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{friday 5}

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….because it’s FRIDAY!  And I said so!


ONE – I have a major crush on World Market’s Retro Cooler.  And it’s aqua.  It fits 18 can or 12 bottles.  I want to plan a farmers market day or a picnic and go scoop this bad boy up.  I can just see it laying on my picnic blanket full of rosé 🙂  Maybe a couple of snacks too, if there’s any room left.

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It comes is red too.  Did you spy that built-in bottle opener?  Yesss!


TWO – Bailey is on a Blueberry Muffin kick.  I’m talking, everyday.  It’s her breakfast of choice.  But, not just any old blueberry muffin.  Of course, she prefers the Starbucks version.  Aint nobody got time for that every morning.  So, I hit Pinterest.  And I found a pretty simple substitute.  Best part – She totally loves my cheap + easy version.


Fist pick up the Betty Crocker Blueberry Muffin Mix pouch at your grocery store.  It’s a whoppin’ $1.00.  Prepare as instructed on the package.  Then…..


You make the topping.  It’s all about the streusel, let me tell you.  And it’s sooooo simple.  All pantry items you already have.  So you get 6 muffins for basically $1.00.  My girl is a happy girl 🙂

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Cooking · foodie · Recipe

{spinach orzo pasta salad}

If you know me, then you know this is hands down my most favorite salad of all time.  My mom’s bestie, Ronda, shared this gem with me.  I treasure this recipe!!  And now I’m going to share it with all of you.  This is the salad that everyone always asks me to bring.  This is the salad that I can eat for an entire week and never get sick of it.  Trust me…it’s amazeballs.


Are you hosting Mother’s Day this weekend?  Make this for your mama.  She will love you even more.

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{wednesday wish list}

M O T H E R S D A Y // edition
I’ve gathered some fun items that I can promise yo mama will love.  Kicker – they are ALL $50 or less.  Most items are from Nordy’s.  Not only is Nordy’s my all time favorite on-line store, but the icing on the cake – FREE SHIPPING.  Always! Sometimes shipping charges are a deal breaker.  Anyone else feel the same?  Plus it’s triple points time now through May 8th.  Take advantage of that shit.

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kids · weekend

{weekend notes}

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Good morning + happy Monday.  I’m tired.  So, very tired.  But, I’m happy to start a new week, although it’s going to be equally as busy as the last.  Teacher Appreciation Week is upon us.  Have you hooked you’re kiddos teacher up yet?  If no, keep reading.  I’ve got some “Oh shit, I forgot” ideas for you last-minute mama’s, like myself.  Denim + Diamonds event this weekend is going to be amazing.  Then we get to top it off with a beautiful Mother’s Day on Sunday.  Told you – f’n busy.

Last weekend was the Yolo County Spring Show.  I’m sure you’ve seen all my fb + insta photos already.  But, I’m going to share even more.

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First lets start with these gorgeous girls.  This was their first year raising a market animal.  They raised pigs from the same litter.  Aunt Penny’s pigs.  At Aunt Penny’s barn.  They worked so hard.  Since January we’ve had feeding schedules + barn clean-up dates + spent the entire weekend together.  We’ve made new friends, Ava and her family.  It was hands down one of the best experiences yet.  Bailey learned so much.  I learned so much.  Babe, Bailey’s pig taught us a lot.

I’m so proud of these four girls right here!

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