Happy Weekend!

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Got anything fun going on this weekend? If you have a long weekend for President’s Day, you lucky dog, you. If not, no worries! You can still eat lots of candy and arrange pretty flowers in honor of Valentine’s/Galentine’s Day! Hope you all have a lovely couple of days, see you on Monday!


cct // 12 Successful People & Their Best Productivity Hacks

rkv // I’ve recently come to terms with the fact that I think I may have a very real sugar addiction. Once I get a craving, I physically and emotionally cannot say no. After looking into some book options, this guy and this guy seem like they could be helpful reads!

cct // Just in case you wanted to know the real reason behind that tiny pocket on your jeans!

rkv // I had no idea that I’m left brained

cct // Any CT friends interested in going to any of these glorious flower workshops?! I have been dying to go!

rkv // All the single ladies

cct // Missing our old little old 1 bedroom right about now, is that weird?

rkv // I’m newly obsessed with caramelized onions, and the look of this made my mouth water


 

Ultimate Galentine’s Day Brunch

#Weliterallycannoteven handle how stoked we are for Galentine’s Day. It’s that oh-so-special time of year where we get to hug our lady friends, dance around the room to the Backstreet Boys, braid each other’s hair, and pillow fight. Because those are things that girls actually do, right? Maybe (probably not). BUT we likely will be gossiping about our dating lives while having tasty pink cocktails.

The internet is exploding with ideas for your gal-pal party, and we couldn’t help but share the best of it with you:


Crafts, Decor, & Activities:

6a00d8358081ff69e201b7c80c8a9a970b-800wiBalloon Arch via A Beautiful Mess

VALENTINE-2527S-DAY-PAPER-FLOWER-DAFFODILSPaper Flowers via The House That Lars Built

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Tissue Paper Garland via Be Crafty Workshop

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Confetti Balloon via Knot & Bow

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Chick Flick Movie List via Studio DIY


Personal Style:

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Printable Lady Tattoos
via Studio DIY

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Valentine French Manicure
via Studio DIY


Food & Beverage:

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Sprinkled Brownie Phrases via Studio DIY

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Blood Orange French 75 via Cookie & Kate

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Besties Cookie Cake via Studio DIY

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We Heart Waffles

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Nothing says “I love you” more than sharing a delicious brunch with your boo! Especially if it’s heart shaped, and can be eaten in bed. *Well, technically it could be, but we don’t recommend it :)

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So the best part about these little cuties are that they’re super easy to make!

All you’ll need is a waffle iron & heart shaped cookie cutter (I used 2 sizes!) in addition to your ingredients.

Ingredients for Heart Shaped Waffles (ps – this is also our beloved pancake recipe, you just alter the amount of milk used – so easy!)

1 1/4 cup all purpose flour
2 tbsp sugar
2 tsp baking powerd
3/4 tsp salt
3 tbsp oil
1/2 tsp vanilla
1 cup milk (use 1 1/3 cups milk for pancakes)
1 egg slightly beaten

Topping:
Raspberry jam (we used my Aunt Grace’s homemade jam – perfectly zingy!)
Whipped Cream, any will do. If you don’t have any canned at home, whip up a batch!

Directions:
Mix first 4 ingredients, add oil, vanilla, milk & egg. Stir just until flour is moistened. Pour batter into hot, oiled waffle iron and cook until golden brown. Once out of the waffle maker, use cookie cutter to cut out hearts. Add raspberry jam & whip cream, and eat up with your lover and/or besties!

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Happy Weekend!

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What’s goin’ on this weekend? We don’t really have a whole lot planned, and we are totally okay with that. Making some dinner, watching a movie (or three), and just embracing some down-time sounds great. We’re not huge sports people, but we’ll likely find a way to get some game-viewing (and chip eating) time in there.

Have a happy weekend! xo


cct // Getting super excited for our Denver trip in early March! These Free People tips sound amazing, any other info/places we should know about??

rkv // Slow-cooker lasagna for those lazy weeknight dinner ladies

cct // We’re so excited to announce that we’re going to be doing a monthly contributing series (coming soon!) on the CT Eats Out site! We’ve been hooked on their glorious instagram for quiet awhile now, and we really fell hard for them after I attended one of their featured Oink x Caseus events. So check them out, and keep an eye out for our collaboration!

rkv // Resting b*tch face is a thing among all the sexes, so we should probably come up with a term for the male equivalent, right?

cct // Umm, why am I not surprised by this?? Cheese triggers the same part of the brain as hard drugs

rkv // 15 must-watch arts & culture documentaries

cct // This Cup of Jo post, Valentine’s Day Three Ways is spot on – Dive Bar Dress-up, Pizza & a Movie, and Netflix & Actually Chill.

rkv // 3 ways to ensure that you will never travel (so guilty of this)


Valentine/Galentine Cards

We love how holidays have pretty much just become an ode to specialty cards with adorable puns on them, and Valentine’s Day seems to be at the top of that pack.

The holiday has become less about buying each other fancy-shmancy gifts, and more about who can find the funnier food, Netflix, or animal-related card, that somehow also has to do with love. And you know what? We don’t hate it.


