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bacon-y brussels sprouts.

From L:

You know how adult children are always assigned something non-essential at family Thanksgiving, like an appetizer or “the salad”? Well, I’ve graduated from the salad to…side vegetable!

I’m actually really excited because I lovvve sides at Thanksgiving. Turkey isn’t my thing, so I always load up on veggies. Behold, my vegetable contribution this year: Bacon-y Brussels Sprouts. Bonus: this recipe is SUPER SIMPLE and easy – the perfect thing to whip up for that last-minute Friendsgiving celebration tonight.

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Bacon-y Brussels Sprouts

What You Need:

  • 1/4 cup (1/2 stick) butter
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 lbs baby brussels sprouts, washed and trimmed (halved if very large)
  • salt & pepper to taste
  • 6 ounces diced bacon (3 – 4 slices)
  • 3 tablespoons minced shallots (about 2)
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic (1-2 cloves)
  • 1/2 cup chicken broth
  • chopped fresh parsley, if desired

What You Do:

  • Heat the butter and olive oil in a medium skillet. Add the brussels sprouts and season with salt and pepper.
  • Cook until lightly browned, tossing often.
  • Add the bacon and saute for ten more minutes, or until well browned.
  • Reduce the heat and add the shallots and the garlic. Saute for two more minutes.
  • Increase the heat to high and slowly add the chicken broth, a little at a time. Cook for ten more minutes or until the sprouts are tender, tossing often.
  • Sprinkle with parsley if desired.
Brussels sprouts the glitter life
bacon, shallots and garlic make everything better.

NOTE: This recipe is adapted from Par 3: Tea Time at the Masters (a Glitter Life favorite). The original recipe called for the addition of balsamic vinegar and fresh bread crumbs at the end. We don’t think you need either one…the brussels sprouts are SO GOOD on their own that we didn’t want to mask their flavor or beautiful color. But if you’re new to brussels sprouts (or you think your family will be weirded out by them), you may want to experiment by adding one or both of those ingredients to this recipe. Honestly, if you get fresh Brussels sprouts you can’t go wrong!

 

 

 

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doing good.

J: Last month Jay and I joined Chick Fil A + Feeding Children Everywhere at City of Refuge in Atlanta to package over 54,000 meals for families in need. No better feeling than giving back on a Saturday morning!

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ready to get to work!
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we had around 100 volunteers who divided into 10 at each station.
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our assembly line. I was the funneler…
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Jay on lentil duty.

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some of the meals packed and ready to go!
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and then we lunched.
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#targetstyle: our favorite fall finds

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You guys know we heart Target – it’s great style at great prices, areweright? Both of us own this Target sequined-collar plaid button-down from two years ago, and we’re bringing it back this season. And since we have Target on the brain, we linked our top picks from Target for fall over on Shop Style. Click this link to shop, or like our photo on Instagram (@glitter_blog_xo) today and you’ll get a shoppable email sent to your inbox. And check out our other posts featuring Target items here and here and here.

L Sequined Collar
love this shirt so much, i wore it last week too…with a topknot to show off the collar.
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’tis the season.

We woke up this past Sunday like it was Christmas morning… Sugar Paper Holiday for Target had ARRIVED. We legit couldn’t get our orders in fast enough. Here are a few of the gift-wrapping goods we scooped, but let’s be honest… we scooped pretty much everything.

Psssst Order today and get 10% off the prices below! 15% off if you order 3 items! Ridiculous…

Merry Must-Haves
star wrap | mitten wrap | bell tie ons | mint box | foil gift bag

Now, time to buy presents to wrap! Shouldn’t be a problem…

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friday five | best foot forward.

Fall. Has. ARRIVED. Is your wardrobe ready? Most specifically… your footwear? Let’s ensure you have a well-rounded shoe collection for Fall 2015:

Pumps | Go from day to night. Jeans to dresses. Whenever, wherever. Shakira Shakira. In these fun bow pumps.

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Sneakers | Your get up and GO (in style) shoe.

Vans Slip On

Booties | Every girl needs a pair of tan suede booties for every day wear. A small, block heel is key for optimal comfort.

Lulu's Booties

Cut Out Booties | We’re obsessing over this trend. A super flattering twist on the classic bootie.

Lulu's how you slice it

Riding Boots | A closet staple every year. Go ahead and splurge on a good pair. They will never go out of style!

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friday five | fall, y’all.

