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Fashion: “Greenery and Ruffles”

Posted on February 21st, by Melanie

Pantone declared “greenery” the color of 2017, and I couldn’t be more happy about it. I love green. Remember my green master bedroom??? Yes, that’s how much I love the color! Especially a really good kelly green.

photos by Ruthie Stark Photography 

This fun top by Endless Rose from Halls has everything you could want in a spring top; the must have color of the season, pleats and subtle ruffles and of course the cold shoulder. At only $75, this top is a no brainer!

top by Endless Rose from Halls call 816.274.3457 to purchase

Shoes: Steven, Bag: Clare V. Jeans: Levis, Necklace: Kendra Scott (old but similar here), Earrings: M2 Designs old but similar here Continue Reading

Scout Fit: Two Healthy Chicken Recipes your kids will love!

Posted on February 21st, by Melanie

I feel like Chicken is a weekly staple in our household. It is typically what I make on Monday’s because my husband is at the studio that night and it’s typically an easy recipe. I tried two new chicken recipes in the last two weeks and my kids gobbled it up!

Wellness for the Win is actually a Kansas City blogger that my husband told me about. I was scrolling through her site today and she has a ton of good recipes. I am adding her site to search on a weekly basis. Tonight I did her baked honey garlic chicken nuggets. They have an asian feel to them, and they were delicious. We did GF breadcrumbs which weren’t as great as normal breadcrumbs, but everyone still ate them so I consider that a win.

I paired it with some rice and stir fry veggies on the side. I did frozen veggies which I regret; I will definitely do fresh next time.… Continue Reading

Scout Style: Cropped Flares

Posted on February 15th, by Melanie

Cropped Flares are here to stay; at least for this season! I got this high waisted pair at J.Crew at the end of winter. I wasn’t sure how I felt at first, but I am really loving it. I think it’s nice to see a new denim style and a way to update our denim wardrobe.

I prefer a style that hits right above the ankle with a slight flare. I think it’s great for Spring with a flat sandal or dressed up with a strappier heel.

For a transitional look I paired it with my favorite Mer-Sea Travel Wrap! Love their new style that has pockets! This also makes a GREAT gift if you are looking for Mother’s Day or graduation ideas.

Jeans: J.Crew, Wrap: Mer-Sea, Bag: Chloe, Sunglasses: Barton-Perreira “airman”, Shoes: Old but similar here, Earrings by EB Leatherworks 

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Scout Travels: Malibu/Palisades/Santa Monica

Posted on February 15th, by Melanie

It is back to reality after an amazing weekend with my childhood and High School friends in California. One of the girls lives out there, and at our 20 year reunion we talked about taking a trip to visit her. What started as a text string with 4 of us at the end of December, ended up in a trip planned for all of us to go to California in early February to celebrate all of us turning 40. I love when things like that sort of fall in place at the last minute.

We all grew up in Apple Valley, Minnesota. The 5 of us were not all super close in high school, but I have a different connection with each of them. Over the past 10 years; with social media and 2 reunions we had all re-connected. It is fun knowing some of these girls since I was 6, and seeing everyone grow up, develop their careers, get married and have kids.… Continue Reading

Shopping Scout: So Sweet

Posted on February 9th, by Melanie
Valentine’s Day or not…loving every single one of these items! I would take these over flowers or chocolates any day of the week!
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