{weekend notes}

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Weekend Notes //

Intentions for the week:

  • Make a big ass salad for lunchesmade a bomb.com quinoa salad
  • Find the perfect 2018 planner I finally decided.  Stay tuned, I’ll share this week
  • Purchase a new makeup bag + makeup ordered!
  • Make something using pumpkin (it’s Fall y’all) I made not 1, but 2!!!
  • Bust out all the fall decor tubs
  • RHONJ premierIt’s going to be a good season
  • Decorate a cute pumpkin for 4-H {marble pumpkin diy} is ready for tonight
  • Stay sugar-free (ish)
  • Workout 5 days a week – 4 days was all I could squeeze in
  • Work on November budgetdone
  • Sign-up for running groupSigned up and ready for this weekend
  • STAY AWAY FROM TARGET – FAILED big time.
  • Watch Tom Petty Runnin’ Down A Dream on Netflix  –  Hopefully this week

 

And for the weekend highlights…..

 

Damage //

Sometimes you have to treat your damn self to some cute shit!!  I partly blame this purchase on Salinas Julie!!!  I had to!

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Heaven //

After a full week of eating clean, I caved and had pizza.  But not just any pizza.  This is Masullo pizza.

1/2 Margarita + 1/2 Pepperoni (so basic)

Gilda (not so basic)

Mozzarella, Fontina, Olives, Red Onion, Garlic/Parsley/Anchovy Persillade

With a side of oven roasted mussels + chard.  Pure heaven!

If you are a pizza lover, like myself.  Do yourself a favor and try out Masullo!  The Hildebrand chicks told me all about this place!!  And it didn’t disappoint.

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The City //

A day in the City with your girlfriends is good for the soul!!!

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Hello and happy Friday friends!!  Who’s ready for the weekend.  Meeeee!

Before we pop the wine bottles and crack open an ice-cold one…let’s chat about 5 things on my mind.

 

ONE – Challenge // Who’s down to start a new challenge Monday?  Not a wine drinking challenge.  A little fitness challenge 🙂  Push-ups + Squats + Sit-ups.  Not too bad, right?  You have all day to get it done.  Split it up.  Do half in the morning and the other half at night.  Or if your like me, I like to get it all done before I hop in the shower each morning.  It’s quick and doable.

(click on the image, print it and stick it somewhere where you will see it as your daily reminder)

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I found this one on My Healthy Happy Home

 

 

TWO – Crack Broccoli // I have found my go-to broccoli recipe.  The only way I plan to prepare this veggie for the rest of my life.  Bailey LOVES trees.  Her favorite green vegetable.  So, we have it quite often.  Steamed. Sautéed.  Then I became infatuated with roasting all the veggies I could get my hands on.  If you follow me on insta stories, you are aware of this.  It’s a weekly thing.  Two heads of broccoli should serve 4 people, no problem, right?  Well, Bay and I kill this whole batch between the two of us.  It’s so addictive!!!

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Here’s what you’ll need:

  • 2 heads of broccoli, cut into steaks
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • pinch of dry red pepper flakes
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup sliced almonds
  • 2 teaspoons fresh squeezed lemon juice
  • 3 tablespoons grated parmesan cheese

 

Here’s what you do:

Preheat oven to 475 degrees

Line a cookie sheet with foil

Cut broccoli into steaks: YouTube

In a large bowl, whisk together olive oil + garlic + red pepper flakes + salt.  Add broccoli steaks (and all the little pieces too) and toss to evenly coat.

Arrange broccoli cut side down on cookie sheet.

Roast for 12 minutes.  Flip  broccoli and add sliced almonds.

Roast for an additional 10 minutes.  Remove from oven once almonds are toasted and golden.

Gently toss with lemon juice then top with parmesan cheese.

Taste test.  Brace yourself.  This shit is highly addictive.  Hence the name 🙂

 

THREE – Thursday Night // Can we do chard + cheese every Thursday night?  Such a great time catching up with these chicks.  There’s just something really fucking great about sitting around a table (full of wine + cheese, of course) laughing and talking with girlfriends.  It makes my heart so happy.

