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Happy Friday friends! I'm so ready for this weekend and a little holiday baking with our neighbors! It's been a little while since I've shared some recent favorite happenings so why not do one more before the end of the year! 
Illustration via this etsy shop. Also, if you look closely she's watching the Hallmark Channel - pretty much the exact replica of what I'll be doing all weekend! 
Last week I attended the Massachusetts Women's Conference with over 11,000 other women across all industries! To say it was empowering would be an understatement. Speakers like Viola Davis and Diane von Furstenburg just have a magical way with words!! I definitely shed a few tears hearing their stories and even went to hear Bethany Frankel speak in a fireside type chat. Overall it was one of the most incredible days of this year and you guys, I got to tell DVF what an inspiration she is to me and how much I love her book!! #yearmade State Street had a replica of the Fearless Girl, that statue that stands in the Financial District of NYC near Wall Street and I took that as my opportunity for a little photo op! 
On Sunday I made my first ever in the oven lasagna with no boil noodles. It was so incredibly delicious and my friend Jackie shared a really easy recipe, but I added onions that cooked in with the meat, but you can loosely follow this recipe. I used cottage cheese instead of ricotta since it tastes very similar to it when it's cooked and I didn't use eggs at all in my version. Gary is a lasagna aficionado and this got very very high marks from him! If you want to make a dish to impress someone with very little effort, try this! 
Credo Beauty recently opened here in Boston and treated me to a complimentary holiday makeup application. All of the product lines that are carried online and in stores is free of harmful ingredients and also not tested on animals. While most of the brands are made in the USA they actually follow the same guidelines as those mandated in Europe, which are much more strict than laws we have in place for cosmetics companies in the US. They also offer a service called "clean beauty swap" where you bring in your current makeup items and they help you find products that are similar and cruelty free. I left Credo with a few products to test out, but I loved the shadow stick that the makeup artist used on me so I picked that up along with the lip whip from Kari Gran! 
The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel is a show you must watch! It's so different from anything that is currently out there and is laugh out loud funny! It's set in late 1950's New York and follows Midge Maisel who seemingly has it all together, except that she doesn't, but what she does have is a quick wit and perky personality to help her make it through. I really don't want to give much away, but not only is the lead actress up for a Golden Globe, but it's also produced by Amy Sherman-Palladino (Gilmore Girls) so you know there is a lot of fast talking involved! So far not one person I've recommended watching the show to has regretted it! 


That wraps up the week and I hope you have a wonderful weekend! See you back here Monday for weekending

40 comments

  1. This seems to be a very nice event :) Nice! Have a great weekend!
    Beauty and Fashion Freaks

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  2. That etsy card was a more glamorous depiction of my life last night watching the hallmark channel lol! Love that one! How amazing was that Women's Conference?! Women inspiring women is such a beautiful thing. I hadn't heard about Credo before so thanks for sharing! Have the best weekend baking girlfriend :-)
    xo
    Amanda @ Cupcake N Dreams

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  3. Oh my gosh- that event looks so amazing!! I love DVF & Bethenny, what fun to get to hear from them and meet them :) enjoy you Christmas baking this weekend- I’ll be doing the same thing!

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  4. I am so jealous of your conference - that seriously sounds amazing!!! So very neat!!!

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  5. I am so jealous of your DVF and Bethenny Frankel moments!!! I so love your pic with the fearless girl!!! Happy weekend's eve to you! XOXO, R

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  6. That conference, oh what a great opportunity! Your lasagna looks delicious! Go get your bake on girl and Enjoy you festive babe!

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  7. That conference sounds awesome! And thanks for the suggestion about the show! Sounds great!

    Katherine | www.oneswainkycouple.com

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  8. Sounds awesome. I hope you have a wonderful weekend! Your lasagna looks good.
    http://sugarcoatedbears.blogspot.com/

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  9. That seminar sounds So awesome!! And i haven’t made a lasagna in ages!!

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  10. I have seen that show advertised every time I use my Amazon Fire, so I need to check it out when I'm done with "The Crown!" Thanks for the recommendation.

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  11. That lasagna looks amazing! I have been wanting to watch that show, so I am glad to know it's good! It is on my list! Hope you have a great weekend!

