{dupes + the pretty pink blouse}


Do you ever just itch for a change?  Is it the in-between of seasons that’s got me ready for a change?  Honestly, I’m not even sure what the change is…ha!  I’m so complicated like that.  I think I’m tired of the same ol thing.

Last time I had “the itch” (that sounds really terrible) It was the hair itch.  (that sounds even more terrible) You know, the one where you need a cut or color change?  So you hit up your hairdresser and make it happen.  That was me last month.

But, I still have “the itch!”

I know that when I’m feeling like I need a change, it’s because I DO need a change.  Now I have to figure out what will do the trick.  It doesn’t have to be anything maj.  Sometimes it’s shifting a couple little things, that make “the itch” go away.  Ok, I have to be done with that….sounds worse and worse every time I type it.


  • 100% the sun!  That would be fabulous.


  • I might move around some furniture?



  • Switch up the weekly dinner menu with something funky?


  • Try a new beauty product?


  • Maybe all of the above?


What do you do, when you feel like you need to switch things up a little?


In the meantime, since I have NO frickin idea what the change will entail, I bought myself a few pretty things.  Springy things.  Obvi, that should do the trick for now….lol.  A new blouse.  A pretty pink one.  One that screams spring.  And it made me feel better.



I apologize in advance for the terrible photos today.  I had every intention of taking outfit pictures over the weekend when it was beautiful and sunny.  But decided to save that task for a rainy, dark, stormy Tuesday morning.  Totally makes sense, right?  HA!  And my house it a dungeon.  I get zero natural light.  Which KILLS me.

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{friday 5}


Oh hey Friday!  Happy to meet you again.  So ready for the weekend.  But first, can we take a minute to talk about this flash back Friday photo my Mom dug up?!?!  A few things.  My hair?  My Mom is a total babe.  Benny is a spitting image of my sis.  My Dad looks like a teenager.  And we’re sitting on the deck at the cabin.  Same place I will be spending this weekend ♥  along with a lot of snow.  It’s always fun to pull up to the cabin anticipating how much snow will actually be on the ground.  I have a feeling we’ll have more than I’m ready to deal with…Ha!  Did I mention, I’m not a fan of the snow…like, at ALL!  Cheers to the weekend friends!


5 things on my mind…..


ONE – The Skinny, Skinny Margarita //  Whenever I order a marg, I always ask for a skinny, skinny marg.  Ha.  I hate sweet.  The less sugar.  The less syrup.  The more tequila….the better.  Am I right?  I want to taste what I’m drinking.  You know when you take that first sip, and you pucker up because it’s so overly sweetened?  Not havin’ it.  So, I think I invented the at home skinny, skinny marg.  Unless some other jerk already has.  But, until then, I’m claiming it!  This is like my second invention in a week!  Remember the roasted cauli rice one last week on {friday 5}?  That was mine too 🙂


Here’s what you’ll need:

  • 3 oz Patron Silver (don’t buy the cheap crap)
  • 1/2 cup lime La Croix
  • 1 lime juiced
  • Ice
  • Margarita salt


Run the cut side of the lime along the rim of the glass.  Dip in margarita salt.

In a shaker…or yeti, like I used, combine all ingredients.  Give it a good 15 second shake.

Pour into glass + add a little more ice.


Make another 🙂

Dos margaritas!


TWO – Velvet Tank // Velvet was such a BIG deal this fall/winter.  I was all about it.  As Spring starts showing it’s pretty face, I have a feeling the trend will fade.  But, this velvet tank top wont.  I promise you will continue to see me wearing it any chance I get.  I also layered necklaces for the first time.  Did I do okay?  I’m kinda diggin it.  Now I need some long necklace options.  This one here is from Forever 21 a longgg time ago.  And it’s still alive.  Don’t hate/discriminate on F21 jewelry.  Some pieces will outlive you 🙂


Velvet Tank Top // Ruffle Sleeve Kimono // Wire Wrapped Pendant Necklace  //

Long necklace (Forever 21)


THREE – Oscar Bingo //  I can’t remember a time where I enjoyed the awards season more.  The red carpet fashion.  The stars.  All the movies.  I think watching a lot of the movies that are nominated helped.  I, Tonya.  Lady Bird.  The Post.  COCO.  Wonder.  The Greatest Showman.  The Big Sick.  And just this week we crossed Darkest Hour + Roman J. Isreal, ESQ. off the list too.  Denzel Washington deserves “Best Actor In a Leading Role” for Roman J. Isreal, ESQ.  He was, as always, fantastic!

