{lets reminisce 2017}

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Happy 2018!  I hope your year is off to a great start.  I’m working on goals and all the health + fitness shit that comes with the new year.  But how about 2017?  Bay + I looked back at photos the other night and laughed and talked about all the good times we had.  Adventures.  Life stuff.  Friends + family.

Before we start talking 2018, lets reminisce 2017 for a minute……

 

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{friday 5}

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We did it friends.  We made it to Friday.  And through another crazy week.  The weekend is looking bright.  So many fun things planned that we’re looking forward to.  The Hostert’s are coming to town!!!  Pumpkin patch trip.  We are taking Christmas card pictures.  Running Group, which I’m actually looking forward to.  WEIRD!  Bay is finally having her bake sale that she’s been begging to do since Summer.  She also decided that she wants to donate the money made to the Napa fire relief.  God, I love her ♥

Cheers to the weekend peeps!!  And now, 5 things on my mind……

 

ONE – Celebrating // We celebrated our homegirl Sarah P’s birthday this week.  We had a good time for a Wednesday night!  HA!  We laughed.  We had an amazing meal at Kitchen 428!  We told funny stories.  We talked a little shit to eachother…lol.  We reminisced.  We shared the pits + peeks of life.  We toasted new endeavors.

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Living our best life!

Jason’s white linens = new fave

Polenta Fries = stop what you’re doing and go to Mojo’s RIGHT NOW!  You need these!

Dinner Special = we all ordered the prime rib and it was damn good

Cheers = mini pumpkin pie cheers

Groupies = “Make us super hot + super skinny, k!”

 

And I think I get the award for the best birthday card.  Thanks to Nugget.  I laughed out loud (for reals) when I read it in the store.

 

TWO – Ojia, Ca // Yesterday I booked a massage.  In Ojia.  After our backpacking trip.  At our Hotel.  Ojai Valley Inn.  Can you say check off the ol bucket list?!?!  I’ve had dreams about vacationing in Ojia.  And shit got real.  We booked our second backpacking trip in Ojai for next month.  Remember I wrote all about our first backpacking trip here: {weekend notes}  A trip I will NEVER forget!  So we are headed down for trip #2.  We decided to extend our stay and check out Ojai after we’re done backpacking.  So many amazing places I want to see.  Places I want to dine.  Bars I want to drink “the very best G+T!”  Does anyone have any recommendations?  I’d love them all!!  Anyway, just super excited!  That’s all.

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THREE – Sweater Weather // So, I went to Target this week.  Crazy, right?!?!  It was one of those Target trip where they had ALL THE THINGS!  It was like the first time I’d ever walked down the women’s clothing section.  Did you happen to get the BOGO 50% off sweaters email?  Yah, me too!  Luckily I’m the kind of person who finds great shit Target and comes right back here to tell you all about it!!

First off, So Many Cute Sweaters.  And it’s BOGO, so you’ll at least need two!

Remember the pink leopard cardigan I shared last week?  It’s now online!  It also comes in camo too.

Camo Print Cardigan //  Leopard Print Cardigan

 

You all know I love a good Instagam Stories Poll, but I have to say…..

My Insta friends and I clearly have different taste.  Ha!  I always buy the things you all vote “NO” on.  That red sweater to the right.  See it?  It gives me life.  I’m in love with it.  And it’s currently waiting in my closet for me to wear this weekend!!  The pink chenille sweater has already made an appearance.  It’s so so soft and comfy.  I skipped the destructed leopard (sorry insta polls)

Pink Chenille (Mossimo) not online yet // Leopard Destructed Pullover Sweatshirt // Red Sweater (A New Day) not online yet

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{sweater weather}

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It’s officially sweater weather in California!!!  I’ve put one on every day this week and loving every second of it!

I grabbed this cute pink leopard print cardi last week.  Remember when I tried on the dress that Instagram Story Polls said “NO”?  Ha.  Clearly, I can’t let it go.  Not yet!  Maybe tomorrow 🙂

Do you follow Target Does It Again on Instagram?  If not, you really should.  Unless you don’t like Target.  Or super cute stuff from Target.  And if you fall under either of those categories, then we can’t be friends.

The reason I tell you, FOLLOW Target Does It Again….

They always post pics of the New Arrivals.  Sometimes before they’ve even hit the internet.  Then you drop what you’re doing.  Hop in your car.  Drive straight to Target to find the super cute shit they posted.

That my friends is how I found this cardigan.

 

$29.99 by Mossimo Cardigan

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Not to mention, they always look so damn cute in everything they post.

It’s currently only available in-store (not online yet).  Target Davis had a shit ton of them.  I  haven’t been to the Woodland store yet, but chances are they’ve got them too.

