Thursday, February 22, 2018

{Travel} Brooklyn with The Birthday Girl

We went to Brooklyn to celebrate City Girl's birthday.  
 The last time we drove into the city(when we helped her move) was not fun, but driving into Brooklyn was so much nicer, even in the rain.
 We picked her up and headed to Champs Diner for brunch. There was a 45 minute wait so we walked around East Williamsburg for a little bit. We got coffee at City of Saints.
 This street has so many cool murals.
 I used my phone because I didn't want to get my good camera wet.
 Parent selfie.

 We walked back to the restaurant and I had a text that our table was ready (less than 45 minutes for sure!)
 Champs is an all vegan diner so the menu was overwhelming. We started with some spicy cauliflower wings.
 Mozzerella sticks...what??!!  Hubs got the tater tots.
 Miss High School got this amazing sandwich --Country Fried Seitan on Texas toast.
 City Girl got the burger.
 I was really craving pancakes so I got the Vegan Slam.  Hubs got the chili but I didn't get a picture of it. It was all delicious!
 We were all stuffed but had to try one of their milkshakes so a birthday cake milkshake seemed appropriate.
 We drove by her new apartment and then did some shopping.  I was checking out some glasses at Warby Parker.
This tea shop had beautiful teapots and cups.  The weather could have been nicer but at least it wasn't cold.
 I can't wait to go back to Brooklyn and explore some more!Pin It

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Trader Joe's Finds

Every time I go to Trader Joe's, I see something new and I want to try everything!
 I am giving their beauty products a go.  The toner has a nice, light rose scent and the serum makes me feel like I'm doing something really good for my face!
 I've mentioned this corn in a few posts but I don't know if I've highlighted it. I usually buy two bags of it every time I go to TJ's.  It's so good in stir fries, chili, soup and burrito bowls!
 Just so good!
 I found this Carrot Miso Dressing right next to my beloved Almond Butter Turmeric one. This is tasty too!
Vegan Green Tea Matcha?! It's made with coconut milk and tastes light and creamy!
Have you found any new products at Trader Joe's lately?

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Tuesday, February 20, 2018

{Scrapbooking} Digital and Done 2014 & 2015

I haven't done an updated digital scrapbook post since 2014 and I recently finished up our 2015 photo album so I thought it was time to share a little.
I must have finished up 2014 awhile ago.   I like adding a photo of all four of us to the cover page.
  I use Shutterfly for the albums and I've been happy with the quality.
 I try and do them in chronological order and fit as many photos as possible. I still leave out a lot of photos but I try to get the best ones.
 It's fun looking back...8th grade?!
 Trips are fun to document and remember.
 And holidays...
 Our trip to Paris to visit College Girl over Christmas...
 more Paris...
and London!
 2015 was a big year for us: 4 milestone birthdays (16, 21 and two 50's!)
There was a lot of partying!

 We went to Aruba and...
 the beach.

 Visited NYC...
 and celebrated Halloween.
 Did some photo shoots.
 Celebrated the holidays and...
 ended with the back cover (with a photo).
Each time I make an album, I learn something new. I finally figured out I could add a year to the spine of the album.  I'm going to try and be better about exporting my favorite photos to Shutterfly over the year and make a few pages at a time so it's not such a big job at one time.  Then when they're having a sale (like free extra pages) I'll be ready!

*edit* Shutterfly just extended their FREE UNLIMITED PAGES sale until Wednesday. This is an awesome deal if you have a lot of photos like I do!   I might just finish 2017 yet!
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Friday, February 16, 2018

Four on Friday

Happy Friday, here's what I've been....

Wearing...overalls! I'm so glad they are back in style. Mine are from Urban Outfitters and look like they are sold out on line.  boo!  Here's a similar pair for cheap!

Listening to...Young House Love Has a Podcast

You probably know them from their super successful blog and their podcast has been around for over a year now but I'm just catching up while I paint furniture. They talk about home, decor, life with kids and restoring a beach house (among other things). I always get some good advice or learn about a new product while I'm listening.

Reading...10 Free(or nearly free) things you can do to refresh your house right now
This is another awesome home focused blog and I really love their style. This article had a lot of great tips for low to no-cost refreshing your home. I've been moving furniture around like a boss (so I've checked off number 1 on their list).

Watching...Queer Eye on Netflix
I wasn't sure I'd like the reboot from the original Bravo show that aired back in the early 2000's(which I loved) but I am hooked and have already watched the entire season (8 episodes) and will probably watch it again.  The new Fab 5 are all amazing, you will fall in love with them too!

What have you been up to?
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