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{25 random acts of kindness}

Top: Target | Denim: Madewell / Nordstrom | Mules: Nordstrom Rack

This past Sunday, February 17th, was Nation Random Acts of Kindness Day. Out of all the cheesy “national days” I think this is one we could + should all get behind! Get outside your comfort zone…just a little bit. Kindness is straight up magic. And it can really brighten the shit out of someones day!

And to be completely honest, it’s a really great way to lift your own spirits too! It’s a two for one, baby!

For example: I was at Target the other day….go figure. Waiting in line. I let a women with #hellakids go in front of me at the self checkout. She was dumbfounded that I would let her go ahead of me. As though nobody had even done that for her before. She even offered to buy me the sugar free red bull I had in hand.

Which got me thinking…….

Just think if each of us do ONE simple random act of kindness each day. What if it became a chain reaction?

Here’s a list of simple acts that I came up with……

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{weekend notes}

Happy President’s Day…..coming from the only person on earth that is working today. Lol! According to Instagram story polls, there are about 4 of us total. I cant bitch too much, since I did take Friday off for a long weekend in Tahoe. Cold very cold and snowy Tahoe. Hope your Monday is off to a great start. It’s going to be a good week! I can just feel it!

Intentions for the week:

  • insta-story fried rice recipe
  • drink more water (I’ve been really bad)
  • spring wreath DIY
  • balance my checkbook #scared
  • watch Bay horseback ride
  • celebrate 2 girlfriends birthdays
  • play around with some new photo editing apps
  • hit 10,000 steps per day
  • make a new sheet pan dinner
  • work in my tiny garden/flowerbed
  • share some new items I’ve picked up and love

This week on the blog: Random Acts of Kindness. Easy sheet pan dinner. Friday 5.

Highlights from the weekend….

Thursday evening we ventured over the hill and through the snow to South Lake Tahoe.

With a pit stop at Strawberry Lodge, as always.

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{galentine’s day}

kimono ($14): American Eagle | high neck tank ($13): American Eagle | black denim: Madewell

You either LOVE February 14th.  Or you HATE the Holiday and everything it stands for.  I’ve been a lover and a hater of the day, myself.

Whether you’re going out for a romantic dinner with the love of your life.  Or staying in with your kiddos.  Or gal-pal.

Treat your damn self!

And send you gal pal a little something too.

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{heart tart}

This heart tart has everything you’d expect from a traditional tart. A butter crust. Creamy center. Topped with a crown of berries. And you know I had to throw a festive Valentine’s Day flare to it. The heart-shaped strawberries are the quite the showstopper!

Although this recipe does call for some prep time….don’t let it get your panties in a bunch. It’s crazy simple. I didn’t even recruit Bay for this one. I did it all on my own. These two hands baked. And that doesn’t happen too often when living with Bay the Baker.

So, I cross my heart and hope to die. Stick a thousand needles in my eye. This recipe is legit easy AF!!

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{valentine’s day table setting}

Plates: Walmart | Basket: Target | Velvet Heart Garland: Target | Eucalyptus Garland: Target | Table Runner: World Market | Lace Trim Napkins (BOGO 50% off): Pier 1 | White Pitcher: Pottery Barn

Happy Tuesday peeps! Sorry for the multiple posts today. Yesterday’s {weekend notes} was all set and ready to publish and somehow about half of the post was gone. Deleted. Nowhere to be found. And I chose to drink wine instead of work on it more last night. Priorities…..You know how it goes.

So today you get a BOGO. Except you didn’t have to buy shit to get the second one free. lol.

I was flipping trough a Taste of Home magazine last week and stumbled on these adorable marble meringue hearts. I’m such a sucker for cheesy Holiday tchotchkes + treats. And since I had all 4 ingredients for the meringues and there was no school yesterday, I recruited Bay the Baker to whip some up. I have one on each place setting.

