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Maple Vanilla Bean Whipped Cream

If there something I absolutely love so much and cannot live without it’s whipped cream. I love to flavor whipped cream in so many different ways but my absolute favorite way is to sweeten it is with pure maple syrup and vanilla bean! I use...

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Leaf Peepers! 10 Best Places for Fall Foliage Road Trips

Pack your bags we’re going on a road trip! A very colorful one… I’ll never forget the first time I heard the words “Leaf Peeper” I giggled a bit and absolutely fell in love with the term that describes people who drive around the country...

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Summer Fun in the Utah Valley

This is been such an amazing summer so far! Gosh the days are flying by, but they have been jam packed with all kinds of excitement. A few weeks ago I was invited out to the Utah Valley, a place I have never been before....

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One-Pot Filipino Chicken Adobo

Around here we can never have enough delicious chicken dishes. Especially easy ones that can be cooked in just one pot. Recently my son was having a late night Food Network binge (Bobby Flay was having a Chicken Adobo cook-off,) when he woke up the...

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2 Ingredient Miracle Detoxifying & Moisturizing Face Scrub

This face scrub is like a dream come true! There’s nothing like some kitchen science for an all-natural skin care regime. I absolutely love glowing summer skin. But sometimes let’s face it, all that sunscreen, sunshine, and outdoor activities can really take their toll. With...

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Frozen Blackberry Margaritas

Oh summer time how I adore you! With the steamy hot days in the forecast it’s fun to have a go to cocktail that’s great for quiet nights at home but also wonderful for entertaining lots of guests. These Frozen Blackberry Margaritas come together very...

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Video: 5 Ways to Style the Veronica Beard Sol Top

I absolutely love this sweet Sol Top by Veronica Beard. Here are 5 fun ways to style it right. Whether you dress it up or down…you will look fabulous! I can’t begin to tell you how many compliments I get on this Sol Top. Shop...

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The Perfect White Summer Peasant Dress

Thatcher Mini Dress by Lovers and Friends $248 Nothing says summer fashion more than a flowy white cotton peasant dress. I have many and I love them all. I prefer textured, boho chic styles that are body conscious but not body hugging. After all, summer...

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Rhubarb Applesauce

Instead of heavy sweets, I can often satisfy my sweet tooth with something healthy and fruity. I got so excited the other day when I saw stalks of rhubarb at the local market. I bought a few pounds of it and have been making everything...

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10 Books to Add to Your Summer Reading List

Ahhh, the joys of summer. Lazy days by the pool, lake or at the beach. What makes them even more relaxing & fun is diving into a great book. Here are some favorites to add to your summer experience! These are easy reads that should...

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Italian Tortellini Salad

Looking for the perfect dish to serve hungry guests this summer? Look no further than this delicious, quick and easy Italian Tortellini Salad recipe with Homemade Italian Vinaigrette. I’ve never met anyone who doesn’t love a delish pasta salad. If you are worried about mayo,...

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Into the Wild with Leopard Prints!

If you follow my Instagram or LiketoKnow.IT then you have probably noticed that I absolutely LOVE leopard prints. I love this animal print on accessories (hats, belts, headbands) and it looks super haute on the beach, by the pool, in the desert or just hanging...

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Maple Vanilla Roasted Strawberries

Have you ver tried roasted fruit? It is seriously one of the best things ever! These Maple Vanilla Roasted Strawberries are completely amazing on their own and they partner up perfectly with so many other recipes. Their flavor explodes in your mouth when you roast...

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Best Ever Homemade Italian Vinaigrette

Looking for a go-to salad dressing? Here you go! This Best Ever Homemade Italian Vinaigrette is just that and more. Use this simple to prepare dressing on all your pasta salads, green salads and it’s also great as a marinade for beef, poultry seafood and...

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Video: No-Bake Cheesecake

With summer festivities in full swing it’s great to have a list of go-to recipes to pull out of your hat in a pinch. This No-Bake Cheesecake needs to be one of those. Great for entertaining guests or if you want to treat your family...

