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What a weekend

Remember when I was so ridiculously busy the month of March and had something going on every single weekend? It seems like May is about to become like that for me! However, I’m more in control of all the things happening this month, which is always better than just having things scheduled for you.

This past weekend flew by and it was so jam-packed busy, at times I felt like I couldn’t breathe! But it was also a super fun weekend!

On Friday I went over to my friend Amber’s house. Her hubby is in Oregon visiting his family, so she was on her own and wanted some company. I told her we should have a slumber party and that’s exactly what we did.

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Things I learned:

  • Centipedes are absolutely disgusting and can be disposed of by: screaming, using a drumstick, continued screaming, a coaster, heavy objects and wishing a man was there to kill it instead.
  • A spider can be scared off by screaming
  • Bugs are gross. Full stop.
  • The Arbazons are quite possibly the most badass band around.
  • Only Geddy Lee can sing like Geddy Lee
  • Only Alanis Morrisette can sing like Alanis Morrisette
  • Rock Band and 2 1/2 bottles of wine produce some ridiculous Vine videos
  • I have some of the best friends I could ever ask for


On Saturday Amber made me pancakes. No joke. And they were legit pancakes. It was so very needed after the intoxicated night before and was just the thing I needed before a morning of shopping at Nordstrom Rack.


I’m officially in love with that store. I found the cutest pair of Enzo Angiolini nude pumps to help dress up my look for REB’s grandfather’s 89th birthday shin dig on Sunday!

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I’m always iffy about pumps because I’m not a big heel person. However, these were not only comfortable but they made my usual chicken legs look kind of decent, which had me excited. The party was fun! I always love seeing REB’s family and catching up with everyone.

Other fun this weekend included photographing a high school senior! I was so glad the weather cooperated with us since we did all the photos outside in a park and then in the city. I was able to provide some accessories for the spunky 18-year-old gal, which she rocked completely. I started editing a few pictures over the weekend and seriously can’t wait to share them with all of you!!

All in all it was a super fun weekend and I’m ready for a busy week ahead! Hoping to get a lot of stuff done at work, clean the house, go on a few runs and bike rides, enjoy the sunshine, doing the Color Run this weekend, and spending Mother’s Day with mi madre!

I hope you all have a fantastic week! <3

What was the highlight of your weekend?



Pancake Wednesday

Happy weekend to you all! So I realized last week that when I posted the WIAW post, I never actually shared the recipe I used for the red velvet chocolate chip pancakes! Miss Diana reminded me about it so I thought it would be nice to do that now.

I apologize in advance for the photos not looking as good as they could look! But even if they don’t look good, it doesn’t mean they didn’t taste good. Because they did. Kthx.

I found a recipe online and decided to use that and it worked pretty well. Although it made quite the mess in my kitchen.

I’ve never made pancakes from scratch so the first 5 didn’t turn out great at ALL. But once you get into it, it’s not so bad and they seemed to turn out OK! I can honestly say that it isn’t my cup of tea though. It just takes a long time and in the end we realized that while they were delicious, we still liked French toast more.

If you’re adventurous and have time on your hands, make these pancakes!

Recipe adapted from Recipe Girl.

Here’s what you need:
•1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
•2 tablespoons cocoa powder
•2 tablespoons granulated sugar
•1/3 cup powdered sugar
•1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
•1/2 teaspoon baking soda
•1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
•1 teaspoon salt
•1 1/2 cups buttermilk
•2 large eggs
•1 teaspoons vanilla extract
•2 tablespoons white vinegar
•1 tablespoon red food coloring
•4 tablespoons melted butter (I used unsalted and it was fine)
•1/4 cup chocolate chips

Start by mixing your dry ingredients (the first 8 ingredients) in a bowl and whisk until there aren’t any lumps. Next in your stand mixer or a separate bowl, mix the wet ingredients (buttermilk through food coloring) until it’s smooth. Add the dry ingredients and stir/mix until smooth and there are no lumps. Add the melted butter and fold to combine.

Heat your pan or griddle until hot. You can use non stick spray or butter to help grease the pan. Drop rounds on the pan – I used a 1/4 cup measuring cup to get the same size pancakes. Let them cook 2-3 minutes per side. You’ll know when it’s time to flip when you see bubbles form on the top. Before you flip, sprinkles a few chocolate chips on the pancake, then flip and cook the other side. You could also fold the 1/4 cup of chocolate chips into the batter before pouring out the pancakes. It’s up to you!

You should get about 15 or so pancakes! Serve it up with butter and syrup, or you could make a glaze or frosting and eat it as dessert. Brinner (breakfast for dinner) is one of my favorite types of meals. REB and I try to do that at least once a week! Enjoy!

What is your favorite breakfast food?
Do you ever have brinner?

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