Eleventh Avenue & Captain Silly Pants

Happy Monday, friends! It feels so good to say that!

I’m actually just stopping by this week for a quick collab post, but I have decided to officially launch the blog again June 1st. I have lots of updates for you regarding my journey with post concussive syndrome and what’s been going on with my life but until then, a quick hello will have to do for now!

Eleventh Avenue & Captain Silly Pants

When Eleventh Avenue (formerly Groopdealz) contacted me to work with them today, I was so excited because I already frequent their website to lust over their handmade, unique, discounted items

Today, they’re launching a pre-order for their new Captain Silly Pants swaddles, offered exclusively for Eleventh Avenue. As most of you know, my first nephew, Evan, was born this past fall and now our family is definitely obsessed (as we should be!) with all things baby.

Eleventh Avenue & Captain Silly Pants

The new Captain Silly Pants swaddles are absolutely adorable and even better, are made from 100% organic cotton. They’re perfect for gift-giving to mommas-to-be & a favorite comfort blanket for toddlers too and will be offered exclusively on Eleventh Avenue, and available for a limited time low price, during their pre-order event. Each item has an oversized 48 inch x 48 inch swaddle design.

Eleventh Avenue & Captain Silly Pants

Eleventh Avenue & Captain Silly Pants

I mean, really–they are just so cute!

Here’s what you need to know to make them yours:

Get ready to wrap your baby in the most adorable, modern designs and softest fabric around. Captain SillyPants Swaddles help your baby make the transition from womb to world, with a sense of safety, comfort… and style, of course!

Offered exclusively at Eleventh Avenue, you can now pre-order YOUR favorite designs as singles or in sets, at our very limited pre-order price of only $9.99 and $18.99! Limited quantities are available at this price, so don’t wait to place an order! (Retail price $19.99 and $34.99)

We will never offer this price again, so you won’t want to miss out on ordering now!

Pre-order details:

•   Once ordered, customers will be charged immediately.

•   All pre-orders ship by April 30th 2015.

•   Your satisfaction is our guarantee! If you’re not 100% happy with our 100% adorable, 100% organic cotton Captain SillyPants Swaddles, we will make it right!

Click here to order!

Eleventh Avenue & Captain Silly Pants

This is a sponsored post but all opinions are my own. 

 

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First off, yes I am still very much recovering and no, I probably shouldn’t be blogging–it will be quick, I promise! However, I was so excited when I popped into Michaels yesterday and saw their new “spring” finds that I just had to share–I wanted everything! The mix was a little bit French country, a little bit shabby chic, a whole lot of chalkboard and all definitely my style. Plus, you can always use their weekly 40% off one item coupon (just search michaels coupons on google) and this week, they were also offering 30% off your entire purchase.

I managed to restrain myself and only pick up two things: an adorable mini cloche for my Pismo Beach sand dollars that I carefully transported back from our August trip to Cali and this metal ampersand. A definite must, no?

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And if I had more resources, the rest of this would definitely have made it into my shopping cart.

Happy shopping!

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Update

by on January 14, 2015

Hi all! I just wanted to let you all know that aslolife is not dead, but merely in hibernation as I continue to heal from post concussive syndrome. I will be back as soon as I’m able to!

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Outfit Ideas | Wedding Attire

by on August 21, 2014

Outfit Ideas | Wedding Attire

Outfit Ideas | Wedding Attire

Outfit Ideas | Wedding Attire

Outfit Ideas | Wedding Attire

Outfit Ideas | Wedding Attire

Dress: Target (same style)

Shoes: Payless, old (fun wedgessplurge)

Necklace: Groopdealz (smaller, sunburst)

Clutch: BeeGee Bags (a la this look and this look)

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Fresh Recipes | Pesto Potato Salad

Man, you just really cannot go wrong cooking in the summer!

Although, I do seem like a bit of a broken record these days: fresh CSA veggies + pesto. And repeat! It really is amazing just how versatile those ingredients have been of me this summer–I don’t think I could ever get sick of them!

Fresh Recipes | Pesto Potato Salad

I love this potato salad because even though it does have mayo, it seems super light and easy to eat as a side with any meal. The fresh green beans add the perfect crunch to balance out the softer texture of the eggs and potatoes while the feta cheese just elevates it to a different level. It’s just a bit dressier, fancier than the traditional recipe.

Fresh Recipes | Pesto Potato Salad

Potato salad is also just great to have in the fridge to use as a quick side addition to dinner and lunch. We had it with this sandwich, veggie burgers, and as a snack pretty much any time the fridge was opened. It definitely was a crowd pleaser!

Fresh Recipes | Pesto Potato Salad

Pesto Potato Salad

Makes 4-5 servings

Print recipe!

Ingredients:

1.5 pounds small red potatoes, washed and peeled (about 4 total)

3 hard boiled eggs, peeled

1/2 cup fresh corn kernels

1/2 pound green beans, rinsed and chopped

1/4 cup pesto

1/4 red onion, sliced

2 tablespoons mayonnaise

1/4 cup feta cheese

salt, to taste

pepper, to taste

Steps:

Bring water in a large pot to boil. Add potatoes and continue to boil until soft, about 10 minutes. Drain and set aside.

Meanwhile, place hard boiled eggs in a large bowl and mash using a potato masher or fork. Add potatoes, green beans, and corn, red onion, and mix well.

Mix in the pesto, mayonnaise, and feta cheese, adding salt and pepper to taste.

Refrigerate at least 1 hour, or until ready to serve.

Enjoy!

Time: 30 minutes (about 90 with cooling time)

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California Trip Recap | San Francisco

What a trip! It was so wonderful to be in California for the last week of summer, even if it was a bit of a whirlwind vacation. It’s so easy to get back into the swing of things while we’re there–it just feels like home!

We spent a few days in San Francisco as Jeff was there for a chemistry conference. I took advantage of having my days free to visit family and shop and eat my way through the city, which was pretty much perfection!

California Trip Recap | San Francisco

One of our first stops, as per usual, was the ferry building. I’m obsessed with all of the cute shops and handcrafted, local items. And, of course, we had to have lunch at Mijita overlooking the bay. I had the Mijita quesadilla: Mexico city style fresh masa turn-over with a  mixture of Mexican cheeses, epazote and roasted chiles, fried, topped with salsa and guacamole. 

California Trip Recap | San Francisco

It’s pretty much one of the most amazing creations ever!

California Trip Recap | San Francisco

California Trip Recap | San Francisco

Jeff’s family also came to visit while we were there, so we took a ride on the classic cable cars to Fisherman’s Wharf and Pier 39. We also had a few pre-dinner drinks + snacks at Neptune’s to take in the gorgeous ocean front view of Alcatraz.

California Trip Recap | San Francisco

California Trip Recap | San Francisco

After a few nights in SF, we headed to San Luis Obispo to visit friends and old haunts–stay tuned for an update on Friday!

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