HGTV Blogger Block Party

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A lot of people ask me how I pull rooms together so well (why thank you!) I am not a professional designer, although that would be awesome.  I just am constantly searching out inspiration.  Everywhere I go, online, on my phone, on TV and in magazines.  I save these images where I can to reference later or I make a mental note of them.  And one of my favorite sources for inspiration is HGTV Magazine! HGTV Magazine this year hosted the HGTV … [Read more...]

Cozy Fall Outfits

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Fall is almost here! I hated my summer wardrobe most of this summer. It was boring, just tee shirts and shorts, mostly. I kind of don't really try in the summer...it's just so hot! I just want to wear something I won't melt in. So fall--fall is my jam. It cools down and you can dress up any outfit with boots, scarves, cardigans, etc. I love these cute fall outfits I found on Polyvore--my go to site for awesome fashion … [Read more...]

Ricotta Cheese Cookies

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This post originally appeared on I Heart Naptime on July 23, 2015. I'm so excited to be sharing a yummy cookie recipe with you today--one that is easy, delicious, and impressive!  These cookies are awesome. Like the cousin to the sugar cookie, they are huge, puffy and soft, and have a hint of tartness. My cousin shared this recipe with me this year and I instantly wanted it. They are unique but super tasty. Preheat the oven to 350 … [Read more...]

Coastal Entry Refresh

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This post is sponsored by Target.  All opinions are my own. You guys, I keep changing everything.  Constantly.  It's how I am...it's who I am.  And lately, I've been crazy for design.  I love so many styles.  But one thing is constant...I love the coastal, beachy style.  Not just because of the bright whites and soft colors.  Mostly because I love the beach and summer and all the things reminiscent of carefree summers gone by.  I didn't grow up … [Read more...]

Decoupage Mini Chest of Drawers

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This post originally appeared on Tatertots and Jello on July 13, 2015. My friend Jen from Tatertots and Jello has just released the most adorable craft supplies line.  The colors are perfect and on trend, the themes and patterns are just adorable...everything is amazing. I received the box of supplies last week and as I drooled over the beautiful colors, textures, and designs, I had an idea for decorating a cute little wood box of some … [Read more...]

Pink and Gray Girl’s Bedroom

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We moved into a new house last December.  A brand-spankin' new house.  When we were designing the house, we picked one color (a light gray) for our entire interior.  This is mostly fine, but sometimes you feel like the rooms are a big ol' gray blob.  And it can be overwhelming to start from complete zero with a new, empty room. Check out the before and after of this room: Isn't that an awful before??  I'm embarrassed to even show you … [Read more...]

Pineapple Mango Sorbet

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Yes--one more ice cream recipe!  As you might have noticed from my Wendy's Frosty Copycat recipe and my S'mores Ice Cream recipe, I'm a little bit on an ice cream kick right now.  This pineapple mango sorbet recipe is a bit healthier and dairy-free. It starts with a sugar and water syrup base.  Just mix a cup of water and a cup of sugar in a saucepan, mixing and dissolving it.  Meanwhile, cut up 1 fresh pineapple and 2 fresh mangos (you … [Read more...]

Homemade Hershey’s Smores Ice Cream

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If you read my Copycat Wendy's Frosty post, you'll remember that I just got a new ice cream maker that I love!  And so we have been going a little homemade ice cream crazy at my house.  And I couldn't wait to try adding things into the basic ice cream recipes to make them even yummier. The first recipe I made (that turned out awesome!) was, of course, homemade Hershey's Smores Ice Cream!  S'mores is the classic summer treat that we have … [Read more...]