Bachelor Recap

Bachelor in Paradise Season Finale

Last night was the season finale of Bachelor in Paradise. If you missed last week’s episode, you can read my recap here. We wrapped up last week with Paradise Prom – and the Noah and Abigail fiasco. This week starts up with the tail end of that conversation. Noah and Abigail I’m still a bit confused about what happened between…

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Instant Pot Jalapeno Cheddar Chicken

instant pot jalapeno cheddar chicken

Happy Tuesday, friends. I’ve been seeing this Jalapeno Cheddar Chicken Instant Pot recipe make the rounds on social media, so I decided to give it a try. Disclaimer, this one took kind of awhile – and had a lot of ingredients, so it’s not one of my easier meals to make. It takes about an hour from start to finish…

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Monday things+ a weekend wrap-up

longchamp frames

Good morning and happy Monday! I’m starting my day off with an early morning meeting. I’ve got a proposal I’m working on this week, along with several other things. And, on Friday, I’m meeting one of my co-workers for lunch! It was supposed to rain in Htown this entire weekend, but luckily, we actually ended up not getting any at…

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Friday Favorites – Fall-ish Things

Baylor women's council

Happy Friday, Friends. I hope your morning started off well! It’s a rainy morning here in Htown, which is one of my favorite ways to work. I’ve got a candle going, and I have a warm cup of coffee and my breakfast. That’s some greek yogurt, with blueberries and granola. Delish! I’m sitting here working on emails, and I’ve got…

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Thursday Things + Self Care

Terry Hershey park | cycling

I received an email today that made me pause for a brief second. The subject of the email was “Take Care of Yourself,” and it was addressed to my entire Division. You see, we have wonderful IT people who keep things running seamlessly at work. It’s a job that’s often under appreciated – and met with frustrated customers. Add in…

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Bachelor Recap

Bachelor in Paradise Recap

I’m not even sure what week of Paradise we are in, but what you need to know, is that this is the second to the last episode. And there is a lot of Bachelor in Paradise to unpack here (it was a three (!!!!) hour episode after all). So, we better just get right down to the nitty gritty. You…

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Skincare in your 30s

golden retriever puppy | Houston

Happy Tuesday! I’ve mentioned several times now that it was my gift to myself this year to start going more regularly to get facials. Admittedly, I haven’t always taken the best care of my skin. I grew up in California, so I was out in the sun and at the beach a lot when I was growing up. And, I…

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Weekend wrap-up + a puppy playdate

Happy Monday! However you started off your day, I hope it sets the tone for your week. Will your week be productive? Relaxing? Will you knock some items off of that to-do list? As for me, I’m thinking that my week will be a mixture of business – and pleasure. But, before I get too ahead of myself, I’ll share…

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A cold front + Friday things

birdies

Happy Friday! This is Houston’s weekend forecast, and I might just go ahead and get myself my first Starbucks Pumpkin Spice latte of the season: Speaking of pumpkin spice, I still love my Pumpkin Spice Cake Nespresso pods. They are delicious with my Pumpkin Oat Milk creamer – or with some regular oat milk that I froth in my aeroccino.…

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Two three-ingredient Trader Joe’s dinners

three ingredient trader joes dinners

Okay okay – my apologies for not doing a Bachelor in Paradise recap. We had a friend drop dinner off, and the dogs got in the pool for awhile. So it was kind of late before I started winding down for the evening, and I had some emails to get through. And friends, it just wasn’t going to happen. But…

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