• Tips On Living The Chic Life From Molly Sims New Book ‘Everyday Chic’

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    Molly Sims is back with a brand new book, ‘Everyday Chic‘ and in it she shares her secrets and tips that will help all of us live the chic life.

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    I love a good lifestyle book. Especially one that’s gonna help me in more than one that’s practical and easy for me to use myself. A couple examples of this are one thing in/one thing out for organizing closets and desk drawers. I don’t know about you but I’m always looking for a place to neatly store something when in fact I should be looking to store it in the garbage or in the donation bin. There’s also ways to step your house party game up from themes to decor and food.

    And that’s not all, Everyday Chic is also gonna to teach you:

    • Family-friendly meal hacks and time-saving techniques.
    • Party planning like a professional, so you can party like there’s no tomorrow.
    • Strategies for creating a zen-like space and kicking clutter to the curb.
    • The accessory rule for your house—always remove one piece from any room you’re decorating.
    • Prioritizing the positive without getting hung up on the perfect. Perfection is a unicorn!
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    This is the perfect gift between girlfriends. And I’d also recommend Molly’s first book The Everyday Supermodel: My Beauty, Fashion, and Wellness Secrets Made Simple.
    Organization is like weight loss. Go lean.” – Molly Sims (click to tweet)

    *This event was hosted by The Moms Network and they were kind enough to gift me with a copy of Molly’s book. Thoughts and opinions are my own.


    It’s the most wonderful time of the year, which means holiday cocktails will be in abundance. If you want to serve something away from the usual eggnog (which I personally find gross) then this round-up I compiled is just for you.


    1. Apple-Cranberry Ginger Ale Spritzer from Plating Pixels

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    2. Candy Cane Vodka from Kleinworth & Co.

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    3. Pumpkin Spice Moscow Mules from Pizzazzerie

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    4. Santa Hat Martini from Oh My Creative

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    5. Sparkling Pomegranate Christmas Cocktail from Happy Hour Projects

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    6. Skinny Cosmo from The Pinning Mama

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    7. Caramel Apple Sangria from A Night Owl Blog

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    8. Cranberry Lime Mocktail from Simply Designing

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    9. Pumpkin Spice Martini from The Classy Chapter

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    10. Pink Peppermint Russian from Kleinworth & Co.

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    Which holiday cocktails will you be mixing up this season?

  • How to Host Your Own Crafts and Cocktails Party at Home

    I recently attended a crafts and cocktails party hosted by the Crafty Lumberjacks at Freshmade in New York City. Founded by holiday enthusiasts Andrew and Dennis who met while traveling together on the National Tour of Fiddler on the Roof! The Crafty Lumberjacks mission is to bring D.I.Y. holiday decor ideas from their home to yours!

    I’m not crafty craftswoman by any means, but what I loved about the entire premise of the event was that you didn’t have to be. Yes, I was surrounded by artistic types that in no way made me feel self conscious. That’s how laid back and fun the event was. It allowed me to tap into my hidden creative side, without worry about what the person next to me was making.

    This particular crafts and cocktails event was Halloween themed and  came complete with everything you would need to create your spooky masterpiece. There was one small unpainted wooden house, one candle and one small skeleton.

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    And because you can’t be at Freshmade and not cook I had the opportunity to create my own chocolate covered pretzels. I don’t have a pic of those because I stuffed them in my face before I  could do so. But there were other treats.

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    The event lasted from 7 to 9 and it was a perfect way to help me unwind.  If you’re in the area or they host one in your town I totally recommend going. You will have a blast!

    But what if you don’t live in the area and you can’t attend? Don’t fret – you can host your own! With holiday season upon us here are a few tips to help you plan your own holiday themed crafts and cocktails party at home.

    FYI: I also suggest getting a table cover to put down it will keep the paint off your furniture and make for easy clean up at the end.

    Once you have your supplies you can organize your friends for a potluck style gathering or you can buy simple finger foods like chips, dip and fruit/cheese platters. Oh, and don’t forget the wine and other cocktails.  It wouldn’t be a crafts party without it.

    *I was provided one complementary ticket to the Crafty Lumberjacks event for the purpose of this review. All thoughts are my own. This post contains Amazon affiliate links.


    Anytime there’s going to be a gathering of family and friends I’m always one to say, what can I make? Or what can I bring? Enter Pinterest. With a simple search you can find ideas on just about anything and July 4th recipe ideas are no exception. With these great patriotic recipes there’s no reason for you or me to not find something delicious and festive to prepare.

    Grilled Blackberry Strawberry Basil and Brie Pizza Crisps

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    Beef Burgers/Sliders

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    Fourth of July Punch or Sangria

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    Mini Patrotic Ice Cream Sandwiches

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    Pizza Pasta Salad

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    Sausage On A Bun With Pickle Pepper Relish

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    Red White & Blueberry Lemonade

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    Flag Cake

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    Grilled Chicken With Fresh Herbs

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    Root Beer Baked Beans

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    Red White & Blue Shots

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    Star-Spangled Apple Pie

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    What are some of your favorite July 4th recipes that you like to prepare?

    If you need more ideas visit my July 4th Recipe board on Pinterest.