{ruffles + cargos}


You really do!

Happy Hump Day friends!

Did you catch the cool moon this morning?  Lunar Eclipse, Supermoon + Blue moon triple threat!  First time all three have been visible in the US since 1866!  I debated on skipping the gym and sleeping in, but thanks to the moon, I up at 4:30am.  I couldn’t miss checking it out.  And since I was up, I’d better get my ass to the gym too!  So BIG thanks Moon!

In case you missed it click on the link below and check it out:

Lunar Eclipse, Supermoon, Blue Moon

Back to my regularly scheduled rambling……

Last Sunday the sun was shining and it was such a beautiful day.  So, naturally I pulled out all the new Spring pieces that I’ve been gathering.  Remember when I told you that I was 100% done with wintery clothes?  I wasn’t messing around.  I planned out 4 new outfits that I can’t wait to pull-off.  I love having outfits pre-planned…especially when its new cute finds.

Now I just have to wait for some 80’s to hit and I’ll be rollin in flip-flops + one shoulders.

Have you checked out this weekend/next week weather forecast?  Can I get an amen!!!

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First up….this top!


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{shaved brussels sprout salad}


I’m really into salads right now.  I go through salads kicks from time to time and eat them every. single. day.  Then I get so burnt out. Currently they are my jam.  Especially trying out different ingredients other than plain ol mixed greens like I tend to reach for.

I got a new one for you today.  It’s quick + easy + so fresh!

This was also approved by my Mom ♥

Always leaving her a Tupperware full of a new recipes to try out and give me her review.

Raise your hand if you’re a Trader Joe’s lover?

Sometimes, I spend my entire lunch break walking up and down the isles browsing all the beautiful food.  Ha.  I really do.  Then you can’t forget to grab a bunch of stems on your way out.  It’s a must!

They legit have the best ingredients + produce.  So many hidden gems.  I follow TJ’s on instagram and they’ll share a new item.  You bet your ass I’m making a trip that week to grab that item and try it out.

Anyway, this is another TJ’s recipe!  I gathered all my ingredients from Trader Joe’s.  I’m sure you can find shaved brussels sprouts + romano caesar dressing other places too.


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{weekend notes}

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Bay’s home!!  Bay’s home!  All is well in my world again!  We went to bed early.  Woke up even earlier.  Ready for the week.  Don’t you hate it when peeps are all peppy on a Monday?  Me too, ha!  But, I’m totally feelin it today.  So I’ve got to take advantage of it while it lasts.


Intentions for the week:

  • Survive the work weekbarley 
  • Don’t miss a Kaia workout – almost 
  • Cut my hair…more than a trimbay + I both went short!
  • Figure out a blog giveaway…I’m thinking Galentine’s theme?
  • BBQ burgers – per Bay’s request
  • Track all food in MyFitnessPal
  • Decorate for Valentine’s Day ♥
  • Buy myself something cute #retailtherapyI excelled at this task
  • Costco run.  Am I the only one who hates Costco?churros + new towels 🙂 


Last weeks Intentions: {weekend notes}


Highlights from the weekend……


Friday night with friends //

I used to be a pizza every Friday night kinda gal, but I think going out is a nice change from time to time.  Our House is where we landed.  Great drinks.  Great food.  Great service!  Great company!

You have to start with the hand-pulled mozzarella….THE BEST EVER!  The Gnocchi was out of this world.   Salmon + Rib Eye were pretty damn good too!




Thanks for the fun night Truitt’s!


Happy Hour //

I swear I do more than just happy hours…lol.  I was kid free in my defense.  But, can we talk a minute to talk about the amazing signage at Blue Note Brewery?


“Parent Rules”

Basically, don’t let your kid be a dick while you get tips!



Bay’s home //

With 1,093 extra Maui freckles and all.  She grew about an inch, as I had predicted.  With a case of chocolate covered macadamia nuts for her mama ♥ Look at that beautiful smile.

All is well in my world again!


Dangerous combo!  Try it!  Or maybe you shouldn’t.


Bay’s gorgeous lei.  We have it hanging in hopes it will dry out and she can keep it forever.  It smells so good.



