I last shared our favorite children’s books here, and today I wanted to add a few more to our list! Charlotte is such a big fan of books, and sometimes she’ll even sit quietly and ‘read’ by herself which is so cute. We’ll read several books throughout the day, and then we always read her a book before bedtime too. Here are some of our recent favorites:
1. The Pout-Pout Fish: Charlotte loves the pout-pout fish and will ask to read this book! If you haven’t heard of this book before, it’s about a fish that falls in love in the end. She also has the version with the flaps too that keeps her busy for a while.
2. Sesame Street: Elmo’s ABC Lift-the-Flap: This is a big book with a lot of flaps that Charlotte will read with me on the couch. She’ll lift all of the flaps, and I’ll also ask her to point to different people and objects. Sesame Street is the only show that we watch with Charlotte, so she is obsessed with all of the different characters.
3. The Pigeon Wants a Puppy: I mentioned the Pigeon books last time, and we recently picked up this book which has such a funny ending!
4. Watch Me Throw the Ball!: We heard about this series when we went to story time at Quail Ridge Books, and they are written by the same author as the Pigeons books. It’s such a funny book too, and Charlotte is obsessed with balls which makes this one a winner. Just a side note, it is a little long so she won’t always sit through the whole story.
5. Chicka Chicka Boom Boom: This book is a classic, and I got it at my baby shower. It’s a cute little book all about the alphabet and we love how it rhymes!
6. Five Little Monkeys Jumping on the Bed: Charlotte loves this song, which means that automatically loves this book. This one is usually a go to whenever my sister visits.
What are your favorite children’s books?
While more people start gravitating towards bright colors in the Spring and the Summer, I find myself reaching for an all black outfit (last seen here). There’s something that I love about an all black outfit, especially when going out for drinks with friends! When I wear all black I do like to add in a pop of color with my accessories, so this time I wore these palm leaf earrings by Sugarfix x BaubleBar. They are so lightweight and less than $15 which is an added bonus! I also like to wear a top that has fun detailing, so lately I’ve been reaching for this pleated top from Banana Republic. What do you think about wearing all black?
Pleated top (similar) | Sugarfix x BaubleBar earrings | Old Navy jeggings | Rebecca Minkoff bag | Polka dot flats
Photos by GloryRoze Photography
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Here are the items that I’m currently craving this week! I’m loving all of these summer finds, and almost everything featured below is from Target (and under $35!). After writing this blog post I promptly ordered this beaded bag for the beach this weekend, this door mat to add summer vibes to our front porch, and also this basic gray tee that’s on sale for $5. Which is your favorite and what are you currently craving?
Beaded crossbody bag | Distressed denim shorts | Pearl barettes and hair pins
Striped door mat | Blush espadrilles | Gray v-neck tee
I’ve shared this dish on Instagram stories (@akeeleywhite) a few times already and I’ve gotten some questions, so I wanted to post the full recipe here today! I originally found this recipe here, but I make it a little differently and wanted to share more about that. It’s the perfect summer recipe, and it’s such an easy side dish to make on a weeknight. This is how you make a simple caprese asparagus:
1 bunch of asparagus
1 pint of grape tomatoes
Fresh mozzarella cheese (you can put as little or as much as you like)
Balsamic glaze (enough for a drizzle)
How to make it:
1. Preheat the oven to 450 degrees.
2. Trim the stalks on the asparagus and cut the grape tomatoes in half.
3. Place the asparagus and tomatoes on a cookie sheet with a little olive oil and bake for about 20 minutes.
4. Once the vegetables are done, plate them, top with fresh mozzarella cheese, and drizzle with a balsamic glaze.
If you try this recipe, let me know what you think!