Cookies & Cocoa Party With Glitter Guide & Pottery Barn Kids

Christmas carols, the smell of fresh pine needles, wrapping presents and sipping on hot cocoa… these are a few of our favorite things! Last week, we got to partake in styling a Christmas party for The Glitter Guide and Pottery Barn kids. 3 adorable little ladies and their mama’s got together for a cookies and cocoa party and the results are beyond cute! We styled a hot cocoa and dessert…

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Fall Wedding Inspiration and Favorites

Hello lovelies and happy Friday! To celebrate the first week of this insane Indian Summer where we haven’t been dying to be poolside, we wanted to take time to reflect on some of the aspects that make fall weddings in California unbeatable! So put those floaties into hibernation and get ready to jump into the joys of fall nuptial inspiration: When pumpkin fever takes hold, you don’t have to limit…

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For the Love of Chocolate

I did some birthday celebrating at a girlfriend’s house last night and enjoyed an absolutely mouth watering cake that also looked as good as it tasted. Mmmm…chocolate stout cake with chocolate ganache frosting. Delicious. And how cute is that cake stand and those tall stripped candles? The birthday girls!!! My friend got the recipe from Smitten Kitchen and I thought I’d share for all you chocolate lovers out there. You…

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Sunday Funday

Sunday nights are one of my favorite nights of the week. The Mr. and I have made it a tradition to do our weekly trip to Trader Joe’s, make an extra yummy dinner, and watch a Netflix  as we wind the weekend down and get ready for the work week (currently we’re finishing up season 1 of Friday Night Lights). This past Sunday was exceptionally nice as I had been out…

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Jambalaya

Source Fall weather makes me want to eat comforting soups and stews, so I made this jambalaya recipe for the first time today, and it was delicious! Sadly, I don’t own one of these amazing Le Creuset french ovens ( I’ve been eying the ocean colored one) , so I made it in my crock pot. Here is the recipe: Jambalaya 2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken thighs 1 pound smoked…

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Saturday Afternoon Lunch

I love Saturdays!!! It’s so nice to sleep in and catch up on things that I don’t have time to do during the week. Today, I caught up on some cleaning, while Andrew made us lunch. I love it when we trade. If I go to the gym, he makes dinner. If I clean, he makes lunch. Sounds good to me.  So today he made us some delicious chicken pesto…

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Coffee Crumble Cake

I usually like baking my sweets and desserts from scratch, but this box mix from Trader Joe’s is just too easy and so good to pass up. It only costs $ 2, and makes enough to pair with our morning coffee for a week. If you’re a coffee cake lover like us, I highly recommend picking up a box and following the double layer topping directions. I hope you are…

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Easy as Pie

I’m so happy the weekend is finally here! Erika and I went grocery shopping for our BBQ & board game night tomorrow. I’m responsible for bringing pasta salad, dessert, and wine. So of course, we made an apple pie, which is perfect for a summer night, and one of my favorite desserts to bake. I can’t wait to eat it 🙂

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