Thursdays are for

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I’ve got a few unorganized, random thoughts to share with you this lovely Thursday! But first, head on over to Amanda’s page if you aren’t familiar with this linkup.

1) This was from two weeks ago, but how cute is this pic?

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My guys! Just need my brother and the pup in this picture for it to be complete. Speaking of the pup…

2) I miss this little guy so much when I’m in the city:

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In fact, I almost bought this little nugget:

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Or this one:

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3) I forgot to share this ages ago, but I had my last first day of school this month! My outfit:

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4) Keiko Lynn is my new fashion icon.

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Absolutely adore 99% of her outfits!

5) I’m headed home this weekend for Easter! Can’t wait to celebrate with my favorite crazies. Have a good weekend everyone!

Easy Copycat Starbucks Turkey Bacon Breakfast Sandwich

Hello my darlings! I’m afraid the food I’ve been eating this week hasn’t been nearly as exciting as it was in Mexico, but I have plenty of gratuitous delicious food pictures to share.

My go-to breakfasts have definitely been yogurt bowls:

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With cereal, bananas, pb and chia seeds. Classic.I’ve also had this salad nearly every day:

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Salad with tomatoes, grilled chicken, crispy roasted brussel sprouts and greens all tossed with garlic onion dressing.

Also, can we take a second to appreciate how I’ve been eating my salads lately?

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In the messiest little corner of my apartment with a napkin-bib, just to enjoy some sunlight!I’ve been enjoying breakfast for dinner lately annnnd I even have a little recipe for you!

Easy Copycat Starbucks Turkey Bacon Breakfast Sandwich

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-1 Whole Wheat British Muffin from Trader Joe’s (get this brand, trust me)

-1 or 2 strips turkey bacon (I used TJ’s uncured)

-1 or 2 slices cheddar cheese

-1/3 cup egg whites or 2 eggs

-Salt, pepper, garlic powder

1) Heat a skillet with a little olive oil

2) While you’re waiting for it to heat, spray a microwave safe dish with cooking spray and mix in your eggs and spices. Cook in the microwave for 1 minute. (It will make the perfect little egg patty for sandwiches!)

3) Cook your bacon to the desired crispiness.

4) Toast the bread with cheese and assemble everything once it’s done!

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Hits the spot.

Made it Monday

Didn’t think I was going to get a chance to participate in some of my favorite linkups today, but I made it! Now I’ll tell you what’s been marvelous about my week.

The most marvelous tidbit of this week is my partner in crime getting a job!

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Oh, hello adulthood, nice to meet you.

One down, one to go. Wish me luck on my job applications! So proud and excited for my manfriend, especially because he insisted on taking me out for a celebratory dinner at Bandera.

Holy moly, I forgot how freaking delicious everything is! I haven’t eaten there since my 20th birthday forever and ever ago.

Their cornbread appetizer is unreal:

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It’s essentially a coffee cake, but in cornbread form… or vice versa? All I know is that we devoured the thing in mere minutes.

While JD sipped his martini, I went to town on this bad boy:

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Their Moscow Mule was outrageously good too. So crisp and sweet. Mmmm. Plus I LOVE that they served it in the traditional glass; most restaurants I go to don’t do that.

I got the Macho Salad for my entree:

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Wow. This is HANDS DOWN the best salad I’ve ever had. Those HUGE chunks of avocado and goat cheese are only the tip of the iceberg. Buried in there was juicy grilled chicken, roasted almonds and the sweetest dates ever. Phenomenal.

JD got the Wagyu Tri-Tip & Butternut White Cheddar Enchiladas:

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Scrumptious as well. We barely had any leftovers even though we were so full from cornbread! We definitely didn’t have any room for dessert though. Maybe next time!

We also snapped a bunch of pictures in the mirrors on the escalators on our way out.

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So proud of my love!

I actually do have more pictures to share with you this week (finally getting back into the swing of things after spring break!) but I’ll save those for later. Hope everyone had a marvelous Monday and don’t forget to check out these superultracool linkups:

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WIAW Vacation Eats

Hello dears! I’ve been finding it hard to get back into the swing of things, as you can probably tell by my blog absence, but I’m fiiiinally getting back to a normal schedule. It’s been a hot minute since I participated in Jenn’s WIAW, so I’ve decided that’s the perfect thing to help me get back into the swing of blogging!