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{weekend notes}

WOW, Monday sure did come fast! Hope you had a great weekend! We had equal parts kick it + all over the damn place. Typical.

Intentions for the Week:

  • catch up on paperwork/entry forms/permission slips
  • national random acts of kindness day
  • set a pretty Valentine’s Day table
  • figure out my fitbit issues…the app is no longer working?
  • make returns
  • start 3-day cleanse {on wednesdays we wear pink}
  • find the perfect black pair of shoes
  • heart dessert
  • show you guys a really cool new photo editing app
  • target finds

This week on the blog: Valentine’s Day table with a cute napkin fold. Galentines idea. Strawberry Tart.

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{friday 5}

Leopard Flats (40% off): J.Crew Factory

FRIIIIDAAAYYYY! It’s here! We’re celebrating with a night IN. I’ve got a bottle of chard in the fridge waiting on my arrival. PJ’s are folded up on the foot of my bed…ha! Pizza and movies. We’re gonna have a lit night. Did I say that right? I’ve got 5 things on my mind today……..

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{abercrombie try-on}

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Colorblock Sherpa: Abercrombie | Jeans: Levis

Do you know what happens when I go to bed at 8 pm?

I’m wide awake at 3:30 am.  Fun, huh?  Wanna know what was on my mind?  I’m gonna tell you anyway…lol!!!

Do you pronounce the letter “r” in February?

Feb-you-ary

OR

Feb-roo-ary?

Swear.to.god.  This was one of the manyyyy things that I was thinking about in the wee hours of the morning.

Oh and a Valentine’s day charcuterie board.  Random, right?  So, now I have to hit up TJ’s at lunch and bring my vision to life.

And lastly….an egg roll in a bowl.  Ha!  I’m thinking ground turkey or maybe sausage?  Over a coleslaw mix.  With all kinds of seasonings.  Doesn’t that sound good?  Bringing that to life too.

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{chocolate mini layer cakes}

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Bay Bakes, again!  A few weeks back I shared Bailey’s beautiful Chocolate Mini Layer Cakes.  I was such a tease.  Ha!  I have planned to shared them the whole time.  Promise!  Just waiting till it got a little closer to Valentine’s Day.  As I think this would make the perfect festive treat.

Since it is the month of all things chocolate + flowers.

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Made from a simple sheet cake.  Boxed…that’s our jam.  Or homemade cake batter.  Whatever you prefer.  These mini cakes are crazy simple to put together.

The best part.

The Buttercream frosting recipe.  Be careful…..it’s dangerous.  And you will have leftovers.  Which can be refrigerated for up to a month in an airtight container.  If you can keep your hands out of it for 30 damn days!

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{weekend notes}

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Sherpa Sweatshirt: Abercrombie

Hey Monday!  Anyone else think the Monday after Super Bowl should be a holiday?  Because, hot damn, I’m tired.  And I was in bed by 8pm.  Technically I didn’t really even watch the Super Bowl.  Really, I was just there for the food + booze + commercials.  I bought a shit-ton of pool squares and didn’t win a dime.  Typical.  Our weekend was everything I’d hoped it would be.  Chill AF.  But, I still accomplished all the things too.

 

Intentions for the Week:

  • sign making class with Emily Murphy Designs
  • work on photo editing the night before
  • go through Bay’s closet #growthspurt AGAIN!
  • donate + sale all everything before the weekend
  • wash my car inside + out
  • style a festive coffee table
  • deep clean bathrooms
  • make a cute Galentine for my main gals
  • watch Bay horse ride
  • insta story parmesan chips
  • hit the gym

 

This week on the blog: Greek Salad over hummus.  Abercrombie try-on.  Bay Bakes.  And we’ll see what else I can come up with!

Highlights from the weekend……

We started the weekend off with face mask night.  Minus Kissey (she was sick) so we’ll have to do it again soon.  My Mom had never done a face mask before so we treated her.  I tried to get her to let me shave her lips too, but it was a no go.  Maybe next time.

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