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Your Dose of Random Thoughts this Friday

Mar 29, 2013

It has been awhile since I did one of my random thoughts posts.  Get ready for some randomness.

Last night we cooked these Cheddar Beer CrockPot Tacos that I am sure you have seen floating around Pinterest.  My girl Chassity recommended them and I totally trust her food judgement.  She was spot on they are good, real good and easy to make. We loved them it made me realize I need to use my crockpot more often!

You can get the recipe Here.

My Gap shoes that I ordered from the Friends and Family Event finally came and they are even better in person.  Seriously they are so cute and it is hard to see in the picture but the black strap is calf hair.  They are comfortable too.

These Leopard Wedges are on my radar next.  I always love leopard and since I only own one pair of wedges, I think I do need another pair in my life.  Gap is offering 30% off now with code GAPEGG.

And have you seen these Gap leather totes? I really love them.  Kind of thinking I want the mint one but the Yellow one would be great for summer too!  You can get 30% off them too with code GAPEGG thru April 1!

Can we talk about how excited I am the Real Housewives of OC starts back on Monday.  The new season always comes at the perfect time when I am sick and tired of the previous season.  I am over Beverly Hills and used to love Kyle so much and dislike Brandi but now the tables have turned.  Anyways, I am excited for some OC drama. Looks like I spy a new housewife too.

This week Sterling and I dyed Easter Eggs.  If I am being totally honest I have not dyed eggs since I was a child.  So we dyed them and that was fun but what the heck do you do with them afterwards?  Sterling kept dropping them so there were egg chips everywhere- major mess.  I may stick with another Easter craft next year.  But they turned out pretty I must say for a $2 craft.

I have slowly been getting some house projects accomplished.  I still have yet to paint our den and hallway- that task is looming over my head because I know it is going to be such a bitch to do.  I do however have a runner picked out for our hallway.  I think the navy and pink is going to tie in perfectly with our den rug.  More details to come when she arrives:

{lulu and georgia jaeda rug}

This has been me alot lately.  Something about cold weather makes me so unmotivated to workout.  I have only been working out like one day a week and that ain’t cutting it.   I hope I get my exercise mojo back soon!  Until then I will enjoy being lazy and drinking wine:)

I am so excited Baublebar is partnering with Adia Kibur again.  Her jewelry is my favorite. I ordered one of her necklaces last year and wear it all the time.   I love these two pieces.

Turq Tier Collar  ||Gold Pazzo Chain Strand

I will leave you with this.  Sterling keeps getting into my lipstick when I am not looking.  This is the third time I have busted him like this.  Everytime he says “Look at me I am Mommy.”  He obviously thinks I suck at applying lipstick or that I look a hot mess often.  He did at least get the scarf right I wear that baby all the time.

 Have a very Happy Easter Weekend Friends!

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  1. ha, Sterling is so freaking cute! And I am so excited about RHOC starting back up, I think it's my favorite. I'm the total opposite though, used to love Brandi and hate Kyle but that totally switched this season. And that runner is KILLER!!!

  2. Meredith says:

    You echo my thoughts exactly – I am SO excited for RHOC and my feelings on Kyle & Brandi have switched, too! Please do get those wedges, I think wedges are the best – always so comfy and chic. Thanks for the heads up on the Gap sale! Happy Weekend & Easter šŸ™‚

  3. OMG cannot wait for the OC. What is with Gretchen's head in that picture? And who is this new bitch? Cannot wait for the dram! Love the rug. My client just ordered one this week šŸ™‚ Happy Easter!

  4. Aw sweet Sterling. Love your new rug, too!

  5. Sara Mueller says:

    I must try that recipe! And those Gap leather totes are totally a must! I cant decide between the gold or the mint.

  6. Ha! What's up with Gretchen's hair!? This new girl looks extremely awkward in this photo. I'm intrigued. RHBH is so annoying lately. Ready for some OC action!!! Sterling is hilarious with his constant dressing up! He's going to make a fabulous boyfriend/husband one day! The Mt P TJ Maxx had some leather totes perfect for summer! You should check it out! Love those wedges too! Have a great Easter friend! Thanks again for your guest post!

  7. kate says:

    Team Brandi! And so excited for the OC to start!!
    Sterling with the lipstick kills me! Such a doll:)

  8. I am SO excited for RHOC! I love to hate Alexis. She says the dumbest things.

    Also, I was just reading the new girl's bio. Her name is Lydia and she has a son named Stirling! (spelled like that)

  9. Hi! I read your blog everyday, thought I'd stop being a creep and say hi! I just bought the same rug this week (I'm the client that Lindsay mentioned). Cannot wait to get it!!

  10. Caroline says:

    Love everything about this post!!! As much as I love RHOBH and Brandi, I'm excited for RHOC. After watching the preview for the season it looks like it's going to be good!! Also, love the pics of Sterling. My son is 2 1/2 and pretty much runs around in his tee and pull up all day – thanks for keeping it real šŸ™‚

  11. It's always a battle between exercise and wine!!

    Happy Easter!!

  12. We always would eat our hard boiled eggs after dying them. Ada and I just decorated some with nail polish and glitter yesterday and I cracked one open to eat this morning and…yep, tasted vaguely of nail polish. Not good. Happy Easter, hope you have a great weekend!

  13. I was just tweeting about OC wives coming back on! I think they are going to bring the pain!

  14. cewaye says:

    I always use the hard boiled eggs to make deviled eggs for Easter brunch or I use some in a warm spinach salad.

  15. Michaela says:

    So excited for your rug. It's gonna be adorable!!! Also, those wedges are great and Sterling is way too cute.

  16. Now I need tacos…and omgee…how much work did Gretchen on RHOC have?!?! Yikes, joan rivers in the making

  17. Ahhh, so excited for RHOC!

    Love your new sandals!