Lavender Sugar Cookies

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 Cookies made with avocado? Sounds crazy I know, but I heard you can replace some of the butter in cookie recipes with avocado for healthier fats without losing the texture.  This was my first experiment with doing so, and at first when it … Continue reading

Lavender Sugar Cookies

 Cookies made with avocado? Sounds crazy I know, but I heard you can replace some of the butter in cookie recipes with avocado for healthier fats without losing the texture.  This was my first experiment with doing so, and at first when it … Continue reading

Unconventional Anniversary Gift

 

This past weekend was our 5 year anniversary. When we first got married, my husband insisted that we follow the traditional gift schedule, which can be found here. This year being “wood”, we decided to go on a trip in lieu of actual gifts.  We stayed at a log cabin in the woods, in Wears Valley, TN. We hiked to waterfalls, taste tested moonshine and homemade wine, drank hot chocolate in rocking chairs on the porch, and hung out in the hot tub that overlooked the peaks of the Smoky Mountains National Park. And then we drove to Nashville to see the Florida Gators play in the SEC basketball national championship. Yes, that part was entirely for my husband, but I figured I dragged him into enough fudge shops to call it even:) Plus bar-hopping and listening to live music on Church St. and lower Broadway in downtown Nashville was fun. All in all it was a relaxing weekend get-a-way and the perfect way so celebrate 5 happy years together!

Bachelorette Party Cupcakes

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I love a good cupcake, and any excuse for making them, or better yet eating them, I will take. So for an upcoming bachelorette/lingerie party, I wanted a cute cupcake topping that fit the mood. This “bra” topping was quick to throw … Continue reading

Tone on Tone Striped Accent Wall

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For one of my guest bedrooms, I wanted to do an accent wall, but the room is not huge so I didn’t want anything overpowering. (The room was a goldenrod yellow which had to go.) I considered wallpaper because I … Continue reading

Don’t Waste Your Time on these “Tips”

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These 5 tricks are all over the internet as miracle cures to aid in our laundry, cleaning, and beauty routines, but don’t waste your time, money, or effort on any of these because they just plain don’t work. 1. Fix … Continue reading

Go Dramatic with Charcoal Walls

When we bought our house, my dining room and study were one long, formal sitting room. I felt like this was a waste of space, so we split the rooms up by adding a wall with french doors. We also ripped … Continue reading

DIY Chevron Rug

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We have been doing renovations on our house and put in dark bamboo flooring. Its beautiful, but it does show dirt, and with all the coming and going of plumbers, electricians, my husband and me covered in sawdust, I needed … Continue reading

Pineapple Lime Infused Vodka

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For a while now I have been wanting to try infusing alcohols; really ever since going to the bar Firefly in Studio City, CA and trying their multiple flavors, which are so good you can drink straight…but this holiday season I … Continue reading

Recipe: Red and Green Quinoa Salad

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This festive salad can either be a main course or side dish, and using red quinoa, green olives, red peppers, with a cilantro-lime dressing, this is a nutritious way to add a little color to your table this holiday season. … Continue reading