{friday 5}

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F R I D A Y!!!  Weekend to-do list:  Sleep-in √  Catch-up on my DVR √  Sit in the sun √ Drink wine √

I hope your to-do list looks a little something like this too!!

Friday 5…….

 

 

ONE – Bailey straw //  I saw one of these on instagram, googled it, bought it.  So fun, right?  To company is called Krazy Straws.  You select what you want it to say…anything.  I kinda want to get myself one that says bitch 🙂  And they are only $4.99 a pop.  Get you’re kiddo one and they will love you forever.  At least that’s what Bay told me when she opened the package 🙂

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Krazy Straws

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TWO – When last nights festivities leave you feeling subpar….you know it was a good time.  Who plays hand and foot till midnight on a Thursday?  Clearly we do.  Today’s group text messages + emails are pretty great!  Sleeping with earplug.  Birth stories.  Stolen sunglasses.  Little bear.  I could go on and on…Haha.  But the coolest thing, was the wine bottle opener Andrea got Nicole (who’s pregnant).  If you follow me on snapchat you know what I’m talking about..lol.  Cork Pops!  You insert the needle into the cork.  Press the top and it pops out using compressed air.

Cork Pops…The fastest, easiest way to open a bottle of wine! Simply insert the needle straight down through the cork, press once on the top of the low pressure propellant cartridge, and the cork is lifted out with a celebratory “POP”! What could be easier? Each cartridge will open approximately 60-80 bottles before requiring a replacement.

I bet you want one too, huh?  I will be placing my order…I’m sold!

Cork Pops Bottle Opener

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Ps…wish I would have put my sunglasses on for this one 🙂

 

THREE – New York Times No-Knead Bread // I posted a picture of this beauty on Instagram a couple of weeks ago…and since have been asked by a couple ladies to please share the recipe.  So here ya go!  You must try this recipe.  I repeat, you Must try this recipe.  It’s simple.  No bread machine required.  All you need is patience.  21 hours (of patience) and you’ll dive into pure carb bliss!  This is my second time making this bread and I can vouch it is worth it!

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Here’s what you’ll need:

  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon instant yeast
  • 1 1/4 teaspoons salt
  • cornmeal

 

Here’s what you do:

In a large bowl combine flour + yeast + salt.  Add 1 5/8 cups water and stir until blended.  Dough will be shaggy and sticky.  Cover bowl with plastic wrap and let rest at least 12 hours at room temperature.  I waited 18 hours this time.  SOOOO LONG.

Dough is ready when its surface is dotted with bubbles.  Lightly flour a work surface and place dough on it.  Sprinkle with a little more flour and fold it over on itself twice.  Cover loosely with plastic wrap and let reset about 15 minutes

Using just enough flour to keep dough from sticking to work surface and your hands, gently and quickly shape dough into a ball.  Generously coat a cotton kitchen towel (not terry cloth) with more flour + cornmeal.  Cover with another cotton towel and let rise for 2 hours.  When it is ready, dough will be more than double in size and will not readily spring back when poked with a finger.  (weird, I know…but you’ll get it when you try this)

At least 1/2 hour before dough is ready, heat oven to 450 degrees.  Stick your 8 quart pot (cast iron or Pyrex will  work too) in oven as it heats.  When dough is ready, carefully remove pot from oven.  Slide your hand under the towel and turn dough over into pot, seam side up.  It will look messy, but that is ok.  Give the pot a shake till dough is evenly distributed.  Cover with lid and bake 30 minutes.  Remove lid and bake an additional 15-30 minutes, until loaf is beautifully browned.

Cool and enjoy!!!

 

 

FOUR – Just another reason to make a Target trip this weekend!  You need this crochet tank top.  Altough this is Mossimo, now through Tomorrow….buy 1 get 1 50% off Xhilaration clothing.  They’ve got some cute shit right now.  I’ll pray for you!!

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Mossimo Crochet Tank

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{friday 5}

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F a r i d a y y y y a y!!!  We made it though the week peeps!  The weekend has arrived!  I had such a hard time getting into the groove of things this week.  But of course, today, FRIDAY, I’m finally feeling it!  I think I just naturally perk up when I know I’m on my way to a good weekend!  The first week of Spring was kind of a flop, so here’s to hoping we get some much-needed sunshine for week #2 of Spring!  Fingers crossed!

