Tuesday, January 27, 2015

SUPER BOWL SNACKS: 9 easy recipes any crowd would love!

I almost didn't do a Super Bowl food post this year because my heart is so bummed about the Packers not being there this year!

BUT, just because my team isn't in it to win doesn't mean there still can't be a great Super Bowl Party, right?!?

Here are 9 super easy recipes to make that are sure to please any crowd. They're all way more fun to bring to a party than packages chips or crackers, I promise!
While they're all vegetarian friendly, carnivores will love them just as much :)

SRIRACHA CREAM CHEESE WONTONS (+spicy soy dipping sauce): Who doesn't like cream cheese wontons? These are great because you can make them less spicy for the wimps in your friend group (kidding!) or EXTRA spicy for those who like a little kick!

HOT OR COLD BRUSCHETTA: I know, bruschetta is totally NOT a typical football food- but I promise if you make these they'll disappear. Enough bread to soak up the beer you're drinking, but there's nothing fried or overly greasy to give ya a stomach ache!

FRESH GUACAMOLE: I mean, do I need to justify guac? No? Good.

BAKED EDAMAME 3 WAYS: These little buggers are freaking addicting. This recipe has 3 different flavors so everyone will find something they like.

BLEU CHEESE & CRANBERRY WONTONS: Bring these and people will talk about them more than the game. But fuh real. Creamy, crunchy, tart perfection!

CHEESE STUFFED JALAPENOS: Love spicy stuff? Look no further.

GARLIC PARMESAN POPCORN: Nothing is more addicting than popcorn, amiright? 

CROCKPOT SPINACH DIP: The great part about this recipe is you just get to throw it all in the Crockpot and let it go. #win

WHITE CHEDDAR CAYENNE POPCORN: I stand by my popcorn statement above...

What snack are you going to have at your Super Bowl party?
Be sure to share pictures of the great food on Instagram!!

xo, lp







if we're not already- let's be friends on instagram! you can find me here --> @lpodlich



Thursday, January 22, 2015

VALENTINE'S DAY GIFTS TO GET (yourself!)

Valentines day is coming UP y'all!
I know, I know. A lot of people hate this holiday, or think it's useless- I totally get it.
But see... my birthday is 2 days after V-day, so I've always loved it since I was a kid- because it was almost like a pre-birthday celebration!

If you're on the "loving Valentine's Day team", here are some FABULOUS accessories (all with free shipping)  to help you celebrate the day:


KATE SPADE PHONE CASES: I mean, I would use these things year'round- not just during February...

L O V E LIGHT UP SIGN: The perfect home accessory for the twenty to thirty something to have!

PALE PINK COIN & CARD PURSE: I mean, again this would be great year'round- but would be EXTRA perfect out on a Valentine's Date!

HEARTBREAKER COIN PURSE: This one is a little more theme-y than the last- but I love that it's blue so not to be overly girly...

HEART STUD EARRINGS: Um, one of each color, please?

HEART WATCH: What really gets me is that the minute hand is an arrow- COME ON!

If you had to grab one of these sweet V-day treats, which one would you take?
That Rebecca Minkoff coin & card purse is calling my name!

xo, lp


Tuesday, January 20, 2015

VALENTINE'S DAY ICE CREAM SANDWICHES!

Ooooh friends- do I have a great treat for you today! 
Feast your eyes on THESE babies:

These ice cream sandwiches are the perfect Valentine's treat- whether you're making them for you favorite girlfriends, you significant other, or even your kids! 
They're made with some homemade M&M cookies, ice cream, and LOTS of sprinkles....

What you'll need to make it happen:
-Valentine's Sprinkles (I got mine from Target)
- Ice cream 
- M&M Cookies (recipe makes 2 dozen cookies - 1 dozen sandwiches):
1 1/8 cup flour  ::   1/2 tsp salt :: 1/2 tsp baking soda :: 1 cup Valentine's M&Ms
1/2 cup brown sugar ::  1/4 cup granulated sugar :: 1 large egg :: 1 stick unsalted butter  :: 1/2 tsp vanilla extract

How to make it happen:
Step 1: Bake your cookies! (Cream sugars & butter until mixed. Add egg and vanilla & mix. Add flour, salt, baking soda & mix. Stir in M&Ms. Bake for 10 minutes at 350 degrees)
Step 2: LET YOUR COOKIES COOL COMPLETELY. No really. If you don't wait, your ice cream will melt errywhere- and NO one wants that, right?
Step 3: Take 1 cookie- scoop about 1/3 cup ice cream on it, and press down with another cookie
Step 4: Roll in sprinkles, and put back in freezer right away.
Step 5: Bring out again right before you're ready to serve!

Oh man these things are good! Plus, if you don't need 1 dozen sandwiches- then just eat the cookies on their own :)
Looking for other Valentine's Recipes?

xo, lp




psssssssssst: let's be friends on Instagram! you can find me here --> @lpodlich



Monday, January 19, 2015

SPARKLY BRACELETS & HEART SPRINKLES

Oh Monday.
At least you're not Sunday.

