1. Featured Guest Guru on DressBar

    I was so excited when DressBar asked me to share some of my favorite Hostessing Tips for Summer. Whipping up a pink cocktail and a fresh dessert plate is always my idea of a good time. So be sure to check out my full list of tips {and outfits to match} on their website as I am the featured “Guest Guru”. Here’s a glimpse of what I made and wore for the shoot… Hello Donuts! I am obsessed with a cake stand stacked with sugared donuts for a brunch party dessert. To compliment these sweets I wore a DressBarn Lace Sheath Dress, Lele Sadoughi dangly earrings,…

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  2. Back to School with Old Navy

    It’s back to school time and this girl could not be more excited! The night before Reese’s first day, we got busy picking out the perfect Old Navy outfit, packing her backpack with all her new school supplies, and making a delicious lunch. Amidst the prep I decided to sit down with Reese for a little Q & A that I wanted to have as a keepsake. The answers ended up being so stinkin’ cute I had to share with you guys!! Get ready to enter the world of two and a half… Q & A with Reese {Birthday 1.31.13} conducted on 8.9.15: What is your Favorite Food:…

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  3. Grilled Eggplant Bruschetta

    Come BBQ season I am always searching for fun and healthy recipes to serve at my outdoor summer parties, so when my friend Cassandra Bodzak, a Holistic Lifestyle Expert and Healthy Cooking Host {who has been featured on Shape and Self Mag}, said she would be willing to come over and share this no carb, rich in flavor appetizer, I was ecstatic! Stunning presentation and literally no guilt {it’s all veggies!} I couldn’t wait to make and taste-test this healthy summer recipe! Ingredients: 1 large eggplant 1 tomato 1/4 cup of chopped onions 2 tbsp of chopped garlic (less if you are not a huge garlic lover!) 2…

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  4. Gold Home Accessories

    When we began the decorating process for our home we realized that nearly every fixture, from a doorknob to a sink faucet, was gold. A lover of the finish I was thrilled to pick out furniture pieces with gold hardware and light fixtures with gold chains. But of course most of all I loved hunting for a whole new slew of accessories {I have so many more display shelves in our living room and dining room it is crazy!}. So here are some of the pieces I have purchased as well as a few things I am eyeing! Happy Shopping!

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  5. Dining Al Fresco with Tips from Endlessly Elated

    For today’s post I teamed up with the Lifestyle Blogger behind Endlessly Elated, Kathleen, to bring you a simply elegant table that’s ideal for a cool summer night out on the porch. Read on for four easy tips {and deets on her tabletop} that will have you quickly trading in your paper plates and SOLO cups for one of the prettiest picnics you throw at home this summer. Tip #1 Choose floral plates to instantly dress up your table. Here Kathleen chose gorgeous hand-painted bloom plates from Anthropologie. With statement plates you can go simple with your glasses and napkins {yes, even paper napkins!} yet…

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