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Sometimes without warning, life can become incredibly busy and chaotic causing stress not only on your day, but on your body as well. Using these 4 Ways to Decompress a Stressful Day will help you unwind, regroup, and regain focus. Photos by the uber-talented Frenchly Photography. My personal life has had it’s share of ups …

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This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #SamsungUnlocked #CollectiveBias Recently, I hosted a Smartphone Photography Workshop for a small event planning firm in the DC area.  While getting ready to host this workshop, I realized a few things about my process of taking and editing …

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This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #SoHoppinGood #BlueBunny #CollectiveBias Summer is almost over and my kids are getting antsy!  To beat the heat, I threw a Back to School Ice Cream Social for all the neighborhood kids! What kid doesn’t love ice cream?  I …

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This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #DrPepperPickYourPepper If you’re anything like me, whenever you see a unicorn your heart skips a beat and  your heart fills with thoughts of rainbows and all thinks pink!  Let this Backyard Unicorn Party tutorial filled with mystical must-haves …

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This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #EnterTheWonderVault #CollectiveBias Friends, I’m so excited for this post because it’s sponsored by two of my favorite brands, OREO and Kroger! Best Friends Movie Night Hosting a Best Friends Movie Night doesn’t have to be a huge undertaking. …

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Spring has sprung and succulents are everywhere!  Not only can you grow these beauties, but you can learn how to make buttercream succulents with this simple tutorial!  Most of you know I’m originally from Seattle and the inspiration for this blog came from the other foodies in the region.  Specifically Jenny Keller of jenny cookies. …

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Have you ever hosted a child’s birthday party at home? Have you ever wondered how to stop 15 sugar-filled children running around your kitchen and climbing on your gloss dining table and chairs? Instead of hosting your child’s next birthday at home, why not bring the party to their school?! Use this How to Host …

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Your favorite vanilla cake layered with fresh blueberry compote and topped with buttercream make this Blueberries and Cream Layer Cake the perfect cake for any occasion! My friends who work at the USO Warrior & Family Center at Fort Belvoir asked if I would make a baby shower cake for one of the women I absolutely …

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Minecraft Sword Pull-Apart Cupcake Cake Crustable Buttercream ½ cup unsalted butter (room temperature) ¼ cup shortening (I used Crisco) 1 lb powdered sugar 1 Tbsp vanilla extract pinch of salt ¼ cup heavy whipping cream gel food coloring 2-3 Tbsp dark chocolate cocoa powder Frosting In your stand mixer, whip together the butter and shortening …

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This pull-apart cupcake cake is perfect for the princess loving kid in your life! My friend Amy has twins who needed cakes for their joint birthday party.  Emily and Jakob requested cakes for their birthday this year, but their party was being held at a local bouncy gym.  When Amy asked me to help her figure …

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Finding the perfect outfit for Valentine’s Day has always been a struggle for me as a plus-size woman.  This year, I decided I wanted my Valentine’s outfit to beautiful, whimsical, and sweetly perfect.  My hope is that you will feel inspired when deciding what to wear for Valentine’s Day after seeing how I put together this …

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The holidays are about dressing up and making memories with the ones you love.  This season, I created a festive & fun holiday outfit for under $100 that is just too fabulous not to share!  You may be wondering what this baking blogger is doing sharing a fashion post.  Let me explain.  A few months …

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I’ve never really been a big fan of carving pumpkins.  It’s a huge mess and I really don’t think they’re all that cool.  Yes, jack-o-lanters are a traditional part of Halloween, but I’m more of a Fall and Autumn person, not  Halloween.  I love everything that Autumn brings… pumpkins, cozy sweaters, boots, Pumpkin Spice Lattes, …

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Gift Wrapping ideas, you can make your gifts beautiful inside and out! For the last few months, I’ve partnered with Tiny Prints to create some amazing things.   First, they helped me host My Favorite Things Party and now I’m using their products to create these beautifully wrapped gifts. I’ve put together some basic tips …

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