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The Perfect Winter Cocktail: Spiced Orange and Rosemary Bourbon

My seasonal cocktail favorites are ever changing. Winter usually means snuggling on the couch with a great red wine in hand but I'm thinking that's about to change. This Spiced Orange + Rosemary Bourbon from Waiting on Martha is calling my name and probably yours too! Just imagine this spicy sip paired with a Monday night Bachelor viewing. Oh yeah, that's totally happening. From Waiting on Martha...

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Simple Mango Smoothie

Smoothies are kind of like milkshakes but healthier and more acceptable for breakfast sipping. Plus you can smuggle spinach or kale in them and no one is the wiser. I would probably drink smoothies all day, every day if I wasn't so lazy about having to clean the blender. I literally loath cleaning that beast. This simple mango smoothie from...

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DIY Gilded Leather Acorn Coasters

"Use a coaster!" I feel like a piece of me can relate to Monica Geller of FRIENDS. I prefer folks to use coasters - especially when entertaining! But I don't like guests to use just any coaster, I prefer pretty. Possibly leather. And always gold. These gilded leather acorn coasters are the perfect accessory to your Thanksgiving feast and guests can take them as favors when the party is over! xo ...

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Staying Warm on the Road with Chinet®

Fall is all about warm and cozy mornings spent apple picking, tailgating and enjoying cool weather traditions.  But that doesn't mean your favorite spiced latte needs to stay home. We've teamed up with a group of fab bloggers from our Lifestyle Collective who are showcasing just how they take their beverages to go with Comfort Cups...

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Marshmallow Chocolate Chip Cookies

When it comes to the chocolate chip cookie, I literally can't even. (When will that phrase pass? Is it still cool? Am I cool?) I'm a bit of a snob when the chocolate chip cookie is involved. I've tried literally hundreds of options and recipes, and I feel like this one is the ultimate. With the marshmallow. Sans marshmallow. They're both winning treats. xoxo Lexy Ward Of PROPER So throw a little get-together with your pals and...

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6 Ways to Update Your Decor with Pillows

I get it! In the same way you crave to update your wardrobe with the change of the seasons, you feel your home needs the same love as well!! I’ve come up with a fun and affordable solution to freshen up your living space without breaking the bank. Here I’ve styled 6 different pillow variations with the same velvet sofa, crisp white ottoman and natural rug to demonstrate how simple yet effective this style tip is! xoxo Roxy of...

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Easy Ways to Cozy Up Your Home For Fall

The minute I surrender to fall, I surrender hard. There is just something so lovely about this time of year. It's a time to slow down a bit from a hectic summer and cuddle up with a warm drink and some good old-fashion comfort food. And it never fails, my nesting levels go off the charts the minute the air gets a bit cooler. So I've teamed up with Erin McGinn and rounded up a few, inexpensive (if not free) ways to embrace your need to nest and...

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Best Ever Cinnamon Rolls

Bakery style cinnamon rolls don’t have to take all day to make. You can make them start-to-finish in less than an hour and only a few minutes hands-on time. The “secret” to these delectable rolls is covering them in cream just before baking. You won’t regret it, I promise! xoxo Julie Blanner While you can bake them in a traditional baking dish, I love them in the cast iron skillet. It cooks them evenly & feels like...

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Easy Pumpkin & Chocolate Bars

It's no secret that pumpkin is like the "IT" flavor of the fall. Every September, I can usually be found waiting in anticipation for the local bakeries and cafes to release their fall menus. I gotta have the pumpkin! These pumpkin bars are my go-to dessert hack when entertaining. xo Lexy of PROPER They seem like they're 100% made from scratch, but sometimes we just don't have time for that when we need pumpkin on the fly! The...

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How to Make an Entrance

A carefully curated entryway is your home’s way of saying have a fabulous day or welcome back! Here are 6 tips for how to create a functional and fashionable entryway that will make for a memorable moment as soon as you step through the door. xoxo Roxy of Society Social Include a fun accent chair for putting on or kicking off your heels or choose stools that can easily slide under a console table. Don’t forget a...

