Wednesday, November 30, 2016

What's Hap-Pinning

So I usually try not to buy myself anything during Black Friday or Cyber Monday, but this year I couldn't help myself. I didn't go overboard (thankfully) and I told Rory there were a few things that I purchased but didn't ask for. Luckily, Rory bought himself some dress shoes on Cyber Monday, so all is even.

Remember how I returned a pair of pants to Loft last week since they didn't fit (the third pair that hasn't fit)? Well I took the money that I got back and bought these two shirts in exchange and I still have leftover money.
Loft Grey Dot shirt
Loft vintage Tee

And then I was browsing IG and I saw the prettiest jacket at J Crew, but they were sold out in the color and size that I wanted. Whomp whomp. But I looked around the site just in case I saw something else and of course I did. I bought myself a new dress jacket since mine is years old and is in desperate need of being replaced. Say hello to this beauty. Originally $228.
J Crew dress jacket

And that is all the shopping I will do for myself unless Pearl and Monroe brings back the reindeer sweater. Then I may have to break my promise. Maybe.

And onto other kitchen will be finished on Friday. That is music to my ears since I haven't had a working kitchen in about 6 to 7 weeks. I lost count.

So now that I will have a brand new kitchen, I want to try some new recipes. I have been saving some the last few weeks, but I want to hear about your favorite recipes as of late. So send them my way. 

So far, I am dying to make a homemade chicken potpie. And one that only has the crust on top. I have had my fair share of potpies and the crust that is on the bottom always is soggy. This one looks perfect except the crust on the bottom.
Chicken pot pie

I love winter squashes and this Creamy Butternut Squash Alfredo came up on my Pinterest feed and I am dying to make it.
Creamy Butternut Squash Alfredo

And one for my cast iron/new oven. I love roasted chicken and my husband has been begging me to make this. It sounds really good. I have never had harissa before, but everyone raves about it.
Roasted Chicken with Harissa and Chickpeas

As I said, if you have any recipes to share, please do. 

I am linking up with Jenn.


  1. OMG those recipes look amazing. I want to try to butternut squash one and chicken pot pie. Yum!!!

  2. I got that polka dot shirt in the maternity version during the sale this past week. Can't wait for it to arrive!

  3. That dress coat is gorgeous!! I love homemade pot pie but have never had the bottom turn out soggy, that stinks! I need to make that creamy butternut squash alfredo, pinning now!

  4. Love that coat you picked out! They have one I love, but it's sadly sold out!! That last dish looks delicious. Chickpeas are so good!

  5. Yay for your kitchen being done this week!!! I can only imagine how excited you are and just in time for the holidays! All of those recipes look delicious! I may have to try the pot pie.

  6. I had a pot pie from wegmans last night and oh my goodness it was so dang good!! Love that jacket!

  7. YAHOOOO ... finish line for that kitchen!!!!
    I need a new coat so badly for the winter. Mine is so lightweight.

  8. That butternut squash dish sounds delicious! Yay for the kitchen being almost done!

  9. YAY for your kitchen almost being finished, such a huge relief I'm sure! And that jacket - LOVE! So glad you found a similar item for such a great deal <3
    Green Fashionista

  10. That jacket is beautiful! Oh my goodness, it's so classy.

  11. those recipes look SO yummy! definitely going to have to give those a try!

  12. Mmm that chicken pot pie recipe sounds delicious - I'd love to make it homemade too. That coat is gorgeous!

  13. I can't wait to see your kitchen reveal! That alfredo recipe looks delish! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

  14. Glad you found some goodies for yourself on Cyber Monday. You can't beat a great deal. You just can't! And, butternut squash is my fall/winter jam!

  15. I love that first top! I'll have to see about getting that one! Also, that alfredo looks amazing! Thanks so much for posting that! :)

    1. Thank you! It really is beautiful and I can't wait to receive it.

  16. I have that last recipe pinned to make too, bought the harissa and everything and still haven't made it, maybe next week! That jacket is gorgeous! Cannot wait to see the finished kitchen, so exciting!