Entertaining

Sunday Mornings with Snowe

Sunday Mornings with Snowe Home | Rachael Adele Lifestyle Blog

Have I told you about my walk-in kitchen? It’s essentially the same size as a closet. Storage is tight and only allows for me to keep the essentials, exactly what is needed to get by and not a whole lot more. I’ve learned to keep my supply of kitchenware to a minimum, while still being beautiful and multi-purposeful – an approach I should transfer to my closet someday…

Sunday Mornings with Snowe Home | Rachael Adele Lifestyle Blog
Sunday Mornings with Snowe Home | Rachael Adele Lifestyle Blog
Sunday Mornings with Snowe Home | Rachael Adele Lifestyle Blog
Slowly over the past year or so, I’ve been replacing my IKEA products I bought for my first place with higher quality products that speak more to my current aesthetic. I stumbled upon Snowe’s Instagram a while back and feel in love with their marketing and imagery. As I looked further into their brand, I realized they had the whole package. Snowe’s founded on simplicity and thoughtful design, a business model I couldn’t get more behind! Their products are made to feel like high-end luxury, but with an affordable price tag.

Sunday Mornings with Snowe Home | Rachael Adele Lifestyle Blog
Sunday Mornings with Snowe Home | Rachael Adele Lifestyle Blog
Snowe’s platters and appetizer plates are great for nights when the girls are over sipping rosé and sharing apps, but they also happened to be perfect for serving these mini pancakes on a lazy Sunday morning. You all know that I’m all heart-eye emojis for brunch. I’m also weirdly specific about the feel of my dishware, and Snowe passes all of my OCD tests. The weight of the dishes are perfectly light yet durable and classic-looking.

Sunday Mornings with Snowe Home | Rachael Adele Lifestyle Blog
Sunday Mornings with Snowe Home | Rachael Adele Lifestyle Blog
Sunday Mornings with Snowe Home | Rachael Adele Lifestyle Blog
As a designer, I totally geek out about well-designed packaging and I was not disappointed when Snowe’s beautiful boxes with powder blue details showed up on my doorstep. If you’re looking for a thoughtful gift for an upcoming wedding, housewarming, or are just in the market for good-quality home goods and entertaining essentials, Snowe couldn’t be more a perfect choice!

Snowe so kindly gifted me product for this post. Thank you for supporting the brands that support this site!

Style

Father’s Day Gifting with JORD Watches

Father's Day Gifting and JORD Giveaway | Rachael Adele Lifestyle Blog

If your dad is anything like my own, he pulls the old ‘I don’t want anything’ card when holidays or birthday roll around. While I appreciate the sentiment in not needing your children to buy you things, I certainly find it hard to understand. There’s always something at J.Crew that I will want. Always. Maybe I’ll get it when I’m a parent?

Father's Day Gifting and JORD Giveaway | Rachael Adele Lifestyle Blog
Father's Day Gifting and JORD Giveaway | Rachael Adele Lifestyle Blog

English Factory Lace Blouse | Club Monaco Shorts | Leather Sandal | Wildfox Sunglasses | JORD Frankie Watch

The upside to my dad not giving me ideas for Father’s Day is that I can literally give him anything I want. I like to think I’m a thoughtful gifter. One of my favorite things to gift is an experience – a concert for a favorite band, a nice meal out, tickets to a soccer game for him and my mom both to enjoy.

What I most often end up doing is gifting a special item or accessory the person would never splurge on for themselves. I like shopping and I do it way more often than my dad, and way more often than my dad would like. But that means I’m the go-to in my family for opinions on most things style. I love finding accessories that are unique and beautiful, but also functional and something the gift receiver will wear often. JORD watches check every box on the list.

Father's Day Gifting and JORD Giveaway | Rachael Adele Lifestyle Blog
Father's Day Gifting and JORD Giveaway | Rachael Adele Lifestyle Blog
I first saw a JORD watch on my friend Kilee and was obsessed with the fact that it was made of wood. I recently got my own and can’t stop wearing it. It’s surprisingly lightweight and the gold face compliments my other gold jewelry and generally neutral style.

A watch is a classic choice for dad, but JORD really steps up the cool factor. My favorite picks for everyone’s favorite men in their lives are the Frankie and Fieldcrest Series.

Father's Day Gifting and JORD Giveaway | Rachael Adele Lifestyle Blog
Father's Day Gifting and JORD Giveaway | Rachael Adele Lifestyle Blog
JORD is giving away a $75 credit to one of you lucky ladies or gents. But they’re also giving everyone that enters $20 off the watch of your choice, for you to keep or gift to your pops on his special day.