 

As usual, thanks to Jenn for hosting.Since I’ve gotten back from Mexico I’ve barely taken any pictures of my food, so I’m sharing my food pictures from Mexico!Here’s how most mornings started:

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Usually with a view like this:

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We had a lot of chocolate croissants too, which were just divine, but we ate them too quickly for me to snap any pics.The second day of vacay we went to this awesome place downtown with amazing authentic food. The ceviche blew my mind. SO fresh with tons of lime and flavors:

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Unfortunately I’m pretty sure I’m allergic to shellfish. I’ve been noticing myself getting itchy after eating them, but I broke out into hives this time so I think a trip to the doctor is in order to confirm that allergy. No shellfish in the meantime! Honestly, this dish was worth the allergic reaction. So. Good.I also had an amazing coconut martini at that place. It had sweetened sugary coconut flakes all around the rim of the glass. I could have literally eaten a bowl of that!

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I wish I remembered to snap a picture of the restaurant, there’s wallpaper behind me in that picture, but we were actually in a garden with trees surrounding us except for behind me. Gorgeous place.

The night I wore my blue dress from the last post we went to a fancy steakhouse and I have to say that was tied for the best meal I had on vacation.

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The steak was OUTSTANDING and the funny looking thing towards the bottom was a pepper filled with goat cheese and topped with olive oil and black sesame seeds. Don’t even get me started on the garlic mashed potatoes and the cream corn, they may look boring, but they were the best I’ve ever eaten.

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Tied for the best meal I had was the chicken mole I had at a restaurant close to our hotel. It was just slightly sweet with the perfect amount of spice and was SO flavorful… I inhaled it before I took a picture haha. I did manage to snap a picture of JD’s food though:

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That thing that looks like a stick of butter is actually cheese. Uh-maze-ing. The rest of it is a bunch of different meats, avocados and even cactus on top of some sort of stew. I wish I snapped a better picture of the bowl, it was a volcanic stone bowl and it was huuuge.

Those are the highlights of my eats in Mexico, but we also had the beest iced hazelnut macchiato at the airport while waiting for our flight home.

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This past weekend, right after spring break, we went home for my brother’s birthday and basically gorged ourselves the whole weekend, but it was worth it!

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Family (minus dad taking the picture) & the boy

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Chocolate cake with peanut butter cream cheese frosting and chocolate peanut butter ganace. A.k.a. the best cake ever that my mom makes for almost everyone’s birthdays in my fam.

Needless to say, I’m feeling a little bloated and my jeans are a tad bit tight, but I’ve definitely done worse on vacation, so I’m happy! Focus on eating healthy foods in the upcoming weeks though haha.

Have a great day everyone!

Swamped

Long time no talk! As you can tell by the title of this post, I’ve been insaaanely busy. However, I totally owe you guys a little recap from my vacation! Let’s just start at the beginning. Here’s the alarm we set for our flight last week:

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Yes, you read that right. 3:40 AM. As in 3 in the morning. Woof. Worth it for Cancun! Needless to say we were looking a little ragged at the airport:

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On the plane.

When we arrived at our hotel, JD’s parents were waiting for us with margaritas in hand (best welcome ever), and we made our way to the room. Check out these INSANE views:

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We then goofed around for a bit in the room, got ready and headed to the beach.

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Flexing to prove I had muscle before a week of margaritas, guacamole and laying in the sun doing absolutely nothing ;)

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We got dressed for dinner, took some pics and ate the BEST guacamole I’ve ever eaten and drank margaritas the size of our faces.

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Fresh guac made at the table. Mmmm.

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I’ll spare you the play by play details and move on to the rest of the pics! There was plenty of goofing around in the hotel:

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And in stores whilst shopping

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Frolicking around in bathing suits on the beach

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Then we would clean up for dinner every night and go somewhere nice

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Then we would always come back, change into pjs, eat something sweet and sit out on the balcony

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Matching shirts, glasses and ice cream bars. No that was not planned hahahaphoto 3(9)

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Such an amazing vacation. Hopefully I’ll get back to my regular blogging schedule soon!

Together Tuesday #44

Got some tasty treats to share today!

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If you want to participate, copy the banner above and paste it into your own blog post sharing either a recipe you created OR some recipes from other blogs that you want to make (or have already tried).

Brittany’s Raw Vegan Banana Cream Pie

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Kat’s Garlic Peanut Sauce and Soba Noodles

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Maddi’s Faux-sta Ricotta

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Elise’s Homemade Reese’s Rice Krispies

Kelly’s Single Serve Snicker Doodle Cookie

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Lindsay’s Chickpea Buckeyes

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