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How to Host a Small Cocktail Party at Home

For some time now, having friends over has been a more casual, spontaneous affair with beers and wines. But lately, there has been a resurgence of cocktail parties. While beer and wine are still very much enjoyed, mixed drinks have gained in popularity, offering a more formal gathering, complete with appetizers and small bites. If you’re looking to create a more upscale celebration and host your own small cocktail party, don’t be intimidated about learning to make the cocktails and creating delicious food. In fact, it’s actually easier–and a lot less stuffy–than it sounds! While you can still dress up …

Vegan Omega 3 Coconut Smoothie

Vegan Omega 3 Coconut Smoothie

Over the last few months, I have received requests from some readers asking about Vegan supplements. To be honest, I am not a Vegan and am completely ignorant on the subject. But luckily today, I am teaming up with Wiley’s Finest to bring you a Vegan Omega 3 Coconut Smoothie recipe that is sure to educate and delight our senses. Normally you get your Omega 3s from fish. Now whether you are Vegan or not, this can often be a stinky affair. When I was pregnant with my daughter, I couldn’t stand to sight of fish, let alone eat it. …

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Create A Welcoming Kitchen With These 5 Tips

Photo by Becca Tapert on Unsplash The kitchens’ responsibilities and significance in the household have grown beyond providing delicious food. From a hub for homework projects, family discussions, and coffee chats, your kitchen must adapt to facilitate the demands of a busy household.  If you want a more functional, welcoming kitchen, it’s possible. This post covers everything you need to know to make your kitchen more inviting to friends and family. Rustic Decor  The color, interior, and accessories you choose play a large part in determining who enters the kitchen, and who stays.  Warm, cozy environments are places most people …

Citrus Ricotta Mousse

Citrus Ricotta Mousse + S.Pellegrino Essenza

This post is sponsored by S.Pellegrino Essenza but the content and opinions expressed here are my own. Anyone else missing restaurant date nights? Yeah me too! I want to keep doing my part to stop the spread, stay safe, and ease the burden on healthcare workers, but I’m itching for a fancy night out. So to break up the monotony, I’m creating a fancy night in for my family. With a decadently refreshing S.Pellegrino Essenza and a Citrus Ricotta Mousse recipe, I’m bringing a fine dining experience to my kitchen table. It’s amazing how a little TLC and planning can …

Dannon Peaches & Cream Yogurt Cake

Peaches & Cream Yogurt Cake

This post is sponsored by Dannon but the content and opinions expressed here are my own. One of my all time favorite ingredients is yogurt. It is versatile, it has tons of benefits, and it is delicious. One way that I love to use yogurt is in my baking. Yup, it not only serves as a delectable filling, frosting, or glaze for baked goods, you can also use it as an oil substitute. So today, I am going to show you how I incorporate this fabulously adaptable ingredient in an equally fabulous cake. With the help of Dannon Whole Milk …

Bourbon Sweet Tea, Milo's Tea, Cocktail

Classic Rewind: Lavender & Camomile Bourbon Sweet Tea

We’re on month three of the quarantine and I don’t know about you, but I need a drink. So today, I’m revisiting one of our classic cocktails that is sure to bring a bit of relaxation to an already stressful time. And as an extra bonus, make sure to scroll all the way down to the bottom of the post for a chance to win a prize! It is officially summer! Wahoo! It is time to break out the swimming suits, fire up the BBQ, and sip on some ice-cold drinks. As the hot weather rolls in, you’ll need to gather …

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Is Your Bedroom Set Up For Sleeping?

You’ve cleaned up your home, you’ve arranged some of your furniture, and you’re feeling a lot better about the space you live in. However, your work isn’t quite done yet – what about the space you sleep in?  Your bedroom needs to be set up for sleeping, above all else. Sure, you’ve got a bed in there, and you like to make it dark during the night just like everybody else, but there are still some things you can do to ensure you’re getting the best night’s sleep.  Let’s go through some of the points you may have missed in …

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Home Quick Pick: PineTales Buckwheat Pillow

Thank you to PineTales for sponsoring this post! Today’s home quick pick is for the discerning home owner with an impeccable attention to detail. The PineTales Buckwheat Pillow is an organic lovers dream. Ergonomic and made of the highest quality materials, it will reinvent the way you look at a pillow. Check out the brand specs… Organic Buckwheat Filled with 100% Organic Buckwheat Hulls (Naturally Gluten Free). The unique structure of buckwheat hulls is known to create enhanced air circulation. Air circulates better than with any other material on the market. PineTales only use the Highest Quality Buckwheat Hulls, being …