 

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Images 1-7 via Paper Source, 8-11 via HelloLucky, 12 via Triangle Trees, 13-14 via Amy Heitman, 15 via Urban Outfitters


 

 

Babes for Bernie

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While we don’t usually get political here on the blog, my highly anticipated “Babes for Bernie” sweatshirt came in late this week and I was super excited about it! I had stumbled upon Print Liberation awhile back and had been waiting to buy something good, and when I saw this sweatshirt I knew it was time. It’s cozy, cute & let’s people know where I’m at this election season. If you’re not a Bernie fan, you can grab a Hillary top, or if you’re not into politics, feel tree to grab one of my favorite shirts – more pizza & more whiskey :)


Outfit: Anorak, Target (similar), Babes for Bernie Sweatshirt, Jeans, Gap (similar), Sunnies, Urban Outfitters (similar), New Balance Sneakers, DSW (similar – actually, I really want these!), Purse, thrifted/vintage


 

Happy Weekend

Image courtesy of Alanna Taylor Tobin | The Bojon Gourmet

Image & Recipe via The Bojon Gourmet


Fridayyyyy we love youuuu! We’re amped, obviously. Time to sleep in, lounge, and be all things lazy. What’re you guys up to? Gonna be sloths like us? We highly recommend it :)


cct // 12 Ridiculously Clever Ways To Use Extra Takeout Condiments

rkv // I ordered 3 boxes of Girl Scout Cookies from my coworker’s niece last week, and can’t wait to put these pairings to the test

cct // How To Do Bohemian the Scandinavian Way, yassss

rkv // So does this mean that our daughters may a have realistic perception of body image???

cct // Which “Parks And Recreation” Character Are You?

rkv // Loved this quick Ted Talk about this 75-year-old study on happiness, and it was filmed right down the street from my house!

cct // Fun story about David Bowie’s legendary mugshot

rkv // Snow-yoga inspiration photos to get you off of the couch and into that side-crow


 

Copy Cat

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Little Miss Liz over at Sequins & Stripes totally feels our pain when it comes to living in cold and windy cities. We love checking out her posts for winter outfit inspiration, because she’s out of Chicago, where things ain’t warm this time of year! (We’re looking at you, SoCal bloggers…)

We’re in love with this look for it’s simplicity and versatility — I mean how many times do you think she’s worn each and every item in that outfit? We’re gonna guess a bagillion.  They’re all wardrobe staples that can be mixed up with other ensembles endlessly, which we totally appreciate when these winters feel like they may last forever.

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Our Take:

Mini Satchel
Cable Knit Sweater
Shaping Jeans
Black Pea-Coat
Geo-Print Scarf
Suede Booties


G&M in Boston // Jan 2016

While the flurries came down in New England this weekend, we enjoyed a girl’s weekend in Boston, filled with movies, vino, and of course… food! Because it’s never too cold to make gourmet donuts happen :)

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First stop of the weekend: Union Square Donuts, aka heaven on earth.

Our faves? The Hazelnut Brown Butter Crunch, classic Vanilla Bean, Sea-Salt Bourbon Caramel, and the most surprising of all? A freaking Pizza Donut. We took a chance with that savory treat, and it totally blew our minds.


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Quick photoshoot outside Bloc 11 after waiting 20 minutes for a forgotten egg sandwich! But the focaccia made it worth it!

{Clockwise from left: Brittany, Reg, Christa, Xiao}



We had planned on going to The Publick House on Saturday night, but due to the insane snow, we stayed in Coolidge Corner and ended up at Otto Pizza (we weren’t upset about it!)

Brittany got the Butternut Squash, Cranberry & Ricotta pie, and Reg and I split an Apple, Bacon & Red Onion and a Spinach, White Bean & Roasted Garlic. All winners!



No visit to Coolidge Corner is complete without a stop into Paper Source, where Christa picked up a lovely calendar & some Galentine’s Day cards ;)

Always fun for some much needed girl time, and we’ll be doing it again soon when the snow won’t hinder dinner plans!


{Photos 5, 7 & 9 provided by Brittany Gauthier}

Happy Weekend!

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Yay, it’s Friday! We’re counting down the hours until our G&M weekend in Boston! Our friend Brittany (last seen here), will be joining us, and we literally can’t stop talking about how excited we are to get Union Square Donuts, ha! Christa cut out treats for the month of January, but obviously this is the 1 exception, and how sweet it will be!

For all of you out there getting hit with the massive snow storm, stay warm and safe! We’re a little sad we won’t be getting much (or any) snow, but our time will come. Cheers to a fabulous weekend! xo G&M


cct // How is it almost Valentine’s Day already?! Get prepped with 3 cocktails for your sweetheart

rkv // Quinoa and chai? Yes, please

cct // I’ve always been an advocate for leggings as pants, IF they are styled well. This girl knows what I’m talking about…

rkv // Calculate how many hours you will spend on this winter’s shows

cct // Gotta love a good decoupaged chair

rkv // Is Katy Perry behind this?

cct // This little blurb about a bison who was stuck by lightning from the WNPR science blog, The Beaker, is just adorable. I know, it sounds weird, but it’s great! *Also, spoiler alert, in case you were worried about him, he’s doing great!

rkv // The best beer gardens in America