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Blogiversary Giveaway Winners

via You've been biting your nails and pulling your hair in anticipation of winning these great giveaway items.  Well, wait no further cuz we got ourselves some winners folks!  Again, a huge hug to all who participated in our blogiversary week.  Drum roll please! Monday Mimi Boutique Donya Bag - Allie from Wardrobe Oxygen Natasha Grasso Pure Luck Necklace - Lisa from Respect the Shoes One Sydney Be Merry Road Print - Kori from Blonde Episodes Wedding Paper Divas $50.00 Gift Certificate - Shea from bon chic bon gastronomique Ciao, Chessa! 8x10 Open Edition Print - Josie from with a...

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Bootights: My New Obsession

Thank you to Jamie from The Riplets for selecting us as one of her top 5 blogs! If you follow us on Twitter or Facebook, you've probably figured out that we're heading off to NYC in a couple weeks. I'm already entrenched in the process of planning out my wardrobe for our big trip. A gal's gotta be prepared! And after sloshing through snow in pumps last year, I decided that I was going to sport boots a wee bit more next time around. So, when Meg told me about a product that she saw on...

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Braised Chicken with Tomatillos

Ok, say it with me now.  Tomatillos.  Tommmahhhtiiyoos.  I can tell, even through the Internet that you can pronounce this tasty little guy way better than I!  Remember how a few weeks back I tried out my fancy Williams-Sonoma cookbook?  It went so well I decided to give it another go.  Knowing how much both Floyd and I love Mexican flavors, the Braised Chicken with Tomatillos caught my eye.  A low-cal healthy Mexican dish? Say no more.  The only problem was that I had never actually heard of a tomatillo.  What was this strange new...

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My Florida Style Weekend in Pictures

Well, it's here again. Another Monday has us in its grasp. Happily, I'm not suffering from the Monday blues this morning as I had such an amazing weekend with my family! Saturday we headed off to the Gasparilla children's parade and we had a blast watching the dude tear around beautiful Bayshore Boulevard! After the parade we had a cook out over at the 'rents'  house and then headed out for a little fireworks and ice cream action. On Sunday, my mama took the dude off our hands while the hubs and I headed over...

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Champagne Saturday: Brrrrr!

Tonight I have a rare treat in store.  An old friend and college bestie who I rarely get to see is in town with her husband.  Poor things are off sightseeing in this ice cold weather (its 25 degrees here and no I'm not kidding) but luckily we are meeting up tonight for a little reunion that will be sure to take our minds off this unbearable weather.  Clearly I'm still a Florida girl at heart!  Floyd has never met them and I can't wait for us to all get together! In an effort to...

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Mini-Cupcakes with Strawberry Frosting

This weekend I had a Sandra Lee Semi-homemade moment.  I was headed to a little shindig for my friend, Di's, B'day and really didn't want to show up empty handed.  But with only an hour or so on my hands, I couldn't spend the time I might have under more pre-planned circumstances. I decided on festive mini-cupcakes using a Pillsbury chocolate devil's food cake mix with homemade strawberry frosting.  They turned out delicious and the mini-cupcakes meant the kids could have one without parents worrying about sugar overload. And here's a little secret.  The mix made...

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Blogiversary Giveaway Week, Fab Friday!

Wow.  It's been a seriously great week full of giveaways and fun.  We hope you've enjoyed partaking in our celebratory week as much as we have enjoyed putting it on!  Today is the last day of our Blogiversary extravaganza and we have some killer giveaways up for grabs.  Kick off the weekend by taking a look and going for it! Mom, My Heart Is For You My Dear necklace from Sima G $50 gift certificate from Belvedere Silver Lotus Link Friendship Bracelet from Brooklyn Thread Letterpress cards from the Blushing Pearl Striped Headband from In Honor of Design To enter:Visit the...

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