Cozy Cardigan

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Pink Blush Cardigan c/o // Pink Blush Necklace c/o // James Perse Tank // Zara Skirt (similar) // Saint Laurent Bag // Jeffrey Campbell Booties // Stella McCartney Sunglasses

Happy Friday!
It has started to get colder in the mornings and although it has still been averaging almost 80 degrees during the day I’ve realized that I need to step up my layering game if I’m going to walk out of the house before the temps warm up. Thats where this cardigan comes in. Not only is oh-so cozy but it kinda is like wearing a blanket. A chic blanket, at that!  It’s the perfect layering piece for those crisp fall mornings and once the day got cookin’ I was able to slip it off and keep cool in a faux leather mini and some booties.
I’m off to Santa Ynez for a little getaway filled with wine tasting and family, I’ll be sharing pictures of my weekend away on Instagram, so be sure to follow along!

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Apple Butter Galette

SAMSUNG CSCRemember last week when I shared my delicious recipe for Slow Cooker Apple Butter? And remember when I said I was going to show you the yummiest way to enjoy said Apple Butter (beside eating it straight from the slow cooker!!)? Well, here it is my friends! Galettes are one of my favorite desserts to make, the crust is super easy and quick and always turns out delicious. I adapted my crust recipe from this one here, and have found the perfect balance of crumbly, sweet and flaky…its almost like a shortbread cookie crust. Seriously if the apple butter filling wasn’t so good, I’d be able to just eat the crust!! This is one of those desserts that is perfect to serve at a dinner party/ Thanksgiving…you can make it the day before and serve it cold with a scoop of ice cream. Or, if you’re like my family you’ll eat this with your morning coffee :)
Have you made the Apple Butter yet? If not, you’re going to want to just so you can try this yummy masterpiece of a dessert! Don’t forget to top the Galette with a honey cinnamon drizzle. Its almost like eating a carmel apple pie…yummm!

Happy Baking!

Apple Butter Galette:

Prep it:
For the Crust
– 3/4 cup raw hazelnuts, skin on
– 3/4 teaspoon kosher salt
– 1 1/4 cups brown rice flour (GF)
– 1/2 cup (1 stick) chilled unsalted butter, cut into 1/2″ pieces
– 1/4 cup raw sugar
– 2 large egg yolks

For the filling:
– 1 cup Slow Cooker Apple Butter
– zest from 1 lemon
– 1/2 apple thinly sliced

For the honey cinnamon drizzle:
– 1/2 cup honey
– 1 tablespoon cinnamon

Make it:
– Mix apple butter with lemon zest, set aside.
– Combine hazelnuts, salt and brown rice flour in a food processor. Pulse until hazelnuts are fine and mixture is combined. Move mixture to a large bowl.
– Cream the butter and sugar until combined, add egg yolks. Pulse to combine.
– Add dry mixture back into the food processor and blend until it forms a dough.
– Gather in a ball, flatten to a disk and wrap in plastic.
– Chill for 1 hour. Then let sit at room temperate for 10 minutes.
– Move it to a parchment lined baking sheet and using a rolling pin, roll to a large circle, about 1/8 inch thick.
– Spread apple butter evenly over the dough leaving 1 inch border. Lay apple slices over the mixture.
– Brush the border with egg yolk and fold sides over. If it breaks, no worries just pinch it together.
– Brush egg yolk over the top of the dough and sprinkle with raw sugar.
– Bake at 375 degrees for 30-40 minutes. Let cool.
– Mix the honey and cinnamon until well combined. If thick, add a little maple syrup. Drizzle over galette.

Sales I Love Right Now

Slide1Hello Friends! I am deep into searching for pieces to brighten up my fall wardrobe. I’m still transitioning away from my summer wardrobe so finding items that I can add to make them a bit more fall appropriate is at the top of my list. This weeks sale round-up is all about just that; adding a little fall spice to transitional outfits with texture, pattern, metallics and color!
Happy Shopping!

Inspiring Entryways

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As you know by now, I’m a little obsessed with blue and white decor so today I’ve rounded up a few of my most favorite entryways.  Pattern mixing, ginger jars, wallpaper…just a few of my favorite things!

