Friday’s Faves

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  1.  Mini-golf sessions are only complete with ice cream; my go-to black raspberry never disappoints.
  2. Current favorite power snacks: coconut water, steel cut oats, and Bear Naked granola.
  3. The perfect pink summer nail polish: Essie’s East Hampton Cottage
  4. Not Your Mother’s Beach Spray is the perfect solution to lazy hair days.
  5. Best summer clearance find: these Juicy Couture floral wedges from Kohl’s.
  6. Fresh melons & pineapple while poolside– perfect start to the weekend.

Happy Friday!

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When I was younger, one of my favorite things about late summer was back to school shopping.  I get the shopping gene from my mom, so she would get just as excited to go shopping as I would.  I was like her Barbie doll; she would say thinks like “please try this on for me?!”  Needless to say, we still love shopping together and even though I am not going back to school, the back to school shopping tradition is still alive.  I found some new, fresh fall pieces at my last shopping trip.  I am loving this season’s chic minimalist styles.

{Amelia Drawstring Pant: Urban Outfitter| Crop top tank: Urban Outfitters| Sunglasses: Burberry| Wedges: Nordstrom Rack| Fresh water pearls c/o Laguna Pearl}

Sauteed Scallops in Garlic Cream Sauce

Looking for an easy but gourmet dinner idea? This scallop and pasta recipe is to die for! I am a huge fan of white sauces with seafood since it really brings out the flavor. Enjoy this recipe, it’one of my favorites!

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Ingredients:
1 lb scallops
2 tablespoons butter
2 garlic cloves, crushed
3 tablespoons chopped parsley
1⁄4 cup white wine (optional)
1⁄2 teaspoon salt
1⁄2 teaspoon pepper
1⁄2 cup cream

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DIRECTIONS

Melt butter in a pan over medium-low heat; add the garlic, parsley, wine, salt and pepper. Simmer for 10 minutes.
Add the scallops, then simmer for another 5 minutes. While scallops are cooking, boil your favorite pasta as directed.
Once scalloped are slightly browned, stir in the cream. Continuing heating, but do not boil, stirring constantly until sauce begins to thicken.
Serve immediately while scallops are hot. Spoon excess sauce from pan and drizzle it over the scallops. Serve over your favorite pasta!

Resort Romper

This summer has been a little different than past summers. With the arrival of Gavin in late May, we have traded fancy dinners for outdoor picnics and resort vacation for pool days in our backyard. I love getting dressed up on vacation so since our background is kind of like our own little resort (right?), I dressed for the occasion with an adorable romper I found on clearance at T.J. Maxx.  One of my favorite things about August?  Summer clearance!  Have you found any good deals lately?

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{Floral romper: T.J. Maxx| Fedora: Charming Charlie| Gladiator sandals: Macy’s (also featured here)|}