Five FAVE Fridays//Episode 2

Alright kiddos, its that time again! Time for ( say it with me now, to the tune of "Wheel Of Fortune") FIVE!


FRIDAYYYYS!!( And the crowd goes wild with moderate anticipation!!)

This week on the list, we find....

1) Black Eagle Bourbon


Ok, guys. Jon and I are bourbon fans. Its our most common night in spot and so, we have gotten a tad tired of paying for top shelf esspensive brands. The other day we were at Total Wine ( Could be another fave. Omg) and we saw this in the bourbon section with a fancy special sign on it. It doesn't look like anything great but, it won the silver medal at the Bay Area Spirits competition and it was 9 bucks for a 1.75 L bottle... seemed fishy... But its GOOD. So good for the price. You. Are. Welcome.

2) Brene Brown's TED talk on vulnerability.


You guys. This talk is so good. So freaking good. She speaks with a comfort and a humility.. you feel like you're at coffee with a really..REALLY smart friend.  I've heard that her talk on shame is powerful as well. I also just ordered two of her books because of how powerful this one talk is. Watch it.

3) Anthropologie Pinch Pots

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By now, you've heard about my friend Casey so many times that I'm not even gonna lead off with " my friend..."anymore. She's basically your friend too now. Anyhow, last time I was at Casey's she showed me one of her Christmas gifts and I'm a little in love.

They're teeny tiny and come with teeny tiny spoons and I want a whole set and serve guests ice cream in them just to punk them! She uses them for salt and pepper as lil' pinch pots. Looove. I could probably add every single item of kitchen stuff from Anthro to my faves list. Obsessed.

4) Dad's Green Juice


OK so technically he got the recipe from Whole Foods... But dang, this stuff is both delicious and effective. I was dragging earlier this evening before heading to a funk show with my parents. My dad whipped this up with his new juicer we got for his B-day and BOOM. I was ready to dance.

Here's Whats in it:

-Green apple





Find your own personal favorite ratio ( I like mine with an extra bit of apple and lemon to offset the bitterness of the greens and the overpowering cucumber). I think I might bust out my juicer this week to make more of this deeeelicious combo.



Just so you know, my current favorite T.V. shows are: 30 Rock, Happy Endings, Revenge, New Girl, Parenthood ( the BEST), Pretty Little Liars ( stop judging me) and NASHVILLE.

I'm sure you've heard a ton about all of the other shows but, I'm admitting on here that I really like Nashville in a super guilty-pleasure like sense. Its got its set of "Hey, there's NO way that'd really happen" scenarios in the music industry side of it but... Hey, I'm a fan.

Sidebar: I started watching because Coach's wife is in it... if you don't know what I'm talking about, stop what your doing, get your hands on all the seasons of "Friday Night Lights" and watch it all. Its one of the best shows of all time. End sidebar.


And a special honorary fave as an added bonus:


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My best friend Aleece ( see a few posts ago... ) has lived in the Bay Area for something like A MILLION YEARS... Ok its really about 5 or 6 years. Either way, the distance has been painful and I've only dreamed of us ever living in the same place. Well, this week she decided to move home! SCORE!



Happy Weekend, gang. Until tomorrow,

Carly Calmes the First