Recipe: Chocolate Cake with Chocolate Buttercream Icing

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Probably torturing myself by sharing this one today but the pictures are just so beautiful and drool-worthy that I couldn't help it.  Everyone who knows my story and knows from yesterday that I'm currently doing a juice cleanse & detox can get a good chuckle out of my chocolate cake share today! This one comes from a friend and looks … [Read more...]

Weight Gain, Un-Wellness and My Road to a Detox & Possible Cleanse

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Yesterday I freaked out when I stepped on the scale.  That was my moment.  The moment I cracked and I realized I had to shape up and that something with my diet and routine has to change. I can pinpoint exactly when my bad eating habits started and say with confidence that it was Easter, which you guys may remember was late this year.  It was at … [Read more...]

chicBuds – Fashionable & Functional Ear Buds

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While I am a big proponent of my bluetooth in my car, I'm also finding that I love the option that chicBuds ($14.99) are giving me!  These headphones are also equipped with a mic so they're not only fashionable looking but functional because I can wear them and talk at the same time. chicBuds has a wide assortment of patterns available - you can … [Read more...]

Bag Envy for #FashionFriday

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Some fall bag picks for you for today's Fashion Friday. I've missed the last couple of fashion fridays because we've either been on vacation or I've had kids in my face but I hope this marks the return of regular Fridays. Just a little over a week 'til school starts up again! Hubby might kill me if I were to spend $250 on a small clutch like … [Read more...]

The Bump Nest: A Pregnancy Pillow With Style

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Being 34 weeks pregnant my body is beginning to ache all the time. It is getting harder and harder to find comfortable positions, and that goes double for the night time hours. That is when a pregnancy pillow is a MUST! Finding one that is stylish and comfortable can be difficult, so I am here to help you look no further. The Bump Nest is both … [Read more...]

Girls Night Out: Red Sangria Recipe

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I hosted our monthly girls poker night at my house last week. It was a nice night and the last poker night of the summer and I wanted to make something fruity and fun for our evening.  After searching for a couple of different sangria recipes, I came up with this one. I started with only a couple of cans of ginger ale but added two more to make it … [Read more...]

10 Adult Cocktails For Your Next Party

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Summer's coming to an end (say whaaaaat?!?!) and I have a fun roundup for you of 10 Classy Adult Cocktails you can make. Might as well leave summer with a bang, right? Which one is your favorite on this list?  I love them all but may be saving the Red Apple Sangria especially for a fun fall drink.   #1. Celebration Punch for a … [Read more...]

Quint Carry All: Organization for the Chic Mom

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When you are a mom you find yourself lugging around a TON of "just in case" items in a big and bulky diaper bag. Although diaper bags have their purpose, sometimes you just want to feel like a normal woman and carry an every day purse. The only problem is that you still need many of those "just in case" items, but who wants sippy cup spills and … [Read more...]

Beach Fashion Trend: Tassels on the Bathing Suit. Love it or Hate it?

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Today is my last full day on our beach vacation. Insert my sad face right here.  We've been down on the Delaware shore for the better part of a week relaxing and enjoying the cooler summer weather with some awesome friends of ours.  It's been a great week.  I've had a couple of stressful things going on back home and just being with amazing … [Read more...]

Two Anti-Aging Products I Use Daily #Over40

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"What's that on your face?," asked a friend recently.  I won't name names but a concerned friend was pointing out a sun spot that I have on the side of my forehead.  In fact, I've had them for years but she has never noticed because I normally have them covered up and this friend happened to be seeing me makeup less just a few days after I turned … [Read more...]