friday I’m in love.

welcome back friday! be sure to pop over to see what kendra, mary beth, amanda, laura, aileen, jessica and ashley are loving! we would love for you to join us! leave a comment and we’ll come check out what you’re loving each week!

{one} gap relaxed henley.

{via Gap}

in my attempt to re-haul my wardrobe a bit this summer, I picked up this henley from the Gap. right now I still need things that are nursing-friendly & this one definitely fits the bill. plus, it is nice to feel a little more dressed up when I pair this with shorts or jeans (than just a tee).

{two} kismet rug.

kismet rug in navy

{via Caitlin Wilson}

I am dying for a new rug for our living room. so much so that I apologize to people who visit because they have to see our current rug. it’s too small, it’s not good quality, & it’s pretty ugly. I have been eyeing a few neutral-ish rugs at West Elm (big surprise!) but haven’t pulled the trigger on any (I am horrible at making decisions & an 8 by 10 rug is not cheap). but them I was perusing Caitlin Wilson’s shop page & found this Kismet rug. It is completely different than anything I have been looking at, & while it is a little bit feminine (read: hot pink), I think it would work really well! so now I am dreaming about it… anyone have $1600 they want to share?

{three} taco tuesdays.

Corn & Chile Salsa

{Corn & Chile Tomato-Less Salsa from Trader Joe’s}

in an effort to help simplify the meal-planning process each week (I plan & grocery shop once a week!) we have started a regular taco tuesday which is great because aaron & I both LOVE mexican food, it is easy to make vegetarian if we don’t want meat, & it is eloise-friendly so I don’t have to make a separate meal. even if you have a few tacos, it is nice to have a side to help make sure you aren’t hungry in an hour (or is that just me?). our new favorite side dish is roasted yams, black beans, & corn salsa. I just dice up two yams, roast in the toaster oven until soft, & then mix the yams with a rinsed can of black beans, & a few spoonfuls of corn salsa. it is awesome & super easy! on the topic, I found these hand-made style tortillas from La Tortilla Factory a few weeks ago & am obsessed. seriously, I buy them two packs at a time! they are small, but a little bit chewy, thick, warm up well, & don’t fall apart once you start rolling.

what are you loving this week? also, how is it possible that today is the LAST day of july?!

M

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