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Recipe // Slow Cooker Carnitas, 3 Ways

Recipe // Slow Cooker Carnitas, 3 Ways

Carnitas3WaysMy new favorite Mexican restaurant serves eye-rolling, grunt inducing carnitas so I decided to attempt to replicate them at home so we didn’t have to show our faces in there AGAIN this week. We even got fancy and experimented with different topping combinations with the pineapple and salsa being my absolute favorite. We will definitely be making these again since my slow cooker basically did all…

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Recipe // Hummingbird Bakery Peanut Butter Cookies

Recipe // Hummingbird Bakery Peanut Butter Cookies

Peanut_Butter_CookiesPeanut butter and chocolate baked together into soft, chewy goodness and washed down with a large glass of ice cold milk. It doesn’t get much better than that.

HBPBCookies-2Hummingbird Bakery Peanut Butter Cookies (via):

1 stick plus 6 tbsp unsalted butter, room temperature
1 cup sugar1 cup light brown sugar, packed
2 eggs
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1 cup crunchy peanut butter
2 2/3 cups all-purpose flour
2 1/2…

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Book Review x 6

Book Review x 6

My heart is happy when I am all consumed by a great book.

Traveling for ten months automatically disconnects you from time sucking activities like television and reconnects you with exploring, whether it be a city, literature, or history. We have attempted to maintain our detachment from TV (aided by our lack of cable) and our attachment to reading and exploring by allowing ourselves full nights…

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Recipe // Loaded BLT Sandwiches

Recipe // Loaded BLT Sandwiches

LoadedBLTSandwichesClassic BLT’s get even better with the addition of avocado, pepper jack cheese, and spicy Ranch dressing in these Loaded BLT Sandwiches. A great and easy way to update a favorite.

BLT-4 BLT-1 BLT-2Loaded BLT Sandwich (via):

2 pieces of sourdough or bread of your choice
mayo
spicy ranch dressing
1 tomato, sliced
1/2 an avocado, sliced
3 or 4 leafs of iceberg lettuce
2 slices of pepper jack cheese
6 pieces of bacon

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Fancy Pants

FancyPants-7A special work event followed by a date night called for some fancy pants last Friday and these did just the trick. The material of these pants is extremely wrinkle resistant and comfortable, which was perfect for a day full of sitting at a desk followed by leisurely lounging at a dinner table.

As it was my first full weekend off from work in what seems like forever, Justin and I had a fully…

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What I Want // Stripes

Just like florals in spring, stripes are hardly a trend (thank goodness) and lately my shopping radar has been drawn to anything and everything adorned in stripes - including this…

What I Want // Stripes

Just like florals in spring, stripes are hardly a trend (thank goodness) and lately my shopping radar has been drawn to anything and everything adorned in stripes - including this…

Outfit // Trend Trials

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Zara Slip Dress (similar) | H&M Turtleneck (only $3.50 in stores) | DKNY Tights | Target Booties | H&M Crossbody (similar) | Ray Ban Sunnies

Blazers, handbags, denim, and pumps are all worthy investment pieces for their timeless appeal and versatility. Turtlenecks and lace slip dresses? Not so much. Although items qualifying of investment status vary from person to person the underlying…

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Recipe // Creamy Tomato Pasta

TomatoPasta-1We eat a lot of meat. Chicken, turkey, beef, pork, we eat it. There is no discrimination in this household. With my dislike of fish, seafood, and the majority of vegetarian meat substitutes we have been at a loss for ideas for meatless meals that will still taste delicious and keep us full throughout the night. That left us with mainly pasta heavy options (aka carb loading, aka weight gain…

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