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Rustic Italian Entertaining… at it’s finest!

Guest Contributor: Jewels Gray Jewels is the talented eye behind Jewels Photography in Denver, Colorado. Follow along as she show’s us a proper Italian feast. There’s a venue here in Denver that reminds me of the home my grand-parents built in Northern California… tan stucco arches and dark brown tiled floors, it’s not something you typically see here in Colorado. The lighting is always so beautiful here and as a Photographer, that’s something I notice while shooting weddings. If this venue were around back when I got married, I definitely would have had my own wedding there, without a doubt. …

Whimsical Backyard Fairyland
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Whimsical Backyard Fairyland

Guest Contributor: Brandy Angel Brandy is the talented photographer behind Brandy Angel Photography. Today she gives us an exclusive look at a client’s backyard oasis. Debra has worked so hard to create a peaceful oasis for herself and her family. As well as a beautiful place to allow her granddaughter to play and use her imagination. She managed to design a space for all of that and a place to entertain friends and family effortlessly.  The inspiration for the yard design and playhouse was taken from the overgrown, woodsy look it already had when they bought their home. It was …

Greek Yogurt Funfetti Cake & Brawny® Tear-A-Square®
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Greek Yogurt Funfetti Cake + Brawny® Tear-A-Square®

Thank you Brawny® Tear-A-Square® for sponsoring this post. Think of all the ways you can Put a Square There! My fondest childhood memories are of my mom and me baking sweet treats together. So when I became a parent myself, I could not wait for the day when my own daughter would be old enough to work beside me in the kitchen. Now that she is almost 4, she is old enough to start creating delicious culinary creations. However, if you have ever cooked with a child, you know that most of what they are creating is a mess. That …

Spiced Salmon & Waffles with Cedar Bay Grilling
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Spiced Salmon & Waffles

Searching for a stellar brunch dish or appetizer to wow your guests?! Then look no further, my friends. With the help of Cedar Bay Grilling Company’s delectable Cedar Planked Atlantic Salmon, I have concocted a fresh take on a traditional American staple… Spiced Salmon & Waffles! If you have ever tried Chicken & Waffles, then you know that logically it is a dish that shouldn’t work. But in reality, it’s one of the most delicious and decadent dishes around. The same can be said for my Spiced Salmon & Waffles. In theory, this is an insane dish. But in practice, …

Organic Pineapple Basil Cocktail + Dessert Pairing
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Organic Pineapple Basil Cocktail + Dessert Pairing

This is a sponsored post, but all opinions are my own. For ages 21+.  Along with sunshine, sand, and surf, summer comes with another perk… tropical flavors! The warm-weather months are the ideal time to take advantage of all the delicious ingredients that are ripe for the picking. So, with the help of my friends at Prairie Organic Spirits, I am giving you one delectable cocktail and dessert pairing that you won’t soon forget. Who is up for an Organic Pineapple Basil cocktail paired with a strawberry coconut cupcake?! I am all about the organic life. Whenever humanly possible, I make …

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Popular Shutter Styles for your Windows

When it comes to decorating your home, interior shutters are a great way of adding style, and they also offer many practical benefits. Each shutter style is completely versatile to its environment – you can choose a neutral shade that matches your existing décor, or you can add a burst of color to your room. Aside from looking beautiful, shutters can control your privacy, brighten any room, and aid temperature control. Full-height shutters Full-height shutters cover the full length of your windows in one panel and work well in every room. You can either have louvered shutters, which use slats …

Prosciutto Wrapped Tuna & Beet Jalapeño Poppers
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Prosciutto Wrapped Tuna & Beet Jalapeño Poppers

It’s right about this time, at mid-summer, when I start to scheme my holiday cooking. To some, this might be the equivalent of stores putting out Christmas decoration in July. Yes, it’s probably a bit premature. But, there is nothing, and I literally mean nothing, that I like more than cooking during the holidays. And if there’s one category of foods that often gets neglected during the holiday season, it’s appetizers. So today, I’m perfecting my appetizer game with the help of Tonnino Tuna. Who’s up for a few Prosciutto Wrapped Tuna & Beet Jalapeño Poppers?! Call me crazy, but …

Blue Diamond Almonds & Fruit - Sea Salt & Whole Blueberries, Fiery Ghost Pepper & Tart Cherry
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Snack Break with Blue Diamond Almonds & Fruit

This post was sponsored by Blue Diamond® as part of an Influencer Activation and all opinions expressed in my post are my own. If you have been following along with the blog, then you know that 2019 has been the year of “The Swap”. Since the New Year, I have been making conscientious choices to swap out the bad for the good. They’ve all been little and quite painless decisions that have benefited to my overall wellbeing. So, today I am tackling the afternoon snack attack. I’m swapping out empty calories for Blue Diamond Almonds & Fruit. Every day around …