The millennial favorite: avocado toast

It’s a millennial’s favorite breakfast. The ever trendy avocado toast! We know that there are many articles out there making fun of us for this avocado favorite. The headlines usually read “Millennial can’t afford to own home due to avocado obsession.”

Well, I’m going to save you a few bucks by giving you my simple recipe for the fancy toast! Make it at home with very few ingredients and who knows..maybe then you will be able to buy a house! 😉

Recipe:

1 Avocado

1 Piece whole wheat bread

Salt and pepper to taste

Garlic salt to taste

Red pepper flakes to taste

All you have to do is mash the avocado with the spices. Pop your bread in the toaster for about two minutes and then spread that delicious green mush on the bread.

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Happy toasting ❤

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Creating a cute, but comfy travel outfit

In Montana our airports aren’t very large, meaning we don’t have a lot of direct flights.

Any flight that I have taken (with the exceptions of Seattle and Las Vegas), I have had to leave at the crack of dawn. I am also usually traveling for 6 hours or more. So, being comfy, but not looking like I rolled out of bed is important to me.

First, THANK GOODNESS joggers came into style! They are like a sweat pant, but more stylish and acceptable to wear in public as pants. 

 

These are my go-to when flying! I own two gray pairs and a black pair and they can be styled super cute!

For my last trip I paired my joggers with pink sneakers. The sneakers are comfortable for walking they are stylish, and if you don’t have TSA Pre-Check they are easy to get on and off. 

I also love these sneakers because they can carry you from colder temperatures to warmer temperatures. I never like being the person that is wearing sandals when it’s snowing out even though you just got back from Florida! 

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My third item that I love to have with me is a jean jacket. It’s usually cold when I leave in the morning so having a jacket is necessary. But for my last trip to California, I didn’t need to bring a heavy coat. This was the perfect compromise. 

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The great thing about these three items is that you can wear them throughout your trip!

In San Diego, I wore the sneakers when we were walking around at the San Diego Zoo and in Old Town. 

I also wore the jean jacket down by the beach and at night when it cooled down a bit. 

I also wore the joggers to lounge around in the morning while I got my caffeine level up! 

Don’t let early flights and long travel days cramp your style!

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Off the beaten path in San Diego…

I recently traveled to L.A. and San Diego for a quick little spring break trip that was so so so necessary.

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Now, of course I did the touristy things like go to the zoo, and check out the seals at Children’s Pool, but no matter where I vacation I also like checking out the less touristy things.

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So, on this trip we stayed in La Jolla, which was originally just a surfer town, but has developed quite a bit over the years. However, the part of La Jolla where we stayed there were two things I absolutely loved.

First the boutique scene was out of this world. Everything was so cute and trendy, but also very reasonable.

In addition to the boutique scene I found two great places to get beverages. Almost every morning we walked down to Bird Rock Coffee Roasters. Yes, it was very strange that we were walking everywhere, but you can’t take the New Yorker out of me. I love to walk…Sorry Cali.

Anyways…The cold brew there was great, so was the Americano, and the Iced Chai.

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Multiple places around La Jolla sell their coffee, and I highly suggest that’s where you get your caffeine fix.

The second place is for my juice and smoothie lovers. Turquoise Juice Bar just opened on Turquoise Street (hence the name). The place is super funky and has a feminist theme going on. You can literally order a smoothie called the feminist. For the health conscious that know juices and smoothies can contain a ton of sugar and calories opt for the Alien Princess or the Dancing Queen. Those two drinks are mostly spinach and kale based.

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I definitely dug the scene in La Jolla. Along with all these places there was great access to the beach, some great brunch spots, and they had a indoor cycling studio so, I was set.

Thanks for a great time La Jolla! We will definitely be back! ❤

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Homemade Guacamole

Hosting a party? Or just want a yummy/ healthy snack?

I’m sharing my homemade guacamole recipe with you! It was a huge hit at a little get together we had a few weekends ago!

This recipe will take about 10 minutes to make and will feed about 6-8 people. If you need a bigger batch just use a larger amount of the ingredients!

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Recipe:

4 Avocados

1 Red Bell Pepper

2 Jalapeños

1/2 Cup of Chopped Red Onion

2 Limes

2 Tbsp of Cilantro

Cumin to taste

Salt to taste

Then just mash it all up and pair with chips! Voila! Perfect party snack!

 

Ring envy

It’s about to get real friends. So, Valentine’s Day is tomorrow and if you are a 20- something your social media is probably blowing up with engagement photos. Honestly, I feel like my feeds have been blowing up with rings since November.

 

Now, I don’t think it matters if you have been in a relationship for 5 years or if you are super single , you can’t tell me that seeing those manicured nails with a shiny ring doesn’t annoy you just a little?!

Well, lately it has gotten to me more than I would like to admit.

I like to think that I keep it cool and I am completely okay with not having a timeline of when the question will be popped, but if I am being honest I’m totally jealous. If you never ever have ring envy, please message me, so we can do a tips post!

