Prosecco Vinaigrette with Kale Salad
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What a classy little lunch, right?! That right there is a totally civilized salad and a glass of bubbly totally suited for ladies who lunch. But I get a chance to eat out with my girlfriends about once every six months so I don’t really know any ladies who lunch. I definitely don’t know any…

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Simple Unique Entertaining Tips
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I think entertaining friends is a great way to share yourself with them. Through your home decor choices to what you serve, when you invite people in, you are letting them get to know you more intimately. Here are some simple, unique entertaining tips to let your personal style shine through while having a great…

Best Champagne Punch Recipe
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This is the best champagne punch recipe. The only one you’ll ever need. It is my family’s go-to celebratory recipe and we’ve been serving it for years. But if you get the chance you really should serve it to your friends out in the middle of the desert. All images via Tammy Mendoza. Since we…

7 Great Marmalade and Jam Cocktails
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So I am kind of in love with the idea of using marmalade in my cocktails.  Especially orange marmalade.  It is both sweet and sour and that appeals to me very much.  I thought you could probably just add it to champagne to do a fun take on a mimosa.  But it was missing something….

Splurge vs. Save
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  Shhhh.  Don’t tell anyone.  I’m guessing that most other bloggers are guilty of this little switcheroo too.  My shoots happen in the morning when I have the best light in my kitchen.  And while this might be prime mimosa time, it’s usually not practical to drink the drinks you need to pour for your…

How to Buy Last Minute Gifts for Your Wife or Girlfriend
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Ladies.  We are just 2 days away from Valentine’s Day.  It’s crunch time for the men in your life.  Forward this to any man you know who could use some tips for shopping for their significant others.  And feel free to add your own tips in the comment section.  Let’s help husbands and boyfriends give…

Happy New Year!
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Wishing you all an amazing 2014!!!  Tomorrow my family and I will stay in our pajamas all day long.  We will watch a lot of HGTV and ignore the fact that school will be starting up very soon.

Best Cheese Ball Ever Appetizer
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With all the family gatherings that are bound to happen this holiday season I thought I would share with you one of my favorite appetizer recipes.  This Cheese Ball recipe is super easy to make, transport and shovel in your mouth hole.  I didn’t invent this recipe.  I’ve looked at the internet and seen this…

Champagne for Awards Season
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Many of you might not know this about me but I studied TV and Film in college.  I had big LA dreams.  I interned for some pretty great casting agents but when it came time to pull the trigger and actually move to LA, I just couldn’t leave my little Orange County bubble.  I prefer…

Halloween costumes can be chic
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Halloween costumes can be chic.  For instance, take the example above (balloon work by Rie Hosokai via Fabric Magazine).  If I liked Halloween, had no children, had all kinds of extra time on my hands, was more crafty than I really am and had the body of a little boy, this would be my Halloween costume….