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{quarantine survival kit}

SHOP: Pajama Top (sized up) | Jogger Pants | Slippers | Yeti Cup

All the rules go out the window during self isolation: wanna drink at 9 am, do it. Stay in your pj’s all day, why not? Let your kids watch TV for 8 hours, 🤷🏼‍♀️ Eat all the quarantine snacks, fuck it. Do at-home workouts or sit on the couch, you do you!

We’re all just surviving🥂

I was thinking about the “things” that are legit keeping me sane at the moment. I’m sure we’ve all got a handful of must-haves. Here’s list of shit I must have or that I’m crazy grateful for right now!

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{pf chang’s lettuce wraps}

Happy Hump Day friends! I’m trying my best to be peppy AF, but to be honest – I’m not feeling it. Politics. Coronavirus. Nashville. It’s just kinda sad, you know what I mean? And I gave up beer + wine, so I can’t even self medicate (my favorite way) at the end of the day.

Since I don’t have much to say – let’s keep it short + sweet! How about a bomb ass recipe?

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{friday favorites}

SHOP: Striped Pullover Sweater | Levis Wedgie Jeans | Necklace ($20) | Mules (similar) | Charlie’s Bandana

PSA – this sweater is so soft + cozy + lightweight. The perfect colors for transitioning to Spring 🌈 ☀️ 

Last week, after I purchased this sweater, I vowed to not buy another winter piece of clothing . So bring on the mutha fucking sunshine!

Welcome to another week of Friday Favorites. A random list of things that caught my eye and things I’m really diggin at the moment!

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{greek tuna salad}

Happy Hump Day homies! Trying to get back into posting at least one recipe per week. To be honest, I’ve got so many to share….I could post 2 per week. As requested – next week will be the pasta bake that I made Sunday. Stay tuned.

If you’re looking for a new healthy + fresh salad to add to your rotation – I got you boo!

This salad is great for meal prepping lunches too! It saves for about 3 days.

Two misconceptions about canned tuna:

  1. Canned tuna doesn’t have to be boring!
  2. Tuna doesn’t need mayo. Believe it or not!

And I’m sharing a recipe today to prove it!

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{shrimp + pineapple fried rice}

Hi friends! It’s been a while since I’ve shared a recipe on here. So, I wanted to change that STAT!

This coming Saturday is Chinese New Year. And you know that I’m all about celebrating ALL THE THINGS. Holidays are kinda my thing! We like to go all out. Big or small. Holiday or not. Typically we celebrate with one main thing…….

FOOD!

Bay and I wanted to put a fun + healthy spin on one of your very favorite Chinese dishes. Fried rice. If Bay could eat fried rice every day, she 100% would. Ha! Since it’s the new year and everyone, inducing myself, seem to be on the clean eating train. I am currently on week #2 of the Kaia Fit 30-day Jump-start program. Which is very clean eating.

My wheels started turning and I decided to whip up on of my favorite healthy rice dishes. Shrimp + Pineapple Fried Rice using Hinode Calrose Brown Rice. Grown in U.S.A. Non GMO. Gluten Free. Heart healthy.

You can find a variety of Hinode rice at Walmart + Nugget Market.

Before we get started on the recipe, I wanted to chat a little more about Chinese New Year.

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{holiday outfit | turkey chili}

SHOP: Ruffle-Trim Top (on sale) | Denim | Heels | Pavé Link Bracelet (on sale)

Dear Santa,

The tree isn’t the only thing getting lit this year! #sorrynotsorry

HAPPY FRIDAY FRIENDS!!!

As I typed the title, I thought – what a random post! Truth is, I’ve got so much to share and so little time. So we’re tag teaming these posts with all the things. Food + outfits! Why not?

Let’s start with why I LOVE all black outfits……

Slimming AF | I think we’re all down with anything to look a little slimmer, right? Black makes any figure, shape and size – look longer and leaner. And it’s so sleek!

Easy AF | By far the easiest color to dress up or dress down. Black jeans with a t-shirt and sneakers by day. Swap out with a heel + blazer and you’re instantly dressed up! Having great basics like this in my closet are a MUST!

Accessorize AF | Black is basically a blank canvas. So anything goes. You can always keep it simple with jewelry. Or bust out all the bright + fun pieces and let the jewelry be the statement. Add a leopard belt. Or a bright scarf.

Classic AF | It’s one of the most classic colors in your closet. Black will NEVER go out of style! When you dress in classic colors + pieces you will instantly look + feel put together with little effort.

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{asian meatballs}

I need to come up with a new name for this recipe. It just sounds bad. Or is my mind in the gutter? Ha!

