Red, White, & Blue

The 4th of July is around the corner! I don’t know about you but I LOVE this holiday. The family time, usually in the sun- typically surrounded by water – with yummy food, has all my favorite things in one day.

dress | lace kimono | shorts | tank top | shoes | premium v | star scarf

And look at how maternity friendly a kimono is!! You can still feel put together while almost 7 months pregnant.


I thought I would share some cute 4th of July looks for the family today as well as some easy recipes (because no one wants to be slaving away in the kitchen when they could be enjoying the sunshine!) that are festive and fun for the parties!

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Ash’s obsessions

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Erin + Ali Gustavia Dress.  Summer is here!!!  Nothing beats a bright white flirty sun dress.

Shiri sandal.  And with those summer sun dresses these easy slip-on sandals would be perfect!  And they’d be just as cute with denim cut offs or linen shorts.

Sunkissed cotton romper.  Whether worn over a bikini to the pool, or on its own to the farmer’s market, this romper is too cute.

Aj’s obsessions

Beach/ Picnic Blanket. I bought this as just an add on to an amazon order I placed a couple weeks ago, and my daughter (and me) are obsessed with it. For only $15 it has been the perfect fun summer blanket for picnics, the pool, or just lunch on the floor!

VS Strappy Triangle Sports Bra. I have it and I love it. Now, it’s not a running bra, (obviously!) it’s for super low impact. Did I mention its $10!

Anthro Amalia Eyelet Dress.  Gorgeous summer dress. Ash and I love a pretty white dress and Anthropologie never disapopints in having several to pick from.

the white sneaker

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White sneakers seem to be all the rage lately.  When I was a kid, white Keds were cool.  And then the Stan Smith and K-Swiss were ‘the bomb’.  While those are all still solid options, the espadrille and velcro sneaks (my two current faves!) are having a moment.  Which are your picks?!

 

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xoxo
-ash

Goat cheese dip


Ingredients: 

  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 cup part skim ricotta
  • 1 (8 ounce) log goat cheese
  • 3/4 cup crumbled feta
  • 1 clove minced garlic
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh basil
  • 1/4 lb yellow cherry tomatoes- or to your liking 
  • 1/4 lb red cherry tomatoes- or to your liking 


Directions:

1. Preheat your oven to 350F. Spray a small dish- about a 6″ baking dish- with nonstick spray. 

2. In a bowl, mix together the olive oil, ricotta, goat cheese, feta, garlic, salt, lemon juice, and basil. Mix it all together. Once combined, gently stir in half of each of the tomatoes.  

3. Pour mixture into baking dish and top with remaining tomatoes! Bake for 30-40 minutes until it is bubbly and slightly browned. 

4. Serve with crackers or sliced bread! Such a simple and super yummy dip! Enjoy! 

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Ash’s obsessions

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Tom’s lemon espadrilles.  YASS!!!  I cannot get enough lemons, and these lemon-printed espadrilles are too cute!

Free People mini dress.  Perfect for sipping margs by the pool.  Love the crisp white and feminine embroidery.

Sugar tinted lip treatments.  So many colors to choose from!  And I’ve pretty much bought them all.  I love these tinted lip balms any time of year

Aj’s obsessions

Lace Blouse. The detailing on this top, and for only $60 is amazing. It looks way more expensive than it really is.

Adult-ish Track tee. I love baseball and track tees. They add a little extra something to a basic t-shirt and keep me from looking like I am wearing the same thing every day!

Woodstock Maxi dress. Yes, it is pricey – but wow is it pretty! I am picky about maxi dresses because I don’t want to end up looking frumpy- this one is far from frumpy.