HAPPY VALENTINES DAY! I am so excited to say that I got my first vaccine yesterday and Steve is getting his today. I cannot tell you how excited I am. I do not have any symptoms. I know some feel a little flueish (I think mainly with the second dose) or have a sore arm. I have neither so today is a great day. Have you had your shot (if you are old like me?). You know the drill if you have been here before, Sunday’s Mary Ann, Annie, and I share fun finds that caught our eye this week. Welcome to my Sunday Five-Mark Sikes Soup Fashion and Fun.
VICKI ARCHER A LOVE LETTER
PREPPY EMPTY NESTER WW JOURNEY
Katie from the Preppy Nester had a great post about her Weight Watchers Journey. We have had the same one! As with all of Katie’s posts it is hilarious. Pop over for a good laugh.
MARK SIKES MALIBU PROJECT LOVE
I am in complete awe of Mark Sikes’s ability to mix pattern and texture. Although he is known for his use of blue and white he can put the breaks on color and pattern when he needs to. In this project, he relied on texture as well. He is such a pro.
People often say I dress like my house. I do often get inspiration for something to wear from a room or vice versa. So for this week’s outfit of the week, I took inspiration from two of Mark’s rooms in this project. I particularly love his bedrooms. This room is a study in texture and all things brown. From the art, to the accessories to the textiles. It’s just so good. For the outfit nearly everything is on sale including the cashmere wrap which is 50% off. I own this wrap in Gray. The shirt is what really inspired me. Love the wider stripe. The only pricey item is the bag. All items linked below.
When I saw this room I thought Indigo Bliss, right? This room oozes comfort. Here the textiles do the talking, vintage African indigo, and batiks. The coffee table is the icing on the cake.
What do you think? Could you lounge in the room above in this? The Anthro Kimono is absolutely gorgeous. I might have to pick that up today in Walnut Creek. The earrings are from Sundance. The Artemis raffia mules are on sale. The Madewell straw hat is very reasonable and I like the strap. Anyone else have trouble losing their hat in the wind? The Sundance bracelet is a MAJOR SPLURGE but I couldn’t resist. The scarf and short kimono are from Etsy. The J Crew chambray shirt is a standard in my closet as well as the Madewell jeans. Love the straw tote with leather handles, so reasonable and functional.
You can find many more beautiful Indigo hand made scarves on Etsy here
ITALIAN SAUSAGE AND BEAN SOUP
Do you follow Sue from View from the Great Island? She always has a recipe that catches my eye. This one is REALLY good and healthy. I did have to alter it a bit to make it WW friendly. I used TJ’s Turkey Meatballs and rolled them in pepper (if you aren’t on WW don’t bother), and I replaced the cream with nonfat greek yogurt. I always replace cream with yogurt and cannot tell the difference.
SALES OF NOTE
including the hat and jeans linked above
Thanks for stopping by. I am finally reading again. I am currently reading The Silent Patient. Any suggestions? I love almost anything that is good!
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