Jun 18, 2012

Polka dots, a picnic, and some blondies.

Hey guys.
I love summer.
I love summer
I love summer.
I love summer.
I love summer.

Introducing (lol) my second pair of mat pants. These are amazing because they are adjustable inside. You have to get them if you're preg. They come in lots of colors too. I love Asos. I'm thinking of getting the floral ones... I am so excited every morning when I wake up and my belly is just a teeeeeny bit bigger. Love love love it. You still wouldn't be able to tell...but I'm sure that is coming soon. I definitely thought I would be huge by now but I guess everybody is different and it's not good to compare my bump to other bumps although we all know that it's hard not to compare yourself to others. Life lessons.











Wearing:
Top: Romwe
Jeans & hat: Asos
Shoes: Rachel Comey Carver
Bag: Topshop




Since I have had my appetite back, I've had lots to catch up on on Food Gawker. I definitely made these Cake Batter Blondies. I have no idea why these are so good...they are so simple and use cake mix. But they are just really good. Who knows! Anyway, Gabe and I split one and the rest are for my dad. :)




Cake Batter Blondies
Source: Girl Meets Life

Ingredients:
1 (18.25 ounce) box yellow cake mix
1/4 cup canola or vegetable oil
1 egg
1/4 -1/2 cup milk
1/2 cup sprinkles
1/2 cup white chocolate chips

Instructions:
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Combine first four ingredients in a large bowl.
Add the milk slowly adding between 1/4 and 1/2 cup. Start with 1/4 cup and add up to 1/2 cup total. You want to cake batter to be as dense and thick as possible for a chewy blondie so try to use the least amount that you can.
Mix in the sprinkles and white chocolate chips.
Pour into 8 x 8inch baking pan, sprinkle a few more sprinkles on top, and bake for 25-30 minutes until edges are just turning brown. The blondies will still be gooey in the middle just out of the oven but after they've completely cooled they will be perfectly chewy and soft.
Allow to cool for at least 30 minutes so the center sets, before cutting into squares.






And last, here are some pictures from our sunset Chipotle park picnic (doubling up on the polka dot tee). Isn't centennial park pretty? And the parthenon building? The detail?? Wow.

I love Nashville.















Whew, that was a long one! Ok, enjoy your week everyone! It's gonna go by so darn fast you won't even know what hit you! ♥

Xo Coury



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50 comments:

  1. I love how birdie never looks at the camera!!!

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  2. You are adordable! I love picnics in the park!

    xx, alexia
    in the meantime

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  3. beautiful post! Coury you are going to be in my lastest blog when I post it in a few moments - keep a look out!

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    1. Thanks so much! I do love that yellow dress!

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  4. I love summer, too! Such a cute look- love those tangerine hued pants and the colorful top paired together.

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  5. This is one of my fav outfits of yours! And we just had chipotle yesterday :)

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  6. I love it, as always!

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  7. I love it, as always!

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  8. You probley won't be covetous of big baby bumps on your delivery day! Haha! Jk.

    When I lived in Nashville I was constantly on the hunt for good Mexican food. Praise the lord they have chipotle there my San Diego native soul was so fed by that!

    Xo

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    1. There's no california mexican food here...that's the bad thing. I do miss it!

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  9. The polka dots and the orange pants are such a striking combination! Totally summer outfite! The colors are literally screaming at us lol haha!

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  10. Wow, I'm definitely going to give those blondes a go. I love simple baking. I'm not much of a cook, so the easier it is the better. So amazing.

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  11. You look so stunning, amazing jeans, I'm tempted to get them even though I'm not pregnant! So gorgeous!

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    1. Ha! Well, they would still work for you!

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  12. Don't worry about your bump! My niece didn't show until like 5 months, practically. I saw her at around 4 and was like "are you sure there's a bebe in there?" Then her belly got very big, very suddenly! Everybody's different, and you look sooooooo cuuuuuute! :)

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  13. Such a vibrant and lovely summer outfit, I adore the colour of your trousers!! Don't worry about the bump, I'm sure it will come along soon enough!

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  14. This is sweet and I can't wait to make those!

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  15. So adorable! love it.
    X
    http://dresseddamsel.blogspot.ie/

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  16. those pants fit you so well! love this simple little summer outfit :)

    xxx
    www.ladyalamode.com

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  17. Cute pants! I'm forwarding that recipe to my boss--she'll love it. As for the belly, the first time it takes a looong time to show up!

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    1. I have listened to that banjo disney album so much since I saw your Disneyland slideshow. Thanks for showing it to me! :)

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  18. Congratulations on the baby! Speaking of maternity pants, I have this wonderful photo of my mum when pregnant with me standing next to her two best friends who are pregnant with my best friends, all proudly sporting their maternity pants and baby bellies. the experience must be so exciting! and I really want to try making blondies. I've never really heard of them before, just in films. They look scrumptious.

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  19. Love the teal and orange together! Very happy : )

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  20. the blondies look delicious. will have to try my hand at baking them.....cute colors, and you are glowing....still waiting for your baby bump to pop out!
    xo
    n

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    1. It's coming out a little bit each day! So Exciting! :)

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  21. Love the pants and the pictures of your little dog!

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  22. Hope you enjoyed the blondies! You are your blog are adorable! :)

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  23. i love your makeup,so cute ! and the blondies look absolutely delicious..:p

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  24. those pants suits you perfectly. I just can't believe those are maternity pants!! you look cute as well <3 <3

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    1. Yeah I couldn't believe they were either...so comfy!

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  25. What a fun picnic! I'm having a hard time believing those are maternity pants! They look cute though.

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  26. Love your orange pants!
    Mmm the blondies sound yummy!

    xo Jennifer

    http://seekingstyleblog.wordpress.com

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  27. OH MY GOD! I just found out you're preg.... I've been a silent follower of you're blog for such a long time, but been so busy these months. Such exciting news and different wardrobe options :D.
    Also a big fan of Asos! But since I moved to brazil I'm a little afraid of the taxes.
    Well just dropped by to say congrats!

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  28. Wow. Your outfit is so bold! And I LOVE it! :] I don't see too many people wearing orange skinnies - especially those that are pregnant. That said, I'm very excited to see how your sense of style is going to maintain itself while you grow into your pregnancy. I hear that's one of the first things to go in an effort to obtain comfiness over style. In any rate, I love the idea of having a Chipotle picnic party! My boyfriend and I are obsessed so I think that's something we absolutely have to do in the near future. Thanks for the idea! (Can't believe it didn't come to me sooner...)

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    1. My style will change but it doesn't have to be a bad thing or "go".

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  29. super cute outfit! like lollipop!

    and i lovvveee picnics! picnics are fun!! <3

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  30. you look beautiful!!! look at you, you cute little preggers!

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  31. I recently came across your blog and have been reading along. I thought I would leave my first comment. I don't know what to say except that I have enjoyed reading. Nice blog. I will keep visiting this blog very often.

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  32. Aw, I'm so sad! It won't let me pin your images!

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  33. These. blondies. are. SO. GOOD!

    Will definitely be making them for my bestie's baby shower, with pink and purple sprinkles to match the theme!

    Thanks, Coury!

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  34. love these photos you look fantastic.your dress is so good.

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  35. Love the pants and the pictures of your little dog!
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  36. All pictures looking good can you post new pictures on this blog. I am waiting.
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