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Five Favorite Pins: Not-So-Traditional Breakfasts

Surprise Biscuits [Vodka & Biscuits]

This past Sunday, I found myself doing something totally outside of the norm – having two back-to-back brunches! Where do I put it away? I’m still wondering about that answer, myself. At our first place, Stable Cafe, I had the “egg in the hole” with bacon and brie cheese. YUM! Now if any of you remember, this used to be a meal that Veronica and I would make for dinner about once a week or so. It was so easy and cheap to make, but now when you go to places in the city you have to pay 8 bucks for it! We call this fancy brunch. I noticed that for awhile I’ve been saving some pretty unconventional breakfast recipes to my Pinterest board lately so here are a few that I thought I would share. Enjoy!

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Greycork

“Furniture is a large part of [a person’s] identity, which means you’ll deeply consider your furniture and desired aesthetic before buying it. We’ve designed our furniture to be a better fit for the modern user. Not only is it thoughtfully designed, but it also fits your budget and lifestyle since its easier to ship and assemble.”

Last week, I was introduced to a new company called Greycork, which was being advertised as furniture that was easier to put together than IKEA! How is that so? Well, it doesn’t require any tools to do it. Sound too good to be true? Maybe, but don’t you kind of just want to believe it? I mean look at these pieces. They are sleek, chic, and modern furniture that I can envision in the apartments of any average person in their 20’s. Um, where do we sign up?

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For Love And Lemons x Free People

Daisy Longlin Underwire – $128

When I think about my 20’s, I think about how I care a lot about things that I never used to waste two seconds thinking about when I was in highschool or when I was just a lowly emo teenager. As a 20-year old, I care a lot about… paying my student loans. Random tidbit, today I checked on my credit score and I felt ecstatic about it! This is definitely something that wasn’t even on my radar even when I was in college. I care a lot about how I’m spending my paychecks – ie) how much I’m spending on a meal during the weekends, if I really absolutely NEED to have that Rebecca Minkoff bag (I didn’t!) and how I decorate my home etc. One chunk of this area that I care about in my 20’s though is dressing smarter. When I was younger, I lived in Forever21, but in the long run those pieces would deteriorate. I was all about the basics instead of quality and quality goes beyond just your usual staples, they also extend out to your delicates. (That was a really long-winded intro, but we finally got there y’all!) For Love and Lemons is a brand that I’ve been keeping my eye on a lot lately and a lot of their intimates are being sold through Free People which is even more exciting. Now, intimates get this rap for being something that you have to wear to please another person. I say, buy them because you “love yourself” and because they just make you feel good! Here are just a few of my favorite picks currently available through Free People.

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Five Favorite Pins: Ice Pops

It may be National Ice Cream Sandwich Day, but ice pops are having a serious moment this summer! I’ve been saving recipes for ice pops to my Pinterest board since I can remember, but lately, they’ve been popping up more and more! Not only do they look delicious and come in a wide variety of flavors, but they’re the ultimate summer treat and a modern upgrade to the popsicles we used to buy at the grocery stores way back when. Here are just a few of my favorite recipes below. Maybe you’ll try them out? Let me know what you think!

Sour Cherry Yogurt Ice Pops [Bake Noir]

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Moorea Seal

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After I moved away from Seattle in 2013, a new storefront moved in downtown and I hadn’t gotten a chance to visit it until this past June when I returned home. I think before they officially had a store, Moorea Seal was completely online, which is how I kept up to date on them through various social media networks including Pinterest. If there was ever a store that embodied me the best, this would be it. When Anna and I finally made a trip to the actual store, I couldn’t handle myself. Two steps in, I threw my hands up in the air and nearly startled the girl up at the front. Everything. Was. Perfect. Anna is such a good friend because she was completely patient as I perused every single corner, shelf, and display of the store. The thing about these types of stores though is that you don’t want to miss anything. I had to be smart with my wallet though because boy, was this store dangerous. I would look at a pair of shoes and say to myself “Yep, these are the one.” And then three seconds later, have my eyes land on a pair of perfect brown sandals that I knew just had to come back with me to California.

While I was there, I also had the opportunity to meet Moorea Seal herself and to let her know how much I adored her shopfront. Don’t worry, we’ll be back! There are more things to buy!

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Oreo Thins

I had a small opportunity yesterday where I could sign up for a free packet of Oreo Thins and I completely blew it! I didn’t know that the window to sign up would close and when I went back today to sign up for real, I realized I had missed it by just a couple of hours. Imagine my disappoint. Oreos hold a very special place in my heart. I promise you, no one asked me to say that. The very first time I ever looked at a photo of myself or could even comprehend what that was like, I was a very small baby eating Oreos for the first time with crumbs and cream all over my face. I was sat next to my brother who clearly found this very amusing, but what baby isn’t?! When I heard about Oreo Thins, I knew I had to have it. Kevin and I used to get a packet of Oreos all the time as kids, but I’d always stop after 2 or 3 because they made me so full. However, a thinner cookie means that I can shove a whole lot more in my mouth without feeling like I need to stop.

