{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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{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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{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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{ruffles + cargos}


You really do!

Happy Hump Day friends!

Did you catch the cool moon this morning?  Lunar Eclipse, Supermoon + Blue moon triple threat!  First time all three have been visible in the US since 1866!  I debated on skipping the gym and sleeping in, but thanks to the moon, I up at 4:30am.  I couldn’t miss checking it out.  And since I was up, I’d better get my ass to the gym too!  So BIG thanks Moon!

In case you missed it click on the link below and check it out:

Lunar Eclipse, Supermoon, Blue Moon

Back to my regularly scheduled rambling……

Last Sunday the sun was shining and it was such a beautiful day.  So, naturally I pulled out all the new Spring pieces that I’ve been gathering.  Remember when I told you that I was 100% done with wintery clothes?  I wasn’t messing around.  I planned out 4 new outfits that I can’t wait to pull-off.  I love having outfits pre-planned…especially when its new cute finds.

Now I just have to wait for some 80’s to hit and I’ll be rollin in flip-flops + one shoulders.

Have you checked out this weekend/next week weather forecast?  Can I get an amen!!!

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First up….this top!


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{weekend notes}

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Bay’s home!!  Bay’s home!  All is well in my world again!  We went to bed early.  Woke up even earlier.  Ready for the week.  Don’t you hate it when peeps are all peppy on a Monday?  Me too, ha!  But, I’m totally feelin it today.  So I’ve got to take advantage of it while it lasts.


Intentions for the week:

  • Survive the work weekbarley 
  • Don’t miss a Kaia workout – almost 
  • Cut my hair…more than a trimbay + I both went short!
  • Figure out a blog giveaway…I’m thinking Galentine’s theme?
  • BBQ burgers – per Bay’s request
  • Track all food in MyFitnessPal
  • Decorate for Valentine’s Day ♥
  • Buy myself something cute #retailtherapyI excelled at this task
  • Costco run.  Am I the only one who hates Costco?churros + new towels 🙂 


Last weeks Intentions: {weekend notes}


Highlights from the weekend……


Friday night with friends //

I used to be a pizza every Friday night kinda gal, but I think going out is a nice change from time to time.  Our House is where we landed.  Great drinks.  Great food.  Great service!  Great company!

You have to start with the hand-pulled mozzarella….THE BEST EVER!  The Gnocchi was out of this world.   Salmon + Rib Eye were pretty damn good too!




Thanks for the fun night Truitt’s!


Happy Hour //

I swear I do more than just happy hours…lol.  I was kid free in my defense.  But, can we talk a minute to talk about the amazing signage at Blue Note Brewery?


“Parent Rules”

Basically, don’t let your kid be a dick while you get tips!



Bay’s home //

With 1,093 extra Maui freckles and all.  She grew about an inch, as I had predicted.  With a case of chocolate covered macadamia nuts for her mama ♥ Look at that beautiful smile.

All is well in my world again!


Dangerous combo!  Try it!  Or maybe you shouldn’t.


Bay’s gorgeous lei.  We have it hanging in hopes it will dry out and she can keep it forever.  It smells so good.



New jams //

If you know me, then you know I’m obsessed with pj’s.  There is nothing better than comfy pj’s in the morning.  And at night.  Shit, they’re great mid-day too!  I scored this candy striped pair from the J.Crew sale.  I cannot wait till spring when I can wear them without freezing my ass off.


Candy striped pajama set


Reunited //

Bay + Rodeo ♥


Lots of pig barn detail the last two days.  Thankfully Bay loves it!


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