Sunday, August 25, 2019

Silent Sunday 8-25-2019

Saturday, August 24, 2019

Saturday Selection: Anthro Day at Anthropologie!

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Good morning! I hope this Saturday morning finds you well rested and perhaps relaxing and reading in bed with a cup of coffee, tea, or cocoa. Maybe you are reading or perusing the sales, whatever you are doing remember to take time for yourself and rejuvenate. 
I realize that it is only August 24th but in my house it is never too early to think about the holidays. Today and tomorrow are part of Anthropologie's "Anthro days" and if you are like me you might find a gift or two for your family, friends or even yourself. Today and tomorrow you get 20% off all clothing and home and 30% off select Fall  favorites. 

Here are a few of my favorite pieces.

This dress is one of my all time favorites, it is a classic piece that will never go out of style. You can dress it up or down. 


This Maeve embroidered sweatshirt is another piece that you could dress up or down. I would wear this with a skirt to a dinner party. 

Asymmetrical Jacket Anthropologie

This red Sascha Asymmetrical Jacket is not only beautiful but makes quite a statement. 

This explorer shirt is in my cart. I love anything that has maps, or graphics on it. 

Talk about statement, these Embellished shoes would look great with jeans, dress pants and more for the upcoming months. 

If it is plaid or tartan then I love it! I ordered these shoes and I cannot wait to see how they look. 

Sun girls Rifle Paper Co shoes are so whimsical.

Here are a few more pieces that you might like. 

Friday, August 23, 2019

Friday Favorites from The Kitchen Sanctuary, Milk Street, Lavender and Macrons and More

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Good morning to you friends. Are you ready for the weekend? I am ready for a little sleep, between the incessant heat, storms and late nights I am dragging today. 

I hope you find something here today that you enjoy!



A beautiful Butternut Squash Arugula Salad by Lavender & Macarons to add to your Fall repertoire.

Image Milk Street.

Grilled Lemon Chicken from Milk Street Kitchen looks like a delicious recipe for Sunday dinner.


This Pear, Fontina Cheese, Onion Galette looks like the perfect thing to make with a green salad? 

Hungarian Goulash from The Kitchen Sanctuary.

Interesting Articles


The Rabbit Girls (Free to read with Amazon Prime First Reads)

Berlin, 1989. As the wall between East and West falls, Miriam Winter cares for her dying father, Henryk. When he cries out for someone named Frieda – and Miriam discovers an Auschwitz tattoo hidden under his watch strap – Henryk’s secret history begins to unravel.
Searching for more clues of her father’s past, Miriam finds an inmate uniform from the Ravensbrück women’s camp concealed among her mother’s things. Within its seams are dozens of letters to Henryk written by Frieda. The letters reveal the disturbing truth about the ‘Rabbit Girls’, young women experimented on at the camp. And amid their tales of sacrifice and endurance, Miriam pieces together a love story that has been hidden away in Henryk’s heart for almost fifty years.
Inspired by these extraordinary women, Miriam strives to break through the walls she has built around herself. Because even in the darkest of times, hope can survive.

The Secret Letter (Read for free with Kindle Unlimited)

Germany, 1939. A tumbledown farmhouse, on the outskirts of a close-knit village in the heart of the rolling hills of Bavaria. A once happy family home torn apart by Nazi rule. And one young girl who refuses to give up on what she believes in…

London, 2018: When ninety-four-year-old Imogen receives a letter addressed to her in neat, unfamiliar handwriting, she notices the postmark is stamped from Germany - and it sends shivers down her spine…

Germany, 1939: Thirteen-year-old Magda is devastated by the loss of her best friend, shy and gentle Lotte, cruelly snatched from her and sent to a concentration camp – the Star of David sewn on her faded, brown coat. As the Nazi’s power takes hold, Magda realizes she’s not like the other girls in her German village - she hates the fanatical new rules of the Hitler Youth. So Magda secretly joins The White Rose Movement and begins to rebel against the oppressive, frightening world around her.

But when an English bomber pilot crashes in a field near Magda’s home she is faced with an impossible choice: to risk the safety of her family or to save a stranger and make a difference in the devastating war that has claimed the lives of so many. Little does she know, her actions will have the power to change the life of another girl, on the other side of enemy lines, forever…

Inspired by a true story, this is a heart-wrenching, unputdownable and absolutely unforgettable tale of the strength of human kindness in a time of unimaginable heartbreak. Fans of Orphan TrainThe Tattooist of Auschwitz and The Book Thief will be utterly gripped by this beautiful, sweeping, World War Two novel.

The Book Charmer by Karen Hawkins

Sarah Dove is no ordinary bookworm. To her, books have always been more than just objects: they live, they breathe, and sometimes they even speak. When Sarah grows up to become the librarian in her quaint Southern town of Dove Pond, her gift helps place every book in the hands of the perfect reader. Recently, however, the books have been whispering about something out of the ordinary: the arrival of a displaced city girl named Grace Wheeler.

If the books are right, Grace could be the savior that Dove Pond desperately needs. The problem is, Grace wants little to do with the town or its quirky residents—Sarah chief among them. It takes a bit of urging, and the help of an especially wise book, but Grace ultimately embraces the challenge to rescue her charmed new community. In her quest, she discovers the tantalizing promise of new love, the deep strength that comes from having a true friend, and the power of finding just the right book.

Books, great reads

Keeping Lucy

The heartbreaking and uplifting story, inspired by true events, of how far one mother must go to protect her daughter.
Dover, Massachusetts, 1969. Ginny Richardson's heart was torn open when her baby girl, Lucy, born with Down Syndrome, was taken from her. Under pressure from his powerful family, her husband, Ab, sent Lucy away to Willowridge, a special school for the “feeble-minded." Ab tried to convince Ginny it was for the best. That they should grieve for their daughter as though she were dead. That they should try to move on.
But two years later, when Ginny's best friend, Marsha, shows her a series of articles exposing Willowridge as a hell-on-earth--its squalid hallways filled with neglected children--she knows she can't leave her daughter there. With Ginny's six-year-old son in tow, Ginny and Marsha drive to the school to see Lucy for themselves. What they find sets their course on a heart-racing journey across state lines—turning Ginny into a fugitive.
For the first time, Ginny must test her own strength and face the world head-on as she fights Ab and his domineering father for the right to keep Lucy. Racing from Massachusetts to the beaches of Atlantic City, through the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia to a roadside mermaid show in Florida, Keeping Lucy is a searing portrait of just how far a mother’s love can take her.
Based on incredible true events, Keeping Lucy is the searing, heartfelt, and breathtaking story of just how far a mother’s love can take her.


Elia Pillow
Vintage look accent pillow from Pottery Barn.

Great, classic dress from Target!

This dress(from Target) has beautiful Fall colors. By the way, dresses are BOGO 1/2 off right now. 

Camo is not typically my style but I do love this one! Its's from Mark & Graham

Anthropologie Harlyn Windowpane Knit Kimono

I love this Windowpane kimono sweater  from Anthropologie. They are having a sale that starts today 20% off and I think it would be a great piece for Fall and early winter. 

I am thinking of getting This skirt  from Anthropologie as well. It is my favorite find of all this week, the colors, the silhouette, everything is gorgeous. You could wear this to work, a party or even to Thanksgiving dinner! It is 20% off today!

I hope that you share your books, recipes, finds and other interesting things you discovered this week. 

Have a safe and happy weekend.