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{friday 5}

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Happy Friday!  It’s been a really good week.  A nice calm week.  Just what we needed.  Spent as much time as possible outdoors which makes all the difference in shaking my creative juices up.  So many projects I can’t wait to start.  So many fun ideas for the blog.

Take the weekend to recharge, relax and treat yo self Mama’s!  And I wish you all the happiest Mother’s day!

 

 

ONE – Hot Sauce Debate // No doubt, I’m a tap-your-uncle girl.  Tapatio, that is.  It’s my hot sauce of choice…always.  On my eggs.  On my tacos.  On anything, really.  But, recently, I’ve been told that I need to spread my wings a little.  That there are wayy better hot sauces out there?  Say whhhattt?  You know I’m always down to try out new stuff, so next week, we’re going to do a hot sauce taste testing.  Not really sure of the logistics just yet.  So, tell me….what’s your fave hot sauce?  What should I add?

Here’s what I’ve picked up for the Hot Sauce Debate so far…..

Valentina // Srirahca // Cholula // Tapatio

 

 

TWO – Madwell Top // I love a good striped tee!  Stripes pretty much go with anything + everything.  You’d die if you saw stripe tee collection in my closet.  I found another good one to add to my selection.  Originally I had a whole post planned for this newby, but when I saw that it was marked down to $29, I decided to scratch that and share it NOW!  This will sell out, and you probably need another one.  You’re welcome!

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Madewell Mock Neck Tank

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THREE – Easy Pickled Red Onions // I got lots of DM’s after posting this on insta-stories yesterday.  So, here ya go!  This is a quick-pickled onion recipe.  Cory claims it’s not authentic enough.  lol.  I had all the ingredients on hand.  And they are killer.  I’ve been topping turkey burgers, sandwiches + salads with these bad boys all week.

My homegirl Nikki, she made pickled cabbage for her ahi tuna tacos last night….fucking outstanding.  That will be on my to-make list for next week!

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Here’s what you’ll need:

  • 1 red onion, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/4 cup distilled white vinegar
  • 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons honey
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons sea salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes

 

Cram all the sliced red onion in a mason jar.  Stick your filled mason jar in the sink, because you will spill and this shit is stinky!

Add all the rest of the ingredients to a sauce pan and bring to a simmer.  Remove from heat.

Pour mixture over the red onions.  Allow to cool.  Then pop them in the fridge.

Enjoy!

 

FOUR – Coffee Table // Kinda like my dinning table settings, I love styling the coffee table.  I love that it’s a small space.  Also a space that gets a lot of attention.  Stealing items from other rooms to change it up is my jam.  I can’t get enough of baby daisies.  I grab a bunch ($3.99) every time I make a TJ’s trip lately.  I believe they’re called chamomiles.  But, I think baby daisies sounds cuter 🙂  So, here’s what my coffee table currently looks like and I’ve linked all the sources below if you need one of these items for your coffee table look!

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{thanksgiving kid table}

 

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The Pottery Barn Kid’s Table always gets me.  So damn cute.  Clearly I’m not going to dump a grand on trying to duplicate this masterpiece.  But, I so admire the crap out of it.  Haha.

This year we will be hosting our family for Thanksgiving dinner.  When I say, “we are hosting”, what I really mean is, my mom will pretty much do everything.  Just at my house.  She will come over bright and early in the morning with the bird all ready for the oven.  I just might possibly stick the bird in the oven and set the timer.  That’s kind of it.

So, when I say “I’m hosting” it’s a joke.  I’ve never even roasted a turkey in my life.  It’s so intimidating.  Everyone sits around Thanksgiving day anticipating the turkey feast.  If it sucks, then you basically suck and ruined Thanksgiving.  I’ll leave that to my mom 🙂

My Thanksgiving role is setting pretty tables and baking a couple of pies.

As I walked though Target the other day, I came across cute Thanksgiving paper goods.  I thought it would make the most adorable kids table.

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{wednesday wish list}

KITCHEN EDITION  //
I’m sure you can tell by now that I have a love for all things pretty.  Kitchen + Entertaining especially.  It rarely goes out of style.  And, you don’t grow out of it…lol.  I use my parent’s 38 year old wedding china and absolutely adore it.  It’s timeless.  I’m a collector of white serving dishes – I can’t help it.  The uniform look of a beautiful buffet covered with white serve-ware really makes the food pop.  World Market, Pottery Barn and Target are just a few of the places I frequent for new kitchen goods.
Here is my wish list of all kitchen pretties I would love to add to my cherished collection.

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