need a new idea on what to do with leftover thanksgiving turkey? This delicious and simple recipe was a huge hit here at the studio. instead of using cranberry sauce, the beets added a subtle sweetness. this also reminds me of one of my favorite appetizers of sliced beets and goat cheese. have a sandwich party on the couch with your friends and fam!
makes 2 sandwiches
• 4 slices of ciabatta bread
• 2 tablespoons olive oil
• half a cup of canned beets
• 4 oz goat cheese
• 1 cup arugula
• 2 large slices of carved turkey
Generously spread goat cheese over each slice of ciabatta bread. We found that there are endless options of goat cheese, but landed on a garlic and herbed one that spreads easily on bread (and tastes amazing!). To assemble the sandwich, start with a layer of fresh arugula, then add your sliced beets, and finally a large slice of carved turkey.
Brush the outside of the sandwich with olive oil. We used a panini press on medium to high heat for three minutes. Another option is to grill each side of the sandwich on a nonstick pan or griddle. We served our turkey sandwiches with kettle cooked chips and loved the results. Hope you enjoy this easy recipe!
photos and styling by: ivan solis
“in the immortal words of william devaughn. this rodebjer look inspired the colors in today’s palette.” –maddy
(photo source and hand drawn type by maddy nye for designlovefest)
i’m leaving in an hour to get on a plane to chicago, and then taking a train to quincy illinois where most of my extended family lives. i only get to go there about once a year, so it will be nice to see everyone. my parents are coming to stay with me for a california christmas this year, so i’ve been decorating the house so it can feel more finished by the time guests come. it’s so hard to pull the trigger on furniture, isn’t it?! i’ve been doing lots of research for inspiration and i loved this boho bedroom. my couch takes 4-6 weeks and the waiting game is killing me!
i hope you all have a relaxing week. we are going to be posting lighter this week since most people will be busy eating turkey and loungin’ around. but check back for some turkey leftover recipes! enjoy your time off with loved ones. xo! -bri
well, it’s been about a month since I visited the Living Proof headquarters and got my hair styled by chris mcmillan. he assessed my (dry) hair and filled me in on which products would be best for me to try. my two favorites after having some time to test them out are the night cap overnight protector (put in before bed) and the satin hair serum. i apply the serum after a shower and let my hair air-dry. i notice a lot less frizz and it doesn’t make my hair oily (i hate when serums make your hair feel not clean.)
this month i had the opportunity to interview jennifer aniston (i couldn’t believe it!) in los angeles. jennifer is a spokesperson for living proof. we just hung out casually and i asked her some questions that i was curious about. as you know, jen has very recognizably healthy hair, and was just as warm as she comes off on screen. it was a special day. check out part of our interview below!
I’m about to turn 30, what is one tip you’d offer for someone who is 29 years old?
J: I would like to say sunscreen. But also, don’t wish you were anywhere else than where you are.
B: Cool, I’m single and almost 30, I’m doing it. I’m excited and a little nervous.
J: 30 is pretty amazing, does it feel daunting?
B: A little. Only because other people can make you feel like that, especially when you look at where they are in their lives and your life looks different.
J: Turning 30?! Maybe 40.
B: I think it’s because I went to high school in the south and so many of my peers have everything all buttoned up in that category.
J: Right… and doing everything younger.
B: I kind of did career first and now I’m doing life second.
J: You have a lot of time, like years.
B: When’s your birthday?
J: February 11th
B: Oh, so you’re an Aquarius?
B: Me too, cool!
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hopefully you guys are starting to notice MORE content happening on the blog. we have the addition of trends with our magic 8 ball column, we just started fun fact friday to use for your weekend hangouts, we’re bringing back way more DIY posts, and we’ve got a lot more up our sleeves. bringing on natalie is really helping me bring more ideas to life and more content to you all. this also allows me more time to do personal posts and the roundups that i love doing.
i just moved into my new house about 3 weeks ago, so i am in that phase of…i need a new trash can, this rug doesn’t fit in that room anymore, it’s time for a new door mat, i need more storage solutions, what about a dish rack. all those little things that make a new house complete. since i’m constantly searching online for home decor items, i thought it would be fun to share with you every so often a roundup of items that are not only good looking, but functional too. those things everyone needs.
first up: door mats. mine were old and filthy and ready for a refresh when i moved in to my new spot. here’s a roundup of some that i found online…
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