So. Yesterday was the first day of fall! {insert squeals and PSLs} Before you dive feet first into your Uggs, let’s look at a few transition outfits. It’s still nearly 80 outside (in Atlanta) after all…

1. A scarf and a bootie go a long way during this transitional period. TGL Hello Fashion

2. We kind of live in neutrals. Especially black and white. Drape a leather jacket over your shoulders and you’re fall ready. TGL Black White

3. Distressed denim, a light sleeve and a fun peep toe bootie. Easy. Cute. Cozy. TGL KC booties

4. A utility vest is super versatile in the fall + winter months. Pair with a short sleeve t-shirt dress while it’s warmish and with jeans and a plaid long sleeve top when it’s cold!TGL Layering

5. Neutrals. All. Day. Easy. Chic. Can you tell I’m obsessing over this Celine bag? TGL Neutral

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friday five: fall beauty.

The temps are inching (ever so slowly) lower, and we’re definitely in a fall state of mind. It’s so close we can smell it. For today’s Friday Five, we’ve rounded up exactly what you need to know to have your most gorgeous season ever.

Smoky Eye // There are tons of “how-to” videos out there. This one by Into the Gloss is simple and easy to follow.

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Polished Brows // Create the best brows to frame those smoky eyes with this how-to from the Zoe Report.

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Contouring 101 // Kontour like a Kardashian, end up looking like a Klown. Instead, commit this super-simple tutorial to memory. You’ll look like yourself…only more defined.

Contouring

Nude Lips // You already know how much we love a nude lip. This look is perfect with fall’s smoky eye – that whole “accentuate one feature” thing, you know. Check out this comprehensive roundup of nude lipstick shades.

Nude Lip

Dark Nails // In case you missed it, here’s our round-up of our favorite tried and true fall nail shades.

Dark Nails

What’s your favorite beauty look for fall? Tag us on Instagram at @glitter_blog_xo!

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friday five: links we love.

Whew, we made it through another week! J’s been jetting around the South for work and L’s been getting used to having an infant in the house again…so we’re feeling especially grateful for the next 48-ish hours. Here’s hoping your weekend will be a mix of fancy cheese, champagne and DIY design!

1 // Modern cheese plate // Tailgating spreads don’t have to be fancy. Sometimes all you need is a little cheese and some cornichons. Cupcakes and cashmere shows us how to create a modern cheese plate here.

2 // Champagne // Apparently there are 22 reasons to have champagne on hand at your house. That’s 21 more than we needed.

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3 // Sunburst Light Fixture // We’ve both been on renovation rampages at our houses. This (fairly) easy DIY sunburst light fixture from the girls at A Beautiful Mess just might fit into our weekend reno plans.

Sunburst Light Fixture
photo credit: a beautiful mess

4 // Stylish Survival Guide // No, we’re not coming to you live from #NYFW (this year)…but this “How To Survive Fashion Month” article by Whitney Port does have real life application for us. And for anyone who happens to be traveling out of town for “work.”

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photo credit: Bauble Bar

5 // Perfect Sunday Afternoon Project // After a weekend of football (and possibly struggling to re-wire that Sunburst Light Fixture), indulge your creative side and re-style your coffee table. Use this handy tutorial from Domino as a guide. As if we needed another excuse to purchase pink peonies! Happy Friday, yall.

Coffee Table Tutorial
photo cred: Domino
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friday five: fall fashion.

L:

So I’m right here at the end of my pregnancy, and I’m DYING to wear real clothes again. No bump-friendly outfits for me after August 31! Fall is by far my favorite fashion season, and I am dreaming about SO MANY looks. Here are some of the trends I can’t wait to get into, post-baby Ed.

1 // Plaid Accents

is it time for blanket scarves yet?
is it time for blanket scarves yet?
classic, classic, classic.
metallic heels are unexpected.
Blazer + Denim
masculine plaid toughens up pearls and ladylike heels.

2 // Wide-Leg Pants

Wide Leg Trousers
wide-leg trousers + cropped sweater
Flares + Button Down
everyday chic: dark wash flares, like these from Shop Sole Dish, + loose button-down.

3 // Patterned Tights

Herringbone Tights
obsessed with these herringbone tights.
polka dot tights are the perfect finishing touch to this navy + black mix.
the perfect finishing touch to this navy + black mix? polka dot tights.

4 // Camel Coat

Camel Trench
this camel trench is the peak of chic.
Camel Coat
you guys know i die for a popped collar.

5 // Pop of Pink

pop of pink.
pink + statement jewels glam up a classic combo.
slim sweater + skinny pants.
slim sweater + skinny pants.

See more of my favorite looks on our Pinterest board Fall Fashion 15. Happy weekend!

 

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