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Tuesday, March 30, 2021

Way Too Early Swim Post

Y'all I know it's probably too early to talk about swim suits...but I couldn't help it! There are just so many cute ones out there right now. And I've been going to the beach in FL recently...trying to get it an as much as possible before I go back to CO, so why not? — xoxo darling, Hayden
1. Red, 2. Navy, 3. Bikini Top & Bottom, 4. Light Pink, 5. Black, 6. Floral, 7. Pink Scallop, 8. Stripes, 9. Blue Dots, 10. Orange, 11. Green

Monday, March 29, 2021

Monday Links

 Spring has really been springin' hasn't it?! Hope your Monday is off to an excellent start — xoxo darling, Hayden

I adored Ramona when I was a wee one.

OK I'm obsessed with this dress!!

This kitchen is move-in ready for me I think...

Definitely think this is missing Iron Jawed Angels & Bomb Girls & Bend It Like Beckham...

Pronunciation is something we should all pay attention to. It is OUR job to pronounce names correctly. 

Minor league baseball just got cooler with this team's logo.

I don't need these baguette slippers...right? 

Tbh kinda want to get a doughnut...despite what critics are saying.

Broadcast is one of the first mediums where women were allowed to thrive & I'm wanting to read this book about 'em. 

Most of y'all are in the U.S. but it's still so nice to look at these images of U.K. parks.

So related to this post from Grace about being single.

Very excited to see Rosie posting again (and to see what life in Australia is like)!

9 Muslim women from history that you should know about. 

Friday, March 26, 2021

Latest TikToks

Check out the latest feminist cocktails — xoxo darling, Hayden.

Thursday, March 25, 2021

Current Wants

Spring seems to have sprung in my mind! I'm looking forward to some brighter colors, sleeveless tops and less layers! What are you looking forward to? — xoxo darling, Hayden 

Wednesday, March 24, 2021

Week Re-Cap

Got my F*** Ted Cruz shirt and I love it!

Happy Wednesday! Hope y'all are doing well. We did some hiking this weekend, watch basketball/baseball and softball and just had an all around good week. Work has been nice and medium paced, which I'm loving too! How are y'all? — xoxo darling, Hayden

Fisheating Creek hike

Sanibel made the cover of Southern Living!
Tried brunch at the new Oxbow and it was good.
Beautiful Saturday morning.
Homemade soda bread

Homemade potato skins

Tuesday, March 23, 2021

Favorite Top for Spring

My mom found this top while browsing on Old Navy's website and we both fell in love. It's just so perfect for spring. I wore it to brunch the other morning and felt right at home. What do y'all think? — xoxo darling, Hayden

Monday, March 22, 2021

Monday Links


Happy Monday, here are some links to entertain you as you wake up — xoxo darling, Hayden.

Please be an ally for Asian people right now and forever. Donate here.

Easy iced coffee recipes for ya as we get closer and closer to spring.

Jeni's is doing a Dolly Parton collab and I'm thrilled!

Ski chic is one of my favorite chics.

I'm not a puzzle person but these might make me change my mind. 

Drove on the Blue Ridge Parkway last year just like everyone else apparently. 

This woman deserves everything.

Multicolored kitchen in London that is something of dreams.

OMG these book covers made me laugh real hard.

Becca Freeman's apartment is so cute.

fun quiz about literature that might interest you...or frustrate you.

Very much looking forward to listening to this podcast with Tinx on TikTok.

Thursday, March 18, 2021

Week Re-Cap

The Florida Citrus Tower

Happy Thursday! How are y'all doing? Last weekend we did a staycation in Mount Dora, hiked 9 miles, did a walking tour and drank quite a lot of beer. Since coming back work has been quite a lot but that's alright! I did discover that one of my favorite shows from 2019 (Nancy Drew on CW) is back for a second season, which is amazing. It's so dark and I love it — xoxo darling, Hayden.
Clermont Brewing Company
Amazing bagel sandwich from Cody's on 4th
Love the early Saturday morning light in Mount Dora.
Wekiwa Springs State Park
A very pretty sunset from a mall parking lot.
Did a free walking tour of Mount Dora on Sunday morning. 
But added the Van Gogh House because it's too cool not to see.
When can I move in ya think?
Went on the scenic boat tour at Winter Park — it's the second oldest attraction in Florida! 

Sideward Brewing Company
Brunch at The Coop

Hellcats USA in Winter Park, I saw this boutique on TikTok and loved it! 

Sunday brews at The Ravenous Pig

Wednesday, March 17, 2021

Happy St. Patrick's Day

 Happy St. Patrick's Day! Hope y'all make yourself a green beer and order out some soda bread or corned beef — xoxo darling, Hayden.

