Living free because Jesus Christ chose me. Wife to Anthony, mom to Samuel. Love reading, blogging, crafting & cooking! Sac State MA alumni, passionate about life.


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Mint Julep - Lower East Side, NYC

When we were in New York City, I stumbled across the cutest clothing boutique while we waited for our breakfast at the Pink Pony. Both of these places were on Ludlow Street located in the Lower East Side, Manhattan.

Along this street, Anthony also found Ludlow Guitars. Ludlow is also home to Caffe Vita & Via Tribunali. One street, six different amazing places. Something like this would only happen in New York City!

The Mint Julep caught my attention with it's mint green sign and display window. I'm not really a shopper, but I do like looking at nice things. So, I popped in and met Haley. She was friendly and helpful, something I truly appreciated. 

The Mint Julep has three locations, this one in NYC and two in Massachusetts. This store has been on Ludlow Street for about 4 years and had quite the inventory of designer clothes.

Much to my surprise, Haley informed me that the clothes were primarily from designers found guessed it, California!

In addition to all of the clothes, they also had lots of purses and accessories. I vividly remember an adorable scarf with elephants on it that I would have purchased, had I not found a pretty blouse instead!

The counter has lots of accessories! You can imagine it was hard for me to only buy one thing while I was inside. 

I loved how the store wasn't too crowded, but at the same time had a large selection of items to explore. The best part for someone like me who doesn't live in New York City though, is the Mint Julep's online store!

Thanks again Haley for your wonderful customer service and beautiful smile!

*This is not a sponsored post, although it might sound like one! I just really loved this store.

P.S. Don't forget to enter the Happy Kat Purse Giveaway!


Weekly Roundup

Hello Friends, 

It's been a while since I've done a weekly roundup, so I thought today would be a perfect day to do so. Here are a few posts that I've enjoyed recently. Click on over to the posts, you'll be glad you did!

  • Anthony has been blogging about our trip to New York City. He posted 3 different coffee shops we went to and enjoyed. The first shop Blue Bottle Coffee is here on the West Coast, specifically San Francisco. The second post is about Stumptown Coffee, who are in Portland, OR. And the third, Caffe Vita was our favorite find. And guess what? They have stores on the West Coast too! I think it's really funny that all of the coffee shops we loved in NYC were West Coast based. 
  • Rebecca wrote an article about "Helping a Friend Through Pregnancy Loss or Grief" and I cannot express how much I appreciate this post. When a dear, dear friend of mine had a miscarriage two years ago, I did not know what to say. So I did what I thought was best. Nothing. Looking back, I know this was not the best idea. I've always been afraid to say something dumb or insensitive, however Rebecca's thoughts have given me a few tools to use in the future (sadly, if that happens again to someone).
  • Alicia shared a recipe for Morning Glory Muffins that sounds super healthy and delicious. I can't wait to try them! A side note: each week she hosts Try New Adventures Thursday and it's a way for her to be more interesting and help others along the way. 
  • Ashlee is a local Sacramentan. Recently, I was flipping through a magazine and saw a two page spread highlighting her maternity fashion. Very cute! She wrote about Comparison and how she's planning to take 24 hours a week to unplug. Yikes. I wonder if I could even do this? She challenged her readers to do the same. 

What have you been reading lately? I am in need of some crafty ideas, do you have any suggestions?