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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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{i shaved my face and you should too}

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Teeth Whitening // Rose Water // Facial Razor // Jade Roller // Marble Tray

I shaved my face last night.  But, I’ve decided I’m going to say I tried dermaplaning instead.  As soon as the words “shaved” and “my face” are said, peeps instantly freak the fuck out.  Ha!  It’s okay, I kinda thought the same thing too.  Then I did some research.  I’m not going to grow a beard!

I really, really wanted to try and video a portion of it.  But, once I had the razor in my hand, decided safety first and put the phone down. lol!

Just like all the fads that come out.  Charcoal teeth whitening.  Jade rolling.  Rosewater spray.  Cory always says, “do you have to try everything?”

Yes, of course I do!  #YOLO

I’m what they call a sucker.  You tell this $10 conatiner of shit is gonna make me skinny or pretty…SOLD!

I’m also too cheap to pay for Amazon Prime, so I have to ask Cory to purchase all my random shit for me.  Ha!  Hence, why he’s concerned that I’m a sucker for trends.

Let’s chat about the fads that I’ve tried…..

 

Facial Razor // We have to start with this one.  I dermaplaned my face last night.  I read so many reviews.  Amazon alone has over 1,800.  You guys would straight up DIE if you saw all the peach fuzz and dead skin that came off that tiny little razor.  So disgusting.  I didn’t realize what a hairy bitch I was.  But, the results – I’m a believer.  My face is so, so smooth.  My makeup went on so incredibly smooth this morning.  Even a little glow!  It’s like an exfoliation at a deeper level.  All in the comfort of your very own bathroom.  And it only costs $5.  I will continue doing this procedure.  Maybe weekly?

Just trust me on this one, k?

This is the video I watched: LISTEN UP GIRLFRIEND | SHAVE YOUR FACE

What is dermaplaning?

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{on wednesdays we wear pink}

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Sweater $16 // Denim // Mules $18(similar)

Another day, another Old Navy sweater!  Old Navy is HOT right now.  Words I don’t think have ever left my mouth…HA!  But, for reals – you cannot beat those price tags + promo codes.  They have relevant styles and way better quality than I remember from the good ol days.

Before we get to that, I’m going to chat about my sugar cleanse for a minute.  If you DGAF….keep scrolling.  All my outfit details + top Old Navy picks are below.  I’ve been getting lots of questions, so let’s break it down real quick……

WHY

I’ve chatted before about why I cut sugar from my diet.  You can read about it here: {no sugar, no problem…sike} Basically, these jeans I’m wearing right here.  They are getting tight.  And I really like them, so I better get my shit together.  You know what I mean?  But, there are about 7 other reasons too.

HOW

I start each cleanse with a 2-day meal plan (below).  And the 3-day renew life cleanse.  Just trust me.  The combo does wonders and I feel so good within those first few days.  The 3-day cleanse you can find at Target and Nugget for $7.  I wrote about it more here: {friday 5}

Renew Life 3 day-cleanse

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I legit yanked this out of a Women’s Health magazine at Oasis about 5 years ago.  Sorry Melika.  I keep it on the side of my fridge.

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Breakfast – smoothie (I follow the recipe above) in my opinion, it’s the worst part of the 2-days

Snack #1 – cucumbers + vinegar + dill with a cup of green tea

Lunch – ground turkey + spinach + cilantro + green onions.  I top it with a shit-ton of hot sauce.

Snack #2 – should be asparagus.  I opted for carrots since the asparagus at the grocery store looked nasty.  With another mug of hot green tea.

Dinner – roast salmon + spinach + red onion + little olive oil + LOTS of lemon

In the evenings – you know, wine time + chill time?  I immediately brush my teeth.  Meaning kitchen is closed…NO MORE FOOD.  Ha!  Then follow-up with lot’s of green tea.  Especially the night your kid decided to try out a new chocolate chip cookie recipe.  Not gonna lie, I 100% snuck a bite of the dough.  #qualitycontrol

After the 2-day thing is over.  I stick to a strict no added sugar diet.  I don’t do fruit, because I don’t care for it.  I will use some brown rice here and there.  Sweet potatoes.  Homemade nut butters.  NO wine.  No beer.  No TJ’s dark chocolate covered almonds.  The struggle is real.  A clean diet.  Lots of protein + veggies.  With a few Skinny, Skinny Margs on the weekends.

HOW LONG

I was originally thinking till the end of the week.  But, who knows.  Maybe till Thanksgiving?

Now let’s get back to this outfit 🙂

Sweater // Denim // Mules (similar)

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{friday 5 // things I’m diggin}

It’s Friday, so naturally I have to share 5 things.  But, I’m craving change.  I just wanna change everything.  So, let’s do 5 things I’m diggin today……

ONE – Target BOGO 50% off sweaters // You’re NEVER going to believe this.  I went to Target….HA!  I didn’t mean too.   And all the sweaters are buy one, get one 50% off.  Which is a crazy good deal.  Here are a few I’m diggin….

Twist Front Sweater // Duster Open Cardigan

Back Interest Pullover // V-Neck Pullover Sweater

Lace-Up Back Open Cardigan // Crew Neck Pullover

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TWO – Rembrandt Toothpaste // Cameron from Southern Charm shared that she’s obsessed with this specific toothpaste.  So, naturally I had to try it out.  And I’m in 100% agreeance with Cam…this shit is bomb!!

Walmart (it’s 1/2 the price): Rembrandt Toothpaste // Target: Rembrandt Toothpaste

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{date night + day ideas}

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Date nights or day dates don’t have to be fancy.  Just something fun.  Whether it’s a couple of hours mid-day, a night out, maybe even a weekend away.  At the end of the day it’s just spending time together.

That was so lame, I can’t believe I just typed it…lol.

In case you’re all out of ideas and looking for something new, I hope you’ll find one or two on this list of downright cheesy ideas  🙂 Ha!

 

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{asian turkey + green beans}

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It’s Thursday peeps.  I stayed up till the butt-crack of dawn prepping + cleaning + packing.  We leave for Portland today!  Anyone else do that?  The night before a trip, stay up all night cleaning + organizing + cooking + decorating…..absolutely anything to avoid packing?  I get this crazy urge to make sure my house is clean AF.  Just in case a robber breaks in, my shit looks nice and tight?  Ha!  No, really – I get a huge since of ease knowing everything is tidy and right where it belongs.  And it’s gonna be just like that when I return.  And I despise packing.  #tiredaf

So, as I was editing photos I thought – let’s keep it really real today.  Remember when I posted {things I’m afraid to tell you} and I admitted that “I don’t really have marble counter tops”  I get DM’s ALL THE TIME about my fake marble counters and it makes me laugh out loud.  I think out of all the 11 things, this is the one you guys liked the most!

 

Here’s what I see…..

Half drank glass of red wine, which is never more than an arm’s length away while I’m cooking.

Random spices.

Cutting boards + knives.

Props and dishes.

Marble slab my homegirl Sarah P gave me.  Sometimes I use a roll of marble wrapping paper too.

And lo and behold…my beautiful tile counter tops.

Would you even follow me or make my recipe if I posted that?  Ha!

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