#1 Scallop Linguini

I made THIS recipe for dinner on Valentine’s Day and it was a major hit. Like seriously so good. This was my first time cooking scallops at home and not to brag, but I kind of nailed it. ūüôā As I do with most recipes I added a few things on my own and I’m really happy that I did. The pasta would’ve been super plan if I would’ve left it as is so I squeezed some fresh lemon over it, added about a tbsp. of EVOO, 1/2 a jar of fire-roasted tomatoes and 2 tbsp of capers. Because I was paranoid about overcooking the scallops, I stuck with making a lemon + garlic arugula and spinach salad to pair with it. Just call me Rachel Ray! Everything took less than 30 minutes, and 15 of that was waiting for the pasta to soften, so it’s definitely something worth trying.

#2 Ice Roller

I know this is usually the part where I put my favorite workout/fitness piece for the week and that Ice Rollers are supposed to be more for your face, but girlfriends let me tell you…after my first long run outside on the pavement last Saturday, my shins have hated me. So insert the ice roller to save the day. I’ve been rolling the crap out of my shins and calves and I cannot tell you how amazing {and painful} it feels. I mean I love using mine on my face every night too but using them on my sore muscles has been a game-changer recently. For under $20 you can get yourself a legit option that can clearly serve many purposes.

#3 These Wedges

Yes, every blogger and their closest friends have these but I promise it’s because they’re that good. Of course I had my eye on the original Chloe version¬†last Spring but in no reality would I spent $660 on a pair of¬†shoes that I can only wear about 5 months out of the year, so I obviously passed. Then these cuties came out but were constantly sold out in my size {like they currently are again at Nordstrom but available in additional sizes HERE & HERE!} which meant I missed out on their glorious-ness in 2016. Needless to say I was so excited when they came back and offered a few additional styles & colors. Since I’m obsessed with blush pink everything, it was a no brainer for me to snag the wedges in the Blush Suede option. Currently these blue beauties are in my cart as well. I promise this style of wedge is incredibly comfortable and they’ll be super slimming on your legs. #winning If this particular brand is a little outside of your budget, I did find THIS PAIR and THESE as really similar options! Happy Wedge Shopping!

Happy Monday, babes! Anyone else not thrilled that weekends go by fast AF? Like c’mon. Just give me an extra day–or two–and I’m sure I’d be better rested and in a better mood. Another crazy week ahead for me but I wanted to start it out with one of everyone’s favorite kinds of posts: an […]

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Bright red? Heck yes! All the praise hands for today being Friday! Also I’ll use some praise hands for the color red. Why I don’t have more red in my closet, I’m not sure, but after wearing the bold hue I’m convinced it provides instant cheerful vibes. So this weekend I cannot wait to just […]

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Today is Friday, right? Ughhh. Longest. Week. Ever. Maybe it’s the fact that the weather has been super bi-polar and in turn has made my attitude the same way. Yesterday we got like 4″ of snow, today the windchill is 3* and tomorrow the high is 61*. Like what the heck. Combine¬†that with being incredibly […]

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Work clothes don’t have to be dull and boring. Although most of them honestly tend to be. I’ve said it before but I am definitely lucky in my professional life because I’ve got a pretty laid-back dress code. Being in the IT industry and then being 1 of only 2 {we recently added a female […]

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Give me ALL the pink! Growing up I was kind of definitely more of a tomboy than a girlie girl but despite being super active in athletics and always knowing what was going on in the world of sports, I also always loved clothes. While most of my friends’ high school attire consisted of extremely […]

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Half Marathon Training is in full force. My sister Cassidy and I are following Hal Higdon’s Intermediate 1 guide and while it’s actually 15 weeks until our actual race, we decided to get a little bit of a head start. Hal has 5 programs for getting you ready for a Half and I figured why […]

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Weekend, where did you go!? Can you come back? Pretty please. I promise I will pay more attention to you and take it easy! For all you Mamas out there, BLESS YOUR HEARTS. I picked Palmer up on Friday afternoon and we spent the weekend shopping, snuggling, watching Mickey, eating at Charleston’s and picking¬†my SIL […]

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Candle¬†//¬†Socks¬†//¬†Polaroid Camera¬†//¬†Coin Purse¬†//¬†Lip Tint¬†//¬†Sunglasses Heart Cuff¬†//¬†Nail Polish¬†//¬†Lip Gummies¬†//¬†Fitness Kit¬†//¬†Mugs¬†//¬†Phone Case Valentine’s Day is less than 3 weeks away! Lots of people call me cheesy for loving Valentine’s Day and blame it on the fact that I’ve kind of got this lifelong Valentine who is kind of stuck with me but I swear I liked it […]

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