July 2015 ~ birdie to be2

Friday, July 31, 2015

Urban Outfitters is having a good sale right now for both men + women's clothing and home. And since it's Friday, I saved you the legwork worked and pulled all the best pieces. :)

Here are some of my favorites:

Here are the rest of my home and clothing sale picks:

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Wednesday, July 29, 2015

The bird and I just found the mother-load of blackberry bushes on the outskirts of a nearby golf course. Blackberries can be pretty spendy in the store. Plus these were fresh and local, so we definitely scored.

Once we got home, I immediately looked for some recipes to try out. I was looking for something fairly easy and healthy.
I came across this recipe for Lemon Blueberry Scones and made the fruit substitute.
They are so good! We've been having one for dessert every night!
The only changes I made were adding sea salt and brushing with butter right before baking. This made for a salty and crispy exterior.
I was worried the blackberries would make it too liquidy... so I added less than what the recipe called for blueberries, and it was perfect!

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Happy Wednesday! I wanted to share the pieces I picked up from the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale.
boyfriend jeans // makeup remover // shampoo set // tassel necklace // utility dress

So excited about this gold and pink stone tassel necklace. And I love the versatility of this dress. Perfect for pairing with boots, flats or heels.

It also worked out well that the sale and the bird's birthday overlapped!

He scored with this perfect polo, gingham work shirt, checkered button down and new grey jeans.

Friday, July 17, 2015

Here are some great links from around the web:

  • The skinny on summer fruit and how to find, wash and store.
  • A couple recent articles (here and here) from Anthony Bourdain. Just finished his book too. So entertaining!
  • Did you hear about J.Crew's new shop, Mercantile? Is this different than their Factory Store?
  • In case you missed it, here is Caitlyn Jenner's full speech from the Espy's. Grab a tissue first.
  • Unique ice cream flavors that sound amazing this summer!

I couldn't let this day slip by without mentioning the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale. I was able to snag my first pair of Rag & Bone jeans, which I am so excited about! (I found they ran a bit big, so I sized down.)

Here are the other items on my wishlist:

I love that clean rose gold watch. And I swear by the No Frizz products by Living Proof. So good!

So happy the weekend is here. We are celebrating two birthdays this weekend: our nephew and my dad.

Hope you have a great weekend planned!

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Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Over Fourth of July weekend, I celebrated my best friend's bachelorette party in Jackson Hole, Wyoming.
We stayed at Spring Creek Ranch resort. It was close to town and had the most beautiful views. The grounds and rooms are gorgeous, rustic and spacious.

We had a fun-filled weekend that included horseback riding, white water rafting and a rodeo.
Last week I posted about looking for a great pair of denim shorts. I was lucky enough to find the pair of Joe's I'm wearing at TJ Maxx just before I left! Our fun 'Bride Tribe' tattoos were from the Etsy shop, Daydream Prints. Loved them!

Jackson Hole was absolutely gorgeous! If you have the opportunity to go, it's definitely a US destination spot. I can't wait to go back again when it's winter.

Here are a couple restaurants we went to:
• The Bunnery: Yummy breakfast and pastries
• Snake River Grill: Delicious dinner and such a fun setting
• Trio: Also great for dinner, a bit more modern

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

After living in Dublin, the bird and I went through (and left behind) our carry-on bags. With lots of mini getaways this summer, I was in need of a new tote bag that would work as a carry-on and 'weekender.'

Here were a few favorites I found in my search:

I ended up going with the DAY bag. It's the perfect size for a long weekend and the material is durable and easy to clean. I also have the Cassidy tote from Sole Society. But I find this size is really only good for an overnighter.

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

I have seen fun summer lists around the web and wanted to join in! Here are the things I'm looking forward to:

I am dying for the ultimate pair of jean shorts. I don't have one pair! If you have any favorites, please let me know.

Here are some other yummy popsicle recipes I have bookmarked:
Peanut Butter Banana healthy + easy!
• Pina Colada
Strawberry Shortcake
• Funfetti Creamsicles perfect for parties!
Green Monster
Pineapple Orange Banana

Can't wait to make these!

We bought these popsicle molds at Target ($3). But you can also get some at Ikea ($2) and Sur la table ($15).

Yay for summer!

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