Happy Weekend!

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What a beautiful Friday! The sun is out, and we’re hoping it stays that way for the long weekend! Christa is heading up to New Hampshire and Reg is chillin in Boston to go apple picking/cider donut eating with her gal pals. We’ll both continue to binge on the new Bon Iver album – which is amazing. What are y’ll up to?


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Good Ol’ Blueberry Pancakes

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While we have a few weeks of summer left, take full advantage of your summer fruits and lazy weekends! Blueberry pancakes are where it’s at. When Reg and I were in New Hampshire a few weekends ago, we woke up early to pick some fresh blueberries and had pancakes on the mind – it was quick, easy and delicious. This recipe has the perfect amount of fluff, while maintaing a little density.

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// Ingredients {makes between 8-10 pancakes}

Nonstick Spray (or butter for the pan)
1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 egg
1 1/4 cups buttermilk (if you don’t have buttermilk, this is how to make it easily at home)
1/4 cup granulated sugar
1 heaping tablespoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 cup cooking oil
pinch of salt
blueberries (or any fruit you’d like!)

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// Instructions

01. Preheat a skillet over medium-low heat. Use nonstick spray or butter to grease up the pan.

* At this point if you’re making the buttermilk, do so now so it has a few minutes to sit.

02. Mix flour, sugar, baking soda, baking powder & salt into a medium sized bowl.

03. In a large bowl, whisk your milk, oil, and egg together.

04. Add dry ingredients slowly to the wet, whisking until well mixed and there are no chunks.

05. Pour your desired sized pancake into the skillet

06. Sprinkle in your desired fruit (as many as you’d like!)

07. Flip when edges are bubbling/appearing to harden. They should be golden brown.

08. Cook until the pancakes seem cooked all the way through and the bottom is golden, about another 2-3 minutes.

09. Repeat!

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Garnish with powdered sugar and extra fruit if you’d like! It makes them extra cute!

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And most importantly – enjoy!

 

Old Lyme

Two weekends ago we spent some quality time with our old buddies in Old Lyme, Connecticut. Over the last couple of years our paths have taken us all to several different cities across the East Coast, so whenever we can manage big group hangouts, it’s always a blast. This year was nothing short of awesome — complete with lots o’ grilling, games, and goofballs. Take a looksie at some snap shots from our weekend retreat!

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4th of July Outfits

Yup, summer is in full throttle right now. With the 4th of July long weekend ahead of us, and some seriously humid days, we’ve got some light and airy outfit choices to keep your holiday cool and easy.

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Beach – Aveeno SPF 50 // Target Sunnies // Madewell Bikini Top // Topshop Bikini Bottom // Madewell Sundress // H&M sandals

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BBQ – Ray-Ban Aviators // Star Tank (Christa has this tank and is obsessed) // Striped Clutch // Denim Cutoffs // Patterned Slip On Sneaks

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Fireworks – Star Studs // Denim Jacket // Navy Flowy Blouse // White Skinnies // Embellished Sandals

Memorial Day Outfits

With Memorial Day right around the corner we’re getting excited about a nice day off in the sun (fingers crossed for a nice sunny day!). When you’re a kid you spend Memorial Day watching a parade gathering candy (or walking in it, ugh), but when you’re old enough to drink, all you can think about is who is having the BBQ. While we’re mostly still in category 2, there are many options for your upcoming time off – including being active, hitting the beach, or laying low and meeting friends out later.

Here are some outfit options for your day time activity, and day or night casual! Enjoy your day off, but don’t forget what the holiday is here for – remembering those who served for our beautiful country!

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Daytime Hang: Memorial Day weekend is when you get a first glimpse of summer! Whether it’s checking out the local parade or heading to a friends for some burgers & dogs – all you want to do is be outside! A light flowy shirt is perfect for the humid New England warmth and a large tote will store a sweater for the chilly evenings. It may not be summer yet, but go with it – everyone else is!

Sunnies // Embroidered Top (*50% off right now!) // Bracelet // Denim Shorts (*50% off right now!) // Striped Flats // Suede Tote

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Active Day: Confession – Reg shops the men’s section at H&M for workout tops. They just fit so well, and let’s be real, no one knows they’re for dudes. Throw a pretty sports bra underneath and it looks really cute. This outfit isn’t intended for an all day sweat-a-thon, but it’ll keep you comfortable while doing things like riding bikes, trail hikes, etc. Bright casual sneakers, trendy sweats, a headband for your pesky bangs, and a backpack for a water bottle/camera/snacks is an easy and fresh look for a fun Memorial Day.

Tank // Sweats // Sports Bra // Sneaks // Backpack // Headband

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Night Out: If you’re using your day off to catch up on sleep or laundry, don’t worry, your Memorial Day is not shot! Meet up with some friends (if they’re not too sleepy from day drinking), and have one last night out before work! Since it’s still a tad chilly in the evenings, this top covers you up but gives you the freedom you want for an “almost summer” blouse. Top it off with a cute wristlet, eye catching jewelry and some fun chunky sandals. You know the weather is getting better when you can show those toesies!

Silk Top // Necklace // Jeans // Bracelet // Wristlet (*on sale!) // Chunky Heeled Sandals