madewell sale

I hope you all have had a great start to your week!  I wanted to share with you all some of my favorite finds this spring at Madewell that are now on sale with 30% off (with code THISCLOSE).

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Harbor Lace-Up Shift Dress

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Fringed Afternoon Dress

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Skyline Skirt in Cabana Jacquard

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Silk Petalplay Romper

I may already own 3/4 of these items–and have been loving them but of course am kicking myself now that I see them so marked down!  I am hoping to not go too crazy with the Memorial Day Sales this week and weekend.  This Madewell sale is highly likely to draw me in though.  I am just a sucker for their comfy shift dresses this season, the cute rompers, casual tops, and skirts–okay, I love everything they have right now!

I also thought I’d share with you some of the other notable sales going on today:
Kate Spade 75% off sale–Eyeing this and this

JCrew–Extra 30% off Sale–These are in my shopping cart

JCrew Factory–50% off–If I make it through the week without purchasing this it will be a miracle

Old Navy–All T’s, tanks, shorts, swim are 50% off–also tons of other great clearance, including this dress

Gap–Extra 25% off with code EXTRA–Loving this dress

Lou and Grey–lots of great styles added to Sale with many of them Extra 40% off–I am contemplating this chambray shirt

As many of you already know, I have a huge online shopping addiction.  The first step is admitting you have a problem, right?? I hope you guys enjoy perusing the sales from your computer as much as I do!  If you see any great deals I have left out of this run-down, comment below!

Have a great day!

J

 

40 garlic clove chicken

I hope you guys had a great weekend!  Mine was filled with complete relaxation, movie watching, and some great outdoor time!  I am looking forward to another excellent week–that hopefully jets by as quickly as the weekend did.

I made the most delicious dinner in my new Le Creuset Dutch Oven and I just had to share this yummy recipe find with you all.  I originally found the recipe on Williams-Sonoma, but I have altered a few of the ingredients per my taste buds and what was available in my pantry.

Ingredients:

  • 4 chicken quarters
  • Salt and freshly ground pepper, to taste
  • 3 Tbs. extra-virgin olive oil
  • 40 garlic cloves, peeled
  • 1 Tbs. minced fresh rosemary
  • 1/4 cup white wine
  • 3/4 cup chicken stock (I used water)
  • 3 Tbs. unsalted butter, at room
    temperature, cut into pieces

Preheat an oven to 400°F.

Season the chicken with salt and pepper. In a wide Dutch oven over medium-high heat, warm the olive oil. Working in batches, brown the chicken, 2 to 3 minutes per side. Transfer to a plate.

Transfer the chicken to a platter; leave the garlic in the pan. Cover the chicken loosely with aluminum foil.

Add the garlic to the pan and cook, stirring, for 1 minute. Remove the pan from the heat. Add the chicken and rosemary–stir to combine. Cover the pan, transfer to the oven and roast for 20 minutes. Continue roasting, uncovered, until the chicken is cooked through–about 30 minutes.

Set the pan over medium heat and mash the garlic with the back of a spoon.

Add the wine and cook for 3 minutes. Add the stock and cook, stirring occasionally, until slightly thickened, about 5 minutes. Whisk in the butter.  Season to taste with salt and pepper.  You can serve this drizzled over the chicken or serve it separately in a gravy boat.

I served my chicken with a simple green salad and a baked potato loaded with sour cream (not the healthiest, but very yummy!)

You could also serve this with mashed potatoes, rice, or just veggie sides.

I hope you guys give this a try!  It was very tasty and easy to make!

J

what’s on my nightstand

Today I am sharing what’s on my nightstand? This is my version of a “What’s in my bag?” post.

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I always love the “What’s in my bag?” posts and videos because they are so authentic and honestly it is so fun to see into the lives of other people. I know we all have that moment when we watch these and feel like “Oh my gosh, I am not the only one with 15 lip glosses, 7 pens and 4 different kinds of gum in my bag.” Or, as a dentist, I love seeing that I am not the only one with floss or a toothbrush in their purse. (ha, maybe I need to do a what’s in my bag post after all). Anyways, I thought it would be fun to share with y’all “What’s on my nightstand.” The contents are ever changing, but there are a few items that are always present and; I can promise you that every square inch is usually occupied (just keeping in real folks). Keep reading to see what is currently on my nightstand.

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details: furniture // lamp (Home Goods) // water bottle //  laptop // pink laptop cover // notepad (gift) // pen // teeth trinket tray (Cadeau Nashville) // tray (contents below)// glasses

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What is on my tray? It is the essentials! Flonase, Visine, Aquaphor and Aveeno hand cream. I really should add Benadryl and some tissues to this arsenal because, as I am sure you can tell, my allergies are at an all time high this time of year.

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Can you spot my little photo bomber?

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This water bottle is my favorite! It will keep your water cold all night long and it just so happens to hold an entire bottle of wine (make sure you buy the 25 oz if you want it to hold a bottle of wine) which makes it perfect for beach trips and bbqs and well, everything. It is a the cuter version of the Yeti, in my opinion, and I am already dying for a second one in the gold glitter (of course). I always keep water on my nightstand because it never fails, I end up getting up thirsty at some point in the night. So… those are the current contents of my nightstand. Let me know if you liked this type of post and would like to see similar ones.

xoxo -brittany

ban.do planner giveaway

Happy Wednesday, friends!

It seems like I am always switching out my planner these days–I am alternating between my phone, a Kate Spade Planner, and a weekly desk planner!  When I saw this planner, I knew it was time to change it up again!

The timing could not be better for a new planner with an August 2016 start date as we close on our new house in August!  It must be fate!  I love the gorgeous floral print on the planner and also how easily it fits into my purse so I can take it with me to work every day!

Planner // Candle

ban.do Planner

Swoozie’s has the best selection of the new ban.do planners!  With the school calendar starting in August, it is nice for students, teachers, moms, etc to be able to start their planning at the beginning of a new school year!  These were my favorites from the ban.do planner collection:

As Brittany mentioned last week, Swoozie’s is helping us host a ban.do Planner Giveaway!  Be sure and follow the rafflecopter below to enter!

Ban.do Planner Giveaway

The entry requirements are:

  1. follow jamieritchie on Instagram
  2. follow brittanyadamiak on Instagram
  3. follow soswoozies on Instagram
  4. comment below and let us know what your fave planner design is!

I hope you guys are having a great week!  Only a few more days to go until the weekend!

J