Giveaway – Deborah Lippmann Painted Desert Summer 2015

Deborah Lippmann Painted Desert Summer 2015 Swatches

In the spirit of the music festival style that has remained on-trend for the past few spring and summer seasons, Deborah Lippmann has released her beautiful summer 2015 collection, The Painted Desert. These smokin’ hot creams are as dusty as the Coachella Valley featuring purple mauve, deep slate gray, nude, and camel shades. Deborah Lippmann sent me a collection to swatch for you all, and I also have another set to give away to one lucky reader.

Deborah Lippmann Painted Desert Summer 2015 Swatch Love In The Dunes Purple Cream Nail Polish

Love In The Dunes is a full coverage purple mauve crème.

Deborah Lippmann Painted Desert Summer 2015 Swatch Shifting Sands Nude Cream Nail Polish

Shifting Sands is a full coverage light khaki crème.

Deborah Lippmann Painted Desert Summer 2015 Swatch Desert Moon Gray Nail Polish

Desert Moon full coverage pebble grey crème.

Deborah Lippmann Painted Desert Summer 2015 Swatch Swatch Terra Nova Camel Nail Polish

Terra Nova is a full coverage warm camel crème.

One lucky reader will win this entire Deborah Lippmann Painted Desert summer 2015 collection nail polish giveaway! Follow the directions in the RaffleCopter below for a chance to win. There are no mandatory entries this time; however, some options are worth more entries than others, US and Canadian readers only.

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Sunday Funday Linkup & A $50 Nordstrom Gift Card Giveaway

Blog Hop And Linkup

Happy Sunday and welcome to our weekly linkup party! This week we’re chatting up on-trend gauchos, summer style must-haves, denim {and not on your bottom}, outdoor picnic recipes, and a $50 Nordstrom gift card giveaway!

Get Featured! For a chance at next Sunday’s #FundayLinkup spotlight, add your links using the widget below this post. We’re highlighting our fave picks every week at Fab Fatale, Bon Bon Rose Girls, and The Budget Babe blogs + Facebook! Visit my co-hosts Bon Bon Rose Girls and The Budget Babe for more weekly inspiration.

Follow our Sunday Funday Bloghop & Linkup Pinterest board! We’ll be pinning our “Sunday Funday – Best Of The Week”, as well as each hostesses’ top 5 fav linkups every week!

Hostesses – Best Of The Week

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Fab Fatale
‘Tis the season for outdoor cookouts! Fab Fatale rounds up her top 10 fave picnic recipes featuring sun tea in mason jars, pork tenderloin sliders, watermelon salad, and homemade onion rings.
Bon Bon Rose Girls
The Bon Bon Rose Girls are back with another fun summer style challenge! This time, they’ve joined forces with nine other fashion bloggers to share their top three summer must haves.
The Budget Babe
If you never say never to a trend, then you need a pair of gauchos right now! Keke Palmer wears Forever 21 gauchos and The Budget Babe finishes off her look for less with more affordable finds.

Sunday Funday Linkup – Best Of The Week

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Lauren McBride’s style never disappoints and she is stunning in this coral fringe dress. Nearly 5 months pregnant, she’s challenged herself to make as many non-maternity fashion purchases as possible so that she can continue to wear her apparel after the baby has arrived. She has more than accomplished her mission in this amazing off-shoulder dress, and it’s under $50!!! Thanks so much for sharing your #FundayLinkup with our readers, Lauren!

Fab Fatale’s Linkup Favs

It was nearly impossible to narrow my favs down to only 5, but here’s what really caught my eye this week:

  • I’d follow Olivia Palermo’s style any day and Wear It For Less has recreated her mix-matched print dress and striped jacket!
  • Sandy a la Mode shows us two ways to style a lacy slip extender, under a dress and top {so creative}.
  • I’d never heard of the Get Your Pretty On Style Challenge, but after A Little Bit Of Cheer’s review, I’m so interested in giving it a try!
  • Wishes and Reality brings us an outfit featuring a raw edge denim tee that needs to get in my closet immediately!
  • More denim love, this time from Forage Fashion in the form of an amazing demin trench over a white top and white gauchos!

Please check out the Bon Bon Rose Girls’ and The Budget Babe’s favs of the week for more inspiration!

Sunday Funday Giveaway

One lucky reader will win this $50 Norstrom’s gift card giveaway! Follow the directions in the RaffleCopter below for a chance to win. US and Canadian residents only please.

