Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Bruschetta With Avocado

Hey ladies!  I've been on a cooking kick lately and would love to share some of my recipes.  I used to get so overwhelmed with cooking but I am really starting to enjoy it.

I made this bruschetta last night as an appetizer before dinner and it was delicious.  My husband loved it!  Aviana doesn't like tomatoes so she scraped them off and only ate the avocado.  Haha.  She loves avocado!  For dinner I made quinoa pasta with ground turkey and tomato sauce.  This was a super easy dinner to prepare, and the bruschetta only took about 10 minutes to make.

1 Baguette (petite loaf), Thinly Sliced (about 1/2 inch)
1 Large Avocado
1 Small Lime
Sea Salt and Ground Pepper, To Taste
Garlic, Minced
2 Large Roma Tomatoes, Diced
4 Tablespoons Olive Oil
2 Tablespoons Balsamic Vinegar
Basil, Chopped


Preheat oven on the broiler setting.
Lightly grease baking tray with olive oil.
 Place baguette slices on baking sheet and drizzle with olive oil.
Place into oven and broil for 2-3 minutes, until golden brown.
In a small bowl, smash avocado, add lime juice, sea salt and pepper.
In a medium bowl, combine diced tomatoes, olive oil, balsamic vinegar, minced garlic and sea salt.
Spread avocado onto each slice and top with tomato mixture.
Garnish with basil and enjoy!

Talk about a quick, easy and yummy appetizer!

If you make this, please post a picture on Instagram and tag me (@marssaunders).  I loved seeing all your Cheesecake Cupcake pics!

Inspired by this recipe.


Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Kiawah Island

If you follow me on Instagram, you know that I recently took a trip to Kiawah Island with the family.  The weather was gloomy throughout our stay but it didn't really bother us much.  We stayed at a beautiful resort called The Sanctuary and it was incredible.  I highly recommend this resort to those with kiddos.  The staff is friendly and accommodating to children, which is always a plus!
We fly quite often and Aviana usually behaves well.  Not on this flight though!  She was a little monster!  I tried my best to calm her down, attempting to bribe her with snacks and toys, but nothing seemed to work!  :/
The strawberry margaritas were delish!
Swimsuit: Robin Piccone (on sale!) | Hat: Tory Burch | Sunnies: Tory Burch
Top: Topshop | Shorts: Topshop | Sunnies: Ray-Ban
Hope you all enjoyed my video and pics!  Kiawah Island is now one of our favorite little getaway spots.  We had such an amazing time and I hope to make a trip back next year!


Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Fall Wish List

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This is usually the time of year when I start to get the fall fashion itch.  Even though it is hot out, dreams of boots, sweaters, coats, and rich deep colors start to swirl in my head.  I will be spending two weeks in Colorado next month, so I am currently on the hunt for fall wardrobe basics that are versatile and can easily be mix and matched.  These are a few things I have my eye on.  

What are some of your fall wardrobe staples?  

Anyone else ready for a pumpkin spice latte?  Seriously, my mouth is watering just thinking about it!

Hope you ladies are having a wonderful week so far!

xo, Mars

Sunday, August 10, 2014

Tres Chic Mama

Top: Oh Baby Chic c/o | Jeans: J.Crew | Handbag: Clare Vivier | Shoes: Steve Madden | Watch: Michele | Rings: Henri Bendel, Sam Moon c/o | Nails: Clam Bake by Essie | Lips: Twig by MAC

Hello and Happy Sunday!  Hope you ladies are having a wonderful weekend so far.  I know I am!  On Friday my husband and I ran errands all day and made dinner together while Avi took a nap.  We made a delicious kale salad (will post recipe soon) and veggie pizza boats.  On Saturday I woke up early, cleaned house, and rearranged the decor in my home.  That evening my parents came over to watch the Texans preseason game and we sipped on mango margaritas all night. So yummy!

Today I wanted to share an outfit with you that I wore a couple of weeks ago (I am so behind on posts!).  Oh Baby Chic sent me this tee to style and I absolutely love it.  It is soft, comfy, and so stylish! I kept my outfit simple and paired the tee with my favorite jeans and these killer black sandals.  And when I say killer I literally mean it.  These suckers killed my feet!  Don't buy them!

Monday, July 28, 2014

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale

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Hey ladies!  Today I wanted to share some of my favorite items from the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale.  I had early access and was one of those crazy people who stayed up until midnight just to shop.  This is seriously the greatest sale of the summer and the perfect time to get a few items for Fall before the prices go up on August 4th.  My favorite purchase from the sale would have to be these sneakers that I scored for $56.90 (reg $85.00).  I'm considering ordering them in another color because I find them to be quite comfy and the perfect "mom" shoe.  I also bought Aviana a pair of pink sneakers, this adorable sweater, and some really cute grey Ugg boots.  

Did you purchase anything from the sale?  I would love to know what you bought!

Hope you all had a great weekend!

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