Summer Things

Cinnamon Mini Donuts reed diffuser from Target

1. I am in love with this Cinnamon Mini Donuts reed diffuser from Target! Such a yummy scent! It makes me happy every time I walk by it. I just want to stop and take a deep breath. The last time I was in Target I had to get the candle too!

Lollia Wish

2. Fun new summer scent! I came across this unique fragrance from Lollia Wish last month when I was in Austin. It was hot and sticky, and we’d just walked two miles in 90+ degree weather in downtown Austin. I put this on and instantly felt refreshed and about a thousand times better.¬†Love the mix of sugarcane and vanilla bean. I picked it up from Anthropologie as soon as I got home!

Chevron Necklace

3. On Sunday afternoon before heading back home from Austin, Erin and I did some shopping in the Second Street District. It’s full of unique art, shopping, and restaurants. I love boutique shopping! Especially on vacation. :) I couldn’t resist this beautiful, delicate chevron necklace from Mercury Design Studio.

Fun for summer!

They also had these dainty pink earrings. I love buying earrings as souvenirs. Whenever I wear them, I always remember the city and good vacation memories. :)

Fun for summer!

Well, of course I had to get them in teal, too. :)

Old Navy Earrings

4. So, Old Navy has jewelry now! How fun are these swirly neon pink and gold earrings??

Old Navy Earrings

These shimmery hot pink and coral earrings from Old Navy are the perfect color. Okay. I might be obsessed with earrings.

Colorful Mustache Scarf

5.¬†Dying over this colorful mustache scarf!!! I originally saw it on Bakingdom’s Instagram, and I knew immediately I had to have it. I went on a Google hunt and tracked it down at the cutest little online store, The Pickleville Playhouse. They are full of fun mustache goodies, lol! :) Less than three days later it was in my mailbox. It’s so light and comfy — the perfect summer scarf. I’ve worn it twice already. :)

Colorful Mustache Scarf and Mustache Earrings

Come to find out, the sweet owner is actually a reader of Kevin & Amanda, and she wrote me the sweetest card and included it with my scarf. It was the nicest surprise!! She also sent along some fun mustache goodies like these earrings!! How cute are these tiny mustache earrings??! :) Thank you Erin!! xoxo

6. If you are wondering about any of the lenses or camera settings I used, you can always click on any photo to see the camera, lens, and settings used to take that photo.

7. To my USA readers, have a happy Fourth of July!!!!!!! What are you doing for the holiday? What are you making?? :) If you still need ideas, you can’t go wrong with this recipe for perfect pulled pork. It’s always the star of the show!

8. And don’t forget about these Fourth of July Strawberry Shortcake Doughnut Muffins. :) I need to make these again. I am still dreaming about them!!

Have a wonderful week, friends! Talk soon!

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Averie @ Averie Cooks July 3, 2013 at 4:41 am

That Cinnamon Mini Donut stuff…whoa, I would never leave the room. I’d just keep sniffing it :) And from Target no less- love that!

And that scent from Anthro – they have the best scents, don’t they!

You are glowing in that pic, too! So pretty :)


Alanna @Toronto Mama July 3, 2013 at 6:33 am

Those doughnut muffins look incredible! I made some too a few weeks ago. They were cinnamon and brown butter. Soooo delish. Thanks for sharing!


Anele @ Success Along the Weigh July 3, 2013 at 6:47 am

I must have taken for granted our Old Navy’s have carried jewelry for a few years. Their stuff is cute isn’t it!? Reasonably priced too which is always a big plus! I love the swirly ones, takes me back to high school (though mine were always a little bigger, I have the yanked ear holes to vouch.) That was really nice of the store owner to send you some extra stuff with your purchase. The perks of being…well, you! :-)

I hope you have a great holiday and do something fun in that gorgeous backyard of yours! Always so jealous of those beautiful sunset pics you post. Soak it in, girl!


Amanda July 3, 2013 at 4:09 pm

Thank you Anele!! I swear it is new here, or maybe I am just losing my mind??! Lol!! :) Have a happy Fourth!! :) xoxo

Cookbook Queen July 3, 2013 at 7:01 am

I am obsessed with ALLLLL these things now. The mustache scarf?? What??? Too CUTE!!!


shelly (cookies and cups) July 3, 2013 at 7:09 am

I need to buy that perfume in a major way!!


Maria July 3, 2013 at 7:10 am

That scarf is AMAZING! By the way have you lost weight? You look lovely xx


lorip July 3, 2013 at 7:30 am

I am making a Cookie Monster cake & cupcakes, browned butter banana cookies & cotton candy cookies for my grandson’s FIRST birthday party. I am making your doughnut muffins for breakfast one day & now maybe the pulled pork…. It’s going to be a FUN weekend!!