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{photo cred: erica via nikki’s insta}

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What. A. Week.  Not going to bore you too much with the nitty-gritty, but this week was a frickin whirlwind.  Today is FRIDAY and that makes me happy AF!  And this weekend is going to be pretty good.  Me + Mom + Kissey + George + Vegas….enough said!

So, let’s chat about 5 things on my mind…..

 

ONE – iPhone maps // Anyone else thinks it’s borderline creepy that you’re iPhone knows exactly where you’re headed?  I got this leaving the gym the other morning.  Every morning I get in my car, it tells me what time I’ll arrive at my office in Dixon.

I found out that deep inside your location services (under privacy) there is a feature called Frequent Locations.  When turned on, your phone will keep tack of places you visit on a regular basis.  After about a week it will begin automatically sending you travel time to destinations you frequent at that given time.  Weird.  Some peeps have asked how it works, or how to turn it on.  So there ya go.

My question….do you love it?  Or do you hate it?  I’m not a fan.

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TWO – Harry’s // Ladies + gentleman…do yourself a favor and throw away your razors.  Go to Target and grab a Harry’s.  I know they are designed for me, but trust me on this one…..You’ll get the best leg shave ever.  Smooth as a babies butt!  Harry’s get’s my full endorsement.

$10 for a the grip + 2 razors + travel cover.

• 1 Rubberized grip handle for control
• 2 Razor Blade Cartridges featuring 5 German razor blades, flex hinge, lubricating strip, and a precision trimmer
• 1 Travel Razor Blade Cover to protect your razor blades when you’re on-the-go

Harry’s Men’s Razor with 2 Razor Blades has everything you need for an exceptional shave.

Harry’s razor blade cartridges are engineered at its world-class German factory that has been producing some of the world’s finest blades for almost 100 years. Each cartridge features 5 razor blades with precision-honed edges that are both sharp and durable, a flex hinge that contours to your face, a lubricating strip for a smooth finish, and a precision trimmer for those hard-to-reach places.

The razor handle is designed with a rubberized matte exterior, texturized grip pattern, and weighted core for maximum grip and control. It may be the best-looking thing in your bathroom (other than you).

 

The branding is on point too, which I know all women like 🙂

Harry’s Men’s Razor with 2 Razor Blades – Forest Green

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THREE – Salsa Chicken // I posted these images on my Instagram stories last night.  Dinner delivery + meeting baby Cora ♥  3 week old Baby Cora was for sure a highlight of the week.  Bay’s already requesting to babysit 🙂  She’s the littlest, cutest baby.  Reminds me of Bay when she was 3 weeks old…about 11 years ago…OMG!

We also took dinner to Cora’s diaper changing, midnight feeding, parents.  I  got lots of messages asking for the chicken recipe.  It’s probably the most simple recipe ever.  And I’ve made it more times than I can count.  Make a great salad topper, taco filler, quesadilla stuffing.

Here’s what you’ll need:

  • boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • chunky salsa (I use Pace)

Place chicken in a crockpot.  Top with 1/2 jar or more of salsa.

Cook on high for 3-4 hours.

Shred with two forks in the crockpot.

That’s it!

Works great for a Sunday meal prep for lunches too.

Other highlights….cards with GG + Hand And Foot night.  That bone pile is impressive, and caused a really great chain of group texts the following day.  HAF = hungover AF?  LOL!  Always a good time.  I hope my hangover is gone by the next card night.

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We are on our final week of July….holy smokes, how did that happen?  Weekends notes is late, but you know how it goes.  Shit happens.  Normally on a Monday.

 

Intentions for the week:

You can read last weeks (updated) Intentions here {weekend notes}.  I wanted to see if this would get my ass in gear.  I’d say I did okay….thank god there is always next week…Ha 🙂

  • Deep clean office/throw everything away (almost done)
  • DRINK FUCKING WATER
  • Pack (light) for Vegas….I’m terrible at packing
  • Cards with GG
  • Track ALL food on My Fitness Pal (I did two days then gave up)
  • Do good shit for others – aka random acts of kindness
  • Finish Serial podcast (didn’t listen to it once last week)
  • Mani + pedi
  • Car wash inside + out
  • Make honey lemon chicken
  • Schedule safety recall on the Pilot…any other fellow Honda Pilot owners get one of these?
  • Go to be by 10pm!

