It’s been a whole week since my last post, so today you get a little “brain dump” complete with random happenings featuring my life lately this summer!
Repainted the wood trim exterior on our house. I LOVE the intricate detail…but painting it?! UGH! Let’s just say I have a love-hate relationship with that trim.
Won this Blushing Beauty Collection from Jouer via Birchbox and got to test it out recently. It included four pieces: a matte powder and bronzer duo, a powder eye shadow duo in Chocolat and Peach, a tint and highlighter duo in Whisper and Feather, and a lip gloss in Cherish. I put them on after applying foundation and concealer and love how natural it all looked! I would definitely wear this for work, weekends and special occasions- just my style!
Got our 5 minutes of fame! (Okay, more like 2 seconds.) The DIY Ottoman that my husband built was featured on Tiny House Nation, a new series that just premiered on the FYI network! Check out the full episode here. Couldn’t believe it when I got an email from the producer…still shocked!
Went on a cupcake date with a friend at the Couture Cupcake Cafe. Their cupcakes were not only delicious, but were inspired by designers like Jimmy Choo, Betty Johnson, Christian Dior, Christian Louboutin, Chanel, Burberry, etc. Ah-ma-zing.
food club book club this month. (Oh yeah, and we read Malcolm Gladwell’s The Tipping Point.) I made Kelly’s famous chocolate chip cookies and this super easy & delicious cheesecake dip with only 3 ingredients.
Attended a blogger event at Sullivan’s in Lincolnshire, hosted by Beth. (Can you tell my summer revolves around food?!)
Chef Gray demonstrated how to make the restaurant’s new featured menu item, The Summer Fling: a signature filet and fresh Maine lobster half. He also made the world’s best macaroni & cheese. That stuff was legit! If you haven’t heard of them before, Sullivan’s is a vibrant American steakhouse, known for its hand-cut steaks, fresh seafood, and award-winning wine list. With locations all over the nation, specifically including Chicago, Lincolnshire and Naperville, Sullivan’s also offers options for vegetarians, vegans, and those with dietary restrictions like gluten intolerances or food allergies. #SullysLincolnshire
And if you’ve read thus far, I’ve got a little giveaway for you! I’m giving away a free appetizer (up to $16) at Sullivan’s! Anything from the Cheesesteak Eggrols to the Roasted Garlic Meatballs are up for grabs! To enter, simply post a comment on this blog post, telling me what you’ve been up to this summer! Winner will be selected at random on Friday, August 1st.
What have you been up to this summer?
Update: Congrats to Katie A., the randomly selected winner!