{bringing back the scrunchie}

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Bay is bringing the scrunchie back!

The highly contested 90’s hair accessory is again seeing the light of day.

Let’s be real, when Bella Hadid + Selena Gomez start posting instagram pics with their hair tied up in the throwback trend, you know it’s back!

Scrunchie

A 90’s hairpiece.  Formally worn by EVERYONE, and is now and embarrassment to society.

The girl wore a scrunchie to school, then got chased out by everyone, due to lake of stylish hairpiece.

Thank you so much Urban Dictionary for breaking it down, once again!  Ha!

 

I couldn’t have said it better.  I’m pretty sure I burned all my scrunchies.  Man, if only I would have kept them.  I’d have enough to keep Bay in supply for months!!

 

Take a look as some of these Pinterest images below!!!

Free People has so many cute options too.  Free People Scrunchies!

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{a little of this + a little of that}

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A little of this + a little of that…….

 

I went to the dump yesterday morning.  That about sums up how my week is going…lol.  Dumpy!  Have I told you that moving sucks yet???

I realize I’ve been super negative lately.  A major funk has taken over my life.  I’m not going to apologize, because guess what?  It’s life!!  Hoping that after “the move” (how many times have I said that..lol) this weekend…it will disappear.  Fingers crossed, K?

Am I the ONLY person on this planet that does NOT watch Game of Thrones?

Did you know there are 23 days till Fall?  After the awful high temps the last week (and as far as I can see in the forecast) I’m so ready for sweater weather + pumpkin everything + homemade soup + fall to-do’s.  Then December will roll around I’ll start bitching about how cold it is and wish for Summer again!! 🙂

My Mom + Bay + I cracked up watching this video the other night.

Which reminded me, this tortoise bangle has been on repeat since it arrived.  Best part, it’s on sale for $9!

Link (our beloved rabbit) recently started thumping his hind foot.  Only around me.  I thought, oh how cute he loves me.  Bay googled it last night……

Foot-stamping in rabbits indicates that something in their environment is bothering them or causing fear.

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{weekend notes}

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Take me back to Tahoe please!

We had our final-final summer adventure last weekend.  Most peeps are celebrating their last summer hurrah this Labor Day weekend.  Unfortunately, we will be spending our 3-day weekend moving.  So. Much. To. Do!  Currently wishing I was still sitting on Pope Beach with a bud light lime in hand enjoying the 80 degree weather.  This 110 shit is for the birds.

 

Here’s a little recap of the highlights from our weekend……

We hit the road Friday with Ruby (Bay’s BFF) in tow.  I love these girls and their friendship ♥

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Pit stop at Strawberry Lodge for sodas.  First time ever (in my adult life) I haven’t sat at the bar, played Janis Joplin on the jukebox and enjoyed a coldie.

They did a boomerang cheers.  Like mother, like daughter.  Pretty sure that was Sara + I a couple of weekends ago….Ha!

 

The Cabin.  With mom waiting for us.

 

First thing first…Lake Tahoe Pizza Co. for pizza.  Pizza is kinda our Friday night thing, if you haven’t caught on yet.

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We did half cheese (borefest) + half Mean Greek.  You guys, it was BOMB.  Sundried tomatoes + sautéed spinach + feta cheese + red onions + peperoncino + chicken.  Sounds good, huh?

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Saturday morning breakfast on the deck.  Fueling for our adventure.

I had a bloody mary to calm my nerves 🙂

 

Along side avocado toast Carol Willis style.  I love avocado toast, but do you want to know how to make your avo toast even better?  Add crispy prosciutto.  Yes!  Carol had made this for my mom a couple of days before.  When she told me about it, I requested she show me Carol’s ways.  OMG!  It was killer.  She crisped up a couple thin slices of prosciutto on the stove then layered it up over a toasted pieces od Dave’s Killer Bread.  Try it.  And thank Carol after!

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Horseback riding!!  WTF did I get myself into?  I am afraid of horses.  Horses don’t like me.  Pretty sure they can sense how uncomfortable I am.  At least, that’s what I’ve been told.  I am 35 year young, and have yet to get on a horses.  I’ve had plenty of options, but have declined every single time.

The reason we are here….Bay + Ruby are completely horse crazy.

They’ve been riding since they were 5 years old.  Look how little they are in the images below.

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Then a couple of summers ago, Paige + Willy introduced Bay to Junior Rodeo.  She learned barrels + poles + roping.  Probably one of the coolest things I’ve ever seem my girl do.

She would ride out to a goat.  Jump off her horse.  With a hope in hand.  And tie up a live goat and lay it on its side.

Bay was 9 years old at the time.

I don’t think I could even do that now.

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Ok, so now that you have the history you know why it was time for me to finally get on a horse.  Bailey has asked me to a million times.

I said yes.

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We went for a guided trail ride in Tahoe at Camp Richardson Corral.  I can’t say tell you how great the guides + staff treated us.  They knew I was freaked the fuck out.  They got me on a horse and reassured me I would love every second of it.

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{friday 5}

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Can I get an Amen for Friday!!!  I don’t know about you, but I AM SPENT!  This first week of school, Bay’s 11th birthday + the eclipes (Ha) + packing has killed me a little  Just a little, but today is Friday!  We’re hitting the road for a final-final summer adventure.  And then it’s a wrap folks.

But first I’ve got 5 things on my mind…..

ONE – Back to school // This coloring page is everything.  Bay literally finished it in 2.5 minutes.  For the first time, since she started elementary school, she told me she was too old to do her back to school coloring page.  FML!  She did it anyway.  She must have seen the look on my face.  I almost cried.  Anyway, I have saved these year after year.

She said the worst thing in her lunch was a pickle.  I find that funny, considering she LOVES pickles…lol!  What a brat.

Click below and have your kiddo fill on of these out!  It’s a keeper

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Free Printable Coloring Page

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TWO – I Fought The Law // Total pre-ordered this book.  It caught my eye and I’m so intrigued.  Beautiful photographs of the strangest laws from each of the 50 states.

Strange, outdated laws from each of the 50 U.S. states—some overturned, some still on the books, and some merely the stuff of legends—are depicted with sly wit by Olivia Locher. Incisive, ironic, and gorgeous, these images will appeal to art buffs and trivia fans alike. A foreword from American poet Kenneth Goldsmith and an interview with the artist by Eric Shiner, former director of the Andy Warhol Museum, contextualize rising-star Locher’s photography. From serving wine in teacups in Kansas to licking a toad in Kentucky or perming a child’s hair in Nebraska, breaking the law has never looked so good.

For instance: In California, it is illegal to ride a bike in a swimming pool.

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{funfetti crumble}

Whether it’s your birthday or not, this Funfetti Crumble is loaded with sprinkles and perfect for any celebration.  Or any day, let’s be real.

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Have we chatted about funfetti before?  I’m sure we must have?  It’s essentially white cake, but filled with fun colored sprinkles.  Kids love sprinkles.  Shit, I love sprinkles.  Who doesn’t love sprinkles?  My sister’s wedding cake was funfetti.  Swear!  We kinda like it…a lot!

Who didn’t grow up in funfetti cake with rainbow chip icing?

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{august 23rd}

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11 // I can’t believe it’s been eleven years since she made me a Mom!

I blinked and she grew up.  Literally!  Over 5 feet tall.  Where has the time gone?  This girl brings so much joy.  There is something really amazing about watching your little person grow up to be a confident and self-assured young lady.  She knows who she is, embraces her weird, and the best part…she laughs at herself.  All pretty crucial parts to becoming a strong individual.

I can’t wait to see what her 11th year has in store for us!

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{one of my favorite pictures of all time}

 

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