 

How about some highlights from the weekend?

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Have you ever decided Friday around 6pm to take off.  I’m talking leave without a plan.  No idea where you’re going?  Just a direction.  Me either.  But, I did.  Exhilarating!

My over-planning ass was completely content too.

Waking up here was one of the highlights!  Have you ever seen a more beautiful backyard?  Me either!

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Leggett, Ca //

Where Hwy 1 ends and 101 begins.  Also the home of the famous Chandelier Drive-Thru Tree.

Height: 315 feet

Diameter: 21 feet

Age: 2,400 years

Travelers have been taking pictures of their vehicles inside this tree since 1937.

Pretty cool!

And worth the drive!

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Wine //

We brake for wineries.  Especially wineries that look like this.  Pacific Star Winery is a nestled into a cliff side about 12 miles north of Fort Bragg.

I stole this image off the website to show you how impressive this place really is.  My iPhone pictures don’t do it enough justice.
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Best sign ever!

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This bench was the spot.

We sat and dangled our feet.

Sipped a bottle of Pacific Star Tempranillo.

Watched the waves crash.

I could have stayed right here.  All Day!

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If you’re ever in the neighborhood, please do me a huge favor….STOP here.  Drink the wine and take in the views.

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Check out this cottage you can rent for the weekend!

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Westport, Ca //

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{friday 5}

Happy Holiday Weekend!!

This week has flown by and I’m perfectly okay with that!  I’ve got 4 consecutive days off….AGAIN.  How is the fuck did I manage to pull that off 2 weekends in a row?  I could cry.  It’s so GREAT!  Have I ever told you that 4th of July is like my favorite Holiday?  I mean, I love them all, but the 4th is just extra special.  We spend the Holiday at our family cabin in Lake Tahoe.  We go to the beach + sit/eat on the deck + play 31 over and over + go for walks + BBQ + sleep in + just chill with the family.  And pray that the bears don’t break in and eat us for a snack…HA!  It almost happened to my parents and the kids last night!!!  Swear!

Before I check out for the weekend, let’s talk about what I’ve got on my mind this beautifully fucking perfect Friday……

 

ONESeka Hills // Family Fun.  Food.  Fireworks.  And that’s exactly what they delivered.  What a fun night.  This is the second year in a row that I’ve attended this event.  The firework show is pretty damn impressive.  The Live music.  And the kid zone.  Although I was kidless, I did notice how cute the kid zone was.  Crafts galore and a photo booth too!  I was busy double fisting tuluk’a + rose and scarfing down Chandos Tacos Mulitas.  OMG…amazing by the way!

Until last night, I had never heard of Mulitas…..

Expertly made by layering jack cheese and your choice of meat between two corn tortillas. Top it off with Chandos’s signature fresh cilantro, delicious diced onions, creamy guacamole and tangy salsa for an instant flavor explosion.

 

 

Special thanks to Alex my wrap/knot shirt expert.  She fixed me up after every bathroom trip:)  I love the top, but it’s a lot of fucking work…HA!

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TWO – Hershey Kisses // Red + white + blue wrapped treats just taste better.  I’m not going to admit how many of these Kisses I’ve devoured in the last week…FML!  I bought them for the Bike Parade and completely forgot to set them out on the treat table.  Darn it!  9 kisses for 200 calories, not bad!  These festive foils wrapped kisses are sold exclusively at Target, so don’t waste your time (like I did) look for them anywhere else.  I promise, you need these in your life!

Hershey’s Milk Chocolate Kisses Red-White and Blue Bag-11 oz.

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THREE – Strait to Vegas //  We purchased our airline tickets!!  Shit is getting real!!  REAL exciting!!  Even my knocked up sister is pumped to tear up Vegas again.  I’m already mapping our the restaurants we’ll dine at.  Even though I heard it’s a disappointment….I have to check out the fancy Taco Bell.  Remember, I’m a TB junkie 🙂

29 days till I’m reunited with my main man, George!!

