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Happy Saturday to you! A little chit chat coming your way today :)

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I’m getting so excited to go to Walt Disney World next Friday!!  I’m going for the Food Blog Forum and meeting lots of my blogging friends there.  This is one of my favorite events of the year.  I am Disney obsessed and miss living by Disneyland so much.  Guess I’m a little girl at heart, lol!  I might have even ordered THESE shoes to match Minnie Mouse’s shoes :)

Can’t even wait to collect the Disney World Starbucks collector mugs!

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Pax and I had so much fun opening these gorgeous enameled cast iron cookware from Martha Stewart sold at Macy’s.  Not even kidding, it is amazingly gorgeous!  I am excited to share with you the launch of Whim™, an exclusive bedding and dinnerware collection from Martha Stewart available only at Macy’s.

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This is the 8 Qt. Round Casserole in Teal.  How stunning is this?!  Can’t even wait to create a new soup in this fab pot!

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This is the 5 Qt Braiser in Cranberry….so pretty!!  All of these are on sale right now sold at Macy’s.  I also can’t wait to try out the 10″ Cast iron Fry Pan in Cranberry.


Super excited to try the new Kura smoothie powder in our morning smoothies!  Trying it out this week.

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That’s all for me this week, have a great rest of your weekend!

Can’t wait to share a new recipe first thing Monday!

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I thought it would be fun to chit chat about my picks for a Valentine Gift Guide For Her 2015.  These things are some of my current favorite things, hope you enjoy!
Valentine Day Gift Guide for Her 2015

Valentine Day Gift Guide for Her 2015

If you follow me on Instagram, it’s no secret I am obsessed with Tieks.  I’ve worn them for a little over a year now and still can’t say enough about them.  I kind of live in them daily, lol!  Nothing says love more than a pair of Cardinal Red Tieks.  My newest pair….LOVE them.  They would make the perfect gift!

Valentine Day Gift Guide For Her 2015

Petal Vines Serveware

Anthropology has some AMAZING kitchen ware right now.  I couldn’t ever decide what to post, it’s all amazing!  I’m thinking I’ll be purchasing some of my own Valentine Gifts this year :)

Valentine Gift Guide for Her 2015

Filomena Baking Collection

How cute is this set….also from Anthropologie?!  There’s also THIS, THIS, THIS, and THIS.  Now….if guys are reading this, please don’t only get your girl kitchen gifts….add some roses or chocolates with these items.  Trust me on this one :)

Valentine Gift Guide for Her 2015

This cuff!!  Perfection.

Valentine Day Gift Guide For Her 2015

Too Faced Chocolate Bar Eyeshadow Palette

This eyeshadow palette is my favorite ever.  The best colors for any occasion.  I highly recommend this one!

Valentine Day Gifts Guide For Her 2015

Open Your Heart Necklace

James Michelle is one of my favorites to get jewelry from.  This adorable heart necklace would make a great gift.

Valentine Day Gift Guide For Her 2015

Lululemon High Times Pant

These leggings!!  Oh my goodness I bought them with some of my Christmas Gift Cards and they are my current favorite leggings.  So comfy and so cute.  THESE and THESE are on my wishlist too.  Trying to justify THIS Hobo bag to put my yoga mat in.  Ha!  Won’t happen, but it’s so cute!

Kate Spade is killing me.  Really cute Valentine things that cost an arm and a leg, but cute none the less.  THIS Love clutch has my heart :)  THIS heart necklace….adorable.  THIS clutch :)

Valentine Day Gift Guide For Her 2015

Still loving my Fitbit Flex!  Tracks how many steps/activity you take per day.  I did take a little break, but I’m back and I am loving it again.  This pink one is adorable!!!  Tory Burch made a bracelet for Fitbit!  How cool is that?