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  12. The lasagna look fabulous ! I've never tried the no boil noodles ! Hoping your Friday is a fabulous one :)

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  13. What a cool event! I love lasagna, that looks so good!

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  14. There is so much goodness in this post! That event sounds amazing! I can’t believe how many influential women were there and your access to them! That lasagna looks so yummy and definitely checking out that series!

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  15. Growing up my mom used cottage cheese in our lasagna, makes me so nostalgic.

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  16. aahhh you got to actually meet DVF?! How awesome! There were some great speakers at that conference. Maisel is next up for me now that we are finished with The Crown. Hope you have a great weekend girl!

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  17. What an amazing opportunity that you were able to attend that Women's Conference! How wonderful to be able to hear so many inspiring stories! Have a great weekend, Biana!

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  18. That conference you went to looked so amazing! Such an amazing opportunity! And I'm not going to lie, that illustration actually even looks like you! :) Have the best weekend friend!

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  19. I can't get over Hallmark on the TV in that first picture-- so cute! The conference you went to looked so amazing and inspiring, what a cool event to attend! Your lasagna looks delicious- I bought noodles to make some a few months ago, but never got around to it, so I'll have to check out the recipe you mentioned.

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  20. I loved your Women's Conference stories, so amazing! That show is on my to-watch list! Happy weekend love!

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  21. Love all the photos and that lasagna looks amazing! Have a wonderful weekend!
    ~Samantha
    http://goldcoastgirlblog.com

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  22. Girl!! That conference sounds incredible!! What an awesome opportunity!! Have a great weekend!!

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  23. That lasagna looks amazingggg YUM! Trying that asap! I hope you guys have a great weekend!

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  24. That conference sounds amazing and SO cool that you met DVF!!! Those beauty products sound really interesting too. I hope that you have a wonderful weekend girl! :-)

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  25. That lasagna looks so good! You know, I've never made lasagna...I think I must try the recipe you shared.
    Hope you have a good weekend!

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  26. That conference sounds amazing and so inspiring. Your lasagna looks amazing, dairy allergy me misses my mom's version. Mrs. Maisel is on my to watch list after hearing so many people rave about it. Jess at Just Jess

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  27. Yay! I thought the women's conference was one of the most empowering experiences also. Love your pick next to Fearless Girl!

    I'd definitely check out Credo.

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  28. Oh that illustration is lovely and who does't like the fearless girl, so timely and I love The Marvelous Miss Maisel!

    Allie of ALLIENYC
    www.allienyc.com

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  29. What an amazing conference - such a fantastic opportunity!! I hope you have a great weekend, Biana!

    Meg, Borrowed Heaven

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  30. I will have to check out that show!! I loved The Gilmore Girls so I have high hopes. Thanks for the recommendation! And how awesome to be able to attend such a wonderful event! Happy weekend!

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  31. What a fun event. I would love to attend one of those. That lasagna looks amazing. I will check out that show!!!

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  32. Amazing post! Lasagna looks so yummy! Your blog is very inspiring!

    xx

    Linda from Beauty And Tips

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  33. I loved seeing all of your snaps of the women’s conference! I can’t even imagine hearing some of those women speak! And The Marvelous Mrs Maisel looked really interesting from all the commercials, so I’m glad that it’s a good watch!

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  34. That conference sounds amazing! Pinned the recipe to try and bookmarked that show on Amazon!

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  35. How fab was that conference you attended! So many amazing women all in one room
    xo, Britney
    www.prettylittlehangers.com

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  36. That Women Conference... How I wish I could attend one of those!

    https://justohana.blogspot.com.es

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  37. I loved that picture of you with the fearless girl. You're totally fearless!! That lasagna just made my stomach growl! It looks perfect!

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  38. The women's conference sounds like an amazing and empowering event! I feel like these women's conferences are popping up all over in different cities and would love to attend one in Orlando. Drooling over that lasagna! I hope you enjoyed the weekend and baking with neighbors! xo

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  39. I love the idea of attending women's conference. That would be an amazing experience. Glad to see more and more of these events.

    Jessica | notjessfashion.com

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