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Chit Chat Fifth Edition

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becc6e1e91db11e2b59022000aa80136_7Happy Tuesday to you! Another edition of my chit chat page today. Just a little bit of chat about what’s been going on over the last week or so.

For those of you who follow me on Instagram, you may have seen this ecard I posted. Seriously laughed my head off. I always seem to find these when I am about to go to bed, which for some reason makes them more funny.

Funny how our stretchy pants have a way of making us feel like we are A ok πŸ™‚ Haha! Changing subject quickly. Have you tried these Tapatio Lays?! Actually don’t because you’ll be tempted to eat the whole darn bag like me. They are spicy and fabulous.

I am such a sucker for those salty, crispy ridiculously unhealthy chips which is why I’ll only buy them on a rare occasion!

Forever 21 flats

Over the weekend, I found these fun pink/gold flats from Forever 21. Pretty comfortable and only $26. They are a copycat version of the Valentino flats that are about $700. I’ll stick to these, lol!

M and M Cookie Dough Picky Palate

For those of you who have been waiting for the recipe of my Perfect M and M cookies I posted a teaser HERE. Don’t worry, the recipe is coming first thing tomorrow! Yay πŸ™‚


Pax has graduated to his new favorite toy from Target. I believe they are called exersaucers? Something like that. There’s all kinds of fancy ones and I figured since he’ll grow out of it in a couple months we’d just get this modest one for $40. He loves it and I’d recommend it for your 6-7 month olds. Go Pax Go πŸ™‚

purse and shadow

Two favorites right now, my bright orange and pink Kate Spade messenger bag for Spring/Summer. I saw it at Nordstrom a couple weeks ago and had to have it. I’m a sucker for all of her stuff but this was exactly what I had been looking for. I use a huge diaper bag most of the time, but when I go out without Pax occasionally I like to have a bag I can take for just my wallet, keys and phone. I love it! Ok, next time you are at Target I must recommend my favorite eye shadow by Milani. It’s called Beach Sand. I use it by itself during the week or it can be layered with color too. It’s got just the right amount of shimmer without looking like a freak show. I believe it’s under $4.

Trader Joe's Haul

Anyone else have this issue when they go grocery shopping at Trader Joe’s? I seriously went in for a few things and came home with this to put away!

Petunia Pickle Bottom

Speaking of diaper bags……that big yellow one you see is my new bag that I use from Petunia Pickle Bottom. I have used their bags ever since my older boys were babies almost 10 years! Their prints keep getting cuter and cuter. I am such a fan of their new Spring prints. How fun are their tech cases too? My iPad, laptop and iPhone will be so very stylish πŸ™‚Β  Check them out when you are in need of some new bags!

News around the web… excited for my friend Lori of Recipe Girl. Her cookbook is just about here, a couple weeks. Pre-order her beautiful book. I received an early copy this week and it’s amazing.

My friend Gaby Dalkin also has a cookbook coming out in April called Absolutely Avocados. Let’s just say this will be a favorite of mine, my husband and I eat avocados daily, so looking forward to Gaby’s book!

My friend Amanda of Kevin and AmandaΒ  is offering free Hi-Res downloads of her beautiful Splashing Fruit Photos. They would look so great in the kitchen!

Picky Palate was named of the The Top 100 Food Mom Blogs for 2013 along with 99 of my friends. Thanks Babble πŸ™‚

Happy Tuesday friends, see you tomorrow with that killer cookie recipe!





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  1. 1
    Shaina says:

    My yoga pants told me to go get ice cream yesterday. I trusted them and have no regrets. Those shoes are adorable, and Pax can’t get any cuter. Can he? Those cheeks are just precious, Jenny.

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    Maria says:

    I need to go to TJ’s today! Thanks for the reminder:) I am in love with PPB! So many fun colors and prints!

  3. 3

    I can’t even begin to count how many times my sweatpants have told me I look awesome! I’m excited for this recipe tomorrow….I love M&M cookies πŸ™‚

  4. 4

    Ahhhh…sweet, sweet Pax. Our exersaucer served us very well! I’m loving those shoes, especially with the jeans…and I’m completely with you on the Trader Joe’s stops. It’s IMPOSSIBLE to walk out with only that 1 thing you went in for!

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    I love that blue PP purse too! Its so cute! I need to get my hands on some of their bags. You dont need a baby to have one right?! πŸ˜‰ Pax is so dang cute!!!! <3

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    Gayle DuBois says:

    Jenny I always LOVE your style! I really need to know what nail polish your wearing
    in this picture…I love it!

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    Amanda says:

    That Milani eye shadow is the best for sure!! You got me hooked on it!! πŸ™‚ That M&M cookie dough looks fabulous, so excited for the recipe! πŸ™‚ xoxo

  8. 8

    Pax is growing up so fast!! Time is flying!

    And yes, I totally dig your Kate Spade bag — so springy!!

  9. 9
    Bev says:

    I’ve been enjoying your blog for quite a while and think that the Chit Chat posts are a great enhancement to an already great food blog! Keep ’em coming please!

  10. 10

    those cookies look delicious! love these chatty posts πŸ˜‰

  11. 11

    I’ve been living in CA for 7 years now & I still don’t get the appeal of Trader Joes! I think I’m missing something. I am drooling over that Kate Spade & PPB. I need to be good or the hubs will send me to the doghouse.

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    Tieghan says:

    Pax is probably the cutest thing ever! Geez, he is growing so fast!! Oh and you totally keep making me SO jealous that you have Trader Joes in CA and there is not one in CO! It’s just crazy!

  13. 13
    Deborah says:

    I wish I would have bought a PPB with my first 2 – I used an ugly diaper bag. But I love my PPB that I have now, although that yellow one is calling my name!!

  14. 14

    My fav track suit that saw me through the cold harsh winter of New England turned out to be a traitor….I have gained so many pounds that I don’t even want to think about it. Those pink flats look adorable πŸ™‚ You have such a nice space, it’s always great coming here.

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    Kimberly says:

    Hi! I’m wondering if the ppb clutch will fit in your large diaper bag? I’d love a mommy bag that I can take in and out of the main diaper bag! I have a hobo Lauren wallet, it’s kinda big…wondering if this would work.

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