Perfume is ALWAYS a safe gift.  I am loving Florabotanica by Balenciaga right now.  I found it at Sephora when the adorable bottle caught my eye.  It smells as lovely as the bottle is perfection.  It’s a very light floral that layers so nice with my favorite Anthropologie Vanille.  On my wishlist is Flower Market by Replica.

If you still can’t decide what to get HER for Valentine’s Day, go with a great gift card and let her go shopping herself.  Nordstrom would be my first pick.   Sephora and TJ Maxx Gift Cards are great too.  A gift card to a spa day is always well received too!  Good luck!

Hope you’ve enjoyed my picks for Valentine’s Day!  Have a great weekend :)

Valentine Day Gift Guide For Her 2015

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Chit Chat Forty First Edition

Chit Chat Forty First Edition

Jan 9, 2015

It’s Friday! Ahhh, so glad the weekend is here. Welcome to another Chit Chat Day!

So, I have to say I am so proud of myself so far this year!  I have eaten really healthy this week limiting my sugary snacks that I love so much.  I’ve also given up my Coke Zero….I’m still missing it, ha!  2015 … Continue Reading »

Christmas Gift Ideas 2014

Christmas Gift Ideas 2014

Dec 12, 2014 | Tags:

Hard to believe Christmas will be here so soon! I’ve put together some Christmas gift ideas 2014 for you today! Mostly my favorite things that would make great gifts for the women in your life. A couple of these things are great for the guys too!

Loooove the new Poloroid Cameras.  I keep saying I am going to get one and just haven’t yet.  Urban Outfitters has this one and some others available.
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Chit Chat

Chit Chat Fortieth Edition

Nov 21, 2014 | Tags:

Happy Friday to you! Another Chit Chat Edition today :)

Flour was flying in the kitchen earlier this week with all of the cookies I was making!  Had a fun cookie exchange with some of the ladies in my church Tuesday night.

I made dozens of my Perfect M and M Cookies and Brown Butter Soft Batch Style Gingersnaps.  2 of my absolute favorite cookies.  I highly recommend them for your upcoming parties or cookie exchanges.

I used my friend Amanda’s fun decorating ideas from her post HERE.

I know Thanksgiving is coming up sooooo soon.  I’ve got to remind you, my all-time favorite Stuffing recipe is HERE.  I will be make a double batch for my family.  It is AMAZING :)  Definitely going to try to get as much cooking and baking that I can on Wednesday night.  I could use a good workout Thursday morning before all of the eating festivities begin, lol!  We literally have a Thanksgiving lunch with my family then dinner with my husband’s family.  Hope I can pace myself!

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Chit Chat

Chit Chat Thirty Ninth Edition

Nov 14, 2014 | Tags:

Happy Friday to you! A little chit chat today :)

So happy to be back from my crazy travel schedule last week.  I went from Nashville for the Pillsbury Bake-Off to New York City for a Fisher Nuts event with Chef Alex Guarnaschelli back to back.  Both were great, but was I ever glad to get home to my boys!

There really is just something about NYC this is so exciting.  As crazy as Time Square is, I LOVE walking through the streets.  It’s nuts, but amazing.
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The Pillsbury Bake-Off

Chit Chat Thirty Eighth Edition The Pillsbury Bake Off

Nov 7, 2014 | Tags:

So excited to share my trip to The Pillsbury Bake-Off in Nashville!

Insert live honkey tonk country music blaring in the background for these adorable contestants….Nashville is awesome!  People were dancing and cheering this group on as they took their “Grand March” before starting the competition.
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Chit Chat Thirty Eighth Edition

Oct 24, 2014 | Tags:

Happy Friday to you! A little chit chat today!

Halloween is coming, yay!  Lots of chili and dressing up next weekend.  Can NOT wait :)  Need a GOOD chili recipe for your parties?  Try THIS ONETHIS ONE, THIS ONE and THIS ONE.  Some of my favorites :)

Anyone watching new shows on TV this season?!  While I edit my photos and write my … Continue Reading »

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