Vintage Pop-Up Sale!

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I just wanted to pop in and let you know about a sale I have going on over at my closet sale shop, which also includes a variety of sizes of vintage from my friend Allie’s collection as well. Sizes and styles for everyone! We have more stuff to add, but I’d like to see some of what’s there go to happy homes before we offer up more of our beloved babies.

Check out all of these things and more over at the shop!vintage closet sale

MANDI’S MOST WANTED: Modern Classics

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Over the past couple of years (or, actually, since I first experienced motherhood), my every day fashion choices have become much simpler. These days I gravitate towards neutrals and classic looks that are rooted in vintage style, but feel fresh and quite at home with my modern lifestyle. My style icons have expanded beyond vintage film and magazines to chic women my age I’ve found on Instagram. I thought I’d share a few of them with you, as well as my favorite pieces I’ve been working on adding to my own wardrobe. Click the links below to shop!

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Who are your favorite Instagrammers to follow for fashion inspiration? I’d love to find new favorites, and hope these ladies below will give you some fresh inspiration as well!

Elora Joshi @eloraaaaaElora Joshi @eloraaaaa

Elora (@eloraaaaa) is my most recent Instagram fashion crush. She does minimalism so well! I love seeing how she mixes up just a few pieces to create new elegant outfits every day. Her feed inspires me to cut down my wardrobe to just several things I love to wear, all of which coordinate so well together. Plus— those orange pants from last year (Zara) caused my to stalk the internet until I finally found a pair in my size! I might have a problem. (BUT— ORANGE PANTS!) You can also find her eye for fashion put to use with the brand she co-created: Still. — a collection of ethically sourced minimalist pieces made in LA.

Haley Boyd @haleboydHaley Boyd @haleboyd

Haley (@haleboyd) is the creative director behind the classic minimalist shoe brand Marais USA. She excudes Grace Kelly charm with her wavy blond bob and her penchant for fifties-inspired separates. She does the off-the-shoulders-ruffle like no one I’ve ever seen, but mostly I’m inspired by the way she masterfully mixes a wardrobe of mostly neutral classics in a way that feels fresh and incredibly chic.

Haley Boyd @haleboyd

Courtney Halverson @prettylittlefawnCourtney Halverson @prettylittlefawn

I found Courtney (@prettylittlefawn) a couple of years ago, and didn’t think twice before immediately giving her a follow. What struck me first about Courtney was her unique beauty, but also her clear commitment to vintage-inspired denim looks. Her wardrobe is mostly neutral with lots of ’70s inspired high waisted jeans and logo tees. In addition to fashion blogging, Courtney is an up-and-coming actress, though her lifestyle and wardrobe feels completely accessible and inspires me to take adopt more casual vibe in my own sartorial choices.

Courtney Halverson @prettylittlefawn

Meals Made Easy with Terra’s Kitchen

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I remember ten years ago when the internet had already completely changed our ways of life. People were doing more and more shopping online (especially me!), and there was talk of one day people even doing their grocery shopping online. I thought, no way. But here I am, ten years later, not only ordering groceries online, but actually receiving prepped ingredients for fresh meals with recipes that I don’t have to hunt down (and read reviews for) myself. Healthy food delivery— I could get used to this modern life!

Recently I tried a meal delivery service for the first time, ordering three dinners from Terra’s Kitchen, along with some snacks, ready-made salads, and cold pressed juice. It was fun, we felt fancy, and we really liked the experience! Let me tell you more about it.

Terra's Kitchen Meal delivery service

The kids were thrilled when the Terra’s Kitchen box arrived at our door and there was FOOD inside that they could eat! Ha! (I was thrilled too.) The insulated box had shelves with each meal kit neatly stacked alongside ice packs to keep everything refrigerated until they were transferred to our own refrigerator. After we emptied the container, we switched out the shipping label and left it on our front door, where it was picked up the next day to be reused.

One thing I really enjoyed about the meals I selected was that while I had selected meals according to my fitness goals (high protein, low-fat, low-carbs), the organic meals Terra’s Kitchen had created have much more interesting flavors and variety than I would normally choose when left to my own devices. I tend to do a lot of plain grilled chicken, plain green beans, and plain sweet potatoes for meals. But I was able to get similar nutrients with much more exciting dishes with what I selected from Terra’s Kitchen, which was:

  • Chicken Schnitzel with Sweet and Sour Apple Cabbage
  • Grilled Chicken with Broccoli Salad
  • Thai Grilled Chicken Salad

Terra's Kitchen Meal delivery service

The first meal I made was the chicken schnitzel with sweet and sour apple cabbage, and from beginning to end, the meal came together in literally eleven minutes! This was a huge deal for me, because normally after church our family is scrambling to make something healthy and quick, because we’re all starved and the kids need naps.

I just rubbed the provided mayo onto the chicken tenders, dredged them in the panko crumbs, and placed them in the oven. During that time, I cooked the apples and cabbage on the stove and finished the combo off with the provided dressing and seasonings. I plated the apple cabage just as the chicken came out of the oven, and our family was seated at the table ready to eat. Eleven minutes. I love it.

Terra's Kitchen Meal delivery service

Terra's Kitchen Meal delivery service

We enjoyed all of the meals we tried, and I really loved not having to slice and portion out all of the ingredients before making the meals. I also loved cutting out the waste that often happens when buying an entire item when only a portion is needed for the recipe. For instance, I needed pepitas for the broccoli apple salad, but didn’t need to buy a whole package from the store, because the small portion I needed was provided. The same goes for coriander (a spice I’d never use often enough to justify buying and entire container of), diced red onion, red cabbage, and other ingredients that I usually never use all of when I purchase the whole piece in the produce section.

It was also so nice to be able to pull out fresh and delicious fruit for the kids to snack on, which had already been sliced and prepared for me. I get anxious about selecting a good watermelon at the store, and then find slicing and dicing it to be such a tedious and messy task. So, having prepped slices off the rind was such a treat for us!

Terra's Kitchen Meal delivery service

Over all, my favorite aspect of doing a food subscription through Terra’s Kitchen was the time it saved me. I saved time planning meals and grocery lists, time shopping for meal ingredients, and time prepping the meals before cooking them. It was also fun to try new recipes for fresh meals I might not have chosen if left to my own devices.

This is such a new and fun way to do family meals— I highly recommend Terra’s Kitchen after our experience. What do you think? Would you give a meal delivery service a try? 

Terra's Kitchen Meal delivery service

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Terra’s Kitchen. The opinions and text are all mine.

 

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