{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.

 

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{table talk}

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No more living room floor picnics at our house!  Finally!  Ha.  If you follow along on Instagram stories, then you saw all our fancy floor sitting dinners we had.
Remember back in August when we had our first (and last) garage sale?  I sold my dinning room table.  My Mom was stressed the fuck out.  She was beside herself that I would sale something that I didn’t have a replacement for.  A piece of furniture that was completely in good condition.
She clearly has NO faith in me!
Just kidding, she was being a Mom.  I sold the table + chairs for almost the same price I bought it for back in 2002.  Yes, I said 2002.  The table was one of the first pieces of furniture I ever purchased as an adult.  It came from McMahan’s.  Remember that place?  Where InShape Fitness is now.  Crazy, right?  And chances are, I even financed that $100 table.  They were BIG on financing everything…lol.
Anyway, I just felt like it was time to part ways.
I was ready for a change.  My motto with the dreaded move….
“Sell it”
or
“Toss it”
A week later, as I was deleting all the 837 daily J.Crew, Madewell, Nordstrom, GAP, American Eagle, Pottery Barn emails, I came across…..
World Market 50% off dinning room furniture.
I gathered my Explorer Rewards + promo codes and pulled the trigger.  With a $320 savings (off the original price) I’d say it was meant to be.
Even my Mom agrees!
I love a good deal.
And pretty shit!
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Unfortunately I have to make a trip to Napa to pick up the bench.  Darn it!  I hate the wine country….said no one ever!
Using even more promo codes, I was able to score the bench for $102!
Still not set on chairs.  Stay tuned!
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Honest – I had NO idea how incredibly happy this table would make me.  Not just that it’s a table.  But, our new house is begging to feel like a home.  And a dinning room table is kind of a big deal!
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You can shop or check out my table setting below!!!  Message me or comment if you have any questions at all.  I’m honest AF!
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{one shoulder}

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Hey guys!  Just popping in to share my current love for the one shoulder top.  Remember my obsession with the cold shoulder?  Let’s reminisce….

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Told you, it was my thang!  When I find something I like, I take it overboard…just a little.

It’s even better than the off the shoulder.  None of that constant adjusting.  The one shoulder stays put.

Believe it or not, I only own ONE one shoulder top.  But, I went to Target today and I realllly wanted to buy more.  I’m on a strict “NO more summer clothes” rule.

September is going to hit and I wont touch them again….and then they wont be in style.

And I’ll have to have another garage sale to get rid of all my shit.

Just kidding….I’m NEVER doing that shit again.

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{#ootd sale}

Suppper sale!  Everything!  From the top, to the denim to the slides.  Each item is marked down.  I was originally going to share an egg recipe, but fuck that.  This is a little more important in my book!

The egg recipe will come next week for those of you that could give two shits about this outfit 🙂

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Ok, let’s talk #ootd

The Top!

Silk + Peplum + Red!

Have I mentioned that I’m on a major red kick at the moment?  I was cleaning my closet this week and pulled out 3 (new..oops) red tops.

I wore this top in Vegas last weekend with denim shorts.  I’ve tried it with white jeans + white short and loved it equally.

Today, I’m wearing it with my new denim because I love them so much I couldn’t wait to rip the tags off and slide them on.

Best part…..

Originally $78.  Marked down $39.99.  Use code: YAYSALE for an additional 50% off.

Making this top $19.99!

That’s a steal!

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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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{jalapeno margarita}

Why, oh why do I love margaritas so much?  Is it the ice-cold beverage on a hot summer day?  The salt covered rim?  Maybe the fun glasses they come served in?  Or Mayyyybbbeee, just maybe it’s the tequila?  Yep!  It’s for sure the tequila!

When a margarita is good.  It’s good!!!

Whether frozen, blended or on the rocks…I haven’t met one I don’t like.  Except those lip puckering sugary ones.  No, not those.

Then I found jalapeno limeade at TJ’s the other day.  What else would you do with it other than add tequila?  I think peeps drink it alone?  What a waste of calories.

In  honor of Thirsty Thursday…..

I’m sharing this concoction that you’re going to thank me for 🙂

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I’m no bartender….I sit on the other side.  So, I’m not going to give you measurements.  I just eyeball it.  It goes a little somthing like this….

Jalapeno Limeade.  Some tequila.  A little more tequila.  Taste it.  Just a splash more tequila.  Shake!

