Friday Five + Links

bachelorette kit[the sweetest little bachelorette kit from my soon to be sister-in-law]

Each week that goes by has me filled with a million things I need to take care of before leaving for Charleston next Friday, and at the same time anticipation for 15 days from now (!!). This is my final weekend to get things done in Atlanta and I’ve left Saturday and Sunday open for errands, pure barre and relaxing. Time seems to be flying and I’m trying to do my best at soaking in every moment. This week it’s been all about the little things bringing me happiness and reminding me what amazing family and friends Brian and I have.

wire words[cheesy little wire messages from a street vendor in Savannah]
Morocco Coffee Table Book[a coffee table book to inspire wanderlust]
My Beauty Tea[stepping my hot tea game up with these teas from My Beauty Tea]
sunroom [searching for rentals and fell in love with the natural light in this sunroom!]

 favorite links from this week…

+ 12 books to read if you loved ‘The Girl On The Train’

+ A salad combining thai and brussels? Sign me up!

+ Loving this adorable New Orleans apartment tour

+ Don’t miss this deal for an amazingly hydrating face masks.

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RevelationsRX Giveaway

Clear Skin

It’s been a month since I  posted about my new discovery of RevelationsRX face masks. I’m happy to report I still am a big fan of the skin care treatments and have been using them as prep for our upcoming wedding. My skin was severely dehydrated from constant travel and these were key in helping me get balanced skin again. Each masks delivers an entire bottle of serum in under an hour. That’s some serious work! I used the masks while watching tv at night and let their magic go to work.

The natural masks are derived from coconut fibers and gently mold to your face. The first time I applied it it took a few minutes to get used to, but after that it just felt like a cooling effect. Added bonus it’s made without parabens, dyes, sulfates, petrochemicals, synthetic fragrances and gluten.

The masks are typically a splurge, but there’s currently a deal running for a trial pack for only $19 with code LQRRX20.

>> Today, I’m patterning with RevelationsRX to give away a one month supply of face masks to one lucky reader! For a chance to win, all you have to do is visit their landing page here and comment below with how you’d incorporate the face masks into your beauty routine.

Good Luck!

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Bloomingdale’s Sale Picks

Family & Friends season is starting this week with Bloomingdales and 25% off! Perfect time to add a few pieces to your wardrobe for the warm weather ahead. I’m sharing some of my favorites from the sale and scooping up a few of the below!

Easy Street Tacos

Easy Street Tacos

Simple street tacos are typically what I order anytime we’re out for Mexican. Seasoned meat, diced onions, fresh cilantro and avocados are all you need for flavorful tacos. My brother and mom were in town the other week for work and we whipped these up in no time. We topped ours with my homemade guacamole and paired it with a beer. If you’re pressed for time you could also cook the chicken in the crockpot during the day until dinner time.

Street Tacos
via simple recipes

ingredients:
corn tortillas
chopped fresh cilantro
minced onion
meat of choice (chicken, steak)
olive oil
garlic cloves, minced

directions:
Heat up a grill pan and drizzle a bit of oil on top. Chop the meat into strips, salt, and rub with garlic. Add the meat to the pan and leave it alone for a few minutes before flipping to crisp it up. Warm the tortillas in the microwave for about 45 seconds (stacked and wrapped in a paper towel). Fill tortillas with the meat, onion, and cilantro.

Top with fresh avocado slices or guacamole!

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Springtime Whites

Free People Easy Tea V Neck

I finally found the perfect lightweight summer sweater last week and knew it’d be perfect to pack for a weekend in Savannah. The drapey material is just what I was looking for and I love the way it runs a little longer in the back. An all white ensemble is always a good idea in my book and what better time than my bachelorette weekend? Adding every color of this top to my wish list.

sweater: Free People, denim: Paige, shoes: Old Navy, hat: Rag & Bone,
necklace: Theodosia Jewelry c/o, bag: J. Crew c/o, bracelet: Kendra Scott c/o, watch

Rag and Bone Floppy Fedora

Free People SweaterJ Crew Navy CrossbodyPaige Ankle Denim

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Weekend

Bachelorette Weekend

Happy Friday from Savannah!
A few girlfriends and I got here last night and the rest of the girls are arriving today to help me celebrate one of my last weekends as a single lady! It’s crazy that my bachelorette party is already here and we’re a mere three weeks away from the big day. If any of you have favorite Savannah spots send them my way!

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Mykonos Maxi

Mykonos Maxi

Bold colors and maxi dress weather is back ladies. How nice is it to be able to walk out the door and not freeze? Charleston weather was on point Tuesday with an 82 degree day for fashion week. I love how much Charleston Fashion Week has grown over the years. It’s no New York, but that’s just the way we like it. I tried my hardest to save this new dress for the honeymoon, but when the right event calls, all bets are off.

Dress: Annie Griffin, Clutch: Gigi New York, Sandals: Joie,
Ring: Julie Vos (old, also love), Bracelet: Kendra Scott c/o

Gigi New York Uber ClutchAnnie Griffin MykonosKendra Scott Julie Vos JewelryAnnie Griffin Collection

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Buffalo Ranch Stuffed Peppers

Buffalo Chicken Stuffed Peppers

You know what’s good? Chicken seasoned with a homemade ranch dressing mix, tossed in buffalo sauce and then baked in bell peppers. I’ve used ranch dressing packets in tones of previous recipes, but never knew how easy it was to make your own, MSG-free version, until now. I loved the flavor that was packed in these peppers and the idea of serving it with guacamole was a perfect addition.

Buffalo Ranch Stuffed Peppers
via primally inspired

ingredients:
4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
1 medium onion, sliced
1/2 tsp each: dried parsley, dried dill, dried chives, garlic powder, onion powder
sea salt and pepper, to taste
4 peppers, any colors
1/2 c. hot sauce
1/4 c butter

*adjust the butter to hot sauce ratio depending on how spicy you like it. I scaled back on the butter and added more hot sauce for extra heat.

directions:
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Mix dried spices together. Place your chicken breast and sliced onions in a single layer on a greased or parchment paper lined baking pan. Sprinkle the entire pan with dried spices. Salt and pepper, to taste. Place a small slice  of butter or other fat of choice over each chicken breast. Bake for 25-30 minutes or until chicken is cooked through. While chicken is cooking, melt ¼ cup butter in a pot over medium low heat. Once melted add in hot sauce and stir. Set aside.
Once chicken is cooked, run a knife through the chicken and onions until chicken is in small bite size pieces (I shredded using my kitchen aid mixer). Combine chicken with the hot sauce mixture. Spoon chicken mixture evenly in all 4 peppers. Place stuffed peppers in a baking pan. Bake for 35-40 minutes or until peppers are softened to your liking. Serve with Guacamole.

Enjoy!

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