Super pumped for Sunday’s Oscar Awards.  Bay + I plan to pop some popcorn, bust out some bubbles (for me obvi) + play a friendly game of Oscar BINGO!  Check out these super cute free printable cards I found on Pizzazzerie.   Four different cards so you can play with your kiddos + company.

2018 Nominees

May the best film win!!


Card #1

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{eyelet sweatshirt}


It’s Hump Day…..unfortunately not Friday.  Even though it feels like it should be Friday.  Anyone else?  All day yesterday, I thought it was Wednesday.  I wrote it.  Almost screwed up some plans.  Then I realized it was Taco Tuesday, and that made it a little better.

Speaking of Taco Tuesday, Maria’s Cantina stepped up their Taco Tuesday game.  The normal 2 Woodland Tacos + Modelo for $5 have a new partner.  2 Woodland Tacos + Margarita for $10!  And the bartender can also make a mean skinny, skinny marg too!  You’re welcome.


You guys…..

TOMORROW is the first day of March!  We are inching closer and closer to Spring.

20 days to be exact.  The countdown has begun.

I’m dreaming of Spring.  And all things Spring.  Nothing beats the onset of Spring.  Am I right?

And how about this scallop eyelet trim sweatshirt?  It’s perfection.  Crisp white.  Feminine eyelet detail.   Keyword: ON SALE!

I put this sweatshirt on and fell in love ♥

I can’t wait till it warms up just a little and I can pop this on with a pair of cut-off shorts + sandals.

But, until then, I’ll be rocking it with warm jeans + closed toed shoes…lol.

40% off now through Sunday.  No code needed!

Comes is grey too!

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{universal thread at target}

Do you know what I love?  Long walks down each isle at Target.


That’s what I love.  HA!  Sometimes I even write it on my calendar.  Like a date!  A date with Target.  And I have a feeling I’m not the only one doing this?!?!

I designate a lunch break to Target.  Honestly, I don’t think I’ve ever designated a lunch break (almost every week) to anything or anyone else.

Target, you’re my boo!

But, what I really want to chat about today is the new-ish clothing line at Target.

Universal Thread


Have you checked it out yet?  They’ve got some good stuff!  So, if you’re trying to “be good” I suggest you don’t mosey you’re happy little self to the women’s clothing section.


Here’s a peak at what I’ve purchased + what I’ve got my eye on…..

I wore this exact outfit to Madewell the other day and got stopped multiple times.  Chicks in the store thought I bought my top and shoes from Madewell.  Nothing better than saying, Nope – Target.  $20!  Ha.

Then I had a long covo with some of the gals working at Madewell.  We started talking about the Universal Thread line and ALL agreed on one thing.  They totally copied Madewell.  Which, for us, is a really GREAT thing.  I’m sure as hell not mad about it.  You can get Madewell style for a Target price tag.

All the pieces are simple.  Clean lines.  Well constructed.  Universal (hence the name).  I’d say more classic than trendy.


Top // Levi’s ($39) // Shoes 

Striped Short Sleeve Button Down Shirt – Universal Thread™ Cream

This top is effortlessly cute.  It’s a classic striped button-down shirt.  Tied at the wait.  Tucked in.  Unbuttoned with a cami underneath.   I’ve tried it all three ways and love them all equally.  I gave mine one extra sleeve roll too.


Only downfall…..

It comes out of the wash completely mangled.  And you know how I feel about ironing, right?  I don’t do it.

After reading over and over about how much Lisa at Salty Lashes LOVES her steamer.  I ordered one with my Christmas giftcards.

Say hello to my new best friend.  The Conair Turbo ExtremeSteam Handheld Fabric Steamer.


