Way to go California

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Thats all I have to say about that.
Go get your Love on.

The Revelry House // Parties in a Box

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These beautiful ladies are the co-founders of the Revelry House in NYC. They have come up with a genius idea. I know this has probably been done before, but I absolutely love this idea.  I love to throw parties as much as the next girl. Let them be special occasions or impromptu parties,  but when it comes down to actually planning them and getting it all together, I personally love making them "Pinterest worthy." However, not everyone is exactly the crafty or creative type...or sometimes, you are just plain too busy...The Revelry house has a solution for you. They have parties in a box for 12-24 people. Decor, recipes, party guides and party favors. Genius, right?

From New Years Eve to Bachelorette Parties, these parties in a box are perfect. 
They kicked off with an adorable 4th of July Party.
I can't wait to see what they have next!

Happy Wednesday!!


Warning // Buffalo Chicken Dip

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I know this is not exactly a Paleo or healthy snack idea, but I swear every time I bring this to a party, it’s gone in the first 20 minutes.  The version I usually make is not so healthy. That’s why when I found this recipe, I got really excited!

Although the version I usually make calls for a whole bottle of ranch, cheddar and blue cheese and the amazingly fatty kind of cream cheese,  there’s just some days when you need a healthy alternative! This recipie from gimmesomeoven is absolutely perfect.

Skinny Buffalo Chicken Dip

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Yield: About 5 cups

Everyone's favorite dip goes a bit "lighter" with this Skinny Buffalo Chicken Dip recipe. It may be lighter on calories, but it's BIG on flavor!

  • 4 oz. (half a block) reduced-fat (or fat-free) cream cheese, softenen
  • 1 cup plain Greek yogurt
  • 1 cup shredded part-skim Mozzarella cheese
  • 1/2 cup hot sauce (I prefer Frank's)
  • 1/2 cup crumbled light blue cheese
  • 1 Tbsp. ranch seasoning (optional)
  • 3 cups shredded cooked chicken


To Make In The Oven:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

In a large bowl, stir all ingredients together until well-mixed. Transfer mixture to a small greased baking dish, and bake for 30 minutes or until the cheese is melted and the edges begin to slightly brown. Remove and serve immediately.

To Make On The Stove:

Stir all ingredients together in a medium saucepan until combined over medium-low heat. Continue heating for about 10-15 minutes, stirring occasionally, until the cheese is melted and the dip is simmering. Remove and serve immediately.

To Make In The Slow Cooker:

Stir all ingredients together in a slow cooker until combined. Heat on low for 4 hours or until the cheese is melted. Serve immediately.

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Decor I love // Trays

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I have been on the look for a gorgeous tray for my coffee table. I feel like the books and candles just look chaotic after a few "lived in" days in my house. I love the way a good styled tray looks. Flowers in a vase, a candle and some well chosen table books, and boom. Insta-styled table.






Hope you had a wonderful weekend!
Happy Monday!

Summer Time

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Well it's officially summer! We had a great time celebrating the first day of summer with a couple of friends and an impromptu pool party BBQ. I love summer nights with great friends. Hope you had a safe and fun weekend!

And remember... If 
the suns out... Get those guns out!! 

Have a Wonderful Weekend

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Photo by Melissa Mae
Happy Father's Day to all the Dads out there!
I wish I could spend the weekend with My Dad, but since he is all the way across the county I guess a phone call will have to do. Appreciate the time you can spend with your Father. You never know how much you want to until you can't.
 I hope you have a safe and wonderful weekend!
Here's some weekend links!

I'm obsessed

Guns and Roses....pun intended.

TV shows with different theme songs.

Perfect summer sandals

Led by his girlfriend around the world.

An amazing view

I knew guys liked pinterest just as much as we did!

oh the repetition...

My summer staple

black white and warm

Top ten best TV Dads

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ok, okay ! I know that some of these dads are not the best father figures, but they are the some of the most humorous Fathers I have ever seen.

10. George Costanza- Seinfeld
I wasn't the biggest Seinfeld fan, but I always laughed at this grumpy mug.

9. Philip Banks- Fresh prince of Bel-air
This man scared me most of the time...but i loved seeing him go from a disciplinary father to huge Teddy bear who cared for his nephew like a son.

8. Jason Seaver- Growing pains. Always so dapper with his sweaters and vests, and those witty comebacks when his kids got out of line. Brilliant.

7. Peter Griffin- Family Guy. I mean when your father is peter griffin, there a whole new set of daddy issues.

6. Frank Reynolds- Always sunny in Philadelphia. I don't watch this show often- but this pint size man made me laugh so hard in the "who pooped the bed" episode.

5. Mitchell and Cameron- Modern Family. These two kill me. Their portrayal of fathers raising a daughter is what I consider real life will be like...hope it's like!

4. Phil Dunphy- Modern family. Phil is the ultimate, kinda dumb, always funny Dad. I love his parenting skills, always bordering on extremely embarrassing.

