Happy Weekend!

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What a hard week it has been. Along with the devastating Orlando tragedy, our hometown has been hit with yet another young soul gone too soon. We are loving extra hard these days, and are happy to be together this weekend for both G&M actives, and Father’s Day. On a lighter note, here are some links that will hopefully brighten your day in some way! xo


cct // LOL, Amy Schumer & Anna Wintour switch lives 

rkv // Yummy looking summer couscous salad

cct // I am loving me some ricotta crostinis recently! I’m down for fruit or veggies 🙂 These sweet pea & ricotta crostini look fantastic!

rkv // DIY tassle top and pom pom dress

cct // I’m always down for exploring new cities, and we’ve been meaning to check out Philadelphia more. As we’ve mentioned, we’ve got some cool-cat musician friends living down there, and this guide looks pretty awesome!

rkv // Small things to do today to lead to a less complicated life tomorrow

cct // Want to get sucked into a deep, deep hole of interesting, delicate, minimal, beautiful tattoos??

rkv //  What shinsplints actually are, and how to nix them

Spring Meal Inspiration

How is it that our weekends are filling up so fast?? Spring has sprung, and we’re finding ourselves attending brunches, dinners and all sorts of food related events (not complaining!) It’s been inspiring us to throw our own little gathering, and we’re smitten with these lovely dishes (and drinks, of course!)

We’ve collected some springy-faves from around the web that make our mouth water. *Take note these are not intended to be served all together… that would be some of the most random flavor complexity you could ever go for. This is mainly to get a sense of what’s out there, and how to keep your palette interested this season!


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Clockwise from top left:

01. Roasted Cauliflower Soup
02. Fleur de Lis Cocktail
03. Tabbouleh Salad
04. Rum Glazed Crullers


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

Thyme-Pink-Grapefruit-Greyhound-645x968Thyme & Pink Grapefruit Greyhounds via Freutcake


Christmas Eve Cocktails

With the hustle & bustle of Christmas going on around you, why not take a moment tomorrow evening to chill out with a friend or family member you haven’t seen in a while, and make them a festive cocktail? These four actually seem to embody almost all of the flavors that remind us of winter — citrus, rosemary, gingerbread, and peppermint — yes, please! So put on your party dresses, dust off your shakers, and have a very happy holiday!

In case you missed it, last year we rounded up four delicious looking cocktails as well. It’s becoming a bit of a new Christmas tradition 🙂 .

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Clockwise From Top Left:

Winter Citrus Punch

Pear Rosemary Flip

Peppermint White Christmas

Gingerbread Martini 


 

 

Happy Weekend!

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Today and tomorrow are 2 very specials days…today is National Donut Day, and tomorrow is Reg’s birthday! We get to spend the weekend together with our guys, good roomies and delicious food – aka the perfect birthday. We’re hoping to pop over to Harpoon for a brewery tour on Sat, have a fancy-pants seafood dinner that night, and enjoy another tasty brunch on Sunday morning. Cheers to that!

cct // How two Etsy sellers are revolutionizing female nudity

rkv // Because I have no shame when it comes to getting free stuff — 18 free things you can get on your birthday

cct // I’m attending 2 weddings in 1 day this summer (!!) and have been searching for a dress. I’ve been debating Rent The Runway, have any of you guys used it before?? I have my eye on this dress and this dress!

rkv // I’ve had a handful of life changes going on recently, and have been feeling like my brain just can’t calm down because of it. I mentioned it to Christa and she sent me this helpful little article.

cct// Adorable & delicious looking vanilla tapioca pudding with floral sprinkles

rkv // The perfect cheese for your zodiac sign

cct// DIY painted cat nails?! The cutest!

rkv // Speaking of nails, I’m very into this color and this color for the summer months


PS. Did you guys get a chance to hear our interview on The Dinner Special podcast?? Learn all about how we met, our favorite places to grab a bite in our two cities, and what our last meal would be (hint — it’s covered in cheese and sauce)!


Are you following us on instagram? What about twitter? Whatchya waiting for??

Happy Weekend!

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Today’s Happy Weekend image is probably the most fun one we’ve posted – and while it might seem a little odd since the 1st day of spring is today – it’s also the first time Reg and I have hit the slopes together in YEARS. Like the last time we skied & snowboarded together might have been junior high! So when I saw this awesome image, I realized it was perfect for today. Anyway – enjoy this crazy spring snow shower if you’re in the North East, and keep an eye out for some ski bunny instagrams 😉

 

Happy Weekend!

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With an unexpected day off on Monday (MLK, Jr. Day), we’re seeing some cooking and cleaning in our future. We’re finally pulling ourselves back together after the whirlwind of the holidays, so this extra day will certainly be helpful! Hope you all have a good one!

cct // Because you know how much we love pizza… 22 Ways to Turn Basically Every Food into Pizza. (also this <3)

rkv // We were feeling on the new Belle & Sebastian in our office yesterday, give it a listen!

cct // Continuing to use your student ID is one of the best things you can do for yourself these days! Di$counts!

rkv // Ok, so I know we’re supposed to be doing that whole “better, healthier me” thing this month and all… but these oatmeal chocolate chip cookies are really low in fat! 🙂

cct // I’m all about finding healthy and delicious breakfast these days, and this sounds amazing!

rkv // We’re only like a third of the way through winter, and I’m already getting a little stir crazy, especially with my apartment design — I think I need a bit of a refresh!

cct // I’ve been itching to do a fun and quick(ish) DIY – this, this & this sound fun!

rkv // I’ve been wanting to share a feature of my home with you guys for a while now (though that would involve a bit of a cleaning overhaul…), so I found these tips on shooting interiors very helpful!

Happy Weekend

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Well we’re closing in on Christmas people! By this time next week the holidays will be over (what??), but don’t worry – we’ve got New Years to look forward to!… which means… bubbles!

cct // Are you guys aware of this wonderful website full of holiday blogger giveaways? So many amazing items – get your name in quick!

rkv // We’ll be having a pot luck next weekend which I’ve been scheming recipes in my head for. This chocolate whiskey cake may be a winner… but I’m thinking with caramel sauce?

cct // I’ve always loved Seth Rogan, and this article is really heartfelt!

rkv // I’ve been finding myself in an afternoon slump at work lately, so I appreciated these 11 caffeine-free ways to wake up 

cct // This holiday food chart cracked me up!

rkv // Somehow I always find myself watching movies with my parents around the holidays that are great movies, but pretty awkward for a family gathering. (Hint: please do yourself a favor and never watch Girl With The Dragon Tattoo on Christmas Day with your Mom). Anyways, I appreciated this list of movies to watch with your fam.

rkv // Just because — Bruno Mars looking like a little old lady

cct // I need to make these asap! Yum!

Happy Weekend!

Image courtesy of Alanna Taylor Tobin | The Bojon Gourmet

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Happy Friday, friends! It looks like it’s going to be very Fall-ish this weekend, unlike last weekend, and we’re pretty excited! Christa is heading up to Vermont to visit family and check out the foliage and Reg is making brunch with the ladies tomorrow, followed by who knows what!

We’ve got our usual links below. Have a fabulous couple days off! xo G&M

cct // Speaking of foliage, how’s your state doing? CT is getting there, but it probably needs about a week or 2 for peak colors. Vermont looks like it should be just right for our visit this weekend! You can check out the US here, and state by state estimation here.

rkv // 20 ways to style the classic white button-down

cct // I heard a snippet of Lena Dunham’s Fresh Air interview with Terry Gross, and came across some videos she made to promote her book, and I’m impressed! I was happily surprised that although she is similar to Hannah on Girls, she is a much more aware and less self absorbed in real life (from what I could tell haha). This video made me like her even more!

rkv // Love this idea for DIY mismatched painted flatware

cct // I need to do this. right. now! Such a perfect DIY for my little apartment!

rkv // I mean, just because it’s Britain’s smallest horse.

cct // I have such a thing for bedding, and it’s always great to find out more tips and tricks! 

rkv // It’s October, so we can officially start thinking about Halloween costumes without seeming like the over-planners that we are. If you’re looking for some deas, here’s Buzzfeed’s “Which 90’s Halloween Costumer Should You Be?” quizz.