Any other Packers fans out there totally mourning yesterday's loss? Sigh.
Can we just skip the Super Bowl and have it be mid- February? Please?

SPEAKING of Mid-February, the countdown is on until our birthdays over here. Per usual, Michael could care less about his birthday, and I'm geeking out about mine! 


Here's what's good lately:

I was cleaning out my closet this weekend and did a major clothes/jewelry purge- and realized I own a LOT of sparkly bracelets/necklaces- here's my 3 current favorites:

(You can get the round amazing one HERE and the leaf looking one HERE)


While I don't mind buying bracelets that are super cheap like the ones above- my favorite purchase in the last few months is this Michael Kors watch. I wear it daily...and get compliments daily too! 
Also- no surprise I'm wearing buffalo check again in this picture, right?
(you can get the watch HERE -- with free supa supa fast shipping!)


If you follow me on Instagram you saw me profess my love for Amy Poehler/Tina Fey/Mindy Kaling/Ellen DeGeneres. I have all of their books and it's seriously like you can hear them speak while you read it! I got "Yes Please" for Christmas and it is SO. GOOD.
(If you don't live near a Target, or are too lazy to get to a store- you can order it HERE!)

Tomorrow's recipe post includes a TON of these.......

Get excited, people.

How was your weekend? 
Seattle fans, please remain silent this week, mmmkay?

xo, lp

****Also: if you don't already use Ebates- what the eff are you waiting for? I know their commercials look spammy, but it's seriously the bomb. If you're like me and do most of your shopping online, you've gotta sign up HERE (yes it's free!).

**** Also Also: Let's be Instagram friends, because, why not? Find me here--> @lpodlich


Monday, January 12, 2015

IT'S THE LITTLE THINGS, LIKE #REGRAMMING

Happy Monday, lovelies!

This weekend was a wonderful one- mainly because our PACKERS won! All my fellow green & gold fans: hope you were screaming at the TV just as loud as I was...

I haven't done an Instagram round up in a little - so here's what's good lately: 

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I seriously fell off the water-drinking bandwagon- so I'm going The Everygirl 30 day challenge to drink 64 ounces daily. This water infusing bottle from UncommonGoods makes it so much easier to sip H20 all day in the winter.

Oh you guys, I love Pitch Perfect. Over the last year it has become one of my favorite movies- I can't help it. These pencils were in my stocking this Christmas, and they are just too good:

I finally took down our tree this weekend. Le Sigh. I can't wait until November so I can put these shiny gold guys right back up!!

Have you noticed how many companies and big bloggers are regramming their followers these days?
I absolutely love it, because it's a great way for me to find new people to follow on Instagram!
The other day Target regrammed my image of a bunch of their thank you notes that I own, and I did a major happy dance around the house! (I mean, 11,000 likes?!)

Also in regramming news- my favorite ladies of A Beautiful Mess regrammed one of my super OCD candy organizing photos! YES! Finally I know for sure someone else enjoys my craziness!

Let me take this time to ask all of YOU:
Who is your favorite person to follow on Instagram? Leave their handle in the comments- I'm always looking for awesome new people to check out!


xo, lp


**and.. psst...you can find me on instagram here: @lpodlich**




Friday, January 9, 2015

WHAT TO GET W/THAT GIFTCARD: GAP EDITION

Okay, so you've already done your shopping at ShopBop and J.Crew...now it's time to use up your GAP giftcards!

Here's what items get my vote:


LIGHT GREY QUILT HAT: Anything with a pompom is good in my book.
DARK + LIGHT GREY QUILT POUCH: Perfect for storing your tissues, cough drops, and chapstick to get you through flu season
IVORY KNIT HAT: This just looks beyond warm & cozy!
GREY STRIPE SCARF: This scarf looks like it'll pair well with any outfit.
BLACK LEATHER TOTE: A classic everyone needs.
NAVY PLAID SCARF: A play on Blackwatch that is a total must-have.
GREY LEATHER TOTE: In case the black tote look isn't your jam.
GREY TIGHTS: Keep your skirts and dresses in the closet and just pair them with some cozy tights!
GREY LEATHER HANDLE TOTE: This is my favorite bag on the Gap site right now- those saddle color handles are the best!
GREY + BLACK GLOVE/MITTENS: Mittens that you can flip off the top so you can text? Sold.
GREY QUILTED SLIPPERS: It wouldn't be a winter list without some slippers- love these quilted guys.

If you have a Gap giftcard- what are you planning on getting with it?

xo, lp

*Psst: if you're an online shopper, you HAVE to use Ebates. Fer real, y'all. Find out more HERE*


Also: 
Are we friends on Instagram?
If not, WHY NOT!?
You can find me here: @lpodlich

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