01.23.18

POTATO SKINS ON GAME DAY

potato skins | designlovefest
potato skins | designlovefest

can i get a show of hands for all of us who grew up ordering potato skins at TGI Friday’s?! they were one of my favorite foods growing up and i haven’t had them in 10+ years so it felt good to revisit them with this simple recipe that’s perfect for any upcoming Super Bowl parties you might be hosting. i think most potato skins are fried but the method of baking and then broiling on each side works great and leaves them crispy but not over done. i think you could play around with different toppings but i personally think the classic version is best. enjoy! – joanie

potato skins | designlovefest

Potato Skins
serves 6

• 6 russet potatoes
• olive oil
• sour cream
• shredded cheddar cheese
• 6 strips of bacon
• chives

potato skins | designlovefest
 
potato skins | designlovefest
potato skins | designlovefest
potato skins | designlovefest

• preheat your oven to 425, wash the potatoes, pat dry, poke with a fork a few times and brush with olive oil and a sprinkle of salt. place them in the oven to cook for 60-75 minutes until very tender when poked with a fork.

• while the potatoes cook fry the bacon until crispy and set aside. once cooked, chop into small pieces

• once the potatoes are done, let them cool slightly and then cut them in half lengthwise and scoop out the center. you don’t want to scoop out all the potato as it will make it too flimsy to fill and you also want a nice layer of potato for serving.

• turn the broiler on, and flip the potato skins face down on a cooking sheet, brush with olive oil and sprinkle with salt, place in broiler for 3-4 minutes until slightly toasted. flip over, sprinkle generously with grated cheese and put them back in until cheese is hot and bubbling. remove from oven.

• fill them with bacon bits, sour cream and top with chives. serve ’em hot and with a side of frank’s hot sauce!

potato skins | designlovefest
potato skins | designlovefest
potato skins | designlovefest
potato skins | designlovefest

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styling by: joanie cusack + ivan solis

01.19.18

ON STARTING TO WORKOUT AGAIN

on starting to workout again | designlovefest

towards the end of last year i had a lot of health things come up, a weird blood test result, an ear infection, strep and then strep again that all stretched out for a couple of months (this is joanie, by the way). needless to say, it was very time consuming both emotionally and physically and kept me from doing a lot of my normal routines that i was used to, including working out. i was taking walks and going for hikes but not pushing myself in order to let my body heal and rest. working out has been a big part of my routine for the last 5+ years so it was hard to give it up but then once i was out of the habit of doing it, it was hard to get back to it.

on starting to workout again | designlovefest
 

i’m thankfully back to full health now and jumping back into exercising. bri and i have been doing bar method 3-4 times a week (remember when we had the DLFgetfit column?!) which i’ve really been enjoying. it’s hard though when you haven’t been exercising to start again, you feel disconnected from your body, things that you used to be able to do with ease are challenging, you get sore fast and stay sore longer, you’re more critical of your body and your performance and it overall can feel discouraging. but, the thing i do know is that i’m a better person to myself when i work out. i feel more positive, i sleep better, have more energy, drink more water, stretch more and feel generally less high strung which are all really important things for my sanity.

one thing that really shifted for me after months of being unwell is the privilege of being able to move your body and having the energy to exercise. instead of focusing on not wanting to exercise it has shifted into feeling grateful that i have the health to be able to do it. i definitely took for granted being able to jump out of bed every day and take a class and not being held back by sickness or fatigue.

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all this to say, if you’re in a workout rut, feel too scared to get back on the horse, feel embarrassed by how out of shape you are or lack motivation to start moving again, start small and know that small and consistent efforts equal change and that moving your body is an important part of being a balanced person. i also think it’s only fair that i get to add some fun new workout gear to my closet. i basically only workout in lululemon yoga tights that i bought in college so i’m open to anything you have and love. i’m really into the colors of outdoor voices and it feels like there are so many new companies popping up all the time with cool gear!  – joanie

 

01.19.18

WEEKEND AT HOME / 96

i’ll admit it’s a challenge to keep your home organized. even when the house is clean and organized it feels like that fresh organized feeling fades within a few weeks (even days sometimes!). the new year is a great time for you to focus on getting the clutter out of the way. it’s a daunting task to start, so the next few weeks i’m sharing some ideas for getting organized by room. take one thing that needs done and work away at it for the weekend, then move to the next one. whether it’s your makeup that needs organization, your pantry, or your closet–choose one space each weekend to work on. i’m starting with the pantry and kitchen since mine is a total mess right now. lot of storage solutions and inspiration for you to get organized your pantry sorted for the new year below! stay tuned next week for the next space i’m organizing. –

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01.18.18

DRESS YOUR TECH / 218

made these cool colorful patterns for us this week! love her color scheme… click through below to download the wallpapers for your phone + computer…

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01.17.18

MOROCCAN RUG GIVEAWAY!

enter to win a rug (up to $800!) from ! they have so many vintage moroccan rugs with unique designs. love these graphic patterns on these. click through below to enter, good luck everyone!

 

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