Raspberry Chocolate Chip Icebox Cake

Raspberry Chocolate Chip Icebox Cake

Icebox Cake!! This icebox cake is one of my absolute favorite desserts... for soooo many reasons! It doesn’t require baking. I first saw it made by one of my culinary icons Ina Garten on The Food Network Chanel during her show Barefoot Contessa, and the next day I literally went out and bought the ingredients and made it. Moreover, it introduced me to now one of my absolute favorite cookie brands Tate’s Cookies. So easy to make and yummy, it will quickly become a favorite to dessert to make. Ingredients 2 bags chocolate chip cookies (tates preferred) 2 ½ cups…

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My Dining Room Reveal!

My Dining Room Reveal!

Be our guest, be our guest...   This dining room gives me all the feels, and its exactly where I hope to hold and host dinners, birthdays, friends, family and all the holidays in between. A dining room was important to me because I like to host a lot. Furthermore, I wanted a space that was a little more elevated than the rest of the house. I wanted it to feel more intimate and I also honestly just love the look of dining room and what it represents. My Dining Room Reveal! When creating the dining room, I always knew…

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Foodies Guide: La Jolla, California edition

Foodies Guide: La Jolla, California edition

Want to eat your way through La Jolla... Come along with me! Foodies Guide La Jolla Because I landed into San Diego around lunch time we started our day with Lunch! First Stop, Piatti's! My absolute favorite restaurant in La Jolla, for so many reasons. One of the main reasons, I think is that it has become such a family tradition that we don't ever go to beach without eating here at least 10 times a summer or ordering as much bread and Pittai oil (also known as crack sauce) to go, as we can on daily haha. But in…

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Top Ten: My ten favorite and most used kitchen items

Top Ten: My ten favorite and most used kitchen items

My face doesnt look thrilled... ( I think I was trying to smize) haha but anyways inside I'M BEAMING because I'm leaning against what I think is my favorite thing in my whole kitchen. My kitchen aid mixer is my pride and joy. 5 years ago I went on a trip to Sonoma, California. It was actually for a blogging retreat. As I was walking up and down the charming brick streets I walked until I found Williams Sonoma. This wasn’t any Williams Sonoma, this was THE FIRST ever W.S. As I came across the sign I looked up and…

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My Kitchen Reveal!

My Kitchen Reveal!

Kitchen Reveal!! WELCOME in... To me, the kitchen is the heart of the home! It is where I spend the most time and it’s where some of my favorite memories and traditions have been created and where I can’t wait to continue to create more. When creating my kitchen, I had about a million wants haha but then of course had to come back to reality as I would have needed a lot more space for what I envisioned but first and foremost, I just wanted to create a loving space. I wanted to create a space that people would…

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29 goals for my 29th year: Golden Birthday update

29 goals for my 29th year: Golden Birthday update

Progress Post! A follow up of my 29 goals for my 29th year. You can read that post here, but I will give a little background. As last year ended differently than I thought, and I was going through some pretty big life changes I wanted to make sure I went into the new year with new goals, a new perspective, and an open heart.  Not only was I entering a new year I was turning 29 on the 29th, but it was also my GOLDEN birthday, and what I came to realize my Golden year. “Things don’t happen to…

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Patriotic Berry Trifle

Patriotic Berry Trifle

Red, White, and Blueberry Trifle! This easy, light, yummy and festive dessert will be the star of the dessert table. Patriotic Berry Trifle Recipe: Ingredients: 2 cartons of blueberries 2 cartoons of raspberries 1 box white cake mix- need to buy ingredients to make the mix (typically, oil, water, eggs) 2 large containers of cool whip Directions: Step 1: Bake the cake in desired cake pan: doesn’t matter the pan because you will crumble up cake up. Step 2: Set cake aside or in the fridge to cool for 30 minutes. Step 3: Use your hands and mix up the…

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4th of July Decor

4th of July Decor

Fourth & Festive!! Partying like its 1776!! I have to set one thing straight and that was, sadly I had to google the year of Independence Day. I felt a little bit like a bad American but I will no longer forget and I know now.... Independence day: JULY 4th 1776!! Any chance to decorate and be festive I am alllll for it, however sometimes I tend to go overboard and thats not always the best. Sometimes simple yet, beautiful decor goes along way and can shine the brightest. If you read my first of the "Stars, Stripes, and Sides"…

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Strawberry Cornbread

Strawberry Cornbread

Strawberry Balsamic Cornbread! This corn bread recipe, is quick and easy, sweet and savory and totally festive with the pop of red! I love a good corn bread moment and I feel like it’s a side dish that can sometimes get overlooked. This dish can also go two ways, pair it with sour cream for lunch or cool whip for dessert! Strawberry Cornbread Ingredients: 1 box jiffy cornbread- (read the box for the ingredients the box requires) 1 can creamed corn 2 tb sp chopped basil 1 cup chopped strawberries 2 tb spoon balsamic Directions: Step 1: Preheat your oven…

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Fourth of July BBQ side dishes

Stars, Stripes & Side (dishes) I have so many favorite things when it comes to celebrating The 4th of July. First and foremost, it is a tradition in my family to celebrate together on the beach in La Jolla, California every year and we’ve been doing it since I was born. We spend the first part of the day on the beach with family and friends, play games, decorate our room and end the night with a festive BBQ and fireworks on the beach. One of my favorite memories however was one year watching the favorite show from the San…

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