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Louisiana Inspired Cocktails for Your Pleasure

I recently had the pleasure of traveling to the great state of Louisiana. More on that trip is coming soon. Granted, I didn’t get to see much outside of New Orleans, there is SO MUCH MORE to the state than just NOLA, and I can’t wait to return. I think one of my next places to visit in LA is going to be Lake Charles.

Ember White Linen

These fabulous Louisiana inspired cocktails all came from the Ember Grille and Wine Bar at L’Auberge Casino and Resort.  If cocktails aren’t your thing, they have over 200 wines that you can order by the bottle, and more than 20 that are served by the glass.

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Beauty & Fashion

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Why are Pearls Such a Great Gift

How do I love thee?  Let me count the ways. There are many different ways that a man can tell a woman how much he loves her. While vacations, flowers and fancy dinners are nice, those are all things that fade with time. None of those things can compare with the beauty and timelessness of…

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The Ultimately Confident Outfit

The Ultimately Confident Outfit in Plus Size

Special thanks to Kotex for sponsoring today’s conversation about confidence. Confidence. It’s empowering. It’s defining. It’s contagious. Heck, confidence is even sexy. This outfit exudes confidence. It tells the world that you’re comfortable in your own skin, and that you’re pretty awesome.

Easy tips and tricks to get the no makeup look

4 Easy Beauty Tricks for that No Makeup Look

Are you someone who is always on the go, yet you want to look fab? Today is your lucky day.  I am going to share four of the biggest secrets that make my everyday makeup routine much easier, and also give that no makeup look. All you need are a few simple products! The no…

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Loft Mix and Match Wardrobe for Summer into Fall

Even though it’s July right now, I can sense that fall is right around the corner.  The Halloween candy is out in stores.  People are starting to talk about Christmas shopping.  And perhaps the most telling of all, school is getting ready to start again. Lots of people have to prepare for Back to School. …

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Home & Garden

16 Budget Friendly Chic Dorm Room Essentials

16 Budget Friendly Chic Dorm Room Essentials for Her

It’s that time of year. People are sending their high school and college kids off to school once again. Know what that means, right? A whole new shopping trip for dorm room essentials! I happened to live in a dorm when I was in high school, and one of the things that made each school…

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Delta Faucet invited me on an all expenses paid trip to their headquarters to learn about their latest designs and innovations. When I was a kid, my mom always worked in plumbing showrooms. When she had to work on Saturdays, I would go to work with her, as would most of her co-worker’s kids. We’d…

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Is it time to replace your mattress

Have you been experiencing trouble sleeping? Symptoms like dead arm, lower back pain, and general restlessness that are keeping you awake may be caused by your mattress. While some sleep problems can be symptoms for more serious issues, and you should definitely seek a medical professional’s opinion, others may disappear as soon as you change…

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brightly colored front door

First impressions are so important, and your house is no different. That’s why so many people put so much effort into curb appeal, or making the front of their home look stunning. Who doesn’t want to have the best looking house on the street! Why wouldn’t you? It’s also crucial if you’re selling your property….

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Food

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Louisiana Inspired Cocktails for Your Pleasure

I recently had the pleasure of traveling to the great state of Louisiana. More on that trip is coming soon. Granted, I didn’t get to see much outside of New Orleans, there is SO MUCH MORE to the state than just NOLA, and I can’t wait to return. I think one of my next places…

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The Best chocolate dipped spiced caramel apple

How to Make the Best Chocolate Dipped Spiced Caramel Apples

Fall is right around the corner. Can you feel it yet? The days have already started getting shorter, and all the different varieties of apples are starting to appear in stores. One of the things that I’ve always viewed as one of the rites of Fall is caramel apples. We’re not taking about your plain…

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Grilled Chicken with Root Beer BBQ sauce

The Best Grilled Chicken with Root Beer BBQ Sauce Ever

Chicken is one of the staples of many households. I don’t know about you, but an oft heard refrain in my home is “Chicken AGAIN? Can we have something else?” And I have to admit it. Chicken does tend to get boring.  I was perusing Pinterest one day, looking for new ideas, when I came…

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Lemon curd cupcakes

These Lemon Curd Cupcakes are Sure to Be a Major Hit

I’m pretty sure I’ve mentioned this a time or two, but lemon is one of my absolute favorite flavors ever. While a lot of people are like “oh, yeah, I like lemon.” I like LEMON. You know the kind that punches you in the face, makes your face scrunch up, and is unapologetic about it?…

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Travel

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A Visit to Inn at the Mill | Springdale, AR

Not too long ago, I spent a weekend in Fayetteville, AR. Fayetteville, for those that don’t know, is a vibrant college town with a lot going on. It’s the home of the University of Arkansas, and there’s always something happening. It’s a couple hours from my house, and a favorite weekend getaway. Usually, I stay…

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Known as the Paris of the West, San Francisco’s scorching summer heat waves, coupled with the freezing rip winds which come from the Pacific Coast, make it the perfect holiday destination for sun worshippers and city explorers alike.

5-cant-miss-attractions-in-rome

The ancient city of Rome, Italy is famous for being the capitol of an enormous empire.  An empire that controlled a large portion of the world when it was at its peak 2,000 years ago. Nowadays, tourists from all around the world flock to Rome to soak in its unparalleled history and culture. Walking down…

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  When traveling, it’s important to protect your health so that you are healthy and happy when you arrive at your destination.  Especially with the recent Enterovirus and Ebola outbreaks. Some easy ways to stay healthy while traveling are to take supplements beforehand, practice good hygiene during your travels, keep moving and stay hydrated when…

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