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Listen. Eat. Wear. Read. See. Repeat.

Happppppp-y mother loving Friday, people. Are you as ready for a two day respite from work as much as I am? Good, good. Without further ado, here are a few things I’m feelin’. xoxo!

Listen

The ‘Big Little Lies’ soundtrack: The most perfect soundtrack to the most perfect TV mini-series just dropped. If you weren’t able to watch this murder drama that just ended on HBO, do yourself a favor and take today off (or if you’re at work, just walk out right now), hunker down in your bed, get online and immediately devour this series. I’m serious. And not only was this addictive drama the best thing I’ve seen this year so far on TV, but the soundtrack was ON POINT and masterfully laid into every episode, becoming a character itself.

Big Little Lies

Eat

These red wine braised short ribs were made by a friend last week and holy fall of the bones, Batman. They were so tender and mouth wateringly good, and according to my friend, pretty easy! Spring’s here but from what I’ve heard it’s still cold in most of the country, so you just go on ahead and make this comfort dish:

Braised Short Ribs

Wear

This Black Long Sleeve Zipper Jacket – $45, as originally seen on Ali Fedotowsky (so cute!) was my answer to finding a cute jacket that wouldn’t break the bank but could go over a dress or jeans. *Note: Get one size up, or else you’ll feel like Fat Guy In A Little Coat.

Ali Fedotowsky

Shein Black Jacket Read

“The River At Night” by Erica Ferencik – What do you get when you combine Meryl Streep’s great movie “A River Wild” with a story about four best friends on a whitewater rafting trip in Maine, who become lost in the wilderness? A great, scary book.

The River at Night by Erica Ferencik

See

“Rock and a Hard Place” on HBO – Inspired by The Rock’s own experiences with the law as a youth, this heartwarming HBO documentary follows incarcerated young people who are granted a second chance through a one-of-a-kind boot camp program in Miami and the opportunity to trade an extensive prison sentence for a fresh start. I didn’t know what to expect and was really pleasantly surprised. Get some tissues and watch this… trust me.

Rock and a Hard Place on HBO

Have a lovely weekend!

xoxo,

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5 Good Things (…in the wake of today’s insanity)

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Since we all woke up in an alternate universe today, Karrie and I thought it was only appropriate to distract ourselves with a few good, happy things:

1.  THIS QUOTE…

…which I read on insta this morning, and in a sea of people shaking their fingers and talking about how scared they were inside their own homes and wanting to move abroad (did you know Canada’s immigration site crashed last night when it became clear Trump was going to take the election??  BAHAHAHHA)… this is the one thing that made the most sense to me.  Because all you really have control over is your own attitude and behavior:

Happy Thoughts on Election Day

2.  THIS NO-FAIL RECIPE FOR APPLE PIE.  

Which is to die for, as is evidenced by my pants being about to bust.  Tip: if you can slice your apples paper thin with a mandolin, that would be amazing.  Also, you should obviously draw a heart in the top like I did. #carebearstare

best apple pie | covet living

3.  THIS GUY, HAPPY AS A DAM* CLAM, hopping around like a baby bunny on Gummy Beary Juice (video here).  #gusgusforpresident #gusgus2020…  also, are you following I Love Golden Retrievers on Insta?  You should be.

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4.  THIS VIDEO THAT WARMS MY ^#$@ HEART TO NO END.

Which if you haven’t seen yet, you should take 5 minutes to watch.  It will slay you in the best way you can possibly imagine.

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5.  THIS FUN FACT:  Holiday Gift Guides 2017 are on deck, people.  

Karrie is hosting Turkey Day this year at Casa Covet Living, which means we plan on logging extra time in our elastic waistband sweatpants after dinner, plopped in front of the tube watching Planes Trains & Automobiles, with our matching laptops, scouting out the best gifts out there.  We may seriously suck at blogging for 50 weeks out of the year, but when it comes to CL’s Holiday Gift Guides, we do not mess.  If you wanna get a jump start, you can start perusing the gift guide archives here.

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Hearts & Stars, Guys!  Keep your chin(s) up 🙂

Steph & Karrie