Monday, August 24, 2015

monday morning mashup: travel edition

travel tips, advice and inspiration.... coming at you from paris! (don't be jelly!)

4. love these 36 hours travel guides
6. advice on what to pack and what not to pack here and here
8. my current blogger crush - timeless style and beautiful travel photos!
9. best all around travel sites for inspiration & recommendations here and here
10. rick steves travel books are the travel bible as far as i'm concerned! 

Monday, August 17, 2015

monday morning mashup

1. the mind-blowing amount of money we're all spending at starbucks
2. love these tips for the next time you have an overnight guest!
3. 7 days of great hair inspiration, one for every day of the week :)
5. food inspiration for your next game night
6. sephora has a beauty box you might just want to subscribe to...
8. love these elevated hostess gift ideas
10. where i'll be frolicking this weekend <insert smiley with hearts in eyes here>

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

life lately

summer nights at greenlake

'WAP' (wine at the park)

fresh berries at a pop-up market in black butte

wanted every single thing on the menu.

brother/sister love

relay for life in bellingham

RGB float. heaven in my mouth.

drinks at good bar

"international friendly"
yes we are wearing matching shirts
yes it's a manchester united jersey

scrabble is a serious game in our house.
if you can believe it.... we TIED!

iced coffees on the rooftop of terra plata

dinner party view

my fave spot in the grocery store... the mini cheese bins!

harry connick jr concert at chateau st michelle

this picture needs no explanation.

my hot date. and a ridiculously good slice of 
salted peanut butter chocolate cake from deru market

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

charred broccoli gaucamole

did you guys see the controversy in the news about adding peas to your guacamole? long story short is that the new york times posted a guacamole recipe that included peas. seems harmless to me. apparently not! america was outraged - even president obama commented on the matter! totally ridiculous in my opinion, especially since i'm currently obsessed with this charred broccoli guacamole i've been making once per week for the last month.

i first saw the recipe in a magazine while getting my hair done. i took a quick picture of the article - realizing later i only clipped a picture of the ingredients - not the directions. i couldn't find the recipe again online, so i just sort of winged it. 

easy dish, endless possibilities, and hello to more veggies! YUM.

recipe adapted from real simple

1 large bunch of broccoli, cut into florets
1 jalapeno, diced
2 ripe avocados, pitted and peeled
1/2 cup chopped red onion
3-6 tablespoons fresh lime juice
1/4 cup chopped cilantro (if desired)
kosher salt
tortilla chips for serving


1. heat grill to high.

2. place broccoli florets on grill pan, and grill for roughly 10-15 minutes until soft and charred. 
stir a couple times. remove from grill and cool.

3. meanwhile, mash avocados, jalapenos, onion, and cilantro (if using). 
add salt, pepper and lime juice to taste.

4. once charred broccoli is cooled, chop finely. 
add broccoli into gauc mixture. mix well.

5. serve with chips.

Monday, August 3, 2015

monday morning mashup

1. how to: pack a suitcase
3. love the idea of this hassle-free bug repellent
4. loving classic men's sneakers right now!
5. love getting inspired by this lifestyle and travel blog
6. reasons drinking wine can be good for your health
7. fun facts about the blue angels (hope you enjoyed seafair!)
8. this 10 second test will give you an idea of how long you'll live
9. fascinating story about a man who flies around the world for free
10. crushing on this new line of greeting cards at target (just bought 10!)

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