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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Friday’s Fab Five – Pumpkin Spice

Does anything define the taste and smell of fall better than pumpkin spice. I crave anything and everything pumpkin spice this time of year! Fab Five is my inspiration to try something new every weekend, and I think the one I’ll go for is the pumpkin spice french toast!!! Mmmmmm! I’ll share at Instagram to let you all know how...
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September IPSY vs. Birchbox

I received my first IPSY glam bag this week, and it is giving my Birchbox subscription a run for it’s money. If you are one of the few that is new to IPSY, allow me to introduce you. IPSY, created by YouTube beauty guru Michelle Phan, is a beauty sample subscription service similar to Birchbox, and based on my first...
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But First, Let Me Take A Selfie!

That’s it! I’m officially hooked on ABC’s new {sure to be a hit} show, Selfie! I’ve watched the pilot episode and now you can too, at abc.go.com! What I love about this show is that it has all of the makings of my fave chick-flick cult classic movies – the inner dialog narration, the A-list clique vs. the hipster nerds,...
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