Justin and I were finding that we wanted another place to sit that wasn’t on the couch so we moved our larger dining room table back into the original formal dining room. Honestly, I could happily live without that room and would rather it be more kitchen, but for now we are just going to use it for it’s original intention. That opened up the living area close to the kitchen, so I’m getting a few chairs to create a slightly more “formal” but still comfortable and easy sitting area for us. This is one finished corner, I’m simply waiting on the other chair and an ottoman to complete the space!
For lunch lately I’ve been making a southwest salad that is so crunchy and flavorful. I pick up two bagged salads from Trader Joes, a southwest one and a mixed greens one and blend them together in a bowl. I top it with some sliced avocado, grilled chicken, and a few tortilla chips. The Green Goddess salad dressing, from Trader Joe’s as well, is so good. The ingredients are written on the front, and I love how simple it is. I shared this recipe on my Instagram stories and a few people mentioned that they use that dressing as a marinade for chicken. I want to try that sometime as I’m sure it’s delicious!
And finally, the Nordstrom sale starts tomorrow!
Every year, especially since I started blogging, I would hear all about this Nordstrom sale. It wasn’t until a few years ago that I started to pay attention to it and two years ago I went with my friend Caroline to shop in store on the first day of the sale.
The reason why it’s such a big deal is because it’s new arrivals marked down, which almost never happens. So it’s a great time to look for fall or winter items to add to your wardrobe at great prices!
I’ll be sharing some of my picks on the blog + Insta, from beauty to clothing and shoes, and here are some important dates to keep in mind if you are wanting to shop the sale!
If you have a Nordstrom card, you can shop the sale before the general public between July 12-19th. On July 20th, the sale opens to the public so anyone can shop, no need for a card!
Listen, I don’t get any kickback for recommending the card, but if you are on the fence I’d say it’s worth having one because a lot of items sell out quickly.