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Cancún: You’ve Never Seen The Caribbean Like This Before

Image by Sasin Tipchai from Pixabay One of the most recognizable images of Mexico is the Sonoran Desert. Very hot, desolate land with miles and miles of dry cracked landscape. It’s an inhospitable climate and would leave you with the impression that Mexico is a tough place to consider a holiday destination. Yet, don’t forget that Mexico is very large and long. It may be dry and hot in the north but down south is full of vibrancy and light blue ocean waters. Tropical in every sense of the word, it’s pure paradise in a place like Cancun. This city is situated on …

A Celebration of All Things Autumn
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A Celebration of All Things Autumn

Guest Contributor: Judith Soule of Fresh Look Photography As we welcome cooler temperatures, anyone looking to create a cozy atmosphere at their fall weddings will be inspired by this beautiful shoot! Nestled in a quiet suburban neighborhood in Virginia Beach, Church Point Manor may be the definition of “hidden gem”. The venue has a cozy yet sophisticated feel that provided the perfect setting for this boho inspired fall shoot. Coordinated by Hitch & Gather Event Specialists and captured on film by Fresh Look Photography, the rich fall color palette conveys a feeling of leaves falling and temperatures dropping. Beautiful teal …

Surprise Dinner Party at Long Beach Island Historical Museum
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Surprise Dinner Party at Long Beach Island Historical Museum

Guest Contributors: Bogoth Wedding & Events and Melanie Cassie Photography Rick and Sharon wanted to plan a unique surprise dinner party at the Long Beach Island Historical Museum in historic Beach Haven, NJ. The cause for celebration drilled down to the core of everything so many people love about celebrating love and family down the shore; childhood memories of spending time with family, weeks and month spent in anticipation of the annual week “down the shore,”  spending time with family and friends. So, when Rick and Sharon contacted Bogath Weddings and Events, to say they wanted to plan a surprise …

Paradise Beach Wedding
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Entertaining: Last Wisps of Paradise

Guest Contributor: Christine Gagnon of Eisley Images This styled shoot is the mastermind of Jenny from Wedding Boston. Capturing 2019 wedding color palette trends with a clean, crisp, and tropical beach feel. With bright blossoms, bold colors and gold accents, we stray from the soft delicate colors as of late to speak to the summer obsessed couples looking for life and vibrancy.  Model: Maggie Inc. Agency//Floral Designer: Cross Street Flower Farm//Floral Designer: DV Flora//Bridesmaid Dresses: Show Me Your Mumu//Model:Brian Loud//Model: Katie Dye//Apparel: Get Knots//Hair Stylist: Verde Weddings//Reception Venue:Lake Pearl Lucianos//Dress Designer: BHLDN//Floral Designer: Whitemoss & Twigs//Floral Designer: Whitemoss & Twigs//Event …

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Holiday Gift Pick: Honey Dew Towels

With the coming of fall, I am officially kicking off my Holiday Gift Pick lists! Wahoo! Over the course of the next two months, I will be giving you exclusive looks at some of the best gifts for the holiday season. So let’s get started! Today, I have got one for the parents out there… the adorably cheeky hand towels by Honey Dew Gifts! If you have children, then you know that it is a battle to get your kids to wash their hands. It is an eternal struggle that has withstood the test of time. Kids just do not …

Autumn Date Cake with Clove Buttercream and a Salted Maple & Pumpkin Seed Topping with iHerb
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Autumn Date Cake

Special thanks to iHerb for sponsoring this post! All recipes, photos, and opinions are my own. It is officially fall! So it is time to fire up the oven, because we have some baking to do. There is literally nothing I love more than the smell of fresh baked treats and crisp wind in the air. But, between work, my munchkin, and an overall hectic schedule, I do not always have time to get all the ingredients on my baking list. In walks iHerb like a tall glass of pumpkin spice latte. With over 30,000 natural products from 150+ countries, …

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3 Bourbons for your Fall Sipping

If you have been following along with me on Instagram, then you know that I have been teaming up a lot lately with Cask Cartel. The online shop is a haven for premium and rare spirits. So with the help of our lovely friends at Cask Cartel, here are three of my top whiskeys for fall sipping from my Instagram account… David Nicholson Reserve You know in old Westerns, when a rough n’ tumble sort of fella walks into a saloon and orders the strongest drink behind the bar? Well, I imagine this was it. I had the transcendental pleasure …

Blooming Tuna Potato Wedge Pie
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Blooming Tuna Potato Wedge Pie

Thank you to StarKist Selects E.V.O.O. ® for sponsoring this post! It’s back to school season! With all the hectic schedules, homework, and life juggling you will be performing this season, you are going to need some delicious meal options in your parental arsenal. And if you’re feeling a bit creative, then you will definitely want to spoil your family with today’s scrumptious recipe. With the help of StarKist Selects E.V.O.O. ®, I have created the ultimate family-style dish to rival all comfort food options… the Blooming Tuna Potato Wedge Pie! It’s hard enough finding the time to whip together …