Diagnosis

Thank you all for your kind comments and words the past couple weeks. It has meant so much to me during a time of true fear, nervousness, and uncertainty. I am so grateful to have people in my life, some who I have never ever met ‘in real life,’ who care enough about me to […]

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Health

It has been a while since I posted here, and not all of you have Twitter or Instagram. I have not felt inspired to write – or post any of my drafted posts – lately, as I have been dealing with health issues that seemed to come out of nowhere (or escalate from what I […]

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Savory Saturday: tomato-basil base for pizzas

Today’s savory Saturday post is a delicious Tomato-basil base for pizzas, whether grilled or oven-baked! This recipe comes from Pizza on the Grill by Elizabeth Karmel and Bob Blumer. The cookbook was one of our awesome wedding gifts from the Williams-Sonoma wedding registry. We made this sauce while at the beach this summer and found […]

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Thirsty Thursday: the Queen Bee

Happy thirsty Thursday, all! This recipe is one I have taken from a restaurant and have attempted to recreate at home. It is delicious and I think many of you would enjoy sipping this beverage (maybe even tonight as you wait for ‘trick or treaters.’ While staying in Baltimore this summer, I went to one […]

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Savory Saturday: delicious cabbage salad

This salad is adapted from Karmel and Blumer’s Pizza on the Grill, called the “Hong Kong Confetti Salad” (p. 124): 2 Tablespoons sesame seeds 1/4 cup unseasoned rice vinegar 2 teaspoons toasted sesame oil 2 teaspoons fresh lime juice (about 1/2 lime) 1 Tablespoon honey 1 1/2 Tablespoons peeled and finely grated fresh ginger 1/8 […]

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Must-have Mondays: October 14, 2013

Todays must-have Mondays item is a gorgeous dress from Tibi, sold at an awesome discount on The Outnet. The Outnet is one of my favorite websites as it is affiliated with Net-A-Porter, but is a discounted womenswear website. Have any of you used it? Awesome discounts and current looks from collections. I often update my […]

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Wedding Wednesday: the dress

You may remember the two close-up sneak peek photos I posted on Instagram just prior to my wedding – many of you asked questions I just could not give away so close to the wedding!: Dress info:The gown has a coordinating detachable chantilly lace and freshwater pearl shrug. It is made of satin lining, net […]

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Temptation Tuesdays: KEP Designs

During football season, I try to wear my alma mater’s colors without looking ridiculous at the tailgate and game. One way to show off my school’s colors (Randolph-Macon College) is through wearing chic jewelry. Thankfully, our school colors are black, lemon, gold – nothing that clashes badly! I have always liked that KEP Designs offers […]

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Why Not? Wednesday: Poo-Pourri

Yup. You read that title right. There is a product called Poo-Pourri. My Mom and I were in an organic gift shop themed around babies and saw bottles of this product on display. I think this was pre-wedding, so last year. I honestly could not stop laughing. Yes, bodily functions still make me giggle a […]

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Must-have Mondays: September 30, 2013

This lovely light heather gray cotton French terry sweatshirt dress has 3/4 sleeves and the hem is short – a couple inches above the knee. I would style this dress with a moto jacket, knee-high boots and opaque black tights. It seems boring but sometimes a nice basic such as this garment helps with an […]

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