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Five Fun Things: Super Bowl Edition

It seems like this year everyone has Super Bowl Fatigue. I get it. Who wants to watch Tom Brady win yet another Super Bowl? It’s like Groundhog Day. Just the same thing over and over. Trust me, as someone who lives in a different kind of Groundhog Day scenario, I get it all too well. But, truly, even if you can’t get behind the game itself, there’s always the commercials and the food.

In honor of the big game that will be shoved down our collective throats for at least the next 72 hours, I thought why not make the most of it with five fun things. These things will either enhance your Super Bowl 52 experience or just be (hopefully) entertaining for about 5 minutes.

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Super Bowl parties are all about the food, right? So why not try some Fully Loaded Black Bean Nachos or Bob Armstrong Chili Con Queso.

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Maybe you’re excited about Justin Timberlake’s Halftime performance or maybe you’ll just use this 15 minutes to stare blankly at a wall instead. But maybe use the time to see all 51 previous Super Bowl halftime shows ranked by CBS Sports.

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Want to be the MVP of your Super Bowl party but don’t know a single thing about this year’s match up? Here’s a cheat sheet: 52 Things You Need To Know About The Patriots vs The Eagles.

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I’m not a fan of the “leaked commercial” but if you are, here is all of the Super Bowl commercials already released.

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Every Super Bowl party needs a stylish outfit, and since my team is definitely not playing (but damn we were close), jerseys and other team-centric outfits are not an option. So I’ll be pulling my outfit inspo from this look.

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In the Kitchen: ‘Perfect’ Chocolate Chip Cookies

I won’t lie. I think I’ve probably baked every chocolate chip cookie recipe claiming to be the “best.” As a teenager I think I made the classic Nestle Tollhouse recipe so often I had it memorized for many years. Sadly as an adult you begin to realize the chocolate chip/dough ratio is so poor no matter how many chocolate chips you add in. More recently my go-to was the NY Times recipe which uses cake flour and bread flour rather than all-purpose flour. But it has a wait time which is often really hard to abide by when it comes to baking. Eating the dough is rather tempting when it’s just sitting there for an extended period of time. Then I moved on to a sea salt chocolate chip recipe I adapted from somewhere else, and made it so much people grew tired of it.

So that brings me to this past December and my constant quest to create the perfect Christmas cookie tin/tray. I went searching for the ideal chocolate chip cookie that was yummy but would provide a sense of timeless comfort for my friends and family. I was alerted to a random Buzzfeed article where they taste tested a variety of recipes created by famous chefs and Kourtney Kardashian (why?). Their winner was Thomas Keller’s Perfect Chocolate Chip cookies, and upon inspection of the ingredients I thought why not give it a shot.

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October Edit

I feel like its such a cliche girl thing to say “I can’t believe it’s already November!,” but I genuinely can’t believe it. It feels like literally just a couple of months ago it was New Years Day and I was eating those pancakes hungover in a diner feeling so hopeful about 2017. It’s such a bummer to realize maybe I should have set the expectation bar just a little lower so I wouldn’t be so shocked it’s November. Since October just ended about 5 minutes ago, I thought I would share some things that have been on my radar lately (or over the last month really). You know, same ol’ same ol*

LINKS: Bakery Style Butter Cookies Recipe, Faux Leather Sleeve Dress, Knit Dress, The IKEA Dictionary, Wit & Delight Travel Wallet, Wit & Delight Travel Bottles & Jars, Wit & Delight Weekender

*And laundry is really, really boring today

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This weekend I have a little fall break and I use that term loosely. While I have a “break” I’m not much of a break person. I just find something to do or get ahead with so I’m not stressed later. Unfortunately I’ll likely be cleaning or organizing, but hopefully I’ll get to make some yummy food (or some sea salt chocolate chip cookies at least).

As usual here are some really interesting and, hopefully, fun things from around the Internet. Sorry it’s a little design centric this time, but those were definitely some interesting reads over the last week or so.

Enjoy!

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Sorry for the sparse posting as of late. I’m lacking a bit of motivation and inspiration right now. I’m also working so incredibly hard on so many things all at once. I’m a bit of an overachiever I’ll admit. Most of the things I’m being bogged down by are almost over, so hopefully now I’ll be able to post more regularly.

That said this weekend I’ll be attending a sip and see for my friend’s new baby. Apparently sip and sees  are a real thing and not just something seen on the Real Housewives franchise. While I find the concept utterly baffling, I guess that’s a thing I will be doing. Hopefully with far less drama than an episode of the Real Housewives of whatever. I also hope it doesn’t begin to stir any sort of baby fever within me because babies are the most fun when they aren’t yours and you get to pass them back. But one thing is for sure, getting older sucks when everyone reminds you where you should be in life, but just aren’t.

Talk about being a Debbie Downer. Instead enjoy some fun things from around the internet, and have a great weekend.

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Before I take off for what hopefully will be a fun but relaxing weekend, I thought I would share some stuff from around the internet I found interesting. There’s tons of different stuff. Maybe you’ll need some fun conversation starters over the weekend so check out the stories below. There’s a flashlight made of paper, the grossest Instagram account, and even insights into mindful meditation.

PS: Looking for some weekend tunes? Check out the Labor Day Playlist Extravaganza

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In the Kitchen: The Vanilla Bean Baking Book Chocolate Chip Cookies (Kind Of..)

One of my favorite deserts is a classic chocolate chip cookie. If it’s warm even better. I think I’ve made every recipe for chocolate chip cookies. I have the Toll House recipe memorized. I’ve tried what the New York Times claims is the best recipe of all time. I’ve learned nearly every tip and trick to making the best cookies ever. I’ve even made up my own recipes. I guess I’m a little…obsessed; so naturally when the cookies from the Vanilla Bean Baking Book kept popping up on my Instagram feed I knew I had to give them a try.

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