Wednesday, July 31, 2019

Week Re-Cap

Funnel cake at the Arapahoe County Fair
It's been a week of lots going on, lots of planning for the fall, a little bit of stress and yeah...just a lot. But it's all good, it's going to be a fun end-of-summer/fall. I'm hyped. This weekend I don't have a ton of plans, but I'm sure something will come up, what are y'all up to — xoxo darling, Hayden.
Dinner at the Fox and Hound.
Boozy milkshakes for the win.
The cutest little taco place near my apartment, Taco Selene.
A early morning Original Pancake House breakfast.
The cutest wine in cans.
Got to go to the Arapahoe County Fair this past weekend and it was so nice!
A lil homebrew...
Redneck Tacos — a cornbread waffle with pulled pork and coleslaw.
Such cuties!
Fried cupcakes are a thing and now I'm happier than ever before?
Look at this koozie!!!
Obsessed with a fair.
Look at that decadence. 
Some fresh lemonade...with so much sugar!
A double rainbow, oh my gawd.
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Tuesday, July 30, 2019

A Summer Picnic

As y'all might be able to tell, I've been feeling really inspired lately on the blog. It started a few months back when I began baking for the blog again — it's called Haute Table because I originally intended for it to be fashion + food. And part of that has been wanting to do more "shoots" that aren't just clothes. So, I thought I would organize a picnic in Washington Park for me and my gal pals. Picnics scream summer to me and I haven't had a good one since I lived in London and practically picnicked every day. I love getting all the supplies together, making finger foods and then sitting on a blanket in the shade of a big tree in a beautiful park. And my oh my, does Denver have a beautiful park. It's nestled in one of my favorite neighborhoods and it is massive. We found parking easily on a Sunday afternoon, walked a few feet and bam, there was the perfect picnic spot — shade, people watching and comfy grass.
To throw my picnic I had to get some supplies...because we're all about aesthetics on this blog. I got the basket from Hobby Lobby (I upped my donation to Yellow Hammer, because I hate shopping there), as well as the wooden cheeseboard and white plate. My white bowls are from Dollar Tree...because we don't like spending money. The cups are from Big Lots and the design is perfect for summer drinks. I made the watermelon cookies — they'll be on the blog Thursday — and we bought the rest of the snacks from Target and Trader Joe's. The blanket is from Home Goods (similar) and I love it! It's really soft but doesn't get grass stains so it's perfect.
Hope y'all go on a picnic soon and send me photos if you do, it's the perfect way to end the summer - xoxo darling, Hayden.
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Monday, July 29, 2019

Quotes of the Week

Happy happy happy Monday! What a good weekend I just had — so fun and now I'm ready to start the week. I don't have anything crazy going on this week, which I'm happy about but the weekend has some potential so we shall see. Can anyone believe it's going to be August...and football soon? - xoxo darling, Hayden.
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Saturday, July 27, 2019

Articles I'm Reading

  1. Such a sweet post // BuzzFeed
  2. If you're a TJ's lover like me, this might help // Into the Gloss
  3. How CUTE?! // Bored Panda
  4. Absolute, picnic goals // Classy Girls Wear Pearls
  5. Love these photos // This Time Tomorrow
  6. Bookmarking this for later // Sugar & Cloth
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Friday, July 26, 2019

Pool Gear

I have a very limited time before my pool closes, but that doesn't mean I'm not going to live it up while I can. I was perusing through some pool floats the other day and thought I would share some of my favorites with you...plus some real cute towels. AND SUN SCREEN!! Don't forget to wear your sun protection. Let me know your favorites, I'm quite partial to that pancake float, the green to pink ombre beach towel and the melted ice cream float... - xoxo darling, Hayden.

Pancake FloatWatermelon TowelPink to Green Ombre TowelPineapple FloatPineapple TowelHolographic Ring FloatRainbow FloatBlue Ombre Stripe TowelFlamingo Drink FloatsGold Ring Float, Blue Tassel TowelSupergoop SunscreenCactus Ring FloatRose FloatRainbow Stripe TowelIndigo Blue Beach TowelMelted Ice Cream Float
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Thursday, July 25, 2019

S'Mores Casserole

When I was in college one of my organizations was supposed to have a camping trip but something went wrong and we ended up having a house party. We still had all of our camping supplies, including s'mores materials. But the house didn't have a gas grill or a fire-pit so we decided to throw the s'mores material and the s'mores casserole was created - xoxo darling, Hayden.

S'Mores Casserole Recipe 

You'll Need: 

- 2 sleeves of graham crackers
- 1 bag of marshmallows
- 2 chocolate bars
- 1 deep cookie pan or glass pan
- parchment paper

Instructions:

1. Cut your parchment paper to size on your pan.
2. Spray non-stick spray on your tray and put your parchment paper down.
3. Lay your graham crackers on the pan, I like to use the whole ones as the base so the casserole stays together more.
4. Break your chocolate bars into pieces then lay them on the graham crackers. Put them in between the cracks so that the casserole molds together better.
5. Put marshmallows all over the chocolate and graham crackers, they will melt together to give you that nice casserole feel.
6. Stick the pan in the oven on broil for about one/two minutes.
7. Pull them out and press graham crackers to the top. It doesn't have to look perfect (see my photo below), you're just trying to create a crust.
8. Eat immediately. 

Troubleshooting:

-Watch your broil, it can burn super quickly.
-I like my marshmallows burnt so I leave them in for almost two minutes, it gives them that nice bonfire taste without needing the bonfire. 

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Wednesday, July 24, 2019

Week Re-Cap

Ice Cream at Snowl
Okay, so in the scope of everything, I had a really good week. I got to try a bunch of desserts, hung out with friends, went to the best farmers' market in Denver and more. But, on the personal/emotional side, it wasn't great. And my ladies out there will know what I'm talking about when I say my period just wouldn't come. And for me, my emotions go haywire when I'm PMSing, in the sense that I get really down on myself and get super emotional...depending on the month I will cry more than I normally cry, etc. And my period was basically a week and a half late by the time it finally came so this last week I was just feeling in a funk, begging mother nature to just let me have my period — sounds crazy, but my emotions get back to normal once I start bleeding (TMI? Nah, as women we should talk about the graphic elements of our period more so that it isn't as stigmitized...because we all do it and let's make it not a "behind-closed-doors" issue). So, now I'm feeling back to normal and like I said, it was a good week in general.
This week should be really fun, on Saturday Lauren and I are headed to the Arapahoe County Fair (for all the foods, rides and fun we can stand) and Sunday I'm hosting a picnic (blog post about it next week) at Wash Park. What are y'all up to? - xoxo darling, Hayden
After-work happy hour at Los Chingones.
Some delicious bbq at Piggin' Out BBQ.
Wednesday morning office at Global Coffee in Arvada.
The best creamsicle in Denver at Milkbox Creamery.
Re-reading this favorite from high school.
Dinner at Sip.
Grabbed a Good Times burger on Friday.
Jess's sweet cat.
I got a free car wash on Saturday and it's the kind where the soap is all colorful.
Morning coffee at Atlas.
An Ube milkshake at Zero Degrees.
Mango rolled ice cream at Wonder Tea.
A very pretty coffee shop, Sonder.
Sunflower latte.
The South Pearl Farmers' Market — aka the best in Denver.
Some delightful cold brew.
A savory roll at Duffeyroll Cafe.
Banana ice cream — made entirely of fruit. 
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