New jams //

If you know me, then you know I’m obsessed with pj’s.  There is nothing better than comfy pj’s in the morning.  And at night.  Shit, they’re great mid-day too!  I scored this candy striped pair from the J.Crew sale.  I cannot wait till spring when I can wear them without freezing my ass off.


Candy striped pajama set


Reunited //

Bay + Rodeo ♥


Lots of pig barn detail the last two days.  Thankfully Bay loves it!


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{friday 5}


Hello, hello and Happy Friday.  TFGIF!  This week was touch + go.  I’m happy to report, I survived!  Can you believe we’re at the tail end of January ALREADY!  I think I’m finally ready to tackle the new year.  The struggle has been real! Like really real.  How about you?

Weekend plans?

Kick it with the Truitt’s….it’s been too long.  Maybe sneak in one more movie?  Smother my girl till she’s sick of me.  Make + shoot an arugula salad to share next week.  The weather channel says 64 degrees Sunday (no rain).  Maybe even a little sunshine.  So, I hope to be outside for more than like, half a second for once.

Let’s get to the 5 things on my mind today……


ONE – New Logo // Did you catch a peak at the new logo I added to the blog?  Isn’t she pretty?  I’ve been on the hunt for something with a little color to brighten up the site a bit.  When they talk about the January blues….they aint joking.  I have never been so ready for some sunshine + 70 degrees in my whole life.  So I thought I’d fill my house with pretty blooms.  And a pretty floral logo to make me smile.  Flowers have been proven to be a mood lifter…I wrote about it here: {friday 5}



TWO – Another stripe top // You will never believe it!!!  I fell in love with another stripe top!  This one is so good that I recommend you stop what you’re doing and order it NOW!  Or go to Arden and find one in-store.  That’s where I picked this one up, since all the sizes are just about sold out online.  Perfect henley neckline.  And it’s fitted.  Which you all know I love.  The tighter the better…lol.  This one doesn’t get all stretched out either.  I’m here to tell you about all the good shit you “need” and this is at the top of the list today!

Comes in 8 solids + stripes color combos too!

Oh yeah, and it’s $14!  Such a steal!





THREE – The Commons Farm Kitchen + Bar, Guinda // Found this little gem on FB a couple of weeks ago.  It randomly popped up in my feed.  The restaurant recently opened in December.  This little roadside spot has been so many different restaurants in the past.  I really hope this one sticks.

Obsessed with the bar stools right out front.  I can see myself squating there for a cold one, come summertime.

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{a little of this + a little of that}



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


Last night I slept 9 hours straight.  Didn’t even set my alarm.  I finally feel like a human again.  Insomnia is no fucking joke!

This article: People Who Swear May Be Happier, Healthier And More Honest

Currently perfecting the pesto scone.  Coming to the blog soon!

Thanks to my Insta friends, I’m grabbing the navy basket today!


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{cookie dough cheesecake bars}


Missing my girl like CRAZY!!!  Bay gets home this weekend and I cannot wait to wrap my arms around her and squeeze her tight!!

A week is a lonngggg time.

And I bet she’s grown an inch too.

So today I’m sharing a post that she helped me out with.  Or I helped her out with?  Really she just baked another killer dessert and said I could post it.  Ha!

Bay is the baker in the house.  She calls me the cook.  But, I’m down with that.  Baking isn’t my specialty.  Bay on the other hand, LOVES it.  She’s also a math wiz and the exact measurements are her thing.  I’m more of a dump it in and think, yep….that looks about right.

I think her baking obsession started with the fact she has a massive sweet tooth 🙂  And my baking skills were lacking.

This is Bay back in 2014 with her heart-shaped chocolates peanut butter blossoms.

Look how little she is.  OMG, now I miss her even more….tears!



The only way I can get Bay on the blog these days is by picking up all the ingredients for a baking recipe she’s found or made up.  When she told me about this one, I was like, Yesss!  Done!


She’s grown just a little, huh?!?!


Ok, I’m done.  Back to the recipe…..

It’s easy.  It’s semi-homemade.  It will get your sweet tooth fix.

Just how Bay likes it.

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