Summer Reading Faves & Your Picks + Curry Coconut Chicken Recipe + Comfy Tops I’m Loving


I’m still in the process of finishing these summer reads, but I wanted to share more good books that y’all recommended, as many of you asked for more suggestions…

The Beach House by Mary Alice Monroe

The Rumor by Elin Hildebrand

The Perfect Couple by Elin Hildebrand

Can You Keep a Secret? by Sophie Kinsella

The House on Tradd Street by Karen White

How to Walk Away by Katherine Center

All We Ever Wanted by Emily Giffin

The Last Time I Lied by Riley Sager

The Book of Essie by Meghan Maclean Weir

Crazy Rich Asians by Kevin Kwan

The Last Mrs. Parrish by Liv Constantine

Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng

Pachinko by Min Jin Lee

Bear Town by Fredrik Backman

The High Tide Club by Mary Kay Andrews

Behind Closed Doors by BA Paris

The Twelve-Mile Straight by Eleanor Henderson

The Twelve Lives of Samuel Hawley by Hannah Tinti

Summer Wives by Beatriz Williams

Sharp Objects by Gillian Flynn

Thanks so much for all of your suggestions!  It makes me want to hole up somewhere with a cozy blanket and read all of these!

The kids are still having a great time at tennis camp.  And even more so now that they have comfy shoes that fit their feet.

Pink // Silver // Grey // Navy

After posting to Instastories that Lanier and I were thinking of starting Yellowstone, a new series starring Kevin Costner, the outpouring of accolades convinced us to try it.  We’re only halfway through the first episode, but so far we’re loving it.  I mean anything with Kevin Costner and I’m golden!  And can we talk about the scenery?  Simply breathtaking.  Reminds me so much of John Ford.

Lanier created this dish a few weeks ago and I promised y’all I’d share the recipe.  He finally took some time to write it out, as he usually just “wings” it.  But as his dishes always are, it was delicious!  When we were first married, he used to concoct all kinds of yummy dinners for us, but work and life in general have put that on pause.  But every now and then, he whips up something and every time, it’s mouth-watering good.  I envy his ability to put something together so quickly…and so tasty.  I’ll be the first one to admit I’m not the handiest person in the kitchen, but I do make a mean pot of Kraft Mac & Cheese and my Stouffer’s Lasagna is delish!

Lanier’s Curry Coconut Chicken Noodles


1 can unsweetened coconut milk
2T coconut oil
1 can diced tomatoes
4 zucchini (small/medium)
2 hot peppers (jalapeño/red hot chili/Serrano) – chopped
1 large bell pepper – sliced
1 medium white onion – diced
2 cloves garlic – chopped
3T sea salt
1/2t black pepper
1 2/3 T curry powder (yellow)
1 2/3 t turmeric powder
1 2/3 lb boneless/skinless chicken thighs – cut in chunks
Basil Leaves (garnish)


Heat coconut oil in deep walled pot/pan. Medium high.
Add chicken. Cook for 3 minutes.
Add onion and peppers – cook 7 minutes.
Add salt pepper, curry, turmeric, coconut milk, garlic, and tomatoes.
Bring to a boil.
Reduce heat and simmer for 5 minutes.

Add to spiralized zucchini and enjoy!

He uses this device to spiralize the zucchini.  On sale for $19.99 and works like a charm!

Savoring these summer nights.  Racing down the driveway!  Cherish how well they still play together.

For those asking about our beloved Boozer the Boston, he’s still kickin’!  Hard to believe he’ll be 12 in just a few months.

At night, I love a comfy, long-sleeve shirt to toss-on.  As soon as I tried this one on, I was sold (also available here).  Love the stripes and the fact that it’s a little longer.  I have a feeling I’ll be grabbing this one over and over.

My Sailboat Top is now 40% off and currently available in all sizes!

Oh, and I just got this top yesterday and love it so much!  A great quality, not see-through and will go with so much.  I’ll share a pic of how I style it soon.  Currently 40% off and available in all sizes, making it only $18!  Can’t beat that!

Happy Thursday!