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Rules Of Engagement

No spam or inappropriate linkups, they will get deleted. Link to a post, rather than your homepage. Please include recent posts, preferably from this season. Please don’t link and run, stick around to check out your fellow bloggers’ linkups. Not required, but lots of love for following your hostesses at their socials linked below.

Join Your Hostesses At:

Jennifer @FabFatale
Kristin @BonBonRoseGirls
Dianna @BudgetBabe

Share Your Best Of The Week

Use the hashtag #FundayLinkup to share your “best of the week” linkup with other party goers at Pinterest, Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram {and anywhere else you may be inclined to use a hashtag}!


Friday’s Fab Five – Picnic Recipes

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My Friday’s Fab is usually kept to only five, but there was no way I could narrow down my favorite picnic recipes, so today I bring you Friday’s Fab Ten lol. The things I am currently pinning most tends to inspire my Fab Five’s roundup, and this week, I have been a pinning fool at my Picnic Recipes Pinterest board. I’m ready to get outside and start grilling, camping, or just host a fun small picnic in my backyard. Hopefully these spring/summer recipes will inspire your next outdoor get together.

1. Pork Tenderloin Sliders with spicy mango slaw by The Novice Chef

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2. Boozy Ice Pops for adults by Sweet Paul

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3. Grilled Jerk Shrimp Tacos with Pineapple Salsa by Closet Cooking

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4. Grilled Potato Fries by Skinny Taste

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5. Watermelon Feta Salad by Garnish With Lemon

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6. Homemade Onion Rings by Raining Hot Coupons

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7. Low Country Boil Recipe featuring shrimp, red potatoes, corn, and smoked sausage by Best American Food

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8. Macaroni and Cheese Muffins by Country Living

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9. Summertime Sun Tea in a mason jar by Thirsty For Tea

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10. Buttermilk Fried Chicken by Jo Cooks


Don’t miss my Picnic Recipes board for more Pinspiration!

A Backyard Picnic With John

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The weather here in Florida has been perfection lately, so I thought it was time to get out in the backyard and have a little picnic date with my Johnny boy. Before I could dig everything out of the picnic basket, we were covered in blueberries and orange juice lol. Life with a toddler is so fast paced, and he is into everything! Luckily, I can keep up with him in my new super comfy Sperry Top-Sider Shoresider boat shoes I picked up at Famous Footwear!

Every day I pick my kiddo up and before we’re out of the car, he’s on repeat saying, “outside, outside outside”. My work clothes are replaced by shorts and a tee, I slip on my Sperrys, and we rush straight to the backyard to set up his t-ball, putt-putt set, and bike. The boy is in heaven as long as we are running around “outside, outside, outside”. Not only are my Sperrys super cute, but they have a memory-foam footbed that make them incredibly comfortable.

Famous Footwear allowed me to pick the shoe of my choice for this fun family-time backyard play date, and it was so hard to pick a pair. I went for Sperry’s boat shoes because practical was my first priotiry, but I got lucky that they are also super stylish. Famous Footwear has a new #ohsofamous style gallery to get inspiration, explore what others are wearing, and see the variety that Famous Footwear offers. Their selection of men’s, women’s, and kid’s shoes is endless and always on trend. Tag your Twitter and Instagram shoe pics with #ohsofamous for the chance to get featured in their gallery!

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What do you think of my new Sperry Top-Siders from Famous Footwear? Is this a style you would try?

I was selected for this opportunity as a member of Clever Girls and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.

Sunday Funday Linkup & A $50 Nordstrom Gift Card Giveaway

Blog Hop And Linkup

Happy Sunday and welcome to our weekly linkup party! This week we’re chatting chocolate curls, crisp white shirts, and giving away a $50 Nordstrom giftcard (just in time for their epic Half Yearly Sale)!

Get Featured! For a chance at next Sunday’s #FundayLinkup spotlight, add your links using the widget below this post. We’re highlighting our fave picks every week at Fab Fatale, Bon Bon Rose Girls, and The Budget Babe blogs + Facebook! Visit my co-hosts Bon Bon Rose Girls and The Budget Babe for more weekly inspiration.

Follow our Sunday Funday Bloghop & Linkup Pinterest board! We’ll be pinning our “Sunday Funday – Best Of The Week”, as well as each hostesses’ top 5 fav linkups every week!