In true Friday fashion…..I’ve got 5 things on my mind:

ONE – Baked eggs with roasted veggies // When Eat Yourself Skinny posted the image of her baked eggs, I literally drooled.  I love eggs.  Like if I was stuck on a deserted island I would take chickens and a frying pan.  And my stove and everything else.  Ha..scratch that.  I LOVE eggs.  I even eat them twice a day sometimes.  Hard boiled….Yummm!  But, an over easy egg is my boo!  This is seriously the easiest recipe ever too!

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I followed her method a little.  I already had roasted sweet potatoes…you will always, ALWAYS find roasted sweet potatoes in my fridge.  They are kinda like eggs to me.  Almost.  I already had roasted broccoli too.  Score.  I thew my already roasted veggies in a baking dish.  Topped with some sliced red onion and stuck in the oven while it preheated to 375 degrees.  I let the veggies warm up for about 5 minutes (maybe less) while I got my eggs and feta ready.  I cracked each egg separately in a little ramekin dish.   Then I slipped the egg right over the top of the veggies.  I only did two eggs this time.  I usually don’t do leftover eggs.  EVER!  And God knows I don’t waste eggs either.  This was an experiment.  Stuck the eggs over veggies back in the oven for 5 minutes.  I then crumbled feta over the top…yummm!  These are some of my favorite ingredients peeps!  Stuck the dish back in the oven for 6 minutes.  I like my eggs over easy and this was the perfect amount of time.  Topped with some fresh ground pepper and some Tap-Your-Uncle (tapatio) and killed 1/2 of this dish.  I saved the leftovers for this morning and I’m happy to report…I can now do leftover eggs!  High-Five!  Please try this recipe!  It is killer!  It is filling!  And it tastes so damn good too!

 

TWO – Hair stuff // I’ll admit, I’m not a big hair styling product gal.  I feel like it tends to weigh down my locks.  I kept reading about this L’Oreal Blow Dry It Quick Dry Primer Spray product and how it really does what it says.  For a drug store product with a $3.99 price tag, I decided to give it a shot.

How to use: Apply to clean damp hair.  Spray evenly 6 inches away from hair.  Blow dry as usual.

Our lightweight primer formula accelerates your routine by cutting blow dry time while protecting hair from heat damage.

The verdict:

It fucking works!

It smells amazing

My hair feel so silky smooth

It doesn’t weigh my hair down at all

Winner Winner!

Get some, try it out and let me know what you think!

You can find it here:

Target (cheapest + free shipping if you have a target debit card)

Amazon

Walgreen

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THREE – Bunny Bags // I had some questions about the Bay’s Instagram Bunny Bag dance and where I found the bags.  If you look closely, you’ll see the red target in the background.  Target Dollar spot for the Bunny Bag score.  They are actually $3.00 each though.  The adorable canvas tote is totally worth it.  They do sell out quick, so make you’re next Target trip sooner than later if you need these in your life too.  Last year on our Stinson Beach trip we did an egg hunt on the beach and each of the kids used a bunny bag.  It was also a week from Easter.  So it kinda made since.  I’ve created a tradition monster…Ha.  Bay insisted we have to keep the tradition alive.  So, I scooped up the bunny bags and eggs are filled for our annual easter egg hunt on the beach….3 weeks away, no big deal.  LOL!  Beach goers are going to think we are crazy.  And I kinda love it.

Target Bunny Bags (in the dollar spot)

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How cute are these kids and their Bunny Bags?!?!  And look how much they’ve grown.  We’ll miss you this year Hostert’s!

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{stinson beach 2016}

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{4 spring closet staples}

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It’s not only Thursday, there is SUNSHINE people!

Hello Sunshine, please feel free to stay a while.

Guess what else?  I’m legit wearing sandals today.  Swear.  And short sleeves.  Don’t get me wrong, it’s a little chilly!  But, sometimes you just gotta say fuck it, right?!?!

In honor of this spring-like weather, I’m sharing 4 spring clothing staples that will be on repeat!  Casual + cute + comfy!

Here’s my  #ootd #wiw!

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#1 Kimono

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Xhilaration – Printed Maxi Kimono Jacket Petal Pink ($27.99) This NEW arrival hit Target last week….and so did I!  It’s a cross between a Kimono + a duster.  I kinda want to rock it as a swimsuit cover-up too.  Super versatile.  Size down…I bought the xs/s and it fits perfect.

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#2 Basic Tee

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{friday 5}

Happy Dance!