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{friday 5}

Needless to say, I’m pretty happy Friday is finally here!  Who’s with me?  After this weekend, I’m a free women.  I mean, not really.  But, I will feel like a free women…for a minute or so.  Lucky In Kentucky is Saturday and we are gearing up for the Omega Nu event of the year.  BIG thank you to everyone that bought tickets and is coming to support our organization.  Big hats + mint juleps + skeet shooting and all things Kentucky…can’t wait!!

Now lets chat about 5 things on my mind…..

 

 

ONE – Bitch Straw // Remember I posted Bailey’s Krazy Straw here on {friday 5}?  I mentioned that I kinda wanted to order myself one that said “bitch”  And guess what?  I went to Kaia for the first time innnnn….I’m too embarrassed to admit it here.  Anyway, Mallory, my Kaia coach handed me the bitch straw she had ordered for me!  I mean, how f’n sweet is that?  Pretty sure she intended for this straw to be used for a healthy Kaia smoothy….but, she knows me better than that.  It’s FRIDAY and this just seemed a little more up my ally!  Bogle + Bitch Starw + Friday go hand-in-hand!

Thank you Mallory, you made my week!

Love her!  Almost as much as I love to #chardsohard ♥

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TWO – My Parental’s Anniversary // Whenever it’s someone’s anniversary the first thing that comes to my mind is Tony Toni Tone – Anniversary song…lol!  It starts playing in my head and pretty much kicks it there all day on repeat.  Ha!  Anyway…today is my creators 38th wedding anniversary.  Thirty Eight frickin years.  FOR-EV-ER!  Just wanted to wish them a happy day and many more to come!  Cheers to 38 years!!  Love you guys like a fat kid loves cake ♥

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THREE – Peanut Butter Apple Slices // Not trying to pretend like I’ve been all healthy and shit this week.  If you follow me on snap chat, then you saw detox lunch yesterday.  It was the lunch of champions!  But, this is mine + Bay’s new jam.  Apple slices smothered with Laura Scudder’s peanut butter, then sprinkled with toppings.  You must try this.  I lost my beloved apple corer…sad day at our house.  Luckily Amazon has got my back.   Core apple.  Slice into thin rings.  Blot with a paper towel to remove moisture.  Spread peanut butter goodness over the apple slices.  Raid your pantry for toppings.  And you’ve got one helluva snack.

Toppings I used below:

Granola

Sprinkles

Chopped walnuts

Mini chocolate chips

Honey (Seka Hills, obvi) – this one was the BEST!!

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{friday 5}

Happy F-R-I-D-A-Y!!

Have you noticed that I haven’t shared much about Easter?  Well friends, that’s because I haven’t done a single damn thing.  Is it just me or did Easter just sneak up this year?  This whole week got away from me.  My list of impossible shit to get done is growing by the second.  I’m not even stressed about it though.  Fill Easter baskets.  But first I need to buy the crap I plan to fill them with…Ha.  Grocery shop.  Set the table.  Fill eggs.  Anyone else on my level?

But, it’s Friday and I’ve got 5 things on my mind….so let’s chat about that……

 

 

ONE – Today wraps up my sugar fast/no booze week.  I fucking did it.  I feel fucking great.  I even went to dinner with girlfriends last night and watched as they guzzled margaritas and ate tortilla chips.  Let’s be real, it was fucking torture!  I realized this morning, that I blew it and didn’t weigh myself before.  Completely slipped my mind.  My Doc pointed out yesterday that I was down 8 lbs from 2 1/2 weeks ago though!  So we’ll just go with that.  Can I get a WHOOP WHOOP!

Obvi I plan to celebrate with a big ass margarita + carbs tonight!!  Annddd, I think I’m going to do another sugar fast after spring break.  Who’s in?!?!

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TWO – Scarlet Rae Roberts //  On Tuesday, April 11th around 2:30 am I got a text “She’s here” with the most precious picture ever.  After a night full of passing jokes and hospital selfie texts, we were on pins and needles waiting for this message.

7 lbs 1 oz

21 inches

I was so excited.  Like Disneyland excited.  I couldn’t sleep.  So happy to see this sweet baby girl and her mama were happy + healthy!

Look at her little arm wrinkles.  I DIE!!

Congratulations Sarah!  Sending you all the love from Woodland!!

Welcome to the world Scarlet.  I can’t wait to meet you and spoil you ♥

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