Hostesses – Best Of The Week

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Fab Fatale
May your every dessert be adorned by the perfect chocolate curls, thanks to Fab Fatale’s super easy step-by-step tutorial in pics!
Bon Bon Rose Girls
The Bon Bon Rose Girls have graduated their beauty routine, thanks to products found at Target, and share their tried and true beauty tips!
The Budget Babe
The Budget Babe rounds up her fav 15 spring shoes under $30, all spotted at Marshalls! Check out her 20+ in-store photos.

Sunday Funday Linkup – Best Of The Week

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Oh la la. We are loving Forage Fashion’s crisp outfit perfection featuring a white button down shirt, blue shorts, and bright yellow pumps! Heather’s hi-lo blouse from Ann Taylor LOFT is so elegant and she turns up the volume on this look with her playfully bright shorts and heels. Thank you so much for sharing your #FundayLinkup with our readers, Heather!

Fab Fatale’s Linkup Favs

It was nearly impossible to narrow my favs down to only 5, but here’s what really caught my eye this week:

Please check out the Bon Bon Rose Girls’ and The Budget Babe’s favs of the week for more inspiration!

Sunday Funday Giveaway

One lucky reader will win this $50 Norstrom’s gift card giveaway! Follow the directions in the RaffleCopter below for a chance to win. US and Canadian residents only please, giveaway ends 11:59 Eastern on June 6th.

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Rules Of Engagement

No spam or inappropriate linkups, they will get deleted. Link to a post, rather than your homepage. Please include recent posts, preferably from this season. Please don’t link and run, stick around to check out your fellow bloggers’ linkups. Not required, but lots of love for following your hostesses at their socials linked below.

Join Your Hostesses At:

Jennifer @FabFatale
Kristin @BonBonRoseGirls
Dianna @BudgetBabe

Share Your Best Of The Week

Use the hashtag #FundayLinkup to share your “best of the week” linkup with other party goers at Pinterest, Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram {and anywhere else you may be inclined to use a hashtag}!


Fig, Goat Cheese, and Applewood Smoked Bacon Appetizer

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Fig, Goat Cheese, and Applewood Smoked Bacon Appetizer

Fig, Goat Cheese, and Applewood Smoked Bacon Appetizer

* Suggested serving size is two topped crackers per person

Ingredients

  • 2 Original Triscuit crackers
  • 2 figs
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons goat cheese
  • 1 slice of applewood smoked bacon

Instructions

  1. Cook bacon in a skillet over medium heat until browned and slightly crunchy. Turn off the heat and add figs to the skillet for a few minutes until they are warmed through.
  2. Over a single Triscuit, stack one fig, a good size dollop of goat cheese, and a sprinkle of applewood smoked bacon. Repeat for the remaining crackers and serve warm.
  3. Optional - to mix it up, try a few topped with a drizzle of honey or balsamic vinaigrette instead of the bacon.
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My neighbors recently planted a fig tree and I’m so ready for it to start blooming. Unfortunately, it’s a baby so I’m going to have to wait a few years. Inspired by their tree, and the beautiful spring weather outside, I thought it would be fun to come up with a recipe featuring the fig, maybe an appetizer that I can serve at our Easter get together.

So I have a fun appetizer tip for you all. Whenever you’re looking for a quick, easy, yet gourmet recipe to serve your guests, start with a Triscuit as a crunchy, lightly salted base for your endless creations. And now for the fun part of my tip – I LOVE salads this time of year, so think of your favorite salad toppings and replace the greens with a Triscuit. I love to browse fancy restaurant menus online and their salad toppers become instant inspiration for what I’d pile on top of a Triscuit, usually a mix of 3 ingredients – seasonal fruit, gourmet cheese, and a sprinkle of meat – for a gourmet mix of sweet and savory!

I came up with a recipe, featuring the fig, and a couple of my favorite salad toppers, goat cheese and applewood smoked bacon, which is apparently an on-trend ingredient at the moment. I love that this fig and goat cheese appetizer features a mix of color and flavors, on a delicious crunchy Triscuit. The fig was perfect because it was easy to bite so that you are not having to shove the whole thing in your mouth while chatting with your guests. The goat cheese was creamy goodness and the bacon added just the right mix of savory to the bite. If you’re feeling frisky, replace the bacon with a drizzle of honey or balsamic vinegar, and you’re 3 ingredients away from a delicious gourmet snack! For more endless possibilities, find Triscuit at Pinterest, Instagram, and Twitter!