 

Jalapeno Margies

  • Patron (silver ONLY)
  • TJ’s Jalapeno Limeade
  • Limes
  • Ice
  • Salt

 

Run a slice of lime over the rim of your glass.  Dip in salt.

Into a shaker add patron (lots) + limeade + fresh squeezed lime juice + lots of ice.  Shake the shit out of it.

Dump it in your glass.

Stick a slice of lime on the side of the glass…because it makes it look fancy and all.

Drink it!

Probably make another one.  At least I did!

You guys, so so so good!

 

And since we’re on the topic….

Check out the tank I found at Target last week!

Margaritas made me do it!  I couldn’t pass it up!

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{friday 5}

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Man oh man, this week felt like it would NEVER end.  TGIF!!  What’s on the weekend agenda?  I made shit happen this week…clean car, full tank of gas, groceries purchased, yard work done, meals planned…which means only one thing.  I get to #chardsohard and lay out in the sun with every spare minute this weekend!  Whoop Whoop!

I’ve got 5 things on my mind…..

 

 

ONE – Cold shoulder for girls // I have to admit, I wasn’t sure I was down with this trend on my daughter.  Anyone other mamas feeling the same?  Don’t get my wrong….I’m all about the cold shoulder for me.  But, my 10-year-old?  I had to remember how obsessed I get with new fashion trends.  She’s my daughter…it’s in her DNA to love the same things I do.  So, I caved and bought her one.  No wonder Bay fell in love with this adorable cold shoulder flutter sleeve top.  Cute, Stylish + Trendy!

And those blue eyes….I die ♥

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Cat & Jack Cold Shoulder Top

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TWO – Grilled Mango Salad // Not really sure why I call this a salad?  Salads don’t have to contain leafy greens, right?  Think potato salad.  Or pasta salad?  Fruit salad.  So guess what I did?  Googled that shit…..

Salad

a cold dish of various mixtures of raw or cooked vegetables, usually seasoned with oil, vinegar, or other dressing and sometimes accompanied by meat, fish, or other ingredients.

Grilled Mango SALAD it is!

It’s the perfect combo of sweet, spicy, sour and salty flavors.  If you like a good kick, this is your salad!

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Here’s what you’ll need:

  • 3 tablespoons fresh lime juice, divided
  • 1 jalapeno, thinly sliced
  • 1 red jalapeno, thinly sliced
  • 2 mangoes, cut into slices
  • Cooking spray
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 3 tablespoons sour cream
  • 1/4 cup cilantro, chopped (I forgot this ingredient and knew something was missing)

 

Here’s what you’ll do:

Combine 2 tablespoons lime juice and jalapenos in a small bowl.  Set aside.

Coat mango slices with cooking spray, sprinkle with salt + pepper.  Heat grill pan over high heat until smoking hot (literally).  Coat pan with cooking spray.  Add mango slices and cook without touching for 4 minutes.  You want nice grill marks.  Flip and cook 2 additional minutes.  Then place on platter.

Combine renaming 1 tablespoon lime juice with sour cream stirring till thinned out and smooth.

Spoon jalapenos over grill mangoes.  Drizzle with sour cream mixture.  Sprinkle with cilantro.   Serve with lime slices.

I served this “salad” alongside grilled pork tenderloin.  But, this would be a great taco Tuesday side, don’t you think?

 

 

THREE – Kaia Challenge //  Week #1, I believe day #1? (correct me if I’m wrong) We were introduced to the BRIK Kondition Kamp Challenge.  Holy shit!  It’s a tough one.  For me, personally, the toughest yet.   Jump roping + running are the devil.  Long story short, I’ve got maj bladder issues.  Like so maj that I’ve jumped though hoops the last year to correct and still no results.  Specialist + bladder therapy (I fucking swear it’s really a thing) + gadgets galore (TMI).   Debated for months about writing more about this topic…maybe when I finally find a cure I’ll be more inclined to share?  That means, probably never…ha!

Anyway, back to the challenge…..

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Some days I feel like forest fucking gump and the next like a turtle that gasping for air.  There is no rhyme or reason to it…I just never know what’s going to happen when I hit the pavement.  From week #1 to week #3 I was able to shave 2:17 minutes off my week #1 challenge time.  I gave myself a damn high-five for that.  Ha.  Week #3 I must have had a forest day.  I was runnin!

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