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{summer to-do’s}

It’s official – SUMMER 2019 is here and we couldn’t be happier!! Friday + the 1st day of Summer falling on the same day. Not a coincidence! HA! If you’ve been following for a while, then you know we’re BIG on seasonal bucket lists. It’s helps us make the most of the next few months and do all the fun things we’ve been wanting to do.

Keeping a running list is a great way to remember all seasonal things you enjoy doing or look forward to do.  When we have a free weekend, I like to refer to our To-Do’s and check items off as we go.

Here’s to an amazing Summer. Cheers!

Make sure to comment below on fun things you’ve go on your to-do list.

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{list of loves}

Dress (on sale) | Clogs (on sale) | Choker | Sunglasses | Clutch (similar)

Congrats! We made it to Friday! Some weeks (like this week) it truly feels like an accomplishment, am I right?

I was inspired by Ginger Parrish to do a list of loves. ALL THE THINGS big, small, yummy and random that I’m currently diggin! Maybe I’ll do it seasonally? Let me know what you think?!?!

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{a little of this + a little of that}

Dress (on sale) | Denim Jacket (on sale) | Hat | Sunglasses | Necklace

Good Morning friends. It’s kind of hard to believe THIS weekend is Memorial Day.

I’m still on my NO online shopping this week kick. Totally knowing this sale was going to happen.

I had something completely different planned for today, but when I woke up and saw everything that was already SOLD OUT on the NSALE….change of plans. You gotta jump on it Mama’s. If there is something you want. Get it. Get it quick. Remember – Nordstrom has the very best customer service. If you get something and change your mind. Or just don’t like it as much as you initially thought, return it! It’s FREE! Just use the return UPS slip in your package and you’re good to go. But, I promise you one thing…..

ALL the good shit will be gone in the blink of the eye.

And for those of you that give zero fucks for the Nordstrom sale……

a little of this + a little of that //

As I was typing this blog post, I saw in the top corner the number 887. This my friends, is my 887th post! So nuts!

Question: What’s your Taco Bell order? We’ve all got one, right? Mine: beefy 5-layer burrito lots of mild sauce and a crunchy taco. Sometimes I get real wild and ask for chips + guac too!

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{going greener…baby steps}

Levis (shade: party like it’s 1999) (similar)| Sneakers | Net Bag

Happy FRIDAYYYYY!

A BIG HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY to all the Mama’s out there. I hope you get to rest + relax at some point this weekend. I hope you get the day off from wiping butts. Maybe even brunch withOUT the rugrats. Or breakfast in bed? Preferably take-out so your kitchen isn’t f’ed up. A special handmade card from school. Oh and how about one of those macaroni noodle necklaces? Yes, I hope you get one of those too! And maybe a homemade coupon book? Filled with “leave me alone” vouchers. Ha! Whatever you do, have a good one! Cheers!

Weekend plans? You guys, I’m a free woman. Well, kinda. More like my calendar is free AF! Meeting some of my girlfriends for happy hour tonight. A little shopping tomorrow. Followed with a Mother’s Day spa date at Cache Creek Casino. Sunday we’re doing the Capay Garden Tour. Never done it before, but I keep hearing great things. I’m looking forward to a weekend of family + friends + cheers!

Now let’s chat about steps….baby steps. We’ve slowly been making an effort to be less wasteful and reduce our plastic waste. Today I’m sharing some of the simple changes we’ve made in our home. I know that even the small part I play can actually make a difference

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{photo editing tips + tricks}

Dress | Heels | Sunnies | Earrings (on sale)| Clutch (similar)

One question I get asked all the time? What I use to take my photos and how I edit my photos. I’ve been meaning to write this post for sometime…decided today is the day! Ha! Here are some tips + tricks that I’ve picked up from other bloggers along with lots of trial and error.

Before we get started……I strictly use my iPhone 8 Plus. I go back and forth from portrait mode to regular photo mode. Back in December, I purchased a preset and I’ve been using it ever since.

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{25 random acts of kindness}

Top: Target | Denim: Madewell / Nordstrom | Mules: Nordstrom Rack

This past Sunday, February 17th, was Nation Random Acts of Kindness Day. Out of all the cheesy “national days” I think this is one we could + should all get behind! Get outside your comfort zone…just a little bit. Kindness is straight up magic. And it can really brighten the shit out of someones day!