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My Quick and Easy Summer Makeup Routine

I’m a stickler for excellent, trustworthy beauty and skincare products. After years of testing the best of the best (and yes, many poor choices) I’ve come to love on many products, ones that really work. There’s are many great reasons why these have gotten high...

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Skillet Brownie with Maple Whipped Cream

My kids always ask me for something sweet and chocolatey. We are all obsessed with brownies over here & I wanted to bake something really simple and crazy delicious for them. This Skillet Brownie with Maple Whipped Cream comes together really quickly and the cast...

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Trendsetter: What to Wear for July 4th

I absolutely love everything about July 4th. There is so much anticipation already building here in Telluride, CO. Our 4th is an awesome display of everything Americana, from the hometown parade to an epic display of fireworks over the mountain tops. I always love to...

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Maple Iced Coffee

Whenever I visit Santa, New Mexico I always stop at The Teahouse on Canyon Road for lunch or a mid day snack. There are so many wonderful drink and food choices on the menu, but without fail I always get the New England Iced Coffee....

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10 Recipes for Strawberry Lovers

Berries! We can’t get enough of them in our home. Easy to enjoy out of hand and wonderful in sweet and savory recipes too. We make these strawberry recipes time and time again. I know you will enjoy them too!

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Greek Barley Salad

This time of the year salads are the go-to meals for a lot of us. The weather is warmer and we crave lighter foods with no loss of flavor. I cannot have enough amazing salad recipes and this Greek Barley Salad is a nice diversion...

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Summer Essential: The Best Sunscreens for Face, Lips and Body

Sunscreen has come so far in the past decade. The product selection is vast and you can easily avoid that goopy feel that was the norm years ago. When I was growing up there were so few choices and they all made me feel gross...

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Americana No-Bake Cheesecake

July 4th is my favorite holiday..from the celebratory parade here in Telluride, CO. to the fireworks and all the parties that come along with it. I can’t even count how many events I go to both day and night on the 4th. There is one...

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Video: Greek Salmon Salad with Creamy Feta Dressing

I’m getting so much great feedback that you guys are loving this Greek Salmon Salad with Creamy Feta Dressing recipe . It really is delicious and if you haven’t tried it yet I hope you can soon. Watch this quick video to see how easily...

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Summer Essential: Sun Hats

I’ve been a fan of hats for years, I love the way they look, and most importantly they help shield your face from the sun. There are so many great styles out there…something to suit your personal style no matter what looks you love. My...

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Popssessed! 10 Popsicle Recipes that will Cool you Down on Hot Summer Days

Summer is meant to be savored in every way. Enjoying popsicles is a great way to help beat the heat. Whether you are into Poptails (popsicles with liquor) or not, these pops will make you smile, and will help to cool you down on the...

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Lightened Up Chicken Korma

I absolutely LOVE Indian food. There are no Indian restaurants where I live here in Telluride, CO. so my best bet when I crave it is to make it myself. The great thing about cooking at home is that you can control the ingredients you...

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Blueberry Pie Cookies

Raise your hand if you love summer for all the fresh, fruity pies you get to enjoy! I just love this time of the year…all the fresh berries beckon. Instead of baking up a pie, how about a blueberry pie in cookie form? These Blueberry...

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Bucket Lust List: Top 10 Luxury Hotel Pools to Visit in the USA

If you’ve started to dream up your summer hotel travel plans then this post might inspire you to get booked today. There’s nothing like a dip in a refreshing pool in the heat of the summer. Whether you crave the desert, a pool next to...

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Greek Salad with Salmon and Creamy Feta Dressing

For the busy week ahead, it’s best to make sure that you have some great meal ideas at the ready. In my house we absolutely LOVE this Greek Salad with Salmon and Creamy Feta Dressing. It’s so healthy and crazy delicious! If there’s a cuisine...

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