2 Essential Organic Cocktail Party Drinks - Prairie Organic Vodka
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2 Essential Organic Cocktail Party Drinks

This is a sponsored post, but all opinions are my own. For ages 21+.  Is it just me or are you also planning some warm weather soirees? Now that the seasons are heating up, I am getting the bug to whip out my best hosting skills and start entertaining. And what better way to begin dusting off those social skills than with some signature cocktails?! I have teamed up with Prairie Organic Spirits to bring you 2 essential organic cocktail party drinks that will have all your friends bowing down to your hosting greatness. So grab a notepad and put on your …

Modern Home Restoration in Crete
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Modern Home Restoration in Crete

Guest Contributor: Andreas Markakis Andreas is a professional wedding and lifestyle photographer based in the beautiful city of Chania, on the island of Crete in Greece. Learn more here. Being part of a personal project, as this home belongs to myself and my wife, we wanted to show exactly how that even a small home can be comfortable and pleasant for visitors vacations. An almost 150-year-old stone building that belonged to my grandfather and grandmother was passed on to me and I felt the urge to renovate and restore. After construction was completed we styled the home for this photo …

Une Petite Fete : A Croquet Party
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Une Petite Fete : A Croquet Party

Guest Contributor: Kim Robles Kim is the photographic genius behind Greenhouse Creative. Visit her website here to learn more. Andressa Bertaioli, of allie + andie, is one of the most generous, kind souls I’ve ever met. This was the first time we worked together – it was her own birthday party. Andressa’s mission in life is to create beauty. She does it flawlessly through her styling, floral design & event planning business, allie + andie. But the true testament to Andie’s character is that she creates beauty, for everyone around her, in the everyday. This was by far one of …

30-Minute Meal - Chicken Cordon Bleu + Roasted Veggies
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30-Minute Meal: Chicken Cordon Bleu + Roasted Veggies

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Tyson Foods Inc. The opinions and text are all mine. As a work-from-home mom, I am constantly asked the most mind-boggling question – what do you do all day? To which I answer, “um, work”. Oh yeah, and simultaneously keep a tiny human alive and happy. Seems like a crazy notion, right?! And for some reason, this answer just leads to more unbelieving statements. “Wow, now that your daughter is in preschool, you must not know what to do with yourself?!” Uh well, Janet, I actually do… work, more. …

3 Spring Essentials for your Home
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3 Spring Essentials for your Home

Is it just me or does springtime make you want to freshen up? Not only do I feel the need to change up my wardrobe, I also want to makeover my entire house. If you are cut from the same cloth, then join me as I liven up my living space for the warmer seasons. I have teamed up with BabbleBox to bring you 3 spring essentials for your home. Let’s jump right in, shall we? #1: Refinishing Durability ‘Test Kit’ from N-Hance Nothing can make a kitchen look tired better than beat-up cabinets. My house is only 2 years …

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Goodbye tap water, hello Primo!

Goodbye tap, hello Primo®! Special thanks to Primo for sponsoring this post and upgrading my water! If you had told me at 25 that tap water would make my heart race and blood pressure rise at 35, I would have thought you had lost your marbles. But here I am, writing a whole article about how much I despise tap water. Texan tap water, to be exact. That’s why I am making the permanent switch to bulk water. In walks a tall drink of water, Primo® Water + Dispenser System, to make all my H20 dreams come true. Three years …

Modern Neutral Nursery
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Styling Tips for a Modern Nursery

As the mom of two sons, home stylist Debbie from Dasp Creative Co., knows a thing or two about designing a baby boy’s nursery. Conscience of the fine line that exists (or should we say, Instagram vs. reality) Debbie focuses on creating a beautiful yet functional space. When Debbie worked with healthy lifestyle blogger Maria, from Spinach for Breakfast, she knew Maria wanted soft neutrals but also needed to incorporate her husband’s desire for color. Maria wanted the space to feel like a little boy’s room, but without it needing to be overtly obvious or too stereotypically cliche. The foundation …

The Secret Garden Tea Party
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Secret Garden in Manito Park

Guest Contributer: Lina Kukharsky Lina is one of two sisters behind Bloom & Design, a floral, design, and photography company. Visit her website here. A styled photoshoot with a twist on the Secret Garden with Alice in Wonderland. This shoot was meant to bring inspiration and ideas for any event including themed parties, bridal parties, engagement parties, and ultimately weddings! We teamed up with a few of our local vendors to make this dream come to life. It was magical! The mossy elements set the mood for a whimsical mystery and a pop of colorful flowers brought the table to …