And to be completely honest, it’s a really great way to lift your own spirits too! It’s a two for one, baby!

For example: I was at Target the other day….go figure. Waiting in line. I let a women with #hellakids go in front of me at the self checkout. She was dumbfounded that I would let her go ahead of me. As though nobody had even done that for her before. She even offered to buy me the sugar free red bull I had in hand.

Which got me thinking…….

Just think if each of us do ONE simple random act of kindness each day. What if it became a chain reaction?

Here’s a list of simple acts that I came up with……

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{friday 5}

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Hey girl hey!  It’s Friday!  I died when I woke up and looked at yesterday’s blog stats.  Over 260 clicks from Facebook alone.  Lot’s of WTF messages.  Many of you guessed arms.  And no Alex, I did not shave my Brittany…this time.  Thanks for reading.  And if you do shave your lips….let me know what you think.  I guarantee you’ll be hooked.  I tried to convince my mom to let me do hers last night…and she wasn’t having it.

Weekend plans: kickin’ it hard.  We have a plan free weekend.  Waiting on that storm to hit.  Sleeping in.  Cooking.  Extra cups of French press coffee.  Working on Bay’s closet.  You guys, she keeps growing.  That means NOTHING fits, again.  I’m sure Bay will work her magic and get me to take her somewhere?  Who knows.  And Super Bowl Sunday.  Anyone else NOT watching football this weekend?  Half time show and I’m good!

Here’s 5 things I’ve got on my mind today……

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{a little of this + a little of that}

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Eyelet Hem Sweatshirt: J.Crew | White Denim: J.Crew | Free People Flats: Nordstrom | Bracelet: Nordstrom | Bracelet: Nordstrom

It’s been a while since I’ve rambled about random shit, so today felt like a good day to let it all out…….

I shaved my:

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{that was so last year…}

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Cocoon Cardigan (back in stock) // Vintage Tee // Denim // Letterboard

Favorite memories + photos of 2018…..

 

|| January 2018 ||

Highlights: Visiting Safari West with the Hostert’s.  And just now realizing I never wrote about it…FML!  Bringing in the new year camping on the coast.  Celebrating my 36th year for about a week straight.  Taking Bay to the city for a girls day.  Museum of Ice Cream and a garlic fest at the Stinking Rose.  Bay got her 4-H pig and named him Rodeo.  The {crispy cheese taco shells} were born.  Bay baked {cookie dough cheesecake bars} and they were yumm.  I fell in love with a new a new denim {what i wore}.  

 

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|| February 2018 ||

Highlights: Remember the {$12 grocery store flower arrangement}  Cory and I stayed in Jenner.  Long walks on the beach…lol.  I shared my {record player setup} And I still love it.  {chicken teriyaki casserole} happened…and now I want to make it.  Of course, Bay baked {peanut butter + brown butter rice krispie treats}.  We celebrated Valentine’s Day with lots of sweets + treats.  I gave up F bombs for lent.  It was hard AF!  HA!

 

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|| March 2018 ||

Highlights: The skinny, skinny Marg was born: {friday 5} I set a pretty table {spring table + rose napkin fold}Went on Bay’s 6th grade trip, organized my closet and got tips..that was a good {weekend notes} LOVE these photos of Bay {a little of this + a little of that} Cory and I went Snowshoeing for the first time {weekend notes}…we actually just planned our next snowshoe trip today!  We can’t forget about the week I dedicated to Trader Joe’s meals….{turkey meatballs over sweet potato ribbons} + {15 minute beef stir-fry} + {trader joes cauliflower crust pizza} + {halibut tacos + roast corn salad} And last but certainly not least, our annual Stinson Beach trip: {weekend notes}  That was a busy month!!!

 

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{things I’m loving}

Day 2 of 365.  But in my book it’s really day 1.  Since I was hungover and didn’t do shit yesterday, today feels more like that New year new me kinda day.  Ya feel me?

Except, it’s a new year, same ol me.  Ha!  Nothings changed.

I got goals….and a word.  But I really don’t feel like chatting about that today.  How about I share some thing I’m loving?  That sounds more fun.

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