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The Perfect Summer Salad

We still have a month of summertime goodness and this salad from Lauren Kelp is the perfect accompaniment to all those alfresco dinners you'll be squeezing in. It combines strawberries, watermelon and basil which is a totally mind-blowing combo and it's easy. Like crazy easy. Thus making it a go-to for casual get-togethers or end of summer beach time. If you are like us and constantly...

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DIY Geometric Holders

I always see these cute geometric planters at various stores like Anthropologie, and always try to think of ways I can recreate them for less. Well, we have arrived at the solution and all you need is one material - PAPER! Card stock paper to be exact. Prepare yourself, after making these I came up with a zillion other ways to utilize them!  xoxo Alexis of The Shift Creative Card stock Paper Cut 3 squares out of 3 pieces...

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Summer Galettes

Galettes are one of our favorite desserts. They are so pretty and fancy yet that fanciness translates into an incredibly easy to make dish. That's a win - win my friends. And this summer version featured on Lauren Kelp is just perfect for whipping up this weekend. From brunch to al fresco dinner party, it does the trick. Grab the...

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Grandma’s Homemade Bread

Whenever I have a hankering for heavy-duty, delicious, homemade bread (which is often!), I don't hesitate to reach for my grandmother's recipe. Not only is her bread the perfect blend of crisp crust and a soft, bread-y center, but the aroma in the kitchen while it's baking is enough to make you drool an inappropriate amount. xoxo Lexy Ward Of Proper Her recipe is super simple to follow and yields two giant loaves or four...

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Frozen Bubbly Lemonade

We've been experiencing a bit of a heat wave in New England, and if we're toasty up here, we know the rest of you are looking for a reprieve as well. So I'm sharing one of my favorite ways to beat the summer heat, and surprise, it comes in cocktail form. Just a few simple, yet delicious, ingredients, and you'll be well suited for an endless summer. xo, Abby Capalbo...

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Vanilla Bean Cake with Blackberry Buttercream Frosting

Psst... want to know the secret for the most mouthwatering cake? Double up the vanilla flavor in the cake with both pure vanilla extract and vanilla beans, and then slather on layers of creamy frosting made with fresh blackberries. Thanks to A Happy Food Dance, your summer just got made. "Three layers of vanilla bean white cake with homemade blackberry buttercream frosting slathered in between and then topped with fresh blackberries – well, now...

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Homemade Fudge Pudding Pops

We're officially mid-summer and the heat is on around the clock. We've been making an assortment of frozen treats in our house and these homemade fudge pudding pops have been on repeat for weeks! Their deliciously easy and ready in an hour! Everybody wins! xoxo Lexy of PROPER...

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Individual Strawberry Crumbles

Once you find out how easy it is to make crumble, there's no going back. Like a rustic pie without all the hard work, it's what we turn to when we want to impress without working up a sweat. We're telling you now to stock up on peak-fresh strawberries at the market, because this crumble from Laura of Fork Knife Swoon will have you hooked. Served in ramekins, it's perfect to serve and eat at a summer shindig! "A dusting of confectioners sugar or...

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Three Ways to Incorporate Wallpaper

Decorating is fun, but we all have our comfort zones especially when it comes to wallpaper. Whether you're merely dipping the proverbial toe in to test the decorating waters or ready to dive in head first, I have three simple ways to wallpaper wonderful. And bonus, they please all levels of design endeavors great and small. xoxo Roxy of Society Social Is it your first foray into the world of wallpaper? Using wallpaper...

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Flea Market Edit

At the surface, going to a flea market is a magical experience. All those treasures just waiting to be snatched up for a bargain. But when you arrive, and that treasure-induced haze turns into a full out overwhelmed panic - things get real, fast. But have no fear! I teamed up with my girls Emily of mStarr Event & Erin McGinn to help you get lazer-focused so you come away...

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