how to be an adorable badass with arctic fox aquamarine hair

color magic ultimate aquamarine

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 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. monday 4:31pm My 86-year-old neighbor just knocked on my door, mainly to […]

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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 one ‘monthiversary’ (as we called them) 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 […]

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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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