 

The rest of the ootd:

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{friday 5}

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Hello Friday, I’ve been waiting for you!  ALL week!

What’s the plan for the weekend?  My to-do list is growing by the minute.  But, it’s OK.  I’m going to sleep in + drink coffee in my pj’s before I conquer the world (and my to-do list) both mornings.  That’s something to definitely look forward to.  I’m going to drink some wine + indulge in yummy food too.  That’s what the weekends were made for!

Whatever you do, have a good one!!

Now, I’ve got 5 things on my mind…..

ONE – Veggie of the week // One of my {Fall To-Do’s} is try a new veggie each week.  Last week we tried Jicama (aka dirty apple).  It was a flop!  This week – Delicata Squash.  I prepared it following a recipe from the one and only, Skinny Taste.  You guys, it was sooo good.  Even Bay enjoyed it.  I have proof on Instagram 🙂  “better than brussel sprouts!”  I won that one!!

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Here’s what you’ll need:

  • cooking spray
  • 1 delicata squash, washed (99 cents/each at TJ’s)
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • black pepper, to taste
  • 1/4 cup grated parmesan
  • 2 tablespoons fresh parsley, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon fresh thyme, chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon lemon zest

Here’s what you do:

Preheat oven to 425 degrees.  Line baking sheet with foil, spray with cooking spray.

Slice squash in half lengthwise and scoop out the seeds with a spoon.  Slice seeded halves into 1/4 inch thick slices and place in a bowl.

Drizzle olive oil + salt + pepper over squash slices and toss well to coat.

In a small bowl combine parmesan + parsley + thyme + lemon zest.

Lay squash slices flat on prepared baking sheet.  Sprinkle parmesan mixture over the top.

Bake for 225 minutes until golden brown.

So good.  I can’t wait to make it again.

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TWO – Instagram Story Polls //  I’m fucking obsessed.  Who’s dinner looks tastier?  Who likes a full tank of gas + a clean car?  Should I buy the dress?

Instagram even keeps track of that shit.  I hope it stays FOR-EV-ERRRR!  That way you guys can all help this indecisive bitch make life decisions.

I cannot believe you think Bay’s dinner looks better.  I even had mayo!!!  But to each his own.

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Everyone can agree, it’s a good feeling!!  I do it every Friday and it makes my day start happy AF!

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I didn’t buy the dress:(  They only had it in a size large.  That’s why I’m holding it in the back.  It was huge.  Doesn’t mean that I wont find a nearby store that has a medium instock and drive there TONIGHT.  I’ve been known to do it!

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THREE – It’s Decorative Gourd Season, Motherfuckers // I read this.  Laughed my ass off.  Therefore I am sharing it with you.  I want to be friends with this writer.  I think we’d get along GREAT!

IT’S DECORATIVE GOURD SEASON, MOTHERFUCKERS

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{friday 5}

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I got that Friday feeling.  Just like Baby! And I’m watching the clock….hurry up 5 o’clock!  I’m ready for you, weekend!

First, I’ve got 5 things on my mind……

 

ONE – Glorious Video // How did I just watch this for the first time today?  I’ve been hearing about this video for over a week now and finally hit play.  What a bad ass Grandma!  And to think, he could have any hootchie in the world shaking her ass on his video and he chose his 100-year-old Grandma, Helen!  Well done Macklemore!  Well done!

Grab a Kleenex and click on the link below to watch the music video!! ♥

 

MACKLEMORE FEAT SKYLAR GREY – GLORIOUS

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“Glorious”
(feat. Skylar Grey)

[Macklemore:]
You know I’m back like I never left
Another sprint, another step
Another day, another breath
Been chasing dreams, but I never slept
I got a new attitude and a lease on life
And some peace of mind
Seek and I find I can sleep when I die
Wanna piece of the pie, grab the keys to the ride
And shit I’m straight
I’m on my wave, I’m on my wave
Get out my wake, I’m running late, what can I say?
I heard you die twice, once when they bury you in the grave
And the second time is the last time that somebody mentions your name
So when I leave here on this earth, did I take more than I gave?
Did I look out for the people or did I do it all for fame?
Legend it’s exodus searching for euphoria
Trudging through the mud to find the present, no ignoring us
Got 20,000 deep off in the street like we some warriors
My mama told me never bow your head, woo![Skylar Grey:]
I feel glorious, glorious
Got a chance to start again
I was born for this, born for this
It’s who I am, how could I forget?
I made it through the darkest part of the night
And now I see the sunrise
Now I feel glorious, glorious
I feel glorious, glorious[Macklemore:]
I’m feeling glorious
The crib looking Victorian (oh yes it is)
You know that we been going in
Since we hopped out that Delorean (Delorean, yeah we win)
En garde, things are just things
They don’t make you who you are
Can’t pack up a U-Haul and take it with you when you’re gone
We posted on the porch, my family’s glasses to the stars
My grandma smiling down on me like woo, that boy got bars
Okay, okay, yes I do
I said amen and hallelujah, let me testify too
Another morning, a morning, don’t let self get in my way
I got my breath, I got my faith and I remember why I came[Skylar Grey:]
I feel glorious, glorious
Got a chance to start again
I was born for this, born for this
It’s who I am, how could I forget?
I made it through the darkest part of the night
And now I see the sunrise
Now I feel glorious, glorious
I feel glorious, glorious

