MONDAY MORNING MUSINGS | NO. 04

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Spring Cleaning

We had one of those “get-it-together” weekends. I spent the majority of Saturday and Sunday deep cleaning, reorganizing, cooking, and folding countless loads of laundry while Ryan spent both days outside washing pollen off the house (yes, that’s a real thing), tidying up the backyard, and building a flower box (more on that tomorrow!). Even though it was a housework kind of weekend we did stop for dinner with friends at our favorite restaurant on Saturday and a reading sesh plus naps Sunday! All in all, it was a lovely weekend at home.

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Eliza J. Dress (old, similar here) // J.Mclaughlin Bag (old similar here) // Steve Madden Shoes (on SALE!)

 

5 THINGS I’M LOVING 

1. Thai Green Curry Recipe – A few weeks ago while in Charleston my Sister-in-law, who’s an infamous, cook make this recipe and both Ryan and I flipped over it! So much flavor and filled with veggies, it’s like a bowl of heaven. She texted me the recipe that night, but I finally got around to whipping it up this past weekend and it truly is just as good as I remembered it to be! 

2. Too Faced – Natural Face Palette – You may remember a week or two ago on my Instagram stories where I was chatting about my obsession with Too Faced’s new collection called Naturally and that as soon as it became available you NEEDED to buy it, well it has officially launched and I haven’t gone one day without the new face palette since I received it. It’s truly amazing and you need it in your life! 

3. Living Proof Dry Volume Blast – I have no idea why I am just now hearing about this magical stuff, but I honestly it’s changed my hair game. It’s like dry texture spray and dry shampoo had a baby. If you have fine hair like me I would HIGHLY recommend it. I’ve only been using it for a week or so, but as far as I can tell it’s a gift from the heavens. 

4. Acai Bowl Recipe – We’ve obsessed with Acai bowls recently. There is a new little spot here in town called Soho Juice Co. that has been our go-to place to get them, but I’m starting to think it may be fun to try to make them at home! Have you had any luck making them at home?! If so, send me some recipes!

5. Gardenshire Dinner Plates – We are working on some really fun floral-y content for our “Spring Week” next week and I came across these plates, platters, and bowls that I think we clearly need. And to be quite honest, I’m going to swing by our local Anthropologie tonight and see if they have a few for our shoot tomorrow because they are just too pretty to pass up!

 

 

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2 Comments

  1. March 20, 2018 / 6:04 pm

    I’m obsessed with acai smoothies!!! I use about 1-2 cups of frozen strawberries, half of a frozen banana, 1 acai smoothie packet from Trader Joe’s, and enough coconut water just to blend it (you want it to be chunky, right?!). Then I top with banana, mango, chia seeds, hemp seeds, and almond slices- just whatever is in the pantry! I also like Nature’s Path pumpkin flax granola (also at Trader Joe’s).

    My mom bought this for me on a whim, and I was shocked at how good it was at making good smoothie bowls:
    https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00HL3TBDQ/?coliid=IX21HRK62VJKJ&colid=26NQE2AU14TSW&psc=0&ref_=lv_ov_lig_dp_it

    Smoothies, chopping onions, blending salad dressing- seriously, this does it all!

    I can’t wait to see what you make! ­čÖé

    • Ashley Brooke
      Author
      March 26, 2018 / 10:50 am

      YUM YUM YUM!!! Thank you so much Sandra! I’m going to make one for lunch today!!
      xo – AB

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