Friday Link Love.

Happy Friday all!

Let’s talk about what went down in my kitchen yesterday.


I got this genius idea trying to make gluten-free cinnamon roll cookies. After much frustration…I think there were a few choice words, huffs and puffs, and a temper tantrum that ended with me on the floor holding a bucket of brown sugar, whisk in one hand, wine bottle in the other. Ok, maybe I am exaggerating a bit much. The end result…










A beautiful mess.
One giant gf cinnamon-roll cookie. O.my.Word. The edges were crispy, the center was chewy. It was heaven. I sent my Dad to work with my left-over “disaster” and his co-workers were at a loss for words…or so I heard.


I finally got a facial yesterday with the gift card to a local salon/spa that I received as a b-day gift from my momma. It was well worth the wait! Seriously, the esthetician had to pry me off of the spa table/bed?. She got my attention when she mentioned that she was getting me a lemon water, aka “spa water.” It just sounds better when you say spa water, right?


Fancy.

So refreshing.


I love me some spa water and time spent getting pampered. I consider myself pretty girlie, or womanly, for the most part.




I love getting my nails did.

My latest fave polish

I love curls in my hair.

 This is what happens when you spend an hour doing your hair and decide to sit in the car and take pictures of it b/c it is storming outside. Luscious locks and Texas weather do not compliment each other. No thanks.


I have an inner fashionista.


Who loves ruffles

blue-jean jackets

and lace.
Don’t forget my obsession with cute food
and appreciation for good looking guys
Yes, please

Now, don’t get me wrong. I love my pearls and heels, but I also love me some good ole’ fashioned shooting at the range.




A good rack o’ ribs.

A dripping with sweat workout.

I wouldn’t trade anything for my converse

(Mine look more like the ones on the right…I have had them for five years, including my 3 years as a barista…might be a few coffee stains!)




or my cowgirl boots.

I mean c’mon, I’m from Texas y’all! What did you expect? 


That’s just me, a little bit of both worlds. 


Let’s end this with a little food porn, shall we? Yesterday was National Banana Bread Day and we all know I go bananas for the stuff. Chuckle.


So, here is your dose of Banana Bread food porn.

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What kitchen disasters have you had? What makes you girly, or not? Any fave banana bread recipes?

MANGIA!

Comments

  1. YOU ABSOLUTELY SHINE IN THIS POST! I am lovin’ learnin’ that your disasters in the kitchen can still be successes (at least in taste-where it counts)! And, it was a pleasure to learn so much about you! What great pics!!! Last, as for my favorite banana bread recipe–I love my moms, but I am converted to yours, and I can’t deny I want to have some of each that you posted here!!!! Have a great weekend Chelsy! xo

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