We gon’ be alright, put that on my life
When I open my eyes, hope I see you shine
We’re planting a flag they don’t understand
The world is up for grabs
We gon’ be alright, put that on my life
When I open my eyes, hope I see you shine
We’re planting a flag they don’t understand
The world is up for grabs

I feel glorious, glorious
Got a chance to start again
I was born for this, born for this
It’s who I am, how could I forget?
I made it through the darkest part of the night
And now I see the sunrise
Now I feel glorious, glorious
I feel glorious, glorious

 

 

TWO – 3-day cleanse //  Last week I completed the Renew Life 3-day Cleanse Total Body Reset.

Reset, refresh, restore!* Feeling backed-up, bloated, sluggish, or not quite like yourself? You’re only a few days away from recapturing that clean, light energetic feeling with our quick, easy-to-use, advanced herbal cleanse and detox formula.* It works with your body’s natural metabolism to help eliminate waste and toxins, and relieve occasional bloating and constipation in just 3 days, to get you back to feeling like yourself again.* 3-Day Cleanse is gluten, dairy, and soy free, and guaranteed for quality, purity, and potency through expiration.

SOLD!

After reading review after review from chicks I follow on Instagram, I decided to give it a shot.  My main goals were to lose a little bloating and improve digestive wellness.  Ha.  That’s the most PG way of saying it that I can come up with.  There is a package with 12 capsules.  I took 2 in the morning.  2 at night.  Followed by LOTS of water.

I have to admit, I didn’t weigh myself before.  I’m kind of avoiding the scale like the plague at the moment.  So, I can’t say I lost weight.  That’s not what I was really shooting for, but obvi is always a plus.   I can say, I feel good.  It did what I wanted.  And I’d 100% do it again.

If you want to try it out, head to Nugget.  You’ll find it in the health dept.  And it’s only $7.99.

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THREE –  White Claw // OMG…I tried this shit last night for the first time.  The Ruby Grapefruit flavor.  LEGIT!  Coming from a chick that pounds La Croix daily, you’re probably not surprised.  And I LOVE booze…lol.  This is Hard Seltzer! Just like my beloved sparkling water, but spiked!  Even fucking better!!!  You guys, this was made for me!  I just know it.

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The ingredients list is short.

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{friday 5}

Happy Friday, friends!  What a whirlwind of a week.  The weekend has arrived and I’m happy AF about it.

Here’s what I’ve got on my mind…..

 

ONE – Notes // If you’ve been reading for a while, then you know how much I love notes. I came home from Tahoe Wednesday to find this on my counter. With grilled chicken in the fridge. Enough that I was able to live off it for lunch + dinner the rest of the week.  I plan to repay Dad next week with a delicious delivery in his fridge. And a note to go with it.

It really is the little things!!

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TWO – It’s a…..

 

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{slime á la bailey}

 

Slime is all over the place.  Search “slime” on YouTube and you’ll find over 12 million videos.  Swear!  It’s bigger than ever.  Other than the fidget spinner, that I’m currently stalking Sweet Potato Pie for.  Kids frickin dig it.  Mom’s on the other hand, can’t frickin stand it.  I have to admit, at least she’s not staring at the TV or her iPhone, right?  But, when you find that crap all over the house, which has only happened once (I’m a crazy bitch) It’s over.  I was just chatting with another mama about it this morning and how it’s straight up banned from their house..haha!  I get it!

 

I’m sure your kiddos have sent you on the wild goose chase for Elmer’s glue and borax?  Don’t lie, you’ve gone to the store at least once for the special ingredients to this crap!?!?  I, myself, have gone multiple times.  I’ll admit it.  I’m a sucker for crafting and making stuff.  Last night, for instance, I went to 4 stores for Elmer’s glue.  WTF?  The shelves are literally wiped out.  You can see where the once not-so-special glue was sitting.  Basically you have to go to the “Slime Headquarters” aka Michael’s!  Trust me Mama’s don’t even waste your time going elsewhere.

 

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Slime á la Bailey

Here’s what you’ll need:

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