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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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The Best Lip Plumpers & Glosses

When it comes to my make up kit there are a few essential elements that I can’t live without. Lip glosses and plumpers are at the top of the list. There are a few rules of thumb I always follow…and all of these products that...

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Summer Trendsetter: Having Fun with Temporary Hair Tints

It’s the season for temporary tattoos, whimsical clothing, accessories and easy breezy hair color. Now that my hair is lighter, it’s fun to play with sprays and wash in colors…without having any commitment to anything long term. There are lots of fun colors out there,...

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Mother’s Day Weekend: 20% off Everything at Anthropologie

Ok, I don’t usually talk about sales here on MM…but this one is way to hard to keep to myself! I absolutely LOVE Anthropologie. The boho-chic styles are so fun, especially in the warmer months. I also appreciate that they have sizing for all. Most...

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Last Minute Mother’s Day Gifts

If you are anything like me then maybe you do things kinda last minute. There’s still some time to get those gifts shipped or brought over to your mom. Here are some great last minute ideas that are sure to let mom know how much...

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Bacon, Egg & Cheddar Cheese Breakfast Casserole

I really don’t think anyone ever have enough great breakfast/brunch recipes handy. This Bacon, Egg & Cheddar Breakfast Casserole certainly needs to make it to the top of your list. Not many ingredients are required to get this hearty, tasty casserole on your table. The...

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10 Best Glamping Spots in Colorado and Utah

Photo credit: The Conestoga Ranch Well howdy! As we fully immerse ourselves into the warmer weather it’s fun to start planning those summer getaways. It’s a smart idea to plan ahead as the best places book up very quickly. If you really enjoy time outdoors,...

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Margarita Cupcakes with Tequila Lime Cream Cheese Frosting

With Cinco de Mayo almost here it’s time to jump into the kitchen and whip together some increíble treats! These Margarita Cupcakes with Tequila Lime Cream Cheese Frosting are a super special way to enjoy this festive holiday. Click HERE for recipe details.

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Shop the Post: Dive into Summer with the Hottest Bikinis & Swimsuits!

Whether you are planning a resort getaway, hanging by the pool or heading to the beach…here are some favorite head-turning swimsuits. It’s the season for exploration. If you love prints or solids, there is something for everyone. The silhouettes are getting more and more playful,...

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Video: Rotisserie Chicken and Wild Rice Soup

Did you have a chance to try my Rotisserie Chicken and Wild Rice Soup yet? I know once you do you will love it like we do! Here’s a video showing you just how easy it is to prepare. All the recipe details are right...

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