Friday’s Fab Five – Apple Spiced Recipes

I’m not sure which smell is most reminiscent of cooler weather, pumpkin spice or apple cinnamon! Last fall, I made slow simmered apple cider from scratch and the smell filled me up with the spirit of the holidays. I was ready to start decorating our house and wrapping presents lol! I shared my favorite pumpkin spice recipes last week, so...
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John’s “Surf Shack” Room

John’s “toddler boy room” renderings, courtesy of Havenly, have been delivered and I am beyond excited! I know exactly what I like, but I really needed help from a professional decorator to hone in all of my ideas. Most things I just do myself because I am so picky that I fear collaborating with someone and not being thrilled with...
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Peach & Bourbon Upside Down Cake

I’m loving this cooler weather version of the very popular pineapple upside down cake that pairs peaches with bourbon, a caramel glaze, and a pecan buttermilk based batter! I’m not sure what my fascination is with upside down cakes, but ever since I tried the iron skillet pineapple upside down cake, I’ve wanted to experiment with other fruit and seasoning...
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#TacoTuesday – California Tacos

I got inspired by all of the #TacoTuesday hashtags going around Instagram so I thought I’d join in the fun! I’ve been wanting to try a fresh take on traditional tacos by smothering mine in avocado and a cilantro lime cream sauce. It turned out amazing and I literally had to stop myself from devouring another. John was even begging...
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Manicure Mondays – Football Nails

Now I see how all of those manis on Pinterest get those perfectly spaced pinstripes!!! I thought they were using striping tape, as I did in my 4th of July fireworks manicure, but now I see that they were probably using Jamberry nail appliques, because those stripes were just too perfectly placed! Once upon a time {when I owned The...
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