The contest will close 6/15 at 11:59pm. A winner will randomly be selected and announced within the next few days after the contest is closed. Good luck!

Giveaway is closed.

While JORD did allow me to choose a watch of my choice, all opinions here are my own. Thank you for supporting the brands that I truly love and that make this blog possible!


Wooden Wristwatch

Recipes

Effortless Meals: Avocado Toast Two Ways

Effortless Meals: Avocado Toast | Rachael Adele Lifestyle Blog

My younger sister moved in with me for the summer and it’s the first time since college I’ve had a roommate. I’ve had to reassess the amount of stuff I own and that’s been a bit of an adjustment. As in all of my stuff has moved from the second bedroom into messy piles in my bedroom to make space for her stuff.

Other than that, having another person in the house to stay up late with watching New Girl reruns, who encourages me to keep everything I’ve ordered online, and to try new recipes with is a really nice change of pace. We’re having a lot of fun together (or at least I am).

Effortless Meals: Avocado Toast | Rachael Adele Lifestyle Blog
Making meals for myself, more often than not, is a quick task. I have a handful of simple ingredients that I use pretty regularly. Cooking new meals for two people really is the best – no leftovers (yep, that’s a plus in this house) and no ingredients going bad in the fridge waiting to be used again! I still have some simple go-to eats for when we’re not sharing meals and one of my favorites is avocado toast.

Effortless Meals: Avocado Toast | Rachael Adele Lifestyle Blog
Effortless Meals: Avocado Toast | Rachael Adele Lifestyle Blog
There are many people in my life who don’t understand or appreciate the avocado toast. It makes me like them a little less TBH (just kidding, mom). It’s one of my favorite breakfasts/lunches/dinners when I need something quick and filling. There are endless ways to doctor up your avo toast so lack of variety is not an issue. Below are two of the most common ways I like to make mine – one savory and one sweet!

Effortless Meals: Avocado Toast | Rachael Adele Lifestyle Blog

AVOCADO TOAST TWO WAYS

Savory Ingredients
1/4 of an avocado, smashed or sliced
1 piece of gluten free bread (I love Udi’s)
1-2 small radishes, thinly sliced
1 Tbsp feta cheese, crumbled
Sea salt and pepper to taste

Sweet Ingredients
1/4 of an avocado, smashed or sliced
1 piece of gluten free bread (I love Udi’s)
1 small nectarine
Organic honey, drizzled
Handful of walnut pieces
Sea salt to taste

Place your sliced avocado and other ingredients on top of your toasted bread and enjoy. Do you like avocado toast? What are your favorite ingredients to pile on top?

Shopping Style

The Best Memorial Day Sales

The Best Memorial Day Weekend Sales | Rachael Adele Lifestyle Blog

Hello, long weekend, we meet at last. Do you have any exciting plans? According to AAA, 30 million Americans will be traveling this weekend – making it the second highest record for the holiday. Mother nature’s been a real B this week, making it difficult to shed those midwestern stereotypes, so I really wouldn’t mind getting out and heading someplace new. But it’s shaping up to be a nicer weekend than I’d thought, so at home I will be!

As the unofficial beginning of summer, Memorial Day weekend really shows up with it’s sales, making it a great time to buy staples for the upcoming season. I love these sandals and am in need of a pair of shorts that will go with anything. I hope you have the best long weekend and find a few things you can’t live without!

You can shop the best sales this weekend below:

J CREW | 30% off your purchase with code WEEKEND (Now – 5/30)

STEVEN ALAN | Up to 30% off (Now – 5/30)

NORDSTROM | Up to 40% off (5/26 – 6/7)

SHOPBOP | New markdowns + 25% off Calvin Klein underwear (5/25 – 5/30)

POTTERY BARN | Up to 25% off with code SAVEMORE (Now-5/30)

URBAN OUTFITTERS | Long weekend sale – 25% off shorts + 25% off graphic tees (5/25 – 6/3)

ANTHROPOLOGIE | Additional 30% off all sale items, in stores and online (5/26-5/30)

BANANA REPUBLIC | Extra 40% off with code BRTAKE40 (Now – 5/30)

OLD NAVY | Extra 50% off select styles (Now – 5/30)

CLUB MONACO | Extra 30% off select styles (Now – 5/30)

WEST ELM | Up to 25% off with code MEGASALE (Now – 5/30)

MADEWELL | 20% off all sale styles with code META20 (Now – 5/30)

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