Two Meatballs: Pampered Chef

Ok sooooo, Sara and I really do well when we plan out the week. Especially our meals.  Having food prepared keeps us both on track.  So I left work with Sara’s house key and threw her chicken into the crockpot. Check. Cross it off the list!  So I thought we were being so productive. I would just show up at her house that night and have fun finishing the meal together. So I came in and the chicken smelled aaaaaaammmmazing!!!! I sat on her couch and got into such a deep conversation about how we were both feeling!!! Unexpected turn of events!! Oh and it gets worse,  after all this talk of how exhausted we were, we talked our selves into blizzards at DQ!!!!!! Ahhhhhhhhhh Our dirty secret is out!!!!!!!!  We got back to the house and both had an overwhelming feeling of regret!!!!!  We felt so disappointed in ourselves, which lead to a deeper conversation of, “what are we doing”?   This conversation felt so different then any other in the past.  We both want this and want it for the other.   We Are so strong together, but we both easily slip into the others dark place and give in.  But not anymore!!!!!!!  We are capable of change!!!  We have come so far!!!!!  Today was a new day, we both feel strong and empowered!  We cooked today and followed our plan!!! Love you Sara, thanks for being on this ride of self discovery with me!!!  So here is this yummy recipe for tonight’s meal……Honey garlic chicken and roasted carrots and mushrooms!!!

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Lets fucking cook Sara!!!!

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Half way through we got really fired up just looking at past fatty pictures on sara adorable collage on her refrigerator.

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Then we got really distracted and walked around in one boot each….omg whos’s who????? #lifeofa4

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Sara and I were so distracted with our conversation we didn’t even take a picture of this chickkkkkeen!!! so here is a generic one!

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and our veggies!!!!!!

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Now onto the pampering!!!!  Hi guys it’s Sara!!!  It was a night full of high school revisits!!!  My super best girl friend from Sanderson, Jaclyn Devita and I went to dinner while Jenny was finishing up her shift at work before the cooking began!  We hadn’t hung out in 12 YEARS!!! Which is the craziest thing everrrrrr.  But we didn’t skip a beat. We had a great dinner at North Ridge Pub and caught up on everything.  Shout out to our favorite bartender and buddy Keyvin!!!!  We love you and your support!!!  Xoxo.  I am so grateful to have always had such strong and positive women in my life and it was the living best hanging out again!  Backstreet Boys were our obsession back in the day (she loved nick, I loved kevin) and ironically enough quit Playing Games with My Heart played as we ate our healthy dinners!!! Jack is in the nutrition and wellness world so it was fun picking her brain.  We chatted about staying healthy, our time at NC State, our families and the anamoly that is dating in the world of technology! She is also a successful and single woman so it was so nice to be on the same page!!!  Ugh literally can’t wait to see you again Jack!!!

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So then, my  other sweet high school pal Jennifer Orr Compton reached out awhile back and said that she loved the blog and would love to send Jenny and myself some mini facials to pamper ourselves from Rodan + Fields!!!  She sent the sweetest little package! Look at all the goodies!

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Inside were two little packages and a sweet note with instructions!

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And after sweating over the oven, we needed a little brightening and refreshing!  Both Jenny and I are terrible about a skin routine!  The best I can do these days is use a MAC face wipe before bed!!!  We started by exfoliating(this smelled like heaven and felt even better, Then a calming night serum and then a hydrating lip serum!

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We both feeeeel amazing!!!  Something to consider for sure!  Thanks so much for reaching out Jennifer!!!  She sent along some info in case anyone would like to get a skin care system of their own!!!  Happy shopping!!!  Love y’all!

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And to Jenny, I am so thankful every single day to have such a wonderful, judgement free relationship of mutual love and respect with you! It feels so amazing to dig deep and find out what is at he core of it all.  I love rediscovering ourselves together on this super challenging journey and striving to become better people.  You are the best and I love you so much!

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