Have a great day!

Ekatala Hair Care


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Happy Friday!
Today is an exceptionally happy day because 1. its Friday and 2. I’m so excited to introduce you to Ekatala! I’ve been using the Ekatala hair products for the past month and wow what a difference from my run of the mill drug store hair care system I was previously into. Ekatala is a 100% natural and organic beauty line developed right here in San Diego, my hometown! I was so excited when Ekatala sent me a basket of their goodies to try and within a week I noticed a change in my hair. My natural wavy locks became way less frizzy and so much healthier feeling and looking. I went from using numerous products in atempt to smoothen and strengthen my hair to only having to use a select few from the Ekatala line.

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Living a healthy and organic lifestyle has always been very important to me and I strive to remain both physically and mentally healthy. It was only natural for me to begin switching over my beauty products to their organic counterparts. Ekatala products are free from all sulfates, fillers, preservatives, parabens, GMOs and synthetic chemicals so you can rest assured that what you are putting on your hair is 100% natural. Bonus: they naturally smell amazing!!

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 (Organic Rich Shampoo, Organic Rich Conditioner, Organic Leave-in Conditioner, Organic Body Wash, Organic Dream Cream, Organic Body Butter, Organic Fly Away Gel)

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For those of you with naturally wavy hair, similar to mine, you are going to die over the Organic Dream Cream. In these photos I washed my hair with the Ekatala shampoo and conditioner, towel dried my hair for about 10 minutes then scrunched my hair with the Organic Dream Cream. I let it air dry then using a curling iron I curled a few of the front pieces and finished by applying the Organic Fly Away Gel and I’m left with the perfect beachy waves…without the frizz!

Ekatala products are available for purchase on their website and if you’re local to San Diego you can find the products at local hair salons as well as the La Jolla Farmers Market! For more information follow Ekatala on Facebook.

Thank you to Ekatala for sponsoring this post! All opinions are my own.

 

Slow Cooker Apple Butter

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Hello friends. I’ve got the yummiest slow cooked apple recipe for you today. Full of sweet flavor and warm spices these slow cooked apples are pretty much the most delicious thing I’ve had this fall. Move over pumpkin…slow cooked apples are my new jam (no pun intended)! Not only is this recipe super tasty but it pretty much cooks itself AND leaves your entire house smelling of apple pie. Cook low and slow overnight with a pinch of nutmeg, clove and cinnamon and wake up to a creamy apple butter. But try not to eat it all at once because next week I’ll be sharing a recipe that highlights this slow cooker apple butter!

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Slow Cooker Apple Butter:

Prep it:
– 3 pounds apples, peeled and sliced
– 2 1/2 tablespoons raw sugar
– 1 tablespoon cinnamon
– 1/2 tablespoon ground clove
– 1/2 tablespoon nutmeg

Make it:
– Place all ingredients in a slow cooker. Cook on low for 10 hours.
– Using an emersion blender puree apples OR transfer apples to a blender and pulse until smooth then transfer back to slow cooker.
– Remove lid and cook for 1 hour.
– Transfer to an airtight container and store in the refrigerator.

Enjoy!

Quilted Moto Boots

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Ella Moss Jacket // James Perse Tank // Mother Jeans // Call it Spring Moto Boots c/o // Stella McCartney Bag

When it comes to boots I like to have a variety of styles, colors and heel heights to pick from when styling an outfit.  In the colder months boots become my go-to and adding the right pair of boots to an outfit can make all the difference.  I’m so excited to have just added these quilted moto boots to my wardrobe and I’m loving the subtle but feminine detail in the buckle and quilting.  Paired with distressed jeans for a more edgy look but kept it a tad bit feminine with an embroidered jacket.
What boots are you styling this fall?

Shopbop Sale

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It’s that time of the year again!! The long awaited Shopbop sale! Now is the perfect time to stock up on everything you’ve had an eye on for the fall and save 25% off your entire order. Thats a good enough reason for me to pick up a few of my fall favorites! Happy Shopping!

You can shop my picks below…

Jackets & Sweaters:

Clothing Must Haves for Fall:

Accessories & Shoes: