{friday 5}

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F R I D A Y!!!  Weekend to-do list:  Sleep-in √  Catch-up on my DVR √  Sit in the sun √ Drink wine √

I hope your to-do list looks a little something like this too!!

Friday 5…….



ONE – Bailey straw //  I saw one of these on instagram, googled it, bought it.  So fun, right?  To company is called Krazy Straws.  You select what you want it to say…anything.  I kinda want to get myself one that says bitch 🙂  And they are only $4.99 a pop.  Get you’re kiddo one and they will love you forever.  At least that’s what Bay told me when she opened the package 🙂


Krazy Straws




TWO – When last nights festivities leave you feeling subpar….you know it was a good time.  Who plays hand and foot till midnight on a Thursday?  Clearly we do.  Today’s group text messages + emails are pretty great!  Sleeping with earplug.  Birth stories.  Stolen sunglasses.  Little bear.  I could go on and on…Haha.  But the coolest thing, was the wine bottle opener Andrea got Nicole (who’s pregnant).  If you follow me on snapchat you know what I’m talking about..lol.  Cork Pops!  You insert the needle into the cork.  Press the top and it pops out using compressed air.

Cork Pops…The fastest, easiest way to open a bottle of wine! Simply insert the needle straight down through the cork, press once on the top of the low pressure propellant cartridge, and the cork is lifted out with a celebratory “POP”! What could be easier? Each cartridge will open approximately 60-80 bottles before requiring a replacement.

I bet you want one too, huh?  I will be placing my order…I’m sold!

Cork Pops Bottle Opener


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Ps…wish I would have put my sunglasses on for this one 🙂


THREE – New York Times No-Knead Bread // I posted a picture of this beauty on Instagram a couple of weeks ago…and since have been asked by a couple ladies to please share the recipe.  So here ya go!  You must try this recipe.  I repeat, you Must try this recipe.  It’s simple.  No bread machine required.  All you need is patience.  21 hours (of patience) and you’ll dive into pure carb bliss!  This is my second time making this bread and I can vouch it is worth it!



Here’s what you’ll need:

  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon instant yeast
  • 1 1/4 teaspoons salt
  • cornmeal


Here’s what you do:

In a large bowl combine flour + yeast + salt.  Add 1 5/8 cups water and stir until blended.  Dough will be shaggy and sticky.  Cover bowl with plastic wrap and let rest at least 12 hours at room temperature.  I waited 18 hours this time.  SOOOO LONG.

Dough is ready when its surface is dotted with bubbles.  Lightly flour a work surface and place dough on it.  Sprinkle with a little more flour and fold it over on itself twice.  Cover loosely with plastic wrap and let reset about 15 minutes

Using just enough flour to keep dough from sticking to work surface and your hands, gently and quickly shape dough into a ball.  Generously coat a cotton kitchen towel (not terry cloth) with more flour + cornmeal.  Cover with another cotton towel and let rise for 2 hours.  When it is ready, dough will be more than double in size and will not readily spring back when poked with a finger.  (weird, I know…but you’ll get it when you try this)

At least 1/2 hour before dough is ready, heat oven to 450 degrees.  Stick your 8 quart pot (cast iron or Pyrex will  work too) in oven as it heats.  When dough is ready, carefully remove pot from oven.  Slide your hand under the towel and turn dough over into pot, seam side up.  It will look messy, but that is ok.  Give the pot a shake till dough is evenly distributed.  Cover with lid and bake 30 minutes.  Remove lid and bake an additional 15-30 minutes, until loaf is beautifully browned.

Cool and enjoy!!!



FOUR – Just another reason to make a Target trip this weekend!  You need this crochet tank top.  Altough this is Mossimo, now through Tomorrow….buy 1 get 1 50% off Xhilaration clothing.  They’ve got some cute shit right now.  I’ll pray for you!!


