Music Spotlight: Fredericks Brown

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I love discovering new-to-me artists and finding songs to power me through my workday. I recently heard about Fredericks Brown and fell in love with their sound. They’re two women from New Zealand who both traveled to NYC to persue music, met in the East Village, formed a band, and never looked back. They have… [Read More]

Shine Bright Like A Diamond

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 This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #OpticSmiles #CollectiveBias Before I go on vacation I like to treat myself to some beauty pampering. It’s nice to have a fresh haircut and pretty toes for vacation pictures. Judging by how hard it was to squeezed in… [Read More]

What’s In My Beach Bag

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Mexico is all I’ve got on my brain lately. I leave in less than six days! I’ve been making packing lists in my head and today worked on my beach/pool bag. I picked up this Lilly Pulitzer Beach Bag last year at Von Maur and love it. It’s actually not a beach bag but an insulated cooler…. [Read More]

Weekend Snapshots

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Hey everyone! It’s Monday which means it’s time to get back into the work routine. I’m more okay with this weekend ending than I normally am since I head to Mexico on Sunday. I can’t wait! This weekend was chock full of delicious food and wonderful people. It’s nice to know I’ll have friends if/when… [Read More]

Scoop Up Smells with Litter Genie

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This post is part of a social shopper marketing insight campaign with Pollinate Media Group®, Litter Genie® and Fancy Feast®, but all my opinions are my own. #pmedia #Catparents http://my-disclosur.es/OBsstV Meet Punkin. I love Punkin. He is hands down the best cat in the entire world. He fills my life with love, joy, and unbelievable… [Read More]

Friday Five

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Happy Friday! I’m so excited for the weekend. I’m looking forward to time with friends, time with Josh, and time to sleep! Here’s five things I’m loving this Friday: 1. This photo is crazy. What color is this dress?! I originally saw white and gold but then when showing Josh saw blue and black. Now I’m able to… [Read More]

Three Cooks One Kitchen: Fondue (Mis)Adventures

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It’s time for February’s Three Cooks One Kitchen! In case you aren’t familiar Three Cooks One Kitchen is a monthly cooking installment Joanna, Hannah and I do. We pick one of our places to get together and a food theme we want to focus on. This month was at my apartment and involved fondue! We thought since February is the month… [Read More]

Save, Spend, Splurge: Beach Coverups

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Josh and I leave for Mexico in less than two weeks! I am so ridiculously excited and dreaming of the ocean, blue skies, and warm weather. We’re staying at an all-inclusive in Puerto Vallarta this year and I seriously have no plans to leave the resort. We did so many excursions in Cancun last year… [Read More]

Thai Peanut Veggie Noodle Recipe

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Disclaimer: Thanks to the National Peanut Board for sponsoring this post. All thoughts and opinions are 100% my own. I love peanuts. Growing up we always had a jar of peanut butter in the house. It was a quick and easy go-to that was perfect for my single-parent dad. He could add some nutrition to our meals… [Read More]

Weekend Snapshots

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Happy Monday everyone! I hope your day is off to a good start and that you had a great weekend. Mine was so jam-packed but so much fun. Don’t forget to link-up your weekend snapshots at the bottom of this post! I used Rent the Runway to get this dress and this dress to decide between for… [Read More]

Friday Five

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Hey everyone! Happy Friday! I know I say this every week but oh man did this week fly. I can’t wait for this weekend. I have some super fun plans. They include a fondue party, a beerfest, a ball, an Oscars party, and potentially seeing 50 Shades of Grey for a second time! Here’s what… [Read More]