Tuesday, March 16, 2021

Workout Wear

It's mid-March and maybe you're in a workout slump. Maybe you've been doing so well but we're a year into the pandemic and you just don't feel like working out right now. First of all, you're valid and you should do whatever you want with your body. Second, take some time off! You weren't meant to be constantly working out, enjoy yo self! But if you think buying some cute new leggings or a sports bra will motivate you, may I introduce you to the cute ones below! — xoxo darling, Hayden
1. Black & White Bra, 2. Blue with Green Stripe Leggings, 3. Pink Sneakers, 4. Purple Bra, 5. Pink Leggings, 6. Grey and Pink Bra, 7. Light Blue Leggings, 8. Light Blue Sneakers, 9. Navy with Low Stripe Leggings, 10. Black Leggings, 11. Grey Water Bottle, 12. Grey Bra, 13. Navy Leggings, 14. Green Bra, 15. Navy Water Bottle, 16. Grey Long-Sleeve Shirt, 17. Black Bra, 18. Navy Sneakers, 19. Navy Skirt, 20. Badminton Shirt

Monday, March 15, 2021

Monday Links

Hope you're having a good Monday — xoxo darling, Hayden.

If you've followed for a while you'll know I'm a big Zoe Sugg vlog fan & I'm thrilled for her.

This is such a cool tool to see how sound affects fonts.

Catherine O'Hara breaking down some of her best outfits is A+.

Some feminist reads for the rest of Women's History Month.

I want so many of these pieces...especially these, this, this, these and this.

Very much want to try this scalp scrub.

This made me laugh real hard.

For my Denver followers, I'm excited for this to open.

Obsessed with British Vogue's cover this month.

Houses designed by Frank Lloyd Wright's female colleagues look so cool. 

Such cool women! And more women!

I feel like Gurinder Chadha is missing from this list.

Cannot stand schools (public & private) telling women what to wear.

Thursday, March 11, 2021

Latest TikToks

Catch up on the latest feminist cocktail TikToks — xoxo darling, Hayden.

Wednesday, March 10, 2021

Week Re-Cap


Highlands Hammock State Park
Happy mid-week! We've been doing day trips to state parks on the weekend and it has been so nice. I've officially booked my flight back to Denver, which I am sad about but also excited for. Sad because I have loved every minute of my four months home but excited to see my friends and get back to Denver's restaurants, etc. This weekend we are headed for a staycation in Mount Dora, which I think I've driven through once but it should be cool! How are y'all doing? — xoxo darling, Hayden

Nutmeg's Cafe in Sebring

Highlands Hammock State Park

Can we take a moment to appreciate these?!

The most beautiful sunset from Swan Brewing in Lakeland.

Grove Roots Brewing Company in Winter Haven.
Front Page Brewing in Bartow.

Paynes Creek Historic State Park
One of my favorite drinks ever!
Made a lil care package for my roomie!

Tuesday, March 9, 2021

Denver Women-Owned Restaurants

I crafted a list of all the women-owned eateries in the Denver area to share with y'all, because who doesn't love supporting women? Hope y'all enjoy and let me know who I missed — xoxo darling, Hayden.

3 Freaks Brewery
3rd Bird Collective
Adobo Food Truck
Aloy Modern Thai
Amazing Tasty Eats Food Truck & Catering
Amethyst Coffee Shop
Azucar Bakery
B&P Provisions

Baba & Pop’s Pierogi Kitchen & Bar
Babettes Pizza & Pane
Bar Car
Beast & Bottle
Beef King
Beleza Coffee Bar
Bigsby’s Folly
Bistro Barbes
Bistro Vendome
Black Eye Coffee

Blofish Sushi
Blue Sparrow Coffee
Blush & Blu Bar
Bombay Clay Oven
Bon Ami
Bowls by Ko
Brazen Neighborhood Eatery
Broadway Roxy
Broken Cage
Burns Family Artisan Ales
Buttercream Bakeshop
Carbon Cafe
Cherry Hills Sushi
Chicago Colorado
Chickee’s Lil Kitchen
Church of Cupcakes
Cilantro & Perejil
CME Catering & Events
Colorado Cider Company
Colorado Cookie Company
Copper Door Coffee Roasters
CoraFaye’s Cafe
Crow Bar
Cuba Cuba
Daughter Thai Kitchen and Bar
D Bar
Deep Roots Winery and Bistro

Deja Roux Food Truck
Denver Cat Company
Denver Milk Market
Denver Vegan Van

Dos Abuelas
Drunken Monkeys
Dubbel Dutch
East Simpson Coffee Company
Eat Fcking Plants
El Taco de Mexico
Embassy Tavern
Factotum Brewhouse
Fiction Beer Company
Follow the Ruel
Fort Greene
Four Friends Kitchen
Fresh Thymes Eatery
Frozen Matter
Gateaux Bakery
Gold Mine Cupcakes
Goldspot Brewing Company
Grateful Bread Company
Green Russell
Green Seed Market
Grounds for Dismissal Coffee
Guard and Grace
Habit Doughnut Dispensary
Happy Bakeshop
Haykin Family Cider
Hickory & Ash
High Point Creamery
Holidaily Brewing Company
Honey Elixir Bar
Hops & Pie
Inga’s Alpine Tavern
Jax Fish House & Oyster Bar
Jovanina’s Broken Italian
J Street Food Truck
Just Be Kitchen
Kids Table Denver
Kind Confections
Lady Justice Brewing
La Fillette Bakery
La Fogata
La Merise French Bistro
Le French
Lindsay’s Boulder Deli