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Triscuit believes in simple things coming together to create something more. Whether it’s just three ingredients on a Triscuit or about life, we believe that you (and Triscuit) are “Made for More”.

Triscuit sponsored this blog post. The opinions and text are all mine.

Sunday Funday Linkup & A $50 Kohl’s Gift Card Giveaway

Blog Hop And Linkup

Happy Sunday everyone! Spring has sprung all over this week’s “fav reads” roundup. Grab a cup of coffee and enjoy a a few fashionable spring outfits, a nail polish giveaway, a super fun diy, and some super chic cheap garden supplies.

Please say hello to my fellow hostesses and friends, lifestyle maven Kristin of Bon Bon Rose Girls and looks for less guru Dianna of The Budget Babe. These ladies inspire me daily, and we’re hoping this linkup series will inspire us all to, as I always say, “try something new today”!

Every Sunday morning at 8 am we’re hoping to meet new people, get to know each other a little better, and have a whole lotta fun! Bloggers, please share your “best of the week” post in the linkup below so that we can all see what you’ve been up to. Our fav linkup each week will be featured at Fab Fatale, Bon Bon Rose Girls, and The Budget Babe blogs in next week’s Sunday Funday bloghop!

Follow our Sunday Funday Bloghop & Linkup Pinterest board! We’ll be pinning our “Sunday Funday – Best Of The Week”, as well as each hostesses’ top 5 fav linkups every week! Also, we’re giving away a $50 Kohl’s gift card! Bloggers, readers, and everyone in between are welcome to enter for a chance to win!

Hostesses – Best Of The Week

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Fab Fatale
Fab Fatale swatched the entire Zoya Delight soft and airy spring 2015 collection and is giving a set away to one lucky reader!
Bon Bon Rose Girls
The Bon Bon Rose Girls have hopped on the wedge trend for yet another season while surviving the heat wave in Scottsdale, Arizona.
The Budget Babe
In The Budget Babe’s latest edition of Dollar Bin Diaries, she shares 20+ in-store photos of super affordable shabby chic garden supplies at Target.

Sunday Funday Linkup – Best Of The Week

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For those of you still dealing with chilly spring temperatures, Wishes and Reality shows us how to cozy up in a comfy sweater, blanket scarf, white skinny jeans, and super flirty caged heels! I am so in love with her nude bucket bag! Heidi promises a million more outfits featuring her go-to white Old Navy Rockstar skinny jeans and her favorite blush caged heels – we can’t wait to see them all. Thank you so much for sharing your #FundayLinkup with our readers, Heidi!

Fab Fatale’s Linkup Favs

It was nearly impossible to narrow my favs down to only 5, but here’s what really caught my eye this week:

  • I’m always on the lookout for a quick, yet delicious, homemade pasta sauce, so I can’t wait to give this recipe a try by An Education in Domestication.
  • I love these DIY baby clothes dividers made out of festive cardboard boxes by Every Little Penny. You can also use these to separate your own wardrobe by season or style.
  • I have a slight obsession with coffee table books and A Peachy Sonder is featuring her current styling collection.
  • Straight A Style shares her love for culottes and sparks a fun debate – do culottes actually repel men? She’s also giving away a gorgeous Mirabelle Statement Necklace and matching Mirabelle Drop Earrings.
  • Awww, I just can’t get enough of Sandy A La Mode’s mommy and me features! Her daughter is so dang cute!

Please check out the Bon Bon Rose Girls’ and The Budget Babe’s favs of the week for more inspiration!

Sunday Funday Giveaway

One lucky reader will win this $50 Kohl’s gift card giveaway! Follow the directions in the RaffleCopter below for a chance to win. US and Canadian residents only please, giveaway ends 11:59 Eastern on May 23rd.

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Rules Of Engagement

No spam or inappropriate linkups, they will get deleted. Link to a post, rather than your homepage. Please include recent posts, preferably from this season. Please don’t link and run, stick around to check out your fellow bloggers’ linkups. Not required, but lots of love for following your hostesses at their socials linked below.

Join Your Hostesses At:

Jennifer @FabFatale
Kristin @BonBonRoseGirls
Dianna @BudgetBabe

Share Your Best Of The Week

Use the hashtag #FundayLinkup to share your “best of the week” linkup with other party goers at Pinterest, Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram {and anywhere else you may be inclined to use a hashtag}!