Weekly Review: New Orleans, Bargains, and Bloglovin’

this week I have enjoyed:

+ dreaming about visiting New Orleans, via Draper James city guide; maybe it’s the Southern in me, or just the romantic… but I want to hop on a plane with my beau and do some exploring in NOLA!
And if you haven’t heard of Draper James, it’s Reese Witherspoon’s new lifestyle brand- there are just some adorable things on the website! I love everything.

+ finding the sandals I had been scouring the internet for at Marshalls (of all places!  and on clearance, mind you) for $100 less than retail… and I was ready to order them online for full price!  I could have squealed with excitement right there in the store, seriously.

And speaking of bargains…  Here are a list of my favorite Memorial Day Weekend Sales to check out:

Nordstrom’s Half Yearly Sale– it’s a good one, don’t miss out!

Macy’s– an extra 20% off with code: HOORAY

Anthropologie– an extra 20% off on sale with code: GONEFISHING

+ talking about a healthy lunch spot here in the Valley- Saladman- on Trois Chic!

+ relaxing with a cup of tea and some sea salt dark chocolates in a hot bath- money.

+ realizing Bloglovin’ is like a Pinterest for blog posts!  I have had a bloglovin’ account for years, but just lately have I restarted using it.  If you don’t have an account, I highly suggest it!  The website makes reading all your favorite blogs extremely easy.  You can follow Newman’s Nest on Bloglovin’ here

+ listening to Spring rain storms- I would prefer sunshine, but since it has only rained  for less than an hour every day this past week, I’m happy with the gloomy weather!  And the after rain effects are pretty nice- just check out the rain drops on all of our blooms in the backyard! 

 

+ seeing this little guy!  We have strawberries, y’all! Woohoo!

Have a great [long] weekend!

XO,

L

 

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Weekly Review: Mini Golf, Houses, and A Lot of Pictures

This week I have enjoyed:

+bbq’ing and eating in the backyard (what a beggar of a dog we have)+ a mini golf date night with Chase + junk food after said date night  (I hadn’t had a Cherry Coke in forever… but being outside enjoying the warm evening made me crave a Coke so badly!)+ slow mornings with this sweet face  + a Cabela’s trip stocking up on things for our upcoming fishing trip     + touring Parade Homes (we are showcasing our favorites on Trois Chic in a week or so- I will also show some of my favorite design elements here on the blog after I see them all!)  This is the view from one of the homes upstairs balcony- gorgeous, right?   The second photo is the backyard view of a home in Eagle- I love the little personal beaches (even if they are manmade!)  And the third photo is of an open house just down the street from a Parade Home in south Meridian- I love the open floor plan.

    

+ talking summer sandals over at Trois Chic!

+ a bowl of soup and some Zoe Hart during a rainy lunch break  

+ celebrating Cinco de Mayo with some fish tacos at Bardenay  

Have a great weekend!

XO,

L

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Weekly Review: Yoga, Basic Tees and Avacado Toast

this week I have enjoyed:

+ stocking up on basic tees: you can never have too many gray or white tees, am I right?

gray tee // white tee

+ writing about places to eat in Boise for Mother’s Day on Trois Chic

+ my new favorite meal/snack: avocado mashed on toast with salt and pepper!  It may not look too pretty but man, oh man… it’s tasty!

+ how early it gets light in the morning- the reflections in our kitchen make me so happy!  The light looks all sparkly and I just love it.

+ Frappuccino Happy Hour beginning today!  And somehow I got lucky and was given a cookie straw- that made my day.  

+ an after run yoga video to decrease back and knee pain: My body has never felt so old as it has in the last few weeks- my back has been doing seriously weird things!  But I feel like yoga is the best thing to add to my workout regime.  So this video has been a great addition to my runs!

What were your highlights this week?

Have a great weekend!

XO,

L

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