Good morning and happy Monday, 810ers! Boy, are we ready to get back into our normal, weekly routine! It is time to take a breath, take a deep sip of flavored coffee, and stay with us as we slowly swing back into our day-to-day life.
Our team just came back from New York (and this writer from Vegas) and there is so much to do! Laundry to be washed, lunches and dinners to be made, and gym trips we insist we must take because we just realized that Tortuga is around the corner!
Nonetheless, a clean house is a happy house.
It is important that you take the time to tidy up where you live. It is good for the soul, even though it is one of the worst parts of being an adult. Vacuuming and taxes. This is adulthood.
Now, we are not suggesting that you deep scrub your kitchen floors every night. However, ten minutes a day makes a world of difference for maintaining a chaotic clean.
Whew. We are halfway through this insane week! Definitely enjoying every second, but not at all ashamed to admit that I am dreaming of a long bubble bath at home this weekend. Let’s keep at it, 810ers!
Today, since we are all running around like confused ducks, I wanted to spread more book love.
If you haven’t read any of her books, Amazon Prime one of them to yourself immediately. It honestly doesn’t matter which one; they are all brilliant.
Big Little Lies (soon to be a HBO series starring Reese Witherspoon and Nicole Kidman). The Husband’s Secret. What Alice Forgot. The Hypnotist’s Love Story. Three Wishes.
All of these books are on my “All Time Favorites” list.
With our traveling schedule being what it is, groceries are not where we want to splurge on this week. Instead, we would much rather pinch some pennies so we can buy some gorgeous Coterie pieces. But a girl’s gotta eat!
Just like our meals this week, this post is gonna be short and sweet and easy.
The easiest way to make meals out of virtually nothing is to rice it.
Of course, we all know that some instant white or brown rice with some chicken or fish makes for a quick, basically healthy meal.
This week, if you are as strapped for time as we are, pick up some Arborio and/or sushi rice at the grocery store.
They last for ages and allow you to make meals on the fly when you don’t have the time or funds to have an exorbitant grocery list.
Being an adult is hard. Taxes are upon us. The floor always needs to be vacuumed. And you need to be fed on a pretty consistent basis.
One of the most joyous and annoying things about being an adult is that you get to feed yourself. This means that, if you want, you can eat Sour Patch Kids for dinner every night! But it also means that you are responsible for the fact that, if you constantly feel sick from the hole those sour monsters are burning into your stomach lining, it is your own fault.
Making fresh, lovely meals for dinner every night of the week can seem like a daunting task. Luckily, 810 is always here to help us all adult better!
Plan your menu on Sunday. This makes a world of difference. It can be annoying to check recipes and then your cabinets and pantry to see what you need but, starting your week knowing you have all the ingredients for healthy meals matters.
We are all busy people. Trying to go to the gym and eat healthy whilst balancing school and work during which maintaining a social life and staying abreast of the latest New York Times bestseller fiction work but making time to catch up on “Grey’s Anatomy” oh but wait it’s time to check in with the family.
If your planners look anything like ours, the days are full of more things to-do than lines to put them on.
Trying to do it all and look cute can be exhausting. We are here to help.
There is no reason why you can’t be the superwoman of your own life. It just takes a few secret tricks and tips.
I know y’all are super excited because today is Throwback Thursday! Which means we are mercilessly judging the fashion horrors of days past.
We’ve been at this blog for a little over a month and I continue to be shocked and horrified by the fashion decisions we felt were a good idea.
Cringe-worthy fashion trends made their way into our closets, our billboards, our lives. One such shudderingly-horrible fashion movement – Skidz.
First-off, let me state that my love of grammar and diction causes me to have a knee-jerk reaction when companies use the “z” is place of an “s.” It’s not necessary. It does not make you trendy or Millennially-minded. It makes you incorrect. Don’t do it.
Every morning is a process of swearing and demanding that tonight, tonight we must go to bed earlier. Humans should not be this exhausted.
Then, around 10 a.m., I can take on the world! This is great! This coffee is great! My sweater is great! Today is going to be a great day! I can stay awake for years!
Welcome to 2 p.m., which feels like a slow torturous death, where 5 o’clock seems years away and the energy it would require to go fill up your water bottle seems insurmountable.
Yay! It’s 6 p.m. And I’m home! I have so much to do! I can cook. I can clean. I can watch all the Netflix. I can take a bubble bath! I can read some of my book. I can get ahead on work! I can do everything!
Some days we want to tie on a crisp apron, zest a lemon into our stainless steel mixing bowl, and, with our hair tossed messily (but full of grace) onto the tops of our head, we beautifully and lightly season a light pink salmon filet to gently grill.
Other days we suck marshmallows out of the plastic bag while our hair hangs lankly over our faces.
It’s all about balance.
The name of the game this week is easy and fast dinners that leave us feeling like reasonable adults who eat meals at tables, while requiring only minimal effort.
Below are three of the easiest weeknight dinners for busy people like yourself.