Friday, April 18, 2014

coffee talk

discuss amongst ya-selves….. 

tamra is already show us her classy fashions. 
stunning backwards black ball cap while working out with creepy teeth eddie. 

and what accessory does everyone need while hiking in LA in the summertime?
a fur trimmed sleeveless puffer vest! duh.  
that entire sentence is an oxymoron.  

I'm excited for this new blonde mentally unstable lady that joined the cast.
the more mentally unstable blondes Bravo has, the better I look. 

Although, she doesn't give her 12 year old a cell phone, so for that I think maybe I like her.  
But no…. because then she says she goes to this guy everyday. 
"your rib tells me the sadness is gone…." 
really???  because it's telling me she is insane and you are insane AND a perv. 

don't miss gretchen too much…. 
her and slade can't stay away from their attempts in the spotlight.

they will be on marriage bootcamp. they are pathetic.
cough :: i'll totally watch:: cough

Who is excited for the Real Houswives of Atlanta reunion?!? 
meeeeeeee .

Kenya is on the new Celebrity Apprentice and apparently she is the most hated contestant ever….. like….. more than Omarosa. 
porsche's been thinking it all along….. 
I can't wait. 

I mean….. the rapper that cut his penis off and jumped out the window. 
 I just can't. 
He's in stable condition now…. but still no penis.  
That'll teach your kids not to do drugs. 

in addition to chris martin, gwyneth's goop ceo has quit her. 
apparently he decided not to move his wife and kids to LA.
on a more important note: HE has a WIFE and KIDS???? 
I'm sorry what???? I'm pretty sure no one that pretty has a wife and kids. 
I smell a breakdown coming…. either juicy details are going to come out, or she'll get even skinnier and richer and she'll get some amazing new role and jokes on us.  

I really enjoyed this article on Pure Barre from a mens perspective.  
It further affirms that I'll stick to just allowing Tracy Anderson to ruin my life in my own living room, rather than subjecting myself to this in public. 

Lilo was on WWHL with my boyfriend Andy Cohen
and reminded me that I have SO much of her OWN show to catch up on.

She confirmed that her sex list is REAL.
but tried to make it a sad story because it was part of her 5 steps in AA.
so it's like super serious.  not whorish at all.  
um….. okay? 

This was on my reality tv gif site I go to. 
just this image, no context at all, and I just can't stop laughing.

have a great weekend.  try not to eat any car seats. 

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Wednesday, April 16, 2014

wishlist wednesday

lusts for the week……. 
I can't even handle how in love I am with this romper. 
you know I love me a party in the back. 
ummmmmmm yes. 

big ass studs.  my favorite. 

i'm a sucker for a deep v
and flat chests rejoice that we can wear this and look great. 
woo hooooo! 


I snagged this scarf at the kate spade sale
stripes galore, and navy and white perfection. 
also love these other two kate spade scarves:  pink and printed

this whole dang cute ensemble summarizes 
how I want to look everyday for summer

{clutch}  // {top} 


happy shopbop shopping: 25% off with INTHEFAMILY14 
things are going FAST. ahhhhhh! 
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Tuesday, April 15, 2014

crack of the week :: bacon jam

kip and I decided that sunday was declared our "cheat" day…. or more-so in our case our "pretend we are prisoners and this is our last meal we will ever have and lets talk about food constantly all day" day.
we've eaten salads every night for dinner… 
you know how it is…… 
tell yourself you can't have something and its all you want… 

macaroni and cheese is one of my favorite comfort foods ever. 
the second I read on Ship and Dip's website that the Sassy Pantry Bacon Jam was a great topping and addition to mac and cheese I knew that would be happening on Sunday.

Now that I realized how good it is on its own,  I will be spreading it on my turkey sandwiches…. but clearly only on Sundays for the next few wedding countdown weeks.
  or at 2 am when I come home after too many drinks and tear apart the fridge.  
images via // recipe adapted from this

4 tbs Sassy Pantry Bacon Jam 
½ lb elbow macaroni
4 tbs butter
4 tbs flour
1 cup milk
1 cup heavy cream
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 cups shredded Cheddar
1/2 cup breadcrumbs

Preheat oven to 400°F. Cook and drain macaroni according to package directions salting your water before hand. Strain and reserve. In a large saucepan melt butter. Add flour, whisking constantly while then adding milk and cream in gradually. Bring to a boil for 2 minutes while stirring. Reduce to a simmer and add shredded cheddar incrementally until it is melted through. Stir in Sassy Pantry's Bacon Jam. Remove from heat. Fold the macaroni into the sauce. Transfer the mixture to a buttered baking dish. Coat with the breadcrumbs. Bake 20 minutes until the top is golden brown.

Check out Ship and Dip for even more incredible condiments and recipe ideas!!!! 

and for It's The Little Things readers, they are offering 15% off any subscriptions using the code 
code valid until 4/27 

It's amazing how the slightest tweak to your recipes and ordinary ingredients make it so, so much better. 
With our weekly crockpot chicken recipe,  we added a couple spoonfuls of the Cape Fear Spicy Pepper Relish and it was the perfect amount of kick to take it up a notch! 

k now I'm hungry…. my quinoa bowl for lunch is going to suck compared to this. 

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Sunday, April 13, 2014

help a lady out

I found an image on Pinterest that I want to use as inspiration for our wedding koozies.
I need to reach out to someone (I'm guessing a graphic designer…. someone that knows how to use photoshop?)  to see if they can recreate this for us with our initials and date.
I have reached out to a few blog design ladies, but haven't had any luck.

If any of you know someone that would be able to make this image for us that we can then send to a koozie company to have printed/produced please please please let me know :) 

and I'm looking for just a graphic designer not one of the companies that charges $300 to design a one of a kind custom monogram…. if possible. 

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