Random Monday Thoughts: Loving Lilly, 40% off Vera Bradley, and Gearing Up For My First Race!

Monday, April 12, 2010

Happy Monday! I'm feeling a little disorganized today (which I am not loving)...but here's what's on my mind!

1) I found another fabulous dress that I adore from Lilly Pulitzer summer 2010!

Alice Dress in Lush Green Wild Orchid (image from splashofpink.com)

2) Bought three new polos for the husband at Gap this weekend! They had all their polos on sale for $15. Did anyone else take advantage of this sale? I'm feeling like this is a major accomplishment because Nicholas NEVER wants to buy new clothes. We also bought him three new dress shirts (he’ll be needing lots of them when he starts rotations in a couple weeks).

3) I have been in a bit of a cooking slump lately! I love cooking, but I have such a difficult time finding quick, healthy recipes that I want to make. Last night after my run (3.5 miles which is super exciting for me!) I was feeling inspired to actually make something for dinner. (Something which I hate to admit I haven't been doing too much of lately...) I browned some chicken, then added a can of no salt added diced tomatoes and some spices and let it simmer until the chicken was cooked through. I roasted asparagus with garlic salt and made mashed potatoes to go with it.

What are your go to meals? Do you have any favorite cookbooks? I could definitely use some inspiration!

4) Vera Bradley cupcake patterns (pink and green) are 40% off on their website until April 18! I think the Gabby bag is super cute. (Must admit that part of the appeal of this print is it's name...how can anything called cupcakes not make me happy?!)

5) My first race (5K) is coming up this weekend! I’m super excited, but a little nervous! I’m planning to run tomorrow and Thursday and hopefully I’ll be ready! Does anyone have any advice?

How do you get yourself back on track when you're feeling disorganized?


  1. Omigosh that Lilly dress is to die for. I've stayed off the site to protect my bank account lately, but my very be my favorite dress I've seen this spring.

    So great.


  2. Wow, that is a great deal on the GAP shirts. My husband rarely likes to shop for himself either; he looks at it as a waste of money. :)

    The dinner looks delicious. I love asparagus. One of my favorite easy/healthy meals is to sautee chicken in honey, soy sauce and ginger, and serve it with Mahatma yellow rice and fresh green beans cooked with minced garlic and butter or olive oil.

  3. Could you PLEASE stop shopping and then showing me all of these precious frocks?!?!? Sigh. I am in love with these Lilly tunic dresses. I want them all. Unfortunately I don't think my bank account wants to buy them all. Booo!

    I'm in a run on cooking as well. Of course I was never cooking as much as you, but trying to get up and running. It's like I've mastered winter meals to some degree...but summer meals are something new and I've just given up!

  4. That Lilly is beautiful, I love the shape and the sleeves! Congrats on your upcoming race, you must be so excited! Wish I could be there to cheer you on!

  5. Thanks so much for your sweet comment!! I have been trying out some healthy meals myself lately. Check out my blog for a yummy healthy manicotti recipe! Also, last night I made some delicious low fat chicken enchiladas. Easy as pie! (I don't know why people say that...what's so easy about pie??)

  6. Loving that gorgeous Lilly dress! The summer line is just fabulous as always. I like to find recipes on myrecipes.com. It's a site that has Southern Living, Cooking Light, Coastal Living etc. magazines recipes archived. Take a look, it's great! You can type in what you're looking for or they have little slideshows with different ideas for say chicken, pasta etc. Check it out and let me know what you think!

  7. Ohhh, I love that dress too!! Such great colors!

    I hope you are having a good day!



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