Rachel @ Baked by Rachel July 3, 2013 at 7:56 am

You’re bad for my wallet ;)


Emily @ LaForce Be With You July 3, 2013 at 7:59 am

I am also completely obsessed with earrings… especially big or statement earrings!


jaime @ laviejaime July 3, 2013 at 8:28 am

that scarf is so adorable!


Bev @ Bev Cooks July 3, 2013 at 8:50 am

You look just stunning, Amanda! xo!


Emily {Pink Tiger in the Kitchen} July 3, 2013 at 9:02 am

I try so hard to avoid the candle / home scent aisle of Target because I will spend all the money. But now I’m going to have to make a trip down that aisle for that room diffuser! Same goes for that Anthro scent!!


Angela Jessyana July 3, 2013 at 9:53 am

All the photos are great! I love the necklace and earrings, especially the tiny mustache earrings :D And the doughnut muffin looks sooo yummy!


[email protected] July 3, 2013 at 9:53 am

What a gorgeous photo of you! That scarf and those earrings are too cute!


TidyMom July 3, 2013 at 10:56 am

I love these posts Amanda!!…….I’m SO looking for that reed diffuser!
and I’m in LOVE with the scarf…..but here’s my thing, I think scarves look SO cute with summer outfits, but I’m always afraid they will make me so hot – so I never wear them in the summer, even though I have lots of light weight ones. – LOVE that white top you have on too!.


Susan July 3, 2013 at 11:05 am

I love the scarf!! The colors are wonderful and how great that you were able to track down where your friend got hers! Yes, our Old Navy has sold jewelry for several years and the deals are great on it, also. I’ll have to take a sniff of the candle when I go to Target because I’m all about candles in my home!! Have a safe 4th of July.


Meg July 3, 2013 at 11:39 am

LOVING this scarf! The colors are fantastic.


Sommer @ ASpicyPerspective July 3, 2013 at 12:16 pm

Love this list! Thanks for sharing!


Angie Fisher July 3, 2013 at 2:03 pm

Your strawberry shortcake doughnut muffins are on my menu for tomorrow. Can’t wait to try them!!! Happy 4th!!


Jenn July 3, 2013 at 3:56 pm

Love your earring picks. I may have a slight earring addiction though I haven’t yet gotten a professional diagnosis.


Casey July 3, 2013 at 4:06 pm

What an adorable pic of you! Is there any way we can buy the earrings that you got in Texas? I looked at the shop online and it doesn’t look like you can order from there (I am already obsessed with those earrings. Haha.)


Amanda July 3, 2013 at 4:08 pm

Thank you Casey! I would definitely call or email them and ask! They had a bunch and they seemed very friendly. :)

Angie July 3, 2013 at 4:25 pm

I love all these cute goodies! Especially the earrings. Rockin roller coaster destroyed my favorite gold hoops at Disney :(


Amanda July 3, 2013 at 4:27 pm

Oh no!!! I hate losing a favorite pair of earrings. :( I was afraid I was going to lose mine on Space Mountain! I held on to them for dear life, lol! :)

Jenny Flake July 3, 2013 at 4:30 pm

Such a fun post!!! Cutest scarf ever and love that picture of you!! Can’t wait to see you in a few weeks :) xoxo


Maria July 3, 2013 at 7:14 pm

Fun post! Love those earrings! Happy 4th! Enjoy the pool! xoxo


Lori @ RecipeGirl July 3, 2013 at 8:35 pm

Just stopping by to say that’s an absolutely GORGEOUS photo of you!!! :)


Amanda July 3, 2013 at 8:37 pm

Thank you, Lori!! xoxo

Nessa July 4, 2013 at 2:28 pm

I love all of the things you showed! Need ‘em ;)


Jaime July 4, 2013 at 4:47 pm

I just have to ask (and maybe I am behind the times…) but why is it called a moustache scarf? Are the images moustaches and I just can’t tell? :) I can’t believe with all of your traveling and baking that you are as tiny as you are! You look fabulous!! What IS the secret??


Amanda July 5, 2013 at 12:27 pm

The images are little colorful mustaches! :)

Kiran @ July 4, 2013 at 4:56 pm

Those earrings and mustache scarf are so cute!! Happy 4th, Amanda :)


Jo July 4, 2013 at 7:15 pm

Care to share where you got the ruffle top? I love the scarf but I really love ruffles.


Chels R. July 5, 2013 at 4:50 pm

I love love love your ruffle top! Where did you get it?


Amanda July 10, 2013 at 3:40 pm

Thank you! It’s from Ann Taylor Loft :)

Erin @ Texanerin Baking July 14, 2013 at 11:52 am

What a nice picture of you! :) Thanks for linking to me (and in the other posts). And I’m happy you’re enjoying the earrings. Good call on going down that street!


Ashley July 18, 2013 at 2:06 am

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