May 27, 2015

Interweb Goodies

Happy Wednesday! We hope everyone enjoyed their long weekend, which is making this week fly by!
 
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Warriors game 5 is tonight, we love The Currys!

This is a great read about how to keep yourself informed about  your finances 

By Friday it is easy to sleep in extra late here are some healthy ways to start your day! 

Some great tips on how to trick yourself into working out - helllooooooo summer body!

Speaking of a summer body, why not go on a free trip with your new summer bod!

Enjoy your reading!

-A&K

May 26, 2015

Peach Pie

For Mother's Day I whipped up this amazing Peach Pie! Peach Pie is my Grandmother's favorite so I told her I would make it for her! Let me tell you, it looks nice but it is a labor of love, as it took a long time to make. I used a recipe that I found on Pinterest from Natasha's Kitchen and adapted it a bit It was a great recipe and Grandma approved!


Peach Pie

Filling

4 lbs of peaches, pitted, peeled, and sliced
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup flour
1/4 cup powdered sugar
1/2 tsp vanilla
1/2 tsp cinnamon

Crust

2 cups plus 4 tbsp flour
2 tbsp white sugar
1/2 tsp salt
1 1/2 sticks cold unsalted butter, cut into cubes
6 oz cold cream cheese cut into cubes
3 tbsp cold heavy whipping cream

To make the crust you will  whisk together the flour, sugar, and salt. I stuck my butter and cream cheese into the freezer for 30 min and them cut it into cubes. I then mixed this into the flour mixture until it was coarse and was in little pieces (they looked like peas). Then you want to mix in the cream and mix until it is moist. You will them separate it into 2 flat disks, cover in plastic wrap and place in the refrigerator.

The filling was a little bit harder. I started by washing the peaches and blanching them. I boiled a large pot of water and boiled them for about a minute. I took them out and placed them in cold water so they would be easier to peal. They were still a little too hard to peal so I placed them back into the boiling water. I kept them in there for about 5-7 mins and they were a lot easier to peel (still pretty hard but easier than before). Once they have been peeled and cut I mixed in the sugar, flour, powdered sugar, vanilla, and cinnamon.

You will then take the crusts out of the fridge and roll them out to about 12 inch circle. Place one on the inside of your pie pan (I sprayed mine first with cooking spray). You will then fill it with your peach filling and place the other crust on top (I did a lattice which you can learn how to do here).

You will bake it at 425 for 20 minutes and then lower the heat to 375 and bake for another 35-40.

Enjoy!!

-A

May 12, 2015

We're Headed to Boston!!


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You heard right! This 4th of July we are heading to Boston with our group of friends. We are so excited to see all that this city has to offer! Looking forward to eating lobstah and Boston Cream Pie, maybe catching a Red Sox game and celebrating the 4th! Neither of us have been to Boston before - so we are asking all of you, any must see's/do's/eats in the city? We will also have a couple of days after the 4th in which a day trip or overnight somewhere close would be fun, any tips are welcome!!!

-A&K

May 7, 2015

Monthly Mood : May


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Can you believe that May is here? We definitely can't! Where has this year gone? A new month brings new fun and adventures! Take a look below to see what we are loving, doing, and blogging this May!


We're Loving

With the weather being so nice it has been great to spend time outside, we are both really enjoying morning  and evening walks in our neighborhoods - get outside!! Speaking of being outside, nice weather also means we can enjoy happy hour/meals outside with gorgeous views. Ashley is also becoming re-obsessed with Gary Clark Jr., we have seen him in concert twice and we are both huge fans. If you haven't listed to him check him out!


We're Doing

Ashley's trip to Nashville had to be push back, but she is headed there at the end of the month, make sure to follow along on Instagram and look forward to some posts when she gets back!  May is Kira's birthday month!! We will be celebrating a lot, 25 is a big year!! We will be spending time with our Mom's in honor of Mother's Day, make sure to send your Mom and all of the other Mom's in your life lots of love this Sunday. With summer right around the corner we are also trying to feel healthy, healthy eating and squat challenges are on our list!

We're Blogging

Lots of this and that this month! Ashley is whipping up some spring time recipes including a peach pie. We will be doing lots of blogging about Kira's birthday festivities and the best outdoor party essentials. We are in the process of planning a trip to Boston with our friends and we will have some trip planning tips and how to plan with such a large group of girls. We will also be diving into this blog world that we are in! Stay tuned!

Follow along on Instagram and Twitter!

-A&K

May 6, 2015

Interweb Goodies

Happy Hump Day!





Did you get a chance to look through all of the Met Gala fashion yet??

Have you tried dry brushing? Ashley has just started an loves it!

Loving Resse Witherspoon's new brand, Daper James

Kira's birthday is at the end of the month, here are all of the great freebies she can get on her birthday!

This rolling pin would be such a great Mother's Day gift!

Any other great links that you have found this week? Let us know in the comments!

-A&K

May 4, 2015

BOWDOWN

Beyonce at the Met Gala  tonight was everything! There is really not anything else to say...



Love Bey's look but it's more than worth mentioning that Left Eye 
sported a very similar look almost 20 years ago! Left Eye you're amazing! RIP 

-K

April 15, 2015

Interweb Goodies

Happy Wednesday!






Yesterday was National Equal Pay Day. Yup women are still being paid less, see how this store does its part in closing that gap!

SFhas amazing food! Here's a great list of what to eat & where! 

Everyone dreams, but what are they really all about? This article might help crack some of the mystery

Gammar is not my jam but it is important! Make sure you're not making these classic mistakes!

Summer is almost here! Can you smell it? It might smell like this..Check out these great summer scents brought to us by W Magazine 

Hope your taxes are filed!
-A&K