haven’t been able to find in other US stores.

This top is on sale right now which doesn’t happen very often! The brand of the shirt is TNA and it’s one of my favorites. It definitely offers an edgier version of athleisure.  I have several of these shirts in different colors and they are very soft and work well for layering.

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Top: Aritzia | Jeans: J. Crew Factory (similar) | Shoes: Rainbows

xo

Hillary

 

Major News & Remodel

Major News & Remodel

It’s been far too long since I’ve blogged! But I needed a break and have had some big life changes happen over the past 10 months that I want to share with you all.

I found out in December 2015 that I am pregnant! My husband and I are so excited and we’re looking forward to meeting our baby boy later this summer. Needless to say, it’s been pretty busy around our house preparing for our upcoming addition to the family but it’s been so much fun.

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Aside from the typical annoying pregnancy symptoms, somehow I have ended up with almost all of them at one point or another over the past seven months, I can eat gluten again! Food allergies are often impacted during pregnancy and I have to say that I am so thankful for this symptom. Honestly, I feel so much more free now that I can eat without having to read every single nutritional label. I never realized how stressful it made me feel not being able to eat gluten. It may come back once I’m no longer pregnant, but we’ll see.

Another item that consumed much of our time the past several months was our kitchen. We had our kitchen remodeled in May and it is beautiful! I cannot believe how much of a difference it has made in not only the appearance of our home but also the functionality of our kitchen space. We worked with Kitchen Plus and they were incredible. They were also so accommodating once they found out we were expecting and moved our remodel date up which truly lifted a huge weight off our shoulders. I couldn’t be happier with the result and it was so worth not having a kitchen for two weeks.

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I look forward to hopefully some more frequent blog posts here over the next several weeks, especially with utilizing my new kitchen. Have a great rest of your day!

xoxo

Hillary

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Quick Greek Salad

My husband has some family in town this weekend and so we’re heading down South to meet up with the fam. We’re going to have a BBQ and I decided to bring a salad. Being gluten free, I prefer to bring at least one dish that I for sure know that I will be able to eat. Not that his family isn’t extremely considerate and accommodating, I just always bring something to an event so that I know I am covered.

I had some extra feta, purple onion and tomatoes lying around so I decided to make a Greek Salad. After the gym tonight, I stopped by the store and picked up some lettuce and a cucumber.

This salad was super easy to make. I diced up the purple onion, tomatoes, and cucumber. I tossed the veggies in with the lettuce and topped the salad off with lot of feta, which is of course the best part.

For the dressing, I followed this recipe. I tasted it and it’s absolutely delicious and tastes way better than store bought Greek dressing. Opa!

XOXO

Hillary