Mossimo Crochet Tank

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{pink pom-pom sweatshirt}


This year, the color of spring is PINK!  Yes ladies, pink is officially chic.  Ha!!  When I think pink, the first thing that comes to mind is Barbie doll pink.  Nooo!  Not just any pink.  I’m talking dusty rose.  Pastel pink.  Pale pink.


This perfect pink seriously the easiest color to style.  It goes with anything and everything you already own.  Trust me!  Every online clothing site I shop has pink featured all over their website.  Black + Pink…yesss!  White + pink…always safe.  Denim + pink…forever.  How about green + pink?  I vote yes!  Pink + stripes.  Pink + Navy…I could go on and on……


Here are some of my pink picks….

Pink Bomber Jacket // Linen Lace V-neck Tank //  Strappy Ankle Tie Sandal // Pink Stripe Tie-Front Shirt // Spaghetti-Strap Bodysuit // Off the Shoulder Tee

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{sheet pan sausage + veggies}


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Kaia girls (or any girls, really), I’ve got a killer clean recipe for you!  With BRIK right around the corner, I know you’re all busy working on your meal plan for week #1.  Not only is this recipe healthy and delicious, but clean up is a breeze.  Literally!

Perfect for a quick week night meal.  Or meal prep for a healthy lunches for the week.

You can customize this dish with your favorite veggie combos.  Your go-to seasonings.  Or the sausage your family digs.  So many options.  I used veggies I had on hand.  I love throwing in tomatoes at the end…so good!  This recipe can me made with or without potatoes too.  Totally up to you!  Bay hates tomatoes (so I left them out) and LOVES red potatoes, so I added them this time around.  The options are endless!!


Here’s what you’ll need:

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{weekend notes}


The weekend came and the weekend went.  Just like that.  Back to work.  Back to school.  Back to the weekly grind.  And I’m ready for it.

How was your weekend?  Too fast?  Yep, ours too.  Here are some of the highlights……


Friday night at Blue Note Brewery.   This has become our Friday night meeting spot.  Beers + catch up sesh with the family.  And I love it.



Tio + the kids played hookie and went to Six Flags.  No ASES camp for these little crazies.  Perfect ending to Spring Break.

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Pizza Pizza!  And wine.  Have I mentioned that I love pizza?  Kidding….lol!  Everyone knows my love for pizza is real.  Real BIG!  Especially Steve’s pizza.


Bay on the roof…FML!


Watching Joe + his travel ball team play.  Joe got his first hit.  Racking up $100.  Not bad kiddo, not bad.  He text me “where you at” after his game to collect.  Love him!!!

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Strawberry picking at Pacific Star Gardens.  Have you ever checked  this place out?  It’s the little tented produce stand on Co Rd 99.  Pacific Star announced last week that their certified organic Chandler strawberries were ready for picking.  And Bay found a strawberry shortcake trifle recipe that she was dying to try out.  It was meant to be!!

Grab one of these buckets.  Follow the strawberry signs out to the berry field.  Pick as many as your heart desires.  I guess the key is go early.  We were later in the afternoon, but still plenty of ripe berries for these kids to pick.

When you go back under the tent to return your bucket, there is a scale to weigh the berries.  At $3/lb you really can’t beat it.  Stick cash in the slot and your good to go!

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Melons and tomatoes are coming soon!  Go “like” Pacific Star Gardens on Facebook to stay updated on what’s available for picking.


Impromptu Easter egg hunt.  When you’ve got filled eggs, you throw them out in the grassy field on Gibson and let the kids loose.


DK’s Pizza fun!  Pizza two nights in a row?  Sure, why not?  And they all needed a turn to spin the wheel!


As you can see, Charley won an ice cream cone.  That face though!!!


Riding with Papa.  Loaded up the bikes and headed to Prarie City for the morning.  My Dad has all three grandkids on dirt bikes now.  They love it.

My girl!!!


Benny and those training wheels ♥


Bay baked!  Well, kind of.  More like assembled.  Strawberry Shortcake Trifles.

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Taste testing the homemade whip cream.  As you can see, it was pretty damn good!

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