healthy dinner in 20 minutes! [recipe]

30-minute meals. I love them. I have been cooking them for years. They are healthy. They are quick. And you can totally overindulge, if  you choose. [INGREDIENTS] 4 skinless bonless chicken breasts 1.5 cups of sliced portobello mushrooms 1 large red bell peppers, sliced 1 cup organic spinach 1lb fresh asparagus spears Seasoning (I used…

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11 Simple & Easy Birthday Party Decor Ideas

Happy Friday, everyone! I hope you all had a great week! What a busy, busy week but overall a fantastic week full of wonderful surprises. It’s funny how life has a way of happening. And the best way to handle it all is to be able to adjust accordingly. Arianna was invited to a friend’s…

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Tips on How to Care for Freshly Cut Flowers

My obsession with fresh cut flowers is no joke. There’s just something about fresh cut flowers that just adds a bit of sophistication and warmth to a space. And I take a more unofficial approach to arranging my floral blooms. On any given day you will find fresh cut flowers around the townhouse. And over…

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20 Home Office Inspirations

A beautifully designed functional home office makes for a productive work day. An office or workspace that is not properly set up can lead to zero creativity and a general lack of motivation. Both of which I am sad to say, I have been suffering from for way too long. I have had tons of…

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Flashback Friday: Fall in Northern Virginia

I captured this photo with my Samsung Galaxy Note II when fall foliage was in full bloom back in November 2013. I love it, it’s absolutely gorgeous. There’s so much going on in the photo from the reflection on the water, to the beautiful + colorful fall foliage, to the landscape, to the clouds, to…

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Stripes

Stripes. One of the coolest, Nautical. classic, timeless, clean, Victorian patterns. From fashion to furnishings, stripes usually give that subtle wow factor. This summer stripes was everywhere, I personally have like five or more stripped dresses. I wore one last week with a denim + floral vest / tunic piece over it. So naturally, over…

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five strategies for a successful blog

Blogging has become one of the fasted growing ways to increase overall brand awareness online in that it gives customers the opportunity to stay abreast on new product development and services. Blogging is fun. Blogging successfully and staying on topic is difficult to do whether it’s a personal, corporate or nonprofit blogs. I find the following…

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#DIY: no-carve #Halloween pumpkin

This past weekend, baby Aria and I went to Cox Farms in Centreville, Virginia. We has a FANTASTIC time walking around visiting with all the farm animals and they were lots of them: goats, donkeys, bunch of little piggy, horses, rabbits, and baby chicks to name a few. Mommy indulged in some awesome farm foods: hot dog +…

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20 superfoods for weight loss

It seems we’re always striving for a healthy waistline, always. I don’t know about you, but I am, and for reasons other than being a size 2 again. If you’re not, then you should for a whole lot of health reasons–heart and kidney health and overall physiological and emotional health. SO when I see articles…

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