Friends – I tried a new air fryer recipe the other night. Annnddd, it was a hit! Bay and I both had it for dinner. Then lunch the next day. We loved it! I’m including oven direction with this recipe as well, since I’ve also made it back in the day before air fryers were a thing.

This recipe tastes so fresh + delicious. The best part – it’s healthy and totally Weight Watchers friendly. You guys, I’m back on the WW train. I’ve been tip toeing around the program for the last month and last week, I am BACK!

And right when I get back, the entire program changes. FML! Now you get 3 options. Say whhhattt? I’m currently using the old program, but I’m attending the Saturday meeting to get all the details. So I can decide which option works best for me. Stay tuned.

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{thai turkey + carrots}

Happy Hump Day peeps! Tonight is our annual annual family pumpkin carving competition. Debating if I want to get tips…..or carve a pumpkin. Hummmm! Plus we’re celebrating my Dad’s birthday. I foresee lots of red wine. Mom’s Famous Chicken Tortilla Casserole (it’s a tradition) and laughing till we (almost) pee our pants. It’s just how we roll.

I haven’t shared a recipe in a bit, so I thought I better get one up today.

If you’re down with healthy + easy + flavorful + one pan meals….

Then I got you!

I made this Thai Turkey + Carrots dish last month. It was so good, I made it the other night. I was craving it. Then I realized I never shared the recipe with you guys.

Think turkey cooked in coconut milk + broth with and all the yummy spices. You get sweet + spicy + salty all in one.

This legit takes 15 minutes. It’s clean AF. Weight Watchers friendly. The only ingredients that have points value is the coconut milk and peanuts. Everything else is ZERO! I picked up all my ingredients at good ol Trader Joe’s. Except for the Franck hot sauce. Which you should already have in your fridge. Because that shit is bomb!

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{taco rice skillet}

You guys, I am having a day. You know one of those days where nothing goes right? So, you just start laughing at all the things that go wrong.

I woke up on the wrong side of the bed. Clumsy AF! I’ve dropped everything I’ve touched. Which is the first sign that I’m about to have “a day”

I was 20 minutes late for work. Mainly because it’s fucking Western Day for spirit week. Does anyone else dread spirit week? Bay needed help prying the pig shit off the bottom of her boots she wanted to wear to school. I can only imagine the aroma coming off them as she sits in class.

Not to mention I’ve got a zit. And this aint any ol zit. This thing is between my eyes. Like a 3rd eye. When I’m talking to people, I can see them staring at it. HA! Swear. And I’m a total picker/popper kinda gal. But, I’ve vowed to not touch it. I think it’s even giving me a mild headache? Is that possible? There is not enough Tarte Shape Tape in the world for this bad boy!

I opened up my lunch and realized……I forgot a fork. And most days, that probably wouldn’t be the end of the world. But, I’ve been intermittent fasting. Meaning, at noon today, I hadn’t had anything other than water + coffee since 8:00 pm yesterday. So, 16 hours later you can only imagine not having a fork. HANGRY AF! I dug out a disposable fork. From the garbage (my personal garbage in my office). That I used yesterday. Washed it with hand soap and warm water (because that’s all I got). And enjoyed the hell out of those leftovers. Laughing the whole damn time.

Then, I went to buy a skeleton hand. At Walmart. And my card got declined. Because I’ve failed to balance my checkbook. So, I had to pull out my phone, transfer money. Then get back in line to make my purchase. Oh, yeah – It was a whoppin $3.08. Still laughing.

So, what’s next? We shall see! I cannot wait till bedtime!

But to be honest – how can you have a shit day on Taco Tuesday?

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{friday 5}

Smocked Ruffle Top (on sale) | Jeans ($45 off) | Clogs (50% off) | Straw Clutch ($21) | Headband ($15) | Necklace

HAPPY FRIDAY! We made it! Thanks for letting me vent yesterday. Loved reading all your messages. Totally made my day so much better. Had a great evening. Bay made dinner. We went on a walk. I didn’t sleep for shit. But, I got up early AF ready to kick off the weekend. Hit Nugget for their bacon..lol. Bay’s fave and I want to make homemade breakfast pizzas in the morning. And Raley’s to use all my Something Extra coupons. Ha! Bay and I had a coffee date at Scribblers Coffeehouse, our new fave place! All before 7:30 am. It’s gonna be a good day!

Weekend plans: Chill the f out. Sit by the pool. Hopefully get my peeps to take a hike with me. Do a little yard work. Meal prep. Have happy hour with GG. Catch a movie? I have a feeling The Art Of Racing In The Rain will make me cry my damn eyes out. And fingers crossed….make it to the new plant shop, Propagate Sac. What’s on your agenda for the Weekend?

Thing I’m loving this week…..

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