Don’t let this fool you, this post is not an open forum for me to complain that my boyfriend hasn’t proposed yet. I actually wanted to do the opposite. Instead of feeling like I should be posting one of those pictures I thought this Valentine’s Day let’s focus on the amazing love in our lives that we already have.

First I am going to do a tiny recap.

Year 1: Bryn took me on a SUPER snowy hike in Augusta. Then we went to, what would become one of our favorite celebration spots the Buckhorn Bar. It was perfect (swoon)

❤ ❤ ❤ !

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Year 2: I don’t actually remember (this was only last year so I feel pretty pathetic).

This year we actually will be apart (Bryn has meeting in Great Falls). And honestly I am totally okay with that!

For all of you ladies saying how are you okay with that?! You were just talking about having ring envy! Well, after going through all the emotions it made me realize some things.

I don’t want a cliche Valentine’s Day engagement (no offense to anyone that does).

But Valentine’s Day is just not that special to us as a couple….and that’s totally okay!

If you are about to do what I was doing a few days ago and pout about not being engaged. STOP. Think about what you love about your partner what is special to you both and really think is the time for you to be engaged?

If it’s not happening it’s probably not the right time and that’s okay because when it is the right time imagine how exciting and special that will be!

Instead of worrying about what you don’t have tomorrow, be thankful for what you do.

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Don’t expect flowers or chocolates or jewelry. Be excited to spend time with your loved one and let the day to celebrate love remind you why you want to be in your relationship.

Maybe make a special memory like Bryn and I did. Our first valentines day I remember because it was different. We didn’t go to a fancy dinner, we got outdoors and explored a small town. Exploring is something that is special to us.

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Seriously how freaking cute is this post! ❤

 

And for my single girls out there. Don’t get down, you don’t need a man to make tomorrow special. Make it special on your own.

Buy yourself that latte, or treat yourself to a yoga class.

Because whether you have a man or not, Valentine’s Day is about love and it’s always important to love yourself.

What will I be doing on this Valentine’s Day? I’ll be getting a manicure because as much as I feel like I should be with Bryn, I don’t need to feel sorry for myself! Life happens!

Plus I always love a good excuse for self care!

Happy Valentine’s Day! xoxo

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Microbreweries…a Montana way of life

One of my favorite things about Montana is the brewery scene. I was first introduced to craft beers in college. We enjoyed Devil’s Backbone…often, but I never really appreciated the microbrewery culture until I moved to Montana.

I love breweries for two reasons. First, the atmosphere. I feel like each brewery I go to in Montana has its own unique feel. Two, checking out different breweries has become somewhat of a tradition for me and Bryn (my boyfriend, for those of you who don’t know him).

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We have visited quite a few breweries in the two years we have been together. I think I speak for the both of us when I say that our favorite will probably always be the Mighty Mo in Great Falls. For the two of us it just feels like home!

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However, Dillon’s Beaverhead Brewing Company has lately been a favorite of mine. First of all, Dillon overall as a small town… you absolutely rock! The downtown is adorable, everyone is super friendly, and this New Yorker still gets pretty excited when she sees a real cowboy!

Beaverhead Brewing really captures the charm of Dillon. It’s a new brewery that knows how to make an IPA, but it feels like it has been a staple in the town forever.

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The cozy fireplace, super friendly staff, awesome swag (I have a shirt from there that I would wear everyday if I could), and good beer is why I am writing about this place.

I think anyone traveling to Dillon anytime soon should most deffinitely try their Beaverslide IPA or the famous Poindexter Pilsner ( I think it’s famous because Governor Bullock is caught on camera having one).

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Now, this post is not just about promoting beer. It’s about Montana’s awesome small businesses, so tonight, or this weekend I challenge you to go and support a small business. Whether it is in a small town like Dillon, or in one of our major cities like Bozeman. Snap a pic while you’re there and share it with me on Facebook or Instagram, or you can even post it right here in the comments.

I can’t wait to learn about all of your favorite small businesses!

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My winter hat obsession

I love winter head gear. Literally all of it.  From pom beanies to headbands I honestly can’t get enough!

I am not really sure the amount of hats and headbands I own, but I will say… can you ever have too many?! I mean I live in Montana after all! It snows like 6 months out of the year here!

Not to mention that even in the winter I am still outside quite a bit. It maybe for a fun winter activity, but I also spend a lot of time outside in the cold for my job.

My favorite hat I purchased this winter has to be this beanie from Bar 47 in White Sulphur Springs! The best part it’s handmade! Oh and how many people can say they have a beanie from White Sulphur Springs (Some of you may even be like I have no idea where that is)?!

My second favorite place for a good beanie is The Montana Scene! They have locations in Bozeman, Missoula, White Fish, Big Fork, and Kalispell. I highly recommend visiting one of the stores or you can visit them online. Full disclosure I brought two of my winter hats there this year.

My final favorite purchase of this winter season was a purple Coal headband. I made that purchase at Evergreen in downtown Bozeman. Sometimes I like to mix it up from the beanies and a headband is a great way to go!

I have links and pictures to these items in the style tab! Go check it out!

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