Lou’s Food Bar
Maria Empanada
Mercury Cafe
Miss B’s Vietnamese Food Truck
Mockery Brewing
Moon Raccoon Baking Company
Nels BBQ and More
Nocturne Jazz & Supper Club
Not Yo Mama’s Cupcakes
Ohana Island Kitchen
Olive and Finch
Osteria Marco
Parisi Italian Market & Deli
Pescky Fried Chicken
Pony Up
Postcard Foods
Prieto’s Catering
Proto’s Pizzeria Napoletana
Q House
Queens Eleven
Quiero Arepas
Quince Essential Coffee House
Reivers Bar & Grill
Rising Sun Distillery
Rita’s Law
Room for Milly
Russel’s Smokehouse
Salt & Grinder
Sassafras American Eatery
Shine Community

Simply Pizza Food Truck
Somebody People
Spanky’s Roadhouse
Still Smokin BBQ
Stoic & Genuine
Sugar Bake Shop
Sugar High
Tables Restaurant
Tamales by La Casita
TeaLee’s TeaHouse
The Bagel Deli
The Bindery
The Bluegrass Coffee & Bourbon Lounge
The Bumbling Bee Vegan Junk Food Bar
The Corner Beet
The Cow
The Easy Vegan

The Farmer in the Hive
The Fort
The Funky Flame
The Ginger Pig
The Greedy Hamster Bar
The Horseshoe Lounge
The Inventing Room Dessert Shop
The Lucky Bird
The Noshery
The Preservery
The Queen of Sheba Restaurant
The Sugar Cube
The Truffle Table
The Weathervane Cafe
To the Wind Bistro
T Street
Valhalla Cakes
Vesper Lounge
VX-3 Mobile Food Unit
Walia Creamery
Wednesday’s Pie
Welton Street Cafe
Western Daughters Butcher Shoppe
What Would Cheesus Do
Whittier Cafe
Wild Women Wine
Wong Way Veg Food Truck
Woodhill Small Batch BBQ
Work & Class
Y.Lo Epicure
Yuan Wonton

Monday, March 8, 2021

Monday Links


Welcome back to another link round-up. Hope y'all are having a productive start to your week — xoxo darling, Hayden.

It's Women's History Month, find out how it started.

Read about this book in the paper last weekend and I've put it on my TBR list.

Big book reader? You might need some of these.

Found this list of how to make the most of March pretty funny.

A tropical vacation should probably be in all of our futures, but we can start with these Gray Malin prints.

Let me know your favorite online vintage stores, because I'm starting to get into it.

Celebrate WHM by donating to these orgs.

For my Austin peeps, a round-up of women-owned businesses. {Hint: my Denver restaurant version will be up tomorrow}.

My parents would love most of these.

Silencing women in science is nothing new, but here are 10 female scientists you should know about.

Connecticut has made it illegal to discriminate based on hair!! 

Fascinating read on how women geographers changed travel. Pick up the book here.

42 of the most anticipated LGBTQ+ books coming out soon. I cannot describe how excited for this one I am!

Not sure I agree with most of these choices, but for me it's snog: Poldark, marry: Pride & Prejudice (2005), avoid: Atonement/Titanic.

Guess I'll be buying a trench coat now

A fascinating look at what powerful people are reading.

Monday, March 1, 2021

Monday Links

A while back I decided "Quotes of the Week" was no longer part of what I wanted out of the blog. The series basically ran straight for 8.5 years and I was sick of it. So, the end of an era of a blog post that was the first post I ever made. I bid you adieu quotes. And I welcome you "Monday Links." If you've been following for a while you know I used to post "Articles I'm Reading" every Saturday but stopped when I went to blogging M–F. However, in the pandemic I rediscovered my love for link round-ups and you'll have probably seen that I did them about once a month for the last year. But now, I've decided I'll be doing them each Monday. I think it'll be a great way to begin the week, staying informed on whatever fun info there is in the world. And I welcome you and ask you to join me on this new, exciting, ride — xoxo darling, Hayden.

Loving these Etsy finds.

Read more books by Black authors!

Cackled at this McSweeney's piece on walking during the pandemic. 

Not sure if I could pull these off but, dang they look amazing.

Cute wellies if you have kiddos.

I'm afraid of heights but kinda want to get to the top of some of these.

Get fresh chocolate chip cookies delivered to your door.

Since I'm on TikTok constantly I've seen these ED recovery videos and I love watching them and sharing love with the people who are doing an amazing job of recovering. 

Imagining presidents if they were modern is creepy yet cool.

This might make you want to fly to Paris...which probably isn't the best but wow.

Y'all Staub fans or Le Creuset fans?

Oh, this gossip shortage thing has been a convo topic for my friends & I as of late.

Obsessed with their gallery wall.

Who else wants to live in this 80s IKEA catalog?

@HoodMidCenturyModern is a great way to learn about architecture and society.

Very into Sears catalog homes and this site is so cool!