Saturday, April 20, 2019

Articles I'm Reading

  1. A recently discovered brand that I'm obsessing over // Unique Vintage
  2. 10 Things turned 20 and I'm still in love // The Muse
  3. Women being awesome, like usual // Business Insider
  4. I love Emily's girls trips // Cupcakes & Cashmere
  5. Why is this the most accurate thing I've ever seen about my star sign? // BuzzFeed
  6. Love this for little girls // Insider
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Thursday, April 18, 2019

Easter Rice Krispies

Easter is this weekend! And I will admit to y'all that I don't really celebrate it, unless you count eating far too many Reese's Eggs celebrating. However, I was thinking about one of my favorite treats, the rice krispy (remember when Hannah made me a cake made out of 'em?). The way I did it was really easy to follow along. I'm really happy with how they turned out. I was surprised that the colors were so vibrant and how sweet they were. You definitely don't need to add any sugar or flavorings because they have their own unique taste. 
You need as many Peeps as you want, a hunk of butter for each color, microwavable bowls, a box of toasted rice cereal, and a lot of cooking spray...I mean a lot. I coated my bowls, pan, spatulas and hands in cooking spray to deal with the sticky nature of Peeps. 
I mircowaved the peeps for almost two minutes to let them melt.
Then mixed it up and added the cereal. 
You do that with each color and then, I decided I wanted a weird collection of the
 colors so I put them randomly on my pan. 
Let them cool completely and then you can cut them into squares, or use cookie cutters for 
shapes. I picked up a bunny, tulip and egg at the local grocery store. 
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Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Week Re-Cap

Thinking every ice cream shop should have a disco ball...
It's hump day! This week has been pretty wonderful, I ate a lot of amazing food, hung out with a bunch of friends and (the photos are not included below) got to meet Elizabeth Warren. Tomorrow Hannah flies in and I cannot wait! Check out all that has happened in the photos below - xoxo darling, Hayden.
 Breakfast at Corner — and yes, I know it's a chain, but y'all, I love it. 
Honey B's Macarons in Highlands Ranch is A+.
A new, to me and relatively new to the area, coffee shop called Riize in Littleton.
Dinner with Lauren at Sera's Ramen Collective in the Highlands.
Spicy Chicken Bowl is 10/10.
Hammonds peppermint bark in a pretzel cone from Sweet Cow is 
something I will dream about for years to come.
Sunday morning hike at South Valley.
Picked up some bagels before finally finishing my Agatha Christie book.
 These little guys were on my Monday walk.
 Stopped at Nuggs for a Tuesday pick-me-up.
Taco Tuesday, right?
I'm lucky my downtown meetings are a) located in a beautiful neighborhood & 
b) have a great coffee shop right across the street. 
Finally watched Pretty Woman, and yes, I liked it! 
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Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Strawberry Shortcakes

If you saw my latest vlog, you know I baked some strawberry shortcakes — and they were successful — so I thought I would share how I did it with y'all. You can find the recipe I used here. I have never made these little guys before but let me tell you, they were super easy! I loved making them in biscuit form. I've included photos below of each of the stages but this only took me about an hour to do everything. You basically just mix up the dry ingredients, add the wet and then add really cold butter. That is key!! Make sure to do really cold butter, keep that stick in the fridge until you absolutely need it. Also, you don't need the special sugar they have in the recipe, I just used regular sugar and it was fine. The whipped cream was a nice light addition, it isn't too sweet, which I think is important. Overall, I would highly suggest making these! They are a great spring treat - xoxo darling, Hayden.

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Monday, April 15, 2019

Quotes of the Week

Oooo this weekend went by so quickly. It was really nice though, I got to meet with my AAUW chapter, I am now elected the Communications Secretary and I could not be more excited! I also spent some good time with my friends, just connecting and talking and laughing. It was so rejuvenating. This week is pretty hectic — tire alignment, Elizabeth Warren is coming to town, I need to do some baking and of course, Hannah comes to town. Eek! What are y'all up to? - xoxo darling, Hayden
Images here.
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