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Champagne Saturday: A Birthday Celebration

Happy Champagne Saturday lovelies! I hope you American readers are having a beautiful Thanksgiving weekend and I hope everyone else is out there enjoying your weekend as well! I don't have much time today as I'm about to head out to support my favorite local boutiques in honor of Small Business Saturday, but I thought I would write a quick post just to say hi and show you one of my latest outfits. My gorgeous friend Annelis and I have birthdays only one day apart, so we painted the town red last night in honor of...

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Kate Middleton Inspired Style

At the request of my bestie/blog partner, I am tackling Kate Middleton's style today. I truly believe that this Princess/someday Queen is a style star in the making. She has a classic look that will most definitely stand the test of time. One of my favorite aspects of her style is her heavy use of riding boots. As the mama to a bouncin' off the walls toddler, riding boots are a vital piece in my wardrobe. Another staple of Kate's wardrobe seems to be the blazer. Paired together, a fitted blazer and riding boots evoke a...

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Sweet Potato Pie, A Top Secret Family Recipe

Now that I'm sharing it, this top secret sweet potato pie recipe isn't so secret.  A few years ago when I first tasted my mother-in-law's sweet potato pie, I thought I had died and gone to Thanksgiving heaven.  It quickly became one of my holiday favorites and I'm a bit possessive over it.  Kind of like Joey from Friends was with his french fries.  I will even sneak into the kitchen to eat it late at night just to be sure I can get as much as possible before I have to head home.  Now...

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One Glass Jar, Two Easy Holiday Centerpieces

I love entertaining and these easy holiday centerpieces are a perfect way to make the holidays so much easier for me!  With just a few simple adjustments, they go from Thanksgiving to Christmas in no time at all!  In fact, they are versatile enough you could use them or any number of holidays year round! I'm in a bit of a frenzy at the last minute every year trying to clean and make everything all warm and inviting for our house full of guests on their way.  Like all things I do in life, leaving things...

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Top Daily Deal Emails

Huge confession here.  I'm a bit of an addict.  It's true.  I just can't get enough of the daily deal emails.  I don't know about you but in the DC area it's become a bit of a trend.  If you don't have a clue what I'm talking about, basically you sign up for an email service like Groupon or Ideeli and receive a daily email with either great deals for restaurants, furniture, clothes, etc.  Really the sky is the limit.  But you have to act fast!  And every week there is a new email service...

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Big Georgia Recap

As you all have probably figured out by now (unless you're just tuning in and if so a big hearty welcome) Kristin and I got together this weekend at her family's vacay getaway in the mountains of north Georgia.  We had a super time and I think we may have to make getting away to the mountains, husband-free for a few days an annual tradition.  Not that we mind the fellas, but it really was great for the two of us to relax in our PJ's sipping on a big ol' bottle of vino each...

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