Avocado Jasmine Rice Balls-14955

Avocado Jasmine Rice Balls

Unless you are living under a rock, then you know that this week marks the official ‘Back-to-School’ season. And with the season comes the onslaught of hungry children… hey, who doesn’t build up an appetite with tons of learning and socializing? It is also an easy time to fall into a monotonous routine of afternoon snacks: packaged processed food, rinse, repeat. So, in the hopes of inspiring a more wholesome after-school habit, I have teamed up with a lovely brand to bring you a delicious snack alternative. Using Success® Jasmine Rice, I have created a recipe that is sure to make …

Foodie Gifts with a Conscience-14894

Foodie Gifts with a Conscience

You know that exhilarating moment right before your open a gift? Oh, the promise! Oh, the anticipation! Oh, the excitement! That is until you actually open the gift and it is a green tie-died scarf your friend clearly picked out of the clearance rack. You smile half-heartedly in the best attempt at enthusiasm you can muster, and quickly shuffle the gifted monstrosity to the side. Well my friends, I am on a quest to rid the world of horrifying gifts and I will do this by revealing to you my most coveted secret gifting weapon… UncommonGoods. Oh yes. If you …

In Gin We Trust-14887

In Gin We Trust

If you have not noticed already, I like to express myself. The easiest way for me to do that is through food. Whether it be a birthday cake made with love or a sexy cocktail, I put infuse my food with personality. The next best option for self-expression is accessories. That is why I went absolutely bonkers when I saw the amazing items from Kelly Connor Designs. From sassy t-shirts to creative clutches, the shop is filled with fun ways to let the world know what you are about. Their happy motto is ‘lay love on the line’. Proudly proclaiming …

Seven Daughters Moscato Veneto-14849

Seven Daughters Moscato Veneto

There are two categories of people that go to the beach: the boring and the fun. The boring ones are those that pack things like goldfish crackers, visors, and long-sleeve rash guards. You know who you are! The fun people, on the other hand, are the ones that kick off their shoes the minute the gravel turns into sand and bring along an icebox filled with the #1 essential for a good day at the beach… booze! Whether you are a shore-dwelling bird or a water-bound mermaid, you always have two things on hand for a trip to the ocean: …

Skinny Cherry Lassi Shooters-14833

Skinny Cherry Lassi Shooters

This post was sponsored by Skinnygirl as part of an Influencer Activation. I received complimentary products to facilitate my review. One of the many perks of running a food styling and recipe development business is that I am often one of the first to try newly released food products. Let me paint a mental picture for you: In a brightly lit, impeccably clean test kitchen, while wearing a crisp white apron I discerningly examine and sample a meticulously portioned piece of an edible retail product and then thoughtfully write down tasting notes to be reviewed later. Oh, who am I kidding? …

Vital Industries-14818

Vital Industries

If you are looking to spruce up your home bar with some fabulous barware, then you have come to the right place. Today we’re introducing you to one of our favorite glassware companies and giving you the chance to take home a set (or two!) of tumblers.  Vital Industries is the brain-child of Crystal and Brett, a wonderfully fun-loving and ridiculously creative entrepreneurial duo located in Denver, Colorado. Their shop is filled with gorgeous designs that range from stunning floral works-of-art to cheeky glassware. Whether you are looking for sophisticated scotch glasses to goofy water vessels, browsing through their shop selection …

The Malfy Anise Cocktail-14786

The Malfy Anise Cocktail

One of the many lovely perks of my job is that I get sent free booze all the time. Yes, I know it is awesome. And no, I am not going to share. Well, I actually take that back. Since I cannot physically invite all of you over for cocktails every Friday night, I try to do the next best thing… create delicious spirits recipes for you.  Today I have a super special treat for you, my lovely readers. I was sent this delightful box from Malfy Gin, an Italian spirits company that clearly knows their way around gorgeous product packaging. Seriously, …

Mango Piña Colada Popsicles-14752

Mango Piña Colada Popsicles

With sunshine, sand, and surf, summer brings with it something else… guilt. You know, the guilt you feel when you want to dive into that super fruity drink poolside or that refreshing ice cream on a sweltering day. Guilt because it’s also swimsuit season and a time when you are wearing the least amount of clothing for the year. So you want to splurge, but you also want to be healthy. I know because I am currently in this quagmire myself.  Well my friends, life is too short to not enjoy yourself a bit. So let’s find a compromise between …