3. George Bluth- Arrested Development. Who doesn't like a Father who lands you in a TON of legal trouble??

2. Dexter Morgan- Dexter. Oh Dexter. Is it weird that I'm kind of attracted to this "I'm a crazy serial killer that would do anything to protect my son?" he has going on?

1. Tim "the Tool Man" Taylor. Call me crazy, but watching Tim flirtatiously tease his wife and sarcastically raise his kids made me want to marry a man just like him. I have always had a man crush on the tool man. and now with his new show...he's basically the same man!


Happy Thursday!


A Room fit for Men.

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Although I kind of can't stand it when my Husband watches sports all weekend long, if we had a room like one of these, I dont'think I'd mind it so much.

Happy Wednesday!

Gifts for Dad

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Hope this little gift guide helps with that hard-to-buy-for Guy! We all know one- let it be our husband or our father!
These two websites, Uncommon goods and Huckberry always help me find some pretty unique gifts!
Happy Tuesday!

Dear Cutie-Pie...

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While stumbling through recommended blogs, I found this letter. (Thanks, Amanda.)
 What a better way to kick off the week of Father's Day than a letter from a Father to his daughter regarding her future husband. I found it sweet, and incredibly moving. With the idea of kids on the brain, the thought of having a daughter of my own, and teaching her about heartbreak and the hurt that I cannot prevent, breaks my own heart. I can only hope that one day my daughter would be able to find a man like this, like I have.

Dear Cutie-Pie,
Recently, your mother and I were searching for an answer on Google. Halfway through entering the question, Google returned a list of the most popular searches in the world. Perched at the top of the list was “How to keep him interested.”

It startled me. I scanned several of the countless articles about how to be sexy and sexual, when to bring him a beer versus a sandwich, and the ways to make him feel smart and superior.

And I got angry.

Little One, it is not, has never been, and never will be your job to “keep him interested.”

Little One, your only task is to know deeply in your soul—in that unshakable place that isn’t rattled by rejection and loss and ego—that you are worthy of interest. (If you can remember that everyone else is worthy of interest also, the battle of your life will be mostly won. But that is a letter for another day.)

If you can trust your worth in this way, you will be attractive in the most important sense of the word: you will attract a boy who is both capable of interest and who wants to spend his one life investing all of his interest in you.

Little One, I want to tell you about the boy who doesn’t need to be kept interested, because he knows you are interesting:

I don’t care if he puts his elbows on the dinner table—as long as he puts his eyes on the way your nose scrunches when you smile. And then can’t stop looking.

I don’t care if he can’t play a bit of golf with me—as long as he can play with the children you give him and revel in all the glorious and frustrating ways they are just like you.

I don’t care if he doesn’t follow his wallet—as long as he follows his heart and it always leads him back to you.

I don’t care if he is strong—as long as he gives you the space to exercise the strength that is in your heart.

I couldn’t care less how he votes—as long as he wakes up every morning and daily elects you to a place of honor in your home and a place of reverence in his heart.

I don’t care about the color of his skin—as long as he paints the canvas of your lives with brushstrokes of patience, and sacrifice, and vulnerability, and tenderness.

I don’t care if he was raised in this religion or that religion or no religion—as long as he was raised to value the sacred and to know every moment of life, and every moment of life with you, is deeply sacred.

In the end, Little One, if you stumble across a man like that and he and I have nothing else in common, we will have the most important thing in common:


Because in the end, Little One, the only thing you should have to do to “keep him interested” is to be you.

Your eternally interested guy,


Are you crying? ugh..me too.  
Happy Monday.

Have a wonderful weekend

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Happy Friday!
Tonight is date night, and I'm pretty excited about it.
We are going to see this movie. I kind of want to see this movie, but I'm too scared!
This weekend will be sent watching hockey, biting my nails while watching hockey and celebrating birthdays, while biting my nails, while watching hockey.
On a lighter note, Today is National Donut Day.
If you are fortunate enough to live by a Crispy Cream, they are giving out Free Donuts today!
Here are a couple of links for your weekend!
Have a wonderful weekend!

Airstream Office

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In this months Rue Magazine, there is a feature on Alicia Falango and her Argosy Airstream turned into Mobile office. What started out at a solution to a problem, ended up being an essential part of her design business. The airstream serves as a place for her staff to rest during demanding events, or as a drive up showcase and complete design studio for prospective clients.
If you remember this post, I love a good airstream design.
Take a look at he interview here in Rue magazine. If you don't subscribe to this web magazine - I highly recommend it! It's free and there is oh-so-much eye candy!

all photos by Rue magazine

Happy Wednesday!


Hello, June!

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 June is officially here! I know I'm about five days late- But, better late than never right?!
 I apologize for failing miserably at the "Post a day challenege in May!" I tried to keep up while traveling, taking pictures, doctumenting, but I couldnt make myself blog!
This month will be better!
Congrats to those of you who did it! (Amanda).
Here's a look at June.