Helllllloooo, Friday!

Thank you for showing your beautiful, sunny face!

Even though it’s crazy cold.  I see sunshine and I’m a happy girl ♥

You guys, this week was a frickin’ whirlwind, and I’m glad it’s over, to be honest!  It’s Friday and you know I’ve got 5 things on my mind, so here we go……

 

ONE – This weekend I’m surprising Bailey with an overnight trip to the city.  She’s got an idea that something is up.  I booked a room at the Fairmont, which is where we’ve always said we want to wake up at one day.  So excited to see her reaction.  Oh and I scored reservations at the Tonga Room, which she thinks is the coolest restaurant ever.  My Mom is coming with us and we have some other fun things planned.  She’s never been to the Golden Gate Fortune Cookie Factory or The Painted Ladies or Coit Tower.  The options are endless and I can’t wait for a weekend in the Bay!

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TWO – #chardsohard // Nugget scored points once again  for accommodating my crazy cake decorating ideas.  How perfect is this cake?  If you look up the hashtag on Instagram, you’re likely to see quite a few photos of my homegirl Nikki + myself.  What can I say, we like to Char so hard.  Happy birthday Nikki!

 

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{genuine faux fur}

You guys – There is only one way that I know love at first sight is even possible.  Clothing!!  You know this though.  I had another moment the other night.  I fell in love…again!

 

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I got home showed Bailey and her response was priceless!!!  “OMG Mom, please tell me that when you die I can have this jacket??  I’ll even wear it every year on your birthday to celebrate you!”

Yes, she loves it too.  Maybe more than me?  Haha!  I love that we share the same taste in funky fashion ♥

 

Do you want to know how else I justified this purchase?  For starters, It was late (8pm is late for me) it was cold AF.  Like California cold AF….lol.  Walked in the store for soap and an online order….spotted this out of the corner of my eye.  Tried this on and refused to take it off!  So, I had to buy it!!  It’s so fucking warm.  Has pockets.  Even a button closure.  I died and gone to toasty ass warm heaven.

Funny story – that same night I posted this on Instagram.  I got a messages asking me where I scored the fur rug…LMFAO!

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NOOOO…this is a genuine faux fur jacket people.  Get it together!!

 

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{friday 5}

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Good new – It’s finally FRIDAY!  I’m getting out of town to beat the heat (105 degrees to be exact) this weekend.  Considering who I’m going with and meet up with, it’s bound to be a pretty amazing weekend.  Hope you all have a fun, slighly relaxing, cool weekend too!!

5 things on my mind today……

ONE – If you follow me on Snapchat, then you saw this snap from Sunday.  I can take zero credit for this dish.  I did nothing to contribute.  Bailey +  my Mom whipped up this Italian Drunken Noodles recipe.  It was so damn good.  I wasn’t even hungry and devoured my whole plate in about 3 minutes.  You know me, when I find/try a bomb dish – then I’m for sure going to share it with my peeps.  These drunken noodles have a light, perfectly spicy flavor that I’m still thinking about.  And pappardelle noodles are amazing.  I have to admit, I’ve never cooked with them before and my 9-year-old has…lol.  Try this recipe out and let me know if you love it as much as we did!!

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TWO – Remember how I said I went baaaccckkkk to GAP?   Check out these cute tops I scooped up ALL for under $15 each.  Use code: HAPPY for 40% off.  Gotta love a good deal.  Shoot, I might even go back next week too.  Just keepin it real 🙂

Jersey Tank (heather grey) // Shirred Eyelet Tank

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I’m just happy it’s FRIDAY!  Have a fab weekend and do something you love.  I’m taking off to spend the weekend with a besties.  It’s good for the soul ♥

 

ONE – Dear Instagram,

What the Fuck were you thinking.  Your “new look” SUCKS.  The retro-looking camera icon was one of the most recognizable tech logos out there.  It’s now been replaced with a swirl of sunset colors and an outline of a camera?   As if the camera was murdered at sundown and chalk was drawn around its body.  Like it’s dead!!  Can you tell that I am NOT a fan?   It takes me 2 damn minutes to find that stupid new app icon on my screen.  The update equally sucks.  And you didn’t notify us first or ask our opinion?  If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.

Yours Truly,

A pissed off B

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TWO – This dress is being delivered next week and I’m tracking it all the way.  Can’t wait.  I’ll let you know when it FINALLY arrives 🙂

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