Apparently, the new Oreo Thins are as thin as pencils – naturally because it’s a thinner cookie and it’s filled with less cream. Four of these cookie add up to about 140 calories – not that I really care about that that much though. I don’t count. These are hitting shelves next week and I can’t wait to sample them for you all and let you know if it’s really the best thing ever.

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Dolce Vita Summer 2015

Nessah Wedges – $180

I’m always a huge fan when it comes to brands in Seattle and Dolce Vita is definitely one of them. I bought my first pair of wedges ever from them two years ago and a pair of sandals that I still live in last summer. It’s my dream to be invited to their showroom downtown! Now another summer has rolled around and I’m looking for my next pair to conquer! Here are just a few of my favorite picks. Anyone have a favorite? Which one do you think looks the best?

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Chunky Knits by Anna Mo

No one loves a chunky knit more than I do! When I spotted the chunkiest of chunky knits designed by Anna Mo, Istarted to imagine how wonderful it would be to just OWN one of these.

To knit these mammoth material works the Ukraine-based Mo not only uses extremely thick sections of wool, but also XXL needles to produce her three-inch-thick stitches.

These photographs can be silly, but I like seeing how they can be used as a blanket or even as an accessory piece to furniture.

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The Closet: May 2015

Free People Sausalito Washed Sandals – $68

Can you tell that we’re looking for new sandals and wedges? I’ve worn down by only and first pair of DV by Dolce Vita Wedges and after looking at its condition, it’s time to invest in a new pair. So we’ve been looking at options…

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Currently Craving:

At work we have this really great tradition that we call a “Vacation Tax Table.” Whenever employees go away for a trip, they are “required” to bring back a treat or some goodies to share with the rest of the employees. We’re starting to get much bigger as a company so it’s hard to bring back enough for everyone to have a taste of something, but it’s also challenging to make sure everyone knows that it’s still a tradition! I just went away to San Diego last weekend and completely forgot to bring something back.

Last month, a co-worker of mine traveled to Wisconsin and Colorado and brought back some locally sourced bacon jam that I became OBSESSED with. Left out on the table with slices of toasted bread and crackers, I placed myself directly in front of the food and munched for a straight hour. It was too good, I couldn’t leave! I don’t remember the brand that made it, but if I did, I would have it specially delivered to me… forever. Seattle’s Skillet makes a very well known bacon jam as well so I’m headed home next month to give it a try to see how it compares! Hopefully it’s just as good and if it is…well then it will be much easier to obtain when I need it!

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A Collection Part 42

For the first time, we are publishing an “A Collection” post and starting the next one immediately. Hopefully, this means that we can have another one posted within the next six months. These are Veronica’s favorite posts and I even texted her this morning to let her know that she could expect it this evening. These posts are so interesting to me because there is usually little to no content. Instead, it’s a post of 50+ images that I’ve collected over 6 months that evoke something out of me. There’s no rhyme or reason. I can’t go through each photo and say why I chose each one. I just know that it’s important to me, that it means something and resonates with me in some way or another. I’ve never actually talked to Veronica about this, but while this doesn’t hold much content, I almost feel like she probably knows what I’m thinking or how I’m feeling through a collection of images. Maybe you all do! You tell me. :)

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Late At Night I Think About…

Dessert! Boutique ice cream shops are all the rage right now, but I remember way back when I used to beg my Dad to just take me to the local Baskin-Robbins. Those were the DAYS! I watched this video and instantly became hungry. The internet is a dangerous thing sometimes.

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Waffles & Honey – Mother’s Day Boxes

Mother’s Day is right around the corner and I wish I could say that when it came to presents for my mother, I was always nailing it. The truth is this – she loves the Tieks and that’s a sure thing, always! This year though, I’d like to get a little bit more creative with my gifts so I’ve been doing some research and came across these three lovely Mother’s Day Boxes from Waffles & Honey. Now, she won’t really love this as much as I would getting these as a gift, but in case anyone is looking I still thought it was worth the post. These boxed type gifts have been what everyone is talking about lately and I think it’s just because people in general love getting packages with lots of little things inside. Pictured above is the Spa Day Mother’s Day Gift Box and here’s what it includes:

Each box contains:

  • The initial letter necklace of your choice, to represent the ones she holds most dear (Add additional letters using the drop down menu below ‘Add to Cart’ button). We are currently sold out of the heart and “x” charms.
  • An individually hand-poured candle made with pure soy wax and a wooden wick.
  • Hand-crafted Himalayan sea salt and grapefruit body scrub.
  • Artisan chocolate covered Brazilian espresso beans.
  • A relaxing bundle of dried lavender.
  • Our handmade Mother’s Day quote.
  • A note card for you to enclose your message.

Super sweet, right?! We are loving this idea by Waffles & Honey. Would you purchase this for your mom this Mother’s Day?!

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The Closet: April 2015

Free People Arrow Run Skort – $98

It’s already feeling like peek summer in the Bay Area and it’s only May! The Seattle girl in me is weary that I’ll be able to survive another summer here. Here are some pieces that will get us through the season and will just be fun to wear regardless!

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