Monday, August 19, 2019

Anthropologie Looks We Love - Shop It...

What an adorable look to bring summer to a close, and welcome in fall.🍁🌑☀
This look will easily transition into the cooler temps by adding a jacket and boots,
or long sleeve tee and a pair of trouser socks.

Sunday, August 18, 2019

Yes Please!!!


Oh. My. Goodness. you guys...how ADORABLE is this ankle boot?
Love the camo print, and the price is really nice, too! πŸ’•πŸ‘’
The boot also comes in leopard or snake print, as well as black or dark grey, AND it's waterproof!
Having a hard time picking just one? At this price, you may not have to...
PLUS orders of $100+ ship for FREE! 😊

Here's the Deets:

The Lucky Brand Brintly Ankle Boot just got easier to wear
with a waterproof suede upper that takes these low heel booties to the next level!

- Round toe
- Waterproof treated suede construction
- Split shaft detail
- Side zip closure
- Allover print
- Low block heel
- Approx. 3.5" shaft height, 10" opening circumference
- Approx. 1.75" heel
- Imported

Click through to get yourself a pair...or two! πŸ˜‰

Saturday, August 17, 2019

Cooking Simplified: Crock-Pot BBQ Grape Jelly Meatballs


Hello my lovelies, and a very Happy Saturday to you! πŸ’•πŸ˜Š
I hope you are all doing well and having a wonderful weekend so far! Today I am sharing another slow cooker recipe for a dish that I made for dinner this past week...


CrockPot BBQ Grape Jelly Meatballs

This dish contains only 3 ingredients, is super easy to make, and tastes absolutely delicious!
It's perfect not only for parties or get-togethers, but also as the main course for dinner by making meatball subs. It's a family favorite in the All Things Simplified household, and I have no doubt it will become a fast family favorite in yours, as well. (If it isn't already.) 😊

Ingredients:

18 oz. BBQ Sauce

Directions:

Place all ingredients together in the Crock-Pot,
and heat on high for about 2 hours, or until warmed through. Stirring occasionally.
That's it...super easy to make, and oh so delicious!

My family loves to eat them as is, or put several of them on a sub roll or hot dog bun to make a meatball sub. Either way, they are always a big hit for mealtime at our house. πŸ’•
Let me know what you think if you decide to give them a try! 😊

Friday, August 16, 2019

Take Me to the Center of the Universe


Happy Friday! How about a little bit of a 'Flashback' to get this weekend party started? Let's do it! 😁
This time we're flashing back to the summer of 2015, and a Road Trip to Wallace, Idaho. πŸš™πŸŒ²



That summer my parents (who were visiting from Florida) and I took a road trip over to
Wallace, Idaho, a quaint little town which also happens to be where "The Center of the Universe" is, or so they claim. (The mayor of Wallace officially proclaimed it so in 2004 after finding that the EPA followed logic along the lines of “if something can’t be disproven, it must be true”…)



A little more about Wallace (taken from their Facebook Page)..."Wallace is a historic city in the Panhandle region of the U.S. state of Idaho and the county seat of Shoshone County in the Silver Valley mining district. Wallace sits alongside the South Fork Coeur d'Alene River (and Interstate 90) and the town's population was 784 at the 2010 census.



Wallace is the principal town of the Coeur d'Alene silver-mining district, which produced more silver than any other mining district in the United States. Burke-Canyon Road runs through historic mining communities – many of them now deserted – north and eastward toward the Montana state line. East of Wallace, the Route of the Hiawatha (rails-to-trails) and the Lookout Pass ski area are popular with locals and tourists.

The elevation is 2,728 feet (831 m) above sea level."

The drive over to Wallace from my home in Montana, is absolutely breathtaking, and is one that my family always enjoys everytime we make the trip to Shriners Hospital for Children in Spokane, for my son's clinic visits. The road we travel follows the Clark Fork River winding through the majestic mountains from Montana into Idaho...


If you ever get the chance to travel that way, you really should, as it is an utterly enjoyable, and completely unforgettable drive.

While in Wallace, we browsed the local shops, and ate lunch at 1313 Club Historic Saloon & Grill, where the food was fabulous, and the prices reasonable. The local shop owners are incredibly friendly, and offer goods ranging from vintage and antique items, to silver handcrafted jewelry, to snow sleds and antlers. There is definitely something for everyone.



After lunch we looked around the town a little more, and then we decided that we would each have our photos taken at "The Center of the Universe" before hitting the road again on our further travels. Here is yours truly...


The Details.

*Rachel Pally Long Sleeveless Caftan. I have two printed versions of this dress, and they are my favorites (I'm wearing the confetti print in the Idaho pic above). In fact, I've worn them repeatedly over the past several years. Granted the line can be a bit spendy, but the fabric, design, and quality are excellent. Plus if you get them on supersale like I did, it makes the CPW even more worth it. Printed versions of the dress here, here, and here
*Banana Republic Shrug - Similar here and here
*Mossimo Supply Co. Lavinia Gladiator Sandals - Similar

In conclusion, I will say that if you ever visit Idaho, or happen to live in the area, you should definitely put Wallace on your list of places to visit.
Don't forget to have your picture taken at 'The Center of the Universe.' πŸ˜ŠπŸ’•

Thursday, August 15, 2019

Love This...

From the archives. I originally posted this photo back in March 2011...
still love the look just as much today as I did back then.
Effortless. Classic. Casually Chic.

Shop the Look...

The Sky's the Limit:
*Similar scarf here and here

On a Budget:
*Similar scarf here and here
*Bag in white

This was my recreation of the look back in 2011...


The Details.

J.Crew Chino Cooper Jacket from 2008 - Similar
Zara Retro-stripe Tee in Red/Navy combo - Similar in red/white/navy
L.L. Bean Sailor Girl Print Scarf - Similar
Madewell Vintage Low Flares - Similar
Anthropologie Crystal Urchin's Shell earrings purchased in 2009.
I still wear these to this day, and if Anthro offered them again, I would happily pick up another pair.
Isaac Mizrahi Live!™ Perfect Crystal Bold Stretch Bracelet. - Similar
Red Croco Embossed Strap Watch - Similar
ChloΓ© Paddington Leather Satchel in Red. Similar in Red