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Merry December! Christmas Cottage Style

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Happy Holidays Loves! The countdown has officially begun today. I'm dedicating this month to my favorite holiday. If you are a bit of a Scrooge then you may want to check back in come January. Let the inspiration begin!!!

You know that warm, giving feeling that comes with the holidays? I wish you all have that feeling today and every day of the year! xo

 

 

{Interior Design} Blush Crush

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Happy Monday, Friends! Did you have a nice weekend? My heart goes out to the state of Texas and anyone who was involved in the Texas church shooting. The evil in the world that is taking place right now is so sickening and gut wrenching...I'm sure you all feel the same.

With that said, I needed a little internet escape to search for some beauty when I came across these soft and feminine blush hued rooms. I definitely am experiencing a blush crush. 

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I hope you all have a good day and experience some beauty and love in your world this week! xoxo

 

 

Classic Outfit: White Blouse + Denim

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Happy Thursday, Loves! I'm sure you've all heard the undocumented rumor that Einstein wore the same thing everyday to simplify his life? As much as I love fashion, sometimes I get his thinking...we've all had those days that we've stood in front of the closet or changed several outfits before deciding what to wear! You can never go wrong with a white blouse and denim. If your work is casual enough, they might even let you wear dark denim with a blazer and pearls. From classy, preppy, edgy or feminine this combo is a no brainer to get you out the door fast. 

How do you wear this classic look? Do you like to dress it up or dress it down?

 

A Rustic Thanksgiving

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Hello my friends! How is the week treating you? Here is a little inspiration for a rustic Thanksgiving theme. Creating a Charcuterie Board is easy and this one is just beautiful. Have a wonderful Friday! Any plans for the weekend?

RUSTIC ROASTED CARROT RECIPE

Ingredients

Vegan, Gluten free, Paleo

∙ Serves 4-6

Produce

  • 2 lbs Baby carrots

  • 4 Garlic cloves, large

  • 2 Lemons, whole

Condiments

  • 1/3 cup Balsamic vinegar

Baking & Spices

  • 1 tsp Black pepper, freshly ground

  • 1 1/2 tsp Kosher salt

Oils & Vinegars

  • 1/2 cup Olive oil, extra virgin

Fashion: Fall Outfit Inspiration

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The cold weather has finally arrived in New England. It's been a warm fall here. I've been pulling out jackets and gloves will not be far behind. I like to look for fashion inspiration every now and then to get ideas to 'switch it up' a bit.  Sometimes shopping with a friend is good too because we encourage one another to try on different things. As much as I know my style...it's always good to add changes now and then so it doesn't look like the same outfit on repeat. Fashion should be fun, not boring.

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What is your go to look for fall? Is your weekend look jeans and a sweater? What is you typical work outfit? Have you added any new additions to your wardrobe this fall that you are nuts about?  Where do you find fashion inspiration?

 

Happy Halloween!

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Happy Halloween! Locally some towns have cancelled trick or treating due to flash floods and loss of electricity. All the little goblins, princesses and ghosts may have to wait until their hometowns reschedule. Halloween used to be one of my favorite holidays but to be honest, now that my kids are adults, it's lost a lot of it's appeal to me. Call me crazy but this elf is controlling herself not to put up Christmas decorations. I know, it's BAD. My daughter gets it, she understands. I think we must have been elves in a past life. How do you celebrate Halloween?

Entertaining: Brie Honey Phyllo Tarts + Blood Orange Raspberry Rum Punch

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BLOOD ORANGE BLACK RASPBERRY RUM PUNCH, COURTESY OF HEATHER CRISTO

Serves: 6

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup chilled blood orange juice
  • 4 (12 ounce) chilled natural blackberry sodas (I used IZZE brand)
  • 1 cup rum
  • ¼ cup fresh lime juice
  • 1 cup fresh blackberries
  • 1 blood orange thinly sliced
  • pansies to garnish (optional)

Instructions

  1. In a large pitcher filled with ice combine all of the ingredients. Stir gently to combine.
  2. Add several blackberries and an orange slice to each glass and pour the punch into the glasses. Garnish with a pansy if desired and serve immediately.

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I like to make these for company and holidays. Goat cheese and fig jam works just as good. I like to put a candied pecan in the center of each one when I make them. They are always a crowd favorite.

Phyllo Dough Brie, Honey + Fig Jam Tarts

*via the kitchen

  • Phyllo Cups (find these in the freezer section of your grocery store)
  • Fig Jam
  • Brie
  • Honey

Instructions

  1. Heat your oven to 350 degrees. Arrange the phyllo cups on a baking sheet.
  2. Place about 1/4 teaspoon of fig jam in the bottom of each phyllo cup. Dice the brie into small cubes, and place one in each of the phyllo cups. Drizzle honey over the brie.
  3. Place in the oven to bake for 15 minutes, or until the cheese has lightly browned.
  4. Serve right away.