how to be an adorable badass with arctic fox aquamarine hair

color magic ultimate aquamarine

magic monday 11:47am I was musing on my definition of magic as I got ready with my color magic practice (matching my bottom eyeliner to my arctic fox aquamarine hair) earlier so figured I could try to document as much as I can in 10 minutes. I think that real life magic is best described as our god-given free will to create change in our lives and in the world. And for me, color magic is maybe my best example of magic within my control. A crap ton of anxiety-producing scenarios are not within my will to control. My ability to match my bottom eyeliner to my hair color and feel like an adorable badass on the regular? 100% within my control. 4:31pm My 86-year-old neighbor just knocked on […]

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the cheesy hashbrown casserole I bring to every potluck

cheesy hashbrown casserole half eaten

The evolution of this recipe began when Reid cooked an entire meal for me for the very first time for one monthiversary senior year in high school. He made salad, steak, and this cheesy hashbrown casserole as the side. I loved it so much he made sure to include his mom’s recipe (below) for the dish in his binder of recipes he took to college, and then I proceeded to make it for quite possibly every single AZX (Texas A&M service organization) potluck event we had for four years. I began changing up the recipe most recently after I’d served it at a dinner with friends in California where one guest came up to Reid and I after the meal to let us know that she’s a vegetarian so […]

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my easy one-pan go-to ground turkey lettuce wraps recipe

ground turkey lettuce wraps

These ground turkey lettuce wraps were one of the first recipes I considered having made up totally on my own. I was so excited, I put TWO exclamation points in the title of my iPhone note – “Made up my own lettuce wrap recipe!!” Inspired by PF Chang’s lettuce wraps. ground turkey lettuce wraps recipe ingredients 3 lbs ground turkey 1-3 sweet or yellow onions head of bok choy (or romaine lettuce) can of water chestnuts, drained EVOO (extra virgin olive oil) 3 cloves garlic 3 square inches fresh ginger, or 3 tbsp minced ginger from fridge tube 3 shoots of green onion or omit a few splashes of soy sauce sriracha mayo (or other sauce for topping) ritual Mince ~3 cloves garlic, ~3 square inches fresh ginger, and […]

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easy cocktails to make at home to appear to be a legitimate adult

clear drinking glass with green fruit

A friend texted me today to ask for my “professional cocktail” expertise about easy cocktails to make at home (but also don’t taste bad for someone who doesn’t alcohol usually) and that was an exciting first, so I told her: I’ve so got you covered on the cocktails that are simple, less than 4 ingredients, and not hard to keep some limited supplies as staples to then be able to make numerous different cocktails from. here’s 8 ingredients to stock for easy cocktails to make at home: white rum, I like Don Q puerto rican vodka (I’m super not picky so we stock cheap but tito’s is always good) 100% agave tequila, I like legado reposado  limes oranges  ok lemons too soda water/club soda/topo chico/plain seltzer  sweetener (make simple […]

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dream diary entries june 2020

faceless person with opened notebook with text on soft surface

monday, june 15, 2020 8:59a – I don’t remember my dreams already except I feel like we were on a houseboat at some point. thursday, june 18, 2020 8:38am – Disc golf course on a horseback lesson barn land, Reid played with others while I got a tour of an adjoining property with space for just a couple horses + the owner killed his old grey poodle-ish looking dog in front of me! After having his two horses do tricks in their stalls like bow. Then, we couldn’t find Reid’s disc golf bag or my change of clothes in the rows where people store bags while playing, and we had to escape the bad people killing dogs, so I ran to my friend from 3rd grade’s house in the […]

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catch up on life so far in 2021

cheetah laying down and looking at camera

september 8, 2021 // 8:11am good morning on this wild wild wednesday! I call it that because Reid left out of town yesterday, meaning I’m left to my own devices today, which means it gets very wild wild west-y ’round these here parts. well, I am in the process of locking down a blogging gig, getting to write about all the things I want to be writing about for my own personal development but for a really cool local store and group of women I’m really excited to start blogging some events with… but more on that coming later. basically, I was trying to say that somehow by procuring this official blog gig, my mindset has shifted and I now feel totally liberated to use my blog to document […]

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how to come up with a 90s party outfit day-of event

90s outfit elements rest on a bathroom counter, a black choker is draped over rolled-up jean shorts on top of a balled-up black & white flannel button-up shirt

today, I’m attending a members-only event at the Millhouse McKinney – the women’s creative coworking space I joined in January 2020 and now teach home bartending workshops at. it’s the Millhouse’s Membership Engagement Coordinator, and my friend, Whitney’s birthday today. she loves the 90s (not as much as the 80s, but same) so I’m excited for the happy hour and actually going to dress up in a 90s party outfit, which I haven’t before. so you may as well come along for the ride as I decide for myself. as I google for ideas, I also remember my sister went to a 90s theme night at a local country dance bar I’m pretty sure. and she’s much more stylish and more regularly well-put-together than I am, so let’s ask […]

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