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Monthly Archives for August 2013

High Five for Friday

It’s finally here. The last friday of the summer and the day before we head to the shore! This week we spent our final afternoon at the community pool, visited with family, and met Jack’s new preschool teacher for the upcoming year. Madelyn quickly made herself comfortable in the classroom as well. She’s going to […]

Breaking Rules: Black and Blue

So maybe it was never a rule, but it was definitely a fashion faux pas to wear black and blue. In particular, black and navy blue. This season seems to be pushing past that and moving right on to embracing it. I have to say I’m welcoming this trend. I’ve always thought that the colors […]

Styling Family Photos

About a month or so ago, one of my good friends, Danielle, reached out to me asking if I would mind helping to style outfits for family photos she was having done. I was flattered of course, and was more than happy to help. She already knew that she wanted to use blues or greens […]

Cobbler: Peach and Blueberry

I’ve mentioned how our family has been obsessed with blueberries this summer, but we’ve also been indulging in sweet, juicy peaches as well. For those that live in PA, Chambersburg peaches are simply amazing. I have a friend who graciously passed some on to me and although we were ripping right through them, I knew […]

Pretty in Peplum

My favorite shopping trips are the ones where I discover items I love when I wasn’t necessarily looking for them. When I am on the hunt for an item it’s so much more difficult to find what I’m looking for. Am I alone here? My quick tidbit of advice is to grab those fav finds […]

High Five for Friday

Friday already? Summer sure did fly by, but I suppose it always does. We are heading to the shore the week of Labor day, so in my book it’s still summer. However, the students of Penn State are telling me otherwise as they all roll back into town. It’s been a while now since my […]

A Unique Twist on the Family Portrait

Art is very personal. Although I do appreciate it, I have not found many pieces that I’ve fallen in love with or that have great meaning behind them. I do hope to add some pieces to our home in the future, but in the meantime I love having our walls full of photographs of our […]

Scarf Savvy

I love wearing scarves. They’re a wonderful accessory to many outfits and a perfect transition as we look towards switching over to the fall season. I have a handful of ways that I wear a scarf, but when I came across this video I was completely captivated. It’s five minutes of your life that you […]

Chocolate Covered Coconut Macaroons

Chocolate and coconut are one of my favorite food pairings. This probably stems from my childhood days of loving Mounds bars, mmmm. Not that I wouldn’t enjoy a Mounds now days, but my slightly more sophisticated pallet can’t get enough of these coconut macaroons. I’ve made them a number of times over the years, and […]

Casually Fancy

Hi all! Hope everyone enjoyed their weekend, I sure did! We started off Friday evening at the JEG party I co-hosted with Becky at Mommy in Heels. A big thank you to those that came out and joined us, we had a blast! Obviously I came home with a few new goodies for my closet, […]

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