Tory Burch Giveaway

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

We appreciate our followers and readers so much that we would love to gift as many of you as possible! In this giveaway, we are rewarding 3 readers/followers with a fabulous authentic Tory Burch package that includes a tote bag and a wallet! Each package is worth $590!

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Good luck!!!


xoxo,
Mars

Vegetable Summer Rolls

Thursday, June 25, 2015


Hi friends!  Today I'm sharing a simple and easy snack that I like to make at home.  I started making fresh summer rolls (or spring rolls.  I'm just going to call them summer rolls because it's officially summer.  Ha!) this past year and they have been a hit with the family.

Ingredients:
Rice Paper
Rice Vermicelli
Lettuce
Cucumber
Carrots
Bell Pepper
Basil

For the sauce:
Almond Butter
Siracha
Soy Sauce
Lime
Brown Sugar

Directions:
1.  Bring a pot of water to a boil and cook rice vermicelli for 3 to 5 minutes according to package instructions.  Drain noodles, rinse under cold water and pat dry.  Transfer the rice noodles to a bowl and set aside.

2.  Dip one sheet of rice paper into warm water for about 3 seconds (read directions on bag).  Remove from water and lay flat on a cutting board.  Here is a great video tutorial on how to do this properly.

3.  Add rice vermicelli and vegetables to rice paper.

4.  Fold up each side of the wrap and roll until it's all bundled up.  Easy tutorial here.

For the sauce:
1.  Add all ingredients to a small bowl and stir until desired consistency.
2.  Add hot water (from the sink is fine) if you don't want a thick sauce.

These summer rolls are so refreshing and make the perfect finger food for your summer get together.  I often switch up the vegetables and sometimes I add a little shrimp or chicken to them.  I've been wanting to add some kind of fruit to my rolls.  I think a sweet, juicy mango would be perfect!



xoxo,
Mars

Military Chic

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Jacket: J.Crew | Top: Halogen | Jeans: Topshop | Shoes: Tory Burch | Clutch: Clare V. | Rings: Bauble Bar, Henri Bendel | Bracelet: Tory Burch | Necklace: Taudrey Jewelry c/o

I wore this outfit last week when my husband and I went out for a casual date.  Pizza!  We have cooler temps here in Vail so I picked up this summer weight jacket from J.Crew.  It has been perfect for this mountain weather.  As you know, comfort is key for me.  Lately, I've been dressing in a way that just feels effortless.  I've been investing in basic clothing pieces instead of purchasing super trendy items.  I'm trying to downsize the amount of clothing I have so you may see a lot of these pieces styled again in future outfit posts.
  
Happy Hump Day!



xoxo,
Mars

Tuesday Toddler Style - Summer Vibes

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

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It is OFFICIALLY summer!  There are so many fun outdoor activities that I have planned for Avi and I.  One thing I am really looking forward to is making homemade popsicles.  I'm going to mix coconut water with fresh fruit and make fruit pops.  Sounds yummy and refreshing, right?  I am also hoping to have a pool day one day soon.  When we leave Colorado we will drive to Lake Travis and spend a couple of days there.  Can't wait!

Do you have any fun plans for summer?  If so, I would love to hear about them!  ;)



xoxo,
Mars

Kotor, Montenegro

Monday, June 15, 2015

Top: Topshop | Shorts: J.Crew (old, similar) | Shoes: Sam Edelman (old, similar, similar, love these) | Hat: J.Crew | Watch: Michele | Bracelet: Kendra Scott | Ring: Henri Bendel

Happy Monday friends!  Hope you all had a great weekend!  I spent the weekend at home and it was wonderful.  It's nice to have my mother-in-law's help with Avi while I'm here in Colorado because it gives me a little more free time to blog, read, workout, and just relax!

Anyways, I wanted to share an outfit I wore while vacationing in Kotor, Montenegro.  We were only in Kotor for half a day and I really wish we could have stayed longer because it was such a beautiful town!  We were able to walk around Kotor and experience the beautiful scenic views.  There are so many cute souvenir stores, coffee shops and gelato stops, which I obviously took advantage of.  Pistachio please!  ;)

Hope you all enjoy your Monday!



xoxo,
Mars