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Friday Five

Obsessed with…

This Carpool Karaoke video featuring Adele. She is my woman crush everyday and I now love her times a million after listening to her rap Nicki Minaj. Oh, and our similar love for wine. Adele is one bad ass woman and has a voice of gold. #Jelly

You’re welcome.


Recently, I got to taste test these beef jerky sticks. Yeah, I know…I am one lucky lady. My initial thought before tasting was that they’d be just like your typical Slim Jim. But after tasting these Chomps snacks* I was delightfully surprised. These things are actually fucking amazing. I tried all three flavors: Original, Crankin’ Cran & Hoppin’ Jalapeño. Each and every one was wonderful. The original was your typical beef jerky, and had a really great flavor. The Crankin’ Cran had a sweet cranberry taste with a little spicy kick. Hoppin’ Jalapeño had a lot of kick to it, and tasted like a fiesta.

What made me particularly comfortable with eating these was the fact that I knew what every ingredient was. How often can you look at a label and not be able to say that? These delicious meat sticks are 100% Grass-Fed Non-GMO New Zealand Beef. They’re also gluten free with no added sugar, MSG, nitrates, fillers, binders or preservatives!! Plus they’re packed with 9g of protein. Perfect for a paleo diet (not that that matters to me…but hey, just sayin).

Click here for more nutritional info!

…Oh, and tacos. Currently craving tacos for sure.

Looking forward to…

On February 8th, the NYS Fairgrounds will be hosting CNY Brewfest! A ticket gets you a complimentary glass in which you sample from tons of different craft beers. Lots of local favorite will be there. I really want to try Beer Camp’s (the “experimental” side of Sierra Nevada) Devastation Ale!
Friday Five | Lifestyle Blog | Basic Brook

Currently reading…

Friday Five | Lifestyle Blog | Basic Brook

Hickory + Hearth is a design and decor blog co-written by my girl, Jordan Arnold! Jordan’s a phenomenal photographer and has an eye for a good thrift find. Check out her latest post on Antique Show Shopping Tips for some helpful things to consider while on a second-hand hunt (and also to check out her new purchase for her bar cart – SO pretty!).

Gettin’ GIFy with it…

In memory of the late Alan Rickman, famously known for his role as Severus Snape, I chose 4 Snape GIFs. RIP ❤

RIP Alan Rickman | Severus Snape | GIF | Lifestyle Blog | Basic Brook
RIP Alan Rickman | Severus Snape | GIF | Lifestyle Blog | Basic Brook
snape out bitches



Love Always, Brook ❤


PS. This post was sponsored – Thanks BrandBacker & Chomps Snacks (like always, all opinions are my own).


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