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{how to make a grazing board}

Serving Platter | Bunny Bowl 

The grazing board. AKA Charcuterie Platter. Incase you haven’t noticed, they’re kinda my thang. Today I’m sharing my Easter candy board along with two other boards I created. A Char-Kid-Erie Board and an Adult cheese board. But this Easter board just might be one of my faves so far. All the things kids love….which keep their grubby little fingers of the fancy cheese (which we all know they don’t even like anyway) lol!

Scroll down and I’ve shared each item that I used on this Easter Board. You can add to your Target order and pick-up within 1 hour. All the goodies (minus the platter + bunny bowl) rang in under $10.

Serving Platter | Bunny Bowl

Steps for creating a picture perfect grazing board //

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{8 wing 7 // hot pink moment}

Top | Denim | Mules | Bag

Be savage, not average. According to the Enneagram test, I’m a 8 wing 7.

Type 8: The Challenger! Self-confident. Decisive. Willful. Confrontational.

  • Basic Fear: of being harmed or controlled by others
  • Basic Desire: to protect themselves (to be in control of their own life + destiny)

Eights are assertive, strong and decisive. Eights may become confrontational and intimidating in a situation where they feel others are more dominant than them, but they can also use their strength to improve others’ lives.

Not sure that’s 100% me, but I did take the test 4 times and got the same damn answer, so????

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{easter basket ideas}

I LOVE Easter time. Well, I love all Holidays. We have so many fun Easter traditions, which makes this Holiday so fun. I always fill Bay’s basket with all the things summer time. New swimsuit. Beach towel. Goggles. Cute floatie. I pretty much follow what my parents did when I was a kid. Always a swimsuit and saltwater sandals. Oh and lots of candy. You can’t forget the candy! It’s like a Christmas stocking, but with summer stuff. All the fun little goodies.

I used to be able to post all my goodies here, but now I have a tween that likes to read my blog and look at all my photos. And since I want her to be somewhat surprised, I’m going to save her exact basket for Easter morning. I’m sharing all kinds of ideas. Some are in her basket this year. Some I’ve used in previous years. I even got extra and did a boy basket too!

I try to think of things she’s going to need as summer approaches and Spring break rolls around.

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{easter round-up}

Bunny Cookie Cutter | Floral Placemat | Milk Glass Dish

How adorable are these little bunny butt cookies? Bay helped me make them and I LOVE how they turned out. So simple too. We used a sugar cookie package to make these. Because, sometimes….we just don’t have time to whip out the mixer and make a hot mess. lol.

All you need is your fave sugar cookie recipe. Or a packaged mix. A bunny cookie cutter. I found this one on Amazon after searching all the stores in town (with NO luck) and Amzon delivered in 1 day. Well done Amazon, well done. And a cute dab of frosting for a cotton tail.

This is a great cookie to make with little ones. You can’t mess it up. And they take no time at all. Nothing gets you into the Holiday spirit like a cookie baking day anyway.

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{weekend notes}

Hi friends! Hope you had a great weekend. The weather was so good yesterday, I didn’t want Sunday to end. Then Monday had to happen. Woke up sick, I think? Lost my voice over the weekend. Was kinda thinking allergies, but today I’m just beat. So, I’m going to dedicate the week to wellness and self care. Hopefully I can get myself on the mend. Because, God knows, I don’t have time to get sick.

Intentions for the Week:

  • Take care of myself (I don’t have time to get sick)
  • Make a Spring Self Care list
  • Celebrate Cory’s Birthday
  • Share past Easter posts
  • Help Bay work on her Spring Show buyer letter
  • Take outfit photos for the blog
  • Write a post on Easter basket ideas
  • Plan out our day in the City
  • Drink a shit-ton of water
  • Hit my health goals for the week

This week on the blog: Spring Self Care. Share a new #ootd. Lots of Easter goodies.

Highlights from the weekend…..

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{friday 5}

Square Neck Top | Levi’s Shorts: Free People / Zappos / Levis| Sandals | Bamboo Bag | Earrings (on sale) | Bracelet | Tortoise Bracelet

Friday!!! Set my alarm for the last time this week. Which makes me really, really happy. The only thing that could make it better? A big glass of chardonnay. Or a margarita. Ohhh, one of Martini Mama Liz’s gin martinis. Yep, any of those would work.

14 days and I’m gonna get white girl wasted…just saying!!!

I know today is Friday 5, but I’m not feelin it, so we’re going to chat about these shorts.

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{stuffed peppers philly cheese style}

A spin on the stuffed bell pepper. So many of you have made + tagged me in my OG {stuffed bell peppers} recipe. Which makes my damn day. Each and every time. I’m gonna tell you, if you like the original stuffed bell peppers, then you’re going to DIE over these philly cheese style peppers.

For all my new Weight Watchers girls….

Best part?

One of these stuffed peppers is 5 ww points. And this is a recipe your whole family will not only LOVE, but devour! I promise!

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{photo editing tips + tricks}

Dress | Heels | Sunnies | Earrings (on sale)| Clutch (similar)

One question I get asked all the time? What I use to take my photos and how I edit my photos. I’ve been meaning to write this post for sometime…decided today is the day! Ha! Here are some tips + tricks that I’ve picked up from other bloggers along with lots of trial and error.

Before we get started……I strictly use my iPhone 8 Plus. I go back and forth from portrait mode to regular photo mode. Back in December, I purchased a preset and I’ve been using it ever since.

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{weekend notes}

The weekend came and went in a blink of an eye. The memories made will last forever though. Lots of laughs. Lot of chardonnay. Lots of sand. Family + Friends. It’s was a good one. A weekend at the beach is good for the soul.

Intentions for the Week:

  • Clean out + wipe down the both refrigerators
  • Work out + hit my step goal each day
  • Plant Easter grass
  • Book Stinson Beach 2020
  • Get Bay ready for her C.A.S.L Conference
  • Store winter sweaters and clothes
  • Get back ON the wagon…lol (why does chardonnay have to be so good)
  • Plan out April budget
  • Old Navy Try-On
  • Bake with Bay for Omega Nu meeting
  • Plan a fun date night

This week on the blog: Pretty dress for under $30. Easter basket ideas. Mom’s stuffed bell peppers.

Highlights from the weekend…..

Saturday morning we found ourselves in Stinson beach. It’s our annual thing! We’ve been weekending at the Sandpiper Inn for about 5 years now. Just a quick beach trip. It’s good for the soul!

We stay at the Sandpiper Inn. And have every year. We love it!

You can read more about our tradition here:

Stinson beach 2018

Stinson Beach 2017

Stinson Beach 2016

This is the cottage we rent. Cooking and kickin it happen here. We also rent some of the cabins, which are two bedroom and have a kitchenette. They are perfect for a family.

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