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{valentine’s day #ootd + bay’s cookie recipe}

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I had too!  Happy Valentine’s Day friends!  I hope you started your day off with some kind of sweet heart-shaped treat.  I had and egg and avocado..lol.  Totally didn’t plan a V-day breakfast for Bay.  To be honest it slipped my mind.  Who am I?  I stuck a couple Eggo waffles in the toaster.  Used a heart cookie cutter.  Whipped cream + sprinkles + a cherry on top (Bay doesn’t do cherries BTW).  She loved it anyway!  I did have a super cute lunch with heart pepperoni planned, but Lent screwed up that idea.  So we went with heart quesadillas instead.

Speaking of lent…..

What are you guys giving up?

Bay + I are still undecided.  Decisions, decisions!

Bay suggested coffee…LOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOL!  She’s so funny!


But you know what I did plan, wayyy in advance for Valentine’s Day?  Our #ootd’s

You gotta have a cute outfit for the Holiday, right?


Bay couldn’t believe I was in pink and she was not.  First time for everything.

When I saw this cute Tee on Crewcuts, I knew it was happening.


My V-day #ootd //


Top // Denim // Slides // Bracelet

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{friday 5}


You guys, today is a great day.  Not only because it’s FRIDAY!  I mean, yes, that’s great!!  But, guess what national day it is?  National PIZZA Day!  And I did my final BRIK weigh-in this morning.  So, you best believe this ol girl will be partaking in the national day!  I’m thinking Masullo’s ♥

Ok, in other great news – my co-worker that I’ve been covering for is BACK!  Thank you sweet baby Jesus.  After 3 crazy ass weeks, my life as it once was, is officially BACK!  I’ve been MIA, scatter-brained, tired and busy.  Not a good combo, let me tell you!

So, let’s re-cap.  I lost weight.  F yes!  It’s Friday!  Double hell yeah!  National Pizza Day!!  And I’m not stressed the F out.  Today is going to be a damn good day!

Believe it or not, I still have a few more things on my mind……


ONE – Breakfast // I have a new favorite breakfast. It’s just too good not to share.  Spiralized sweet potato.  Arugula.  Egg.  Topped with a little tap-your-uncle (tapatio) + 2 slices of avocado.  Pure heaven!


When I do my weekly meal prep….hard boil eggs.  Wash/chop/prep veggies.  Make dressings/dips.  Bay’s morning muffins.  I spiralize a sweet potato.  Throw it in a container and grab a handful each morning.

It’s such a great combo.  The arugula gets a little crunchy and the sweet potato makes is so fulling and delish.


Ohhh, and a new kitchen gadget that I’ve been cooking my eggs in.  The Misto.  It’s an olive oil sprayer.  You fill it with your fave olive oil.  Give it a pump and coat your pan or veggies.  Straight up game changer.




TWO – Bralette // If you’re an off the shoulder gal, but not the strapless bra kinda gal….this is SOOO for you.  A pretty crochet strap popping out is totally acceptable.  And I actually prefer it.  This is the Free People Adella.  She comes in 6 color options.  Which was the hardest part of buying this bralette.  Not only is beautiful, but super comfy too.  I can’t wait to rock this under tank tops this summer!


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{new closet staples}

Everyone has their closet staples.  Mine always consist of a good pair of denim + cute shoe + some kind of jewelry that goes with everything!  I grabbed a couple of new pieces last week that will be making the regular rotation.  So, obvi I must share the goods.




Check out the flat lay.  Cannot remember the last time I did a photo like this.  Bay even commented that I used to do them ALL.THE.TIME.  I think I’m going to bring the flat lay back.  What do you think?  Kinda gives you a better look at the items.


Ok, so last weekend a girlfriend and I were talking….

You know when someone compliments something you’re wearing and you say:

“Target $20”

So me!  I love telling peeps where to get cute stuff.  Especially when I didn’t pay a shit ton for it.

But, don’t you hate it when you say “cute top” and the chick says “thanks!”

It’s like….Ummm, wait!  Details please!!??!  WTF?

Hook a sister up.  Tell me all about what you got on girlfriend.  Let’s share the cute shit wealth.

You know what I mean?

Since I’m all about sharing.  AKA compulsive over-sharer Ha!  Here are so goods you need in your closet as you transition to spring.

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